|There are so many great Home Decor items from Japan. It is so unfortunate that they are so rare. With many fans having a "Sonic Room" a lot of these items would really help give it a totally Sonic look. Many of the things you see here are vintage, likely from the 1990s and were available only in Japan.
Hopefully this page will include some new things too, (eventually) if they turn out any Sonic X or new video-game based items.
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|This is a hand towel, usually used in guest bathrooms.
It's clearly based on Sonic Adventure 1, as it uses the odd-walking stock Sonic from that time, as well as the logo and specific swirl background. The towel itself is made of soft cloth and measures 12 x 14 inches. At times, it is available at AnimeMate.com . The color scheme is a bit strange, with non-matching blue, yellowish green, off-white and mustard/brown being used. It's nearly guarenteed to not go with any bathroom decor you might have. It should be noted also that the copyright is written right at the top, so it is not a fake. Image provided by AnimeMate.
|Now here's a rarity! This is the Sonic Curtain Tassel Grabber. You'll have seen it clinging to the Sonic Fabric Curtains on the previous page of Japan Sonic Home Decor. This is a small plush, with strap between the hands. You use him to hold the curtains open by gathering up the cloth, and then strapping the little doll on. He is mini & cute, and seems well made. What's even less common, is that this one is still MIP. Curtain holders are obscure already, having a Sonic one is a real blast to any collection!|
|These are big beach towels, with great 20th Anniversary theme. They were described as "Prizes" but, prizes to what? A contest? Something like a boxed towel wouldn't be win-able in an arcade...would it? You can see that they come folded nicely in a cardboard box with matching art. Both use the new 2011 modern art, and make good use of the logo. Do you know the details behind these cool towels? Photo by SonicTeam|
|These are coin banks / money banks, but they have a special feature! See those holes? They make noise! Specifically, they'll make the 'ring collect' sound for every coin you drop in through the slot in the top. Each bank is a fully 3D bust of either Sonic, Tails or Knuckles. The card (last photo) illustrates how to use it, and that it makes sounds. Each base is labeled with the character's name. Knuckles looks sort of wierd though...look at his mouth & sort of odd eyes. Photos by SonicTeam|
|This is a china / ceramic plate with attached Sonic figure decoration! He's made of glazed ceramic too, and is permenently attached to the plate. So he's not a big break-risk they|
|have him laying down, with a sort of elbow-leaning pose. He's fully 3D looking, and the sculpt & paint seem nicely classic. Clearly quality went into this, as the glaze is nice (unlike the feves you see sometimes) Could this plate be part of some type of set that also included the ceramic salt shaker seen on HomeDecor here? Were there other items? Certainly a plate would stand out in any Sonic collection! This is actually saucer sized/a mini plate. Discovered by Berzerker, size info by Aurora|
|Remember the Sonic themed sofa covers & curtains seen on Household Goods 1? Well here's an incredibly uncommon shot of 4 of them, while they were MIP. As you can see, the packaging is a simple band of card, so as to better show off the pattern on the actual fabric. These are super interesting to see...and to wonder where they were sold. Photos by SonicTeam|
|Remember the Sonic mini clocks over on Japan Household Goods Page 2? Well don't these look similar? It seems like there were actually 2 sets of these odd tiny clocks released. A keen eye will observe the|
|differences! First off, the packaging is different. The first set is in oval ended rectangle boxes. These have holes in the sides and the 'face' sticks up above the packaging. Then, "Amy" is mis-spelled on both as "Ammy"...however Tails isn't shown waving here, and Eggman on this set gets a 'most of body' shot, while the other just had his head. Knuckles is the same with small fists, & Sonic is still 'finger waving' though. Those small rectangles in the middles are the 'clock' part...it's no bigger than a digital watch. (So they wouldn't be of much use as a wall-clock) The Sonic one is shown here with its instruction paper. Very interesting to see there were either 2 sets done, or some of them varied. Are there any more? Photos by SonicTeam.|