|As you probably know, Japan has a reputation for great schools. There for, it's only logical that they'd want to have great school supplies too. With all that studying, Sonic can lighten things up any day! The selection on this page is likely only a small part of the available supplies. So from Sonic X to Sonic CD these supplies span the ages. However, being in Japan, photos are hard to get a hold of, but SonicGear is always on the look out!|
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|A zip-shut pencil case with Sonic X theme. This is rather classy for a school supply, with blue on blue patterning for the cloth, and a unique angle with abstract background. You can see the official tag on the zipper.|
|Pencils wouldn't be much good if you couldn't erase them, so here are 2 Sonic X erasers. In a usual Japanese style, the erasers are plain, but come in fancy cardboard sleeves. The art and design are well done, once again, making these a great collectible. It's too bad that they are so difficult to find outside of Japan.|
|Normal pencil not cute enough? Add this old-style Amy Rose pencil topper! This little figure is fully 3D, and shows her in her old Sonic CD outfit. It's a rather chubby figure with big eyes and a mouth in the center. The pale spot on the nose is actually a rub in the paint due to normal wear and tear. Were there other characters made as pencil toppers? Probably, but something so small is hard to keep a hold of, so photos aren't that common.|
|Here's another pencil case. This one is metal, and quite nice! Look at the rainbow metallic paint in the background and fun colorful art! Even the inside is fancy, with character portraits, and their names spelled out under the lid with a sihlouette of Sonic. Either of these cases would be a great addition to any collection. Japan does it with style once again, here.|
|This is the front and back of a "Pencil Board". But what is it really? Is it a hard pad so you can draw in bed? It is supposed to go between the page of the notebook you are writing on, and the next. This avoids press/bleed through of inks. But if you're using pencil, that doesn't bleed. And if you don't stab down as you write letters, you're not going to engrave the paper anyway. But it's Sonic X, and it's interesting to look at, so...
You can find them occaisonally for fairly cheap, as they are just cardboard with lamination.
|This is another (older) pencil board. It is meant to help you with the checkered globe style Sonic 3 special stages.
The front has a nicely shaded stock art, with the famous "Do it when you can" quote and some (somewhat redundant) names and logos. The back is more interesting as it features maps of all 7 special stages, as well as a 'key' to reading them. It is interesting to see their layouts flattened into squares instead of on spheres. It's rather curious slogan "Let's Get Blueballs!" can have other meanings in some cultures...which is rather unfortunate.
|"Dr. Eggman used his evil technology to transform Sonic's freinds into robots that he controlled"
(The interior of the book says the same thing on every page)
|This is a Sonic notebook. It uses both stock arts, and art from the Sonic Screen Saver (a large selection of whimsical or interesting Sonic art by a professional artist) The interior has grayscales of Sonic and Tails. For some reason, they've included a small plot snippet from the games. Curiously, this was published/produced by Sanrio, the same people who make Hello Kitty.|
|A little desk set. This looks to contain fancy boxed erasers, 2 little erasers with brush on the other end, a clip-on pad, and some unidentified colored dots. What is that star shaped thing? The item in the background may be a white-board, or a plain 'pencil board'.|
|3 Sonic pens. A regular one, and 2 clear varients. But why pink?
It is not known what type of pens these are, but they appear modern, more in the Sonic X or adventure era, than anything before. They could be gel pens, and if so, one would hope they work better than the USA SA1 gel pen set that was released.
|Pen case or PIN case? You be the judge with this great metal item from around the time of Sonic Adventure 1.|
|This nice case looks to be made out of brushed aluminum, and came out around the time of Sonic Adventure 1, as indicated by the blue clouds logo. It features early SA1 art of Sonic and a Chao.The design is colorful, but not overly busy. The inside is even full of interesting things. There's what looks like an engraved metal Sonic dog-tag, a key chain type clip with chain, and a pointing Sonic enamel pin or possibly key charm. What a great item to store your cool Sonic things in. Everything here looks like top quality. Photo by Alessandro.|
|Here's a Sonic themed 24 colored pen set, with Sonic Vs. Metal Sonic theme. It SEEMS to be from around the Sonic CD era (when this very well done art was quite popular) however, you'll notice Knuckles on the package as well...so a better guess would be somewhere near Sonic 3. These are done by Tombo, the popular pen and pencil company.|
|For just a set of pens, this thing sure is dramatic! A big well done rendition of the fight secene, Sonic Tails and Knuckles all making an appearance with a nice 3D font. Since this is a 'usable item' it isn't common...though it would be great to collect. Photo by Alessandro|
|This is an interesting addition to any desk, a Sonic theme marker carry pack. Note the clear plastic tube carrying handle, making it handy for school use. Lots of bright colors are inside, as seen the close up to the right. They're even decorated with Sonic images and the "SegaSonic" name. The packaging is very similar to the one above, as you'll see they liked to add this design to many items of the time. Photo by Alessandro|
|Tombo 12 Color Pens Tin Sonic Vs. Metal Sonic Theme.|
|This time, they've added the design to a real tin, with 12 colors inside. It's still in the original plastic in the photo, but you can still see all the detail, right down to the faux 'screws' in the corner. Placing the design right onto the tin, instead of a cardboard inert turns this into a real collectible...however, it is still uncommon. Photo by Alessandro|
|All pencil case photos by Alessandro!|
|Here's a fun pencil tin for your collection, complete with real screen shot-added art. Finger waving Sonic stands at one end while a drawn in Eggman (in a footed Egg-o-Matic) stands at the other. A real screen shot of the Green Hill Zone (complete with Sonic sprite!) faces off against Eggman. The interior has a full-color bottom with well done Sonic, happy Crabmeat, Moto-bug and a hidden chameleon in the Green Hill Zone. The top has a duo-tone guide to badnik robot names.|
|Here's an interesting pencil case...because it heavily features the bad guys!
The front has another authentic Sonic 1 screen shot, but that's where it begins to get strange. The USA is not the only one to do odd things with their screen caps on merchandise. Here, the "Checker Wrecker" ball of the first egg-o-matic has been isolated, and they've added a miniature stock-art Eggman to the top of it, as if he's running!
The interior has a menagerie of Sonic 1 badniks, including chop chop, and Ball-Hog. The lid has each one's name in Japanese, and adds Buzz-Bomber and Bat-Bot to the line up.
|This tin is wider than most of the others (the better for fitting in more Sonic theme supplies!)
And has a front with an interesting Stock art on modernist background. The back however, is where the real interest lies. This makes it one of the few official items to feature Super Sonic! This great and rare art shows you his altered spikes and is nicely shaded. What a great tin!
|Another superior case!
This time, with a fighting theme, how rare and exciting! It literally says "Metalsonic vs. Segasonic" and "welcome to the next level" right on it! It isn't surprising that a tin would appear with this well done and famous art.
|The back again, adds even more interest.
This time, it isolates a different pose for Metal Sonic, leaving him alone to feature on the back! Any Metal Sonic fan would love this case for sure! So naturally, it is completely valuble and rare as well. Photo by Alessandro
|A 3-Pencil Pack.
This is simply a carded pack of 3 ordinary Sonic theme pencils. In a somewhat unusual touch (for Japan) these actually have erasers. Finger waving stock Art Sonic is repeated all over every pencil, and several stock arts are on the card packaging. What does it say at the top? "Pencils". The bottom just has Sega Copyright. Photo by SegaFreak.
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