Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Post Part 2

For update part 2!
Needed to do 2 updates in a row to try and get the mail to just normal. More EU things this time, including the Amy Plush from the newest EU set. The first publicity on them hyped the quality of the materials all up and down. With someone actually owning one of these dolls now, the entry moved off the prototypes page and onto the real area.
Well, the materials may be great, but the sculpt...isn't. The Amy though MAY be their weakest link, so it's still a bit early to judge. I mean, you can make something out of gold, the best material, but if you do a lousy sculpting job it's STILL gonna stink! They did a ok job only on her, as her head is suuuuper wide and her ears are pointed inward for no reason. On a plush with thumbs, finger-ends and top quality cloth that seems like an amature-hour mistake they just shouldn't of made. Hopefully someone will get a Sonic, Shadow or Tails from the set soon to balance it out.

Got the mail down to 90, so if you're still waiting for your items to be posted...you know why. Looking also to do an update on Sonic Universe now that it has kind of revealed what type of a book it's going to be. Also, got to encourage everyone to write in to the book because that one is actually claiming to listen to comments. May post another cover or some interior art to go with it, just to fill everything in and make the entry proper.

What's next?
Sonic Universe, MAYbe another action figure depending on if I can get it or not this week, hopefully no more stupid bootlegs I don't know what's up with those lousy theives churning out all thse items all of a sudden to clog up SonicGear. People want to look at things they might actually like, not the 900th ugly recolor or phony iron on. oy! /rant. Probably a mail variety plus the above two things if all goes well for next time.

Also remember that Sonic's Birthday is in June and that means a special week!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A TBC Update

The update might not seem that big, but it had quite a bit of stuff on it.
There's so many mails that the update is To Be Continued, likely tomorrow to help clear it up. Too much of the Sonic Store had to be fiddled with this time to fit on all the regular items people sent as well.

The best news had to be Amazon getting the GE Entertainment plushes. Ebay used to be this underground haven where consumers could go to 'beat the man' and grab low-low prices on wierd things stores didn't always have. However it's turning into a menace for Sonic collectors at least, as greedy grabbers get everything out of stores and triple the price before adding it to ebay.
Naturally, they were doing the same with the GE plushes, but Amazon's likely near infinite supply of them should shut them up. Hopefully any fan looking for them can just go through Sonic Gear because it points right to the Amazon listings. Price jackers mustn't win!

This blurb here is somewhat interesting:

It's on another blog and says about upcoming toys. BUT how much of it is true? It's debateable because it's on record in a message board where the Jazwares rep posts that they got TURNED DOWN by Sega on the werehog plush idea. So unless the position magically reversed in like 2 months...that part of the story is mis-interperated or somehow fake info.

They also claim new werehog and BK toys, but really? Yes those figures will be out all summer, but they're already here now! Who else would you make for Werehog anyway? "plain Sonic" is Werehog scale, he's meant to go with it. Chip? It's possible but until someone name-drops it's likely just old news. None of the other chars would make sense because there's nothing 'werehog' about them--everyone else was normal! The urban vinyls get mentioned again, but they've been 'coming soon' forever. WHEN they will be here, and WHERE is what the fans need to know now.

If they wanted to capitalize on multiples, throwing some armor-knight Shadow/Blaze/Knuckles etc from SBK would be a boon because you could release them with AND without the armor and people would buy both.

Whats next?
Part 2 of the update and another blog post.