Just like last time, it's a whole assortment of goodies from the early 90's through to today. Let's look, shall we?
Above you can see a collection of bubble gum containers. Sonic, in his classic pose, pops off the back of his head to reveal... nothing! He used to hold a bunch of little Chiclet-like bubble gum pieces, but I chewed those up years ago. The Game Gear bubble gum cases are very cool. Inside each container was a few sheets of pink gum (long gone) as well as an assortment of Game Gear and Genesis tricks and tips cards. From what I can tell, there were three sets: two collections of Game Gear tips and one collection of Sonic 3 and Knuckles tips.
More stuff after the break!
Robotnik, and with three of them I won't feel bad using one. In the middle are two Sonic pogs featuring Sonic and Boba F- I mean, Fang aka Nack. What ever happened to that weasel?
Sonic's jingle-head. Spindashing through the snow, in Eggman's open sleigh!
Robotnik wind-up had a variant of the Eggman design for Japan. This variant can be seen in the Sonic 10th Birthday booklet. The TV in the back, featuring a Genesis atop it, was in an end of the year collection commemorating all the Happy Meals of the year. The pieces combined to become a train. Of course I only picked up the Sonic car. The screen spins to reveal Tails and an Asterix-style Robotnik.
Sonic's next Happy Meal appearance was in this 2003 set. The set included simple LCD mini-games featuring SEGA characters. There was a Monkey Ball one as well, but I failed to pick that up. Guess I wasn't an Aiai fan back then.
Gagaman detailed a few months back. I have no idea where or when I got the Sonic patch, I don't even know if it's official, but it looks pretty cool.
The watch was both a cereal promotion as well as a part of a line of watches that I wrote about not too long ago. I'd still wear it if my wrists weren't too big. The final piece of the above photo, the pin, was won in a 10th Anniversary contest held by the website SEGAdojo. I had created a Sonic Adventure 2 commercial for the chance to win something much cooler than a pin. Still, it's a nice consolation prize and goes well with the Birthday box.
handhelds are poor representations of Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic 2. If you have ever played a Tiger game, you know that they have about 5 minutes of fun in them before you regret buying the thing. Despite that, Sonic 2 is quite fun in that you play Oil Ocean Zone the entire time and can even go through loops. Also, the Japanese art of Sonic and Tails is very cool. 3D Blast is from the Pocket Arcade line, which I plan to detail next week. If you thought NiGHTS was a great game, wait til you see it get butchered by the wizards from Tiger Electronics!
Eggman pedovan makes me laugh.
Eggman, lookie what I have:
Eggman! Coupled with my Milton Knight Robotnik painting and AoStH Robotnik cel, I've got quite a good Eggman collection going. I didn't meet Mike, instead I received this free autograph via his website. Do you want one? Request one here! Tell Mike that SEGA Memories says "Hello!".
That's all the Sonic items I have to show off for now! Hopefully I'll find more, including my old Sonic Genesis strategy guides and my Sonic the Hedgehog 2 plush toys. Until then, stay cool!