Itoi, Iwata, and Old MOTHER 3
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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