Shorts - Sega Retro Exhibit · McDonalds Sonic toys [UK]

Recent happenings of pertinence to Sonic fans.
User avatar
big_smile
Drano Master
Posts: 1176
Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 3:27 am
Location: UK

Shorts - Sega Retro Exhibit · McDonalds Sonic toys [UK]

Post by big_smile »

To be this good takes ages
:FJ: Sega Retro Exhibit
The announcement of Shadow the Hedgehog may signal a new dark and depressing era of Sega gaming, but over in Japan gamers can relive what some may consider to be Sega’s golden age with the launch of a new retro exhibit.

Held at the Sega game centre in Toyohashi, the exhibit is an authentic recreation of 1980s gaming arcades containing the same style of cabinets used from the era. Visitors can play 19 arcade classics including Afterburner II, Super Hang On and Out Run Turbo. Sonic fans are also catered for, as a range of Mega Drive games are available to play including the original Sonic the Hedgehog.

The exhibit will remain open until May 8.
More details can be found at IT Media.

And on this farm he had no cats
:FUK: McDonalds Sonic toys come to the UK

Mc Donalds UK have just launched the ‘Sega 2: The Next Generation’ range of Happy Meals toys with Sonic Skateboarding and Cream's Flower Catch being the first games released.

The Billy Hatcher and Big the Cat toys are absent from the flyers supporting the promotion, which suggests that only six of the eight games released in the US will make it to the UK. The UK editions appear to differ from their US counterparts as the batteries can be removed, even though the instructions accompanying the toys describe them as ‘non-replaceable’.

Image
^The instructions label the battery as being non-replaceable and yet the diagram shows how to remove it.

Image
^ Billy and Big are banned in Britain

A TV advertising campaign is supporting the launch and you’ll be able to download the commercial from the GHZ Newsboard in the next few days.

User avatar
Crazy Penguin
Drano Master
Posts: 1903
Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 10:06 pm
Location: England
Contact:

Post by Crazy Penguin »

The Happy Meal promotion runs from 23 March to 26 April. Week one is Sonic and Cream, week two is Shadow and Rouge & Amy, week 3 is Tails and Knuckles and weeks 4 and 5 are whatever the stores have left in stock.

In other news, the old Sonic Adventure action figures from Toy Island (not the fantastic Resaurus ones) have been re-released under the Sonic X label. Available figures are Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Big and Eggman. Each figure comes complete with accessories such as Chaos Emeralds.

User avatar
j-man
All-Time Everything GHZ Award Winner
Posts: 3227
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:07 pm
Now Playing: Sea of Friends
Location: Entirely Unmoving
Contact:

Post by j-man »

They're in the Argos catalogue. Shall I do the scanning duties?

User avatar
Opa-Opa
Posts: 1371
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:14 am
Now Playing: The Red Ring of Death (X360)
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Contact:

Post by Opa-Opa »

Actually, they were banned in Brasil too! Those are the same exact games that came with the Happy Meal here in, like, October last year.
Bah, I didn't get Cream's... And the instructions showed the same "non-replaceable" thingmabob.

User avatar
G.Silver
Drano Master
Posts: 2750
Joined: Sat May 22, 2004 12:58 am
Now Playing: Radiant Silvergun, Wario World
Location: warshington
Contact:

Post by G.Silver »

In other news, the old Sonic Adventure action figures from Toy Island have been re-released under the Sonic X label. Available figures are Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Big and Eggman.
I never took mine out of the packaging, but the Eggman is really a pretty nice-looking figure. I suspect the posability is really limited, but at least it looks nice (and at a good scale) alongside my Resaurus set. The Sonic Adventure version included Coconuts and a bomb (in addition to the chaos emeralds), but the new one doesn't.

User avatar
Green Gibbon!
BUTT CHEESE
Posts: 4648
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 11:39 am
Now Playing: Bit Trip Complete
Location: A far eastern land across the sea
Contact:

Post by Green Gibbon! »

I only have Eggman and Big from the set. Big is actually more on-model than the ReSaurus version. Actually, except for E-102, the ReSaurus ones are all a bit off-model.

User avatar
Segaholic2
Forum God
Posts: 3516
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 11:28 am
Now Playing: Your mom
Contact:

Post by Segaholic2 »

Is there any way to buy those toys now? I missed out the first time because I was a dumb little kid way back then. :(

User avatar
Frieza2000
Posts: 1337
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:09 am
Now Playing: the fool
Location: confirmed. Sending supplies.

Post by Frieza2000 »

Ebay.

User avatar
Omni Hunter
Omnizzy
Posts: 1966
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:50 am
Location: MK, Satan's Layby
Contact:

Post by Omni Hunter »

Here you go...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 63967&rd=1

The whole sets go for about $9.99.

User avatar
Spazz
Posts: 1953
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Contact:

Post by Spazz »

He bought those already. I knew NT back in 2004, he sure has grown since then.

User avatar
Segaholic2
Forum God
Posts: 3516
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 11:28 am
Now Playing: Your mom
Contact:

Post by Segaholic2 »

I'm talking about the action figures.

User avatar
Omni Hunter
Omnizzy
Posts: 1966
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:50 am
Location: MK, Satan's Layby
Contact:

Post by Omni Hunter »

Ah, I see. My bad.

User avatar
Spazz
Posts: 1953
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Contact:

Post by Spazz »

I think this is what you're looking for: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5965970166

User avatar
Grant
Posts: 1490
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 6:05 pm

Post by Grant »

When I got those bendy Sonic figures, Knuckles annoyingly didn't have his white collar. I see they fixed that now that it's under the Sonic X label.

Burner
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:09 pm

Post by Burner »

My brother got one of the McDnalds toys in his happy meal. I wasn't really impressed with it, it was bit rubbish really.

User avatar
Omni Hunter
Omnizzy
Posts: 1966
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:50 am
Location: MK, Satan's Layby
Contact:

Post by Omni Hunter »

Who remembers the Mcdonalds toys from when S3 was released?
I still have my brawling knuckles.

User avatar
Spazz
Posts: 1953
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Contact:

Post by Spazz »

I've got the display case for that set, along with all the toys, including the ball for kids under three. :D

User avatar
Grant
Posts: 1490
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 6:05 pm

Post by Grant »

Someday while you're sleeping, all of your Sonic memorbilia on display is going to fall on you and crush you to death.

User avatar
Spazz
Posts: 1953
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 1:12 pm
Location: New Orleans, LA
Contact:

Post by Spazz »

It wouldn't be the first time those shelves have fallen...

Funny you say that, because my bed is right beneath them shelves... O_o

User avatar
Grant
Posts: 1490
Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 6:05 pm

Post by Grant »

I am Grant the Prognosticator. You will die on a Thursday and a woman in your life will sell your corpse for five thousand dollars on e-Bay. She will then use the money to buy an extremely rare Sonic plushie crafted by Ohshima himself.

User avatar
Cypher
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:43 am

Post by Cypher »

Why is that Cream the Rabbit McDonalds toy selling second hand in my local games store for £7.50?

User avatar
Diablo
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:41 pm

Post by Diablo »

I got the cream and sonic games the other week, my little brother has the odd burger and of course gets a toy, so I pinched them!

first time I seen some too, pretty small screens, was thinking it was a little bigger.

User avatar
Omni Hunter
Omnizzy
Posts: 1966
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:50 am
Location: MK, Satan's Layby
Contact:

Post by Omni Hunter »

Diablo wrote: was thinking it was a little bigger.
Could add a joke here but don't think I will. Anyway, they're only happy meal toys so they arent going to be too flash. It's the first time McDonalds included LCD games if I remember right though.

User avatar
j-man
All-Time Everything GHZ Award Winner
Posts: 3227
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:07 pm
Now Playing: Sea of Friends
Location: Entirely Unmoving
Contact:

Post by j-man »

The last Sonic promotion ring any bells?

User avatar
Omni Hunter
Omnizzy
Posts: 1966
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:50 am
Location: MK, Satan's Layby
Contact:

Post by Omni Hunter »

*Ding-dong* Not really, but as a chef I don't exactly go to McDonalds anyway.

Post Reply