During a trip to Amsterdam, I bought one of the new BC-less blue Wii's. Here are some things I noticed: 1. Inserting a GameCube disc causes the drive to not take in the disc, make some noises like it's jammed (gave me a scare), and then spit the disc out as if it was a disc that someone had grabbed and prevented from going in. 2. It runs a plain old version of System Menu 4.3E; the Disc Channel still shows both a Wii disc and a GC disc. 3. It has a standard set of IOS's, I was able to install the HBC, BootMii, IOS236, and cIOS d2x v7. 4. BC v6 and MIOS v10 are, for some reason, still being preinstalled on these new Wii's. I wonder why... 5. The top of the Wii, where there would be the GC ports, there is a separate piece of plastic that I presume can be removed without removing anything else; it is screwed on by 3 screws. I wonder if there's a surprise underneath, like GC ports. Discuss. Post if someone wants me to try something.