1999 is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. He one of the Spirits of the Years Past and is responsible for leading his corresponding year on its intended course.
1999 resembles a human toddler, being very short and having child-like proportions. He wears a diaper, and, like all the other Spirits of the Years Past, he dons a banner with his name on it.
1999 came into being shortly before the New Year's Even of 1999. When 1999 had to enter the Time Stream though, he was coshed with a black pudding by 1930, who wanted to return his time by taking 1999's place in the Time Stream. As a result, the unstoppable Time Waster appeared, ravaging across 1999 and the other spirits' world. With the arrival and aid of Amy Rose and Tekno the Canary, 1930 was convinced not to enter the Time Stream, allowing 1999 to do so as he rightfully should and begin the new year.