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Sonic The Hedgehog #1

SONIC'S RACING INTO A NEW ADVENTURE! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person-even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!

Sonic The Hedgehog #2

Sonic’s new adventure continues, and when he comes across another town in need of saving, his old pal Amy arrives just in time to join the fight! The banter is fun, and the stakes are high, but things get really serious when Amy presents Sonic with a big request: rejoin the Resistance!

Sonic The Hedgehog #3

Sonic and Knuckles team up, and it's just like old times-until two new villains show up. With a group of villagers under attack, will even the combined forces of these two heroes be enough to take down Rough and Tumble???

Sonic The Hedgehog #4

Sonic comes across a town under attack from the biggest Badnik force he’s ever seen. Luckily, help is on the way from his old friend Blaze, as well as a new hero! Get ready for the debut of Tangle!

Sonic The Hedgehog #5

“The Fate of Dr. Eggman,” Part 1. After his last battle with Sonic, Dr. Eggman’s gone quiet. His Badnik forces are still causing trouble, but without the bad doctor’s usual fanfare. What’s Eggman been doing all this time? And what will happen to Sonic when he finds out?

Sonic The Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout!

Join the Blue Blur for brand-new adventures as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces!

Weekend News Shorts

The Ice Cap World Rankings are over, and the Japanese dominated this one. FINFIN from Yokohama won, with 49,100 points! The closest to that was 31,050, from Josh Feinberg in California. In Europe, the DC has hit half a million units sold, and Sonic Adventure is selling at almost a 1:1 ratio with the units. And, finally, SA was the third best selling DC title for November in the US. The top two were, you guessed it, NBA and NFL2K.

That's a Spicy Meatball!

Bradleyhas informed me that Franco American, who produces the Sonic the Hedgehog Spaghetti O's, has changed the label to reflect the new Sonic Adventure look. You can have a look here. The new Spaghetti O's can be found in your local supermarket.

Sonic toys in Wizard...

Nothing much, but as I was flipping through Wizard: The Comics Magazine #100 today, I noticed the ReSaurus Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles action figures in the toys section:

Hedge Your Bets
Speeding from video game consoles everywhere, it's Sonic the Hedgehog! Woo-hoo! ReSaurus is bringing the high-speed Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog to toys stores this November, along with his pals Knuckles and Tails. Each figure is 3 3/4-inches tall and comes with a sculpted base and ring accessories. And the line's rounded-out by and 11-inch boced Sonic figure that talks and is only available at Toys R Us.

Hey, it may be late, but it's something, right? :P

NOTE: I posted this at 3:00 PM today (just a few minutes ago), but for some reason I can't get it to say it was PM. It just keeps saying AM for some reason. :P

More Sonic Toys on the way!

Toy Island has now got the rights to make Sonic Adventure based toys! glorious day! from the shots below, the have created many different varieties of toys.

The basic assortment of Sonic Adventure action figures features perpetual sidekick Tails, the evil Dr. Eggman (Robotnik), Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna and Big the Cat. These apparently are about 5 1/2" tall, and also have many little gadgets included like Sonics Skateboard (he has a skateboard?!), rings, and even Froggy.

A second figure line features 10 inch version of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. and they all Stand on a base, it doesn't say if there limbs move etc.



Also to be available are a bundle of twistable figures (like the old Gumby figures if anyone remembers them) These 3" figures are ready for fun and adventure. This assortment contains Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and E-102 Gamma.



There will also be two plush lines, a 7" plushline (The pic with Big) and a 10" line (Pic with Sonic, Tails,and Knuckles). The 7" line contains huggable versions of Sonic,Tails, Knuckles, and Big the Cat.


The weird thing is that there isn't an appearance with Amy anywhere, strange that, as this DOES include E-102 and Eggman. Oh well these look exeptionally good, no release date of there release was mentioned.


Source: Toymania

DC a flop in Australia

The Dreamcast finally hit Australian Shores on the 30th of November. But things did not look bright.

With the many delays, you would of thought Ozisoft (the distributor) would have got everything right, but they (once again) stuffed up a Launch of a system down under.

How? well, lets start off by having NO Ozisoft distributed games (all games made by SEGA, Including Sonic Adventure) the first day of launch, but to come the day after. Second, have no official Extra Hand controllers OR VMU's first day, they're STILL waiting for them! (apparently will come out 10th or 15th Dec, but in small numbers) and not have most games that were named Top ten (HotD2, soul Calibur) until the 10th!

And to top it all off, there was NO demo disk first day (they came the day after) and Online capabilities aren't usable (no Net CD) until Early 2000.

'Tis a sad day for "Aussies" everywhere. On the bright side, the T.V Advertisements have just started (5 days after launch), but one looks like the Apocalypse ad in America, just doesn't have any relations to any games. and others based on the games. weird thing was, they were shown in between the Simpsons episode were Bart goes to Australia, which he screwed up the country (a connection to Ozisoft methinks).

Source: DC Australia

SPA Reviewed!

Here's some real news! IGN.Com has reviewed Sonic Pocket Adventure.

Go see te review here

Source: Pocket IGN

EGM's Stickers

This is hardly news, but isn't everyone tired of seeing "SPA Costs" with nothing new? Anyways, EGM issue #125 (Has a pic of Donkey Kong's arm on it) has included stickers of all the heroes of Sonic Adventure and Robotnik. Get 'em while you can! Yeah, yeah, yeah, its not news, but lately, not much has been going on for Sonic and the gang.

SPA Costs

SNK have given out the pricing of the game Sonic: Pocket Adventure for the NeoGeo pocket.

For JUST the game, it will cost you US $34.95 in stores 12/3, Platinum silver bundle will cost US $99.95 in stores 12/3 or the Blue bundle which costs US $99.95 in stores 12/10

Source: SNK

Special Report: Archie Knuckles News

This is from True Red, organizer of the Knuckles Petition: Archie is reading the Knuckles petition. Here's what Michael Silberkleit, one of the co-publishers of Archie, sent to me Monday:

>From: "michael silberkleit"
>Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 17:09:39 +0000
>Subject: Re: Knuckles Petition
> >From: Self
>To: Katrice Georges
>Subject: Re: Knuckles Petition
>Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:42:59
>While we appreciate the petition and your concern,
>we had to suspend Knuckles because it is losing
>money on each issue. It just doesn't make sense
>for us to continue losing money. While I am sure
>that there are many many loyal fans like you,
>there just are not enough buying the comics each
>month at the news stand. In the comic book
>business, a publisher has to sell a certain amount
>of copies in order to" break even" after paying
>for the stories and art, the separations and the
>printing and shipping. Unfortunately, sales of
>Knuckles are far from breaking even and we have no
>choice but to stop publishing it. I can really
>understand your disappointment and hope you
>understand our position. Hope you enjoy Sonic
>Sincerely, Michael Silberkleit

The petition is not being ignored, but I need more names than I have now to make them consider changing their minds. The total is at 80, which isn't bad for only a month of operation and considering I have gotten several emails from people who swear I'm making up the Knuckles cancellation.

If you signed the petition and gave me your email address, I sent a copy of the email I to you. The email is also posted at my site, Save Our Knuckles.

BTW, I'm planning on organizing a procott, but I'll need some help, a lot of it, for it to work. If anyone else has any other ideas or suggestions, they're welcome. One last thing, the petition isn't over, it's just beginning. The petition is continuing until one of two things happen:

1) Knuckles is published again
2) I sense a lack of interest (I really hope this never becomes the case)

I think that the best thing to do now would be to organize a buying campaign (as well as signing the petition). If they're losing money on the comic, then it will take A LOT of signatures to get them to change their minds. I think that everyone interested should get as many friends as possible into the comic and buying issue #32. In fact, buy as many copies as possible and try to get your friends to help. You should still sign True Red's petition, but the biggest thing that could get Archie to change their minds would be a large profit on the recent Knuckles issues.