|NEW General Merchandise Page
Still more wonderful and interesting miscellaneous Sonic items from Britain (and around in the UK) all of these things were either made there or sold there.. Info on where to get the item is added where possible. As more categories are added, things may move off these "General Merchandise" pages and onto more specific ones.
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|Wow, what's all this stuff doing in one photo?
And...isn't some of this stuff known to be USA items?
It's true...because here comes Jazwares figures & the known-Amazon 'lunch kit' stuff...but the answer is that a place called "Mercedes Benz World" brought it all together...for...reasons. As you know, Mercedes-Benz is a car type, but they also have a car promoting & educational area in Brookland Surrey in England. You can go there to see a tour, learn about what they do & more.
However, for whatever reason, they decided to amass up a bunch of Sonic merchandise in the MB World, possibly as prizes or maybe an exhibit? Could it have been a Sega cross-promotion? MB published the above image online (But it was only found much later, and without their context with it so that's why all these questions)
|You can see a Sonic Racing / Speed Star themed soft-sides lunch box with matching drink cooler, a slection of Jazwares 3.75 inch line figures, including the Chaotix, 2 Jazwares modern Sonic & Tails larger plush dolls, the NKOK (probably) figure-8 little Sonic Racing 2 car set, a 'kids type' Sonic sunglasses, a canvas classic style Sonic wallet, a classic style baseball Sonic cap, and an outfit with gray modern Sonic top with black Sonic logo shorts. (This is debatable if it was ever actually released and if so where)
The last item is interesting...it appears to be some sort of pinball game for the table top. It's modern in style, with CG graphics for the box background. However...that's not a real box. It's just a picture of what someone wanted the product to look like. Was this pinball ever produced? Most of the items in their selection are easily found and well known...so it seems likely. You can always write in with information on why Mercedes would collaborate in their World with Sonic.
|A Rare Item!
This is a pewter figure from Segaworld London. It's classic Sonic, in a walking/running forward pose. He's on a little base that spells out "Segaworld" in the 'Sega' Font. It's raised/textured on the circle shaped base. As you can see with the hand in the photo, it's not a very big figure at all.
Why is it uncommon? Because Segaworld London didn't last all that long as an attraction / it's not still around like the ones in Japan.
|Also, it's a small, gray figure that doesn't do anything so it's not going to attract tons of little kids into buying it. Then, it was likely at least a little costly upon release because while Pewter isn't a precious metal, it's not a common/base one either. (Semiprecious metal?) Next, it's small so if someone is going to lose something, this could well be it. (Pewter's also pretty soft so who knows if someone ever bent theirs over the years)
The likeness is ok, especially considering the time it was made. It was barely known what Sonic would look like from the back at that time. The eyes are a little big, but it is still pretty Sonic-like and good to collect...if you can find one. Photo & owned by
|When this photo appeared, it was just called 'party Sonic items', but that's not what any of it is. Perhaps it was a 'goodie bag' for attending a party but...the rare pen you see here doesn't fit in with that theory. Here you can see a Mario Sonic Olympic Games flat keychain (it's plastic), and an uncommon Japanese character pen with a Tails picture on it & the Segasonic labeling (the round top/blue set). There are also pin buttons: sepcifically the 15th anniversary 3 pin set on the special card (1 logo, & 2 CG Sonics with logos) then there are 2 other pins, one classic the other modern/SA1 art. The last item is a 'flipper game' where you use the springy lever to try to catch a little metal bead in one of the numbered areas on the front. It's Sonic X themed, and from Jetix, which is who released the show in the UK area. There's a different art flipper game on another page here at UK Random Merch.|
|The flipper games may have been magazine give-aways or otherwise been a 'prize type' item, because they are so simple and also an ad for the show. So whatever this collection was created for, you can guess about the age. It is an interesting group.|