Sonic Merchandise List v1.3

From: Erich Schulman (KTN4CA) -- Team OS/2 <"Erich>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 19:36:54 -0400 (EDT)

Here is an updated copy of the Sonic Merchandise List.

New to v1.3:
  * Added Sonic figure
  * Added Sega's CompuServe Forum
  * Removed ALL CAPS from Sega products' names
  * Shortened game descriptions
  * Various tweaks to improve readability
  * Section numbers (this will matter more with v2.0)
  * Removed suggestion of non-existent Sonic cereal

I'm also planning to make a HTML hypertext version for List v2.0,
possibly even a 1.x version too. This will be in addition to the plain
ASCII version.

If you know about anything not on the list, or if you can fill in some
missing data, please send me your information for inclusion in the next

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Compiled by Erich Schulman (KTN4CA)

Send submissions and corrections to

There is a lot of incomplete information on this list. Please help fill
the information holes so we'll all have a complete list. I'd also like
to see better and more original game descriptions. Anyone care to lend
a hand?

All information on Sega products was cut and pasted from a session
log on CompuServe. Some information was cut and pasted from Sonic
mailing list postings and from personal e-mail.

Contributors: Alessandro Sanasi, Dan Drazen, Chris Baird, David M. Pistone,
              Dan Ramos, Fred Sloniker, Robin Hood (Kris Kelley), James
              Firmiss, Jan Barrows

Section 10: GAMES
1. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 LCD Game from Tiger Electronics.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog LCD Wrist Game from Tiger Electronics. This
   was offered in conjunction with some of the video cassettes.
3. Amazing Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Arcade from Sega.
   The diaboloicol Dr. Robotnik has created a robot factory and it's up to
   Sonic to stop the mass production of metal mutants! Sonic works his way
   through the maze-like rooms in an effort to find and remove the Emeralds -
   the factory's only power source.
4. Game Gear Sonic 2 System from Sega.
5. Genesis Sonic 2 SYSTEM from Sega.
6. Sonic CD from Sega.
   Sonic goes head to head with The Metal Sonic, Dr. Robotnik's head with
   The Metal Sonic, Dr. Robotnik's evil Hedgehog creation! Sonic discovers
   Robotnik wants all of the Time Stones from The Little Planet so he can
   bend time and rule the world! The CD contains 34 audio selections which
   can be played on a regular CD player.
7. Sonic Chaos for Game Gear from Sega.
   Sonic The Hedgehog and his feisty friend Tails blast into hyperspeed to
   save the Chaos Emeralds. If evil Dr. Robotnik snatches the Emeralds first,
   he'll make a Super Bomb!
8. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 LCD Game from Tiger Electronics.

Section 11: TOYS (NON-GAME)
1. Sonic plush toy, about 12" from Caltoy.
2. Tails plush toy, about 12" from Caltoy.
3-6: McDonald's Happy Meal toys, 1st promotion
        3) SONIC: The Sonic toy had Sonic on a fireball and you could launch
        him off from it.
        4) TAILS: The Tails toy was a simple handheld launcher with a flat
        picture of Tails on a rotary (though four-tailed) tail shaped
        helicopter deal. :)
        5) KNUCKLES: The Knuckles toy was a whirlwind toy you pushed/pulled
        along a tabletop and watched Knuckles spin as you moved it.
        6) Robotnik: The BUTTnik toy looked exactly like the weekday
        syndicated version of ol' BUTTnik on his hover thingy. When
        it moved, it would bump along walls and move all over the place
        bumping into walls.
7. McDonald's Happy Meal toy, 2nd promotion. ONE of twelve different toys
   McD's had, but there was only ONE of those twelve related to Sonic. The toy
   looks exactly like a purple/pinkish television with a dark purple back end to
   it. On top of the television is a black NEW Sega Genesis console with a
   3-button controller.
8. Sonic radio-controlled car by Nikko
9. Rubber ball in the shape of Sonic (curled up).. with spines.
   Manufacturer name not available.
10. Sonic figure. Plastic, 3.5" tall. The arms move, but not independently.
   Manufacturer name not available.

Section 20: FOOD
1. Fanta (Coca-Cola product) can from England with Sonic on it and the text
   "Orange Zone - Sonic cool can - the drink with attitude".
2. Fruit Roll-Ups by Betty Crocker (General Mills).
3. Sonic the Hedgehog Bubblegum in a 1.05oz/30g Game Gear-shaped container
   distributed by Amurol Confections. Has 5 bubblegum pieces and 5 Sonic
   Game Gear trading cards.

Section 30: APPAREL
1. Boys' briefs from Fruit of the Loom.
2. Sleeveless Sonic and Knuckles denim jacket from Sega.
3. Sonic and Knuckles 2nd to None T-Shirt from Sega.
4. Sonic and Knuckles low-crown cap from Sega.
5. Sonic and Knuckles moving disc watch from Sega.
6. Sonic the Hedgehog "relaxed" cap from Sega.
7-12: T-Shirts (Wow, an entire rack devoted to Sonic :) All to fit
      sizes M to L, full colour, and made of cotton.

        7) Front: Large portrait of Sonic doing that "standard" pointing
        pose, with the rest of the black cotton shirt covered (all over)
        in a dark yellow collage of scenes from the ?original video game.
        Back: cheesy rear view of same. Size M; Mnf. by "Top Heavy".

        8) A black cotton T-Shirt -- small picture of Sonic "in action"
        over the pocket area w/ "Sonic" banner underneath. Mnf. Acme.
        [Btw, this and the rest of the shirts are from Acme's "SEGA Mega
        Wear" line.]

        9) Black cotton shirt with warm yellow and orange picture of a
        combat ?troll poking his head out from a tank on the front.
        Large banner with "Pretend its a Game" in faux-bitmap text on
        back. [Prolly not Hedgehog related, but mnf. by Acme..]

        10) Black cotton shirt with several faux-bitmapped Sonics to show
        him running about (the final and largest pic with his arms
        folded) with the banner "Think Fast". By ?????.

        11) Black or white cotton shirt with the canonical "Sonic 2"
        portrait (with Tails) and S2 banner. By ?????.

        12) Black cotton shirt with a "television's eye view" of Sonic
        frantically playing with a game controller. Exaggerated
        comic-eqsue line work by "Brad". By ?????.

13. Sonic sneakers. Manufacturer name not available.

0. Sonic Game Gear trading cards -- see Sonic the Hedgehog Bubblegum entry
   under Food.
1. Valentine's Day cards. Manufacturer name not available.
2. Collector cards from Topps (sold in 1993). 33 sticker cards, 33 game
   tips cards and 6 (very rare) prism cards.
3. Official SEGA sticker album from Panini. 228 stickers showing scenes
   from the games and the weekday Sonic cartoon. Available at least in
   England and Germany.

1. "Sonic Strategy Guide" from Sega.
2. "Sonic the Hedgehog" comic, issued monthly plus occasional special editions.
   From Archie Comics.
3. "Sonic the Comic" comic, issued fortnightly. From Fleetway Publications.
4. "Sonic the Hedgehog", (c)1993 Michael Teitelbaum. From Troll Associates.
5. "Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Revenge", (c) 1994. By Michael Teitelbaum.
   From Troll Associates.
6. "Sonic the Hedgehog: Fortress of Fear, (c) 1994. By Michael Teitelbaum.
   From Troll Associates.
7. "Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors", (c) 1993. By Martin Adams.
   Published by Virgin, London
8. "Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension", (c) 1993. By Martin Adams.
   Published by Virgin, London
9. "Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik's Laboratory", (c) 1993. By Martin Adams.
   Published by Virgin, London
10. "Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik", (c) 1994. By Martin Adams.
    Published by Virgin, London
11. "Sonic the Hedgehog" Look and Find Book from Publications International.
    Artwork by Archie Comics.

1. (S) Super Sonic (Buena Vista 2850)
   Episodes: "Super Sonic", "Sonic and Sally"
2. (S) Hooked On Sonics (Buena Vista 2849)
   Episodes: "Hooked On Sonics", "Warp Sonic"
3. (S) Sonic Racer (Buena Vista 2851)
   Episodes: "Sonic Racer", "Sonic Boom"
4. (A) Grounder the Genius (Buena Vista 2380)
   Episodes: "Grounder The Genius", "Black Headed Eagle"
5. (A) Road Hog (Buena Vista 2381)
   Episodes: "Road Hog", "Tails In Charge"
6. (A) Robotnik Express (Buena Vista 2382)
   Episodes: "Robotnik Express", "Tails' New Home"
7. (A) Slowww Going (Buena Vista 2383)
   Episodes: "Slowww Going", "Over the Hill"
8. (A) Sonic's Song (Buena Vista 2379)
   Episodes: "Sonic's Song", "Best Hedgehog"
9. (A) Super Special Sonic Search Squad (Buena Vista 2385)
   Episodes: "Sonic Underground", "Lovesick Sonic"
10. Audio CD "Sonic Boom"
    Label and number not available.

All video listings are VHS cassettes. All tapes marked (A) are the "Adventures
of Sonic the Hedgehog" weekday series, and those marked (S) are part of
the Saturday morning series.

Section 90: OTHER STUFF
1. Drink bottles (attach-to-bicycle-frame) -- robust-looking plastic moulding
   printed with a STH banner and 2 pictures of Sonic -- one a typical running
   pose, the other of him reclining in a sun chair wearing dark glasses.
   Mnf by ??? Made in Australia.
2. Bike helmets -- made from expanded polystyrene and a thin plastic shell
   covered with multiple pictures of Sonic lifting weights. Available in
   sizes SM/M and with a black or white background. Mnf. by "Headstart".
3. Sewing pattern, manufacturer name not available. Sonic appears to be
   running alongside a body of water. There are 4 power rings behind him.
   A Sonic logo and a star in a circle are at the top.
4. Sega Forum on CompuServe (GO SEGA). Message and file sections for all
   Sega games.

Section 99: UNCONFIRMED (or, do these things actually exist?)
1. Someone posted to the mailing list that DIC was offering Sonic cels.

<no address available>

Amurol Confections Co.
Yorkville, IL 60560

Archie Comics
325 Fayette Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Buena Vista Home Video
Burbank, CA 91521

Caltoy, a division of C&H Toy of America Inc.
La Palma, CA

Coca-Cola Co.
One Coca-Cola Plaza N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313

CompuServe Information Service
P.O. Box 20212
5000 Arlington Centre Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43220

Fleetway Editions Ltd.
25/31 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SU
United Kingdom
Tel. 071 344-6400

Fruit of the Loom
6300 Sears Tower
Chicago, IL 60606

General Mills
One General Mills Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55426

<no address available>

<no address available>

McDonald's Corp.
McDonald's Plaza
Oak Brook, IL 60521

Panini --
     Tunbridge Wells
     2TN2 5TT
     United Kingdom

     Distribution in Germany:
        ASV Vertriebs GmbH
        Suederstrasse 77
        20097 Hamburg
     Distribution in Austria:
        Pressegrossvertrieb Salzburg
        Niederalm 300
        5081 Salzburg

Publications International
<no address available>

Sega of America
255 Shoreline Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065

(Back issues of "Sonic the Comic")
Aim Ltd.
PO Box 10
Sunderland, SR4 6SN
United Kingdom

Tiger Electronics Inc.
980 Woodlands Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Top Heavy
Sydney, Australia

The Topps Company Inc.
Duryea, PA 18642

Troll Associates
Mahwah, NJ

Virgin, London
<no address available>

(cartoon video tape retailer)
Whole Toon Catalog
P.O. Box 369
Issaquah, WA 98027

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