Mad Catz Celebrates Sonic’s 20th With Limited Edition Wii Remote Charger

Mad Catz Celebrates Sonic’s 20th With Limited Edition Wii Remote Charger


Gaming accessory company Mad Catz is celebrating Sonic’s 20th Anniversary a little early with a limited edition Sonic the Hedgehog Figure Inductive Charger for Nintendo Wii Remotes. As you can see in the above pictures, the figure has Sonic posing with a classic peace sign on a Green Hill Zone themed platform that holds and charges two Wii Remotes at a time, even when in their jackets. This piece of merchandise is very collectible, as according to the press release they are not only limited, but individually numbered, too. Mad Catz may have only announced the item today, but fans will be glad to hear that it is shipping out to retailers today and will cost $49.99 in the U.S. No word on if this will be released to the rest of the world, but we’ll keep our eyes open.

For more information, check out the press release below:

Mad Catz® Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog with the Release of Limited Edition Inductive Charger for the Nintendo® Wii™ Video Game System

Individually Numbered 20th Anniversary Collectible, Speeds Onto Nintendo Wii in Time for the Holidays

San Diego, December 22. 2010

Mad Catz® Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or“the Company”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, today announced the release of the limited edition Sonic the Hedgehog Figure Inductive Charger featuring a six inch tall Sonic and charge base for use with the Nintendo Wii video game system. Now shipping, the new Inductive Charger is released under the Company’s Mad Catz casual gaming brand.
Complementing the Mad Catz’ officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog video game accessory range and just in time to celebrate Sonic’s 20 th Anniversary, the Inductive Charger is a limited edition, individually numbered, highly-collectible method for storing and charging up to two Wii remote controllers.
Sonic the Hedgehog is carefully sculpted, standing six inches tall, guardedly watching over gamers’ Wii remotes as they silently charge atop a green plateau representative of the classic‘Green Hill Zone’ that fans are sure to recognize and appreciate. Built-in magnets help ensure controllers and battery packs are aligned in the most efficient charging position while rechargeable NiMH battery packs rapidly energize to provide up to 15 hours of game play. With innovative electromagnetic induction technology providing the means to charge Wii remotes without the need to remove protective protective silicone covers or Wii MotionPlus™ add-ons, the Sonic the Hedgehog Figure Inductive Charger delivers a fun, hassle-free charging solution.
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented,“We are delighted to be a part of Sonic’s 20 th Anniversary with the new licensed Inductive Charger. Working alongside SEGA, we believe we have created a charging solution which will prove irresistible to Sonic fans and gamers alike and one which continues to illustrate our strategy of bringing premier licenses to market via products which evoke a passionate consumer response.”
The Sonic the Hedgehog Figure Inductive Charger by Mad Catz is now shipping within the United States and is available on the Mad Catz web store (store.gameshark.com) for an MSRP of $49.99.


If you want a cheaper option at $39.99, there’s also the 3D Lenticular Inductive Charger.

Thanks to Blue Blood at the SSMB for the heads up on this particular item!

Also revealed with these items is the official 20th Anniversary emblem:

Sources:
Mad Catz via MCV
Pics via HiTechReview.com

Both items are available to purchase from GameShark.com:
Sonic the Hedgehog Figure Inductive Charger
3D Lenticular Inductive Charger

31 Comments

  1. Mad Catz sucks… But I’m not gonna lie, that thing looks awesome.

    It’ll probably work for a day, but… at least it looks like an awesome display piece!

  2. That
    is
    BEAUTIFUL.

    God bless distant relatives who give money for Christmas, I know where that’s gonna go!

  3. DO WANT.

    50 dollars is a bit of a hefty pricetag, but I don’t own a Wiimote charger station yet so I might as well purchase one that’s both functional and awesome!

  4. That is actually….really awesome. I’ll be looking out for this~ If I find a good deal, maybe I’ll buy two, and just rip the Sonic figure off for my collection. XD

  5. Inductive charging, eh? Man. If I didn’t have a charger already (that I don’t even use), I’d totally buy it up.

  6. Hm. This looks interesting. Mad Catz actually improved on their arcade controllers, as evidenced by their Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Fight Stick.

  7. Haha, that’s kinda funny, actually, considering I’m actually viewing this page from the internet channel…on my wii! I didn’t know that wii remotes were chargable. I’ve been putting in AA batteries every few weeks because my wii remote ISN’T chargable. Ah, well. It’s still cool to see that Madcats is keeping up with Sonic’s history!

  8. OMG it’s so awesome! I can’t wait to see what else will be released for Sonic’s 20th. Also, I’m loving the logo.

  9. OK… question… The only reason I don’t have a recharge station for my Wii controllers is because some of them have been known to burst into flames. But… This one looks epic so… I might buy it.

  10. Wow, that actually looks pretty cool. I use rechargeable batteries for my devices but it’s still something cool to own if you’re a Sonic fan or like Sonic in general.

    I’m loving the 20th anniversary logo. 😀

  11. I should’ve ordered from Amazon.. it would’ve been here already 😛

    *Looks at the 3 – 5 weeks to ship note* … ok, maybe not

  12. Looks awesome!
    Can anybody actually owning it tell me what kind of cable it uses and if it’ll fit into a european outlet? I didn’t manage to find out yet. Thanks 🙂

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