American Sonic The Hedgehog Home Decor & Household Goods
|Housewares are perfect for making up a dedicated Sonic room, or adding a cool Sonic theme to your room or house. General household items can also appear here, it's not just limited to rooms or bedrooms. You might find Sonic stuff for your kitchen, bath, or almost anywhere! This page will have a mixture of new and vintage items, each should list what era it's from, and will list where it can be found, whenever possible..|
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|Pixel Frames must have succeeded with their first Sonic 1 themed wall decor/frame item, as here comes another. This one features Sonic vs. Eggman in his egg-o-matic with the wrecking ball...but is something missing?
This boss configuration from Green Hill Zone got the nickname (was it ever official?) "Checker Wrecker" because the ball was checkered like the ground...but here, the ball is just blank and brown? Strange.
The rest of it looks good though, with the layers inside the frame creating a shadowed/3D type effect that helps imitate the look of the game. (Also probably the parallax background too)
|This seems to be sold at Walmart...but only in their online ship to home section for whatever reason. It should be about 25 dollars. This is a 2022 item.|
|The nice and desirable trend of homegoods Sonic continues at Walmart in summer 2022 with this set. It's a bath towel and wash cloth pair for only about 11 dollars!
That's a great rate for a large towel you could probably also use at the pool or at the beach. Each one uses CG for all the art. The towel has flying forward Tails, gliding profile Knuckles, and leaping/reach Sonic. They're in front of the usual 3D styled 'Green Hill Zone-esque' background with the rock tower waterfall. The wash cloth uses a different expression for Sonic...but his face looks almost exactly the same? (His arm is down, and his mouth is open) the background here is also fairly similar. You'd think they'd want quite a different look for him to create variety on the wash cloth--and CG can do just about anything...so a bit odd. This is still a great pair of items at a very nice price. Good to use or to collect.
|The internet's wacky gimmick idea comes to life for real??
It's true! "Silly ideas" often drawn for gags or memes would feature Sonic as a 'chia head' and now it seems that the Chia Pet company (Does it operate on pure nostalgia and irony? The world may never know) believes Sonic popular enough to make a chia head for him.
As is the usual, it's a glazed ceramic object with a hole in the top and a textured area where the green is expected to grow. Pouring water in the hole allows it to seep and disperse within the unglazed ceramic part which in turn waters the tiny seeds. They then sprout to create a fuzzy look as seen here. In this case, the green part is to be grown on classic Sonic's spikes...of which he seems to only have 3 because he probably had to be simplified to use in this instance. One can argue if it's tacky or not, but it sure does exist now!
|The Chia Seed:
This tiny speckled seed produces interesting transparent gel on the outside when it is soaked in water. This allows it to stick to drier surfaces. That's why you can 'spread' the seeds onto the sculpture. The seeds are also very vigorous, the tiny dicotyledon appears quickly and grows tall. (So the image on the box does not last very long, it rises up like grass)
Further Chia Seed:
If you get food-grade seeds you can actually eat them. They are very good for you, and so is the gel. But they don't taste like anything. You can also eat the sprouts of food-grade seeds...though they are rather spicy.
|Is this.....a knuckle-head....?
All puns aside however, the Mochi pillow company that keeps making these..only a head...somewhat strange pillows now adds Knuckles to their line up. And, out of the three (Sonic & Tails as the other two) he's...the least accurate? The way the head is built is odd, it's not like the plush dolls, it's constructed such that it looks like he has sort of a 'hair band' going across the top of the head, or that the spike is some kind of long horn or hot-dog that wraps over the top of the head. They also super-shortened his spikes (a main feature) which also doesn't help. The face/expression and proportions of that are fine, which makes the whole spike/head situation even stranger. Why can they get 1 thing very well, but not another?
|These head only pillows seem to be at Target (but in electronics) and all 3 may still be on shelves in late summer 2022. Photo by Mochi Pillow, discovered by Taaron|
|Pixel Frames must be succeeding, because here comes another.
In late summer 2022, it releases the "Impatient Sonic" pixel frame. This has, as you'd expect, 16 bit Sonic in his waiting /foot tapping pose where he looks somewhat annoyed. It has the usual well done Green Hill background with the layered (it was paralax scrolling) background, and palms/flowers for the foreground.
These are decent on their own, as a small art piece for the wall, but if they keep doing them, some kind of tiled arrangement of them on the wall could be possible...giving like a cool GHZ scene you could put together or re-arrange. This may appear in Game Stop, on Amazon, Walmart online stores, and possibly the IGNShop. This is the factory photo for the item.