Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Sonic the Hedgehog returns to Macy’s Thanksgiving, about 30 years after the two were injured

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Sonic the hedgehog Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons have a chaotic but thrilling history. He was the first video game character to be described as a Macy’s Thanksgiving balloon, but it is also the most deleted balloon in the history of the parade. And now he’s back.

He first appeared in the Thanksgiving parade in 1993 as a 64-foot-high balloon filled with helium and hope, but strong winds turned his debut into a catastrophe. In a twist that appeared to be adjusted by Eggman himself, Sonic was stabbed in the eye by a ramp post, and the fallen debris injured an off-duty police officer and a 10-year-old girl (both fine and don’t worry). rice field).

Sonic at the 1993 parade
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But they fixed the Blue Blur and he reappeared in 1994 and 1995 — but the same thing happened in 1995 and Sonic was stabbed into a tree. For some reason, Sega did not learn from either of these disasters, and Sonic reappeared in 1996 and 1997, and then retired primarily due to all the holes in his face.