Monday, 14 March 2011

Sonic Chess Set magazine in the UK!

Sometimes it is rather awesome being a UK based Sonic fan. In the last few years especially, what with Summer of Sonic, the Sonic Spinball ride at Alton Towers amongst other things. Now not long after we got a new sticker collection, we have one of those subscription based collectors magazines of Sonic, of a new chess set not to be confused with the chess set released some time ago, in fact I would say this set looks more interesting! See more after the jump!

While this is modern style Sonic characters as opposed to classic ones in that £35 set, you get a lot more characters here when the set is over. In the classic set you get Sonic, Tails, Knuckles Amy and a bunch of rings and emeralds. I mean they are nice sculpts and that but at least put some bad guys on the other side or something!

The new set, judging by this image above showing the whole collection in card form, is far more characters including a whole bunch of unique badniks and chaos! You also get a Super Sonic, Metal Sonic, Robotnik, Rouge and Shadow. The badniks appear to be their Sonic 4 looks which makes sense. The more badniks the better if you ask me!

Of course the snag is you cannot just buy this collection, you need to buy each piece one by one with the magazine. As with these kinds of magazines the first issue is cheap but the rest are about £7 each which means this will finish at quite a bit more money than what the classic set will cost you. Still, with each piece you are getting a magazine with some Archie Sonic comic strips and other info plus on the website you get some freebies with your subscription including a keychain, a clock and a shoulder bag.

This is currently a UK and Ireland only offer, sorry other Sonic fans! We got lucky once again bahaha! Safe to say I've subscribed and will post photos of the first delivery once it shows up! You know, to ind you non-UKers up a bit.

1 comment:

Barry the Nomad said...

Ran over here to post this, but you beat me to it!

Ugh. UK only :( I'd very much want to subscribe to this. Price is high on paper, though when you consider it's a (I'd assume) monthly thing, it's not so bad.

Looking forward to seeing the badniks.