|Modern Only Sonic Electronics
Either with batteries or electricity, these Sonic items can entertain. This page showcases ONLY modern style electronics. The other pages have a mixture, but this page is all about current things with post-Sonic Adventure styles or themes. This page also includes electronics accessories, like game cases, skins or special styluses. For interesting Sonic electronics or stuff to make your items cooler with Sonic style, this is the page to see.
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|Here goes another "plug n' play" so-called 'console' that's pre-loaded with games. They're not really a console though, because they only play the games that are already inside & you can't add or buy more. It's made to look somewhat like the old Genesis system & so are its controllers.
This one still has 80 games, but is branded with the Sonic 25th Anniversary logo & says "now with even more Sonic classic games!" (and Mortal Kombat games) Sonic, Tails & Knuckles are also pictured on the box, proving that Sonic still sells...
|as he is their chosen headline, despite having at least 70 other franchises in the system. It's good to see this on Toys R Us shelves, because it's another opportunity for fans to buy if they didn't already have something like it. Photo by A83HG|
|Here is a blue plastic phone case for (probably) an iphone.
It is released by Power Anime (who has a few other Sonic electronic related items around), but for which version of the phone is unknown. This was likely released in 2015 or a little before. It's all blue/dark blue checkers with a square pointing Sonic modern portrait in the middle. It has the modern logo in white below, with the Sega copyright small at the bottom. It's pretty simple, but the art is big & bold, giving the phone a stand out Sonic look.
|Sonic Mania has what's arguably the COOLEST 'deluxe edition' of any Sonic game produced up to its date in 2017.
Mania iteslf is a digital download-only game, meaning, it's nothing more than a code key that lets you get the game off a server and onto your own PC or console to play it. But, that didn't stop Sega from releasing it with pretty much the best/most extensive deluxe version they could come up with.
|It has a BIG 3D plastic Sonic statue and life size Genesis console that plays the "SEGA" sound effect when you use the switch.
It has a real metal 2 sided card covered in cool classic style art.
It has a replica Genesis cartridge with real metal gold ring inside that's really heavy.
It has the game's code on a little paper card.
It has 2 HUGE boxes to hold it all, a cardboard 'open door' box & a paperboard sleeve type box that it fits into.
|Above is everything all together.
At right is the real metal card. It has a glossy finish with great colorful quality graphics. Look carefully at the bottom, it has a tiny slogan "Fun Is Infinite", as seen in the zoom there.
|But how does it compare? Were they able to match the original items for true nostalgic appeal?
|Here with these comparison photos, you can see that the cartridge is almost an exact duplicate of the old original Genesis one. It's slightly thicker, but it does open up to contain the hidden treasure ring. There is even real metal for the 'circuit card' part that serves as the handle to open the 'ring drawer', to make it extra authentic.
The sound-playing Genesis statue base is the size of the old orginal big Sega Genesis console. The one it's shown with in the photo above was the console's 2nd release which was smaller.
The controller plug-in ports, reset button are all just panted details. The volume slider can move, but is a prop. The 'on/off' switch is what activates the SEGA sound effect. There is a battery door in the bottom to unscrew & replace the batteries.
|So how does the statue stack up?
Great! Classic Sonic is super accurate and looks very good here. It is hollow.
|Here is the statue with some common things like the Giant Jazwares (flocked version) Sonic figure, the Toy Island Big Talkin' Tails & some plush. The statue is made in a couple of parts and is hollow plastic, as is the console replica. This means it's pretty light weight. It feels sturdy though, not some delicate museum piece people are afraid to break. You can easily pick this up and display it safely. It feels good quality. The paint is good on it too, no big oversprays, no problems. It was likely produced from a CG model, so Sonic is quite accurate and on-model. Anyone who has this will be satisfied.|
The statue (with base) is tall.
The ring weighs 7 ounces. (It's thick, heavy, and has no seam)
This bundle is $60.00 and was pre-order-able in 2017 with a (delayed) August release.
|The opening-door style box is made of heavy card & comes in the paper-card protective box seen here at the right. Each side is a little different.|
|This may not be electronic, but is FOR electronics.
This is an Iphone 7 Case that's a Spencers Gifts exclusive item. It has the (increasingly common) 'I'm Outta Here!" phrase on it. It's 16 bit pixel-look designed with simple Green Hill ground, a couple of rings, and running Sonic sprite. The background is just blue. He's printed horizontally, along with the text.
It's nothing particularly new nor fancy, but the direct-from-classic-games look is true to style and everything is (of course) quite on model. Why they chose 'outta here' as a phrase for a phone accessory...who knows. Give the phone a bit of Sonic style, and rubber-bumper edge protection with this case. This appears in Spencers' stores & online in Fall 2017.
|Where to set your controller when you're done?
Set it on Sonic! This classic Sonic 'statue' is actually an all plastic controller holder. Because controllers are wireless, it's good to have a place to set them, so he is sculpted with his hands out/forward so you can set any console's controller there to be held. So, it's not an electronic item itself, but it's FOR your electronics.
The statue itself looks pretty good, the pose is natural enough, & everything seems proportional. This is new for 2017 & should be about 25.00 or so at Amazon. Discovered by Taaron