Postcards for EarthBound
Last week I showed off some of the EarthBound/MOTHER stuff I’m selling on eBay, now here’s some stuff from other sellers. There seems to be a surge in the amount of stuff overall, I guess it’s because this is the shopping season now.
Anyway, here’s some stuffs!
I think I’ve seen this particular air freshener before, but it was gone until recently. As most crazy fans know by now, this was a prize you could win by sending in your best guess for the “mystery smell card” in the back of the EarthBound Player’s Guide. Apparently they sent one of these to everyone who participated, I guess they were expecting a really big turnout but then only got a small response. So there’s not a whole lot of these around, which is why they tend to go for crazy prices nowadays.
Looking back, I kinda wish I had taken part in the contest, I just remember being confused by the smell and worrying that I’d get it completely wrong and not win anything. Stupid kid me!
This is probably even rarer – you got not only the air freshener but the little note that contest participants received in the mail together with the air freshener back in the day. This one’s only four cents more than the one above, so if you’re REALLY going for one of these Mach Pizza air fresheners, this is the one I’d probably recommend, assuming all else is equal (like that this one isn’t haunted or something).
New copies of EarthBound are hard to come by, and they usually get expensive really fast. If money is no object and you’re a huge fan (or collector) then this is for you!
Man, another brand new item! MOTHER 3 Deluxe Boxes are already kind of few in number and expensive as it is. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a brand new one hit eBay, so if you got some extra gold bars lying around then this might be for you.
I feel kinda bad because this guy is selling a hell of a good SNES library – got all the Final Fantasies, Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, Super Metroid, and a bunch more.
In Japan, autographs and such are usually done on “autograph boards”, usually including a doodle or some sort of text along with the autograph. This particular one is signed by Shigesato Itoi and includes text that translates to something like “An infant’s great big yawn”. I’m assuming it’s from something he’s come up with in the past, anyone know?
And here’s another one he’s done, this one says something like, “However hard I try, I just can’t seem to be friends with myself.”
If you’re a really intense collector, then maybe having the series’ creator’s autograph will interest you. The buy-it-now prices are staggering though – 30,000 yen! So if you’re gonna get one of them, I’d do normal bidding rather than the buy it now thing. Of course, you’d need to go through a company like Celga if you don’t live in Japan but want to bid on Japanese auctions.
Well, that’s all for now – if you come across any cool auctions (whether it’s eBay, Yahoo Auctions Japan, or elsewhere), lemme know!
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8 Comments to Merch Watch for Nov. 27, 2011
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- 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.