Sonic the Hedgehog Oddities

Light Up with Sonic

Like other popular video game characters, Sonic’s likeness has appeared on literally hundreds of different non-video game products. Seen here are two of the strangest: a Sonic cigarette lighter that tied-in with the Japanese arcade title SegaSonic the Hedgehog (1993) and two cans of Sonic-themed pasta from the early 1990s and the Dreamcast-era.

You can see dozens more examples of Sonic franchise merchandise over at the Sonic Gear website.

(Photos: Sonic Gear)


3 comments

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  1. Max June 23, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    You cant go wrong with an article about sega that includes reference to Steve Urkel 🙂

  2. guest June 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    This trivia is very cool. But have many people actually played the original Sonic recently? Give it a try and then read this and see if you don't agree: http://tevisthompson.com/sonic-and-tension/

  3. Esteban June 25, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    My favorite bit of Sonic weirdness? The Sonic / Harry Potter / Barack Obama backpack:
    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2010-02-04/sonic-harry