Monstrously bad Sonic commercial advertises monstrously bad McDonald’s toys

Sonic really has been in some shit down the years. That god-awful early 90s cartoon series. The bloody horrendous werewolf game. That time he murdered an Emerald Hill Zone hooker. We kid, we kid. Nothing, though, tops a monstrosity of a 2004 McDonald’s advert which aired in Pakistan. In it, our miscoloured hedgehog tries to shill the most comically misshapen, crappy toys you’ve ever seen. Just wait until you see the CG. It’ll scar your eye holes for the rest of eternity.

Pretty special, eh? And we of course use the word ‘special’ in the glue-sniffing sense. Not only do the computer effects look like they’ve been knocked up by a blind person using a pocket calculator, but the toys themselves are an abomination against everything good and pure in this world.

While the US have been treated to a range of passable Sonic toys in their Happy Meals down the years, Sega enthusiasts in Pakistan had to put up with something that looks a bit like a blue toilet seat with demon eyes…

Above: Kill it! Kill it with liquid nitrogen!

Still, the advert is so offensively bad, it’s kinda brilliant. Plus, looking at a CG Knuckles, who appears to have been run over by several automobiles before receiving a lobotomy, doesn’t half make us want some chicken nuggets.

Source: Kotaku 

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Jan 19, 2010




  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - February 1, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    That's got to be fake.
  • batmanboy11 - January 22, 2011 11:54 p.m.

  • TheDeathishRainbow - January 22, 2011 2:55 a.m.

    Y'know, that Sonic skateboarding game looks exactly like a Tony Hawk one they had at McDonald's a long time ago 'cept the color scheme is different.
  • TheShortKid95 - January 22, 2011 2:34 a.m.

  • FourassedGump - January 22, 2011 1:06 a.m.

    i mean Rogue
  • FourassedGump - January 22, 2011 1:03 a.m.

    At 17 seconds, that thing is supposed to be rouge. WTF
  • HomieT23 - January 20, 2011 1 a.m.

    >in Pakistan Well there's your problem!
  • LTwitt3R - January 20, 2011 12:27 a.m.

    Oh my... that looks shockingly bad, though I'm curious if someone would review these games :P
  • SuperStingray - January 19, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    Don't knock the early cartoon series, those were cool. At least go for Underground or Sonic X.
  • AlpineGuy - January 19, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    Bahaha, reminds me of when I used to live in Mongolia, except these are actually *licensed* abominations.
  • NeoKef - January 19, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    Speak of the devil, I actually had some of these when. Back probably in 2004 (I can't remember), the McDonals down in Panama were selling the same toys with their kids meals as well. I had Sonic, Cream, Amy, and Tails and they weren't that great.
  • 8bitBaby - January 19, 2011 3:04 p.m.

  • pr0tostar - January 19, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    GREEN PUFFGRABBER CATCH. ..sounds like Suda51 directed these nostagically classy vintage handhelds. I can appreciate that ;)
  • Omgbbq - January 19, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    Mario is uninteresting and has no back story whatsoever, to the point where fans actually MAKE UP a story for him. But he has great games. Sonic is an edgy character, and all his furry friends can redeem themselves, every single one, if done right. Yes, even Big the Cat. But not Amy, she's eternally damned. Stop killing him. We love him.
  • FauxFurry - January 19, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    That commercial didn't scar my eyes at all.It hardly irritated their surfaces despite its annoyance factor. That's the result of spending so much time on the internet over the years,I suppose. It merely left them a little cross. You over-sold how terrible it would be.I think I've been cheated. The Sonic the Hedgehog characters have already been rendered as 3-D models since the late 1990s. Even if the McDonald's corporation didn't want to spring for the shiny new models from Sonic Colors,they could have taken the 2nd hand Xbox version of Sonic Heroes models or,if they're really feeling as cheap as those pack-in toys looked,settle for the Dreamcast Sonic Adventure models. All of the ads for Nintendo merchandise back in the 1980s at least had the excuse that sprite graphics don't make for compelling TV so hastily whipped up scribblings were par for the course.
  • Japanaman - January 19, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    I'm hatin' it! And now I'm scarred for life!
  • RideZeLitenin - January 19, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Ahh please don't ever do this with Nintendo!!!
  • Cyber6x - January 19, 2011 12:06 p.m.

    The top comment on the video. "Shadow Basket ball - Its because he's black isn't it?"
  • NaughtySnape - January 19, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    That last picture hurts me
  • NeelEvil - January 19, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    Awesome. You going to review the actual games?

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