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Keep in mind that most of these Australian Sonic items are vintage. Since the Segaworld there closed years ago, it is no longer being made. Very seldom, some of these may appear on Ebay or another auction site--which is your chance to add it to your collection!
|This plush is from Segaworld.
It's a somewhat unusual looking little thing, very 'cartoony' styled and 'cute'. Notice the very small ears, mitten hands and very close together eyes. This has an oval solid plastic nose, rather than the stuffed/plush noses on most other dolls. Also, his mouth is open to enhance the cute styling. This is an interesting and different looking plush for your collection--if you can find it. Photo courtesy of Rhia.
|Like anything else, Segaworld would want to celebrate it's anniversary of being open--and let everyone know too! So here's a pin or badge which says "Happy Birthday Sega World Sydney". However, take a close look at this pin. It is the return of "Blue Arms Mistake Sonic"! They've even bothered to do some shading on the blue arms, so it wasn't just someone clicking the wrong color into place. Still, this is a nice collectible badge. Photo by Rhia.|
|Being an arcade/amusment type area, it's bound to have food and drinks to serve! No one thinks much of the paper cups that drinks come in, but when they're Sonic, they're collectible! So here are 2 different cups from Sega World. For paper cups, these are quite nice, with full color art, good non-stock drawings and crisp colors. Due to their love of Sally, she gets a cup all to herself too. Both Sonic & Sally are shown holding/advertising Coke, as well as the big label on the side. Photo by Rhia.|
|Due to Sega of Australia's dedication to all the characters popular at the time, they produced more Sally theme items than any other country. Remember: she wasn't in any games (except Spinball as an icon, and Spinball wasn't 100% Sega of Japan) & only appeared in Archie Sonic Comics in the USA (UK Comic series by Fleetway was completely different) & on the "SatAm" Sonic show. Photo by Rhia.
This puppet is a rather bristly and angry looking thing, though. They've used faux fur for her hair, which isn't exactly accurate & gives the puppet a sort of prickly look. Her lidded eyes try to follow along with the comics, however here they make her look a bit annoyed. Not having hands, and the very simple chest fur color difference gives it a bit of a primitive look. Still, it is interesting to see that she's been made and good to collect if you're a Sally fan.
|Photos by CrossoverKirby (closeup) and Rhia (right 3).|
|Sega World of Australia also sold various character themed drink sipper bottles. Naturally, the collection had Sally on it, so here she is. This sculpt of her makes her look more 'cartoony' with a large mouth and nose and "Oh hmm!" type of expression on her face, however, her head is relativly small. Notice also that she is only wearing her signature blue boots and not her blue vest.
At least Robotnik is supposed to be fat...here, he's crouched or squatting to fit the form. They've chosen the "O!" expression, which when sculpted is rather strange.
|The Sonic & Tails bottles didn't fare as well as Sally. Compared to them, she's quite on model. However, keep in mind that these are essentially "Jars" for holding liquids. Still...they could use a bit of work. Sonic is obviously very, very fat, and has the same 'blue arms' error that was common to Australia. The head sculpt for him is the best thing about him, being classicly styled and pretty accurate. You can see where the neck unscrews.
Tails is easily the worst of the lot. He nearly belongs in Mutant Gear. First off, the carry-over Archie comics mistake of "Tails is Brown" is in evidence, and like Sonic he's fat. His pose is anti-dynamic--simply standing around. His ears are WAY too small, his lower face is huge, and his eyes are wacko. He looks like a bizzarre bear, and isn't cute or really "Tails-Like" at all. This might as well be a different character
|Segaworld Sydney also produced some shirts to buy as souveniers when you went. Today, they're all collectible. This one is blue with hot green cuffs and collar. It uses the rather unfortunate 'foreward facing' Sonic stock art which is never that flattering. He's pasted over a 'hypnotic' hot green spiral design and it says "Can't catch what ya can't see!" though, with all the hot green going on with it, you're sure to see this.
Photo by Rhia
|The first of it's kind submitted to SonicGear!
A real dress! How unusual and interesting to find a Sonic related dress. This is a thin denim material overalls style dress for little girls. The front pocket has an embroidered Sally head 'patch' with her name below it. Because the patch is sewn through the front pocket (the pocket does not open, but there is a usable back pocket). A small square patch with Sonic and the words “Gotta Juice!” is on the back--but they did not get a photo of it.
This is likely one of the rare-er items simply due to obscurity and the fact that it's mostly little kids sizes. (as in really small. Shown here is XXS, however if there's one size, there are more...) So interesting to see! Photo & owned by Elisto.
|Australia gets a Sonic food!
As you can see the Sonic pasta cans made it to this interesting continent, however, this time they are by "Heinz" and the can looks a bit different. This is a can of "Spaghetti Shapes with Tomato Sauce & Cheese". It may not be very appealing to eat canned cheese, but hey, it's Sonic. With the back of can photo you can see that the shapes (unsurprisingly) are identical or nearly so, to the USA release shapes. The picture has been left extra large so you can read the little description on the back.
Photos by: Sonikku
|Here is a school supply from Australia. This is a paper book cover for your school textbooks. It is made out of somewhat tough paper, and you fold it over your text and tape it on so that the book can be used again next year. This has a nice variety of designs from Sonic X all over it, including most of the characters (no Amy, though) some logos, symbols, random Sonic heads, and even Eggman in his flying Egg-o-Matic device. There are also watermarked textures in the background (see the circles of lighter blue) Owned and Photo by: Flare|
|A set of Sega World pins to celebrate the year 2000. See the one with the building in the background? It appears to be the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand is the set of three islands to the right of Australia. Even though they are islands and another country, somehow their famous tower got onto the Segaworld Australia pin set. New Zealand didn't have it's own SegaWorld building with line of stuff. (There may be something that was produced in New Zealand, but it isn't known) If you look up the tower, the photos really do resemble what's here on this pin. Info by: Memeki
|What is this curious cube?
It's a note pad! This is one of those note pads which are quite thick, and have printed sides, but not printed sheets. However, if you use too many pages, the designs will dissappear. This cube is from Segaworld. As you can see, it has Sonic, Tails Robotnick and Sally on each of it's 4 sides. Sonic & Sally look great, but Robotnick is looking quite stupid (the opposite of what he's supposed to be) and the Tails art has sufficiently mutated by this point to look like the AoStH version, but at least he is orange here and not brown.
|Yet ANOTHER pair of Sonic house-slippers. Strangely, Sonic slippers were produced several times in many areas. Australia had them too, this time at Segaworld. This pair is a bit plush-like in that it has hands, one with a pointing finger. The 'belly dot' is kept peach, and is obviously where the foot goes, but this type of thing always borders a bit on 'strange' because really you're stepping into the character which is just odd. The distinguishing feature here is that the pupils for the eyes are sewn QUITE close together, giving him a very 'concentrating' look. His spikes are toward the ground, so not quite sure how that works with wearing these around the house.|
|A hat or cap is a popular souvenier.
Naturally, Segaworld of Sydney had several on offer. This is a rather bright green cap, with embroidered design. Sonic's head and torso are on the top of the hat, but his name and hands are on the brim. Interestingly, this stock-art like image has the mouth open, which is a bit unusual. It's made to look like Sonic's hands are 'popping out of' the brim, to hold the name/logo. Due to the construction of the hat, the hands are a bit far to look like they are 'attached' to the above torso, but the effect is still interesting.
|Here's a red cap from Segaworld. It features Sonic, Robotnik and Tails. The interesting thing is that Tails is beginning to mutate, even here in Australia. More brown than orange, a big nose, tiny ears and to top it off, he's mad! This cap needed to watch the art better, as Sonic also has a bent eye. Robotnik is looking appropriately schemeing, though his head is somewhat banana-shaped. Drawing from the SatAm Sonic show, it features the "Gotta Juice" phrase as a motto. Photo by: Rhia.|
|Does this look familiar?
It might, if you look at the top of this page. Unlike the plush above, this is a back pack. The interior of the plush is hollow, so you can put things inside. Likely, it zips up in the back. You can see the shoulder traps here. While not large enough for school things, it's probably still a good tote.
The wide mono-eye gives him a cartoony look, along with the very oval pupils. The body is rather 'fat' but in an oldschool way. Despite being larger, this guy still has 'mitten hands' with no real fingers. As above, his mouth is open, he has small ears and an oval plastic nose. Over-all, this is a cartoony and cute Sonic plush container. Photo by Rhia.