|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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|More of that Formula 1 Racing merchandise...
And this time it's some kind of mini helmet display? It could also possibly be some type of mini helmet trophy or prize item. The drivers of the fast cars must, of course, wear safety helmets. And, because it is racing, those helmets would of course, be decorated with probably as many ads and logos as possible. And when the Canon/Wiliams team is concerned in the 90s, that means Sonic gets on there too. He's on the top in black and and white, surrounded by the Sega logo. The stand is interesting as it is black but quite shiny on purpose to create a reflection so you see the back of the helmet too. It is a nice touch.
All these racing things are interesting because they ARE Sonic items, but not in a direct way. They weren't made for Sonic fans, they weren't made to promote Sonic particularly, he just happens to be the 'logo' of who is advertising wares on a sports-item, (the car). It's more than a happenstance, but it is also not a Sonic-specific thing, thus it is semi-Sonic.
|Here's a Sonic 3 standee.
This large cardboard would be set up in stores to help advertise Sonic 3 on the top of a shelf or a counter etc. The perspective on the photo makes it slightly hard to tell how big it is, however, the cartridge (bottom right) is the real size, so you can use it to measure.
The art is interesting and rather 90s with the metallic look applied to the Sonic & Sega logos. Sonic is being 'xtreme' doing finger poses and being die-cut off the edges on 3 sides to attract attention. Knuckles is waving his fist at the bottom showing the new character/dynamic. It's likely to have been a good / effective ad piece. This is photographed and also owned by The Sonic Stadium.