|Sonic the Hedgehog Accessories of Japan Page 3|
|If it's from Japan, and you can wear it, but it isn't clothing, chances are, it's right here. Japan had plenty of accessories with which to decorate yourself. However, many of these items had co-releases in other countries, they just changed the packageing. Don't be surprised if you see some of these things else where, or even own some yourself! Thanks to wider releases for some of these items, they are fortunatly not all that rare.|
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|These hats have big embroidery! The bright red Sonic cap & bright yellow Tails cap both feature a nicely done embroidered design for the front that's larger than usual. It takes up the whole front of the hat.|
|Because embroidery is labor-intensive, hardy, and has to be done carefully to have good quality, it's usually not done very big. These quality caps are a great exception, with the very cute yet seldom used sitting Tails art & profile running Sonic. Both have the "Segasonic" branding in green letters with "The Hedgehog" in black. The caps are still in their clear plastic wrap packaging. Where could these have been obtained? Photo discovered by: @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|Here is a blue strap watch from Sega World in Japan. It has spinning Sonic on the face, no numbers, and normal black watch-hands. The buckle is metal, & the strap keeper loop is clear (As is the face-edge) The strap has the Sega logo, says 'segaworld' & near the holes it has the large "X" that you see there. The words in the boxes are|
|"X-Citing" and "You'll WANT!!". Why bother to spell those things out? It seems kind of a strange slogan to put on a watch. Photo discovered by: @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|Here is another embroidered baseball cap style hat--it's likely from some type of set, where each had has the Segasonic label, and a large embroidered design over the whole front. In this case, it's a green/yellow circle with Sonic & Tails posing in front of it. The Segasonic banner is white, with the red stripe only at the edges/tips. Because the embroidery is large enough, you can see that Sonic is doing a theumbs up & Tails looks cheerful. The hat is otherwise plain black. With a nice, big & sturdy all-sewn on design, this is a nice classic cap to have.
This hat seems to be in the original packaging/bag. Photo discovered by: @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|This is likely the 1st coin purse made in the shape of Sonic's head. (You can see another, later one also here on Accessories) It's made of faux leather, is tan inside & has the zipper at the bottom, under his chin. The back has the Segasonic stamp & copyright. Notice how it only includes the top 2 spikes. Most items with 'just his face', have 3, it's another hallmark of how early this was made. Photo discovered by: @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|This is an umbrella that was exclusivly available at Sega World Japan. It's white plastic (instead of waterproof fabric) & has a more curved shape. There are blue Sega World logos & a panel (likely 2, other unseen) with sihlouette standing Sonic, the logo, and what is believed to be the "life of power" quote below it, written pretty small.
Notice the oddly colored areas of the umbrella. These are spots where the plastic is getting old. There's also a hole in it near the top. Sometimes old plastic items don't hold up too well, as they dry out. Photo discovered by: @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|This square of red cloth is a Sonic handkerchief.
Currently, its use is as a folded/fancy peice of cloth to place in a mans' coat pocket to add color to the outfit (usually) However, it used to be 'a tissue you could launder!' So, no-wonder nobody really wants the original purpose.
This one is a little odd, the red background with big blue Segasonic the Hedgehog writing is a little glaring/clashy. Then, the same thing is written again, this time in the regular logo font at the top...across the writing. At the bottom, it has running Eggman with the text "I Like Your Style Dr. Eggman"...which kind of doesn't make sense there? The whole thing just seems a little mis-matched in the way its designed. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|Here is a small personal umbrella. It's black with a simple black handle. It's shown here in its protective sleeve/bag. The sleeve has Segasonic the Hedgehog on it, along with outline faces for Tails on one end & Sonic on the other.
Does the umbrella itself have any Sonic designs or features printed on it? (It can be assumed likely, if they're printed here, it should at least have some Sega branding on the umbrella itself) Photo may appear to the right of this description if anyone ever finds a loose one of this umbrella/open. discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|Here's a classic watch with some grayscale style.
It's mostly black/white/gray, but uses the red hands of the analog watch for a bit of contrast. The watch face has a Sonic face with fist, & the logo while the other half is checkered. The band has 'fist up' classic Sonic repeated on it 4 (well....3.5) times. It also has black squares along the edges. The Segasonic logo is also printed on both sections of the band. It has a simple black buckle & band-holder.
The red hands of the watch really make this design stand out more than usual, it's a real nice touch. discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|It's time for Sonic with this fun, colorful classic watch. The blue watch face has red polka dots, & 3 Sonic stock arts. Standing/finger waving, getting ready to run, & running. It has the plain 'Sonic' logo on the face too, which is a little unusual because the band has the Segasonic one. What's cool about this watch, is that Tails isn't left out...he's all over the band! discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|In 2017 a company in Japan called Anippon got a license and made some Sonic merch including...these shoes!
These loafer style shoes have been made to look like Sonic's sneakers, or at least be highly themed after them. With a wide white sole-edge, all red tops & added white strap with gold tone buckle, they're doing a pretty good job. (Be sure to only wear white socks with these, for maximum fun!) The shoes make their debut with this 'green hill' themed box/stand & little clear plastic Sonic pop up thing.
The interior of the shoe is printed with the Anippon logo & the heel of each shoe (if you look closely) has a large red-thread embroidery of the modern Sonic logo.
|These shoes are clearly just a repurposed loafer with added strap that doesn't do anything, but the effect is still pretty cool. These ARE in adult sizes too, so anyone can wear them AND they are for outdoor use (unlike the big slippers) so they're pretty much all purpose for anyone, which people have been waiting for.|
|These can be bought in the Anippon store, but they're also supposed to be selling them online (to anywhere?) through their web site, but possibly for a limited run of some kind. Japan Amazon *You need a Japan Account* also has these. They're about $78.00 when you convert the currency. Discovered by All-Star Warriors|
|This small round item is a coin purse.
Anippon (makers of the shoes above) produced this in 2017 with their classic Sonic license. It's made of colored faux leather, with big, thick stitching all around for a simple dotted-line looking effect. The zipper is on the upper edge, with a black thick (likely also stitchy) zipper pull. Because it is round, it has classic rolling Sonic on a green background. This will be sold through their website.
|It's a Mania Bandanna!
This fun red bandanna is covered in Sonic Mania themed designs. It has a logo in one corner, and a character profile silhouette in white in each other corner. The edges have star bumpers, rings designs & paislies. The center has a big star, checkered ground, loops & running Sonic, Flying Tails & gliding Knuckles. You can wear a bandanna, or pin it up on the wall to have a decoration. This is a cool accessory with lots of detail to help promote Mania.
|Here's a cool Sonic watch in a matching tin.
This Sonic themed watch comes in its own special silver-tone metal tin. The tin has a Sonic sihloutte on top with "Sonic" spelled out in an interesting font, with segasonic below it. There's a sticker in the top with 'blurry fast' Sonic that says "Segasonic Timewatch" The watch itself has a blue strap, yellow band with "Segasonic" written on it, another band with some blue stars, a standing all-blue Sonic in the face & numbers along the outside twisting-dial. It looks like the card to keep the watch in place inside also has a Sonic line art on it. There's a small rectangle item in there (a tag? a label?) with the SonicTeam logo on it. The watch clearly has some nice design going for it, and the packaging is really good as well, with branded aspects and fun art all over it. An excellent collectible! Photo discovered by:
|Here is a Pochi Purse.
It's a soft and squeezable silicone Sonic coin purse. It's all blue, with probably a zip top. Here, it's new in the clear plastic box. There is modern finger-waving Sonic on the front, and his legs fade into the background/bottom of the purse before it gets to his socks/feet.
This item is probably a booth-swag exclusive item from Sega at the FES in 2019. FES is a consumer electronics/games type convention/show where big companies have booths and sometimes demo games. And where there are booths, there's often give away token items like this one here. It's a fun enough collectible, especially if the back is FES labeled or it has a year marked on it.