The Wind Waker t-shirt available on Club Nintendo Japan

JohnAugust 27th, 2013 by John

club_nintendologoClub Nintendo is a great way to acquire rare gaming merchandise, straight from Nintendo itself. Although it serves as a generous incentive to purchase and register games, the issue is often raised concerning how certain regions often seem to receive better rewards than others. One of the most recent cases of this perhaps lies in Japan’s Club Nintendo, which have just started stocking a very impressive trio of t-shirts based on recent and upcoming Wii U games, including The Wind Waker HD. Hit the jump to find out more.

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As you can see, the t-shirt incorporates Link’s traditional crawfish design on a sky-blue background, similar to the shirt which he dons at the beginning of the game on Outset Island. In addition to this, the t-shirt features a small crest of the Royal Family of Hyrule on the back, to emphasize the relation to the Zelda series. It is made of 100% cotton, and like all Club Nintendo products, is strictly limited in number.

The shirts are available to purchase for 600 points each, but the price is reduced to 400 if the corresponding game is registered on Club Nintendo before the 31st of October. It still remains to be seen whether these shirts will reach western shores, but given the fact that Japanese Club Nintendo items are rarely made for sale in their western counterparts, it seems fairly unlikely at this stage.

The other two t-shirts up for sale are based on Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101, and can be seen on Japan’s Club Nintendo page here.

But what do you think? Is this t-shirt something which you would purchase yourself? What’s your take on the fairness of distribution of Club Nintendo items internationally? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Club Nintendo Japan

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  • Triplezd

    First!!!!

  • A.rae

    Noooo!!! finally something I actually want, please bring this to NA club Nintendo!

    • Ernest Peiris

      Tell that to Nintendo, not Zelda Dungeon.

  • Clayton

    third

  • Elijah Mowatt-Larssen

    Club Nintendo America has no freaking rewards! I have so many coins that I never use xD
    Why can’t we have this!? :P

    • yolo

      its worse in australia/new zealand

      • sexyaussiekirkland

        IKR it is so fricking bad here. Hey, wanna spend 2000 points on a tote bag? No. Thanks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

        Try Scandinavia.. No Club at all.. :(

      • Elijah Mowatt-Larssen

        Oh yeah. Sorry :p I guess I’m too picky xD But we really don’t get that much. All cheap crap like Wii straps, shoelaces, etc.

    • Raphael Gouin

      I’m betting some Zelda related stuff are coming for north america,just be patient and check often!

  • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

    Even Club Nintendo is region locked! :C

    • Ernest Peiris

      Yup :(

  • Jake

    At first I was like, why is there a fucking lobster.

  • Ray

    That Wonderful 101 t-shirt is so sick.

    Please bring it to the American store!?

  • Brandon

    I would buy it

  • Eric Faulkner

    That looks more like an ad for Joe’s Crab Shack than a Zelda Wind Waker Tee.

    • MrE

      When is the last time you played Wind Waker?

  • VizardJeffhog

    OH HEY SOMETHING I’D ACTUALLY SPEND MY COINS ON.
    YA KNOW WHAT ELSE I’D SPEND MY COINS ON? PHYSICAL SOUNDTRACKS THAT, AGAIN, ARE CLUB NINTENDO JP-EXCLUSIVE.

    IT’D BE REALLY NICE IF WE HAD ALL THESE THINGS, BUT NO. OKAY. I’LL JUST LET MY 1500+ COINS REMAIN USELESS IN MY ACCOUNT UNTIL THEY EXPIRE (YES IT’S A THING THAT CAN AND LIKELY WILL HAPPEN).

    • LonelyGuardian

      Exactly, The worst to me so far was the FE: Awakening soundtrack that was JP club only. OH and the, if I remember right, the free game that UK club got after having registered certain games NIntendo was promoting…at least US got the $30 off for FE & SMT IV..

  • Renanzeiro

    Well, I’m brazilian, and my complaint is that we’re not allowed to sing up for club nintendo at all :(

    • VizardJeffhog

      Dude, that blows. D;

    • deslandes

      eu te entendo cara

  • Joanna S

    CLUB NINTENDO JAPAN, Y U NO SHARE?

  • ecylisis

    600 POINTS?
    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY SHEIT

  • Nefirzum

    I got a hole friggin lot of points over the years but since I’m from Sweden we don’t get to register for the club -_-

    • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

      Same shit here in Norway ..

  • KingHarkinian

    got the polo shirt last year, going for this one as well.

  • hollander

    kreeft shirt
    corfish

  • Lemmy Koopa

    If this and the Pikmin 3 shirt don’t come to the other regions, i will get mad, the current prizes for NA are sad. Only the Game & Watch was good, but that’s out of stock.

  • itsameluigi1290

    Perfect for wearing at Long John Silver’s!

  • NeonMatt

    and what does club nintendo america get… absolutely nothing, i have had coins for so long because there is nothing that i would waste my coins on….

  • CChaplin

    There is a much better crawfish shirt on RedBubble, I’ve had mine for about a year. If you search “wind waker shirt” it should be one of the first results. Of course it isn’t *free* like Club Nintendo rewards, but it’s something!

  • wrendalex

    I am not part of club Nintendo, but the shirt doesn’t look that cool. I mean you need the hylian crest to tell it is Zelda related.

    • Ernest Peiris

      Not unless your a hardcore Zelda fan or even played Wind Waker, Wind Waker’s starting suit is like iconic!

  • BigHairyFart

    It looks almost nothing like the craw fish shirt from WW. Look:

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnav8iy9te1qd1x84o1_400.png

    The squiggly line is far shrunken down, the sleeves are way too short, & don’t have the white ring at the end.

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