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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hit theaters on April 8 and the animated movie had an extremely successful launch weekend. In just a few short days, it’s redefined the benchmark of video game adaptations, accumulating $141 million globally.
The new Sonic movie is now playing in theaters and will arrive on streaming platforms when it lands on Paramount+ later this year. Sega also recently announced Sonic Origins, a new Sonic game set to release on June 23, as part of Sonic’s 31st birthday celebration. Fans can expect Sonic Origins to be a remastered collection of four original games, namely, Sonic The Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD.
The success of the film and the newly announced game have also spawned new searches for Sonic the Hedgehog merch online.
Whether it’s a T-shirt you can wear to the theater or a plushie to add to your at-home collection, we’ve rounded the best Sonic merch down below — even if you’re a Knuckles fan.
How to Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 follows Sonic on his quest to become a “real” superhero, right where the first movie dropped off. Things get complicated when the speedster’s original enemy Dr. Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey) makes a surprising comeback with a new evil hedgehog ally (played by Idris Elba) in tow. Sonic and his friends embark on a classic quest of good against evil as they work to uncover a mystical emerald that has the power to wipe out the entirety of civilization.
Ready to watch the movie? Right now, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is showing exclusively in cinemas, meaning you can’t find it on any streaming platforms yet. Head to Fandango to snag your seats for the sequel.
How to Stream Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Online
Want to stream the new Sonic movie online? Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is set to arrive on Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical release in the United States, so expect to see the movie pop up sometime around May 23 online.
You can sign up for a Paramount+ plan now for just $4.99 (after a 7-day free trial) and be prepared for when Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives to stream online.
The Best Sonic the Hedgehog Merch
There is a lot of Sonic the Hedgehog merch available online, and we’ve rounded up the best and coolest options below.
1. Sega Genesis Sonic The Hedgehog Hat
This cobalt blue-toned hat features a pixelated Sonic on its front and the words “Don’t Blink” embroidered on the back. It’s got a snapback adjustable fit and is designed to fit everyone from teens to adults. Sonic fans on Amazon loved it too, giving it a high 4.8-star rating and complimenting its durable build.
2. Hot Topic Knuckles the Echidna T-Shirt
Hot Topic has a wide variety of Sonic the Hedgehog merch online, including socks, T-shirts and plushies. We recommend this Hot Topic Knuckles T-shirt, available in five different colors and multiple sizes.
It’s got Sonic the Hedgehog’s villain embroidered on its front along with a backdrop of sparkling jewels, straight from the movie as well. The material is all cotton so it’s breathable and comfy, great as the weather warms up. As of this writing, this T-shirt is also on sale at 20% off.
3. Sonic the Hedgehog Cable Guy Device Holder
If you’re a gamer, this Sonic the Hedgehog device holder is for you. This Sonic figurine is true to form and comes with a sturdy base so it won’t wobble on your desk or bookshelf. It can hold both Playstation and Xbox controllers, plus your smartphone if you wish. You can even use this Sonic figurine to hold your device as it charges.
4. Sonic Forces (Nintendo Switch)
If you’re a fan of the movies, you know that Sonic the Hedgehog was originally a video game series by SEGA. While you wait in anticipation for the newest Sonic game, Sonic Frontiers, why not play some Sonic Forces to prepare for the release. Sonic Forces can be purchased on Amazon for either your Nintendo Switch or Xbox.
Similar to the movies, Sonic has to fight an evil supervillain with his army of friends in a quest to restore balance to the world. The game’s best feature is the ability to create your own customized Sonic character. It’s fast-paced, full of surprises and filled with action.
5. Sonic Build-A-Bear Plush
Build-A-Bear makes a ton of plush toys and you can even get them online if you don’t have a store near you.
This Sonic plush can be purchased either stuffed or unstuffed (if you want to make the trip to the store). Feel free to also add accessories, clothing and sounds to personalize your new plush — there is a bunch of Sonic-themed clothing items available.
You’ll even like the design which features the speedster’s iconic blue fur as well as the movie’s logo on its white paw pads.
6. Sonic Necklace Pendant
Etsy has several small shops that make their own Sonic the Hedgehog merch, but we recommend this particular store that makes Sonic chains and pendants.
You’ll get a Sonic charm and you can personalize it with your initial or the initial of your giftee. You’ll even be able to decide the necklace length as well as the color of the attached pearl bead. Each necklace is handmade and delivered in a small gift bag. It’s got a clasp hook closure too, making sure it stays secure around your neck.