Sonic Spinball Statue

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  1. Nerdsticks

    Nerdsticks TowersStreet Member

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    Ever wondered what happened to the Sonic Spinball Statue that proudly stood outside the entrance? Reddit user /u/Unique_Marsupial2253 states that during his time working at the towers last year, he found him suffering from decay "outside the employee's area"


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    I wonder what use they have in even keeping him, can they even auction it off due to licensing issues? I'm very surprised he's still there. I also did not expect to see random Lego tidbits here either.
     
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  2. jon81uk

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    For a season or two there was a Lego store in what is now the Freestyle outlet opposite Wickerman. I think they still sell some Lego in the Mutiny Bay Shoppe.
     
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  3. evilcod

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    Didn't realise this was so exciting so didn't post it but yeah I bumped into him last season and got a better photo.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
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    "Did you hear about the Hedgehog with no nose?"
    "How does he smell?"
    etc.
     
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  5. Nerdsticks

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    That is a much better photo. Thanks for sharing. Must have been pretty late in the first photo cause I honestly thought the photo was taken inside and the photographer got confused.
     
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  6. Ben

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    There were 2 statues created. The other currently resides in the National Video Game Museum in Sheffield.
     
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  7. OilyWater

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    They’re probably just mass produced and Id bet there’s more than 2 kicking around in the world.
     
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  8. evilcod

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    No actual source so take as you will but according to Generic Twitter Geek #6 there were over 500 produced in the early 2000s.
     
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    It’s a bit odd that they just moved it next to the staff building. I would have expected it to either be dumped in a skip, or dumped behind spinball to then appear in a scaremaze in a few years like most old towers theming.

    also no idea why it’s got those lego men next to it, I don’t recall seeing them anyone on park, I’m sure in the lego shop it had those big lego models which are now in he mutiny may shop/towers trading.

    also like most things at towers it’s nice to see its being well looked after
     
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  10. jon81uk

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    I would be almost certain that once the license ended they can't use Sonic in a guest area any longer. I really don't think Sega would be impressed if Sonic re-appeared in a scare maze.
    But sitting backstage seems OK, it looks like staff have been touching his nose for luck though.
     
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    The Lego characters are old animations from Legoland Windsor, the Brick Bros!
     
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    Wonder how they’ve ended up at Magic HQ at towers.
     
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    Leek signs have just shared on Facebook a photo of some CBeebies land boards they've dropped off at Towers, and Sonic is visible in the background. Looks the same as in @evilcod's photo.
     
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