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Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary

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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.

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

I remember these statues selling out rather quickly, which is surprising considering the cost. I was sent number 810 out of 1500.

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

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!

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Sonic the Hedgehog First 4 Figures statue model

Very beautiful model that will be showcased in my entertainment center. Happy 20th birthday, Sonic!

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Written by Protocol Snow

May 22nd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Posted in Games,Pick-ups

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    Very nice ;)

  • http://twentyfourcarat.net/ Katy

    My very first video game was Sonic and Hedgehog on Sega Genesis! I LOVED that game but unfortunately not every good at it because I never made it too far…