Sonic Gear France Flag Title
France had quite a few of its own items, but not nearly on the scale of Japan or the UK. Other countries also got a hold of the items as people shared and mailed things around. Some of these items may turn up in other Europe areas, but if it's generally considered to have originated in France, you can find it here. They were fairly good about them too, and made enough so that you will still encounter a few for sale. The quality was decent as well, so broken things are not common.
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History of Sonic Foil Exclusive Book Edition This is The History of Sonic hardcover big book. It has a full review with lots of photos at USA Sonic Books. However, this is the special edition. Done by Pix n' Love of France, it's somewhat exclusive to there. However, you can order it via Pixnlove publishing's European Website (for however long they keep it active)
The only difference between the editions is the cover. This one has gold foil on a sort of satin/matte finish hardcover, while the other has a color cover. Photo & owned by UltimateFreiza.
French Drinking Glasses Set All Views Here is another set of glasses from France. These are all regular drinking glass size, and clear. Depending how you held the glass, the different side of the art would show. You can see they did the sort of mutating (But not yet recolored wrong to brown) Tails stock art, a Robotnick in ranting pose...and oddly enough Picky the pig (animal released from badnik) but here, he's standing up and has fingers. There are also 3 different poses for Sonic, including the seldom used 'arms crossed classic'. The "Back" of the glasses are all the same, in that it's just the forward-facing face, with the logo in red & black. These were made in 1992, so right-right after Sonic 2. A great & collectible set! ....If you can find them. Very classic, with good attention to adding lots of detail, it's just what to expect from interesting old items like these. Photo & owned by Or@ngeUnicorn1984
Danone Pin Set 6 Danone is a dairy company in France. They have a sort of USA counterpart in "Dannon" which you will see does like yogurt & icecream. At some point in the 1990s, Danone made these little Sonic pins as a pack in/give-away with some of their products (but what?) There were 6 different ones in total. The reason the eyes look shiny/white here is because instead of using black enamel, they use the silvertone of the pin to fill in for the color. These pins are tiny, that's a regular size staple you see there. The first has Sonic in a heart, the next has an unusual sitting Sonic, 3rd is the winged title screen ring, next row has wind-surfing Sonic, Sonic & a random bush & classic finger waving Sonic. These aren't that common.
Sonic & Knuckles Ultimate French Guide
This is the "Sonic & Knuckles Le Guide Ultime" (Ulitmate Guide, probably) made by Cyril Direct. It's probably just a regular game guide (like all those Brady Games ones that get made) but the cover sure is odd. Look at stock art copy...sorta Knuckles with his super small fists. He's clearly standing on Robotnick's giant butt/back area? It's hard to tell because his arms are growing out of his neck, while his mustache has somehow gotten BEHIND his head. Sonic doesn't fare much better, he has a huge wierd mono spike thing, blobby body & strange shoes. Why does he have Robotnick on a leash? Is that a blue ribbon he's holding? It's like the illustrator they got barely had a grasp of anything before doing the cover. It's just very strange & indicates nothing of what the game might be like. Hopefully the interior is actually useful and not so strange.
Photo discovered by Piplupfan77
Sonic 2 Prize Clock A cool clock!
This is a Sonic 2 themed wall clock. It was made in 1992 (so, right around the time of Sonic 2 release) It is flat, and sits a bit away from the wall. The edge is checkered, and features Sonic & Tails art running along it as
Old Simple Clock Function Detail
if the face were a loop from the game. The Sonic 2 logo is at the top, with the Japanese art of Sonic doing a peace sign/2 fingers in a ring of stars.
Look at the pendulum, it's Eggman in his egg-o-matic! He's hanging by a chain of 'rings', and has the spike-ball-dropper attachment on his vehicle. He really swings back and forth while the clock is ticking! You can literally "watch the clock" at Sonic 2 Wall Clock Footage, with that link to the video.
This clock is quite uncommon because you had to be a member of the Sega Fan Club France in 1992 AND win it as a prize to get it, it was not sold in stores. It is actually a simple thing, with plastic-like cardboard for the face, a super-simple clockworks box on the back, and metal rod to attach/swing the pendulum. It requires 1 battery (seen above) & has plastic hands. The round metal part has rusted over time, but the clock still works after all these years. It has no yellowing or cracking. The copyright is 1991. Photo & owned by: Jacques MEULI
France Exclusive DSLite Black Statue Pack This special pack was only sold in France! It has a black DS Lite, 15th Anniversary Sonic figure/statue & the game Sonic Rush.
This is a collectors' set that came in a specially branded 15th anniversary box. Inside the big box ('tied' with the illusion of string printed graphic) is a smaller box that has the black DS lite, the normal looking game Sonic Rush & the Sonic 15th Anniversary display figure on base. (This shows up as a pre-order item elsewhere) The yellow label on the top lists what you get (in French) while the faux "stuck on" Sonic name tag says "The Pack Anniversary" It was sold in 2006. This is a cool collectible item pack! Photo discovered by: Lemonyuri