EarthBound 20th Anniversary Figures Seeing Release in Japan
Posted by Tim Latshaw
The third coolest set of figures you can buy
While the Famicom RPG Mother is celebrating its 25th anniversary (a fact Starmen.net is honoring throughout the month), its Super Famicom/SNES sibling Mother 2, known as EarthBound in the West, is turning the big 2-0 this year in Japan as well.
To commemorate two decades of EarthBound, toy company Takara Tomy is releasing a set of small PVC figures featuring the game's main and iconic characters. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn all appear in their classic artwork poses, reportedly ranging in size from 50 mm (just less than 2") to 65 mm (just over 2.5").
The figures are expected to hit capsule machines in Japan this October. Some import sites, however, are offering the full set of five for pre-order, no luck necessary.
Thinking of picking up these figures this autumn? Know of any other sweet EarthBound memorabilia out there? Let us know in the comments.