|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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|Here is a collection of postcards released for Sonic Adventure 1 on the Dreamcast. These came out in 1998. In the collection, you got 1 card for each character in the game. Knuckles on a red card, Dr Eggman with his name across him on a black card with small text, Tails on a yellow one, E-102 Gamma on a gray card with his name down the edge, Amy on a pink card with her name at the top, and yes that's Big back there (you can only see his ear) on a blue/violet horizontal card. Sonic, and some text (it's way too small to read) is on a horizontal blue card that almost matches his color.
The card backs are nice too, with orange and black ink, Sonic face stamp-placement indicator, and SA1 watermark style logo. This is a nicely designed set of post cards. Were they a bonus item? Credit: Hikari Site
|Here are more Sonic Adventure 1 cards.
This may be a second set, or it's possible the set seen above on this page wasn't complete. This has close up portrait character cards, full-body picture cards & CG cards. It's fun to include the different kinds of special chao you could raise in the garden. There's the chaos one, the silver one, & 2 shiny mystery colors. It looks like Chaos 0 has a CG card as well, possibly. What are these cards for & where were they released/could be bought?
|This item was described only as a "Prize Card"
It's from 2015 (which you can read there in the orange oval) but what is it, exactly? It came inside this tri-folded paper, possibly a brochure or maybe a letter. The card itself seems to be plastic, and fits in the lift-a-flap paper holder stuck to the larger paper. It features CG Sonic, some blue sky & colored balloons. The letter & card text are all in Japanse though, so you can't really read it to see what it's about. Do write in with details for credit, if you can shed some light on the card/letter purpose! Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|A great big bag!
This is an all-cloth bag from the 1990s, which is a little uncommon because such re-useable "eco bags" were not really a fad/trend at the time. It's all light blue, with tough handles in the top center. It has the main image of Sonic & Tails with a simple green triangle background. The Segasonic logo is at the bottom, and there are 2 more poses for Sonic at the top in each upper corner of the bag. The item that's on it there is a plastic lighter, so it kind of gives you an idea of the size. A re-use-able bag is always handy, and this one's got great classic style. It is too bad that it's uncommon. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|Here is a confusingly-labeled Soccer Football Sonic themed item.
It is a long semi-transparent red plastic stick with pointy end. The top has a small Sonic figure (fully 3D) where he's holding a soccer football between his hand and one foot while sitting? on a blue spring or stack of blue disks. The other hand looks like it's reaching down, but holding nothing/resting on nothing.
The item description called this "EarPick". But why?
Look how sharp it is! No one would EVER want this thing near their ears. "Don't put sharp things in your ear" is advice as old & obvious as "Don't eat gravel stones off the ground". Plus, the soccer theme has nothing to do with ears, hygene or anything, so what is this item REALLY? Write in if you know for credit. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|Just what is this Sonic 2 themed disk?
It's on top of a plastic, but it doesn't really look like a pin-button. Is it a sticker? A plastic? But, whatever it is, it has some sort of odd art. It's Sonic & Tails running, and they're fully shaded...but look at Sonic. His face is sort of...flattened? One ear is pointed directly sideways, and his spikes seem to be shaded as if they're all in just 1 row. (Which, it was well known by Sonic 2 that this was never the case, but the 'half-pipe' special stage proved it) Tails' shoes are oddly big, but he's otherwise fairly normal looking.
|Here is an engraved Zippo Lighter.
Is it official, or was the engraving done after it was made plain? (As in, was it an ordinary lighter that was customized) It's difficult to know, because a flat metal surface like that is super easy to engrave. It has Segasonic logo at the top on the flip up lid, and 'laying-waiting/finger tapping' Sonic from the Sonic CD sprite as the graphic. Under him, is the "life of power" quote, along with the Sega logo. The bottom edge is branded for Zippo. Because lighters like this are mostly for cigarettes, it's uncommon. However, there ARE Sonic ash-trays too, even though smoking is bad and Sonic would never endorse it. It's a confusing item. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|This is a big, blue paper bag with twisted paper-cord handles.
It's one of those semi-re-use-able bags made of thick paper. It's all blue with white writing & outline-type art design. The front has Segasonic with the "life of power" quote with laying/finger tapping Sonic art. The back has 'fists up' Eggman (who is labeled) and it looks like probably Tails is at the bottom there, maybe shown running past him? It's too bad the fold of the bottom of the bag conceals this part of the art. Which store had this bag? Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram
|The very definition of miscelaneous things...in piles!|
|Here is quite a variety of Sonic items, some seen before, and others not. It seems to be centered around 10th Anniversary stuff. What can you spy here? The inflatable Chao arm hugger, inflatable Sonic face arm-strap, the 10th Anniversary tee, & a blue bag with elastic cord mesh on the exteriror. The bag has the 10th Logo tag, but no obvious Sonic branding/images. The 6 things in packages are the figureal SA1 "name base" keychains. There are 2 of the same metal pencil case with Sonic & Chao, a package of Puyos (non Sonic) strap farthest to the right is also non-Sonic. The two blue items in the lower left photo are post cards, there's also a canvas drawstring top bag, shelf wobbler (white STK flat piece) & that rounded edge piece of cloth that nobody still knows what it is.
Items that DONT appear elsewhere on Gear (Yet) are the two cubes above, small red package, blue oval rectangle keychain, Heroes logo square, mini blue pack, disk shaped item, black sihloutte rectangle & from the lower left the flat long rectangle. It's quite a collection of interesting things...even if it's not known what all of them are.
|Here is a nice, blue rectangle. But what is it? It could be a mini poster, a post card, or something else. Whatever it is, it's from Sonic Adventure 1, and has that odd hand-under-leg 'circle Sonic' for the main art. The tiny text over the logo is the "life of no regrets" little quote/poem that generally appeared on earlier items. Do you know what this is? Write in for credit. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|What's this card? It's a "Sega Stocks Share-Holder Correspondence" letter! How unusual to see, & certainly 'random'. If you owned an amount of Sega Stocks in 1997, this likely would come in the mail. Notice how Sonic is all over it, despite Sega making other properties. It has a cool STK graphic on the front (with the moon?) & 2 Sonic arts inside. All the text is in Japanese (of course) Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|
|What are these mini figures? They are Amy Rose & Eggman in 'chibi' style. Each one is shown standing on a thick star shape. Notice that they also have a cord or drawstring of some kind on the back. These are mint in the package here, which just has a standing Sonic on the back.|
|There's no label or anything on the package to give you a clue of what these are. What needs both a base AND a string? Write in if you know for credit. Photo discovered by @JapanAnimePosters on Instagram|