We always knew Sonic the Hedgehog was a hot franchise, but we didn’t expect this. According to a new report, Sega and Zippo have come to a deal which will see a special Sonic-designed lighter produced and sold via the official Dreamcast Direct service in Japan.
You can see some images of the Sonic Zippo below. Pre-orders have already begun for the lighter, which will become available on 8th February 2001. Pre-orders stop on the 25th December 2000. The unique collector’s item is being produced to coincide with Sonic’s 10th Anniversary.
Obviously, with the lighter being a hazardous item, it might be difficult to import this item overseas given that you will only be able to purchase the Zippo in Japan. We’re looking into how we can safely get this sent our way; check with your favourite importer too.
Source: CCV Game Review (Japanese) – via IGNDC