|Miscellaneous Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog Items|
|Here is a collection of items that just don't fit in anywhere else. Sometimes, the items are so random that you can't even tell what they are! This does not mean they are not interesting to look at, though. Impress everyone with your knowledge of the obscure.|
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|A collection of Christmas Tree ornaments, with a little Sonic and Amy Rose figures in the middle of the selection. It looks like a plush sort of candy cane, wreath & stocking, with a "stocking like" hard material Sonic shoe, some things with bows that may have little figures on top & something random sort of toward the top of the tree. Because the photo is small and old it is hard to tell what everything is, or how it is Sonic related. A nice addition to the tree for the holidays.|
|Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Beach Towel. This has a great and vibrant design, complete with Rouge, Chaos and Eggman too. It's rather too bad that the photo is so small, the towel probably has good detail.|
|A Sonic tin of some kind. It has a picture of a CD on it, so it is likely to be a CD case. The Sonic art is definately Japanese style. Where was this sold, is it made of plastic or metal?|
|Here is a Sonic lighter. Why?
There are at least 2 lighters with Sonic from Japan. This one is rather plain, with a little attached metal bit with stock art Sonic. The rest is just printing stamped onto the white plastic. Most people right away think 'smoking' when they see a lighter, but smoking is not cool...so why make Sonic lighters? I guess there are other things you might need to set fire to, (camping!) but it still seems like an odd choice of merchandise to associate Sonic with. Part of the problem might be that smoking is popular over there, even though you shouldn't do it and it's very lame. Sonic should be helping people quit!
Even though it's a bit odd, it's still collectible.
|Here is a rather large disk! But, just what is it? It's Sonic the Fighters themed, and apparently shiny (note reflection at top/edge). It's next to a coin bank (bottom right) so you can guess the size. Is it a plate? An advertising piece? It was being auctioned off in a lot & unlabeled. Write in if you know what it might be.|
|A medal on a ribbon. This was a prize in the Sonic Advance 2 Gaming competition. This medal appears silver, is there also gold and bronze?
Photos by Alessandro
|This bag was made to celebrate the release of SonicR. You could likely get it if you pre-ordered or bought the game at electronics stores in Japan. Japan had more fancy style bags than the US. This one has Sonic R on the front, but Grandia art on the back. The art they chose is quite nice, even getting Metal Sonic in on the background. The bag is another of the tough plastic style ones. Photographed and owned by Scavanger4Food.|
|What's a wobbler?
Who knows, but this is supposed to be a photo of 3 of them. They look like some kind of paper or cardboard tag with a strap? Maybe you hang it from something and it flops around? This is a give-away item, probably a booth item from a convention. It is to advertise Sonic & Black Knight. You can see the release date on there & the game's title in that specific metallic textured font they used. Photo by SegaEU
|Here is a postcard that's supposed to be from 1998. It has Sonic, Tails & Knuckles, but it still uses the "Segasonic" name, which is a little unusual for the time. It may have been one of the last few items to have 'segasonic' printed on it.|
|This is supposed to be a selection of puzzles. (but there's no real proof) It's 4 boxes (The others may be games or DVDs) that look sort of thick & all have some nice classic Sonic art on the tops. (Is some of it unique? It's hard to tell because the old picture here is rather small) Write in if you can prove these are puzzles for credit.|
|It uses the background from the 'screen saver', but places in stock art for each of the characters. The back has a logo, says "Sega" & has a tiny Sonic line art in 1 corner. Credit: Hikari Site|
|Here are 3 rectangular items.
And this is why the page is named 'random Sonic items'...they sure are items but they're random enough that...who knows what they are? Little note books? A manual? A mini guide? How big are they? The middle one looks like it could be a pamphlet of some kind. Each one says "Sonic the Hedgehog" somewhere on the front.
|Do you recognize anything here? Write in if you know what any of these are. Credit: Hikari Site|
|Here are some....items!
Yes it's a shelf & some hang cards of things. But what are these? They're all under the label of "Sonic Goods", likely at the Tokyo Joypolis somewhere. There are round items in bubble cards to the right, Sonic face rectangle items in the middle, flat (maybe pens?) in a basket & a square with a yellow background on the left.
Write in if you know what any of these things may be.
|Here's a special commemorative coin!
It's for the 25th Anniversary of Sonic in 2016! This coin should appear (somehow) at Joypolis. Notice the number on the bottom of the back of the coin: "0003" If the coins are being numbered like this, it means there will only be up to 9999 coins made (hence, really limited edition) So it's not like they'll just be something you can buy over the counter. The coin itself looks very nice, rimmed with dates, the Anniversary, & stars.
|It has classic Sonic waving a finger on the front (with good deep relief) & the 25th logo on the back. The coin itself is not bright/shiny, but rather a pewter tone. How could this be aquired?|
|A fitting container for the fantastic 25th Anniversary coin!
This special square shaped collectors tin / box appeared on the anniversary date itself. So anyone who gets a coin, would get this box too. It has a painted blue exterior, with the logo in silver. The inside is shiny for the lid & padded foam for the coin. There's a notch so the coin can easily be lifted from the foam to flip it over. The foam keeps the coin safe & can let you prop it up for display (coin doesn't roll away) This is an added layer of luxury for the commemorative coin.
|Here's a closer look at the 25th Anniversary Boxed Sonic Display figure. It's finger-waving classic Sonic on a black round base with the 25th logo in silver printed on it. The box is square, with single front/top window & 25th branding all over.|
|The back has the product info (All in Japanese) while the sides have colorful scatterings of chaos emeralds, rings & star bumpers along with Sonic in the winged ring. It's a pretty cool collectible that would display well mint in the box as well. It is rumored to have been a UFO catcher only item. If it is, it's likely to end up uncommon..|
|Here is a better look at all 3 of the "Suction Cup Sonic" figures. These small plastic figures are hollow & each has a clear suction cup attached under the feet. The figures are done in a mini sort of 'sd'-ish style. Sonic fares the worst with this desigh ans he looks super fat & his socks look like pants that have fallen down on him. Amy looks quite nice, as she's wearing clothes that hide the squished shape. Tails' has almost the same issues as Sonic, but his eyes are slightly mis-printed. These are uncommon. What are they for? Why would you need to stick a figure to something? discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram.|