RUMOR: Sonic #226 Cover Spotted?

RUMOR: Sonic #226 Cover Spotted?

by February 11, 2011

Possible Sighting at 2011 Toy Fair

Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself whether an early cover from Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog #226 may have accidentally been revealed.

The shots were recorded at the Toy Fair 2011 in London, judging from the heavy accents we hear in the background.  They were found on Youtube by Bumbleking scener Adamis.  Take note at the :27 mark, where we appear to see a figurine/comic combo back.  The background cover art is nothing like we’ve seen recently.  There appears to be Archie and Genesis brands on the left side, and a cover eerily similar to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I–or even the original box art for the 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog.  Keep in mind that issue 226 will be released in June, the month of Sonic’s 20th anniversary.

Judge for yourself below.  Since the distinguishing marks are a bit muddy, we’ll file this under rumor, though we’re fairly inclined to believe a retro cover is in the works. It’s worth noting in light of this that the International Toy Fair in New York City begins Sunday, where we are sure to see more to come from Jazwares and other manufacturers. We’ll pass along anything noteworthy from there.