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Game Gear Hand / Promotional Item
Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:48 am
Got this some time ago.

A cheesy, giant, french promotional item meant to hold a Game Gear in shops.
It says "SEGA GAME GEAR - La couleur c'est plus fort que toi" ("Color is stronger than you", the famous Sega catch line at that time was "Sega is stronger than you").
I'll have to take pictures with a Game Gear to refer to the scale. It's about 50 cm wide and 70 cm high.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:59 pm
Just curious.. what purpose does the little cut out bit between the 2 fingers serve as? does it hold something?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:26 pm
Yes, the Game Gear has a sort of handle on the back.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:50 pm
Looks very nice!
Liked it so much, way more creative than today Ads...
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Cool, glad you got it (it was me who posted the link wasnt it?)
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:50 pm
New picture with a Game Gear inserted in

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:22 pm
Cheesy? No.... inspired!
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:49 pm
No rush to put the photo up then? :P

Very classy. It reeks of the 90's but in a good way. I hope you have this somewhere in your house where all visitors can admire it's majesty. :)
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:39 pm
Last edited by gallos_11 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:31 pm; edited 1 time in total
Something similar (but less cool) was used in US at promotional event.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:35 pm
Wow very cool to see. Thanks for sharing buddy.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:06 pm
Last edited by gallos_11 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:30 pm; edited 1 time in total
Source:
http://segabits.com/blog/2012/05/28/monday-memories-game-gear-promotional-events-of-the-90s/

By the way, in the article there's a mention of specially marked GG balls...
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At the event, SEGA had several kiddie pools filled with many foam balls, and only sixty specially marked balls. If the contestant found one of the specially marked foam balls, they won a free Game Gear with some software titles.

I had found a photo of these balls in the past but didn't know their usage until now. Unfortunately I can't remember the source.
Do we have any lucky members who won a GG? :)
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:34 pm
I sort of remember the hand from adds in video game magazines or am I hallucinating? great item for a gg collection.
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