|The four release versions of the New Nintendo 3DS XL for North America (Source: Nintendo)|
- standard red
- standard black
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D limited edition
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate GameStop-exclusive edition
Now, I didn't know or care anything about the new 3DS XL, other then to note how pretty the cover of K's new toy was. K had of course ordered me the Monster Hunter 4 game itself, which I was more than happy to play on my old 3DS XL. But K kept raving on and on about how awesome the new system was, with its improved 3D face tracking, built-in second analog stick, and faster processing speed. Finally, he had convinced himself that I definitely needed to upgrade. Mmm sorry, not interested. There are plenty of other things I'd rather spend $200 on than a new handheld console when my current one works perfectly fine.
|No more going cross-eyed when looking at 3D images (Source: GameStop)|
Now it might surprise you, but in our family K is the shopping expert, and when he wants something hard to find, he uses NowInStock.net as his go-to product availability tracker. Apparently it combs the Internet for hard-to-find items and lets you know as soon as they're back in stock. Using that site, he was able to find a couple red 3DS XLs (my second choice) at Walmart and Toys "R" Us. But then, a random comment was posted about someone was selling an unopened Monster Hunter edition at near original price because she had mistakenly ordered the wrong design and just got the Majora's Mask one that she actually wanted. Now she was looking to give her extra unit to a true Monster Hunter fan - not just someone who would turn around and sell it on eBay for a profit. Therefore, in order to qualify as a buyer, you had to provide proof of your love of monsters.
|Check out that crisp, blue dragon logo with the brushed silver metal background... so sexy!|
* In Monster Hunter, a golden gargwa egg is a rare item that you can sometimes surprise a gargwa bird into dropping. So it's kinda like a golden goose egg. ^_~
What's the coolest, hard-to-get thing someone has ever gotten for you? Or vice versa, have you ever found something rare for a loved one?