Fangamer packing slips 1 — EarthBound 10 Aug 2013

As I said in a YouTube video about Fangamer’s “PK Yomega,” one of my favorite things from the whole purchase was the hand-drawn packing slip they included with the order. Reading about them online, I saw that they gave $15 discounts for every 100 packing slips you would draw, and they would send you the necessary paper and postage for free. I signed up, sending them a scan of my drawings, expecting to draw 100 EarthBound drawings. They said the minimum was 200, and I impulsively agreed (maybe a bad idea). They expected them back in a month, but I took twelve. I still feel bad about it. When I got it, I found out that 1/2 had to be EarthBound, 1/4 Mario, and 1/4 Chrono Trigger. Here are the EarthBound ones. These are very inside-joke-centric; I hoped people fanboyish enough to buy EarthBound-themed gear online (like me!) would get most of them. No guarantees. The images aren’t in any order.

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Putting that gold paint marker to good use.

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Just look at that arm+hand in the Ranboob one. Terrible. Ugh.
Giygas wasn’t a fetus—he was a BABY.
Yeah, the last one’s caption was a Philip K. Dick reference.

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I might be able to draw something fine once, but I can never repeat it. I tried to draw all of these faces the same, but each one came out completely different from the one before it.

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I could imagine someone who hasn’t played Mother 3 getting the top left and getting mad thinking it was a spoiler. And that makes me smile.

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Where must Stray Dogs go? The pound. And Ness has tamed a lot of Stray Dogs. I’ve had to explain that one to everyone who’s seen it, which is probably a bad thing.

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The bottom left requires a recognition of both Tessie from EarthBound (who’s only in there for like a few minutes, tops?) and a specific area (that also had a similarly aquatic dinosaur) from Super Mario 64. And yet, I put so much time into it. I couldn’t really decide if that one counted as a EarthBound or Mario packing slip. I figured if any of my packing slips didn’t make any sense to anyone, they’d just throw it into some $3 order and let someone else deal with it.

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Another two I was afraid no one would get: top right (“You engaged the Skate Punk” is the intro text when you start a battle with a Skate Punk) and bottom left (it’s a joke on the “You really got your head handed to you!” game over message). Ness’ eyes look so creepy in the bottom right, I probably shouldn’t have used markers to make bloodshot eyes.

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I made not one, but two packing slips revolving around a leveling up glitch in EarthBound (using rock candy and sugar packets). Hi-yah!

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