Growing up in Ohio, I was a Sega kid. Admittedly I owned an NES, but once the Genesis came out, I was hooked. Some of my favorite games were Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing, Gauntlet IV, NBA Jam, Road Rash, and of course Sonic the Hedgehog.
I enjoyed Super Mario Bros. sure, but I was a Sonic fan from the start. It was fast paced with bright colors and a great bad guy in Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. What more could you ask for? The addition of his buddies, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, and Shadow were cool in their own right.
Recently my son was introduced to the Sonic clan via Netflix and the classic cartoons. I’m honestly not sure how many versions there are, but he found two that were extremely entertaining.
Because of this, I was extremely pleased to get a an e-mail requesting us to review a new line of toys celebrating 25 years of Sonic the Hedgehog. Fortuitous to say the least.
When they arrived, I’m pretty sure my kids were more excited than me, which is pretty impressive as I was thrilled. The only negative was the box was damaged in transit.
The toys themselves were incredible. The package came with three figures, Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails, along with three collectible coins. The coins were inscribed with the three characters as well as the dates they were created. They were solid metal coins in gold.
All the figures were painted with vibrant colors that exactly matched the images from the games. Most of the appendages are pretty posable, but I was dismayed with Knuckles in that he didn’t stand too well on his own. With a little extra effort, he was able to stand with his friends.
I was really impressed with the coins. They were solid and really provided the collectible effect that I was looking for with the package. All the characters are cool and represent their original incarnation, but the coins were great because they have the character with the date of creation. That really upped the ante for me.
As I’m not one to still play with action figures, I did offer my kids a pick of which character they wanted. My son chose Tails. My daughter chose Knuckles. Ok, to be honest, I kept Sonic for myself.
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