Posts tagged Toys
The Sonic Stadium has written an extensive article highlighting all the Sonic toys and merchandise that was featured at recent toy fairs in New York and Nuremberg. It looks like there’s going to be no shortage of things to buy for Sega and Sonic fans this year with several manufacturers developing new products for us to waste money on.
There’s all kinds of the usual Sonic figurines, models and plushes ranging from classic and modern Sonic to the comic universe, Sonic and the Black Knight and even All-Stars Racing Transformed related models and vehicles from Jazware. Then there’s more unique merchandise like a giant glowing ring, a boombox, small capsule toys, headphones, walkie talkies, masks, *deep breath* Roller Racers(?) and even Sonic Chess, which sounds pretty cool and would go nicely with my Sonic Monopoly board game.
So, anyone interested in any of this? Do you currently own some Sonic merchandise?
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Sega Addicts has learned via an anonymous tip that GameStop stores may be stocking action figures based on Sega’s upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines game. As shown in the photograph of the ‘Toys’ release list above, the action figures will retail at $19.99 each with a release date of May 1st this year, about two and a half months after the release of the game.
These lists are never definitive proof of any future event, but can often act as hints, such as Anarchy Reigns‘s reduced price point. If this is list is anything to go by, the three figures of Hicks, Hudson and an Alien Warrior are part of a first series of toys, suggesting more toys to be released in the future.
I still have some of my old Aliens toys around here somewhere, they’re pretty cool and I’d love to get my hands on some more. Reckon you’ll get some Colonial Marines toys? Let us know in the comments section below. Hit the jump to see the photograph in full.
This episode is dedicated to those Sega things that aren’t videogames: plushies, miniatures, figurines, dollar store Sonic balls, things that put power in your pocket, etc. In addition, there’s some discussion on recent Sega news and our expectations for E3, the Anarchy Reigns Japanese demo… oh and Tom finally plays DJ Boy! What did he think? Well, you’ll have to take a listen and find out!
The sharing of game concept art with fans is an important way for fans to understand how their favourite games developed into what the are today, as well as offering an insight into what might have been. A recent post on House of the Dead fan-site, The Website of the Dead, shows off some fantastic concept art for action figures, some released and some unreleased, based off the first two games by former Palisades Toys employee, Hack B. Nimble. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Earlier this month we reported the exciting news that a sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing may be in the works; so exciting in fact that the inevitable speculationof what characters we’d like to see in the game has already begun. Further evidence has surfaced in the form of a report by Toyworld Magazine describing new Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing toys being manufactured by Meccano.
The new toy range includes ‘Sonic and Speedstar’ and ‘Knuckles and Landbreaker’, but perhaps of greater interest are the additional Green hill and Casino Night play-sets that can be purchased. It stands to reason that if these classic Sonic zones are being incorporated into the game’s line of toys, that the zones themselves will appear as tracks in the game. This is, of course, only speculation at this point, but what classic Sega environments would you like to see in the new game? Let us know below!
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Last year’s Toy Fair saw the invasion of 20th Anniversary Sonic toys. This year is a bit lighter, but equally awesome for one reason: Metal Sonic plushie. Why has it taken this long for a Metal Sonic plushie to exist? But I jest. The 20th Anniversary logo has been removed from all packaging and replaced with the standard ring logo. Among the new additions such as Metal Sonic, there is also a Chaotix triple pack including Vector, Espio, and Charmy. Does anyone else want to empty their wallet for this fine assortment of plastic and pillows? Check out the source link for more photos, Sonic fans.
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Remember last podcast when we said that the next episode would be entirely made up of your questions? Well, we weren’t joking! The next episode of Sega Addicts is all about the listener questions and we’re posting the show post early this week so we can gather up as many questions as possible and give you some time to think.
Now, you may be thinking, “I can ask the Sega Addicts a question. That’s easy!”
Guess what. It ain’t so easy, mister, as we’ve added a twist. Every comment you post with a question has to include two things: 1) A Sega/videogame related questions and 2) A question relating to one of the following Sega Addicts cast suggested topics (listed below). If you do one and not the other or your question completely misses any of the topics then we will… we will….. not answer your question very nice. Not nice at all.
Here’s those cast member topics:
Alex: Decorative rugs
Mike: Male thongs
Francis P. Tassium: Mathematical algorithms
Now get asking those questions. You can do as many as you want as long as each comment meets the two requirements!
The 48,000 yen ($574/£362), 67 piece kit you see above requires the builder to both construct and paint it into hopefully the visage illustrated. Seeing as I don’t have the skill to build even a wooden paper-tidy, or the £362 to buy the kit PLUS whatever the cost of the flight I’d have to take to get to Hobby Round 4 being held in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, I may have to skip getting this one. Which is a real shame, as this kit was actually created under the scrutiny of both Platinum Games and Sega, hopefully ensuring a great attention to detail. Something which is incredibly important as the completed figure stands at an impressive 380mm tall. I guess it would also dwarf my Evangelion too, but since both spend most of their time battling angels maybe they’d actually find some common ground.
All things considered, it looks great and I’m glad to see that even with the awesome Vanquish soon to hit store shelves, Bayonetta hasn’t been simply forgotten for the newer, shinier toy. Thanks go to Andriasang for the news, who are also hosting more detailed shots to fawn over should you wish to.
Remember the special Summer of Sonic con-exclusive figure set we told you about from First 4? They ain’t so exclusive now! At least they won’t be in September when you can get your own set of 6 classic Sonic characters. The set featuring Sonic, Super Sonic, Metal Sonic, Amy, Tails and Knuckles will run you about $29.99 and are up for preorder now over at First 4′s site. You can see some more photos on their page and over at Tomopop. I’ll certainly be getting a set. They’re so much nicer than those over-articulated monstrosities I keep seeing in toy stores. Why does a Sonic figure need 25 hideous joints effing up the design? Even his spikes have joints!
Any Sonic fan will tell you that Sonic The Hedgehog driving a car to win a race just makes no logistical sense. If he could outrun the F-Zero cars in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, he could certainly leave any of his opponents in Sega All-Stars Racing choking on his dust. He’s the fastest thing alive. Get over it.
Well, Sega has partnered with NKOK to release a killer new RC series that’ll help you forget that minor inconsistency. Based on the designs in Sega’s recent cart racer, these awesome looking RC cars have real working headlights and can reach speeds of up to 7 Miles Prower. Apparently only Sonic and Knuckles will be available for now, so maybe that pun was a tad premature. Anyway, look for ‘em later this month at your local Toys R’ Us or Sears. They’ll be going for $24.99 a pop, and if you get one before I do you better watch your back in the parking lot.
I don’t know about you, but that Knuckles RC is TEMPTING. He is and always will be my favorite Sonic character, and his four wheeler is looking mighty pretty. I’m especially liking the intricate touch of green on the suspension matching his trademark green socks. Sonic’s looking pretty cool too, but I just feel weird driving him around in a car. Knuckles just seems a little more natural on a four wheeler covered in spikes than Sonic does in a sleek convertible.