Before MyNintendo became Club Nintendo I had been collecting those little registration cards inside of first party Nintendo games. It was nice to be able to see my collection online, and where all of my money was going--like seeing my bank statement in whimsical Nintendo form saying “yousa so poor.” I had an envious eye toward our Japanese brethren who were receiving amazing items from a little thing called Club Nintendo. Limited edition games, controllers, soundtracks and other peripherals. I was jealous--incredibly jealous. Why oh why was Nintendo of America depriving its loyal North American consumers of these amazing rewards? A few years passed and in 2008 Nintendo of America finally announced that Club Nintendo was coming to America to the cries of joy from millions of Nintendo fans! But guess what?