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Welcome to TESP!, The Emerald Star Post. Here we aim to give you all the stuff you were need for your Classic Sonic habit, and when we say Classic, we mean the Best of the Blue Furred Hedgehog himself, From his first game in 1991 to his last Cartoon show in 1999. Not only do we give you all this information on All his Games, Cartoons, Books & Comics, but we are collecting a database of information on all merchandise for him, from T-shirts and Jigsaws, to badges and Modern 'Retro' gear.
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Lost and removed but then Found!
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I have added 4 more removed features for Game Gear games. One for Sonic 2 and 3 for Sonic & Tails 2 (Triple Trouble). Not really much but intresting bits really. Well, I got some more stuff to go though so i might have more stuff soon ^_^
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Posted on 03 Jan 2010 by Manic Man
New year... one to go huh?
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it seams i forgot My normal year report from last year so.. oh well, here is 2009's year report.. Like normal, it's long so please click 'read more' or whatever it says to read more ^_^
Read more...
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Posted on 02 Jan 2010 by Manic Man
Champion!
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It's a very small update and this has taken much longer then i probebly should have, but i have been able to add a new 'note' to Sonic the Fighters page.. In fact, it is a shot from the in-game Logo from the american version 'Sonic Championship'. at first, i wasn't sure if they had changed the logo ingame or just on the cab, but it seams they did (which i believed that had) so i'm pretty proud to be able to show you that logo ^_^ Enjoy
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Posted on 30 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
Tweaking
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A number of Tweaks to the Games section, added Sonic 1 GG/MS Western Story and updated badnik information on Sonic 2 GG/MS. I guess that's about it for now... I'm kinda toying around with a few things too and reducing loading times on some things by a little bit.
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Posted on 29 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
Welcome
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Well.. Christmas is pretty much on it's "running out" time as it is boxing day but still. I have uploaded information on 4 new Sonic Plushies, and a bunch of the badniks from Sonic 2 (GG & MS version). Enjoy that ^_^
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Posted on 26 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
Maybe...
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Well, maybe the last update wasn't the last one.. I got the Japanese G Sonic (Game Gear) Manual up and both that and the last one have been added to the PDF archive too. Enjoy
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Posted on 23 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
More
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Side note, 11 years now since the start of the neo games (SA's release).. not important but it was the end for many of us.. anyway.

I have added more badniks from G Sonic (Blast) to the information, Added the Brazilian Manuel for the Master System Version and fixed a link for Mean Bean Machines' english Master System Manual.

I'm not sure if there will be another update before christmas.. i do have a couple of things i'm working on though.. well.. Enjoy yourselves
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Posted on 23 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
small badnik
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Small update to the Games section. Started to add information on the badniks in G Sonic (Sonic Blast). While it appeared that three of them were from other games, only two of them are.. Coconuts makes a return (and the game manual comfirms it is the same badnik) so does Sol (The Fire Orbnaut from Sonic 2).. BatBot from Sonic 3 doesn't but that badnik they have is very close.. I'm a little ify on the japanese translations still (mostly just going with the romanjin versions).. i fear i need to look at the symbols for the 'service egg' as it kinda got mixed up as part of a translation then it's real name.. oh well.
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Posted on 22 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
What a suprise
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Hey, What a surprise, the Sonic Chess Set has been delaied to the 20th of January 2010, but i seam to have found out why.. Let me explain..

Back in 1940, Marty Bromely, Lrving Bromberg and James Humpert, while living in Honolulu, Hawaii, founded the company 'Standard Games' to provide Coin-Operated Amusement (Games) for American Servicemen at the variouse military bases. By 1951, Marty Bromely had suggested that the company move to Tokyo, Japan, and in May 1952, registered the company under a new name 'Service Games of Japan'. In 1954, David Rosen (American) moved to Tokyo and created Rosen Enterprises Inc to export art and such like. A little later, he started to import coin-operated Instand Photo Booths and for some reason, they REALLY took off in Japan. In 1965, Rosen Enterprises Inc and Service Games merged to create SEGA Enterprises.

In 1969, Gulf&Western purchased Sega and Rose, who was currently SEGA CEO, remained and the company really did well, Even creating a large Screen TV range 'Sega-Vision'. SEGA were also booming in the video game arcades with many 'firsts' in the fields with games like Zaxxon and Hang-On.. In the Early 1980s, Sega got great revenues and released there first home console the SG-1000. When the Video Game Crash happened in 1983, Gulf&Western sold the US side of SEGA to Bally Manufacturing Corporation and the Japanese side was bought by Rosen, Hayao Nakayama, Esco Boueki and a group of investors. Nakayama became the new CEO of SEGA and Rosen was given charge of the US subsidiary. In 1984, the CSK Conglomerate bought SEGA Enterprises and renamed it SEGA Enterprises LTD, with it's HQ in Japan. Isao Okawa, a Friend of David Rosen and Chairman of CSK, became the new Chairman of SEGA. With Video Games coming back into fashion since the crash, in 1986, Sega of America was formed to handle the American side of things.

Skiping ahead a bit to before Okawa died in 2001, he gave the company a private donation of $695.7 Million as well as talking to Microsoft about a sale or merge with the XBox range, but these failed. In 2002, Sega's last console the 'DreamCast' and there stupid ideas of 'rebooting' alot of there product ranges had failed and Sega was in trouble with 5 Fiscal year of net lose in a go. SEGA was now in debt. In 2003, they had announced plans to merge with 'Sammy' but these fell though. Talks also happened with Namco, Bandai, Electronic Arts and Microsoft (for the second time). Sega decided to stop producing Consoles and moved just to software, affecting many of Sega's branchs. This led to them selling Sega's australian side to Infogrames. In August of 2003, Sammy bought CSK's shares in Sega and Chairman Hajime Satomi became the new head of SEGA. In 2004, Sammy bought the rest of Sega Corporation creating Sega Sammy Holdings. Sega Reabsored it's second party Studios and reordered things.

Well, i'll skip the rest. Needless to say, Sega is still in pretty bad shape as a company and due to it's new 'Make Money nothing else!' ideas and restructing, there are 3 main groups of Sega.. Sega of Japan, Sega of America and Sega of Europe.. Sega of Europe is pretty much controlled by Sega of Germany. Now the problem is, Sega of Europe and Sega of American get on all right but there games aren't great.. In fact, they never had been. Sega of Japan, however, like to keep tight control on some of there more 'profitable' ranges. While we have seen a raise in 'Retro Sonic' gear, Sega of Japan is know at stuff a state that you can't do a thing without there say so and they aren't in a great hurry to give it.. it at all. Even Sega of Germany (with a recent 'in a hurry' job) had to 'cheat' Sega of Japan in order to get something they needed/wanted.

I'm probebly not explaining this well, but it's tricky and a mix of 'insider' information (i'm not on the inside, god forbid) but things like the Chess set is being delaied because Sega of Japan is not even bothing to look at license requests and sometimes, they seam to be giving them, but then taking them back, or charging an AMAZINGLY high amount of money for them. Thus everything is in a mess. There are, of course, rumours that Sega have a new console on the way within the next two years (due to approved patents for Saturn & Megadrive like stuff) and Sega seams to be wanting to explain it's online gambling section too.. oh well..

In Short: The delay in the chess set is probebly due to SOJ not wanting to give final permission..
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Posted on 20 Dec 2009 by Manic Man
STC Issue Up!
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I know i've been behind and i'm skiping a bit, but today i have uploaded STC Issue 16s style 'Happy Christmas Doctor Robotnik'.. it made sense for a christmas release of this one ^_^ Hope you guys enjoy it.
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Posted on 17 Dec 2009 by Manic Man

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