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February 10th, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise

Just saw this show up on eBay a few minutes ago. It’s a complete copy of EarthBound (cart, guide, box, inserts, the whole thing!) along with some rare bonus promotional stuff that I’ve heard about but never actually ever seen. You can see the auction here.

The extra bonuses are:

  • “EarthBound Times” Mock Newspaper — designed to mimic the newspapers in the game, this paper describes the launch of this amazing SNES game
  • EarthBound Original Press Release — this is NOT a photo copy — it’s on Nintendo Press Release letterhead.
  • EarthBound Original Fact Sheet — also on Nintendo Press Release letterhead
  • 5 Additional Earthbound “Scratch & Sniff” Cards — same as in the Player’s Guide — but allows you to Scratch & Sniff your way through the game and keep the cards in the guide in PERFECT condition. (That’s awesome…)

The price is a bit high for my blood, but many really good quality complete sets will get snatched up right away for at least $300 (hell, that new one went for over $1000!) so the price doesn’t seem too absurd given these super-rare extras.

I swear, the past week or so has been pretty interesting for EarthBound collectors! If anyone gets ahold of this, let us know more about the stuff!


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35 Comments to EarthBound & Rare Bonus Extras!

Yoshimad123 said on Feb. 10, 2010

I wish I had enough money to get this.
I really do. D:

Carl said on Feb. 10, 2010

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that newspaper before. Do you know where it’s from?

Mato said on Feb. 10, 2010

I believe it’s from a press release pack. I recognize it, but I’m having trouble finding more about it. I know someone on the SM.Net forums talked about it a good while back. Or maybe it was on one of my EBC posts.

EDIT: here’s some relevant info

Poe said on Feb. 10, 2010

Whoa, lots of stuff I’ve never heard about. Has anyone ever scanned that newspaper or written out what it says?

BottleRocket said on Feb. 10, 2010

Wow, all this one of a kind promo stuff in one week! If only I had more money. Oh well, hopefully whoever buys it will scan the press materials.

Mato said on Feb. 10, 2010

Also, too bad we don’t have CSI-style enhance to read the text in the pic 😛

neonix said on Feb. 10, 2010

Hmmm…. the price isn’t really that high, but I’ve spent a lot of money lately… I’d really like to get it and scan the newspaper.

Elobo said on Feb. 10, 2010

Yeah I hope someone ‘dumps’ that newspaper’s contents heh. Cool stuff.

Ricardo said on Feb. 10, 2010

Holy Cow! That’s what I call RARE! I wonder if some SM.netter will buy it…

Halfsan said on Feb. 10, 2010

Was I the only one who saw “PIZZA AIDS” as like… AIDS…that you get from… pizza…?

Psi-Rockin said on Feb. 10, 2010

Dayum! I wish the seller was selling the press pack separately from the game, I already have a mint full copy of Earthbound 8(
Either way who ever wins this must do us all a solid and at least scan the bonus stuff!

KingDarian said on Feb. 10, 2010

If I hadn’t just bought a laptop, I’d probably snatch this awesome set. I actually don’t yet have a complete set of the game(I have a used copy of the game and a Player’s Guide), so this would be the perfect addition to my collection.

Heh, my first thought upon seeing this was: Does it come with the ruler?

Ninji said on Feb. 10, 2010

That looks pretty freaking awesome, It has everything an EarthBound fan could ask for, except there’s just one little catch to it: Where’s the Ruler? 😛

neonix said on Feb. 10, 2010

If it had the ruler, I’d probably have bought it as soon as I saw it. But a Mach Pizza Guy air freshener could sweeten the deal 😛

Ninji said on Feb. 10, 2010

@neonix, I have a Mach Pizza Air Freshener, so it could only get sweeter if it had the ruler… 😀

Pigmask Private said on Feb. 10, 2010

Just when I was wondering what would be the perfect backdrop on my EarthBound shelf… this newspaper shows up.

I really hope a Fangamer buys this so we can know what it says, I’m still trying to buy that damn ruler. Been trying for a year.

Ice Sage said on Feb. 10, 2010

I’m still looking for a M1 Franklin Badge…oh well, all in good time.

I hope.

EarthBound015 said on Feb. 10, 2010

@Halfsan: I thought the same thing, actually. Heh.

neonix said on Feb. 10, 2010

@Pigmask, What happened to that guy you were trying to buy it from months ago?

Chrissii said on Feb. 10, 2010

This looks incredible. I made an offer, but I doubt I’ll get it. I had to try though, it’s one of those things so rare that if I didn’t at least make an attempt, I’d regret it forever. :[

LucasTizma said on Feb. 11, 2010

Hm… REALLY thinking of picking this up over the EB0 prototype… I’m willing to drop $500, but I’m curious about the condition. I want TOP-NOTCH. 🙂

starstormer said on Feb. 11, 2010

I wonder how much it’ll end at. I know it’ll go higher than $300 since I’ve seen complete sets go for that much. I’m guessing will end at around $750 but thats just a guess.

LucasTizma said on Feb. 11, 2010

Well it’s BIN, so it’ll go no higher than $500. 🙂 People are offering $450 or so, but he’s waiting to see if anyone will BIN… If he can provide some higher-res pictures, I’ll snag it and (get scans of EVERYTHING for the community.

starstormer said on Feb. 11, 2010

forget that last comment I didn’t notice it was $500 buy it now

LucasTizma said on Feb. 11, 2010

Ack! Couldn’t wait! Had to buy it so it didn’t get stolen away from me (like the freakin’ EB SNES prototype)! Expect scans and stuff when it arrives, fellas.

LucasTizma said on Feb. 11, 2010

LOL PayPal just called me to verify that I actually meant to make such a large transaction.

Poe said on Feb. 11, 2010

Sweet! Glad someone within the community got this one. Can’t wait to see your scans.

santiagoff said on Feb. 11, 2010


neonix said on Feb. 11, 2010

Woot, congrats LT! I’m excited for those scans.

joel said on Feb. 13, 2010

scratch and sniff master belch!!!

KittyFields said on Feb. 15, 2010

Congrats, LucasTizma! Thank you so much for deciding to share scans with the community! You rock 😀

LucasTizma said on Feb. 22, 2010

Okay, I SWEAR I’m gonna scan this stuff tonight. I keep forgetting! Someone remind me: lucastizma@lucastizma.com (AIM/E-mail)

forestjune12 said on Sep. 10, 2010

i wonder what ness smells like if they had an
airfreashner that sell like hotcakes (well for me
at least who wants that new car smell anyway
that new ness smell now thats an idea i wantz!)

joejoe said on Feb. 18, 2014

Somebody listed an EarthBound Ruler in Amazon.


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