|More Japanese Sonic the hedgehog themed electronics & electronic accessories. Old or new, big or small, all of the Japanese Sonic themed electronics will appear on these pages. This can include battery powered things, plug in items, vidogames & accessories (includes LCDs) and anything else that runs off of electricity that isn't a normal console or video game. This can include cases for your electronics too!|
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|A better look at banks!
These "Sonic Coin Banks" have appeared on other pages of gear, because it was difficult to track down what they really were. Look at the Eggman, the coin slot is in the back--you'd never know he was a bank from just a front-photo.
But these money boxes have added value: they're electronic, too! Every time you put in a coin, they play a sound out of the speaker holes you see.
|The base is where you can get the coins out, and probably where the batteries go, too. The real mystery is: what sound do these make when you add a coin? The "get a ring" sound would be very fun and logical, but things aren't always following logic...you can write in for credit if you have heard one of these battery banks.
Notice that Knuckles is here, but it's still under the old 'segasonic' branding, this was likely at the very end of that type of branding.
|The packaging is simple, they're just in a clear poly-bag with a cardboard sleeve sort of...shoved around it. It doesn't look like something that would stay on very well. Where were these sold? Were they a crane game prize or off the shelf/win with tickets?
They're still fun to see with fists up Knuckles, thumbs up Eggman, finger waving Sonic & chin in hands Tails 3D figure busts.