|Portugal usually shares Sonic items with Europe.
Items with a "European Release" will generally show up there as well, so it doesn't have a huge need for exclusive items. However, there are a few things which are made there, marketed only to there, or had Portugal as their main release area (but can show up elsewhere as well) This is a page for anything Portuguese Sonic, whether it's modern or classic.
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|Here are 2 all-plastic pins from Portugal. They are by Triunfo (probably "Triumph") likely give-aways with a product or some kind of purchase.|
|The pins are completely plastic, even the backing & the peg. This would likely make them pretty fragile & the backing easy to lose. The design appears to be an applied paper sticker for each one. The Tails looks quite like a piece of Japanese running-Tails stock art, but the other is clearly 100% Robotnik...interesting to get such a mash up of design choices. Also, if there's these 2 pins AND it's Sonic 3, you can bet there's a Sonic one & a Knuckles one as well. Photo discovered by MrCalistine|
|The third Triunfo pin appears, this time with poorly drawn Knuckles. They've chosen the rather off model look for him that was somewhat adopted by the UK Sonic the Comic, where his head is tall and his eyes are wierdly vertical. Triunfo makes cookies in Portugal.|
|Here is their Sonic 3 Sonic version pin. Disregard (probably) the poorly printing on the sticker because hopefully not all of these were like this with white specks in the black lines & a bit of blurryness. The art is a little odd, it has peace-sign Sonic, but the hand is so forward it's mostly 'hand'. The other hand is pointing at nothing. But his face is odd, and the ears are in the wrong place/looks distorted. If this is stock art it's not great and didn't appear much of anywhere else it seems. Photo discovered by Hedgy|
|The 5th pin in the Triunfo series is a bit of a surprise.
And, there are 2 reasons for that. First off is that the art is really actually good (taken from Sonic CD) and then also because it has nothing to do with what it's supposed to be advertising for. Because these were for Sonic 3, the choice of art doesn't make sense at all because Amy wasn't even in that game. The fully shaded/actually on-model art for the pin doesn't go well with the other designs, even Japanese 'simple type' Tails there at the top. Even if it doesn't fit in, it's still an interesting collectible to see. Photo discovered by Hedgy
|Here are 2 Sonic videos from Portugal. At left, you can see the AoStH logo there on the palm leaf, & the video company "Prisvideo" who was licensed to release whatever episodes are on this DVD. The art, however is unusual. Strange looking Tails & Sonic swing on a vine (similar to some UK art)
At right is the Sonic Christmas Special, and the only change made to that is to add the word "Natal" instead of "Christmas Special" (It's about the same meaning, but without the word special in there) It's great to see Sonic shows were translated into lots of languages so more people could enjoy them, and it's also interesting to see the various covers used. Photo & owned by: Francisco Teófilo