Sonic the Hedgehog had a rough decade with a succession of ridiculed games, but developer Sonic Team may be rediscovering its talent at last. Last year’s Sonic Colors for Wii was a spectacular (and surprising) success. The upcoming Sonic Generations appears genuinely promising and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog with levels inspired from 20 years of Sonic history.
Sonic Generations will be out late 2011, unfortunately missing the June month of the anniversary. But to commemorate the occasion, I decided to finally open a Sonic statue I had purchased a couple years ago. Built by First 4 Figures, this is a hand-painted 12″ statue limited to 1,500 pieces. It cost over $100, but is well constructed with a reassuring heft and makes quite a nice collectible.
I remember these statues selling out rather quickly, which is surprising considering the cost. I was sent number 810 out of 1500.
Sonic’s skinny arms would be the first to break in a shipping accident, but luckily he arrived undamaged. It is cruel to tie down a speed demon who yearns to run, so let’s set him free!
Very beautiful model that will be showcased in my entertainment center. Happy 20th birthday, Sonic!