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https://www.first4figures.com/content/view/48/43/
First 4 Figures is extremely happy to announce an agreement with Jetix Europe’s Jetix Consumer Products (JCP) for the rights to make vinyl figures and statues based on the classic version of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

The first wave of collectible vinyl figures will be previewed at this year’s upcoming Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, with product anticipated to come to market around July 2008. They will stand approximately 4 to 5 inches tall.
Wave one will be Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.

More information on the pricing and timing will be made available soon.

About First 4 Figures
First 4 Figures is a subsidiary of Puzzle Productions. Puzzle Productions manufactures and markets high quality resin figures under the brand name First 4 Figures. Included in its product line up includes famous licenses such as SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, 2000AD, ASSASSINS CREED, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, and METROID.

About JCP
JCP also manages the licensing rights for Sonic X, the latest incarnation of Classic Sonic The Hedgehog and star of the first animated TV adaptation created in Japan.
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Personally I think they look great. I like the Megadrive / Genesis style Sonic more than the Sonic Adventure one so the figures really appeal to me. I just hope we get a few more. Dr Robotnic, Metal Sonic and maybe the Egg Mobile.

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Wow, those are fucking awesome.

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They do look great. I wonder if there are separating licensing issues involved in getting the "classic" versions. Hopefully these will be popular enough to merit more obscure characters in future waves, like Fang, Bean, Bark etc.

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Man Ive missed those faces...nice to see people still remember them. :PB:

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Wow, that's the creepiest thing--I stumble upon this thread the same day I find a Sonic X licensed figurine that DOESN'T suck.

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I'll definitely buy those, they look awesome. And wave 2 which will hopefully consist of Dr. Robotnik, Metal Sonic and Amy. Oh, and Fang would be cool but he's rather unlikely to appear isn't he?

I hope they won't be too expensive. :(

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Blast it all! I made myself a promise that I wouldn't collect any figures ever again, and then some company goes and make this. XD

Oh well, hopefully they well be cheap.

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Ngangbius wrote:Blast it all! I made myself a promise that I wouldn't collect any figures ever again, and then some company goes and make this. XD

Oh well, hopefully they well be cheap.
That depends, I imagine. How much do vinyl figures usually cost?

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They look like Happy Meal toys.

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Beyond awesome. Best Sonic toys yet. It's good to see that the signature style hasn't been forgotten. Hopefully it makes the transition into other media... games, TV, etc.

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Where will we be able to get them from?

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Any word on these yet? They are, apparently, appearing on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sega-Sonic-collecti ... 1|294%3A50

Of course, the shipping is through the roof. Play Asia still doesn't have them.

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Looks like you can buy the Sonic one direct:
https://www.first4figures.com/component ... roduct,66/

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Yeah, we have that one over in this other thread for some reason. I'm not sure adding it to your cart would actually do anything, since it says "available Dec 08" and then later "available Q1 2009."

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2456

The three small ones are not even on their site!

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Seeing that there is no info on the site, I wouldn't be surprised if the production of these figures got quietly canned, which is a shame.

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I sent them an email, and they replied!
Thank you for your email. We have finished first batch of figures and we
have shipped those to our Euro distributors, so they should received them by
now. Unfortunately we won't sell those figures on our web site.
They haven't got back to me with my follow up question "US release pls?"

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Oh my God, that Tails one makes my eyes a bit wet, and i dont really know why. Is it the cuteness? Is it the nostalgia? Is it just plain simple "I WANT IT NOW!"-frustration? Either way, that's the most awsome piece of Sonic merchandise to come out in like.. forever. Yeah, i honestly think it is.

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I was going to get some of these too, but instead they do the 100 dollar Sonic one? Who the hell wants to spend that much on a figure?

36 dollars for three normal ones is a better deal and a more sellable product. It needs an Eggman, though.

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If you trust it, there's an auction for the three figure set.

There's a Tails figure and a couple of other F4F auctions as well, including one for the large Sonic figure.

That one says pre-order for February '09. Maybe they all do. I didn't look closely enough.

I don't really care for the Tails. The crossed eyes and toothless grin aren't working for me. If they make a large figure with a different pose, maybe I'll like that one more.

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Upon closer inspection, I wonder why they felt the need to outline knux's eyes.

Fifty or so bucks for the three isn't a bad price.

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All of those figures are impressive, but they got Sonic absolutely perfect, especially with his pose. I've never been big into collecting figurines, but I'll make an exception for him.

Tails and Knuckles are great, but they remind me of those plastic Pokemon figurines that were released maybe 10 years ago. Is that a bad thing?

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44 seems way too much for those, though. PlayAsia had them for 12 as the MSRP (I assume).

Edit: Actually I looked at the other link, but 50 for all three is still too much.

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Forbidden Planet's website has them all for sale. I've no idea if they take overseas orders but it's worth a shot I suppose if anyone really wants them.

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Gah, I normally don't buy stuff like this at all, but I really want these and my birthday's coming up soon.

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So these don't move at all do they?

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