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September 13th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Kind of a slow week this week, but some cool stuff still popped up. A couple magazine scans, info about the Mr. Saturn stuff in arcades, info about the EB0 prototypes, and more.
There’s not a whole lot more to say, so let us take a look at what’s transpired this past week!
- Did a little bit more work on MOTHER 1+2 as mentioned in a post this week here. This project is pretty low on my priority list though because I have more important stuff that requires my time.
- This last week was actually one of the better weeks for the site, I guess a lot of people are coming in from stumbleupon, though I don’t know why.
- Detailed info about the EarthBound Zero prototypes all in one location
- Mr. Saturn in Japanese arcades!
- MOTHER 3 in NGamer magazine
- EarthBound 64 in a German magazine
- Fan-made Ness plushie
- A cool re-made EarthBound Zero intro
- Hip Hop Mr. Saturn
- Cool MOTHER 3 second-to-last boss battle remix
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Perhaps the biggest merch news this week is that a lot of the new MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn plushes have been hitting eBay. In Japanese auctions, they sell for $40-ish with buy-it-now, but over here sellers are still inflating the price like crazy to things like $150. But if you keep checking regularly, you’ll probably find one for a decent price. I think I saw like five or more this past week, I’m guessing we’ll only start to see more in the coming weeks.
EarthBound Mother 3 Mr Saturn Dosei Plush Doseisan 2
Anyway, here’s a lot of other stuff that showed up on eBay this week that’s worth checking out. Remember that you can check to see all the EarthBound and MOTHER stuff currently on eBay here. And if you’re into RSS feeds, check out this one, it will keep you somewhat up-to-date with EarthBound merch as it shows up on eBay.
- Huge lot of SNES games + SNES, including EarthBound, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, Zelda, and more
- EarthBound Super Nintendo SNES complete box game guide
- EaRTHbOuND Nintendo Player’s Guide
- EarthBound cart for a decent price AND free shipping!
- Mother 3 Courage Badge Keychain New Earthbound RARE
- RARE Mother 3 LTD DELUXE BOX Gameboy Advance Micro GBM
- Super Nintendo SNES Earthbound Earth Bound CB Box Boxed
- Rare EARTHBOUND RPG SNES Excellent! Game Super Nintendo
- SNES LOT EARTHBOUND WITH GUIDE SUPER MARIO ALL STARS
- EarthBound (Super Nintendo / SNES) Earth Bound TESTED!
- MOTHER 2 Cartridge – only $3!
- MOTHER 2 Cartridge + Box and stuff – only $9.99!
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- A bunch of the new Mr. Saturn plushies all together! Play ladder with them!
- Mr. Saturn plushie with a very low buy-it-now price
- Official MOTHER 3 Franklin Badge T-Shirt – out of print and rare!
- Mr. Saturn explosion!
I also found some stuff on Amazon:
- What I Played this Summer
- Beatles e game music: tudo a ver
- A Message to Nintendo
- Mother 3 DS boxart is inspiring
- XSEED Interview with Ken Berry
- When gaming becomes a chore
- Harmony comic updated
- The Chosen Four comic updated
- The Late Show with Lucas
- $238 Pizza
- Mani Mani Tales comic updated
Honk. I can’t possibly keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community, so if you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool that belongs here, let me know!
What’s Up With Itoi
- He didn’t get political when he said this, but Itoi mentioned how it’s strange that nowadays people (in Japan, specifically) vote for the political party rather than like in the older days, when it was more about the individual people and their individual platforms. I’m guessing he brought this up because of all the stuff that went on recently with the prime minister elections there and the incumbent getting his head handed to him.
- Itoi also talked about something he calls “grownup purchases” – things you buy because you wanted to buy it as a kid but couldn’t at the time. In his case, he bought a ton of Beatles stuff this week, even though he had all of the music already. He spent most of the week talking about how awesome the remastering is and how he listens to a little bit of their re-released music per day. He was definitely very excited by all this Beatles stuff going on.
I don’t have any plans for this next week, we’ll just go through the queue some more.
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17 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #35
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.