Sally Acorn plushie w/vest listed on eBay this morning
Princess Sally Acorn, one of Sonic’s original love interests, has long been one of the rarest and most highly-sought after characters in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog merchandise. Whether you love her or hate her, she can’t be ignored by a collector. Items resembling the royal squirrel… chipmunk…. rodenty-thing always draw a crowd — and extreme prices — whenever they do pop up.
If you did in fact just hear a popping noise, it was probably the sound of deep-walleted collectors flocking to their computers, because a plushie of Sally Acorn was listed on eBay this morning. According to the description details, the doll is one of the medium series (13” tall) and has minimal wear and tear, along with its original vest. The auction is opening at $100 AUD and will run throughout the rest of the week.
This item, like most Sally-related memorabilia, came from the Sega World amusement park in Sydney, Australia. Sally, along with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Robotnik, was one of the park’s mascots and subsequently had an extensive line of merchandise featuring her visage. Some items (usually clothing and accessories) nailed her design dead-on; others, such as most of the toys, diiiiiidn’t quite translate her well into three dimensions. Sally’s plushies are notoriously ugly, but nevertheless they remain hot targets for collectors.
In total, there are four varieties of Sally plush: Large, medium, small, and a plush hand puppet. All four types are extremely rare, but the largest of the group tends to pull the highest prices, if just on the basis that it’s a jumbo-size doll. Additionally, Sally’s plushies originally had her iconic blue vest, many of which have been lost over the years. Any plush that still retains its matching vest is considered even more rare, which incites even higher bids.
Luckily for you guys, I already have all four of these plushies, which is why I’m signal boosting this auction at all. The last time a Sally doll that still had its vest graced eBay, the winning bidder forked over $1,000 to claim their prize. Right now the plush in the listing isn’t that expensive (yes, $100 is cheap for a Sally doll), but who knows what’s going to happen at the end of the week. If this is a collectible you’ve been pining for and happen to have some excess money to kick around, now’s your chance while it’s available at all!
I do not own Sally Acorn or any other Sonic-related character, as they are all © Sega.
Although I do own several Sally plushies, I do not own the one that’s being auctioned off today; the listing is run by mychildrulz, whom I have bought several items from in the past, and each transaction was always pleasant.