A very cool surprise arrived at the Panic Towers the other month — me! (Well, a tiny version. Tinier than normal, anyway.)
This amazing figurine was manufactured by the smart folks at Fabjectory, previously well known for their ability to immortalize in solid plastic via a rapid-prototyping machine your own Second Life avatar, that is probably named "Purrlin" and is a sexy cat/fox gothic-lolita magician. I kid. Anyway, they've branched into Miis!
They even sent over a special-edition sad Cabel...
...from my blog post back in the day when my brand-new Wii broke.
(Which reminds me, did I mention I just had to send in my Xbox 360 for a second time for repair? :rolleyes: I mean, someone gets fired when a design mistake costs a company one billions dollars, right? Anyway.)
To give you a helpful sense of the scale of this figurine, here I am hanging out with some Pikmin!
Although I do look slightly more ethnic in this figurine than I do in real life, it's a pretty cool thing to have sitting on my desk. You can get your own mini-Mii at Fabjectory, starting at $50.
So then, Noby comes and visits us from Japan, and drops off the following.
Hmm! It's from Club Nintendo, the amazing Japanese-only loyalty system where you get points redeemable for awesome bonus cool things by simply buying the games you would have bought anyway. Grr.
It's shrouded in mystery...
Hey, it's Mii, again! And now I'm laser etched! (Ouch!)
I'm now a permanent part of a Mii controller battery cover, fulfilling a life-long dream. I will let no one touch this controller, for it is clearly mine. If you come over to my house, and you use this controller, and you lose in a game and say "my controller is broken", I will retort back in an annoying tone, "actually, it's not your controller!". Then I will request you return it. ZING ZING!
Can you get one? Painfully, as far as I know, this was a one-time only Nintendo Japan promotion — one that was free of charge, no less, as an end-of-year bonus for any Club Nintendo member who bought a certain amount of stuff. It's true: Nintendo of America can go suck a grapefruit. That said, it seems like a clever laser-etching company in the USA would get in on this action, doesn't it?
Anyway, that's enough Mii to last a while.
PS: There's one completely insane snack food product I had to share before I go.