Suspicious Title Card
This page is for suspicious & strange items AND "Red Herring" items.
These are things like 'false cameos' where it LOOKS like it might be a Sonic thing, but then isn't. It's also for fishy things which look like bootlegs, but havn't been proven one way or another. Mysterious items that could be hoaxes of some kind (a hoax is something that doesn't actually get made/marketed, it's a trick played on people--so it's fake, but not really "real" as in for sale) also will appear in hopes of being solved. Items will be coming & going from the page, as they get proved one way or another. Things like red herrings will stay, as they have no other category to appear in.
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Pointing Bad Pin UK This pin is so bad that it's suspect!
This is supposed to be an official pin from the UK in the 90s around the release of Sonic 2. (Where the 'pointing Tails' art is from) However, it's just SO BAD and riddled with errors that it's difficult to believe it's the real deal & would pass Sega approval. First off, Sonic has blue arms. Australia Segaworld was fond of this error and got away with it frequently, but the UK never did. Then, look at his folded hand, it's shrivelled and way too small. What's even going on with his legs? Tails is missing a finger on his pointing hand & what's all the blue under Sonic's chin area between his body?
Yes, keep in mind that the shiny areas of the metal don't photograph well (they reflect and look black) but despite that....
the whole thing is still really a mess of bad angles, missed detail and poor design. This pin requires proof to move to mutant gear OR to bootlegs. (Can't move to UK pins because it is indeed mutant gear) Photo discovered by Pichu97