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December 8th, 2010 | Itoi | 45 Comments

On his Twitter account just a little while ago, series creator Shigesato Itoi posted this, which I’ve roughly translated into English. Keep in mind that you can say a lot more in a single Japanese tweet than in English 😛 That there are so many people who love the MOTHER games even now makes me very happy and very grateful. I consider all the things these players have gone on to create on ...Read More »


December 6th, 2010 | EarthBound, Merchandise | 26 Comments

I’m a little late on posting about this, but the latest batch of official MOTHER 2 figures for this month are up for preview now. There are two different sets this month, one is a bunch of mini-figures featuring Ness, Paula, Venus, and the two main Runaway Five guys: There are also a couple larger-sized normal figures that’ll be out later this month. They’re Ness, Paula, and Poo...Read More »


December 3rd, 2010 | EarthBound, Fan Games, Interviews | 28 Comments

EarthBound/MOTHER fan games Saturn Valley Online and Mother 4 were recently featured in NGamer magazine, in an article about fan-made games: Thanks to the many people who sent in news about this 😀 ...Read More »


November 30th, 2010 | EarthBound, Videos | 49 Comments

During last night’s EarthBound Fanfest, something unexpected happened… longtime fan diospadre proposed to other longtime fan NeoPaula live, via a hacked version of EarthBound: There’ve been a lot of EarthBound couples and marriages as we old fans have started to get older. I wonder if this’ll be a more common phenomenon as the Internet and fan sites get older too. In any ...Read More »


November 27th, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Events | 17 Comments

Remember that EarthBound charity auction? It took place yesterday, and wound up raising $10,146 for Parkinson’s research 😯 You can read more about it here: EarthBound Fans Raise $10,146 for Parkinson’s Research ...Read More »


November 24th, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise | 14 Comments

Man, rare EarthBound merch is coming out of the woodwork this week! Just today, two separate rare Mach Pizza air fresheners showed up on eBay. One is an opened version (see here) and one is a sealed version that also comes with the congratulatory letter (see here). I just realized that if you get the opened one, you can use it as a Christmas tree decoration. Only if you’re a super-nerd, th...Read More »


November 23rd, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise | 5 Comments

There’s only a few hours left, but there’s an auction on eBay with a bunch of cool rare game stuff in it, including the really rare EarthBound ruler! You can see it here. I think that makes four known EarthBound rulers so far, three if you discount the one Itoi found while cleaning out some stuff in his house recently. In any case, if you can get a hold of one, you’ll be a Level...Read More »


November 21st, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise | 26 Comments

The MOTHER 2 Jacket is one of the holy grails of MOTHER series/EarthBound collecting. It’s very rare to ever see one, and now one is up for sale on Yahoo Auctions Japan! The starting bid is at around $1100 😯 Check out the page on Game Swag about the MOTHER 2 jacket here, it talks about its past and details. Not a whole lot is known about the jackets, so if anyone finds anything out (or b...Read More »


November 19th, 2010 | EarthBound, Images | 10 Comments

Actionfighter recently sent in scans of some EarthBound-related stuff in recent issues of the UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine: I really like stuff like this, so if you’ve come across any magazine stuff send it my way and I’ll post it here sometime 😀 ...Read More »


November 16th, 2010 | Auctions, EarthBound, Merchandise, MOTHER 3 | 10 Comments

Gaze upon that picture and drool! Some of that stuff could be yours before long – Fangamer is holding some auctions for charity next week, with a bunch of stuff from that collection up for bids. It sounds like there’s actually going to be multiple charity auctions over the next few months, you can read all the details here. The SpeedGamers will be helping out with this upcoming auctio...Read More »


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