While most of gaming’s publishers and developers were busy revealing their upcoming projects, Sega was busy doing something else entirely. And I’m sure you weren’t expecting kitchenware….but, here we are! Sega started a crowdfunding campaign for a toaster that will burn Sonic’s image into your morning toast.
Every year at E3, publishers large and small announce fantastic new games.
This year, we're changing it up a bit.
Presenting the all-new…
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) June 12, 2018
The crowdfunding campaign is actually taking place through Sega’s own online shop versus Kickstarter, but it looks to be about the same premise. In order to ship, they must sell 1,000 toasters, which are being sold for $34.95, by July 12, 2018. As of the time of this writing, 384 units have already been sold. Here is Sega’s own description of their Sonic the Hedgehog toaster:
Are you tired of the same old toast? Do you find yourself constantly on the go and need a quick breakfast before you head out to collect those rings? Well, do we have the toaster for you! This SEGA Shop exclusive Sonic Toaster burns Sonic’s face onto your piece of toast every morning. We need to sell 1000 toasters to make this happen, so make sure to pick one up and tell your friends about this amazing, limited edition toaster! If we reach our goal, the toasters will ship 10/1/2018.
Gotta Toast Fast!
If completely funded, the Sonic toasters will ship around the beginning of October, but they are only available to be shipped to the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.
It’s definitely not the oddest thing to have been crowdfunded, but, judging by the pictures, it doesn’t look like it makes the best toast….unless you like a charred Sonic on your breakfast. But, it is a cool collector’s item nonetheless!
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