|Yes...there ARE enough Sonic themed mugs that they get their own page!
Great for if you enjoy hot beverages in stylish containers. A 'mug' will be anything cup like WITH a handle, regardless of what it is made of. Likely most everything will be ceramic, but there will be many shapes and sizes. Most mugs are modern, but some vintage ones will appear as well. Having a separate page helps keep everything "housewares" related more well organized and easier to find the items.
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|A simple mug with primary colors. Mugs count as 'household goods', so why not collect this mug from 1991? The art may not be as stylish as some of the Japanese mugs, but at least the USA was putting forth an effort in that early time of merchandise.
Look at the jumping-punch Sonic art though, it was quite seldom-seen in this era. This does have a handle, it is to the back of the photo.
|Always stylish, here's the S & K logo on a white ceramic mug. The design is great & bold. On the bottom, you can see the copyright info & that it was produced by Dakin. This could be obtained by ordering it from the little catalog that came with Sonic & Knuckles for Genisis. It's plain, but that piece of graphic design for the logo is one of the top hits of ever.|
|A Gameworks item, this time a tall mug.
Help keep your hot things hot with this tall ceramic mug. This has a front and back design. The front matches their other items that were Sonic-themed in the 'prize area', and the back (cleverly enough) has a mostly back-of-Sonic art so that's a cute touch. If you want this mug, it is available for 350 tickets. These items should be available to win at any Gameworks in 2009. Photo by: Scavenger4food
|This is a giant glass mug. Just how big is it? See the hand gripping the handle! It's huge! You could probably get half a gallon of liquid into that...but why would you|
|want to? It would either warm up or go flat by the time anyone drank it all. It could be some large, novelty type display item, maybe. Notice the shape though, it is|
|obviously shaped as a beer mug. You don't have to put beer in it, it's just that the drink determined the shape of the glass in ancient times so...anything that's shaped that way today falls under the category. Unsurprisingly, this is found at Spencers Gifts. (It has a lot of beer related items in various genres for whatever reason)
The theme here is "Green Hill Zone" from Sonic 1, but they add the neo-classic Tails re-draw to the front. Notice how the trees, ground & lifts are all pixelated, just like the 16 bit zone. The logo is nice & large, and the zone graphics go all the way around. It's clearly well designed & thought out. Certainly, the large size and odd nature of this will make it stand out in any collection...if there's room for it. Photo & owned by KennyRyan
|This is called the "Get A Life Mug" & with good reason...it features a picture of the 'extra life' monitor in Sonic 1 Green Hill Zone. It is pixelated with that 16 bit look & 'waiting toe tapping' Sonic. The bottom of the mug says "Get a life! Sonic est. 1991" (Which was when he technically 'got a life') The box is a cute cardboard cube with the motto "One more chance!" in the corner, & nice various classic style & neo-classic stock arts scattered around. It is great to collect mugs in boxes like this, as they are easy to keep, store & display. Mug is in the SonicGear Store in 2014|
|This mug has a wrap-around design that's all Green Hill Zone! And...they basically throw everyone into there, whether they belong or not. Eggman never appeared outside his boss areas & Tails wasn't in Sonic 1, but here|
|they go as pixelated fun sprites. Waiting Sonic is shown, along with crab meat, buzz bomber & even moto bug. The design is nicely detailed in 16 bit style, everything looks pretty proportional & the all-over design means you can see the scene from any angle. This is a nice collectible ceramic mug.|
|A Silver only item? Why not!
This white ceramic mug has Silver in the 'getting ready to psychic blast' pose on one side & swirls in aqua & gray on the other. It has his name & Sonic's in teal & gray with a 'weathering' sort of effect applied. (Though Sonic isn't on this mug) With good big character art for Silver, Swirls similar to the 06 game he debut in, it's a pretty stylish mug that has clearly had thought put into the design. Silver fans should certainly be looking to collect this one where he's the star. It is by GE Entertainment & appears in 2014. A good item for Silver fans, since he's alone here as the star!
|This is supposedly the "Sonic Giant Mug", but just how big is it? The box gives no indication. It's a white ceramic mug with blue exterior. It has winking classic style Sonic on one side & the classic logo in white on the other. Sadly both designs employ 'weathering' so the paint looks shabby before you even buy it. Do you know how big this mug is? Write in for credit|
|A new and exciting type of mug to collect!
This is the 3D Motion Mug, a mug with graphics that really move 'like the game'. In this case, it's Sonic 1. The white ceramic mug appears to be covered in (what is likely to be) a lenticular graphic, which changes depending on how it's held/the angle it is seen from. The mug appears to have 2 scenes from Green Hill Zone Sonic running near sun flowers
|& Sonic losing his rings when a Crabmeat enemy is near. The 'hand holding' photo shows two 'frames' of how the mug works, while the box back shows the whole graphic as a flat piece. The mug box says it's "The collectors edition" of the mug (as opposed to...?) and it's slogan is "Bringing the Game to Life". The orange splash text says "Real Game Level Animation", which, from all scenes of the cup appears to be true. This thing is likely the opposite of dishwasher safe.
For mug collectors, this one should really have some appeal! 1st of it's kind, gimmick is actually pretty cool, collectors don't generally use the mug anyway so ease of cleaning isn't an issue. This is a Summer 2015 item, but which stores have it?
|Wow! A JUST Cream the Rabbit item!
Cream hardly ever (is this a first??) gets to solo on any merchandise. This mug is a must-have for Cream fans! It's a white ceramic mug with only her printed on one side. She is drawn as a partial line art, stylized with orange-ish/red lines & tan accents. The other side of the mug, opposite the portrait is believed to say "Thanks for saving me! MY HERO" (Can anyone confirm the mug slogan?) with "My Hero" in blue, likely referencing Sonic. There's a little sihlouette of her flying with her ears next to the word, & the modern logo appears in black at the bottom. This is by GE Entertainment, and is a 2015 item. Where can you buy this mug? How much was it? Is it rare now in 2022?
|Another great design from GE!
Here, Shadow is solo on a mug, a must have for Shadow fans. The design is actually really stylish too, nothing feels old or stale. They've got big (off the edge) twisting jump Shadow on the front with a swirling background, and his name spelled out in a split font going from front to back (you can see the "W" above his head on the front there). The back has sihlouette of him getting ready to run, a star design, and another smaller image of him gliding forward in gray. They've also added a blue star near the modern logo.
By actually putting a lot of effort & items into the design, it doesn't just look tacked on or some stamped out merchandise. This is great to see from a place as prolific as GE Entertainment. Where can you find this mug in 2015? Mug is likely rare.
|This modern Sonic mug takes a bit after the previous 'molded mugs'.
The original Sonic head shaped ceramic mug (from Segaworld Sydney) is very rare and expensive. This mug is more of a bust than it is just a hollow head. Because of that, he has a bit of 'big body' going on here, so that the whole thing isn't unstable/mostly tube shaped still. He has painted on arms, belly dot & 3D nose. The mouth is textured in & the eye paint is good.
What does the back of this look like? Is there a handle? Spikes? Where is it for sale, and how much is it? It's a summer/fall 2015 release & it is glazed ceramic. Meaning it is somewhat fragile, especially with chip-able points like the nose & ears. (This is what caused the original shaped mug to suffer) If you have details, do write in for credit.
|Where's Sonic on this mug?
He's hidden in plain sight! This is a "heat changing" mug, where, when you pour hot liquid into it, the black coating 'dissappears', revealing hidden designs! Obviously, with the eyes & ears showing there, you can tell exactly where Sonic will appear...but not what pose he's in. There are also rings, and the 'ground' checkering indicates that Green Hill elements will also likely be revealed. It looks like the handle and interior are likely light blue.
Gimmick mugs like this require extra care, like not microwaving & not using the dish washer, nor putting them in the fridge/freezer...but, they are still a fun collectible. What does this mug look like when it's changed? A photo will be added as soon as someone changes one & sends it in. Photo by Taaron
|Here is another mug for 2017.
This is a large size 16 ounce coffee mug. It has "This Is How I Roll" written along the bottom in the Sega font, but set to silver/gray. All around the sides of the black ceramic mug, are different rotations of the 'rolling Sonic' 16 bit style graphic sprite. The mug is mint in the window-front box here, and the handle is ordinary. (You can see it there off to the right a bit)
The slogan is pretty fun/relevent here for coffee fans, as coffee seems to power them up in the morning / get them rolling along. The sprite is also well used, as is the Sega classic font. If you didn't already have a Sonic mug, this one's a fun and very classic type choice. How much does it cost? Where can you buy it? Write in if you know. Photo by Taaron