After over 24 years in a near-continuous run, it appears there are some very strong signals that Archie’s Sonic the Comic is set to be cancelled in the near future. Following phone calls from multiple parties, including members of our own SSMB to Archie’s subscription office, we have learned that they are not taking any more subscriptions pending more information.
The Sonic Stadium has discovered a mysterious Sonic listing on the resume of former Silver the Hedgehog voice actor Pete Capella. The title is Sonic the Hedgehog: Awakening by SEGA Inc and Capella again did voice work for Silver the Hedgehog in it. Unfortunately, that’s all we know, as there don’t appear to be any other signs of the project online. Capella voiced Silver between 2006 and 2009, so it’s pretty safe to assume this title (whatever it is) is dead and buried.
If we find any more details, we’ll let you know.
Sega are no strangers to doing promotions with fast food chains, I’m sure most Sonic fans out there are familiar with the many McDonalds or Burger King toys which accompanied kids meals back in the 90’s. Well… it seems that there was another line of toys planned for Burger King, however for whatever reason the line was cancelled.
- * Walk em’ Sock Em Knuckles (No that’s not a typo, it’s really called ‘Walk’ and not Whack’)
- Rip Roaring Robotnik
- Twistin’ Twirlin’ Tails
- Go Gamma Go
- Somersaultin’ Snowboardin’ Sonic
- Super Sonic Sled
- Frog-Catchin’ Cat
- Noisy Amy!
- Knuckles Goes for a Spin
- Turbo Prop Tails
Aside from the odd names, some of the toys look quite cool for meal toys, some however look… well… look…
I almost wanted to save this for Freak Out Friday, What’s going on with the artwork/look of Amy!? It looks like something you’d find in Demon’s Souls!
However there are one or two awesome looking toys in the documents, Gamma for instance looks great.
And who wouldn’t want a rocking action big the cat?
What I like about a number of these designs is that a few of them come with some smaller accessories or additional bits, for example, the Robotnik toy comes with a smaller Sonic figure, and the Knuckles spin toy also has Robotnik chasing him.
Sadly there are no models of these toys, it seems that these were scrapped at the design stage.
The full documentation can be found in our gallery and all images are at their full size.
Following recent hiccups and internal setbacks, S2HD’s Project Leader Vincent has officially announced on the game’s Facebook page that there will be no more development on the project. This decision was in fact made over 2 months ago, but the team wanted to at least get the Alpha demo out for their dedicated supporters to enjoy. Read the full statement after the jump. Continue reading S2HD Officially Discontinued