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Anyone else notice the abundance of classic Sonic merch lately?

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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.

    <a href="http://search.hottopic.com/search?bmForm=frm_ht_search&bmFormID=1283742706479&bmUID=1283742706479&bmIsForm=true&bmPrevTemplate=%2Fhottopic%2FHomepage.jsp&bmHidden=pricelistname&pricelistname=PRC_USA_Standard&bmHidden=SEARCH_INPUT%3C%3EATR_Available_In_Inventory&SEARCH_INPUT%3C%3EATR_Available_In_Inventory=true&bmHidden=P&p=Q&bmHidden=ts&ts=custom&bmHidden=asug&bmText=w&w=sonic&bmImage=submit_search.x&bmImage=submit_search.y&bmImage=submit_search&bmFields=bmForm%2CbmFormID%2CbmUID%2CbmIsForm%2CbmPrevTemplate%2CbmHidden%2CbmText%2CbmImage&bmHash=530ded5ecd7466275797864b1ca07bf19ecee0ab" target="_blank">http://search.hottopic.com/search?bmForm=f...ca07bf19ecee0ab</a>
     
  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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    <!--quoteo(post=501721:date=Sep 5 2010, 11:34 PM:name=Badnik)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Badnik @ Sep 5 2010, 11:34 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501721">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I've actually been looking for something with the old style chubby Sonic. Thanks for the tip.

    Is.. Is there really a Sonic Snuggie?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    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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    <!--quoteo(post=501711:date=Sep 5 2010, 08:49 PM:name=LordOfSquad)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LordOfSquad @ Sep 5 2010, 08:49 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501711">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Because Classic Sonic sells.

    But not in games, apparently.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    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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    <!--quoteo(post=501731:date=Sep 6 2010, 12:06 AM:name=A Knothole Resident)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (A Knothole Resident @ Sep 6 2010, 12:06 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501731">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That backpack is just........wow<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    [​IMG]

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

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    <!--quoteo(post=501752:date=Sep 5 2010, 10:53 PM:name=SomeSortOfRobot)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SomeSortOfRobot @ Sep 5 2010, 10:53 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501752">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=501731:date=Sep 6 2010, 12:06 AM:name=A Knothole Resident)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (A Knothole Resident @ Sep 6 2010, 12:06 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501731">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That backpack is just........wow<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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    Isn't it the most adorable thing you ever seen? :v:
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    Is it wrong to say that I kinda want one?
     
  15. Lobotomy

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    <!--quoteo(post=501753:date=Sep 5 2010, 10:54 PM:name=quarterman)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (quarterman @ Sep 5 2010, 10:54 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=501753">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Is it wrong to say that I kinda want one?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    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 <a href="https://www.first4figures.com/content/view/48/43/" target="_blank">there's this</a>:
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->First 4 Figures is extremely happy to announce an agreement with Jetix Europe's Jetix Consumer Products (JCP) for the rights to make vinyl figures and statues based on the classic version of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    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 <a href="http://www.tssznews.com/2009/01/11/new-sonic-shirts-at-hot-topic/" target="_blank">Sonic hoody</a>:
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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 <a href="http://loyalkng.com/2010/02/08/honey-where-is-my-ring-design-by-obrunomota-real-life-sonic-the-hedgehog-on-t-shirt/" target="_blank">these</a>:
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