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Added 2 Screenshots of the Master System version of Sonic Spinball, and i have given Grandreams and Ravette there own sections in the books section.. i have a couple more of the companys to give there own sections and i got a new book coming... soon i'm told ^_^ (but the one game i ordered is running a bit late -_-) so when that comes i'll put info up on it.
This might be fairly big so i'll use the 'more' option. But it's time for my rundown of what has gone on this year and more so in the case of what is going to happen next year.<br /><br />click more to read more.
Sorry it's a little late in the day but today's book update is a sample of the Second GrandDreams yearbook. This one is believed to be 1993-1994 (probably 1994).. now, i'll bring out the point of how confusing there release dates are. It might seam clear from the first one that it was in 1993, making this one 1994, mostly from pictures from a 1993 event, BUT this sometimes isn't the case. Sometimes a 1993 Rally might really be late 1992. Also, notice how many 'Best of the year' stuff comes out at the start of the year? a real pain. i think these are probably the later years but i remember buying them (atlest one of them) year in the year. Often if something is going to be released late in the year, they left some things as late as they can before putting it in. Yearbook in the UK have two main release times (Either Summer or Winter). Winter ones often have the next years date on them so they have a much longer shelve life. Say, 1993's yearbook can be out in november of 1992. So though i think the second date is more correct, until i do a fair bit of checking into events and such like, i take the date as being late one year, early the next. <br /><br />So, dates don't quite match up with what kind of Sonic stuff as out at the time. The first year book was mostly Sonic 1 stuff with only a small bit of Tails and other Sonic 2 related stuff. This would mean Sonic 2 was in the works or not quite out yet.. so i makes sense they did the book in 1992 because in 1993, all this stuff would be old so they would probably NOT use it. Now the second one (today's) has AOSTH Style Robotnik. So clearly after the 1992 Cartoon. Most of the stuff is Sonic 2 based with nothing from Sonic 3. Not even a small guest star by Knuckles, who they were REALLY trying to permote at the time, thus 1994 doesn't seam quite right but early 1994 maybe, but more likey late 1993.. Oh well, make up your own mind.<br /><br />Anyway, back to the news. Today's release has two storys since the second story is only 2 pages and i quite like it ^_^ enjoy!
It's about 5 days until the end of the year and that means my run down of the year and what to come next year is coming up some time. I will point out that things might be a little tricky.. there is something i am trying to get out this year but like i said, 5 days and i have to wait on someone else? do you really think i have much of a chance?<br /><br />well, i will say a couple of things now, before my year report, and that is i really want to be a lot more active in some fields. One main one is what i will call (cause it sounds better and its what i see them as) 'Printable Action Figures'. I think i did say about that last year. They will be series of TSW Action Figures that you can download from TESP and print and make yourself. Problem is i tried to work on them and most of my work seamed to have died out by the end of January 2008.. shame. i had two Sonic head tests too sitting on a table for a long time.. it was a pain when this project got pushed to one side.. But it's back and i hope Series 1 figures will be out either soon or start coming out soon. ^_^ but like i said, more on my report when it comes.
I take it some of you guys had fun? anyway..<br /><br />Another Clip from Bad Influence is up. This one is Andy Crane at the Future Show 1992 (compare it to that joke of a trade Show called 'E3') which was the first public showing of Sonic 2. This clip doesn't just focus on the Sonic side but has a fair bit showing the Sonic and Tails Cosumes people used to wear at this things, and some looks at the game. Pretty intresting viewing.
hee.. anyway, about.. 10 mins ago? something like that, i got an e-mail from James at Bad-Influence.co.uk. And now, here is what it had, the Bad Influence! Review of Sonic 2! Pretty good and i agree with basicly everything they say ^_^ It's in the Media Clips section (under megadrive) or of course, you can download it via the link in the Sonic 2 information page. Enjoy it!
Well, the Ladybird Books are having a rest for a while (Mostly because am not happy with how hard it is to scan some of them -_-) and it's really a good thing for a while. We have the first Granddreams Yearbook up as a Sample which includes the whole first Story as well as an Article which is an interview with Sonic. Hope you guys enjoy it ^_^
I have added a Review of Sonic and Knuckles from an episode of Bad Influcene!. The guy in this is Andy Crane for you yanks and Kiddies. I don't quite agree with everything he says nor do i agree 100% with what the kids have to say but the point in his show was it was just a bunch of kids and they gave there view. The first kid talking about the fire shield doesn't seam to have played Sonic 3 and the girl doesn't seam to notice all the changes, but then, these aren't big time Sonic fans are they? Well.. Enjoy it!
so... due to a small error, the game information was down all last night and not one of you guys told me? i have been having a couple of problems with keeping a connection to the site server but oh well.. Upload a Sonic 2 Review into the Articales Section. Enjoy!
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