If you’ve been a longtime reader of SEGAbits, you might have picked up on the fact that I am a big fan of the 1993 cartoon Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Shortly after the series wrapped, my dad gifted me three framed animation cels. Hand-painted animation cels for the series have been available for years, but you either had to hit eBay or animation art galleries. Earlier this year, I started seeing ads for Animation Legends, a company that was selling blind bags of animation cels from a number of cartoon series from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. The promise is that you are guaranteed to have an A rated cel (80% – 100% of a character), and the remaining cels will be randomly selected with a B (cel visibly shows less than 80% of a character) or C (cel might include parts of a character but these cels mainly include scenery or other aspects of the show) grade.
I ended up ordering a 15-pack and since then I have been hooked. Above you can check out my second unboxing (unenveloping?) and after the break my first bling bag unboxing.
If you like what you see, hit up Animation Legends and check out their offerings. Many cel packs are currently 50% off, and as an added bonus you can use promo code SEGABITS10 to take an additional 10% off your purchase!
One response to “Unboxing: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Animation Legends Blind Bag”
Got one a couple of years ago, used to see it on the TV in the early 90s now and then over the years. Even though it’s an all ages production, there’s just something uniquely charming about the 1993 AOSTH that none of the other ones had like Sonix X, the French made one called Sonic Underground and SATAM (I think it is called, which seems to be fairly popular in the US, but mostly unknown in the UK for the time).
A lot of memorable characters like Wes Weasley the sales guy of the H.D.L.S.V.A.D.L company (see the 12th episode ‘Birth of a Salesman’) here > https://youtu.be/l-_AEV55SHg
Dr. Robotnik of course (who just sounds a lot better with his traditional original British style accent) courtesy of Long John Baldry, Deem Bristow did a great job on the Dreamcast Sonic Adventure series too though.
Scratch and Grounder (just isn’t the same without those two).
The Top Bears duo who sound like that Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
That military guy, Sgt Doberman.
Profoessor Von Schlemmer.
All quite unique, memorable and well written characters.