WaveBird Gundam Char GameCube Controller

  • Regions: JPN
  • Club Nintendo reward program standalone release
  • Rarity: 1 of 1000
  • Release date:
    • JPN: December 9th 2004 to
      January 31st 2005
  • Club Nintendo Price:
    • JPN: Lottery prize
  • Red receiver
  • Internals variations: T2
  • Stamp variations: CE 0125


Copper red top shell and dark red bottom shell, with a matching copper red receiver and a yellow “Char” logo. It was released as a standalone accessory through the Club Nintendo reward program in Japan.


  • This controller is themed around Char, a character from the Mobile Suit: Gundam series.
  • This Gundam Char WaveBird was released as a limited offer from the Club Nintendo reward program, where only 1000 were given to customers who followed a very specific process, making it the second rarest official GameCube controller.
  • This controller was offered between December 9th 2004 and January 31st 2005. The customer had to register “Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Zeta Gundam” to their Club Nintendo account, then they were entered into a draw for one of the 1000 exclusive WaveBirds. It was expected to be delivered through February 2005.
  • The original promotion for this offer can be seen here: https://web.archive.org/web/20041204085011/https://www.nintendo.co.jp/club/gvsz/index.html
  • This is the only WaveBird variant to have a unique matching copper red receiver, the three other variants have a grey receiver.
  • This controller comes with a special sticker on the back side of the controller near the Nintendo logo.
  • To confirm the winners of the draw, Club Nintendo sent a red certificate to the lucky fans ahead of the delivery of the prize. This certificate was often lost, and so a full Gundam Char WaveBird set is hard to come by. See the certificate with its translation provided by Shairn below.
Sotsu Agency, the owner of the Mobile Suit: Gundam franchise.
“Club Nintendo campaign prize
Delivery instructions

We are truly grateful for your continued appreciation for Nintendo products.

As you have been selected in the Club Nintendo campaign, a campaign prize will be sent to you shortly.

We look forward to your continued patronage at Club Nintendo.”

Standalone Packaging

Official Artwork