Sunday, June 05, 2011

Earthbound Figure Collection MOTHER2マザーフィギュアコレクション

Just the first 2 sets of figures in a collection of 4 or 5 (mini figures, there are actually a few OTHER sets of slightly larger figures, too, as well as a Mr. Saturn collection), which, unfortunately for me were going for over $120 a set because they were both coveted and amongst that month's arcade prize in Game Centers across Japan. I never bothered to go back and get the other sets, or to even see if they went down in price eventually, but I assume that they're probably still crazy expensive, given the relative rarity of MOTHER/Earthbound collectibles - yes, even in Japan - and the popularity of the series in Japan. These are neat because they look just like the original clay sculptures in the manual/game guide for the games - you know, when games had some creativity and original concepts to them and required imagination to play as well as make. If you've never played the original MOTHER, it's difficult, but fun. Earthbound is what most people know of the MOTHER series in the west, a masterpiece, and an amazing high point of the 16-bit era of gaming.

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