Club Nintendo to offer colorful 3DS XL charging cradles

Time to hunt down all your outstanding Club Nintendo registration cards: Nintendo today revealed that a selection of colorful Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradles will be available on the North American Club Nintendo for 500 coins starting on Oct. 31.

The original 3DS included a charging cradle which let owners plug their cables in and plunk their systems down to charge when not in use. The 3DS XL didn't ship with its version of the non-essential-but-still-neat accessory, and until now you'd have to pay $19 to order a black one from Nintendo's official site.

Only a limited quantity will be available, and we expect them to go fast. You'd better start filling out surveys now if you want to get your favorite color.