Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A Mystery Package From SEGA Arrives!

After having won a spontaneous contest involving speed drawing the complete cast of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, a month passed and my prizes have arrived! Sent from ArchangelUK of Sega Europe's Sonic blog, the package contained a number of items that I never thought I would own.

Any package with the Sega logo is a good package.

Carefully opening the bag (you always save a bag from Sega) I found a bright orange shirt wrapped around a number of tiny trinkets. Having read the spoilers on the front of the bag (aka the package contents for international customs purposes) I also knew that a game was inside. So what was inside?


Promo items I would usually have to take a flight to California or England for! Games represented were Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll, Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games and Sonic Classic Collection. Let's have a closer look at that odd shirt.

Thumbs up for child sized shirts in large! Or thumbs down for adult sized shirts in large being small for my American frame. Still, the shirt fits and makes me look like a monkey with a backpack on. I can tell you that I have already ran about the house in it and stole bananas from the kitchen.


The largest load came from M&SATWOG, and these are my favorite items. A pin set, a key chain set and a lanyard. My favorite icon out of all of them has to be the Eggman Empire logo pin. Gotta support the badniks!

If I wore all of these at once, would that make me a loser?

Finally, the most unexpected item of the package: the newly released Sonic Classic Collection! I was double bummed when I realized it was the PAL release and that I didn't own a DS, but then after a quick Wikipedia search I learned that the DS is region free, so I still have the ability to play it... someday. Still, it's my first DS game and looks nice behind the vinyl figures.

Overall a really cool surprise, lots of unique goodies and a package marked Sega. A good end to a Wednesday in my opinion.


The GagaMan(n) said...

I was not aware of this contest, would have been right up my alley that!

Barry the Nomad said...

It was a impromptu contest that spring from a conversation at the Sonic Stadium, AAUK said "I'd lvoe to see 1920's versions of the SASAR cast, first to do it gets a prize" and 8 minutes later I won. lol

Barry the Nomad said...

Contest or not, I'd love to see your take on '20's versions of Sega characters :D

CCowell125 said...

What do you mean wearing one of the badges will make you a loser? Of course they won't, they are the peak of fashion!

In all seriousness, great prizes, and congrats on winning the contest, Barry the Nomad.

Tomleecee said...

Loving the strategically placed Sega CD in the background of the last pic, Barry!

Barry the Nomad said...

Always a little surprise in my photos. Note the Han Solo in a pink frame in the Monkey Ball shirt pic.

.. it was the GF's idea, I swear.

Ryan said...

So... How do we see this mini masterpiece of yours? And I'm talking about the picture, not your... You know ;)

Barry the Nomad said...

"Oooooh, 'ello!"

I think you're referring to this:

The other thing I cannot post here as we're family friendly.