EarthBound’s Marketing $2 Million?
December 6th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
This week was surprisingly active on EB Central, lots of cameo-related stuff especially. Now let’s see what other EarthBound stuff has gone on around the internet this week, shall we?
- Mother 3 – A superb game, but it fails to match Earthbound
- Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3’s rope snake
- OILD – Winters
- You Could Be The Proud Owner Of Earthbound Zero – someone should point this out to TokyoGuy
- Homeward Bound: More Earthbound For The US
- Radio Free Nintendo: Episode 172
- By This Time Next Year: Volume 3
- Mother 3 Spieletagebuch Teil 4
I live on the moon in a cave, so 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!
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
Some really cool EarthBound stuff showed up on eBay this week, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget you can also see all the EarthBound / MOTHER stuff on eBay all gathered in one handy place here!
- Earthbound Mach Pizza Air Freshener – extremely rare and not set at an insane price!
- EarthBound with Player’s Guide for only $84.99! – if this auction isn’t a mistake, then it’s probably the EarthBound deal of the year 😯
- MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box Set with Game Boy Micro
- MOTHER 1+2 Keychain Bag – what a strange auction, this is one of the bags those MOTHER 1+2 keychains came in. I’ve never seen them sold by themselves, wonder what it’ll go for…
- Rare MOTHER 2 manga – there’s another one for like $150 or something right now, so this will probably be a good deal. Plus unlike the other manga, this is more like a conventional comic that tells the entire story of the game and was illustrated by the game’s character designer.
- New MOTHER 3 Courage Badge Keychain
- EarthBound + Final Fantasy III + Zelda Super NES game lot!
- MOTHER 3 Perfect Guide – an out of print MOTHER 3 strategy guide, don’t see it on eBay too often
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- Official MOTHER 2 T-shirt!
- Mr. Saturn Art Book with unopened Mr. Saturn plush
- Super-rare Takuya Kimura MOTHER 2 in-store poster!
- MOTHER 2 manga set, very good deal
- Cool-looking MOTHER series fan music CD
And stuff on Amazon:
- EarthBound’s gone up in price quite a bit this week on Amazon, averaging $100+. Crazy.
What’s Up With Itoi
- This week Itoi seemed to talk about food a lot. One thing that seemed interesting was that he got up in the middle of night wanting ice cream he had in the freezer. He thought about that fact and realized that many decades ago people liked to imagine what the “world of tomorrow” would be like, with space travel and weird gizmos and all kinds of weird stuff, but in that short moment he realized that in one sense it’s become the “age in which you can have ice cream in the middle of the night if you want to”.
It took readers a while, but last week’s “what’s wrong with this picture” was finally completely figured out. Most overlooked was the change in the text 😛
So here’s this week’s “find out what’s wrong with this pic”. Be sure to look closely!
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