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#1 Diggeh

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

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The History of Sonic the Hedgehog - $31.24


Authors: Marc Petronille, William Audureau (Pix'n Love)
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Udon Entertainment (January 1, 2012)


Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA's official mascot, The History of Sonic the Hedgehog is the ultimate guide to SEGA's spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page hardcover volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You'll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the "Blue Blur".


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#2 IzzyF3

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Thanks op. I really dig these kinds of books. Bummed that I missed the Megaman X book that's like $80+ now.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

This sounds like a MUST for TRUE Sonic fans!

Thanks for the heads up! I think I'll get it closer to release.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hardcover? 300 pages of Sonic? Well, shit. Ordered.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

omg u have no idea how many times i've drawn that exact picture of sonic lol. in for 1
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Very cool!
I'll definitely pick this up. :)
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

Preordered. Thanks!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks op. I really dig these kinds of books. Bummed that I missed the Megaman X book that's like $80+ now.

They're being reprinted dunno when. The classic series/zero series and okami book have been reprited already and are back down to $20

#9 Zaku77

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Since this is Udon and all we can expect this at some point next year... lol

#10 Vinny

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

I thought the part "Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA's official mascot" was kinda funny... because you know, Sonic sucked for most of those years and there really isn't much of celebrate.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

Thanks OP! I've been waiting for this to get translated to English. I'm super pumped.

#12 jollydwarf

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

No ChrisChan chapter, no buy.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

I bet this book has a sad ending.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

Oooooo! I might have to get this. How do pre-orders work on Amazon, especially if I use a gift card?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:02 PM

wait i always thought i was the same age as sonic, he's a year younger than me.
Now i feel old. I might just order this book.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

nice, i preordered it without hesitation

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#17 PublikDefender

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:58 AM

wow, since when does udon print hardcovers? took them long enough. i'll start buying their books in the future as long as this continues.

#18 Nohbdy

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

I thought the part "Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA's official mascot" was kinda funny... because you know, Sonic sucked for most of those years and there really isn't much of celebrate.

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Last I heard, Sonic the Hedgehog PS3/360 came out in 2006. "Most" you say?

#19 maximumzero

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:35 AM

I wonder if they address Sonic's lack of a major game between 1995 and 1998, and the series' dip in quality in the mid-2000s.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

No ChrisChan chapter, no buy.


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#21 technicalstylez

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:26 PM

they did a hardcover of the darksiders artbook as well, except that one was major spensive.

wow, since when does udon print hardcovers? took them long enough. i'll start buying their books in the future as long as this continues.


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#22 z3razerviper

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Here is the cliffnotes version
Sonic 1 ---- BLAST PROCESSING!!!!!!
Sonic 2 awesome even if sonic did get some tail
Sonic 3 good but he looked funny
Lockon tech
Sonic CD Awesome again
Suck
Suck
Suck
Suck
Some good gba games
Suck
Suck
Suck
A kart game, some tennis and a gold from the olympics
Suck
Suck
Suck
Sonic generations decent

I have now saved 30 dollars

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

Thanks OP! This slipped under my radar and I love Udon books. FYI for anyone that hasn't pre-ordered a Udon art book, there is a very good chance this will get pushed back to the end of the year or early next year as almost everything I have pre-ordered by Udon gets pushed back by 4-6 months. Just a heads up if someone is getting this for a gift for someone else.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:50 PM

wow, since when does udon print hardcovers? took them long enough. i'll start buying their books in the future as long as this continues.

Technically, this isn't by Udon. It's the English version of a French book made by Pix'N Love. Udon seems to just be the publisher for the US version.

By the way, here's a review of the book that pretty much mentions what it contains and has some preview pictures of what's inside.

I pre-ordered last night since I might as well take advantage of it being on sale from $45/$50, especially since $32 is a good deal for a 300 pg. history/art book.
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#25 Wompdevil

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:53 PM

Technically, this isn't by Udon. It's the English version of a French book made by Pix'N Love. Udon seems to just be the publisher for the US version.

By the way, here's a review of the book that pretty much mentions what it contains and has some preview pictures of what's inside.

I pre-ordered last night since I might as well take advantage of it being on sale from $45/$50, especially since $32 is a good deal for a 300 pg. history/art book.


Yup, unless it is a tribute art book, a handbook or comics, Udon books are mostly translations or collections of Japanese (in this case French) art books

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

I thought the part "Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA's official mascot" was kinda funny... because you know, Sonic sucked for most of those years and there really isn't much of celebrate.

*Puts on flame retardant suit.*

Here is the cliffnotes version
Sonic 1 ---- BLAST PROCESSING!!!!!!
Sonic 2 awesome even if sonic did get some tail
Sonic 3 good but he looked funny
Lockon tech
Sonic CD Awesome again
Suck
BLAH BLAH BLAH STFU

I have now saved 30 dollars



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Anyway... will definitely be buying this. Been a huge Sonic fan through the good times and the bad, and STILL a fan. No fair-weather here. :D

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#27 thenutman69321

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

Last I heard, Sonic the Hedgehog PS3/360 came out in 2006. "Most" you say?

You're just proving his point since that game sucked.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Strapped for cash, but will keep this in mind for the future. Thanks OP.
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$60 for FIVE kick ass games? With a BUNCH of extras?

And some of you are COMPLAINING about the price?

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#29 z3razerviper

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:41 AM

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Anyway... will definitely be buying this. Been a huge Sonic fan through the good times and the bad, and STILL a fan. No fair-weather here. :D


Dont read my post the wrong way i have supported sonic thru thick and thin but some times sega made it really......really hard ;D

#30 Xtrminatr

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:43 AM

They will show the first 3 games on the first ten pages, then the other 290 pages will be pictures of a piece of shit repeated over and over.

Edit: before any huge sonic fans try to bash me over this post, it was a joke.