|Sonic the Hedgehog Random Japanese Items Page 3|
|Even more random Sonic the Hedgehog things from Japan. This is a catch-all for items that there arn't quite enough of to have their own dedicated page yet. Watch for things on this page to be moved in the future though, as the collection of stuff builds up. But, you know if it's from Japan, it's got to be an interesting look!|
|This item is described as 'a flanel'.
Yes but a flanel what? Flanel is a type of soft cloth but really what are you going to do with a cloth square? (if it's Sonic, collect it!)
This was produced for Sonic's birthday in 2009, and it also promotes the moblie site for your phone. The text says "Born on June 23, 1991 I'm in the mobile site http://puyosega.com" It is a prize in a contest held around Sonic's birthday for that year. Photo discovered by Sonikkou no uta
|Here are some odd little figures. Are they official? Pending further information, these may move. These are called Be@rbrick figures and resemble lego-men but with teddy bear heads. This set is being billed as a "Sonic Set" of them. But since they're all identical, you can't tell if the center one should be Tails or Super Sonic, both of whom are yellowish, though you'd think Tails would be more orange. And really...a more Sonic-ey blue.|
|For such small things they're pretty well articulated. Were they made for customizing? Their description reads: "Each plastic figure features nine parts (widely referred to as tools in the toy industry): head, torso, hips, arms, hands, and legs; These nine tools allow eight points of articulation: swivel head, swivel waist, ball joint arms, swivel wrists, and ball joint legs" Info & photo discovered by JordanJ|
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|This is a 2 sided flyer for Night of the Werehog, the CG promo mini movie used to promote Sonic Unleashed. In Japan, it was shown in 9 theaters and had it's own poster. This item is called an Eiga Chirashi , and it's like a smaller version of the poster, but with additional info on the back. They show up in theater lobbies to promote current/future films. It's about the size of an 8.5 x 11 , but since it's only a flyer many are thrown out, making any remaining highly collectible. The text on the front translates to "Sonic & Chip's house of horror". Scans and info provided by Sonikku|
|Here is another Sonic Cloth. What are these random pieces of cloth for? Sure, they don't really wrinkle up or crease like paper but do you put them on the wall? This cloth is rather stylish and has line-art of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles as well as Cream and Cheese. It was probably made around the time Cream was introduced. It's all monotone blue, using thick bars at the top and bottom to add intrest and hold the logo. Photographed and owned by GreatThings4U discovered by Rae_Logan.|
|Here is some cammo cloth with a Sonic theme. But why?
There's no telling how big this cloth is or what it is for. Is it another random piece of cloth like the one above, or is it a bolt of fabric, meant for projects? Hidden among the splotches is the Sonic logo. Sonic himself stands out against the variety of greens and tan. This is a curious item. Photo discovered by Sonikku.
|This is a puzzle-can. It is a coin bank that is purposely shaped like a soda can, complete with fake pull-tab on the top. The coins go in the slot in the top, & there's likely a cap on the bottom to unscrew to get them out. The exterior of the can is a sliding puzzle. Using the single open space (seen at bottom) you re-arrange the sliding squares until it forms the proper picture.
There are American puzzle cans too, but this one is rather special. It may be 1 of the only actual merchandise to feature Mighty the Armadillo & Ray the Flying Squirrel. (Archie comics got a hold of them leter) Ray only appeared in the Sonic trackball arcade game (which was scarce to begin with) He appeared there for the first time, along with Mighty. Mighty appeared again in Knuckles Chaotix but remained somewhat obscure ever after. This can is a great piece to collect! Photo discovered by Berzerker.
|This item is described as a 'party kit', but really it looks like a party favor selection. It's from 1999, so it would be one of the last old style Sonic things made that aren't "Classic Styled". Each sticker says the same thing on it, but features a different stock art, including the cute but uncommon sitting Tails. There's a baloon with it too, and it has what looks like a logo and also pictures of stars and confetti. This could only be obtained by having a birthday party in an arcade that featured a "Sonic Party Package" so this kit must be quite uncommon. Photo by Scavenger4food|
|This is a dangler.
They are commonly used to stick to surfaces inside of cars. The wire from the suction cup is memory-wire so as the item it's stuck to moves, the figure on the end sways around and dangles. The Sonic is SA style and fully 3D. You may recognize the figure, as it was also used (on a base) as a keychain. You can also stick these to windows or mirrors in your home. In this example, it is stuck to the inside of a Sonic themed thin case. The case is metal, and the interior may also serve as a mirror. Photo discovered by Sonikkou-No-Uta
|This is the case from the above photo. It has an interesting double-outline Sonic art and the Welcome to the Next Level slogan with Sega copyright. It is made of metal (likely aluminum) and is rather thin. The interior may also serve as a mirror, and it likely has a cosmetic purpose of some kind. Do you have this case? Do you know what it is for? Write in for credit! Photo discovered by Sonikkou-No-Uta|
|This is a pack of oil absorbing facial sheets. If your face becomes oily, then it will be shiny. To combat this, oil-absorbing sheets can be used. This thin and porus paper when touched to the skin soaks up the skin oil without messing up makeup or the need to wash your face. These are usually kept in a bag or a case and carried around. They can be used by anyone, it is not something reserved for girls.
This is likely a SA1 era item, due to the round awkward-walk Sonic stock art used in both detail and sihlouette. There are also geometric shapes and what looks like a white flower. What exactly does the label say? Photo discovered by Sonikkou-No-Uta
|If this mini classic Amy figure looks familiar, you are right. This design was also used in a keychain and a pencil topper. However, this time she appears simply as a mini figure. It doesn't do anything. Amy has her Sonic CD clothes, but puffy instead of spiky bangs. She's all mini-sized with short legs and arms and round feet. The front-smile makes this a cute little figure to collect. Photo discovered by BlueBlur9||This little neutral chao should be familiar as well. It is seen as a keychain on Keychains 1. This one is just a figure on a base, as it lacks the metal screw at the top for the loop. It is likely made of hard plastic. Photo discovered by RoCP|
|What is this shortie figure? It looks like a little plastic Sonic...but they've eliminated his arms and legs, simply attaching his feet and gloves to his squashed body, and leaving his head about the same. This results in an odd round little item. What could it be for? Photo discovered by: Techno1252|
|This is a Sonic Rush point of purchase display tag. (POP) it has a sticky end for mounting on a shelf, and features Blaze the Cat art, screen shot photo & explanation, as well as die cut borders for added interest. This would have been on a retail shelf. Photographed & owned by Kari XIII|
|This is a photo of the tops of trash cans! But these aren't just any bins, they are trash cans found at Segaworld Japan. The stickers on the top feature Japanese stock art of Sonic, and cute sitting Tails. The text for each one is different, it likely says something about avoiding litter. Photo taken by Kari XIII, in 2009.|
|Remember the Be@arbricks at the top of this page? This one is certainly official. Be@arbrick is by Medicom.|
|Bearbricks are blind-boxed (as seen here) so you could get any of the ones shown at left.|
|The Sonic one is decent looking enough, for something styled onto an oddly shaped 'bear'. Notice the clear portion of the ears to support his triangle shaped ones. He comes with the card seen above, which notes this as a|
|20th Anniversary item. Is the word "Hero" written in the "Oreo" cookie font? (and if so, why) The site for BearBrick is: http://www.bearbrick.com/
Price: Series 23- Set of 12 random figures: $90 - $110
Individual figure: $8 - $15
So they're pretty expensive. You can also look in hobby stores online & off, as well as Ebay if you're after just 1 of the figures. (highly likely, in the case of sought-after Sonic here) The figures are about 2.8 inches tall. Info & photos from Static-the-Hedgehog