Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Elusive McDonalds Eggman Toy Appears Once Again!

Regulars to SEGA Memories should know about the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 McDonalds toys and how Japanese fans were treated to a very different looking Eggman toy. Gagaman covered it not too long ago. While Westerners received an Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog design of Robotnik, the Japanese received the original in-game Eggman design. Since 1993, the alternate Eggman toy occasionally appeared in books (as Gagaman mentions in the above link), the Sonic 10th Birthday Pack and online. Most recently, the McDonalds Eggman appeared in an online auction at The auction also includes Sonic, and both toys are unopened. The only downside, the price is set at over $50 and that doesn't even include whatever shipping is. Still, it's great to see more images of this elusive toy! After the break, check out two more images of Eggman and Sonic.

The toys in their protective baggies:

The inserts complete with goofy drawings of the toys:

As online auctions don't last forever, and some crazy Sonic fan will soon drop $50+ on two McDonalds toys, consider this post as archival proof of the elusive Bigfoot- er, I mean Eggman.


Anonymous said...

WOW. Even Sonic is different! The Japanese one's eyes are sculpted more open and the black parts are bigger as well! Interesting.

Barry the Nomad said...

You're right! Good eye!

Comparing the Japanese Sonic toy to my own US one, the brow on the US version extends to the nose and the eyes are slightly smaller.