Official Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary art book now available for pre-order

Art aficionados Cook & Becker today announce the opening of pre-orders for their much anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 25th anniversary art book! Each tome is set to contain more than 200 pages of artwork and interviews, with the special edition arriving in a collectors box which includes an exclusive print created by Sonic Team artist Yuji Uekawa. Continue reading Official Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary art book now available for pre-order

Sonic Boom: First look at the Toy Line!

Fresh from New York Toy Fair, and Tomy’s official Facebook page comes our first ever look at Sonic Boom’s merchandise: the action figure line!

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As you can see, only Sonic, Tails and Amy are shown here with no sign of Knuckles, Dr. Eggman or even any accessories to be packaged in with the toys. The figures look to have some basic articulation in the arms, legs and head.

The toys shown also look to be early prototypes, featuring only basic paint schemes and figure moulds. This is probably evidence that the line is still in fairly early development and these figures will  probably be updated, and the rest will be shown later on.

 

The picture’s description also held another interesting tidbit of information:

“TOMY, the new master toy partner for Sonic, is proud to show off the first of many great new Sonic toys at New York Toy Fair!”

This would mean that the principle creator of Sonic toys in the future now lies with Tomy, and NOT with the current producers Jazwares… Interesting. Also interesting is that Tomy also sounds to be planning a lot more for Sonic in the future. Very promising stuff!

 

We will keep our eyes on the New York toy fair to see if further images surface!

 

A big thanks to Paper Mache CC14 on SSMB for bringing this to our attention.

Crush 40 Merchandise Available at Summer of Sonic

Those of you fortunate enough to be attending the Summer of Sonic this year will be the first to be able to get their hands on some Official Crush 40 merchandise! As well as a selection of  T-Shirts, there will also be badges and guitar picks available for purchase!

Not only that, there will be a whole host of other Sonic the hedgehog related merchandise including plush toys and comics up for grabs – stocks will be strictly limited though, so if you want to snag yourself some bits and pieces, better do it early on the day!

You’d better bring your pennies with you!

EDIT: All C40 merchandise prices TBC

EDIT 2: I’ve also just been informed by Jun there will also be a selection of CDs available for purchase as well!

SATBK receives highest score yet from kids mag ‘Toxic’

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So what? I hear you say… Well, if anyone remembers Tetsu Katano claimed Sonic and the Black Knight was developed for the younger gamers and until now all other media have given this game an 8/10 or below and now a kids magazine called Toxic comes along and gives the game a 9/10 and their ‘Star Game’ award.

The reviewers from this magazine may not be kids but its these people’s jobs to actually look at the game from a kids point of view which alot of reviewers especially from the big gaming sites have failed to do. Toxic’s reviewers have reviewed it from a kids eyes and gave it a top score, other sites have reviewed it from an hardcore Sonic fan’s point of view and constantly complained about the gimmicks, gameplay and how it’s not like traditional Sonic. This game has been designed to be different and easy to pick up and play for kids but most reviewers just haven’t understood that.

Toxic, we love you! Tetsu Katano and the rest of Sonic Team would be proud!

Also, one of Toxic’s free gifts this issue is an official set of Sonic and the Black Knight stickers. –
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After picking up this issue I’ve noticed it says their next issue is out tomorrow so merchandise fans wishing to pick this issue up will be out of luck at their local shops. I suggest contacting them through their website and requesting a back issue order of it. It’s issue ‘136 18-Mar-31 Mar’.