Sonic Gear Store Page: Keychains & Pins That You Can Buy
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|Keychains and pins are nice to collect. They store well, they're not too big and they're usually not that expensive. They're also pretty popular through the USA, UK and especially Japan. All the pins and keychains here are modern, at least so far. If you want to see more pins/keychains, and the classics as well, you can check out USA Keychains and also Japan Keychains. If any item here is no longer being sold anywhere, it will move to one of those areas along with it's description and photos.|
|Don't want to pay too much at HotTopic?
Here's a Shadow Keychain for about $4.49, and a Sonic for $3.49! Due to personal (aquiring) experience, HotTopic stores charge about $5.25 to over 6 bucks for this same thing.
Neither chain is ANY practical for use with your actual keys. It's big, it can get dirty, and it's not going to go well into your pocket.
However, they're good to collect. The layering process accurately captures the cel-shaded look of the original stock art used to make it. This keychain and the others from the set are in SonicGear's personal collection. They're all made of semi-soft rubber with raised fronts and crisp details. Ridges and cuts help form the lines. If you would like to see the other keychains in the set, be sure to visit USA Keychains
|The Knuckles (back facing/down punch) and Amy/Mallet at right are by GK World, & are part of a 2nd run of these layered rubber keychains. The Knuckles is in the SonicGear personal collection and is of the same nice quality as all the rest. Great to collect!|
|The Rouge of this set may have sold out permenently online (as new). If she turns up again, the buying link will be replaced. You can see another pose for Shadow below.|
|Sonic X Keycharms Keychain
This keychain has little 1 inch metal & enamel charms. You get a Shadow, Sonic, Rouge and the Sonic X logo. The ring lets them slide around, and it has a clip so you can attach either another ring, or your keys. The size on this is more conductive to actually using it, and since the charms are metal, you don't have to worry about bending them up. At $6.49, it's a bit higher than most keychains, but that's probably due to the materials and amount of charms on the ring. The charms are all your usual stock-arts, but it's nice to see them in metal.
|Here are some acrylic keychains. Each one is die cut out of acrylic, which is a hard plastic. The borders look like they were left clear or grayish. Neither one again is really appropriate for an actual key-chain use as they're about 3 inches tall. Since both of these are based on an official art, there isn't really anything wrong with them detail wise.
It has a rather uncommon shot of Shadow (not the typical jumping) with full color detail. The bottom of his shoe being exposed adds a little interest. Sonic is in the much-used-on-shirts "Jumping Punch" pose, but since it's cut out, it still makes for a fairly dynamic keychain.
This item is relativly new, and no one has said anything about it yet.
|Here's Rouge the Bat from the same set above. She's 2 inches high instead of 3, though. It's nice to see that they're including Rouge, as there really isn't that much merchandise of her (that isn't a rediculously expensive plush) They've chosen quite a good pose as well, with her pointing and 1 hand on hip. It looks like it has an attitude, which is appropriate. They could've chosen the 'standing Rouge' which generally appears, so it appears they're making an effort with this set.|
|Keys too ordinary for you?
Try a cellphone strap. These aren't very large, so it's not going to overwhelm your phone even if it's small. The photo though, makes it look bigger than it really is. The strap is only about 2 inches and the Sonic & Shadow charms are only a little over an inch. This makes it not as klunky as any above chains, but it's also not as noticable. It has that sturdy cord thing too, so it'll go in small clips like for cameras or phones. The strap is just white plastic with the Sonic X logo, and the Sonic is the normal 'jumping punch' Sonic featured on many shirts. Shadow is the classic 'standing' art where he's looking tough.
This item is also relativly new.
|Here are Knuckles and Tails pins.
These are part of a set, but for some reason they're only packaging 2 at a time to buy. They're quite Sonic X styled, but it doesn't say so anywhere. Tails is in an unusual pose, in that he's apparently sitting. However, he looks somewhat agitated or worried about something which is unusual in a pin. Knuckles is quite aggressive looking here, in an active flying pose while throwing punches. These are apparently silver-tone/chrome metal with colored enamel accents. The colors all seem spot on, but the pin style (on the back) is unknown. These are likely around 1 inch each. However, it's good to see that some modern pins are getting made, as there are plenty of classic ones from all over the world already in existance.
|The next 2 are Sonic and Shadow. They're sharing a bit of a similar pose with "Jumping Punch" Sonic and then Shadow doing something fairly similar. A lot of the goods here seems to be bringing up new things to do with Shadow, which is rather refreshing not to have the same pose spammed all over everything. Here, it looks like he's jumping and getting ready to punch, but with his fore-hand slightly open. As with the last pin set, the colors are still well done and accurate, and there's not anything that seems off-model about them.|
|NOTE: Click to see the Rouge pin!
For some reason she won't appear in the display picture.
Why doesn't it show up on the other 2? It is unexplained. These two are Rouge and another Sonic. It's great to see that you DONT have to get the same guy twice just to complete your pin set. This one has a more unusual pose for Sonic, and another new one for Rouge! It looks like she's climbing over something and reaching out at the same time. Both pins are rather dynamic. This is shaping up to be an interesting set with some good design going on.
The pins at right may be small, but they have a lot of detail for the size. They're PVC again, which helps hold the detail. Some unusual SA1 art was chosen as the model for these, helping to make them collectible.
|Here's a lanyard or neck strap.
These things are commonly used to hold ID cards for access to official places, or name tags if anyone works in a store. If you've got to wear it anyway, why not Sonic it up? The strap has Sonic X logos repeating (upside-down/rightside-up) all over it. It has a chrome tone clip for the tag at the end, and a binder to keep the strap together towards it for easy use. If you look closely, you'll see an added ring, for if you needed to add a key, charm, or other accessory to it. You can also use this as a longer key strap.
If you inspect the (rather large) back-card, you'll find a tiny "15th Anniversary" logo on it as well, giving you an idea of when it was produced.
|Similar to the above Sonic Lanyard/Neck Strap, this is a Shadow Cellphone neck strap.
Unlike the one above, this has one of those tiny tough cord for hanging your phone off of, and may be slightly shorter. The back-card here has large flashy art, which makes it look like Shadow is "holding" the strap to the card. (good for display) The strap itself has the word "Shadow" (upside-down/rightside-up) all over it, along with tiny prints of his head. This one also bears the "15th Anniversary" logo.
Wondering why you didn't find this before?
|These little classic pins are made of the same tough layered rubber as the larger keychains above. They also have the same making method, so if you like that style, you'll like these pins too. They're a bit larger than the metal/enamel pins and 4.00 for 2 pins is not bad any way you slice it.|
|Though it is listed as a key chain, this is the Sonic Key Cap. Decorate a key by sliding the top part into the classic Sonic head. (Though, it is rather big so it can make your keychain cumbersome if you get it) If you don't put a key in there it can act as a zipper charm or keyring extra.
It is made of the same tough layered rubber as the larger keychains above. They also have the same making method, so if you like that style, you'll like this as well.
The Tails Key Cap (right) is extremely cute. It is in the SonicGear personal collection and is quite good quality. Again, it is big. Tails has a very cute 'front smile' expression though it's hard to see in the photo. Item is highly recommended if you are a Tails fan!
|Both of these are made by GE Entertainment.
They are made of the same tough layered rubber as the larger keychains above. They also have the same making method, so if you like that style, you'll like this as well.
It is ok if you don't want a whole huge character on your key-ring, but it's still fairly large. DO watch the 'best price' link (for the one at the left) as most retail will try to sell around $5.00 but that link can sometimes show a $2.00 deal on it.
The right is a die cut "Steamin' Sonic" classic stock art. Somewhat under-used as most things don't want to show 'mad Sonic' but it's very accurate and crisp to the old art.
|A new twist on the keychain appears here...
This time Sonic X style art is used with him giving the peace sign. However, there is also a fancy tab/strap-like accessory with it. It's made of the same stuff as the Sonic (the layered tough rubber) and has the logo as well as a star bumper with an "S" on it for good measure. Do you own this? Is the strap functional? (In Japan, most such strapped items are)
At right is a Werehog Keychain. It is made the same way as the above softer rubber layered keychains, and has been designed using stock art, so it's quite on-model and detailed. You really can't go wrong with these layered keychains, so if you want the Werehog, this is a good one to have.
|At right, are two Frame Pins for Knuckles & Amy, both SA1 based. They aren't actually framed, they just have a rectangle theme. They're made from the same die-cut rubber as the larger keychains, and they hold the detail really well. These pins are pretty large (well, for mini pins) in person.
Of course, you can collect the Sonic & Tails ones as well! All of them are usually $6.00 for two.
|Back to the straps with this smaller item.
The Sonic charm on this is said to be acryllic. Do you own this? Write in with details for credit.
To the right is an all metal keychain (with clip, and extra ring, even) made by GE. The Sonic charm on it is metal and enamel of classic running stock Sonic. This is handy if you don't want massive key-items and also need multiple keys.
|Here is yet another Shadow cellphone charm.
This one is from GE again, and is in the SonicGear personal collection. It is different from the one above, in that the strap is now black (feels like car seat belt material) and Shadow is in a new pose. (fist up, foreward) The metal for this charm is relativly thick and it holds up well.
At right is the Chao Moods Keychain Item
|Sonic Swirl Keychain
It doesn't look like it, but this keychain is made from the same semi-soft layered rubber as the flat figure keychains found above. This one is smaller though, with the die cut SA1 style swirl and old SA1 wierd walking Sonic stock art in the center.
The Shadow to the right here is from the 2nd run of the popular keychains seen at the top of this page. He's in the same 'fist-front' pose as the new phone charm, so if you liked that one, you'll like this too.
|Super Sonic keychain! This is another of those metal & enamel keychains, which are sturdy and capture good detail. It has a ring for extra keys, and a spring-loaded clip for easy attachment. The art used is closed-fists jump Super Sonic. This appears on the pins/keychains page of SonicGear, and was released in 2010.||Don't want a Super Sonic keychain? Try him on a phone charm! This is essentially the same metal & enamel charm, only this one has a yellow tough strap with Sonic logo, and the tough cord to thread through the loop on a phone, game system, or memory stick.|
|This classic Amy key cap is really cute. She belongs in with the classic Sonic & Tails above, and is also seen facing foreward. It's nice quality soft rubber, with cut-in details, just as before. She is great for any Amy Rose fan.||Have a tiny device? Don't want a huge charm? Try this little square one made of the same PVC stuff as the detailed cut-in pins seen above. Look how inexpensive it is, too! This is nice to add as a 2nd charm as well, if you already had one.|
|This Silver the Hedgehog phone charm comes with something extra! A clear acrylic Chaos Emerald dangle accessory! This addition helps make the charm new & unique. As usual the character charm itself is metal, so he'll be sturdy. This could also likely go on a key chain as well.||This Shadow Cellphone charm is likely a re-issue item. Notice that the strap with it is now white, and that he's in the 'standing' pose again. Excellent if you missed the first round! Also at a nice price of only $3.50 , while this lasts.|
|This is a pair of pins from GE Entertainment. They're the PVC stuff you'd be used to from the keychains, but it's thicker than normal here, almost like a button. It holds the detail well for 2 Classic Sonic stock arts, and is likely sturdy as well, due to the thickness. Here you get Tippy Sonic & Standing Arm-Cross.||Here's a set of 4 classic style pin buttons. These are very traditional pins, round, with pinbackings behind the colored button part. They come on the classic themed back card. These MAY also be sold in the UK area, or possibly an import of some kind. It's decent, for 4 pins at around 6 dollars.|
|Here's a phone charm with strap with a different pose for Sonic. It's SA style Sonic faced away, with a partial turn & thumbs up. The charm here is the usual sturdy enamel metal.||Need something simple for a keychain? This fits the bill, as it's an all metal & enamel simple classic Sonic face. No straps or charms here, just sturdy metal for a keyring. The head isn't super big either, so it's likely to fit well into pockets or purses (unlike some other items here...)|
|Like the Silver the Hedgehog keychain above...this Shadow one has an acryllic emerald as a charm too! It's the 'white emerald' again (it's actually just clear) but if you don't already have him, getting a chaos emerald too is a good deal. Plus, it should only be about 3.50!||Here is a Sonic X charachters themed lanyard. The whole lanyard is patterend with Sonic, Knuckles, Cream, Amy & Tails all over. The art is big, so the whole character doesn't quite fit in, but you can still tell who's who. These are great for ID cards, badges at fairs & etc.|
|This is the black & yellow "splats" of paint Sonic classic styled lanyard. You can find it in Spencers Gifts...but it should be cheaper here, as theirs is about 12.99 to 14.99 and this button should beat those prices if it's active. There is a matching rubber bracelet to look for too.||This black lanyard has the Sonic & Knuckles symbol printed all along it. It also has a key clip plus the thin cord you can use to attach MP3 players, small phones, or anything with that little hole to thread through.|
|This is a cool lanyard with something extra! It comes with a Sonic face charm. (That's why it's a bit more costly than others) It has a cute Sonic & Tails theme with rings & logos. It could be a BioWorld item, and is new in 2012|