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February 21st, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise, Uncommon Knowledge

eNot too long after those EarthBound promotional materials were recently auctioned off, a fellow by the name of Starman 99 contacted me and mentioned he happened to have one of the super-rare EarthBound rulers that were also used as promotional items back in 1995.

Luckily for collectors, he decided to put it up for auction here! This marks the first time I’ve ever seen one of these actually being sold in the many years I’ve been running EarthBound sites 😯

Super-rare EarthBound ruler!

Like the other promo materials from a few weeks ago, this EarthBound ruler was included in a set of promotional stuff sent to people in the press. For more details about the ruler, you can see here.

Supposedly all of these promo materials were included inside a Mach Pizza box that looked like a real pizza box. I’ve never seen one, and it’s hard to imagine many still exist, but it sure would be cool to have a full set of all this stuff for like an EarthBound museum or something 😛


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38 Comments to Rare EarthBound Ruler for Sale!

Ninji said on Feb. 21, 2010


Jeagle101 said on Feb. 21, 2010


BroBuzz said on Feb. 21, 2010


Ice Sage said on Feb. 21, 2010

Everyone should probably get out of LucasTizma’s way. I’m deadly serious here.

Captain Bozo said on Feb. 21, 2010

Who thinks this will pass 200 dollars?


Miles Vialpando said on Feb. 21, 2010

I think it will pass $200. This is Spa—Eagleland!!! Home of the $14+ BURGER!

JB2448 said on Feb. 21, 2010

If this doesn’t go for around $750, it’ll be pretty dang close.

Roo said on Feb. 21, 2010

Someday, we’ll all have to get all this stuff together and open up an EarthBound museum. Obtaining all of these EB knick-knacks would be too awesome a responsibility for one person.

Mister Crosser said on Feb. 22, 2010

Dangit, naggit, nuggit! I’d so get this if my budget wasn’t so tight!

neonix said on Feb. 22, 2010

Hmm… Seeing as the ruler has never been on ebay before (afaik), this will almost definitely pass $300, and might even go for double that.

Mother 4 said on Feb. 22, 2010

Roo can buy it.

Ninji said on Feb. 22, 2010

@Mother 4, he’s already freaking BROKE from buying the EB0 prototype!!!! Also, Mato, PLEASE stop posting these, It’ll get people to go bid on it more than if they randomly stumble upon it >:(

Roo said on Feb. 22, 2010

After taking another look at this auction, I have to ask, what is the big difference between a new ruler and a used ruler?

“Hmmm, this looks like a good ruler to buy… hey, wait a minute, someone’s used this before. What kind of crap are you trying to sell me here!”

BroBuzz said on Feb. 22, 2010

I’m not really gonna bid on this. I’ll wait for the next EB0-proto to come.

Chrissii said on Feb. 22, 2010

If I was going to spend crazy amounts of dough on Earthbound stuff right now, it’d be to build myself an army of Mr. Saturn. 😛

Yoshimad123 said on Feb. 22, 2010

Hoo boy, I can’t wait to see how high the bids get on this.

LucasTizma said on Feb. 22, 2010

Daaaaaaaaaaaang it! I was in contact with this guy to buy it directly, but I’ve been out of town, so I didn’t get his e-mails until now! D: Oh well, I’ll bid on it anyway. 😉 Kinda low of MOTHER-reserved cash after that $500 EB box with promo materials.

LucasTizma said on Feb. 22, 2010

@Chrissii: Do iiiit! 😀 Mr. Saturn Wars!

starstormer said on Feb. 22, 2010

Its neat to see so many promotional goods show up. I wonder how many the EB community doesn’t know about are still out there to be discovered.

Joshua Johnson said on Feb. 22, 2010

it’s things like these that make me keep all the boxes and accesories to my games and stuff. You never know when things like these will skyrocket on ebay

On The Moonside said on Feb. 22, 2010

I can understand the Mach Pizza Guy Freshener but, I can not comprehend the ruler. Was a little kid going to buy this game because I got a….RULER! It’s kind of a fail in promotion by itself. I will be very surprised if this sells for more than $200.

mrsaturn95 said on Feb. 22, 2010

Daaaamn! $61 for a freaking ruler! The EarthBound community never ceases to amaze me.

Nintendavin said on Feb. 22, 2010

I am so using this to figure out the length of things easily.

eatontm said on Feb. 22, 2010

this will go for at least $300

EarthBoundRules said on Feb. 22, 2010

EarthBound ruler rules.

SmaMan said on Feb. 22, 2010

Man, I’m surprised I was the top bidder at $61 for almost an entire day!

PK BLAH said on Feb. 23, 2010

Now you can measure things!

Mister Crosser said on Feb. 23, 2010

Hm… Looks like it might not go for very high…

Mato said on Feb. 23, 2010

I get the feeling it’ll go for a good deal higher, people are just circling around it now until it’s time to snipe 😛

neonix said on Feb. 26, 2010

Part of me wants to go bid $500 right now and see who outbids me. But the other part of me is scared because someone might not outbid me!

Mister Crosser said on Feb. 27, 2010

Who wants me to record the last 60 seconds of this auction?

Limbofunk said on Feb. 28, 2010

Hi, I’m the seller of the ruler…it is too late for me to revise the auction, but for whoever winds up winning; I’m going to be incluing an extra item into the package with the ruler. It’s nothing amazing, just a magazine that has a small writeup about Earthbound 64 and has some screenshots of the game as well. I wish I had some other EB items to add in for you guys, but that’s about all she wrote as far as what I have.

no name given said on Feb. 28, 2010

It’s going to be a instense 5 more minutes!

forestjune12 said on Sep. 10, 2010

if i bought that to school i’d think people who’d
call me the crazy earthbound lady.

blahblah said on Oct. 13, 2010

First of all, that looks cool.
Second, Nintendo doesn’t rule. It would if they released EarthBound, Mother, and Mother 3 to America.
Third, its just a ruler.

Zoom! said on Nov. 16, 2011

What’s with the random e at the beginning of this article?

joejoe said on Feb. 18, 2014

Found one in Amazon under Earthbound Ruler piggybacking on a Westcott Wooden Ruler Listing…


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