Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Birthday Week Update #2

Timing is a little you can tell still.
Was thwarted by UK HomeGoods 3 being yet ANOTHER leftover broken page from the old bad code. Keep hoping that every one of these that gets fixed is the final one. Will this be the last? As a result of that and the KB incident, the first update went up in 2 parts, thus delaying the one for today and making it 2 parts as well.

There's still plenty of anniversary stuff, like the skit, 2sided poster, and F4F statue.

Rare toothbrush:
This thing MUST be rare. It's classic, yet it only shows up now?
And why did they base the....base...on that somewhat terrible "Sonic Ball"? I mean, what's wrong with having a statue of him on the base or something--did they not want to create a new statue or figure and just settled for cloning that wierd ball? Still the USA Hygene section hadn't been updated in so long, this is interesting to see, especially MIB the way it is.

"Ghost Chao"
Seriously, what's up with this. My real thought is, the company saw how much those Japan chaos go for and wanted to try and extort the big bucks from the rabid Sonic fanbase, and so is claiming their wierdo blue thinger is somehow Sonic related. Since there's only one of it, they can SAY anything they want and ebay is unlikely to fuss. It's really well made but it doesn't seem very 'chao like' to me. Yes they could wear the little skull in the game, or a pumpkin or a box or an egg-shell but that's not quite how it looked. Plus, where's the "Flaming Ghost headball" they all had? Hopefully someone can clear up what's going on here/prove any claims.

Item of the day:
Black Base mystery statue. What's up with all these un-get-able statues lately? F4F starting it off with their 20th Anniversary 2 different editions one, and then this other one turns up in Japan. While neat to look at, it only annoys people who actually want to buy them.

Big page- Sonic Magazine covers. The whole point of the Birthday Updates is to give everyone A LOT to look at each day. Basically, post as much stuff as possible to make the updates as entertaining as can be. The things for this update are relatively 1-at-a-time-ish but certainly anyone can be entertained with the new Magazines page.

Things going off of International Unknown:
If you're familiar with the page, you'll see it's gotten shorter. Always a good sign. Everything that went off it (HP Pasta, Tails Scrunchy Doll, Soccer Poster) all got scattered into UK goods because someone finally wrote in with proof. Good to see this unwieldy long page getting shortened.

What's next?
MORE Sonic Boom & E3 coverage! Watch out for lots of great photos of more things from the event, plus some nice detailed information. Hopefully the updates will also even out and quit having to be done in 2 parts. It's all exciting stuff so far, and will continue that way throughout the update.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Birthday Week: 20th Anniv Update #1

First blog post is kind of a double for the first 2 updates.
As everyone's Sonic's Birthday Week! Which means once again, SonicGear will celebrate with updates every single day of the week.

Why the double-covering entry/delay?
Keyboard malfunction. Wasn't aware the things could actually go wrong unless you spilled something on them. Used the last one until all the buttons were smooth, only upgraded because the new one had bells and or whistles. However the L key has completely lost the letter so it is blank. Don't make them like they used to? I guess NOT because it spontaneously quit working earlier in the evening. Vigorous shaking+unplugging+plugging back in fixed it. No idea why.

On to the update/s!
We've got everything going on so far that a bday update should have. A new page (UK books 3) a bday specific item (20th anniv Games Master book) and many things in general being added in a nice mix. (Old Japan shirts to new USA Game can't say variety is lacking)

The UK is good at giving it away:
What is it with UK area publishers/producers of stuff and give-aways? Sonic the Comic was apparently regularly coming with all sorts of prizes. And now, here comes GamesMaster Magazine releasing some kind of Sonic supplement. It's got stickers, pins, pull out posters and semi-rare Japanese graphics. They apparently know how to do things right/give fans what they want. Other places can learn a thing or two about super supplements from here.

What's upcoming?
Better blog post. Running out of time on them is no good. There will also be more shirts, more magazines and several things going OFF of 'international unknown'--which is always keep an eye on it if you were curious about things.