Sonic School Supplies in the USA Page 13
|Use 'em at home or at school, Sonic school supplies are great. They're also pretty collectible, because they often feature many different characters & are generally inexpensive upon release. This page will have ONLY modern supplies. If you don't need school, and just need some place to store your gear, why not try handy boxes, totes, school bags and binders? They can store more Sonic stuff for you. If an item is currently obtainable, a note will appear with its description. Some items may also be in the Sonic Gear School Supply Store.|
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|This is called the 'vintage style Sonic' backpack. It's a Spencers item in spring/summer 2021. The name for it is both true and not true. It uses all classic style and neoclassic art for the rather busy design, but the look of the bag is not 'vintage' nor 90s at all. Something like this wouldn't be produced then, it is not the style of the time.
The slogans don't help either, with "Gotta Go Fast" which is the meme/gag thing that caught on from the Sonic X anime opening theme song getting made fun of. The bag is white with black trim, straps, handle and zippers. It's a full size bag, probably canvas-type as it is somewhat costly at 50 dollars. It has "Let's Go", "Gotta Go Fast", Sonic's name and Sonic's name spelled out in Japanese (along with 'the hedgehog' also in Japanese) 1991, checkers, pixel rings and an unknown Japanese phrase in red.
The bag is certainly very Sonic, if a tad busy and lively but that's the point. It's a nice item for classics fans.
|Spencer's Gifts (that store in the mall) gets back into Sonic in 2021 with this "Wrist Pouch". Is it an accessory, or a school supply? Who knows...but here it is. It is classic style, with black/white checkers and only profile-running classic Sonic scattered on it. It also has his name spelled out in Japanese in a blue font. The zipper pull is plain and black. The wrist strap is that blue nylon-weave stuff, with his name in Japanese and English. There's also a fun, pixelated ring-charm attached too. That's a nice touch and really puts this from 'plain' into the thoughtful/fun category. It's a nice item for 13 dollars....if you can figure out what you want to do with it.|
|Blaze the Cat fans will be pleased with this!
It's a Blaze only notebook from the Sega Shop online. A simple, line-less art of Blaze takes up the whole cover and goes off of all 4 sides. The background is an exact match to the color of her shirt, so she seems blending into the cover for a sort of artistic type effect. The art they've chosen for her looks somewhat concerned, though?
This is another of their hard-card cover spiral bound generic type notebooks. The only actual Sonic content is the cover. It's a nice design, and the quality is decent, but they keep charging 17 dollars and more for the admittedly kind of simple notebooks.
|The Sega Shop online branches out into a new kind of note in 2021:
The note-cube. These NON-sticky-notes are in the popular 'note cube' format where they're small, but many are stacked (with 1 glue edge) to form a cube with a theme.
The theme in this case is the classic 16 bit style pixel power up monitor (which was also mostly square, so it fits) Each side has a different power up pictured so there's the speed shoe, sheild, 10 ring & invincibility. Each note has a full color 30th logo small, at the top too.
|The only problem with this is that as it is used, the design dissappears. It is also 20 dollars for a cube of notes.|
|Here are 2 more spiral bound regular notebooks from the Sega Shop in 2021.
They're the usual hard-card cover with spiral black binding. The left notebook has forward-jumping modern Sonic in a somewhat "vaporwave" attempt background with a scattering of line-art rings. His name is done in a wavy font at the top. The right side notebook is called "Speed Team Retro", but only the colors and font are retro: the art for everyone is the modern design. What's nice about this one is that it's Sonic Tails and Amy. It's good to see her as part of a trio/group. The slogan is "Speed Team" written at the top and bottom in an old fashion font. The character art has a sort of perhaps greenish hue to the border-lines? This gives the art a bit of a 'washed' look somehow? It's an over-all interesting and creative design. Each notebook should be 17 dollars
|A must-get for Rouge fans!
This hard-card-cover spiral notebook features only Rouge the Bat. Since she's seldom seen alone/as the star of merchandise, this is good to grab. It's also nice because it fits with her style/personality as well using an 'over the shoulder' look, and then there's a kiss print on the book as well (because she is the only character to be drawn with lipstick)
As is the usual, this is a Sega Shop online only item in 2021, and will be 17 dollars because they always are.
|A notebook with some...really good design!
This has the slogan "Unstoppable for Generations" and the 30th Anniversary logo in a fully shaded gold ring. The cover has some real graphic design effort put into it, as it really captures the Anniversary feel. The ring/logo in the middle highlights it, and it has a series of screen captures & CG art surrounding it from Sonic 1 through Sonic Racing. With good colorful screen shots chosen, it's a nice collage. The background is all blue-tone, with lowered opacity for rings, logos, and pixel-type screens of various Sonic sprites throughout the years.
This notebook also comes with a pen and elastic pen-holder strap on one side unlike previous ones. It is still the wire spiral hard-card cover style, however. this is a Sega Shop online only item in 2021, and will be 17 dollars.
|In 2022 Accessory Innovations adds a new 3 piece lunch set.
This is the "Game Over Sonic Boys Lunch Set". But why label it 'for boys'? Everyone eats lunch and anyone can like Sonic. It's also wierd to use "Game Over" as the slogan because that's...pretty negative? Why is it 'game over' when it's time to eat? It doesn't make much sense in title nor slogan.
Otherwise, it's an ok looking set with slightly raised, glossy-coated Sonic for the square soft-sides lunch box. It has a good, Green Hill background with yellow border. The side pocket fits the aluminum metal/silver water bottle. The 3rd piece is the Sonic themed square freeze-gel ice pack. This has neoclassic (it was redone) nose-touch Sonic in a ring.
|It has been reported that the blue mesh bottle holder doesn't hold the bottle well. Also note that the bottle is not inuslated to keep the drink cold & will require a bottle-brush to keep it clean. (narrow neck) The lunch part does stay insluated pretty well. The bottle is generic (unfortunately) without any Sonic branding. Where will this be sold? It's suggested retail is 30 dollars.|