I apologize for the lack of non-Sonic SEGA posts over the past year, but you gotta believe me: it's not my fault! SEGA has been celebrating Sonic's 20th in a huge way, by offering up amazing classic figures, statues and books. Heck, we've yet to even see the release of Sonic Generations and we've already seen loads of awesome nostalgic merch. Thankfully, it appears Jazwares Sonic 20th Anniversary line is winding down, but it is winding down in a big way. They've released an excellent 10" classic Sonic figure!
Picked this up from Toys R Us for $19.99, labeled a store exclusive. I have very few negatives regarding the figure. I've never been a fan of the waist pivot point cutting the belly circle in two, and I wish they would have included extra hands (thumbs up, peace sign, pointer finger) so fans can replicate the box art poses. Aside from that, everything else is perfect! The likeness is spot on, the articulation is great and Sonic stands well on his own.
Thanks to the many joints, Sonic can pull off a running pose! Even though he is leaning against the cabinet.
When stood next to all the other classic Sonic figures released over the past few years, you can really get a sense of just how important it is to nail down the likeness of Sonic. I'd say the most perfect of the bunch would have to be 10". However the tiny PVC figure and the vinyl figure, both from First4Figures (the people behind those pricey statues), went with more of a Japanese design.
So if you're a Sonic fan, pick up 10" classic Sonic. It really is a great figure. Other notable must haves? The classic Eggman and Eggrobo pack and the Super Sonic two pack. What's next from Jazwares? A Sonic and Amy classic 3" figure comic pack! Stay tuned.