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Weekly Round-Up #6

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November 24th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos | 15 Comments

The crazy idea I had for years is finally real: I wrote a book about EarthBound’s localization, and it released yesterday! If you’ve visited my old MOTHER 2/EarthBound comparison site in the past, you know a lot of work into it. Even so, I threw almost everything out and started from scratch this time, researching new topics, discovering new things, and interviewing key people. The re...Read More »

 

October 21st, 2016 | Auctions, Merchandise | 17 Comments

LucasTizma, one of the biggest EarthBound/MOTHER merchandise collectors on the planet, has recently put his entire collection up on eBay! #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left:...Read More »

 

September 27th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 6 Comments

Quite a while ago, Shigesato Itoi’s company, Hobonichi, released a lot of new MOTHER series merchandise related to the Hobonichi Planner. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s new:   MOTHER 2 Cover & Mr. Saturn Sticker This cover features the game’s iconic logo and deep red color. As a bonus, the cover comes with a giant Mr. Saturn sticker!   “Memories...Read More »

 

September 8th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Videos | 9 Comments

A video game collector recently found a complete, like-new copy of EarthBound at a swap meet. The discovery was a nice surprise – it wasn’t immediately visible and was in a box of a bunch of unrelated junk. In the end, he only paid $10 for what sometimes sells for $1000 or more on eBay. (For more EarthBound price info see here) Also of particular interest to me is the Best Buy sticker...Read More »

 

August 7th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 13 Comments

For the last two years, Hobonichi has released MOTHER-themed planner covers and related merchandise, including an Onett cover and a Saturn Valley cover. It looks like another set is planned for 2017, based on this teaser announcement. The announcement includes three small, cropped images: Show » So it seems like there’ll be at least a Winters cover and a Magicant cover. Of course...Read More »

 

June 9th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 7 Comments

A possible EarthBound prototype sold on eBay UK yesterday for £200, which is about $350 in US dollars at the moment. And here are the photos that were included: This isn’t the first time something like this has popped up – another one also sold on eBay UK in 2009 for $584. I’m not sure if this is the same one or not, but the one in 2009 had EEPROM stickers while yesterday...Read More »

 

March 20th, 2016 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 3 Comments

I think I might’ve reported on this a few months ago but I can’t remember. In any case, a new set of MOTHER 2 figure straps is available in Japan starting this month! You can get them for 200 yen apiece at special capsule toy machines. There are seven types in all: Ness Paula Jeff Poo Dr. Saturn Pokey Starman DX If it’s anything like previous times, you’ll be able to imp...Read More »

 

December 17th, 2015 | Merchandise, MOTHER 3, Videos | 12 Comments

MOTHER 3 was just re-released on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console, and to commemorate the event Nintendo has all three of the Japanese games on sale for a limited time. Japanese fans are now able to buy the entire series on the Wii U: The MOTHER 3 Miiverse is also filled with lots of cool posts and drawings from Japanese fans. Fans outside of Japan have also taken to asking for a localized rel...Read More »

 

December 8th, 2015 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 11 Comments

It looks like a new set of MOTHER series goodies is being released! This time it’s a set of MOTHER 2-themed figure straps: The characters featured include: Ness Paula Jeff Poo Mr. Saturn in trash can (which we know as Dr. Saturn) Pokey Starman The straps will be available in capsule machines throughout Japan starting March 2016, but as usual you can count on various import sites and eBay ...Read More »

 

December 3rd, 2015 | EarthBound 64, Merchandise | 7 Comments

Back in 1999, a preview version of the N64 MOTHER 3 was playable at Nintendo’s Spaceworld event. Staffers who worked the booth were given special DCMC shirts, they’re so rare that even 15 years later it’s hard to find any good, concrete info about them. Even pictures are hard to come by! Luckily, one appeared on Yahoo Auctions Japan the other day, and it wound up selling for the ...Read More »

 
 

Recent Comments

  • 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!
  • Jeff Shot First: Can I just say wow. This is incredible. I loved the first book on Zelda, and this is something even more special. I cannot wait to...
  • SaturnValley: Amazing! I love the 90’s aesthetic. This is perfect timing since I was planning on getting this for Christmas, really hope it...
  • Kasumi: Or maybe it’s wordplay. EARTHBOUND FAN-atic rather than Earthbound Fanatic
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