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Anyone else notice the abundance of classic Sonic merch lately?

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Patback, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. Patback

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    Seriously. Between Hot Topic, Spencers, and F.Y.E I've seen wallets, blankets, posters, backpacks, plushies, shirts, etc all with the old school chubby black eyed sonic design. I want to say this started 3-4 months ago.Think it means anything?

    EDIT: A quick search of Sonic at the hot topic website shows all of this crap.

    http://search.hottopic.com/search?bmForm=f...ca07bf19ecee0ab
     
  2. SegaLoco

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    It might just mean Sonic has entered the "Retro Pool" like Invader Zim...

    Edit: Because the current franchise or lack thereof has gotten to the point of no return.
     
  3. LordOfSquad

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    Because Classic Sonic sells.

    But not in games, apparently.
     
  4. OSM

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    Holy shit I want the golden rings shirt, but I have to fucking buy it off of Hot topic? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    I will get that wallet though, I'm actually due for a new one. My old wallet has gotten so worn out over the years. I personally welcome this new rush of Classic Sonic merchandise, it's all pretty good stuff.

    EDIT: Fuck it I'll say it. Classic Sonic is just better than what the series has become.
     
  5. SomeSortOfRobot

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    Well we DO have Sonic Snuggies now...
     
  6. Scarred Sun

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    Well, Sega isn't stupid. They've probably seen how well Nintendo-licensed things have sold over the past few years and wanted in on the action.

    All the more power to their licensing department, even if on a personal level I'm really not into wearing that sort of stuff any longer.
     
  7. Badnik

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    I've actually been looking for something with the old style chubby Sonic. Thanks for the tip.

    Is.. Is there really a Sonic Snuggie?
     
  8. SomeSortOfRobot

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    Yeah. Saw it at a record store a while ago. It's blue with a picture of Sonic on the middle.

    If you wanna look it up, google "Sonic Cozy Robe"
     
  9. That backpack is just........wow
     
  10. TheKazeblade

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    I've seen most of those... they're pretty good. F.Y.E (at least the one I went to) has some really good ones too.
     
  11. Zephyr

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    Classic Sonic sells...but who's buying? :v:

    For $25, hell yeah I'd buy a Classic Sonic shirt, I don't care where I have to purchase it from.
     
  12. I wish the checkered Sonic wallet had brown and green checkers. =/ The black and white looks ugly.
     
  13. SomeSortOfRobot

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    Isn't it the most adorable thing you ever seen? :v:
     
  14. Quarterman

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    Is it wrong to say that I kinda want one?
     
  15. Lobotomy

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    Considering I use a Thomas the Tank Engine backpack as my Laptop case, no.
     
  16. I wouldn't mind having a backpack like that. I'd probably be ridiculed for having a backpack that makes it look like Sonic is trying to give me a reach-around, but he's too high up. On second thought, maybe I can do without it... But at least it's still much better than this crap I found a picture of a long time ago:

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  17. Doppelgengar

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    This is by far my favorite piece of Sonic merch:

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  18. Ell678

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    That is brilliant.

    I remember last year at work we had the console bags (I bought one), a smaller bag, Sonic and Tails remote control cars, and the 'racing set'. I hope this year they get a few more, considering the figurines have boomed over the last year. There was also a lot of Mario stuff too, pretty cool.
     
  19. Blue Blood

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    Does it have anything to do with the fact that Jetix have the rights to produce/license Sonic merch due to some agreement over Sonic X a few years ago? It was rumoured even to be a 'legal hiccup' on SEGA's end, though that was probably just speculation. I don't have the source anymore, but there's this:
    Not a word about SEGA anywhere.
     
  20. dsrb

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    I bought this shirt from HMV a while back:
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    The blue is deeper/better than in the image (much like the background colour of Retro's blue skin). The decal is felt, which I think is quite a cool feature. It fits well; all in all, I'm quite glad I recently decided to actually wear it, after it lying around for about a year.

    Hot Topic (ugh) previously sold a rather groovy Sonic hoody:
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    Have a look on their current store for their Knuckles one; it's horrendous.

    While searching for the first shirt above, I found and now kinda want one of these:
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