Monday, April 02, 2012

Of Super Posers & Fighters

The update went out on time again!
Which seems to be a feat, recently...hopefully that's fixed as the mail finally gets a little better. The update had pretty good variety as well, and now the image bin is almost down to the end of that big SonicTeam image dump they did a while back. I think maybe 2 or 3 things left.

Item of the week:
Has to be the Sonic Championship / The Fighters arcade cabinet. How they managed to collect that thing I have no idea. My understanding of it is that there were VERY VERY few cabinets made, and the majority of them were in Japan. And by 'majority' that means something like 5 or so. There were what...2..? in the USA? One was always in Vegas, the other was...what was it, California? I, personally, saw the one in Vegas (I think any fan who ever goes into that area makes sure to go see it) So there's the whole "its huge" plus the "its rare" and the "it was very expensive to begin with" part all working against anyone who hoped to actually collect this one. Really, it is a star.

Irritability of the week:
Silver Super Poser Announced. That's great for Silver fans (of course, I grudge no char except maybe Big) but does Super Poser Silver mean Shadow & Sonic will stink forever?

(The news for this is in the "Headline News" section of the there's no photo yet. ToyWiz got wind of it somehow and posted up some CG art of Silver to make people pre order)

As everyone's aware, JW bought up the old molds for Toy Island's Super Poser Sonic & Shadow. They then openly insulted the fans by 'painting the Sonic yellow' and saying he was 'super Sonic' in a blatant money grubbing grab at completion-ists & non-fan parents who they could trick. So it's not like these old molds are having some kind of 'sentimental value with ANYone thanks to that kind of behavior.

The problem is, these old lame molds with their lanky, noodly limbs, fat wrists, knobby joints that are loose & off-model heads stand out like an ugly sore thumb among Jazwares better offerings for SP Tails & SP Knuckles. Of course, they'd be dis-inclined to make the molds again (and "waste" money) because they can keep churning out screwball looking figures via the old molds but.....

Sonic & Shadow are 2 of the "Most Wanted" figures like...out of all of them.
But now, they're jinxed (or junk-sed??) simply because Toy Island got to them first with their bad sculpting ability. Jazwares CAN do better for Sonic & Shadow but......will they?

Mysterious thing of the week:
Sonic Visa Card.
Yeah for real...but why? This thing was before all the 'put the uploaded photo onto the CC' gimmickry they've got today. It IS a real visa unless ST didn't know what they were talking about or the googletrans failed their description for it. It went onto misc goods because really.....that's like the last thing you're going to be able to categorize. Very strange, very interesting.

Slovakia makes a red doll...
This thing lurks in bootlegs. It seems sort of sad that the first known Sonic item from there is a bootleg though. It would be really cool if each country made & shared with the Earth Sonic things. I've never understood "well we don't want to sell X there". Well why not? Do they not like money? Is it too hard to send things around the continents? I guess there are a bunch of different answers, but if I ever made anything I'd be sure everyone who wanted it could be able to get it.


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