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Badnik Mechanic

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  1. (Twitter link)

    Whilst preparing a new Badnik Mechanic episode... I was building a Knuckles figure out of small Lego like blocks and... it went wrong...

    I warn you... there is no going back when you click the link...




    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Oh god Nanoblocks, they're so fiddly and prone to falling apart.

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      These ones are surprisingly durable.

      I've been expecting the whole lot to fall apart but I'm surprised at how well they're holding up.

    3. The Master

      The Master

      Its like Mike Wazowski meets Knuckles.

  2. (tweet link).

    I just got asked out on a date by Sonic the Hedgehog



    1. The Master

      The Master

      Did you say yes?

    2. WhoYouDontThinkIAm


      I'd say yes, I've heard Sonic has some massive clout in the world of online message boards.

  3. Everybody knows the Sonic 06 topic was the Sonic Adventure 3 discussion topic.

    1. SaturnWolf


      The real SA3 topic was the friends we made along the way

  4. Oh boy!

    1. Graystripe2000
    2. StaticMania


      Seems like a thing is happening.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh boy it's certainly going on right now!

    4. Thigolf


      Aw yeah, this happening!

    5. Jack-al


      Oh boy! Sonic Forces 2 is happening after all!

    6. Jack-al


      It's reaaaaal. SONIC FORCES 2 GAMES IN 1


    7. TheOcelot
    8. Supah Berry
    9. Plumbers_Helper
  5. For some reason I'm no longer a retired staff member.

    1. The Master

      The Master

      You're the Solid Snake of the forum now, pulled out of retirement.

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      You're a retired retired staff member!

  6. So the owner of the Sonic statue in the mountains called me and shared some new information...

  7. (Pic/Link in status) There is a new official Sonic Shirt that depicts Eggman as a skeleton standing in a graveyard.



    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      "So does anyone know why there's a f***ing pyramid in San Francisco?"

      Because eggman built it that's why.

  8. AAUK just replied to a 9 year status update of mine!!



    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Man, I was just about to finish my first year of Uni back then. Time's goddamn flown.

    2. AAUK
  9. How are you sir... Hello!

    sonic is a favorite childhood game I remember playing it on a game console!

    I play it from a book!

  10. Some Sonic Nanoblock figures just got announced. (They look like mini Lego kits).


    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Oh shit, this is terrible for the LEGO Ideas thing that was going on.

  11. (vid) I decided to go through all the Sonic Adventure Remake rumours and.... lol!


    1. Plasme


      I just watched it now, it's a great video!

  12. Some of you may enjoy this, I took a look back at some of the most amazing Sonic Fan Reactions of all time.

    A lot of fun times and some amazing moments



  13. Was Sonic Boom 2011 the first Official Sonic Convention in the US?

    For some reason my Brain seems to think there was another one that was earlier?

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      As far as I know, it's the first official one

    2. PC the Hedgehog

      PC the Hedgehog

      I almost forgot Sonic Boom was a thing.

      I also forget, why haven't they tried another one? I recall them having a reason...

  14. Guys... We are sorta getting a Shadow Basketball action figure!


    1. Soniman




    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      When's the Tennis wave coming? I want to see official figures of Emmy and Rogue the Mouse.

    3. Tarnish




  15. I don't know why I made this...


  16. (vid) New Sonic Magazine & Figure collection announced: 


    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      And I thought £4.29 for the Ninjago mag was pricey.

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Your Vest Friend This is actually the most expensive one I've seen.

      Typically they cap out at £10-£12, normally those are the ones which come with large hardback graphic novels. 

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      The only thing I can think is that they don't plan to sustain the line in the long term, so they're hedging bets on charging more for these early ones since the product can (theoretically) justify it. 

    4. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      So one of my followers apparently collects this companies Doctor Who line... apparently the magazine is actually pretty good and well researched. 

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Knuckles' base is clearly Hidden Palace Zone. 

    6. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Blue Blood Wait are you... Kidding or for reals...

      Just I'm legitimately struggling to figure out what else it could be!

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Well it's not Flying Battery at least. That floor is just grey-purple with orange. Dunno where they got that from. 

    8. N000


      The Doctor Who magazine is very good and the figures are nice and weighty. The paint job can be a wee bit iffy but given that the Sonic characters are made of big block colours and shapes I think it'll work out far better than the tiny details on the Doctor Who humans and monsters.

      £16 is absolutely a steep price per issue compared to other ranges of this type. Especially if this doesn't extend into the modern brand we have a very limited pool of characters to pick from. If the magazines are as high quality as the Doctor Who ones there might just barely be enough in here to justify the price. I worry that a lot of consumers would be more likely to pick up a Totaku figure or something though.

    9. Blue Blood
    10. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Yeah, it's usually the case that merchandise doesn't typically cover both modern and classic (with very sparse exceptions). On a tangent to this, this is why I'm sceptical of that LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania set, but still. 

    11. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      @Blue Blood Oh man you're right it is!

      Better comparison shot is the section where Knuckles gets zapped! It matches the base exactly!

      Image result for sonic 3 knuckles electric shock

  17. (TWEET) 

    The Sonic Movie has a major problem... but we as fans have the chance to fix it.



    1. Tarnish


      Literally who?

    2. Solister




      Was Maddie ever announced before? I kinda liked her face.

    3. The Master

      The Master

      Thats Robotnik's latte guy right?

  18. Agent Stone 4 Smash!

  19. (vid) Diamond Select may have cancelled their Sonic toy line.


    1. SonicXtremeMania



  20. (Vid) This probably would be worth it's own discussion but... 

    I think you could probably give a very strong argument that Movie Sonic could and should replace Modern Sonic.


    1. Tarnish


      No...just no. And I already don't like "moder" Sonic's design that much either.

    2. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      The video has nothing to do with Sonics design.

      It's purely about all other aspects which make for a stronger brand. 

      And... Movie Sonic appears the stronger.

    3. Strickerx5


      At the risk of me just not fully understanding your opinion here, it sounds like you’re taking a lot of your main points from more of the recent movie marketing than anything. The thing about that is it’s really simple to edit a trailer in order to make it look good. To highlight  only the good things, rather than making the entire product out to be that positive. We’ve seen this done with the modern sonic games from the past decade as well. Promotional material can mean next to nothing when it comes to overall results from a story and world building perspective.

      So tbh, I wouldn’t even begin to consider the movie canon taking over the current game canon (even with how shit it is) until the actual movie comes out and either does or doesn’t expand on the details you listed in this video. I won’t deny that a lot of what has been laid out is interesting but if the movie falls flat on its face with it then yeah... probably not the best thing to move forward with.

      With the whole redesign, I think people are forgetting just how terrible that initial trailer was from every standpoint. Model withstanding, those scenes are still in the movie so, personally, I still can’t say I have too much stock in it turning out to be good.

      As for the movie bringing in the movie going audience for the game, I don’t think it’s the best idea to start changing the entire franchise to meet that group. If people can’t make the distinction between a game franchise that has been around for decades now to a single movie then excuse me if I don’t think that they should be the target audience here. They’re likely to completely drop the series without a second thought. Not to mention the notion that, if you just make the game good, you’ll probably end up catching the same crowd anyway.

      Again again, I’ll wait for the actual movie to say anything else. With how many twist and turns this franchise has seen, it might very well end up being better that the last decade of games. Hell, lord knows I don’t think very highly of those plots to begin with so it shouldn’t even be that hard. Though, I know first hand how easy it is for trailers and marketing to sale something only for the base product to be completely different so I’m not about to stick my claim in the ground this early on.

    4. Diogenes


      modern sonic's a mess at this point but the movie sonic universe just seems dull as shit. throw both out and do better.

  21. My contribution to the Sega clues right now.


  22. Everybody be gushing over Baby Sonic.

    I however am asking the important Sonic Movie questions!


  23. So... the Team Sonic Racing charity event made over £4000!

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