Shigesato Itoi Fishes for Comedy
January 3rd, 2010 | Weekly Round-Up
Things’ve been a bit busy lately so last week’s weekly roundup had to take a vacation. But now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things!
So here’s a look at some of the EarthBound stuff from around the Internet from the past week or two:
- A Decade Gone by – Best Games of the Decade
- The gamer’s 12 days of Christmas
- The seven best videogame manuals of all time
- EarthBound cosplay pics
- Feliz um-ano-a-menos-para-2012!
- LPdLG: Fin [INOCENTADA]
- ¡Mother 3 traducido por completo!
- SA Photoshop Phriday
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
Merchandise-wise, these past few weeks were very quiet for EarthBound. Also, almost all the EarthBound carts with buy-it-now are currently over $100; they usually average between $70 and $80. I guess there was a run on carts for the holidays or sellers are hoping to cash in on the holiday season with higher prices.
Anyway, here’s some cool stuff that showed up this past week that fans and collectors might want to check out. Remember that you can also see all the EarthBound / MOTHER stuff on eBay all gathered in one handy place here!
- EarthBound cartridge with strategy guide
- MOTHER 2 4-panel manga comic book – somewhat rare, not even I have this one. I wonder what it’s like.
- MOTHER 3 Deluxe Box complete with MOTHER 3 Game Boy Micro, Franklin Badge, and all that good stuff – pretty sweet price too!
- EarthBound + Chrono Trigger + Final Fantasy II + Final Fantasy II + many other Super NES games!
- 6 SNES games including Earthbound, Breath of Fire 1, and Breath of Fire 2
- Official MOTHER 2 Piano Music Book – really hard to get, so if you’re a collector, boing dakota zoom
- EarthBound Display Box in mint condition – these are generally pretty rare
And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:
- MOTHER 3 Mr. Saturn plush – even with import fees and all that sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to get these this way
- MOTHER 2 sheet music
- MOTHER 1+2 Mr. Saturn Art Book
And stuff on Amazon:
- There’s an EarthBound Player’s Guide for $59.99 this week on Amazon. EarthBound carts are insane prices right now though, starting at just $120 for the cart alone 😯
What’s Up With Itoi
- Nothing too much of interest from Itoi lately, just lots of stuff about time flying and the new year. Looking back at last year, he seems to only talks about anything MOTHER-related only once or twice a year.
Mitch sent me this many months ago, now’s a good time to use it I think 😛
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