|Several names, one place. It's the Netherlands, but sometimes you can see "Dutch" or incorrectly sometimes "Holland". There's not a whole lot of goods specific to here, or made just for it. (Usually it shares some of the 'general European' Sonic items) However, what's here isn't that common, but it is interesting to see.|
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|This is a poster pull-out from a Dutch magazine. There are a few interesting things going on here. First off, it's obviously a CG'ish montage of Sonic Adventure 1 era stuff, but it's supposed to be advertising Sonic X. Why not just use some shot for the show? Sonic X was never CG, so this doesn't make sense. Then, there's the "Fox Kids" logo in the corner. That indicates that it's quite an early poster, because in Europe Fox Kids changed quickly into "Jetix" soon after the release of Sonic X. This measures 420 x 297 milimeters, so it's not all that big. Photo & owned by Hogger the Hedgehog|
|Here's another magazine pull out, this one's also for Sonic X, but you wouldn't suspect it due to...the art is ONLY Riders! It's a nice poster, and the art looks good here, but the Riders were never in the show so it doesn't make sense to use them. Maybe it's some type of cross promotion? Notice that this one is later, the logo in the corner has changed to "Jetix". The little writing above the logo looks like "Te Zien Bil" which must be some kind of slogan. This measures 420 x 297 milimeters, so it's not all that big. Photo & owned by Hogger the Hedgehog|
|This is a big give-away poster from "Kr@sh Magazine" in the Netherlands. It's not too busy with a cool sky shot of Sonic & Jet on their hover boards to help advertise Sonic Free Riders. It's great to see various publications giving away Sonic related things to help promote their own sales / game sales too..shows how popular Sonic really is. This measures 840 x 594 milimeters. Photo & owned by Hogger the Hedgehog|
|This is a set of "Wheelie" brand Tazos. They look like some kind of metal disks, with a small hole at the top of each one. They have rims, & colorful Sonic X themed art. You can see Tails, Sonic, Knuckles & Amy on the individual ones, plus most of the good guys of Sonic X plus Chris on the group one. The backs say "Jetix Wheelies Plus" Jetix was what distributed Sonic X in Europe usually. These are from the Netherlands, and are meant to decorate your bike wheels. The hole is where the spoke goes. It makes sense that they're metal, as bikes are sort of rough/outdoor items. However, using them would probably be bad for them if they got wet/worn/etc. This is an item better left unused. Discovered by MrCalistine, added info by HoggerTheHedgehog|
|These are 10 'feve like' figures. They are made of glazed porcelain. They're tiny, only about 2 inches high each, and are "lucky cake figures*". These were found in the Netherlands, but, did they originate there? Are they sold anywhere else? Did they come as a set, or did you have to collect each one? If it is a set, it's a great one, as they've selected a nice variety of characters and done a good job with most of them. The colors are correct, and the glaze is pretty evenly done, while each figure is posed in a different, fitting and creative way, usually to resemble a stock art. The set includes Rouge, Shadow, Tails, Amy, Espio, Knuckles, Charmy, Sonic, Cream & Blaze.|
|The worst figure is Amy, her eyes are completely wrong. Sonic's not that great either, but, since painted items like this vary, perhaps not all of them are that way. Espio is quite nice, and so is Blaze while Cream & Charmy are posed cutely. This is likely uncommon, but looks like a great line of little collectible figures. Discovered by: Victoria Vaporeon
*What is a lucky cake figure?
|Here are some mystery signs!
These signs appear to be made of solid plastic in 2 layers. They have a metal peg on the back for hanging. The curious thing is there's no markings on them at all.
|These are likely to have been store signs of some kind, like for displays. They measure 37 centimeters wide and 29 centimeters high. One is the Sonic Team looking logo, the other is Sonic X. They were likely chosen because they are sihloutte style and able to be cut/made simply enough with just 2 layers. As you can see the plastic for each is pretty thick. Even though they're mysterious / unmarked, they're a cool collectible to have on a wall in a Sonic room. Photos & owned by: Hedgy|