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January 10th, 2010 | Weekly Round-Up

Well, here it is, week 52. In fact, it looks like I opened the site this exact day last year. So it’s been one year of EarthBound Central. Cool!

Like I mentioned before, it’s been tough to keep this updated especially lately because of lack of time, so it’s possible that I might switch things around sometime this year, like bringing on other people to post stuff once in a while, or have a community news system or something, I dunno. If you have any suggestions, let me know! In a couple months (hopefully) you’ll be able to see why I’ve been so busy. Until then, if you’ve sent in news and it seems like it’s taking forever to get posted, don’t fret. I usually get to all the submissions in one way or another – if not a regular post then I’ll probably include it in another super “megathon” update. So stay cool my Boundies!

Okay, let’s take a look at what EarthBound stuff has happened elsewhere on the webernet this past week:

Community News

I’m an old man-tomato so I can’t possibly keep up with every single thing that happens in the EarthBound community, so if you’ve done something cool or if you know of something cool that belongs here, let me know!

Cool Auctions & Merchandise

EarthBound/MOTHER merchandise has been drying up considerably on eBay, Amazon, AND Yahoo Auctions Japan these past few weeks. I wonder why. EarthBound carts are going as high as $200?? There are almost no cheap EB carts with buy-it-now for under $100 now, used to be you could find at least five at any one time between $60 and $85. There are almost no MOTHER 3 Deluxe Boxes on eBay anymore, used to be there were always around five or so at any one time, even if they were a little overpriced. And there’ve been a lot more counterfeit EarthBound Zero carts these past two or three weeks too.

I think Nintendo has evil ninja spies that are going around taking away everyone’s EarthBound swag. So if you have any stuff, watch out!

So here’s what stuff there is this week. Remember you can also see all the EarthBound / MOTHER stuff on eBay all gathered in one handy place here!

And here’s some cool stuff on Yahoo! Auctions Japan:

And stuff on Amazon:

What’s Up With Itoi

  • Nothing much of interest this week, except maybe that Itoi wasn’t really impressed by the commercials for the Avatar movie but decided to go see it anyway and was really impressed by the movie.

Final Thought

That darn romance movie named “EarthBound” that’s in the works makes it harder for me to find the REAL EarthBound stuff. Smelly movie.

I don’t have time for a “what’s wrong with this?” pic this week, instead I’ll leave you with this “Where’s Ness?” pic by Netaro:

click to enrage


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34 Comments to Weekly Round-Up #52

Edward said on Jan. 10, 2010

i only had a bit of truble finding jeff

Alxprit said on Jan. 10, 2010

That wasn’t too hard, but fun.

PK-Lovin' said on Jan. 10, 2010

Couldn’t find Nesss’ back-pack.

no name given said on Jan. 10, 2010

this has nothing to do with the pic,hey mato on ebay I tybed in earthbound snes all categories and I found earthbound on the nes, not snes,please tell me what’s going on!

The Only Cat Food Cats Ask For By Name! (Meow!) said on Jan. 10, 2010

Even Itoi liked Avatar? That’s craazy, I have to see this movie now. I wasn’t impressed by the gay ads either. A PARAPLEGIC MARINE MEETS… FURCADIA

FuzzyPicklez said on Jan. 10, 2010

“Click to enrage”


Henk de Vries said on Jan. 10, 2010

JPG artifects, why?!

Roo said on Jan. 10, 2010

Congrats on the 1st year, Mato! It consistently surprises me how you’re able to scrounge up so much obscure EarthBound-related stuff for the site, but it’s always appreciated.

Here’s to many more anniversaries.

Jeagle101 said on Jan. 10, 2010

Yay, I found everything! 😀 I don’t completely suck!

Zaxtur said on Jan. 10, 2010

Same with me, regarding Avatar. I thought the commercials/trailers made it look really stupid, but the movie itself was actually pretty good. Good, but not great.

Ninji said on Jan. 10, 2010

Woo-hoo! Where’s Ness is back! I got to find everything 🙂 But the cool auctions this week are neat, especially that phone card according to the seller only 50 were made and they were never released, and already 1 year! Wow! Technically the 1 year anniversary is already gone by, but still it’s technically a 2 year anniversary tomorrow! I might give that cute lil’ Mr. Saturn a home…

userofdoom said on Jan. 10, 2010

The Earthbound 2 (Mother 2) auction has so much Engrish that it’s funny :T

Jimi said on Jan. 10, 2010

That was a neat concept, the find Ness. Things were easy, but I spent the entire time looking for Ness’ hat on someone else’s head.

Anyways, happy one year Mato site. *gives a cup cake with one candle*

Darien said on Jan. 10, 2010

Grats on the one-year, Mato. Looking forward to the spooooky secret project. 😉

PK Mudkip said on Jan. 10, 2010

Yay one year of awesomeness!!!!
*looks at picture for one minute*
I found everything….What do I get?

MarioFan3 said on Jan. 10, 2010

Here’s your prize:

Pictures taken
I’m a photographic genius,
if I do say so myself!
Okay, get ready for an instant
Look at the camera…
Say, “fuzzy pickles.”

Wow, what a great
It will always bring back the
fondest of memories…

Those lines will ALWAYS be in my head hahaha 😉

PK Mt. Fuji said on Jan. 10, 2010

Only a year? It felt more like 5, but one day I’ll wake up and it’ll already be 2 years.

kalasad said on Jan. 10, 2010

Wow, happy one year anniversary! (:

Axl-fox said on Jan. 10, 2010

* Paula is beetwen a Zombie and a Mr. Saturn
* Poo is in front of the three cows
* Jeff is watching the three girls in Bikini with a “!” sign on his head
* Ness is under a Tree and has a ghost in front
* his cap is under the “threed town” sign
* his backpack is under a bush

Big A2 said on Jan. 10, 2010

“Story is like U.S. movie’s or TV X file.
I imagine that UFO is showing up.
Mother1 or Mother2 (earthbound) is such story.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

LakituAl said on Jan. 10, 2010

@The only Cat food…

“I wasn’t impressed by the lame ads either”

There, I fixed it!

I_am_Ness said on Jan. 10, 2010


I found them all without your comment!

Anonymous said on Jan. 10, 2010

I found everything ^_^

Sisto said on Jan. 11, 2010

I FINALLY found Ness’ backpack. 😀
/me does a happy dance.
Anyway, it’s awesome to see that EarthBound Central has made it for a one year. Let’s see if we can make the next one just as good.

Kuwanger said on Jan. 11, 2010


You have a problem with Duster?

resetsurvivor said on Jan. 11, 2010

Congrats on the 1 year anniversary Mato!

WhatsHerFace said on Jan. 11, 2010

Oh my God, the art on that phone card is glorious and I want it. *A*

LakituAl said on Jan. 11, 2010


Man, you got it all wrong. You see, the user named “The Only Cat Food Cats Ask For By Name! (Meow!)” expressed his opinion about something, but used the word gay as a negative adjective, and I’m scolding him/her for doing so.

Seriously, I highly disapprove when people do that (and so does Tony).

Kuwanger said on Jan. 11, 2010


And I highly disapprove when people switch the use of a word for one demographic as a pejorative with the use of a word for another demographic as a pejorative (and so does Duster).

Not Giygas but still Destructive said on Jan. 11, 2010

“That darn romance movie named “EarthBound” that’s in the works makes it harder for me to find the REAL EarthBound stuff. Smelly movie.”

Copyright Advantage: EarthBound (for once)

Starguy256 said on Jan. 11, 2010

@Not Giygas
You might be on to something. We gotta tell Nintendo!

Linkzcap said on Jan. 11, 2010

Whoa… EBCentral shares its birthday with me!? Awesome!

neonix said on Jan. 15, 2010

I just won that M2 phone card. I’ll upload scans when I receive it.


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