|Sonic the Hedgehog Random Japanese Items Page 4|
|Even more random Sonic the Hedgehog things from Japan. This is a catch-all for items that there arn't quite enough of to have their own dedicated page yet. Watch for things on this page to be moved in the future though, as the collection of stuff builds up. But, you know if it's from Japan, it's got to be an interesting look!|
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|This is the 10th Anniversary themed Sonic lighter. It's all metal (likely brushed steel or aluminum) with a flip top lid. As seen here, it comes in a metal tin with cut foam insert. The 10th logo is engraved onto one side. Photo by SonicTeam|
|Behold....a square of cloth with Sonic on it! Just what we needed.|
|Here are some bonus items for the release of Sonic Boom Fire & Ice, but only in Japan. But...why aren't these on the "Boom Gear" page?
Because they've got nothing at all to do with Boom. They're all normal classic style items. There are acrylic mini Sonic arts which snap into a stand up base (see the little pegs on the bottoms), another crystal cube & a 25th Anniversary mug.
Why release classic stuff with a Boom game? It's the only new game coming out during this, the 25th Anniversary year.
|The stuff is actually really super! The mug has great design, the crystal cube is 3D and the acrylic pieces bring cute & fresh new art! As a bonus-item-only all the items are likely to be rare, & the good design will ensure it's all desireable.|
|Here are 5 boxes of...things. What are these? Bendys? PVC Mini-figures? Whatever they are, we have some rare gems in here! All sorts of great game robots or badniks! Chop-Chop the fish, Crabmeat the Crab, that flying thing that was purple, Roller, Caterkiller, the Pig who did bombs in Sonic 1. Even Eggman/Robotnik and...Metal Sonic!
What a set! The Sonic and Tails sculpts aren't that great, but the robots are spot on! I mean, this has to be the ONLY Bombin' Pig action figure you'll see today.
NOTE: These were also available in the UK in 1994-95
|Some little PVCs would not be all that remarkable...except that there are 3 unique Chao in here. A normal Chao, a Nights-type flying Chao and a little Sonic Running Chao with bunny ears! Everyone would LOVE these, why don't they release them? Are they toys, display figures or something else? This photo is very small & old, it's too bad there's not a better one to see the fun different chaos closer-up.|
|While the USA still seems to have more Sonic sporting goods, Japan gets these fun golf balls! These are clearly SA1 era, and use the familiar stock art for Sonic & Amy here. Even the boxes are cool, with each side decorated with character art & logos. Each ball has a Sonic or Amy portrait and the words "Super Sonic". Great for collectors & golf fans too. Photos by SonicTeam|
|All of these little locks are rare and old. All lock photos discovered by Calistine|
|Remember the set of tiny locks seen way back on Japan Random 1? These may or may not be an actual lock from that collection. Yes, it's still a padlock, but it is figural instead of a flat enamel (as those appeared to be) Little Amy looks classic and cute here in her Sonic CD outfit. Chibi-style Eggman is (surprisingly) giving a thumbs-up with 1 hand behind his back. Little Sonic has a super round head, & mini Tails looks excited while also doing the thumbs up. Look how well they sculpted his tails. The keyhole is in the character's shoe, though the key is missing for all. This is a very fun & cute collection of small locks.|
|This item was labeled 'a sticker', but what's it for? How big is it?
It was likely a booth prize of some sort, as it is from the Tokyo Game Show in 2016. What's interesting about it, is that if it's from 2016, why is it really-really trying to be classic looking & not Mania-like? It has 'getting ready to run' Sonic standing before a wooden loop that goes into a bridge over water in the background.
What's that red square there? It's meant to look like a stamp, and certainly has words but they're all those kanji type characters so you can't read it. Do write in if you know what this says for credit. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|Here is a figure that you can put together. It is made by Muzzle Vinyl in fall of 2020. In this case, the vinyl for the figure is somewhat soft. You have to put him together, but he is already fully painted when you get the 'kit'. After assembling, it says that you can still turn the head and move the arms, so it's not quite an 'action figure' but also not quite 'display figure'.
It is not that large at 16 centimeters high, however, it seems to be expensive at what is likely to be 66 dollars to buy it. But why is it so costly if it's not even assembled and it is also small and lacks articulation?
|The likeness is pretty decent, it does look nicely like classic style Sonic. The paint is bright with very tidy edges and zero overspray. His expression is ok, set in the 'determined Sonic' look. It's a solid looking item, but a bit pricey. Discovered by Taaron|
|Now here's something that's going to be costly...
It's the Japan Sonic Golf Bag. This was released in 2022 for the 30th Anniversary. It's quite a classy looking bag as well, with very 'Sonic' color choices and an extremely tidy look. The shoulder strap cushion has 3 rings, one side of the bag has the modern logo really big in color and offset, the 30th logo is on one edge along with another modern logo & the other side of the bag has a white silouette of Sonic where he's swinging a golf club. Also note the keychain/tag thing that dangles with the logo, and the cap part having another Sonic face on it as well. There are all the usual clips, handles, rings & hooks that one would expect on a very nice golf bag.
|With how many colors that were used, the embossing of the material, the size of the item, and the work that went into this...it's got to be quite costly. Price pending when someone sees/adds it.|
|To go with the Golf Bag above...
Of course, there are collectible golf balls too! There have been Sonic themed golf balls before, but these are specific to the 30th Anniversary. In a box, you get a set of 3 of them, each with a different stamp on it. One has silouette Sonic swinging a club, another has the SonicTeam face, and the 3rd has the 30th logo, but with a Sonic torso added above the "0" so it looks like the 'spinning legs' stylized art.
The box is stylish with primary colors & gray. The stripes resemble the golf bag accents a little as well. It is a good set of collectible golf balls, but is is a Japan exclusive.
|For Sonic Riders Zero G, a special snowboard was created.
Of course, with the 'flying boards' theme of the whole game, a non-flying snowboard is an appropriate choice. However, snowboards are very large, heavy and expensive to make and costly to sell. Probably not a whole lot of these got made and it's probably very expensive. The art is all CG, with fist-forward Sonic & the Sonicteam logo at the top, the Riders ZeroG subtitle logo in the middle, and Jet the Hawk looking aggrivated at the bottom with the Sega logo. The background is bright/streaky as if there were explosions or energy going on. The little dots you see there are where the foot attachment hardware would go, if the board were actually set up to be used. Specialty items like this are generally used for display by hanging them on the wall as an art item.
|Japan really seems to enjoy its guitars.
This time, the company ESP makes a nice new one for 2023. It has an all classic theme. The body of the guitar is totally covered in black line art for a bunch of different overlapped collaged Sonic stock arts. He's a dense pattern, scattered all over along with rows of tiny triangles, squares, rings and the classic logo. The top of the guitar where the knobs are has the logo in white and is red so that it will resemble his shoe/the white strap over it. The neck doesn't seem to have anything themed going on with it. The art is slightly 'sketchy' as some of the inner lines remain on purpose for the effect.
This is a nicely designed item, the red top brings a splash of color, and the scattered art invites the eye for a closer look at the instrument.
This is likely to be really limited and probably also really expensive.
Could you detect the Eggman among the design? Look again because he has sneaked on there.