Even with the quickest perusal of my site, you'll have probably noticed I'm a bit of a Mother/Earthbound nut. I can contently spend hours trawling the likes of Earthbound Central and Starmen.net for the most minor of news and details, or just wallowing in the fact someone else is still talking about the series regularly.
Indeed, you can imagine the shriek I let when I discovered this gorgeous bit of hardware designed to commemorate the 2006 release of the much-anticipated Mother 3.
Sadly, much like the game it commemorates, it was Japan-only. It wasn't produced in the highest quantities either, so it demands a steep investment whenever it does rear its beautiful head on auction sites (around €400 , at last check). Pair that with that fact that I've already have my GBA needs well covered with the SP, and this gorgeous bit of hardware gets tipped right into unjustifiable investment territory. Bollocks! Oh well, someday, I hope. Until then, I shall content myself staring at the below picture, clocking reasons why it might be perfectly valid investment in a future, where fanboyism overrules sense.
Pictures shamelessly pilfered from Giantbomb and Yazsi.