Friday, 25 January 2008

Rhia's Sonic Collection is cuddly (and expensive)!

When Smindas posted his collection of Sonic bits and bobs a couple weeks back, the blog managed to catch the eye of Rhia, who has a rather large collection of her own to show off! 'Large' is probably a bit of an underestimate, 'colossal' would be a better term. She has a whole room dedicated to her collection, with shelves filled with Sonic toys, and walls covered with posters that range from original game promotion posters, to Sonic the Comic pull outs. It really is quite a sight to behold, with blue hedgehogs spilling from every corner.I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. She has been collecting seriously for roughly 2 and a half years. That's a lot of stuff to find in such a short period of time! get ready for a mass of photos of a mass of Sonic stuff after the jump!



Rhia favorite Sonic stuff is clearly the plush toys, which come from from just about everywhere and any time you can imagine. Scoring Ebay regularly, these in total have apparently cost around £1000 to collect alone! For example: that Super Sonic plush sitting in the middle of this row below?

"Yeah, he was £220. I've spent £300 on a Sonic Adventure Amy plush before! £200 on SA2 Rouge plush, £155 for SA2 Sonic plush, £180 for SA2 Hero Chao plush, £100 for Sonic the Fighters Amy plush, £100 for Sonic the Fighters Bean plush, etc. and that's just plushies! and not including shipping costs. I can't imagine how much I've spent on all my Sonic items."

Wow, I don't think I could personally ever spend that kind of money on Sonic merchandise, but each to their own! This is probably one of the most complete collections of Sonic cuddly toys anywhere, even featuring needle-in-a-haystack items such as the Australian Sega World toys of Sally Acorn and a Japanese albino Sonic (see below).

Action figures! A whole ton load. hey look, it's that 15th Anniversary statue I have in the post! Those little figures in the bottom left corner seem to be in slightly different poses to mine..

Pins, so many pins! I lost every pin I have ever owned, including all those Sonic ones I got while I was on holiday in Spain. I think they were fake anyway. Hang on, is that Sonic endorsing another Olympic event? (see bottom left).

So much stuff I once ago had, like that Mountain Quest thing and the skateboard, which I never used and ended up exchanging it in Argos for Sonic & Knuckles. There's that Coca Cola cap that goes with my jacket! I have no idea what has happened to my one, but it's up in the loft somewhere, I just know it.

If anyone else reading has a neat collection of Sega related stuff like this (In other words, anything outside of the usual games and consoles), E-mail me the photos and I'll showcase them here!

48 comments:

roman david said...

Ber-loody-hell.

Smindas said...

Ohhh, I didn't realise it was Rhia who was replying to my blog! I've seen small sections of her collection on SonicGear. My word Rhia, that is an awful lot. Impressive XD

I believe it was Spazz from the MC / SER who was another with a ginormous collection of Sonic related things. Perhaps I should ask him about it.

The GagaMan(n) said...

That'd be great, Smindas! =D

Caleb said...

Wow! Now THATS alot of Sonics.

Is the Albino Sonic a factory mistake or something?

I liked the poster for Sonic 3. You NEED Sonic 3. No messing around there.

I think I have that little black Shadow the hedgehog one button LCD game. I tried it out awhile back and it still is running! One button rail grinding with Shadow the Hedgehog is extreme to the max!

Smindas said...

I really want that Sonic 3 poster, it's absolute genius. If anyone has an unwanted / spare one lying around, I can give it a happy home :)

The Albino Sonic was just a special edition plush from the claw machines in Japan, I believe. Obscenely rare stuff, I'm told.

Sonic Fan said...

Yeah, I have a bit too much Sonic stuff, really. XD

It isn't a factory mistake, but for some reason they decided to make a white Sonic plushie set, there's a white Tails one too, and there's light coloured Sonic and Tails plushies from that set.

Yeah I like that poster alot too, I payed £75! for it and it arrived damaged with creases, it's extremely rare as I've never seen another.

Smindas said...

£75 :o wow, I had no idea it was that rare. Crazy stuff.

Sonic Fan said...

I don't think I'd of payed THAT much for it now, but I'd of still payed up to £50 or so. I was new to ebay at the time so I didn't know how to bid properly, I actually got outbid but got a second chance offer as the seller had 2, so I decided I still wanted it. I've never seen another so it must be very rare, I'd like to know where it originally came from, I think it was probably from a game shop.

Espioninja said...

I must say, as a Sonic collector for many years, i'm impressed with this collection. Many things here I am missing from my collection, emphasis on many. Not to say I don't have anything of my own (i'm currently hunting down the 16" holiday plush set, I have no idea how many there are but I know of 5 and own 3). I also notice you're missing the 15th anniversary Sonic figure (the other one). You have many bits and pieces of full sets as well I noticed. Kudos on the pin badge collection. I think some of these things were things you outbid me on lol. Again, kudos, i'll keep an eye on your collection, and someday I'll be able to dedicate a Sonic room (have the stuff, just not the room)

Chrissy said...

man i want to buy only one of them dang

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've gotten LOADS more Sonic items since these pics were taken, my room looks quite empty in these pics to how it looks now. XD I'm not sure which holiday set these are but I guess they're interesting since they're rare. Yeah, I never got round to getting that figure when they were new on ebay and now they're quite rare, I'll get round to getting one eventually though. I probably did yeah. XD

Chrissy said...

can i have the sonic from sonic and knuckles thats from the shelf that has sonic 15 aniversirry thats above the eggman thats scrating his head

Anonymous said...

wow dude thats alot omg how did you get all that im mean wow how???

Espioninja said...

I Actually happen to have two of the 15th anniversary figures, I may be willing to trade if that's an option.

Anonymous said...

Wow... I have got to say, that's the best collection I've seen so far... mainly because 90% of that stuff is VERY hard to find. I especially love the pvc figures of Robotnik's badniks. I've been trying to collect them all for a few years now, (I at least have 9 of them) so if anyone knows where I can find those, please let me know... and again, GREAT collection

Anonymous said...

do you also have the buzz-bomber pvc fig. or Bat-brain? just curious

Anonymous said...

do u hav 1 cream the rabbit plush!!?????

Sonic Fan said...

First I must say sorry for not replying sooner, I never got round to it I guess. I'll reply to each message all in separate paragraphs starting with the first. These pics are VERY outdated and my Sonic collection is MUCH bigger now, I can't even look at these pics anymore because they make my collection look so small.

Sorry but I don't really sell any of my Sonic items, I'd only regret it.

I just did I guess, I too am amazed at how much rare Sonic stuff I've gotten in just 3 years, I've almost gotten every Sonic plushie and figure on my wanted list! I got most of it on ebay.

Sorry, I'm getting that SONIC '06 pre-order figure for Christmas.

Really? Thanks! Yeah that's true, most of my Sonic plushies and figures are very hard to find, I'm quite amazed that I even own some of them! Yeah they're pretty cool, luckily for me I got them quite cheap on ebay.

No, I think they're the only ones from that set which I don't have.

I now have 2 Cream plushies!

Anonymous said...

Jealousy. I have it.

Seriously though, I remember having some of those items! I'm so damn bummed that my mum sold them when I was younger...even had a duvet and pillow set XD''' I'll definately be trying to build up my collection again, but it's so awesome to see yours! *gives Sonic cookie*

Barry said...

Impressive collection, though I have to say I'm not AS impressed now that I've learned how much he/she spent. Anybody can have a huge collection if they drop serious cash on ebay, I like collections that are huge but bought on the cheap.

dogwood79 said...

wow thats a big collection i could never get that much ever

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing. Could you place here a link to some shop where can I buy some o these figures? I only found shops in US but none in Europe..:(

Thanx Peter.

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sonicgaxix said...

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sonicgacxix said...

sorry about that sonic 06 figure of your's. perhaps you could ask about ebay or amazon to buy it?

sonic gacxix said...

sonic is awsome i like it i would reviw any thing play anything but anything order owt i like sonic collectors do you have pj's ? or socks my god you have all o' it my grandma go me in oct a sonic bed cover from next my sonic adventure 2 figure card and base on the table sonic rulez

sonicgacxix said...

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sonicgacxix said...

xd To be this god takes ages to be that good like you takes sega a lot of it in me


Thanx Emma

sonicgacxix said...

oh My word that is a awfull lot of sonic's mine is still being completed my sonic collection holds 10000 sonics i have 740 things

sonicfan1 said...

Can anyone have a spare sonic 2 poster i'll be happy to give it a home

sonicfan1 said...

OMG or BER-LOODYHELL

sonicfan1 said...

I am goin to complete my collection now

sonicfan1 said...

My sonic keychain just came in today.








AND my sonic figures came back.

sonicfan1 said...

go on youtube and watch sonic figure collection








my dog chewed up the sonic the hedgehog commercail papers but i must say my dog is called sonic

sonicfan1 said...

To get on my sonic site witch is full of sonic and a few shots of my sonic collection but it is not easy if you fail the password you will get LOL same as the name.

sonicfan1 said...

E-mail me if you want a damaged shadow or dark sonic figure

BleachXvizard said...

WHY ARENT YOU REPLYING TO ME

SonicFan1 said...

I Have just got super sonic and super shadow .

sonicfan1 said...

OMG

SonicFan1 said...

I am writting a sonic book since i work whith sega...

The GagaMan(n) said...

Hey you two...shut up. XD

Sonic Fan 1 said...

hey Rhia how long have you liked sonic?

SonicFan1 said...

how much was yor sonic collection in toatal Rhia?

Anonymous said...

i am drawing my own sonic comic cover [no other copies]

sonicfan1 said...

hey rhia for christmas today i got the sonic colors figure it's pretty heavy. merry xmas

SonicFan1 said...

I'm Getting Sonic The Werehog soon my grandma is gonna order it of her card i can't afford it i only have $1.50 so it's comi'n off Amazon it's the 3 inch one in the orange box it will be here on
the 19/20th it's being ordered tomorrow i'l post a comment when i have looked at it and opened it i might tell you about it.
See Ya Around the blog!

iluvmonsterz said...

if youre interested, i have a sonic item you may have never seen before. its a store front dry erase board with sonic molded in it and a neo light. its not knock off or anything. send me an email.

bigtonka75@yahoo.com

soda said...

Sonic The Hedgehog is by far my favorite Sega character!