Shigesato Itoi, Giygas, and Boobies
There’s been a lot of big EarthBound series news lately, and here’s one that I’ve quickly covered on the past few live streams: a Saturn Valley-themed Hobonichi Planner cover will be released this September! Here’s a look at the current sample: Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, already released an Onett-themed cover for last year, so it looks like he’s hoping to make ...Read More »
Takara Tomy has been releasing all sorts of MOTHER 2-related merchandise over the past year or two, including MOTHER 2 figurines and MOTHER 2 straps. Well, the time has come at last for MOTHER 1 to get some capsule toy love – starting this August in Japan, you’ll be able to get MOTHER 1 figure straps too! There’s not much info on these yet, except that they’ll be available...Read More »
GameStop yesterday (courtesy of KingDarian) I’ve been off the Internet the past few weeks for various reasons, and apparently the other day a bunch of EarthBound/MOTHER 3 stuff happened. For now, though, it sounds like there was an announcement that the Ness Amiibo is a GameStop-exclusive item, and that pre-orders would go on sale at a specific time yesterday. Pre-orders could be made online...Read More »
The folks at Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are up to something amazing – they’ve gotten the rights to publish the MOTHER arranged soundtrack album outside of Japan! They intend to release the soundtrack in interesting ways and with some cool new bonus stuff – see here for more info! This is really exciting and might even be one of the first EarthBound Zero things to ever get an offici...Read More »
A very common question I’ve had over the last year or two – especially within the last few months – is, “I’ve found this version of EarthBound called ‘EarthBound Uncut’ on eBay. Is it an official release? What’s the deal?” It’s true – EarthBound Uncut cartridges have suddenly sprung up everywhere and in a bunch of different forms! H...Read More »
Finding and purchasing Amiibos has been a big headache for a lot of Nintendo fans lately. And with the Ness Amiibo set to come out sometime soon, I imagine the frustration of getting one will have EarthBound fans bashing stuff with bats and yo-yos. But Jon S. has a tip for you if you’re hoping to get a Ness Amiibo without much hassle: Ness Amiibo pre-orders are available now on Amazon.jp I...Read More »
Just a few hours ago, Nintendo announced that an upcoming wave of Amiibo figures will finally include Ness! I think most Amiibo followers knew a Ness figure was going to be released eventually, but now it’s official. And assuming prices don’t change, it should be in the $13 range when released! …Although I’ve been hearing so much about Amiibo shortages and price gouging th...Read More »
A few months ago I posted about a new set of MOTHER 2 capsule toy figures that was set to be released later in the year… and now is later in the year! The MOTHER 2 Stand Figures are available now in Japan, eBay, and elsewhere: More recently, a set of MOTHER 2 keychains/charms was announced – these ones use the ghost/fainted sprites of all the main characters. A more rare one is when y...Read More »
Fangamer is at it again – this time they’re planning an EarthBound project bigger than ever before! The full details are available on the Kickstarter page, but basically, they’re working on: An EarthBound handbook along the same lines as the MOTHER 3 handbook A full-length documentary on EarthBound fans outside of Japan A music album A collection of fan works You can find a ...Read More »
Some new official MOTHER/Mr. Saturn merchandise has been announced – a Mr. Saturn Hot Water Bottle! It looks like it also comes with a tag that has both the MOTHER 2 and MOTHER 3 logos on it. So if you’ve been lamenting the lack of official MOTHER 3 merchandise lately, here you go! Price-wise, if you buy the hot water bottle cover and the actual bottle, it’ll cost 5400 yen. If ...Read More »
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- Zelda: I meant a hack not vc
- Halloween: English trailer is awesome!
- Mato: I can’t remember – I think I did, but it’s been so long that it might’ve been before EB Central existed, in which...
- yui: Tomato, did you cover Itoi’s cave adventures here yet? I remember you talking about them a long time ago but maybe people are...
- Mato: KaisaJesta: I’ve always been curious too, but I’ve never heard or read anything on the subject.