|Sonic the Hedgehog Random Japanese Items Page 2|
|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!|
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|What awesome item might this be?
It's Sonic vs. Metal Sonic with a cool logo and design on a slick black box. A SEWING box, that is. Wait, a Sewing Box? This has to be one of the more unique and unsuspecting Sonic items.
No one would ever likely think of Sonic, when they need thread, needles, scissors and thimbles! But that's likely whats' inside this handy kit. This was likely released around the time of Sonic CD, as Metal Sonic was popular then. Notice his more 'action' oriented pose, it is rather unusual. This awesome box is uncommon. (obviously!)
|Here are 2 unknown figures. The first, fat one looks like it could be a Sonic stamp of some kind, but it is not from the set on Page 1...it sure is chubby, though. The second figure is cooler, and has an interesting pose. This looks like a PVC or possibly hard plastic figure. Unfortunatly, it has a chip out of the forehead paint, and a scuff on the top...Because there should be a soccer ball there. If you look at the 'dangler' lower on this page, this is the same figure, but broken.|
|What's more remarkable than the fact that there's a Sonic the hedgehog themed Sewing Kit Box? The fact that there's several. Just look at all these interesting sewing boxes! The center one is the close up one at the top, but the others are likely from close-by eras. That Sonic & Kuncles one may be one of the last few items with the "Segasonic" branding. The last photo shows what's inside the kit...at least 2 themed items, and several generic ones. Just what all was included in these? Photos by SonicTeam|
|This is a metal icon of some kind, found in Tokyo. Obviously done around the Sonic Adventure era (green eyes) it is not that large. It looks like it has a base of some sort, but what is this for? Is it some kind of painted metal sculpture?|
|Here's a nice plastic box.
The shape is a rather innovative style, though not all that practical as it will not stack or stand well. But it looks neat! It's anyone's guess as to what could of been inside. T-shirts to food or even neck-ties. It's obviously pretty old, with the "Segasonic" word and old-school chubby cross-eyed Sonic. He looks like he might be getting ready to fight something. There's a sunburst in the corner, but it's all in Japanese so it doesn't really offer a hint. Photo discovered by: Rae_Logan
|What a curious little item this is. It's another odd "Chibi" sort-of styled Sonic...something. It likely "does" something, although it is difficult to determine exactly what it is for, with just these photos.|
|As you can see, it doesn't sit directly on the ground, meaning there's something underneath it. Could it be some kind of stamp? The general legs-less-ness may remind you of an old Sonic keychain, but this is a Sonic Adventure era item. All strange and stubby like this it is rather odd, but could it be charming?|
|Here's what they'd look like MIB as well as loose. The figure is on a relativly small card with the Sonic X logo large at the top. The 'character pile' from the poster at left appears on the right side of the card behind the figure. It's a neat presentation for a cute idea figure...its too bad these are so uncommon. Photo discovered by Sonic Boy 19.|
|Cubic figures. These are sort of like those Lego-men things, but with a Sonic theme. There's even Shadow the hedgehog on this set. It was released at the time of Sonic X. The loop at the top suggests UFO catcher, but it isn't known where they were available. Once, there was an import store link near the top left of this page that may still have these in stock.
The figures look well articulated despite being so tiny, with elbow, shoulder, neck, hip and leg joints on each one. Shadow's patch of white is rather large, ONLY in the above factory photo. Notice that they fixed it on the carded figures! This is a very interesting and small set of figures. These are Tinibiz Joy figures.
|Above is apparently some kind of advertising page for them. This confirms they were some sort of Sonic X tie in (complete with cast crowding into the corner) but says nothing of what they're called or where they were available. For such a sought-after set, not much info is available. They remain rare in 2012, with someone attempting to sell a set for over 150 dollars. Above, you can see each of the figures on their cards with loops. They're not to scale, as Tails looks slightly larger than everyone else. Ad discovered by Sonic Boy 19, 4 carded figures discovered by SonicFan1234Review|
|This is a Sonic Riders promotional leaflet. It's sort of like a mini-booklet given away to promote the game, likely in game shops before the game was on sale. You can see the Babylon Rogues, several screenshots and descriptions.|
|What exactly does it say? You can't read it because it's all in Japanese. Still, giving away a booklet is a good idea to get information out on an upcoming game. It also makes for an interesting collectible. Photo by: Nick M.|
|Here are two large stickers, which may of been used to promote Sonic 1. It's the classic stock art stance, but why is one of them red? It seems rather strange, as they have swapped the color of his body with the color of his shoes, like a semi-opposite Sonic. Are both of these stickers official? And if so, why the swap? Photo by Nick M.|
|This is a plastic Sonic the hedgehog "money box". A money box is like a bank (piggy bank) and likely has a slot in the top of the head for your coins. This is clearly quite 'classic Sonic' in style. Chubby round-body Sonic is sitting on a small pile of bricks (the texture is hard to see). With large pupils, a very round head, and tiny ears the design is very old-school. Interestingly, he has his hands clasped together, which is rather unusual. This likely helps to make the bank easy to form, as it is essentially a shaped jar. Photo by Rhia.||Here's another bank, but this one is quite tall. This Sonic has rather long legs, and crossed arms. This bank came in a box when it was new. There may have also been a bootleg of this bank produced around 2000. Photographed and owned by: Ashclaw
|This is a rather rare book from Japan. It was released at the same time as Sonic 1 there, and has 98 full color pages to help guide you through the game. As you can see here, it also has lots of fun little arts like badniks and oldschool Sonic stock art. Sonic appears rather cute on the cover, but alas, he only has 3 fingers. The book is rare, and was not exported much because really, the whole thing is in Japanese. Photo discovered by Berzerker.|
|This bag was made to celebrate the release of SonicR. You could likely get it if you pre-ordered or bought the game at electronics stores in Japan. Japan had more fancy style bags than the US. This one has Sonic R on the front, but Grandia art on the back. The art they chose is quite nice, even getting Metal Sonic in on the background. The bag is another of the tough plastic style ones. Photographed and owned by Scavanger4Food.|