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July 22nd, 2010 | Merchandise, MOTHER 1, Videos

On YouTube, a Japanese user named kumao1002 posted a video of his MOTHER series merchandise collection, and it’s really impressive.

There’s stuff in there that I forgot even existed! I’m also amazed at the quality of some of these items, especially considering that MOTHER 1 was released 22 years ago. It’s also nice to see a lot of these things in more detail, a lot of it we only have a few meager pictures of.

The video’s in Japanese, but for the most part you can tell what’s going on.

I really like collection videos like this, so if anyone else here has a big collection, you should record it and send me a link to the video. I’ll post them on the site if there’s enough cool stuff for people to see 😀


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31 Comments to Impressive MOTHER Collection

KingDarian said on Jul. 22, 2010

:O the soundtrack cassette tape and that special eraser from that GBA promo. Two things I have yet to find. I have all those inserts with my copy of MOTHER too, but I lack access to it right now.

Pigmask Private said on Jul. 22, 2010

Huh! That’s awesome! I wish lik-sang didn’t go out of business, or more people would have been buying those cartridge erasers.

I’ll bet, honestly, that the MOTHER casette soundtrack wouldn’t be too hard to find in Japan, if you looked in the right places.

Seifer said on Jul. 23, 2010

Wow. Also, check out his “Game Room Tour.” Unless he is a long-time Nintendo employee, this is just scary.

Dlakii said on Jul. 23, 2010

Heh, didn’t know that Famicom games were so small… Anyway, this is quite the impressive haul, especially considering its condition, and it really surprised me, even now after I’ve acquainted myself somewhat with the volume of MOTHER merchandise, just how much they produced so early on; I mean, I’m fairly sure most games don’t/didn’t get such treatment. Although, I suppose MOTHER isn’t most games… 😛

LucasTizma said on Jul. 23, 2010

Wow, very impressive. I’m very jealous of how pristine everything he has is! I have all the same stuff as this guy, minus the cassette and eraser, but the condition of some of the items isn’t as good as I would care for. 🙂 Cool video!

MrSaturnZOOM said on Jul. 23, 2010

I have everything there except the eraser
since lik-sang went out of business, it’s almost impossible to find them

skyrunner14 said on Jul. 23, 2010

Man… all I have is the loose cart of MOTHER. And full-boxed versions are 50 bucks on eBay… don’t even get me started on that MOTHER Encyclopedia… T_T

LucasTizma said on Jul. 23, 2010

@MrSaturnZOOM: Uh, you have the MOTHER OST cassette tape?

Poe said on Jul. 23, 2010

WANT that tape. That’s possibly the only bit of MOTHER merch I’d like to actually own. I love those old cassette tapes ~*~nostalgia fairy~*~

PK Saturn said on Jul. 23, 2010

What is on the cassette tapes?

Pigmask Private said on Jul. 23, 2010


neonix said on Jul. 23, 2010

I really want that cassette. His is so minty!

Onion said on Jul. 23, 2010

Awesome collection. That’s the first time I’ve seen the cassette in action.

‘you should record it and send me a link to the video’

In due time!

LucasTizma said on Jul. 23, 2010

Neonix, Onion, and I should put together everything we have and catalogue it in a series of videos. 🙂

Roo said on Jul. 23, 2010

Lucas, I would love to see that!

Greiv said on Jul. 23, 2010

This is absolutely wonderful. I actually haven’t seen all this merch in detail, and it’s just stunning. Makes me sad that this game never saw an official release outside of Japan. ]:

Loving the idea of more videos like this, keep them coming!

PK Saturn said on Jul. 24, 2010

Just imagine all of the extra merch if Mother was released in North America :0

Cubivore10 said on Jul. 25, 2010

What’s with that blue GBA cartridge?

Anonymous said on Jul. 25, 2010

The only thing I have is the original EarthBound Zero ROM in an Emulator (The one that doesn’t has Zero in the title).

inguz said on Jul. 25, 2010

Hello,I’m Japanese Mother fan.
“Mother” released 21 years ago.

July 27,1989.

It mark its 21th anniversary at July 27.
just tomorrow:)

LuffyDan said on Jul. 27, 2010

Whoa! What did the map come with? Did that come with the strategy guide?

giygasloverr88 said on Jul. 29, 2010

neato. i wishi actually played earthbound. heard it rocked. i want that merchandise so badly though

Onion said on Jul. 29, 2010


Welcome to EBC, brother!

Mumphadumf said on Jul. 30, 2010

Is the blue gba game a special edition, or did they make all the copies of mother 3 like that

Mato said on Jul. 30, 2010

The blue one is actually an eraser/figure.

kumao said on Aug. 2, 2010

Hello,My name is kumao (Kumao1002)
Thank you for introducing my video 🙂

EarthBound Central is great website !!
Thank you very much. Arigatou 🙂


Onion said on Aug. 3, 2010

Hi kumao! Welcome!

Feel free to stay and talk for a while in here or on the forums brother.

iwata kicks you know what said on Jan. 9, 2011

The video is doe=wn now.

iwata kicks you know what said on Jan. 9, 2011

***Down I mean

Dosei-san said on Jul. 31, 2011


I have the Mother OST cassette *doesn’t work*……. Fail!?! I will get it fixed when Celga ships it to me.


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