Cruel Joke, or Toy Tie-In?
The follow up to yesterday’s news about a new character spotted in creative for Sonic Boom just got weird. How would you like some Lego in your blue dude attitude? What about Darth Vader?
— The Sonic Stadium (@sonicstadium) May 14, 2014
— The Sonic Stadium (@sonicstadium) May 15, 2014
These images, spotted in further research by Sonic Stadium’s Shadzter, showcase Sonic and Tails behind the backdrop of the Death Star. It’s easy to wonder if Boom will have that kind of a tie-in, especially given the success of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which had cross promotion between Sonic and Disney property Wreck-it Ralph, it’s not totally out of the realm of possibility. Disney, for reference now owns the Star Wars franchise.
The easier solution is that this is all-encompassing creative for Tomy, the toy manufacturer that has the Sonic Boom rights, and also has numerous market rights to produce Star Wars branded merchandise. What the creative is for is anyone’s guess. It could be for an upcoming toy conference. It could, theoretically, be for E3. It could also be the work of an elaborate hoaxer with access to material from both properties. With little information to go on at this point, it’s hard to say for certain.
That said, we’re fairly confident Sonic won’t cross with Star Wars in Sonic Boom. But we will continue to follow developments.