Sonic in old SPEC Magazine

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  1. Rika Chou

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    In page 1, on the ring around sonic you can make out "his na sonic".


    I could be wrong, but I think I remember a trademark for "his na sonic" by sega at some point. Kinda strange.
     
  2. MathUser

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    I take it the DCT pages are from 7.0.
     
  3. Mercury

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    <!--quoteo(post=352524:date=Sep 19 2009, 12:54 AM:name=Rika Chou)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rika Chou @ Sep 19 2009, 12:54 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352524">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In page 1, on the ring around sonic you can make out "his na sonic".


    I could be wrong, but I think I remember a copy write for "his na sonic" by sega at some point. Kinda strange.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    :psyduck: I think it's "His Name is Sonic" - I've seen it on the early concept art.

    <!--quoteo(post=352525:date=Sep 19 2009, 12:54 AM:name=MathUser)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MathUser @ Sep 19 2009, 12:54 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352525">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I take it the DCT pages are from 7.0.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Yes, I said all the scans besides the 3rd Sonic page. I should have been more clear.
     
  4. Rika Chou

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    I know, but I was just saying how it's strange that there is a trademark for "his na sonic". Not one for "His name is Sonic" though.

    Edit: here it is: "SONIC HIS NA SONIC THE HEDGEHOG"

    <a href="http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4004:tvb1qi.2.1" target="_blank">http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...4004:tvb1qi.2.1</a>
     
  5. Mercury

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    <!--quoteo(post=352529:date=Sep 19 2009, 12:58 AM:name=Rika Chou)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rika Chou @ Sep 19 2009, 12:58 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352529">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I know, but I was just saying how it's strange that there is a trademark for "his na sonic". Not one for "His name is Sonic" though.

    Edit: here it is: "SONIC HIS NA SONIC THE HEDGEHOG"

    <a href="http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4004:tvb1qi.2.1" target="_blank">http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...4004:tvb1qi.2.1</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Ah. I guess they only need to trademark the letters that are showing in the logo?
     
  6. MathUser

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    Added them to the wiki. I'll add the translation if any of this gets a translation.

    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/His Name is Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">His Name is Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Music Galaxy - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Music Galaxy - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Coming Soon - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, Summer 1991)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Coming Soon - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, Summer 1991)</a>
     
  7. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=352542:date=Sep 18 2009, 10:17 PM:name=Mercury)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mercury @ Sep 18 2009, 10:17 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352542">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Ah. I guess they only need to trademark the letters that are showing in the logo?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Or maybe the trademark is invalid if not all of it becomes visible.

    EDIT: and that thing definitely says more than just "his name is Sonic". In fact, I can spot an E below the second spike, and there's another letter under his finger. "His name is speed - Sonic"?
     
  8. Mercury

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    <!--quoteo(post=352547:date=Sep 19 2009, 01:33 AM:name=MathUser)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MathUser @ Sep 19 2009, 01:33 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352547">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Added them to the wiki. I'll add the translation if any of this gets a translation.

    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/His Name is Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">His Name is Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Music Galaxy - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Music Galaxy - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, November 1990)</a>
    <a href="http://info.sonicretro.org/Coming Soon - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, Summer 1991)" target="_blank" style="background: url(http://info.sonicretro.org/images/5/50/Reticon.png) right no-repeat; padding-right: 20px; border-bottom: 1px dotted #3366BB; color: #3366BB; cursor:pointer; text-decoration:none;" class="wiki">Coming Soon - Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Players Enjoy Club, Summer 1991)</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Since I used TinyPic, the images are scaled down. The originals are much larger.

    <a href="http://gazetadealgol.com.br/blog/?p=436" target="_blank">Vol 7</a>
    <a href="http://gazetadealgol.com.br/blog/?p=445" target="_blank">Vol 7.5</a>
    <a href="http://gazetadealgol.com.br/blog/?p=462" target="_blank">Vol 8</a>

    Vol 8 has a bunch more Sonic stuff (he's even on the cover), but since it was all from after the game was released, I didn't find it as interesting.
     
  9. MathUser

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    Those were plenty big, I think I'll just leave up the ones from your tinypic.
     
  10. Diablohead

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    Just been watching the original sonic adverts on youtube and thought about that sonic 1 drawing, I bet you it says "His name is sega sonic" because they call him that in the japanese adverts :)

    Hm, looking at that image again it may as well be Speed, as the letter under his finger can't be a G or an A.
     
  11. ICEknight

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    Heh, I remember that patented logo appearing in the Spanish MegaZone magazine, possibly in the subscriptions section.

    It would make a nice T-shirt.
     
  12. McAleeCh

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    On first glance, my brain filled in the missing letters to read "HIS NAME IS SUPER SONIC". Am I just going mad in my tiredness? Note, I'm not implying any connection to the form introduced from Sonic 2 onwards, just adding a suggestion as to what the text could potentially read. I assume that, if this is what it says, the use of the term "Super Sonic" is coincidental, since this is clearly just regular old Sonic here. =P
     
  13. MainMemory

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    The back of the US box says "It's Super Sonic" in the top-left.
     
  14. Sik

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    There's the little issue that a symbol seems to be hiding under the finger besides the letter after E, so in that case it'd be "HIS NAME IS SUPER - SONIC". I doubt it'd make any sense...
     
  15. Rika Chou

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    "HIS NAME IS SUPER - SONIC"?
     
  16. ICEknight

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    By the way, if my limited Japanese skills are correct, the text right below that logo says something about a "test pilot" in year 1947... So that might be the first time the "Mary Grannet" story was mentioned.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=351332:date=Sep 15 2009, 09:49 AM:name=Mercury)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mercury @ Sep 15 2009, 09:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=351332">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><a href="http://i25.tinypic.com/mkdjsn.jpg" target="_blank">page 2</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Is my impression or the top artwork in this has four carved "things" on the mountains? It must be nothing though, there's another one overhsadowed by the back of Sonic's head. It's funny to look at the coincidence though.

    The Sonics are all so cute, especially the third page one.
     
  18. Insalubrious

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    <!--quoteo(post=353451:date=Sep 21 2009, 06:09 PM:name=ICEknight)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ICEknight @ Sep 21 2009, 06:09 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=353451">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->By the way, if my limited Japanese skills are correct, the text right below that logo says something about a "test pilot" in year 1947... So that might be the first time the "Mary Grannet" story was mentioned.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    To elaborate on this, I believe it's talking about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Yeager" target="_blank">Chuck Yeager</a> there. I tried to look up all the kanji individually and work out a rough translation, since I can't exactly read Japanese (though I have a reasonable grasp on the grammar).

    <!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=Article)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Article)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->1947年 空軍テスト・パイロットのチャック・イエガーが 音速の壁を初めて破った。

    時、遅れたために名を残さなかった男がいた。

    彼の背にはソニックのエンブレムが輝いていたと言う。

    ソニックはエンブレムを超え新たな世界で大[暴]れする。<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    <!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=Translation?)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Translation?)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In 1947, Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time.

    Because he was late, he was not remembered [or "did not go down in history"].

    At his back, it is said Sonic's emblem shone.

    Sonic crosses [violently] through the emblem into the new world.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I'm not 100% sure on the bracketed kanji/word. The whole thing was too mashed together for me to really work out all the shapes, so what I have there is the closest one I could find.

    Make what you can of that; it's more semi-educated guess than a translation. I'm sure it'd make more sense if someone who actually knew what they were doing took a crack at it.

    Because of how much work it is, I probably won't try this for the rest of the text.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=353495:date=Sep 21 2009, 09:06 PM:name=0r4ng3)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (0r4ng3 @ Sep 21 2009, 09:06 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=353495">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=351332:date=Sep 15 2009, 09:49 AM:name=Mercury)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mercury @ Sep 15 2009, 09:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=351332">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><a href="http://i25.tinypic.com/mkdjsn.jpg" target="_blank">page 2</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Is my impression or the top artwork in this has four carved "things" on the mountains? It must be nothing though, there's another one overhsadowed by the back of Sonic's head. It's funny to look at the coincidence though.

    The Sonics are all so cute, especially the third page one.
    <!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm guessing it's these things?
    [​IMG]

    If so, they look to me like straw roofed homes/huts, like in SatAM, except built in front of the mountains.
     
  20. Rika Chou

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    To be honest, that drawing looks like the final background to me. Those things you have circles are just the green bushes.

    The only thing in that picture that looks similar the those early shots of s1 is that tree in the foreground, and that could just a coincidence.
     
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