Sonic School Supplies of the USA Page 8
|Use 'em at home or at school, Sonic school supplies are great. They're also pretty collectible, because they often feature many different characters & are generally inexpensive upon release. This page will have ONLY modern supplies. If you don't need school, and just need some place to store your gear, why not try handy boxes, totes, school bags and binders? They can store more Sonic stuff for you. If an item is currently obtainable, a note will appear with its description. Some items may also be in the Sonic Gear School Supply Store.|
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|This backpack school bag has a special effect!
The design is lenticular! That means that depending on the angle you see the backpack at, the Sonic art here will shift between poses and look like it's moving. The design is covered in tiny ridges of clear plastic that effects how the design is seen & from what angle. This is difficult to photograph (of course) but you can sort of see it going on there if you look below his pointing-away glove cuff, and above his shoes.
Lenticular stuff is neat, IF you can keep it nice & from getting scratched or scuffed up. That means no throwing the bag or banging it against anything. This bag is probably better for home use than school, because of the cool effect. It should be a standard size bag, but where is it sold? This appears in 2017 at Amazon, but only sometimes.
|It's debateable where this "2 Pak Value Bags" set came from. Is it the USA, the UK, or both? It's a bit of an odd thing, no matter where it's from though, as generally Sonic stuff doesn't come as a 2-in-1 packed like this. The big bag is Game Gear themed, with the handheld's logo there in the bottom right. It has clapping Sonic with a speech bubble that says "Time For Fun...Homework's Done!" Which indicates this bag is supposed to be a school bag, but it's not that big, nor is it (supposedly) that sturdy. The second bag is hard to tell what it is. A pencil pouch? Mini purse? Fanny pack? (do write in if you know for credit) That one is AoStH themed, as it has that version of Robotnick running after Sonic on the other side of the logo. Both itmes have a lavender colored top. Notice that the package also has this|
|lavender color, as do the tags. (Sonic stuff is rarely seen with purple of any sort near its theme) If you own either bag, or know what's up with the set, you can write in for credit. This is uncommon.|
|This is called the "Face Off Backpack".
And with good reason! It features faces only for Sonic & Knuckles...in a face-off position! It's Knuckles vs Sonic as they literally butt-heads in this paint dripping and sketchy-styled design. The red, blue & tan paints are shown 'dripping' from/on the characters faces, which are drawn with sketchy black lines. This backpack has a zipper edge, but no front pocket to disrupt the design.
It's background is plain black, as is the edge & back side. This pack appears in summer of 2017, but where is it sold? Supposedly Spencers' Gifts, but is there anywhere else confirmed? It's refreshing to see an item that's both modern and doesn't use even more of the same/expected stock art. The 'graffiti' drip style may not be for every fan, but this backpack won't blend into the crowd.
|Embroidered-eye Backpacks for Fall 2017!
How new? The store hasn't even gotten them set out yet. These bags contain the 'plush character shapes' backpacks for Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and even Shadow. Their eyes are all embroidered & each one has matching color straps sewn into the back so you can wear the doll as a backpack. The storage area is in the body, so as usual, you can't fit much in there. Notice the paper tag too, it's classic, but the dolls are modern? Which company is making these plush packs? More photos should follow if anyone gets individual shots of the characters. Photos by Crystal SonicFan
|This is a new for fall 2017 Backpack & Lunch bag pair.
It's modern style, with cool CG poses for Sonic, Tails & Knuckles. The material used is all really shiny / glossy, giving both bags a bit of a different look. The background is Green Hill from (probably) , and the backpack has a slogan "Come On Step it Up!"
Unfortunately, the lunchbag is always positioned in front of the backpack in any photo anyone can find of this set, so it's hard to see who's on the pack itself. It does have 2 mesh side pockets, regular back straps & a hang loop. Where is this sold? Possibly Amazon, but likely somewhere else too. It's 16 by 12 inches, and should be around 14.99 if you can find it for sale.
|Sparkling Spiral Sonic Pads!
How fun! Here's a 2 pack of spiral memo notepads with holo-foil shimmering covers. Each one is bound by a blue plastic spiral. The left pad has a sun-rays type design background & features Sonic, Knuckles & Shadow. The right pad has modern thumbs-up walking Sonic. The ink isn't totally opaque on any of the designs, allowing the shimmer background to sparkle through for a fun effect. The art chosen is lesser-used, the character combination is good, and with the sparkles, the look of everything feels fresh & eye-catching.
This is a cool pair of pads, but where can you buy it?
|Another new Backpack & Lunch Bag Set for 2017.
This time, it has a "3 Hedgehogs" theme with Shadow, Sonic & Silver. It's the same graphic for both the soft-sides insulated lunch carrier and the outer compartment of the backpack. The backpack also features the modern logo on a swirling blue/purple background on it's top outside pocket. The lunch bag has a shoulder strap and carry handle with zip closure. The backpack has a water-bottle pocket, side mesh pocket & padded straps.Where can you buy this set, and how much does it cost?
|This is called the "Sonic Essentials 5 Piece School Set".
And the 16 inch backpack is glittery! See it sparkle in the magnified inset there at the left. Can you spot all 5 pieces? First is the school bag itself, with big glossy CG graphic of Sonic in front of a Green Hill type background. The bag has 2 side mesh pockets, carry handle at the top & shoulder straps. It has a thinner front zip pocket. Second is a pencil case (flat thing to the right) with zip top. Third is the matching 'mini bag' that features the same red Sonic line art & yellow logos with red trim. Fourth is the generic white water bottle with black top. Did you spot the fifth? It's the red aluminium Karabiner clip dangling from the extra loop at the top of the pack. You can use this to clip the mini bag to it. So really, it's 3 Sonic things and 2 generic things. This is a 2017 item, and should be only 18.99 for the set, which is a really good rate for 3 things under 20 bucks. Plus! It glitters!
|Here's a backpack called "4 Characters Backpack".
(Gear doesn't make these things up...) And, while not the most creative name it's accurate with Sonic pointing at the top on a pixels background, while Knuckles Tails & Shadow are on the square outer pocket. This pack has a blue solid side pocket, a mesh side pocket (probably for water bottles) & the pixel-squres theme continues over the edge of the pack. The back is plain blue. This is a fall 2017 item, and should be under 20.00 if you can find it. Amazon MAY have it, but where else does it appear?
The Sega Shop has a selection of 9 different spiral notebooks for 2017 & 2018. Each has a hard card back & front cover with metal double spiral black wire binding. They're all colorful & have fairly different designs.
The first is called "Emerald Club" & it has light blue on blue art. There's (of course) the master Emerald, but you can also spot Knuckles there. The arch has Emerald Club on it, but there's a Japanese word below that you can't read.
|It would be nice to know what the Japanese text says, but the Segashop doesn't even tell you on its page.|