Itoi Speaks From 9 Years in the Past
December 13th, 2009 | Weekly Round-Up
Kind of a slow week this week while I fought the busy monster, but let’s see what EarthBound-ish stuff happened around the net during the past seven days.
- Project Antivent – Day Thirteen
- Galaxy Express in a nutshell
- EarthBound Saga – Chapter 2
- Coolest Video Game Inspired Christmas Ornaments
- GameSetBaiyon: ‘An Audience with Hirokazu Hip Tanaka’
- Let’s Play Mother 3 Chapter : The Suspicious Peddler
- Favorite games of the decade!
- Shattered Perversion | Earthbound (Mother 2)
If you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool and EarthBound-related that belongs here, let me know! Obey me!
Cool Auctions & Merchandise
The really big news this week of course was the EarthBound prototype/review cart that showed up on eBay. Some other really good deals snuck in under the radar though, so here are the goods.
Remember you can also see all the EarthBound / MOTHER stuff on eBay all gathered in one handy place here!
- Official MOTHER 1 Novel – tough to get outside of Japan and only $23!
- Another copy of the MOTHER 1 novel for a few bucks more – maybe it has better quality or something than the one above
- MOTHER 2 Treasure Chest of Secrets strategy guide – hard to get, almost seems like a proto-EarthBound Player’s Guide from the variety of art and pictures
- Official MOTHER 2 Novel – also hard to get outside of Japan. A bit pricey here, but well worth it if you’re a collector. Some details from the first few chapters here
- MOTHER 1+2 Mr. Saturn Strap – new
- Earthbound, complete with box and guide – very good deal
- Lot of 6 Super NES games, including EarthBound and Breath of Fire 1 and 2
- EarthBound + Chrono Trigger + Super Mario RPG
- 3-inch Handmade Ness Figurine
- Big lot of Super NES games including EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, Breath of Fire II, Lufia, 7th Saga and more
- Handmade Mr. Saturn Plush
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- Giant Mr. Saturn plush
- That rare MOTHER 2 store poster didn’t sell last week, so it’s back up for cheaper it looks like
And stuff on Amazon:
- EarthBound prices start at $79 this week – cheaper than many eBay copies lately
- EarthBound Player’s Guide is available again, there’s one for $80 – interesting how the guide goes for as much if not more than the game 😛
What’s Up With Itoi
- Not a whole lot of interesting stuff this week, but one thing that stood out was that apparently Itoi has a boat license. He says he hasn’t actually used it for anything for years, but he renews it every time he needs to, so he’s going to renew it again soon.
A lot of people studied last week’s “what’s wrong with this pic” very hard. Eventually, all of the differences were spotted. It took a while though because most people were distracted by the obvious changes I put in there to throw them off of the hard changes 😛
So here’s this week’s. It’s a little easier than the previous ones, so give it a shot!
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12 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #48
- 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.
- NecrosaroIII: Itoi setting up his retirement
- Kamrom: My Recipe For Earthbound Rock Candy: 1. Get rock candy 2. Pour sugar on it 3. Watch as the sugar falls off 4. Eat the rock candy, clean up...