|There are so many great Home Decor items from Japan. It is so unfortunate that they are so rare. With many fans having a "Sonic Room" a lot of these items would really help give it a totally Sonic look. This page will contain both 1990s classic items, and SA style modern items too. New old things keep being discovered!|
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|Here is an "Acrylic Stand".
And...it's pretty much just what it says it is. Flat, colored pieces of thin acrylic hard plastic cut to a shape & set on a base. You would use this to decorate on top of a cabinet or shelf, as it is one-sided.
In 2020, Sega decided to do a mini slogan/branding thing for Sonic (they have in the past) with positioning him as "DJ Popcultcha", and showing him with vibrant colors or doing the record turn-tables. This stand is here to promote that with it's fun vinyl record shaped base. The art has Sonic being a DJ at the turntables in a very "SA1" like style (almost the 'big dumb grin'/bent teeth/curved eye/pupil & odd bending pose) with yellow headphones not quite on his ears. He's labeled with an offset 'banner' at the bottom. The effect of the acrylic is actually pretty interesting, because
|it looks a little like a graphic from a website or a .jpg or something 'made real' like something pulled from the screen & set in a room. The SegaShop (Japan Only) posted about it, so it is likely some kind of exclusive. Discovered by:|
|Here is a big wall calendar from 1994.
It was a Japan exclusive item, and had 2 months per large size page, so there's only technically 6 pages to the whole thing. The front cover here uses nice matte silver ink & has cool looking Sonic & Tails in front of the date. As you can see, the "Segasonic" branding was still in effect for this year.
|Here are all the pages of the calendar. It uses the famous "Sonic Screen Saver" art that was all done by 1 artist who has this particular style. There's way more art than this, they just chose a select few pieces for the calendar, then applied them to various colored backgrounds to make the pages.
The art always has cute scenes with Sonic & Tails doing a fun activity, and then lots of little detail in the backgrounds for you to spot. (A little alien on the meteor, Eggman hiding in the woods, etc) The images are always super colorful, fun and friendly. They are ideal for a calendar but...what are all those numbers down the edge?
Those are the dates--so how are you supposed to really use it? Where are you supposed to write for the dates that are too close to the art? Also there's no dividers between the numbers to help you keep within the dates.
The tiny text in the bottom corner is the 'live a life of power' quote, and it's the same on all the pages. Why bottles in the photo? Because the calendar rolls up/probably also came in a roll. Photos discovered by Hedgy
|A different kind of calendar!
These are chocolate Advent Calendars. Counting down the days till Christmas with Sonic is even more fun when you add chocolate candy to the process. These are for 2 different years & each features a snow scene with Sonic. The first has him on his snowboard doing a trick, and the second has him dressed in a mini Santa outfit in front of a tree with balloons.
|The little doors are numbered, one to open for each day to see which chocolate you'll get. The doors can be shut again so you can see the whole scene. What's that black rectangle in the corner? It is a "FairTrade" seal, to ensure that no slaves were used to gather the chocolate. (Yes that is an actual consideration to have to take in the 2010s era when these were made) These were likely a Japan only item.|