|When did Sonic the Hedgehog catch on in Korea?
(Write in if you know...but it appears to be around the time of Sonic X) Korea has a fair amount of interesting Sonic items. There are sure to be more, so if you live there, visit there or know anyone who has anything that's not on this page, please do send it in! These detailed & quality goods are both colorful & interesting. Will a classic item show up? Why don't these things ever turn up on ebay? There are still questions to be answered.
|Look how popular Amy Rose is!
She's got a whole set of colored pens/markers themed just for her! There's a flower & bow pink motif Amy design on the front of the clear plastic holder. Each pen has several pictures of Amy, along with a row of hearts. Cute & colorful, these are very suited for Amy or her fans.
Photo by SonicTeam.
|This is a plastic puzzle featuring the cast of Sonic Adventure 1. You can see it's in sort of a bag like packageing. The back of the card seems to have mini 1 line character descriptions/profiles of the characters in the puzzle. The puzzle is incomplete/pieces shuffled in this photo. Photo by SonicTeam.|
|This is a water color paint set with a Sonic theme. The colors are either powders or thick gels in little plastic tubes. You dilute them a bit on a pallet to use. The Sonic theme here is a little strange, as it has E102 Gamma in the background, shooting a spiral green laser at/near Sonic who is on a bent skateboard. This was released around the SA1 era, so it used that early SA art. It's great to see E appearing on goods though. Photo by SonicTeam.|
|This is a collection of fun, mini spiral note pads. They look like list pads...possibly for homework or something. Each pad is different. The Sonic one shows him with meteors/space setting, and has stars & SA blue-tone art inside. The Knuckles one has wiggly edges, red coated plastic spiral & blue-tone Knuckles disk shaped art inside, with simple lines for writing. The Amy one is nice & pink, but look at Tails sleeping on his towel in the background. He's emitting/bubbling/snoring hearts out. (The Sonic note didn't have anything interesting on the back, is why it doesn't appear here) Photo by SonicTeam.|
|Korea got its own exclusive bonus content with Sonic Generations. It got a "Special DVD with Original Soundtrack CD". (See both in photo at right) Note the Korean text on the box (but then why is everything else in English, wouldn't that confuse people who can't read it?) What's the content like on the special DVD? Is it similar/same as what Europe got? This is a great bonus package.|
|This is a larger version of the notebook seen above. It's pretty much identical to the small one, with meteors, logo & SA1 Sonic. What does it say in Korean in that oval thing? It's cool to see different sizes of useful Sonic supplies. Photo by SonicTeam|
|Here's something interesting that's just Korean. It's Sonic 2 , which you'll know for the Game Gear, but here it's a cartridge for the non-portable console, the Mark III. It uses the same artwork as the PAL box (shown here). The cartridge is pretty tall, not like those short rectangle Genesis ones. You can see how big it is compared to the system in the bottom photo. The top has foil & Korean writing, likely to be the title. Photo & owned by: MetaRidley001|
|It's the highly coveted "Soap Shoes Sonic!" This big, quality plush has the famous 'soap shoes' for rail grinding and is usually thought to have been a costly and not-long released Japan Only item. However, this photo from Korea along with the info is helping to prove otherwise. There, the doll was released with Sonic Heroes (note: paper tag) bundled with the game itself. It's unclear if he's some kind of really cool pre-order bonus or if he was with a 'deluxe edition' or|
|something similar. What a cool item to offer with the game....no-matter how it was offered! Korean fans were really in for a treat with this cool plush around. Photo discovered by Pichu97|
|This is a set of modern Sonic plushes, only sold in Korea. Here, they are in some sort of prize machine, sitting on a top shelf. They're all pretty large...and pretty detailed as well.
If you look closely, you can see Amy's fingers, Shadow's shoe-bottoms have actual texture, & Knuckles' fists are actually pretty big. There are a few oddities going on here though...
|Everyone has "Center Smile", which is a little odd. Amy can sometimes have it, Tails has it most frequently...but Knuckles should never, and neither really should Sonic. Shadow is too folded over to see what's going on with his expression. Then, Sonic's eye-shine-dots are at the bottom instead of the top, where everyone elses' are. His spikes are also a little thin/long somehow? They are certainly a good effort with their own unique patterns (ex. not copies of other pre-existing dolls) however with this angle it's a little hard to tell exactly what's going on with them. These are certainly a set that is interesting to see. Discovered by Pich97/Charlie|