Sonic American Modern Accessories
|Page 14 is for MODERN Sonic the Hedgehog accessories only.
Accessories are wearable, but non-clothing items.They're usually not that big, and can be great to collect. If it's not directly clothing, it shows up in accessories. If anything is currently available in a store, or online, the entry will mention it to help you find it. Everything on this page will be from the modern era only (Dreamcast+onward)
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|This is the "Step It Up Sock Pack"
It's a Walmart exclusive, and, sadly...it's another pack only for little kids. Your feet probably won't fit into these if you're over 7 years old, which is too bad because it's a fun, bargain priced set. There are 5 different ankle sock pairs here. The first is blue with running Sonic & rings. The next pair is gray with the slogan "Step It Up" written in blue. The white pair has only the 'speed booster' pattern from the games across the middle. The middle pair is blue with black tips & has a Sonic portrait in a red cog / gear shape. The last pair has 'looking back' Sonic with more rings.
The designs are woven into the socks, so they won't wear off with washing & use, which is always a nice feature. It's great to see modern Sonic in action oriented designs for something fresh...just too bad they're so small. This pack is about 5.50 at Walmart in 2019. It should be in the boys clothing section. The paper tag is modern with checkers, and is that "SEGA" tag that keeps popping up. It is distributed by "High Point Design" but that's not the same thing as a maker, like bioworld etc, would be.
|It's a ....Froggy character cap?
Indeed, of all the (fairly) obscure characters to choose from, here comes a Froggy hat. This is a 'character cap' style, where the hat itself is made to resemble the character's head. It has the eyes on the front, the yellow top marking, the two side markings are on the back & there are also the cheek dots. The bill is right below where the lip would be.
|The hat is a curious choice but....
It DOES come with an explanation. If you watch the little shorts Sonic 'cartoons' on Youtube, you'll find the Team Sonic Racing ad / mini-show. In it, Eggman tries to trick Big (of Team Amy) into quitting the race by putting up a "Frog Merchandise Stand" with all frog themed items. This cap, and the t-shirt are among them. Wacky hi-jinx of course, ensue...but what's even wackier is that the Sega Shop decided to make the hat a real thing.
This hat is about FORTY dollars! Plus, Froggy is fairly abstract to begin with so it's almost in "Secretly-Sonic" territory where even a big fan might not recognize what the cap is all about. And it's a 40 dollar hat. Is this even going to sell? Isn't the joke from the mini-show that the hat and tee are so silly & wierd that only Big the Cat would ever wear them? Even though it is explained, the whole situation remains strange. And Green. This is a 2019 item.
|6 Socks! 6 Dollars!
It's a deal for your feet! And this time, most people CAN probably wear them. This 6 pack of socks is in Walmart in 2019, and everyone should take advantage of the low price & fun designs.
|That's because they're in the boys/teens area, but the packs come in various sizes, from kids through LG/XL that would probably fit many adult feet too. These are no-show-anklet-socks. The designs are woven in, meaning there's nothing to wear off. Each pair has a modern character face, but you can spy some new art being used here...which is actually really unusual for socks.
Super Sonic is usually only shown mad or determined, here, he's smiling. Shadow is generally shown aggrivated, but here he's merely frowning, though look how close together his eyes are. Metal Sonic is...Metal so no expression to have. Knuckles has a less 'bully' style expression, and Tails has his mouth open as if cheering. The ears of the characters are all really far to the sides of the sock (so, it doesn't photograph super well) but that does keep with the head structure. Whoever made these was paying attention.
They don't have a package, just a tie with the paper tag you see there. It's that "Sega" copyright tag that doesn't have a maker name. It tells you what they're made of, the size, and how to wash it. With good varety, fun faces, nice design, ability to fit fans feet AND easy availability AND good pricing....the foot may be on the bottom...but these socks are tops! Collect these while you can.
|It's still sock season in 2019!
Here comes another exciting pair to collect. These are called the "Sonic Rings Crew Socks". The 'crew' is the style, meaning they'll go up to mid-calf or so. They're made of a stretchy material with slight ridges on the leg area. What's special about them though, is the process used to put the dye on. It is "Dye-Sublimated" socks. That means the dye was vaporized onto the socks so it can't come off/wear off or get raggedy like other types can. Anything with this special process will cost a little more, but will be much more durable.
The design is pretty fun, with bright blue background, scattering of gold rings, the modern logo, and Jumping-twist modern Sonic art. He's really big too, so he'll go across the top of the foot and up the leg. The toe tips are black. These are adult size socks reported to be on Amazon in spring 2019, but how much do they cost?