We’ve been massive fans of classic gaming character Sonic the Hedgehog since he first hit our computer screens, so we’re super-psyched about the cinema release of the second Sonic the Hedgehog movie on 1st April 2022. We’ve curated an epic collection of Sonic the Hedgehog gifts so you can get excited about the movie with us – enjoy!
Sonic the Hedgehog – a gaming legend
Sonic was born with the ability to run faster than the speed of sound (hence his name) and he’s gifted with lightning-sharp reflexes that match his speed. He’s a champion of peace and has saved the world from destruction countless times (yay!). Above all, he’s a cool dude who goes wherever the flow takes him and lives his life by his own rules – yeah.
A quick history of Sonic
The blue blur was created by SEGA as a rival to Nintendo’s Mario. He started life as a rabbit that could throw things with its ears, but then turned into the speedy blue hedgehog we know and love during the design process. He had loads of awesome influences. His sneaks were inspired by Michael Jackson’s boots on the Bad album cover (in fact MJ became a big Sonic fan), his ‘can-do’ attitude was a tribute to Bill Clinton, and his colour chosen to match the iconic SEGA logo – nice!
Since his release in 1991, he has gone from strength to strength, starring in almost 90 games to date. He is Sega’s flagship franchise and mascot and fronts one of the biggest selling video game franchises of all time. As well as being super influential in the gaming industry, Sonic has become an icon of pop culture – he’s even got his own star on the Walk of Fame!
Sonic the Hedgehog movies
In case you missed the original Sonic the Hedgehog movie, released in 2020, it followed Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) as he teamed up with the local sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to stop mad scientist Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from turning animals into robot slaves, and generally taking over the world (as you do). The movie set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a video game film in the USA and Canada, as well as highest grossing video game film adaptation of all time in North America – wow!
We’ll be getting ourselves to a cinema ASAP for the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (which looks awesome btw). This time Sonic stays home while Tom and his wife Maddie (Tika Sumpter) go on holiday, but no sooner are they gone, then Dr Robotnik is back on the scene, this time with his new partner Knuckles the echidna (Idris Elba – swoon!) in search for a civilisation destroying emerald. Sonic and his own partner, Tails (Coleen O’Shaughnessey) embark on a journey to find the emerald themselves before it falls into the wrong hands – classic Sonic!
Best of all, in February this year, Paramount announced that a third film and a spin-off series are in development – yaaaaassss!!
Sonic the Hedgehog gifts
We’re feeling all kinds of OMG about the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, so to celebrate, we’ve pulled together the cutest selection of Sonic the Hedgehog gifts that any fan of the game or movies will be totes excited to receive.
If they’re a Sonic fan with an environmental conscience, they’ll love this Sonic the Hedgehog Water Bottle. With its insulated walls it’s ideal for keeping drinks hot or cold and will cut back on their use of disposable plastics – win!
Turn their bedroom into a Sonic den with this awesome Sonic the Hedgehog Rug. With its vibrant colours and soft texture, it’s the ideal spot to snuggle up for an epic gaming session. Pair it with this bright and beautiful Sonic Mood Light and super-fun Sonic and Rings 2D String Lights to really give their room a Sega-style makeover.
If their best day ever basically involves staying in their pyjamas and gaming until the sun goes down, they’ll be all over this Sonic the Hedgehog Go Faster Blue Bathrobe. In a super soft fleece fabric with embroidery details and a woven badge, it’s the snuggliest thing ever! If you really feel like spoiling them, pick up this Sonic the Hedgehog Mug and Sock Gift Set too, so they’ve got cosy toes as well as a matching cuppa.
Young fans of our fave supersonic hero will love bringing Sonic to life with this 250-piece Sonic Puzzle, and this Sonic the Hedgehog Logo Light will bring those blockbuster movie vibes into their home – what’s not to love?