From out of virtually nowhere…
As part of their new ’16 bit Summer’ initiative, UK based pop-culture megastore Forbidden Planet have begun stocking numerous new merchandise items based off of classic Megadrive box art/cartridges. Thanks to Forbidden Planet, you can now have all of your following everyday items with Sonic 1’s classic megadrive box art:
- Mug (£7.99)
- Passport Holder (£4.99)
- Travel Card Holder (£2.99)
- T-Shirts (regular fitting or Skinny fitting) (£14.99)
- Greetings Cards (£2.25)
All of the above are pretty awesome, but come on! Sonic 1 greetings cards! How awesome is that? If you don’t particularly feel like indulging yourself in more Sonic, all of the above are available with artwork from other classic SEGA games. The full list is as follows:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Streets of Rage
- Altered Beast
- Golden Axe
- The Revenge of Shinobi
You can browse the full range on Forbidden Planet’s website.
Grabbing any of these for yourself? Let us know!
Although news on it’s release has been pretty sketchy, it now finally looks like the Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 soundtrack will be seeing the light of day this October.
With distribution through the Universal Music (the record label of Japanese super group Dreams Come True to which the original composer Masato Nakamura belongs), the soundtrack is set to contain the full workings from the Megadrive / Genesis titles, along with unheard demo material all reworked.
You can preorder this soundtrack now through Play-Asia for $36.49 (about £27) and CDJapan for ¥3000 (about £26), and you will be pleased to know they will ship to most countries worldwide. The soundtrack is set to be released on 19th of October 2011.
Although no announcement of track listings or box art has been confirmed, the price would indicate that this may be a double-CD soundtrack [EDIT – Sonic Retro claim it comes on a massive 3 CDs with 88 tracks -T] , although again this is speculative; we will keep you informed as always through the Sonic Stadium as more information comes to light.
PREORDER: Play-Asia, CDJapan