Europe General Sonic Items
|Sometimes items are sold in a general area, rather than in just one or 2 countries. If there's a Sonic item that was meant for all over / most countries of Europe, it should show up here.|
|Sonic Gear Main|
|This is a trophy. It's a combination special Dreamcast Sonic Adventure 1 disk (or look-alike item) and a metal plaque, both mounted to blue card in a glass frame.
It says "Presented to JF Cecillon on behalf of Sega Europe in recognition of the success of the European Sonic Speed Challenge with Reebok DMX". That's the Reebok logo in the black rectangle. But what was this challenge? Did this guy win it? It just says it succeeded...not that he was first place. It was awarded in 1999. This is a mysterious trophy. Photo by: Sonicfan3841
|This special edition Dreamcast was released in honor of Sonic's 10th birthday by Sega of Europe. It's likely worth a small fortune now. First, the DC system itself is Sonic blue, and has SA1 style sticker on it AND it is signed by a member of SonicTeam. The controller is in blue and gray (rather than offwhite) with SonicTeam logo on it. The box is blue too, but it looks like the game is just an addition. It was given to Sega EU employees and a few were used as contest prizes in different countries in Europe, so it is not specific to just one. This is a great and rare set to celebrate the 10th! Discovered by: Flare, with additional info by Alessandro.|
|This is a phone charm given to clients of Sega Europe. (so, anywhere in Europe) It's made of metal with an interesting 'above' perspective for what looks like CG Sonic, & covered in clear enamel. ChuChu Rocket mice/KapuKapu, & Monkey Ball chars also appear on the back-card. This was made by RDPCreative. Photo by Bianca Nishitani|
|This is another Sonic classic style 'face cap' where the design is just his face over the bill & hat part.|
|It is a variant on the 2 that are sold in the USA, but they've changed the plain blue cloth to blue/black checker. This kind of disrupts the purpose of the design (the plain blue was meant to be like Sonic's head WAS the rest of the cap) Sold at AttitudeHolland, but they cater to all/most of Europe.|
|Sega Prize Europe made plushes for a general European release, meaning they weren't restricted to any one country. Here's their Tails, which look pretty decent. He has a cute expression, stuffed bangs, small nose...but small ears too. His tails are tacked (sewn) to the back of his head to keep them posed upright. The fabric is soft, rather than fuzzy/wooly & he seems proportional. Photo & owned by:|
|These classic style plushes are supposed to have a "general Europe" distribution in UFO catchers and as win-able (aka: not retail) prizes. The tags look similar to some USA plush tags, but who made these? Which countries have seen these appear? The dolls themselves look pretty good/classic. And they've even added classic Eggman! He looks rather funny with his floppy mustache. It's great to finally see a non-Japan Eggman though, he has fans too! Photo discovered by SonicBoy19|
|This is a simple pair of Knuckles theme earbuds. They're flat, with that 'cut-in' rubber that takes detail well for a portrait of his face. The cord is red to match. They're a simple pair, but nice to see a Knuckles only item. Sold at AttitudeHolland.nl in 2013, but they cater to all/most of Europe.|
|Here's a stylish tee! It's called "Paintball Style" & features line-art-only modern Sonic with a spatter & swirl background of blue paint. The graphic is nice & big while the pose isn't over-used. The line art makes this stand out. Sold at AttitudeHolland.nl in 2013, but they cater to all/most of Europe.|
|This is a single fold super thin wallet. It has modern running Sonic in color on the outside, along with a line-art close up of his face & the logo. The interior has more blue on blue line-art & 4 pockets for cards & cash. Sold at AttitudeHolland.nl in 2013, but they cater to all/most of Europe.|
|Here is a bunch of prize merchandise Sega of Europe gathered together and set up on a table. You can see a lot of these items around EU general. There are also 'generic' (Just Sega, nothing to do with Sonic) things here like the box in the middle, the Sega logo keychain etc. That blue tee in the back is a Summer of Sonic shirt that could only be aquired at the event. Photo by SegaEU|
|Here's something fun from somewhere in Europe.
It's a black sweat shirt with...a design that's totally glittery! Notice the inset there at the corner, you can see that all of the ink used to make the design has a very fine grain sparkle. What a fun idea...it's surprising this type of thing didn't turn up on any other clothing article modern nor classic. The design is quite large, taking up the entire front of the shirt. It's Sonic in his Sonic 1 winged-ring with banner below & classic logo below that. This is thought to be a 1990s item. Do you know where it was sold? Write in for credit if you do. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePostersInstragram
|Wow, check out this sure to be 1-of-a-kind item!
This is a big Sonic themed trophy! It was made for "F1 Racing" & was won by the McLaren F1 Racing team. It is kept at their HQ in Woking England. The Sonic statue on there appears to be all metal. He's on a blue enamel "SEGA" logo base. He is sculpted with his foot up on a simplified race car driver helmet & to be holding a traditional cup-style trophy in one hand. If you look closely at the cup, you'll see a little panel on there that is most likely personalized with the winning team name.
This is from the 1993 Europe Grand Prix F1 Race.
Does the arm look a little strange? That's because it can actually MOVE! So it's not just a trophy, it's a battery powered motion trophy where he shakes the cup up and down when you turn it on.
This must exist as Sega sponsored the race, or contributed somehow at the time. It makes sense for racing things to have a Sonic element since he's all about speed & sometimes raced in cars (even then, but only on Game Gear) As a one of a kind, this is certainly a cool photo to see! Discovered by:
|Here is Segaprize Europe's 2018 plush offering.
Their Sonic for this year is classic style & looks pretty decent. He has clear ear borders, a decent expression, & the spikes look good here. The eyes are a little bit big (look how close they are to the ears, no art ever has the eyes that large) The hands & feet are fairly nicely shaped as well. The fabric here looks pretty soft/maybe a little velvety.
Because this is SegaPrize Europe, it can appear/sell anywhere in Europe/their territory over there. Discovered by Pichu97/Charlie