While Sega was seeking a flagship series to compete with Nintendo’s Mario series with a character to replace Alex Kidd as the company’s mascot, several character designs were submitted by its research and development department. Many results came forth from their experiments with character design, including an armadillo (who was later developed into Mighty the Armadillo), a dog, a Theodore Roosevelt look-alike in pajamas (who would later be the basis of Dr. Robotnik/Eggman’s design), and a rabbit (who would use its extendable ears to collect objects, an aspect later incorporated in Ristar). Naoto Ohshima took some of these internal designs with him on a trip to New York City and sought feedback by asking random passersby at Central Park their opinions; of the designs, the spiky teal hedgehog, initially codenamed “Mr. Needlemouse”, led this informal poll, followed by Eggman and the dog character. Ohshima felt that people selected it because it “transcends race and gender and things like that”. On return to Japan, Ohshima pitched this to the department, and the hedgehog was ultimately selected as the new mascot.
Christmas is the eve which is very much awaited by every American. Children love to color pages of reindeer. It is called the Santa Claus carrier. With Christmas pages they also start with the celebrations. Kids also learn how to master motor skills like eye-hand coordination and hand dexterity etc. moreover it helps in building up a huge level of confidence among children. So now when Christmas is quickly approaching, you can start by taking out prints of reindeer pages for your kids. Moreover kids can engage themselves with these pages during their holidays. Otherwise they may get bored due to non-availability of any fruitful activity. Kids can also color pages online. Manny and his talking team of tools will help anyone at a moments notice although his next door neighbour Mr Lopart is too proud to ask for help and always gets himself embarrassed by his efforts! Pride before a fall as they say. My boys bedroom is covered in his colorful works and it has been great to watch his development, especially his improvements in writing his name. He has really come on well and I know one day soon I will be packing them up and storing them in my memories box to remind me of happy times!