MOTHER series pin set releasing in Japan

The MOTHERload of merch

There's been an insane amount of MOTHER merch recently, with tons of items seeing release in 2020. The fun continues this year as well, with another new item seeing release in Japan on Jan. 26th, 2021.

The Hobonichi online shop has revealed a MOTHER series pin set that includes 20 different pins. You can find the following characters on the pins.

- Ninten
- Ness
- Lucas & Klaus
- Mr. Saturn
- Paula, Jeff, & Poo
- Ana, Lloyd, & Teddy
- Kumatora, Duster, & Salsa
- Porky
- Ness’ Mom & Hinawa
- Ness’ Dad (The Phone)
- Starman
- Master Belch
- Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom
- Ultimate Chimera
- Pig Mask
- Dungeon Man
- Save Frogs
- Eve
- Flying Man
- Secret

It's certainly a nice set of pins, but it's not going to come cheap. All in all, the box will cost you a rather pricey $100!

Hobonichi releasing series of Earthbound keychains

Enjoy your stay

Hobonichi cranked out some amazing Earthbound merch last year, and it appears they're keeping the fun going for 2021. The company has revealed a series of keychains that are based off the hotels of Earthbound. You can get designs for Onett, Twoson, Threed, Fourside, Summers, and Scaraba. The front of each keychain has a logo for the hotel, and the back features characters and beach chair sprites. Every purchase comes with a hotel logo sticker as well.

New pics give us a look inside Japan's MOTHER pop-up shop heading to Japan

The MOTHERload of Earthbound merch

As we mentioned last month, two official MOTHER pop-up shops were opening in Japan. There are Osaka and Tokyo locations, and they're both filled to the brim with MOTHER merch.

While many of us won't get to visit these locations in person, we can at least virtually snoop around through some pictures. The twitter account above is absolutely flooded with shots of the store and its merch, and you can find a slew of pictures at this link.

Mother: The Complete Scripts hits Japan on Dec. 25th, 2020

Ending the year with the Motherload

The end of the year is bringing one more treat for Mother fans in Japan. Hobonichi has revealed Mother: The Complete Scripts, a collection of dialog from Mother 1, 2, and 3. The book bundle is due out Dec. 25th, 2020, and is priced at 8,888 yen.

While the books will let you relive the Mother series through the scripts of each game, there's some other goodies included as well. Look forward to pages full of colorful sprite art from all three installments. Unfortunately, it seems this collection is Japan-exclusive for now.

Mother 2 staff "Sukajan" jacket to be sold in Japan

The motherload!

Back when the dev team on Mother 2 completed the game, they were given special Sukajan jackets like the one above. Now fans will have a chance to snag replica jackets for themselves.

These jackets are part of Shigesato Itoi’s Hobonichi Project, and are due out in Japan Feb. 2020. Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga’s label, Anrealage, will be involved in the creation, while Tailor Toyo will handle the production side. Each jacket is priced at a rather steep 88,000 yen.

MOTHER pop-up shop heading to Japan

Get ready for the MOTHERload

Fans of the Mother/Earthbound series will have something really special to look forward to in Japan. Opening this month and closing shop in December 2020, a MOTHER pop-up shop will open up in both Osaka and Tokyo. These shops will sell tons of MOTHER merch, and also have displays that are meant to tribute the MOTHER series. Expect plush dolls, a Franklin Badge, towels, bead charms, and more.

Hobonichi releasing Mr. Saturn and Master Belch plush dolls

Must-haves for fans

Hobonichi continues to pump out Earthbound-related merch, and their latest items are sure to go extremely fast.

The company has revealed a Mr. Saturn plush, along with a Master Belch plush. Mr. Saturn and the accompanying house are priced at $26, while Master Belch is a bit cheaper at $23. There's also a larger version of Mr. Saturn, which is priced at $32. All of these items will release in Japan on Oct. 14th, 2020.

Hobonichi also announced a restock for the MOTHER Franklin Badge, bead charms, and commemorative towels. Those items sold out almost instantly the first time around, but they'll be back on October 14th, 2020.

Hobonichi releasing Earthbound calendars

Mark it down!

The Hobonichi project continues to pump out unique Earthbound/Mother merch each year, and their next items are set to launch on Sept. 10th, 2020.

The company is releasing two new calendars, with one meant for a desk and the other meant to hang on a wall. The wall calendar is priced at $27, and features 4 months for Earthbound Beginnings, EarthBound, and Mother 3. The desktop calendar is just $15, and focuses solely on Earthbound.

Hobonichi Techo 2021 lineup revealed, featuring multiple Earthbound/Mother-themed items

It's the MOTHERload

Hobonichi is once again diving into the Earthbound/Mother franchise to come up with some merch for the new year. The company has revealed their next slate of Hobonichi Techo items, and it's yet another fantastic lineup.

Fans of the Earthbound franchise can look forward to another series of notebooks, calendars, rulers, dividers, totes bags, and more. Preorders for this items opens on Sept. 10th, 2020 in Japan, and you can check out more pics of each item here.

New line of Hobonichi MOTHER Project merch revealed

More irresistible items for fans

The Hobonichi MOTHER Project has already given us a ton of great MOTHER/Earthbound merch, and now a whole new wave is on the way. Check out a breakdown of the newly-revealed items below.

- MOTHER Earth silver necklace (¥19,800)
- Franklin badge (¥3,850)
- brass key ring (¥7,700)
- Starman brass pin (¥4,400)
- glass bead pixel art charms (¥2,530)
- towels (¥3,300)


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