Update on Missing Information

Retail prices on the 6 standard controllers (Indigo, Jet Black, Spice Orange, Indigo/Clear, Platinum and Emerald Blue) in South Korea and their precise release dates (December 14th 2002). Precise release date of the Mario controller from VIP 24:7 in Europe (2005). Original price (Stars) for the Grey WaveBird from VIP 24:7 in Europe. Precise releaseContinue reading “Update on Missing Information”

The Rumours and Mockups

Ever since Nintendo hinted about the existence of the Dolphin project, fans have been drawing (and making) mockups of what the next gen controller could be. I’ve seen a bunch of them going through my research for this site, and funnily, some of them are still confused to be real prototype units. A bit ohContinue reading “The Rumours and Mockups”

A Look Inside a GC Controller Prototype

I thought I’d share a teardown of my NR Disc (Full Speed) controller as a followup to the page I wrote on the Ver.B devkit controllers. The seal (sticker on the handle) was already peeled off when I bought it – the controller however was never opened before, as the screws were sealed with threadContinue reading “A Look Inside a GC Controller Prototype”

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”