US resident’s Sonic the Hedgehog collection wins Guinness World Record. Watch | Tendency
A US resident who has been collecting Sonic the Hedgehog memorabilia for 30 years has entered the Guinness World Records after his assortment totaled 3,050 items. Barry Evans, who loves the game, snagged the title of “greatest collection of Sonic the Hedgehog memorabilia”. Guinness World Records shared the achievement via its official Twitter account.
“New record: largest collection of Sonic The Hedgehog memorabilia – 3,050 items belonging to Barry Evans (USA). The collection took over 30 years to build and now occupies a room adjacent to Barry’s house! reads the caption of the video posted on Twitter by Guinness World Records.
According to a blog by Guinness World RecordsSonic the Hedgehog 2 is the first video game purchased by Evans and his favorite game.
It all started when Evans first played a SEGA Genesis in 1991. “I was 23, and my best friend just got a new apartment, and he bought a SEGA Genesis. We started playing there. playing for a little while and we liked it so much the next day I went out and bought my own,” he told GWR.
The blog further mentioned that Evans’ first merchandise item was a container of Sonic chewing gum which he purchased in 1993. “Later I saw a poster and some other toys, and I just started decorating my room with it,” Evans added.
In addition to collecting items, Evans also creates them. In 1993, he built an arcade machine to play Sonic the Hedgehog 2 the old fashioned way. As his collection grew, he recreated his childhood arcade, known as Yesterdays – Sonic 1992’s Game Room and Museum.
Barry Evans also owns a piece of molding machine which was used to create plastic toys of the blue character distributed in UK Burger King restaurants.
One of the most recent additions to his collection is a rare 1992 Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails plush walkie-talkie set he ordered in Japan for $1,700.
Watch the video below:
The video that shows off Barry Evans’ Sonic the Hedgehog memorabilia collection was released a few hours ago. Since it was shared, it has received over 800 views.
“It was just amazing to have Guinness World Records give me the credit for my collection. To have my collection recognized by Guinness World Records is something that fills me with life,” Barry Evans told Guinness World Records.