Just Slap EarthBound On It
A while back, I stumbled upon a Japanese auction for a Japanese MOTHER 2 phone card. Until then, I never even knew they existed, so it was a pretty cool find. I posted it during one of the weekly round-ups and regular site visitor and EarthBound merchandise collector neonix won it:
(note: neonix blurred out the bar codes on purpose, it doesn’t look smeared like that normally 😛 )
The phone card art is by Benimaru Itoh, the character designer for MOTHER 2 and EarthBound 64. He’s also done a lot of other stuff for Nintendo too. He also did the MOTHER 2 manga called “Ness’ Great Adventure”, which is a retelling of the story in EarthBound, and where this card gets its art.
Anyway, the manga is pretty interesting and pretty rare, but this phone card is MUCH more rare. I don’t know how many were made, but probably only a handful at most. So if you ever come across one, try to get it if you can!
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30 Comments to Rare MOTHER 2 Phone Card
- Mike: Also, I have to post once more to say: The cover texture effect is incredible and so Earthboundy. So many details like that make this utterly...
- Mike: I just received my copy this week, and it is amazing. The fact that you didn’t just throw a bunch of Earthbound localization facts, but...
- Jeff Shot First: My copy arrived today! It is… amazing. I haven’t put it down yet. I don’t really know what else to say. I think...
- TanukiDan: I can’t wait to get it! Would you mind if I talked about it on my lame youtube once I get it?
- Lochy: This looks awesome. Hopefully I can buy it as an after christmas present for myself. What an absolute treat!