Win a Sonic Themed Xbox One X on Twitter

In celebration of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie being released on digital, Microsoft is giving away a custom X-Box One X with a Sonic the Hedgehog movie graphic and a custom Sonic controller. Just head over to Xbox on Twitter and retweet their post with the hashtag #SonicXboxSweepstakes to enter a chance to win the custom console. You have to be over 18 to enter. The contest ends on April 14th.

Sonic Movie Statue With Limited Run of 3000 Now On Sale

Twitter user, TreasureHuntingSonic has discovered an ad in the recent issue of the  Diamond Comics catalog that reveals a Sonic movie statue (originally shown at Toy Fair) that will be on sale for $75. The 5-inch statue is a “Diamond Select” exclusive with a limited run of only 3,000 pieces and will be available on August 26th. You can find out more information on their website and you can pre-order it directly at this link.

Check out an image of the statue below:

The next Sonic 2020 broadcast happens on 3/27

While a week late, Sega will be doing their next “Sonic 2020” broadcast on Friday, March 27th at 8:00pm Japan time. “Sonic Station Live” will be hosted by Sonic creative, Kazuyuki Hoshino and sound designer, Jun Senoe as they show off new Sonic products and go head-to-head on “Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics”. For what surprises they’ll have in store, we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

 

Sonic 3 Returning…as a Tiger LCD Game

This article was guest-written by Sonic Talk co-host Chris Xenn.

Grab those rose-colored glasses, because Tiger Electronics is back! Yes, the overly simple, occasionally surreal handhelds you got because the man at the store said this was just as good have returned by way of the Hasbro nostalgia-mining machine, and Sonic’s along for the ride.

As reported by The Verge, Fall 2020 will bring the release of reproduction Tiger Electronics games “inspired” by four actual game handhelds, including The Little Mermaid, Transformers: Generation 2, X-Men Project X, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, each for $14.99.

For those of you too young to remember what not owning a Game Boy was like, Tiger Electronics handhelds were LCD-screen video games (like a calculator or watch) where the entire display was made of black “sprites” that could be cycled on and off, but never overlap or move. Developers needed to be rather creative to turn such simple technology into engaging, fun, and animated games that replicate the experience of other 90’s consoles and handhelds.

Scan from the original 1994 manual, from Sonic Retro

Unfortunately, the actual legacy of Tiger Electronics handhelds is that they were repetitive, shrill novelties. Sonic 3 is certainly among the more complex examples, taking Sonic through six “stages” of dodging badnicks, searching for Chaos Emeralds, and battling the combined efforts of Robotnik and Knuckles. However, if your interest is piqued, treat this as a collector’s novelty and not an actual game worth your time or money. Pre-orders are currently only available at Gamestop.

You Can Buy Sonic’s Shoes Now! But It’ll Cost You Thousands of Dollars.

While Sonic’s iconic shoes have technically been available before, they’ve never been true athletic sneakers that the hedgehog himself would actually wear while trotting around South Island… or San Francisco. However, thanks to a collaboration between PUMA and The Shoe Surgeon, you could potentially own a pair of Sonic’s trademark slick kicks from the movie!

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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Figurine, New JAKKS Figures On Display At NY Toy Fair

A host of brand new Sonic the Hedgehog toys and figurines were on display this weekend at the New York Toy Fair!

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Build Your Own Movie Sonic at Build-a-Bear Stores

This article was guest written by Sonic Talk co-host Chris Xenn


Build-a-bear, the online and brick-and-mortar store dedicated to stuffing and dressing quality plush toys has just released its new Sonic the Hedgehog Movie plush line, and… it looks familiar.

While Paramount might have shifted gears just a few months prior to releasing the movie, that’s much harder to do when you’re a licensee making physical products intended to stare into children’s souls from deep within the uncanny valley.

Unsurprisingly, Build-a-Bear’s design seems to be on Sonic’s original movie look, from his non-gloves, to his laced shoes, to his eyes that are just that right combination of dialated and too far apart.

However, if you still have a place in your heart for the little hedgehog that couldn’t, the plush is available online now and in U.S. stores tomorrow. Online bundle options include:

Sonic without shoes for $29.99/£21.50
Sonic with ring and shoes for $46.00/£33.00
Sonic with soundbox and shoes for $45.50/£33.00
Sonic with soundbox, ring, and shoes for $53.00/£38.50
Sonic-print pajamas for animals that don’t have giant back-spikes for $13.00/£10.00
And a Sonic movie logo shirt, also not for bespiked toyfriends for $8.00/£5.50

It’s also possible to get the rings, shoes and soundbox by themselves, as well as the pajamas and t-shirt bundled with with a bear or a dog respectively, on the Build-a-Bear US and UK websites.

Check out a gallery of the Sonic plush and accessories below:

 

Zavvi Announces New Sonic Shirt Collection: And A Free Mug!

While the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie is pumping out toys and merchandise, there still seems to be room for vintage Sonic apparel! Merchandise and media outlet Zavvi have just announced an exciting new line of shirts and mugs for Sonic and friends, and they all have a charming Japanese aesthetic to them. Also, in a limited time deal, you can snag a Sonic mug for free if you buy two or more shirts.

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Eaglemoss To Reveal Three More Sonic Figures in Coming Weeks, Teases One

Collectibles Shop Eaglemoss has announced that three more characters will be revealed for their line of Sonic figurines in the coming weeks. They revealed a teaser for the first of these characters on their Facebook page, which you can see below:

You can purchase Eaglemoss’s Sonic figurines from their UK website.

Via Hero Collector Facebook

Puma Reveal New White-Gold Sonic RS-X3 Sneakers

Puma has collaborated with SEGA once again to bring a new iteration of its Sonic-themed collaboration sneakers. And unlike the previous Sonic the Hedgehog x PUMA RS-X3 release, these new kicks take a lighter and more colourful tone. Continue reading Puma Reveal New White-Gold Sonic RS-X3 Sneakers

US SEGA Shop Launches Sonic Movie Merchandise

New Year, New You? Well, if you live in the States, it might be time to pop over to the Official SEGA Shop, where they’ve just updated their lineup with some Sonic Movie related merchandise. Give yourself a nerdy makeover, why don’t you? Continue reading US SEGA Shop Launches Sonic Movie Merchandise

Jack in the Box Partners with SEGA to Promote the Sonic Movie

Gotta eat fast! Popular hamburger chain in the United States “Jack in the Box” will soon be promoting the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie in 2020!

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True Horror Abounds as Sonic Movie Themed Costumes Appear in Stores

You can’t run, you can’t hide, you can’t reach the other side of the rainbow, because this is Movie Sonic’s neighborhood! He’s taken over! Costumes based off of Sonic’s scrapped design for the upcoming feature film are appearing in stores across the United States, just in time for Halloween! Continue reading True Horror Abounds as Sonic Movie Themed Costumes Appear in Stores

Sonic Talk 63: “Let’s be Sonic Heroes!”

Another month, another (incredibly late) episode of Sonic Talk!

In this episode, we discuss Sonic’s appearance in OK KO!, and how he single-handedly caused the series to end (kidding). We also chat about Tangle and Whisper, a Mighty plush, Sonic #19,  Mario and Sonic 2020 Olympics arcade and much, much more! So what are you waiting for? RECENT topics?!! Hah! Like we’d do that!


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The Official Sonic Art & Design Book To Be Updated With 32 New Pages In Next Reprint

Video game art dealer Cook & Becker have announced that the next reprint of the Official Sonic the Hedgehog Art & Design Book will feature 32 pages of new content from Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, and Team Sonic Racing. First released in 2016 as part of Sonic’s 25th anniversary, the book originally only went as far as releases from that year.

Cook & Becker hinted at this last week, leaving many to speculate that Sonic Mania would be receiving its own art book. However, according to the company’s twitter account, there would not have been enough content from the game to fill out its own art book, so they decided to update their 25th anniversary art book instead.

The updated book can be pre-ordered off of their website for $39.99 (plus $12.50 for shipping), and is currently scheduled to ship sometime in November.

They released some samples of the new pages, which you can check out in the gallery below:

Data Discs’ Sonic CD Vinyl Release Looks Incredible [Photos]

Way back in June, we reported that retro game album producers Data Discs had announced a special vinyl of the Sonic CD soundtrack. As a game that still resonates with many Sonic fans, 26 years after its original Mega CD release, this news caught a lot of people’s attention – with a limited edition ‘splatter’ edition selling out almost immediately. Continue reading Data Discs’ Sonic CD Vinyl Release Looks Incredible [Photos]

Sonic Now Has Back-to-School Merchandise

It’s that time of year again: summer vacation is drawing to a close and kids are getting ready to back to school. With a new school year, comes news products, and this year SEGA has several new pieces of merchandise for Sonic fans, for sale at a few different retailers. Continue reading Sonic Now Has Back-to-School Merchandise

Sonic Talk 62: Copyrights, Shmopyrights

Forgive the lateness of our podcast as we recorded this one a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s not chock full of Sonic-ey goodness! In this episode we discuss Jason’s trip to E3, the fan revival of Sonic Runners, Sonic Revolution 2019, Funko Pop Sonic cereal, an unofficial Sonic book that uses fanmade images and much, much more. Because hey, who needs copyrights when you can just slap a bunch of images together, right?

Special Note: We used the cover from the plagiarized Carlton Sonic book for this month’s podcast image. That render on that plagiarized book was created by Deviant Art user FinnAkira, and you can find it here.



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Tangle and Whisper SDCC Pins Coming to the Sega Shop

Tangle and Whisper fans rejoice! There is some official merch coming your way care of the Sega Shop website. Everyone’s new favorite femme fatales are getting their own, exclusive pins. For $14.95 (US Dollars) each, you can pick from the excitable and carefree Tangle or the introvert assassin, Whisper. 

Despite saying SDCC (AKA San Diego Comic Con), these pins do not seem to be available at the convention as they are not listed at IDW’s merchandise booth. The pins are available for preorder now at shop.sega.com and are due to ship on July 30th.