Released: 2009 | Manufacturer: Nintendo
My favorite video game memorabilia is always the promotional stuff. Places like GameStop and Toys R Us, just to name a couple, are always bombarded with oddball little items to push new hardware and software, things that you can’t get outside of being an employee, or knowing someone who is!
When Nintendo released DSi back in 2009, this keychain and magnet were its way of drumming up excitement. I love the way Nintendo used the DSi’s interface icons on both. I still think that the DS Lite is my favorite of the console’s four iterations, but the DSi was definitely notable for pushing Nintendo’s hardware in a new direction. Till next time, dear readers!