Movie Live Action Sonic Merchandise
(That I don't approve of)
|After the art fiasco that set the internet ablaze with flames for 'bad design' (true) in 2019 the "Sonic Movie" live action Hollywood production went back to the 'drawing board' and re-made the hideous hedgehog into something more akin to a friendly hairy bigfoot troll that happens to be blue.
People seemed to like this better, and so merchandise moved ahead. However it's #NotMySonic so, like bandana and sports tape loving Boom Sonic (And poor Stupid BoomKnuckles) the merchandise must all get corralled away onto a special page/set so as to keep it from contaminating other items. This is that page.
There is also Movie Clothing *
|Here is a spiral notebook themed for the movie.
This is, of course, a Sega Shop item. They are endlessly re-branding the hard-card wire spiral notebook with different themes for its front cover. In this case, it's all black with the movie logo at the top. The design is slightly awkward-jumping CG movie Sonic in front of a gold ring, shaded trapezoids, and a orange/blue fade background in the ring.
The CG art of him is heavily shadowed and darkened (as is the usual) as if he is leaping forth from a dim environment.
*Why they keep doing this is unknown, maybe to hide the design and that he has generic shoes (that aren't as stylish as real Sonic's shoes) but they are constantly burying this thing in shadows as if they didn't want anyone to see all of it/or note their (poorly) design.
|Here are 2 movie styled phone cases. They're both all black, and likely for whatever iphone was there in 2020 when the movie was released. (These cases are only ever for iphones anyway) The first case has MovieSonic shadowed away again, but this time he is pointing out from a darkened ring, with some rectangles in the background & the movie logo. The second has CG Moviesonic holding a ring, but set quite large so he goes off each edge of the case. They are a Sega Shop online exclusive, and are 35 dollars each.|
|Normally these would be on fan events/places...
But because it's movie-specific these items go here. At left you can see an AMC 30 theater--so, a really large one that's fairly fancy and long-standing which has the movie branding all over it. It's got the huge poster below the logo, and the tiles that would ordinarily have other movie's posters instead feature Sonic & Eggman portraits. The other remarkable thing is WHEN the photo was taken, which is August 2020, meaning that the theater just basically left this stuff up for waaaay way longer than it ever usually would.
All this is, of course, due to the virus pandemic. Sonic was the last actual big production movie to get released before the virus rampaged.
|With nothing else upcoming, the theater just filled up all of its empty ad-space with what it already had: the Sonic materials. This accidentally gives the movie much more exposure than it would usually have. It may have also contributed to the success because nobody wanted to release anything once they saw which way the "Winds of pandemic change" were blowing at the time. Remember: it was known about in December even--well before the release date. Advertisers, venue owners & more can't afford to 'play things down', 'deny', or ignore what could happen in the future. So they didn't, and Sonic Movie was it. (Trolls 2 was next--but it released to streaming and did super well during quarantine--also much better probably than it would have if everything had been normal at the time) Photo discovered by Taaron|
|Here's the Mascot Suit that was at some of the big premiers of the movie opening.
As you can see they....probably only retooled the head?
It looks like they added shag fur to just the head hoping to make it look like the hairy goblin in the movie. If you inspect it you can see that the lower face is connected to the brow ridge but look how well it is hidden! They're desperate still for him to have the natural looking mono-eye, even in the suit. They made the mouth big, but still set it to one side. The body could absolutely be modern Sonic but just given blue sleeves to make it fit.
What about the shoes?
Did he ever get his real shoes in the movie? The original scrapped one had PRODUCT PLACEMENT screaming loud ugly shoes but then they changed him to something else kind of meh but less screamingly bad. But it wasn't his real shoes? The mascot head looks a bit big for this to be the case for movie-style but...oh well. Photo discovered by Taaron
|In the usual cash in cash-grab...
Here comes Halloween with this accidentally scary costume. This is Movie Sonic costume, so...it's got a hairy texture printed on. It's the usual jumpsuit type thing with a hood simple costume that comes in a bag at all of the general Halloween sections & Halloween shops. It's got the movie logo, a gold ring, and is in kids sizes only. The back-photo (inset) shows that the hood is indeed spiked, but it looks like the texture for the actual back is printed on.
Do note that it doesn't come with gloves or shoes to complete the look. Photo by Taaron