The Forgotten E3 2002 WaveBird

The WaveBird was announced all the way back at Space World 2000, and after a bunch of delays, was finally released on June 10th 2002 in the US. However, about two weeks before it hit the shelves, a few managed to slip into the hands of avid Nintendo fans. It was offered as a MarioContinue reading “The Forgotten E3 2002 WaveBird”

The Club Nintendo Controllers (2/2)

You can read part one here: The Club Nintendo Controllers (1/2) Alright, we covered the Club Nintendo, Mario and Luigi GameCube controllers in the last post, but after the October 2004 N.O.M. (Nintendo Online Magazine) issue, three more were to be released; Gundam Char WaveBird, Club Nintendo WaveBird and Wario. Let’s dive into it! TheContinue reading “The Club Nintendo Controllers (2/2)”

The Nintendo VIP 24:7 Controllers

When I struggle to find information on a controller, it’s usually due to a language barrier; I don’t speak Japanese or any of the Asian tongues, so I have to crawl my way there using a funky mix of the Wayback Machine and Google translate. However, for the case of the Nintendo VIP 24:7 controllers,Continue reading “The Nintendo VIP 24:7 Controllers”

The Mystery of the 900 MHz WaveBird

It’s been going on for over a decade, there is a rumour circulating around about a 900 MHz version of the WaveBird, supposedly an early version that was later upgraded to 2.4 GHz. However as much as I searched, I’ve never found an official statement it, not even a confirmation of its existence. Just anContinue reading “The Mystery of the 900 MHz WaveBird”

Club Nintendo WaveBird Original Price – A Quick Update

For those who have seen HamarFan’s original article, you may have noticed that every Club Nintendo controllers had their original price listed in the description… except for the Club Nintendo WaveBird. This information seemingly got lost, no news articles were written about it in any language, and Nintendo nuked their Club Nintendo website (see previousContinue reading “Club Nintendo WaveBird Original Price – A Quick Update”

IGN’s Bad Crop

Back in the early days of my collection, I found an old article by IGN that talked about a special WaveBird for Japan. The article lost some of its shape, it used to come with this badly cropped picture, which seemed to be from an official promotion. A lot of questions came from it. IContinue reading “IGN’s Bad Crop”