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Update (2/7/23): Exciting news, EarthBound fans! After the initial wave sold out almost instantly last year in May, the Hobonichi Mother Project has just announced that the four character plushes — Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo — will all be re-released in a few days, on February 14th. And once again, they’ll only be available in limited quantities, so you’ll want to act fast if you need these for your collection! Check out the plush listing for even more photos.



Additionally, the Mr. Saturn magnet and the Hobonichi Mother permanent paper bag will be restocked. So make sure to check those out if they’ve been on your wish list. Good luck!




Hobonichi Mother Project has never really stopped when it comes to supporting the cult RPG series in its home country. Yes, we’re all able to play EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings on Nintendo Switch now, but only Japan will have a Mother Department Store event

Various pieces of new merchandise are being shared, but tonight’s reveal is going to be hard to top. I present to you all, official plushes of EarthBound’s Chosen Four main characters!



Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo have never looked cuter. Each design has received individual care in this unified style, with details such as Ness’ denim stitching and Poo’s textured hair getting called out specifically. 

The group will be sold as a set, complete with special packaging that depicts their homes on the reverse side. It’s noted that compared to some of the manufacturer’s typical plush products (which are usually found in crane machines and UFO catchers), these are a more premium product and that photos don’t do them justice. 



I’m sure they’ll be highly sought after once they become available on the Hobonichi Mother Project online shop page. They do ship internationally, making this a great opportunity to load up on some of the goods that have been rolling out over the last couple years. 

The EarthBound Chosen Four plush set will be available, to purchase and to love, beginning May 25th in Japan. The set will sell for ¥11,000, or about $87 before shipping. 





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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.