|What about Sonic items that have not been made yet? Or things that NEVER got made?
It's time for prototypes & mock ups! All the things on this page are Sonic items which are NOT yet released, or are items which were NEVER released. If something doesn't ever get produced, it'll stay here forever, for you to see and read about it. Also included on the page are 'mock ups' which are not real items. They're an illustration created by a company to show what a final item would look like. Sometimes they're Photoshops, others are combination of art and photos. A mock up never becomes real itself...but the item it illustrates is often made.
When any item on this page DOES get made, (and SonicGear gets some kind of retail confirmation/fan photo) it will leave this page and move away onto the page it belongs on.
(EX: a keychain appears here, gets produced, a fan buys it and mails SonicGear--that key chain will then leave this page and show up on the Key Chains page)
Anything that does/is getting made should have release date info near it if it is available, along with the company which should be producing it--to help you find it!
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|This is another Jazwares prototype, but a plush this time. He's seen here at a toy show, along with other things they already released. But poor Metal Sonic.....he doesn't look very good at all, so hopefully this thing STAYS a prototype. Odd starry-triangle head flaps, inward pointing ears, and off model eyes just make him look lazy. He's clearly their usual 'small line doll' , shown here in a doll stand/harness, with the mini figures in front so you can't see the shoes. This is one 'robot' who should go back to the drawing board. Photo discovered by GoClone999|
|This is a mock-up for the upcoming "Team Chaotix" box set of figures. Vector & Espio will be a re-buy for fans who already got them, but Charmy the Bee is all new! (Likely why he's shown headlining the box here) This is just a mock up, so it has cardboard cut-outs of art in place of the actual figures they want to do. But what's that purple-ish thing in the middle? It appears to be the special flower that could teleport Charmy around in the level. Does that mean it'll be an accessory? Photo discovered by: , info by SONIcustoms|
|Remember all the old art from the Sonic Squeeze keychain figures on Prototypes 2? Well in 2011 the company finally let out this photo of actual squeeze figures, not just more art. They look pretty decent here, but when will they ever release? Photo discovered by NintendoFanGuy|
|Remember the Sonic Wacky Wobbler bobble head? Well, they wanted to make a Tails one too, & this is the company photo for it. Will the final look change, like the Sonic one did? Will it be released? Only time will tell. This one is in the same style (standing there with 1 finger raised) however he has a blue checkered base, and matching modern look + art for the box. The head seems a little odd as it's tipped far back which is not a usual pose for him. The subtitle on the box & base reads "Miles 'Tails' Prower". Discovered by Techno1252|
|This is the second prototype Sonic themed webcam, and it doesn't look good either! The first one was a figure mash-up using an off-model Toy Island figure, and though this one has it's own unique sculpt...it's still wierd looking. Classic Sonic's head is nearly exactly ball-shaped, and his long legs with small feet will NOT lend well to this being able to stand up at all. Especially when you consider he's plugged in somewhere (out the back) with the USB cable that would run it. Figures, in general, don't look the best with random cameras shoved through/sticking out of the torso. This may be 1 item that ought to stay a prototype. Photo discovered by Piplupfan77|
|These appear to be remote control RC racers. Instead of cars though, they're racing figures on Sonic FreeRiders boards. You can see a remote control pictured on the box in the far background. Notice how thick the boards are too, to hold the motor, most likely. How will these stay upright when racing? HOPEfully they fix those horrible slanting pupils on Sonic. We don't need a return of the goat-eye. These are an interesting concept. Photo discovered by A Cat.|
|These are Jazwares photos from a toy show / preview. You can see what they wanted the Classic/Modern 20th Anniversary figures to be like...and each is represented by a cardboard cut-out stock art placed in the box, as the figure hadn't been made yet. They're all also labeled "___ & badnick" even though like, Iblis Biter wasn't really considered 'a badnik' , it was merely a stand-in name, as is common with these things.
The real attraction here is the tin, in the lower left. It's mixed up, as it has modern Sonic for the box art, but the tin is classic. Also, the 'Sonic in fireball' shape with checkered background never appeared. The item above it is a
|promo card type thing for use in the booth. Note that it shows Yakker (but no Yakker items were made) were they planning to release him at some point? It also has FreeRiders Jet as a regular (non RC) figure. Photo discovered by: A Cat.|
|This is a little ad / announcement for the "Sega Heronies Collection" , which appears to be a set of collectible keychains or possibly flat phone charms. They have put together famous female characters from Sega games for fans to collect. In the top corner you can see fighting game girl "Honey" (Remember Sonic the fighters un-released fighter "Honey the Cat"? That's the character/costume she was to be based off of.) In the top right is Nagisa, from Phantasy Star Portable: Infinity (which never had a USA release on PSP, or any Sonic content on it--unlike the other PS games) Bottom left has Elenor, from Phantasy Star Online (which DID have Sonic content) Then, of course you can spot Space Channel 5 Ulala...and the reason this is here is...Amy Rose (of course!) makes an appearance. What will the final items look like? How will they be sold? Image by: SonicTeam|
|Here are 2 prototype Jazwares plushes, appearing at a toy show. As you can tell by the background items, they're larger than the JW mini plush line (especially Shadow) This means Shadow appears to have much better construction (no lame "popeye" wrists or fat ankles, better head shape & etc) however, this IS a prototype. Their original "Big Sonic" looked much better in their own photos then he ever did on the shelf.
The Amy Rose had very well better be a prototype...because she's missing her socks & her shoes are totally blank. They're clearly trying for Classic Amy, but she's not quite up to where she should be (even other makers have better classic Amys at this point) Hopefully they improve her before release. Photos discovered by Goclone999
|This seems to be a 'modern version' of the mini figure pack that you see in the background here. That 'mini classic display figures' set was originally done by First 4 Figures, but then Jazwares started selling them through TRU.|
|A logical branch for that would be to produce a 'modern mini display figure' set which you see here in its unpainted state. They seem to have bases though, interestingly. It looks like they may be taking advantage of the ability to "action pose" the static figures in ways jointed ones couldn't do. (adds interest, differentiates them, etc so that's good) Photo discovered by Goclone999|
|Here's Blaze the Cat from Jazwares! This is the unpainted prototype for their 3.5 line Blaze action figure. She looks good here, just see the detail for her furry boot & glove cuffs. Despite the heels, it looks like the figure will stand well. They've got her head jewel, waist swivel & the face & coat look proportional. She should be great painted! Photo discovered by TurboTheHedgehog||This mock-up box doesn't match up! It says 1994 on the title, but then uses modern (post SA) Knuckles art. Then, look at the Egg Pawn, it should be orange (the final product/toy was) but it appears matte/silver or un-painted look. Photo by ActionFigureInsider, discovered by:|
|This is the mock up box for the All Stars Mini Racers. As you can see, it's just a basic CG graphic of how they wanted it to look, with no actual toys. Also, isn't that AiAi & Amigo instead of the Tails Plane, like they actually ended up releasing? You can see how they were planning the 3D interior of the box. Discovered by Pacmansonic138|
|Meccano, a UK company that makes build-able playsets & vehicles released these prototype shots for their Speed Star & Landbreaker vehicles. However...neither one is real. They're just CG renders of what they hope the toy will look like. To see actual Meccano items, use UK Electronics 2. They intend to make AllStars Racing sets & other items. Photos discovered by SonicBoy19|
|Remember the Chaotix prototype box mock up above? Now they're working on the figures more. They're still just CG creations with various items photoshopped near them, but it gives a better idea of what they want to make. Charmy has his warp flower, Espio has the kunai ninja knife, & Vector has the communicator radio. The box (understandably) highlights Charmy with art, & says "Exclusive Charmy Figure" since everyone else is a re-release here. Photo discovered by Turbo the Hedgehog|
|The tag is marked for approval Sept. 2002. Plushes are 18 inches high.|
|This is an unusual type of prototype...the marked prototype. With the tag at the right, you can see that the right-side doll was something sent to Sega to approve the design of, before the doll went into production. But who made these? Yes, it IS the nefarious "Toy Network"! Apparently, they were good at plushes at some point??|
|Early in their plush making career, TN apparently cared at least a little about quality. Do note that somehow he did get by with just 3 fingers, though. Aside from the 3 fingers, and flopped down ears, the plushes are decent. The proto one has stickers over oval eye-blanks, while the final's are printed to the plastic. The mouths, spike angles, shoe-stuffing levels are also different between the proto & production doll. No wonder they were able to get approved with this plush, it's actually decent in both forms. Discovered by AskLiliumLily|
|Here are 4 different prototype stylized figures. They're supposed to be some sort of 'chibi' type version of Tails, Knuckles, & Sonic. These are prototyped here by FunkoPop , the same company that did the bobble heads figures. Prototypes are generally done in some neutral color like white or gray. Later, the figure may be made in a plastic that the character has the 'most color of'. So that bottom Tails is orange. Casting him in orange plastic means you only have to use paint for a few details. These will likely get simplified paint jobs (such as all-black for the eye-dots) to go with their simple style.
They're actually sort of creepy here, like little zombie baby fairies or something. Some things likely look better painted, will this set be among them? The 'style' is a unique approach, hopefully these will go from proto to toy. Photos discovered by SonicAndShadowFTW
|The Sonic Stadium has a prototype article.
Apparently, the clothing maker "Insert Coin" will be producing a series of items including
Green hill all-over design leggings for girls
Tees & Sweatshirts for anyone to wear
Everything OTHER than the leggings seems to be of a subtile nature. There's nothing with a picture of a character on it. The article is here on prototypes because they don't have any actual photos of real clothing, it's all just drawings of stuff with the design pasted on there. Use the link to see:
Knuckles Gym hoodie, Project Shadow, Sonic snakers tee, Miles Prower shirt with tail-like logo, South Island shirt with super fine print on it. While the shoes are instantly recognizable, it'd take a real Sonic fan to identify the Project Shadow logo, or catch onto the "Knuckles Gym". Interesting to see a whole line going with the 'very subtle Sonic' angle. The items will appear around SonicGear once physical photos are released. Link discovered by Shadowfoxx757, hosted by SonicStadium, put together by Hogfather