Saturday, 13 August 2011

Classic Tails Can Party Like It's 1992

I'm back with another of the Jazwares Sonic 20th Anniversary figures! This time we're looking at an old favorite: Classic Tails and Grabber from 1992. This has got to be one of my favorite figures yet, as it represents my favorite Sonic game and includes a badnik from my favorite zone, Chemical Plant. Tails looks great. He has that wide-eyed happy Japanese design and looks great next to the classic Sonic figure.

Like Moto Bug, Grabber matches his Sonic Generations redesign. I would have liked some metallic paint on him, but the black and yellow looks fine. I only wish there was a way to hang him from above so he could drop down onto the heroes. Maybe I'll find some thread and beeswax (if people still use beeswax in 2011). Until then, he will be a ground dwelling spider.

Overall, Tails is a must own figure from the collection. Not perfect, but it's the best (and only) Tails action figure in the classic design. This is one of the toys I would have loved to have back in the early 90's. Unfortunately, Sonic just didn't have figures in the Genesis era. Despite being 20 years late, I'm still very happy to finally see the original Sonic stars in action figure form. I can't wait to see what else Jazwares has planned for the classic line. We know there will be Eggman, but how about Knuckles, Amy and Metal? We shall see...

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