The Ridiculous TV Shaped Like Sonic the Hedgehog

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Japan is known for its fair share of weird video games and their accessories, but their crowning achievement seems to be this ass-ugly television set shaped like Sonic the Hedgehog’s melon.

In case you’ve ever wondered why televisions are shaped like, y’know, TVs and not in all manner of bizarre shapes, let this photo enlighten you:

It’s like a crash course in hideous product design. It also came with a built-in Dreamcast and a few peripherals, and while that’s kinda neat, it doesn’t change the fact that it was about four times the price of a Dreamcast by itself (and you most likely already had a TV to hook it up to), the screen was only 14″, it probably didn’t fit on any entertainment center shelf ever, and it looks like some designer took a picture of his balls, turned them sideways, and Photoshopped them blue.