Most of this stuff was purchased back when it came out, and after time stored away so it didn't clutter up the place. There is some of the modern Sonic stuff but I don't generally touch any of that mostly ugly Sonic X stuff. A lot of this stuff is nigh on impossible to find now, so I'm glad I kept a lot of it. When I got a lot of this stuff I bought two sets so I could have one packed away brand new and one set to play with. I'm such a geek. =D
Many more photos after the jump.
I even have a bunch of old Sonic Promo posters and cardboard things, which were sitting in the loft so long that I almost forgot they were up there. I can't really remember how I got those but I know the Sonic R one came out of the window of Burger King with a little persistence to the staff. You can't just buy things like that, you have to offer to take it away when they don't need it anymore. It was only going to be thrown away anyway..
I have three of those Sonic 2 patches in total, and a big blue jacket that also has one on the back. I'm not sure how I ended up with that many, but Sonic the Comic sent me one once when I sent them some artwork. I'll have to take some photos of the jackets I've got up in the loft somewhere, they're amazing.
I keep searching for old Sonic stuff like this on Ebay but don't have a whole lot of luck finding any, which is pretty strange as Sonic was pretty darn popular in the UK. Hell, I haven't seen most of this stuff since it came out. But wait, there's more!
For starters, books! They made a lot of books back in the day, including story books, adventure game books, annuals, a sticker album, game guides and even some Where's Waldo style books. There's also some Sonic comic specials and the complete Sega Super Play Trading Card set there.
Next, the comics. Every pile there has 10 issues in it. I have almost every issue except most of the later ones when they had no new stories in them around 2000, just before it was canceled. I did start collecting the American comics soon after that, although I don't have so many of those, probably about 40. I recently ended up selling a bunch of those as I was getting about a tenner each for them from American collectors, and I'm not really that mad on them anyway. The British comics don't seem to be worth anything in comparison, but I like those a lot more.
Finally some other Sega related bits, including all my Sega Saturn and Dreamcast magazines (sadly I didn't keep my Mega Drive era ones), promo videos and...holy crap, SONIC POGS.
Oh, and I almost forgot this set of House of the Dead figures.
Now do you see why I started up this blog?