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September 7th, 2010 | EarthBound, Merchandise, Videos

Today I came across some neat videos. This is the closest many of us will get to winning one of these plushes ourselves:

This next video is by Haruna Anno, who you might remember from this.

And I think this might actually be considered a rarity:

I think the Mr. Saturn plushes might still be in arcades, I’m not sure. The Belch ones are pretty hard to come by from what I hear. If anyone can confirm/deny any of this, let me know!


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26 Comments to Checking out Japanese Arcades

KingDarian said on Sep. 7, 2010

What the heck!? That Mr. Saturn has no eyebrows! :O

Onion said on Sep. 7, 2010

So freaking awesome. Makes me appreciate the stuff that’s shown up that much more.

Izumi said on Sep. 7, 2010

Plushies were still in the smaller arcades when I left Japan a month ago, but major arcades are sold out.

If I’d known you were going to be posting videos of the Saturn-catching, I would have sent you the few I have using the scissors-type machines. XD;

Soulier said on Sep. 7, 2010

I have a video like this of me failing.

There was a new arcade near Kichijoji Station (on the Chuo main line) that had Mister Saturns about a month ago. I don’t know if they are still there now though!

Pigmask Private said on Sep. 7, 2010

I want a no-eyebrows one.

Kyoo said on Sep. 7, 2010

OMG! that master belch is so ugly! I need him and his cute uglyness ~D:


TheBatFax said on Sep. 8, 2010

No eyebrows one freaks me out.

Linkzcap said on Sep. 8, 2010

Surpising that just by taking the eyebrows off it looks a whole lot different..

Kendall! said on Sep. 8, 2010

OMG! The Belch is soooo cute! AHHH

skysamfreeman said on Sep. 8, 2010

Get the one with no eyebrows and sell it for like $8000 I wish I loved there so I could get these guys for dirt cheap instead of shelling out $50+ each. -.-

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blackpanther1026 said on Sep. 8, 2010

It’s so weird to see people get this stuff and not care TOO much..I’d flip out haha

Joe said on Sep. 8, 2010

I can indeed confirm that the Geppus (Master Belch) were incredibly hard to come by. I made another post stating that of the 3 weeks that I was in Japan, the dozen or so UFO Catchers I went to only had ONE Geppu prize in it.
I ended up winning 2-3 Mr. Saturns, if I recall. One was from the exact method used in the first video. I used the chain ball to my advantage and basically “hooked one”.
UFO Catchers in Japan are awesome. There was basically one in every corner, and have prizes of just about anything–from plushes, to Cup of Noodles.
Total spending on the plushes I won: ~$20.
Amount they would have gone for on eBay: ~$100, maybe.

Anonymous said on Sep. 8, 2010

that poor eyebrow-less mr.saturn! shaving mr.saturns eyebrow is like shaving chuck norris.

Anonymous said on Sep. 8, 2010

I want a Mr. Saturn!!!Japan always get the good things!

chaobreeder20 said on Sep. 8, 2010

Looks like Mr. Staurn had an accident with the a Razor.ZOOM!There Eyebrows ounce had now gone…Dakota.

Starstormer said on Sep. 8, 2010

I really wish I could go there and play that, right now.

BurpBelch said on Sep. 8, 2010

No eyebrow Saturn is cute.

neonix said on Sep. 8, 2010

The brow-less M.r Saturn is really cute, but Ms. Anno is even cuter. :3

Robert said on Sep. 9, 2010

My wife and I were in Tokyo in June and on our very last day there we spent our very last coins getting a Belch one more coin away from our excited little hands. We sprinted to the JR station to get refunds on our Suica cards but by the time we returned someone else got it. Curses!!!

neonix said on Sep. 9, 2010

@RObert, Sounds like a rookie mistake. 😛 One of you should have stayed and held the machine.

Hunter said on Sep. 9, 2010

That person in the second video must be feeling like she’s got a lot of good luck. 🙂

Cubivore10 said on Sep. 10, 2010

And yet, people still complain the Earthbound doesn’t get enough attention.

neonix said on Sep. 10, 2010

^EARTHBOUND doesn’t. MOTHER does, in Japan only.

VixOnAMoonsideTrip said on Jan. 2, 2014

I’m starting to hate Canada. I WANNA LIVE IN JAPAN!!!
Or at least go on a vacation there…


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