Bellingham, WA - Just like some of the real-life products they represent, these gamer and anime soaps could soon become collectors' items.
DigitalSoaps is offering a last-chance to get its SEGA and Rilakkuma licensed soaps.
"We've decided to end our licenses with these companies for the time being," said owner Chrystal Doucette. "Working with SEGA and with SAN-X, has been a great pleasure these past two years."
Products that are soon to be discontinued include the Sega Genesis Controller Soap, Sonic the Hedgehog Cartridge Soaps, Altered Beast Cartridge Soaps, and Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma soaps.
"We've seen these soaps make it to Hot Topic, as well as smaller specialty stores across the U.S.," Doucette said. "Hopefully at some point we will be able to bring them back."
Rilakkuma Licensed Soaps will be available through the end of March.
The SEGA Genesis soaps are particularly meaningful to Doucette for the nostalgia they represent.
"I spent so many hours playing Sonic the Hedgehog. I remember being amazed at how fast he could spin across the screen," she said. "It seemed like the screen couldn't keep up. I'd never experienced that kind of speed with any other game."
Altered Beast was another favorite.
"I wasn't that good at it, but I loved it anyway," she said. "The catch phrases, like 'Welcome to your doom,' and 'Rise from your grave,' have stuck with me."
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