The Sonic Merchandise Topic

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Phoebius, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. sonicblur

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    Random note on this one although I doubt anyone else ordered it. I remembered yesterday that I hadn't gotten a shipping email for it despite them saying delivers in 5-10 days and it had been 9 days since I ordered. So I emailed them. They sent me a back a reply with a screenshot of the product page with a bullet under product description showing that it's a pre-order and doesn't ship until the end of November. I replied back saying thanks, sorry I didn't notice that.

    Then I decided to go back to the product page after viewing this thread and it doesn't have the line on it about the product being a pre-order at all. I tried Chrome too (I use Safari) and there's no line about it being a pre-order in that browser either. The only place I can see any indication of it being a pre-order is if I go to their main site and manually find it in the list of products, the thumbnail has a "Pre-Order" badge in the corner. But if you click it to go the product page, there's still no indication on the page that it's a pre-order. Not sure if it's a bug exclusive to their US site and since they're UK based they can't see it, or what the deal is. The wait is not a problem for me, but I thought I'd mention the delay here in case anyone else saw BSF's link and wanted to order one.
     
  2. sonicblur

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    Replying to myself again.
    Received the sweater today. Wow, my experience with this store has not been good thus far. First their US storefront did not properly indicate on the product page that it was a pre-order, then when I actually received the package they sent the wrong size. I ordered UK XL, which is US L, and they sent UK M, which is not correct even if you read the size conversion chart wrong. It comes in clear packaging, so I haven't opened it, but now they're closed for the weekend so I'll need to wait until Monday to figure out what to do about this. Doing returns on an international shipment isn't something I've had to do before, I'm sure it won't be cheap to send back. :(/>/>
    Even if they were one size away from what I ordered it would have been fine, because I order a size larger on purpose for height not width. But two sizes under what I ordered is too risky.

    Not trying to say "don't order from these people" but I thought it was worth mentioning since they made two mistakes now.


    Edit: Update on this situation. I RMA'd the wrong-sized Sweater and they refunded me the return shipping cost. (They have a US based return address for US orders) They shipped the correct size 2nd day air. The size I ordered fits as expected. Everything is pretty much fine now. Sweater is pretty much as pictured.
     
  3. biggestsonicfan

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    Now would be a bad time for me to point out that the official UK store has them now as well...(or the EU store, I don't know the difference)
     
  4. Hello Retro! about a month ago, a Japanese auction surfaced for two SEGASonic the Hedgehog plush posters. I'm honestly not sure where these posters originate from, but my guess is that they were used as promotional material for places like Joypolis back in the day. For those who browse the site Sonic Gear, you'd know that the photos we had of these plushes were super low res and unpleasant to look at. However these posters capture them in much better detail! I hope whoever bought them will scan the two posters someday. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Just for comparisons sake, I'll post the ones from Sonic Gear too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Black Squirrel

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    https://picclick.co.uk/VINTAGE-SONIC-the-HEDGEHOG-KNUCKLES-Sega-Fujifilm-223276328759.html

    Really boring tat but exceedingly rare all the same - a Sonic & Knuckles-branded disposable camera. Unused from the looks of things.
     
  6. biggestsonicfan

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    File this under "So close it counts"
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  7. McAleeCh

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    Sonic Mania themed merchandise is now going up on the UK/EU SEGA Shop, themed both around Mania Plus and the Mania Adventures animations. Mostly different merch to the US store from what I've seen, but there's some shirts, a fridge magnet set, a mug and a framed print (the latter of which I think is the only one I've seen before on the US shop).
     
  8. Overlord

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    Ooooh, the magnets are nice. Might have to get some of those.
     
  9. Pengi

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    Jakks Pacific has acquired the Sonic toy licence and has been showing off upcoming products at New York Toy Fair.

    https://twitter.com/sonicparadise/status/1097171489290403841

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  10. Dark Sonic

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    Ooh Ray and Mighty merch? A first!
     
  11. Boxer Hockey

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    These are a really cute idea. I wish they made a just a set of everyone tucked into their spin form, tbh.
     
  12. Ayu Tsukimiya

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    Have Mighty or Ray ever received merchandise before? If not, I might have to buy them out of necessity.
     
  13. Linkabel

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    I think the first piece of merchandise they received was the SegaSonic Arcade puzzle can back in the 90s.

    Recently they had pins, clothes, and were featured in mouse pads and posters along with the rest of the Mania crew. But this is the first time they received figures.
     
  14. Black Squirrel

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    Oh dear.

    https://sonicthehedgehogcollectibles.weebly.com/


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  15. Frozen

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    Anytime I'm watching those topics, I'm feeling more and more the only one in the world that still collecting videogames. Sonic brand became a "memorabilia collection" only, making complete loss of interest for videogames related to the blue hedgehog and give just right value to those people that have 2x3cm toys. Anytime i do watch my Press Sonic rush adventure, my Australian Sonic advance limited or those special packs that is neither listed in sonic retro wikia, I'm feeling to just have wasted time, money and having nothing special to collecting and showing. Of course, is not because this topic, im talking in general, even on many facebook groups, people ignoring rare videogame posts, for "fapping" over common loot crate statues or any other similar collectable. What you guys thinking about this?
     
  16. Linkabel

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    I don't mind it if we're being honest. I think every big franchise as big as Sonic has to expand its merchandise beyond its original medium.

    There's also the psychology of people wanting stuff. People think, "why should I care about the Australian Sonic Advance limited pack when I already have Sonic Advance, and the OVA in VHS and DVD?"

    Meanwhile that Lootcrate figure is a limited one month only piece of merchandise that not a lot of people are going to have. And most importantly, there's not a normal/mass produce variant available that anyone can just get.

    Even some of the most sought after video games variants that people want usually come with something other than the video game.

    The Sonic Anniversary pack comes with the 20th anniversary mouse and pad, the Sonic Classic Collection set comes with the figure and small prints, the Sonic Generations CE that comes with the statues and some stuff from the press kit etc etc. Everyone is looking for Earthbound in mint condition along with the guide, or the Nights dreampack/Nights into Dreams pack with the 3D control pad. You get my point.

    I think rare video games posts are cool, and you should keep collecting as long as you being responsible about it. While there's always the element of showing off in the world of collecting, I think at the end of the day as long as you're happy and satisfied then it's all good.
     
  17. Frozen

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    I'm satisfy enough with this post. Thanks pal!
    Just 1 thing does not convince me:
    I can say " why i should buy another figure/plush almost identical to the other when i have already the figure/plush?"

    that's my point. If a sonic advance australian pack is just "buying again stuff that i got already" doesn't sound good, why buy "a cool figure similar to my other 100" is different then?
     
  18. Linkabel

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    I think that just comes down to what your preference is. I collect a lot of Sonic merch but I skip a lot of stuff because it's something similar that I already have. Figures are a good example and that's why I skipped a lot of the Tomy figures because I had the same thing from Jazwares. But then you'll have someone that really wants both. Or none at all.

    Money might be also be an issue. Honestly I would like to have every Sonic game variant out there, but do I want to buy a rare Sonic 1 Master System variant from Brazil that cost more than $100 or the Sonic Mania Plus physical edition? I only have money for one and I really want that Mania artbook because I like artbooks so I get that.

    On the other hand someone might buy that Master System variant because they see more value in it and know that the Mania Plus physical copy is going to be available for years to come.

    So again, it really comes down to whatever catches your eye more.
     
  19. Frozen

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    Pretty sad, but terrible true in same time. Well it's all about preference.
     
  20. Pengi

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    https://twitter.com/GNFTOYZ/status/1108296581965479936

    Two new Boom8 figures are on the way - Amy Rose and Super Sonic. https://twitter.com/GNFTOYZ/status/1108296581965479936

    I'm glad this line is continuing! I wonder if they'll get around to Mighty and Ray, since JAKKS Pacific has shown that the characters are available for merchandise.

    Is this new artwork for Super Sonic?: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2F12ycVYAAUpGU.jpg:orig