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.

Tokyo Joypolis Hosting Sonic 28th Birthday Party & Ohtani DJ Set on 23 June

Can you believe that in three days time it will have been a whole 28 YEARS since the original Sonic the Hedgehog game launched on Sega Mega Drive? To celebrate, SEGA Japan is throwing a massive party at its Tokyo Joypolis arcade, on Sunday 23 June – and there will be special music events as well as awesome merchandise to collect. Take a look at what’s in store – you’ll want to check back on this page to check a livestream on the day too!
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Pre-order the New Sonic Pizza Cutter!

Have you ever baked a pizza, taken it out of the oven, and imagined that Sonic the Hedgehog was slicing it for you? I don’t mean like an underpaid Pizza Hut employee, I mean actually curling into his legendary spin attack and rationing out that cheesy goodness? …no? Just me? Well, maybe these fantasies will no longer be so niche, as SEGA has catered to the food utensil market with their upcoming Sonic-themed Pizza Cutter!

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TSS @ E3 2019: We’ve got SEGA E3 Booth Photos! UPDATED

Can’t make it to E3? Don’t sweat it! We here at Sonic Stadium are at the event right now, and we’ve got some pictures. It may not be the same as being there…but it’s something, right?

Check out the photos, taken by our E3 team, below:

In case you can’t tell, that last image shows the genuine rock climbing wall SEGA has set up at the booth.

Also, check out this bonus photo of the shirt people get for playing the Mario & Sonic demo:

UPDATE: We’ve got more photos, this time of the SEGA Genesis Mini booth, taken by Dreadknux. The last one has a surprise cameo of SEGAbit’s own Kori Maru, dressed up as Virtua Fighter’s Akira! Check them out in the gallery below:

Also, Dreadknux was able to meet Hiroshi Nishiyama, artist for the Sonic Adventure series:

We may be updating this post with additional photos of SEGA’s booth throughout the event, so stay tuned.

Pre-Order Sonic CD’s OST on… Vinyl!?

Is it strange that the soundtrack for a game specifically meant for CD is on a vinyl record now? Can we call this Sonic Vinyl instead? Sonic Record? Who cares, because Sonic CD’s Japanese (and European) OST is available on record via Data Discs, and we’re ready to lay the wax and spin the sounds!

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Funko Sonic the Hedgehog Breakfast Cereal Coming To Gamestop

If you’ve had a hankering for a Sonic the Hedgehog breakfast cereal since Golden O’s made an appearance in the Team Sonic Racing infomercial launch trailer, Funko will soon be producing a Sonic-themed edition of FunkO’s, complete with blue rings!

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Jun Senoue’s “The Works III” Release Date, Tracklist Revealed

UPDATE: The Works III is now available for pre-order from CDJapan (click to follow link to site)

SEGA Sound Director and Crush 40 guitarist Jun Senoue will release his third compilation album “The Works III” on June the 19th, 2019 release via Wavemaster Entertainment.

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SEGA Promises ‘New Sonic Content’ in License Global Magazine

If you’re worried about what’s next for Sonic now that Team Sonic Racing has hit store shelves, take heart! License Global’s digital magazine for this month has a page dedicated to the blue blur, and in it you’ll find that there is indeed new Sonic content in development, as well as some new artwork! Continue reading SEGA Promises ‘New Sonic Content’ in License Global Magazine

Team Sonic Racing’s ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Tracklist Revealed

The official soundtrack to Team Sonic Racing, dubbed ‘Maximum Overdrive’, is about to release worldwide on May 29th! And we can’t wait to finally get to listen to Jun Senoue’s latest series works while at the office/bus/plane/pit stop. We can reveal the full track listing on this whopping THREE-CD OST release, so you can prepare for an epic listening session tomorrow (both physical and via streaming services). Continue reading Team Sonic Racing’s ‘Maximum Overdrive’ Tracklist Revealed

New costume lets you dress up like Movie Sonic

Whether you find Movie Sonic to be good or terrifying, you can now dress up as him for Halloween, thanks to a new costume from Rubie’s Costume Company.

Rubie’s is the company behind those other Sonic costumes that sometimes make the rounds of social media, and this one looks pretty similar to those, except with the movie version’s fur textures and color schemes:

Amazon is selling it in small, medium and large sizes for $45. It’s scheduled to ship August 1.

Jun Senoue’s “The Works III” To Include Sonic Mania Adventures Songs and Sonic Adventure Re-recordings

Alongside the release of “MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE”, the 130-track soundtrack to the soon-to-be-released Team Sonic Racing, comes Sonic Sound Team Director Jun Senoue‘s third installment of “The Works” compilation album series.

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Sonic X is Coming to Blu-Ray (in SD)

Don’t blink! Don’t think! Just go-go, go-go, g-g-g-g-go-go down to your local video store on May 28 to pick up Sonic X: The complete series on Region 2 SD Blu-Ray! (God, that was corny.)

The good folks at Disctek Media are bringing all 78 english language episodes in one volume. (Sorry Japanese sub fans, you’ll have to stick with Hulu for now.) This includes the extras from the DVD version as well as the original pitch video where the world of Sonic X had a lot less humans.

The Blu-Ray retails for $69.99, but you can pre-order it from rightstufanime right now for $45.47. Check out Brady Hartel’s Twitter for more info. In the meantime, here’s the cover.

Froggy Merchandise Revealed At SXSW!

In a surprise reveal at the Sonic SXSW panel, Sega announced a series of Team Sonic Racing products available via their official stores… Including items inspired by everybody’s favourite amphibian, Froggy!

Yes that is a Froggy shirt, and yes those are Froggy hats!

The full collection is available on the US Sega Store and you also get a free Froggy balloon when you order the Froggy items.

However the EU stores do not have the Froggy hats, and the shirts are technically crowdfunded, orders will only be fulfilled if a specific unknown number of people also order the item.

You can shop until you drop via the following links.

US Store

UK/EU Store

ToysWiz Lists Sonic Movie toys, including a Baby Sonic

The Sonic movie leaks just keep coming, with this latest one leaking some of the toy tie-ins being made by Jakks Pacific, the toy company SEGA signed a deal with last month. The toys themselves are not shown.

Four toys are listed, including a Performance Sonic figure, a Performance Robotnik figure, a 13-inch talking Sonic figure, and perhaps the strangest sounding of the lot, an 8.5 inch “Baby Sonic” plush. These are each listed for $14.99, $18.99, $24.99, and $12.99 respectively, and are all scheduled to ship in August. You can find the listings for all four toys here.

Will the Sonic movie have a baby Sonic? Are you ready for a figure of Jim Carrey dressed like Robotnik? Be sure to stay tuned to Sonic Stadium for more on the Sonic movie, including images of these toys.

This Sonic LEGO Set Is Incredible And You Can Help Make It Real

A LEGO-obsessed Sonic fan has wowed the online community by designing a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed set on the toy brick company’s ‘Ideas’ website. And, if enough of us vote for it, LEGO might actually make it a reality. Continue reading This Sonic LEGO Set Is Incredible And You Can Help Make It Real

Kidrobot debuting new Sonic blindbox keychains this summer

The latest photo out of this year’s New York Toy Fair has revealed yet more Sonic merchandise: a line of blindbox keychains from toy and accessories manufacturer Kidrobot. The keychains, scheduled to launch this July, feature twelve modern Sonic characters.

The photo, posted below, was originally taken by Twitter user @lemeeniram, though his account is currently gone as of this writing.  Because of this, the photo and the above information came from Twitter user @DatPatMac.

“Blindboxes” are collectibles that are sold in packaging that doesn’t indicate which collectible is inside. This means you may be buying more than twelve if you want the whole set.

Mighty and Ray Figures Included In JAKKS Pacific Toy line

With New York Toy Fair in full swing this weekend, the news on new Sonic the Hedgehog toys has come thick and fast – and it looks like the new JAKKS Pacific toy line up will include the first ever official Ray and Mighty figures!

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New Diamond Select & Innex Sonic Toys Confirmed!

New York Toy Fair 2019 is barely 4 hours old and oh boy they’re already hitting it out of the park with reveals!

Whilst we brought you the news that Jakks Pacific were the new master toy partner for Sonic, you may recall that Diamond Select also signed a big license deal to make products for the blue hedgehog.

And oh boy they came to Toy Fair swinging!

Several new diorama like statues and modern figures have been confirmed as well as several Green Hill Zone playsets which can be placed together to make an entire zone display piece!

Another reveal comes from the company Innex who have announced official Sonic Pixel art pieces which will be available later in the year.

More reveals are likely so keep checking TSS for more details as we get them!

JAKKS Pacific Become Global Toy Partner For Sonic Brand

JAKKS Pacific, the children’s toy company behind such toy lines such as WWE and World of Nintendo action figures, have today announced that it has commenced a global toy licensing deal with SEGA of America to produce Sonic the Hedgehog branded toys in a multi-year contract.

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Japan Gets Some Epic Team Sonic Racing Collectors Editions

Is it just my imagination… Or does Japan get really amazing collectors/limited edition Sonic games?

Well Team Sonic Racing is no exception, whilst only a standard release has been confirmed for the west, Japan is getting a huge selection of limited and collectors editions!

The first edition is the “Team Sonic Racing” Trailer Music Selection” Version which comes with a small MP3 OST. Depending on the retailer you purchase it from, you also get a booklet and some acrylic ornaments.

But the most impressive edition is the DX Pack which comes with everything you see in this image.
priced at 13,590 Yen (£93), the edition comes with the following…

  • 1 game software (PlayStation 4 version or Nintendo Switch version)
  • Postcard book
  • Sonic Vs Shadow Shot Glass
  • Car Keyring
  • Pouch
  • 3D Crystal Cube!

Yes you read that right, this edition includes a crystal cube! However no images of the cube have been made available at present.

Other collectors editions comes with the same stuff, but certain items are not included depending on the version you get.

Source: Sonic Channel. 

Tomy To Release ‘New’ Sonic Toys In The EU/UK In 2019!

Tomy’s 2019 catalogue just got released and despite fears that they may have lost the Sonic license, they appear to still have it… However there is a big catch.

First the really really good news if you live in the UK and the EU. You are finally getting the Ultimate Classic Sonic figure! That’s the one which is like the Nendoroid which comes with lots of different accessories.

Also being released in the EU and UK is the Infinite & Zavok figure pack and the Sonic Team comic book packs.

In fact, nearly everything that the US got last year is being released this year.

Now for the bad news, there is only 1 new toy in the entire lineup, a Modern Knuckles plush.

So whilst Tomy still have the license, based on their 2019 catalogue, there are no new toys except for 1 plush.

Source: DiverseToy.com (.pdf)

TSS Review: UK SEGA Shop Merchandise – Christmas Edition!

It’s that festive time of year again! As always, we at TSS won’t be able to sleep on Christmas eve as we are too excited thinking about the Sonic the Hedgehog merchandise Santa will be bringing us in his sleigh! We must have been particularly good this year (we’ve only been completing hero missions), as Europe and the UK now has it’s very own dedicated SEGA Shop crammed with new and exclusive merchandise.

We take a sneaky peak at some of the great Sonic gear on offer right now…

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GE Entertainment Are Making a 21″ Rouge The Bat Plush!

For the last few years, Tomy has been ‘the master toy partner’ for Sonic. Which has produced some really nice items as well as some products based on lesser used characters.

However as a consequence, a number of other companies have cut back on what they produce. One such company was GE Entertainment who used to produce a lot of really great plushies on a lot of the secondary and even retired cast.

Well it looks like GE are back in the plush game.

Confirming on twitter, the company will produce 3 new plushies for 2019. The first two are a standard Sonic and Super Sonic plush, shaped like a ball.

The third… is a 21″ Rouge the Bat plush!

21 inches is just over 53cm making it a very big plush indeed!

No other details were confirmed, but given how extensive GE were when they used to make Sonic plushies, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one!

Source: Twitter

Sonic Talk 56: In Good Spirits

Oh…..My….God! An episode of Sonic Talk that’s up just days after being recorded rather than weeks?!! That’s insane!!

Join Jason, Alex, GX and our special-guest-maybe-new-fourth-chair Queen Misty Lakes as we discuss the latest games, Sonic’s upcoming movie and his cameo in Ralph Breaks The Internet. We also discuss the delay of Team Sonic Racing and how everyone in the Sonic Universe might have a slight cameo in Super Smash Bros Ultimate thanks to the new spirit mode. Listen in and join the fun!

Neo Metal Sonic Skateboard by Finesse Releases December

Neo Metal Sonic, the antagonist of Sonic Heroes, will finally get his first piece of official merchandise in the form of a skateboard deck, 15 years after his video game appearance!

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Metal Sonic Figurine Revealed For September Loot Crate

Metal Sonic fans will pleased to hear that their favourite doppelgänger, celebrating his 25th anniversary this year, will be featured in this month’s Loot Gaming crate, which features the theme of “Metal” this month. Continue reading Metal Sonic Figurine Revealed For September Loot Crate