Gradius III is intriguing, but it's nothing worth going out of your way to get, especially for 800 points. Probably an intentionally weak VC week so as to not take the spotlight away from the new Pokemon release.
The Wisdom of Homsar: AaAaAa! I'm a trendy tote bag!
Happened to me, too ... You'll probably just end up getting a model of the lighthouse (like the model of Katrina's Tent that the mayor gives you at Halloween); although I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised by something slightly better