The day of Sonic's 20th Anniversary has been and gone, but Sega isn't letting that stop the celebrations. After a successful run of figurines in North America and Canada, the house of hog is releasing limited edition figures of his old nemesis, Metal Sonic for UK gamers to buy. For £154.99 each. Yowser. At that price, it had better be the deluxe version with the eyes that light up. Oh, this just in – it's not. Hmmmm…
While glowing eyes would be seriously awesome (but even more expensive), there's a lot to be said for this little fella. In case you're not up on your Sonic history, Metal Sonic is the evil nemesis from Sonic CD. He looks just like he did on the cover of that game here, with spiky little fingers and faux-jointed shoes, complete with sparks as he dashes along.
Above: Coming to the UK this September, according to a retail source
Looks great, doesn't it? Matt was particularly taken with his shoes. But before you get your wallet out or search around for a suitable place to sell your kidney (don't do that), it's worth noting that Canada and the US already had a run of these which included an even more limited edition version with glowing eyes, chest and sparks. According to the retail source, we're not getting that one in the UK.
Above: Yeah, this one is clearly better
Still, glow or no glow, if the quality is anything like the Sonic figurine that we received from Sega recently (which it really should be - it's made by the same people), it will indeed be worth displaying on your mantelpiece. Or, more likely seeing as only 1500 are being made, well worth buying and then keeping its box forever. Don't laugh at the collectability of these things – those Zelda statues (like the one Meiks broke the sword off by accident) now sell for about £150 on eBay.
Probably less without the sword.
Above: Master sword? Nah, mate. Master dagger FTW
11 July, 2011
Source: Electronic Theatre