|If tt's not an action figure. It's not a statue...it's a Display Figure! These non-actioning figures are like little statues you can collect. Not particularly 'toys' they can be made of resin, PVC, hard plastic or other materials that hold detail well. Usually they're in cases or on bases, all the better for displaying.
This is an international page. The figures here can be from any country, and it will be noted near each one where it's from. Especially with more modern figures (Like First4Figures) the item may be produced in a certain country and mostly advertised there (ex. the USA) however since they're sold over the web, they ship anywhere in the world, making the items available to all.
The "International" approach to Sonic items is really the best one, because Sonic fans live everywhere on Earth and everyone wants an opportunity to collect.
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|Just Toys releases a line of 5 buildable figures in late 2022. They have Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Shadow on this wave. Each one has 4 arms so you can mix/match.|
|Just Toys (remember them from the craftables) gets a hold of the modern Sonic license at the end of 2022, and uses it to make some interesting display figures. Websites (like Amazon) will call it 'action figures', but they're not. They're display figures because they are not pose-able.
The gimmick here is that each one comes with 4 arms, one of which is holding an accessory molded to it. By mixing and matching the arms, you can give the figure a variety of looks. The arms slot in above the 'shoulder' area, so the figures' head has to be remove-able so you can switch out the arms. It's a good idea to add variety to a about 4 inch tall figure. Sonic has an Emerald, Tails has a wrench, Knuckles & Shadow both have a ring, and Amy has her Piko hammer. (So, all good choices that are fitting for the characters, and sized normally)
Having extra parts & being made of solid, quality plastic these are more expensive than the Jakks Pacific action figures at about 14 dollars a figure.
|And here's what it looks like out of the package.
Over all, he's pretty good...but for 14 dollars for a non-movable figure they needed to paint the bottoms of his shoes (and they didn't) They also needed to pay enough attention that the red marks at the edges of his eyes are on the skin not inside the eye-white itself. (So that is inaccurate)
Then, notice the close up of the arm base, there's a little fin of plastic on there from where it was molded. This completely prevents you from installing the arm (They slot in, downwards once you remove the head) until you do something to take it away. It's fairly tough, but you can sandpaper it down or use the sharp plier (like ones for model building) to snip it off. But, for 14 dollars you also shouldn't have to.
Otherwise, this is a decent figure. The sculpting is of course accurate (because of the games models), the paint is well done otherwise, and the extra arms (fist and pointing finger) are cool to mix and match. It's a good idea, if they execute it just a little better, it could be great.
|Recomendation: If you're a Shadow fan, pick this up. If not, just grab the character from the line who you are the bigger fan of, and test it out for yourself.|
|In 2023, Kid Robot will release these fairly small display figures of Classic Style Sonic & Tails. Each one is on a chrome-look ring base.
And...they're kind of wierd?
What is Tails' pose? What is he supposed to be doing here? Also his mouth is a little too wide for the tongue so it looks like he's going 'blaaa' rather than just like...mouth open normally? His head seems a bit low too, and there's an obvious paint issue (white over the red) on his shoe tip. Then, where are the sock & glove belts/straps that classic Tails is so well known for having?
|The Sonic doesn't fare much better, his ears are super tiny, one of the eye paint is a bit off/angle, the shoe stripe is in completely the wrong place?? And his head looks somewhat out of proportion, as do the shoes. Are these prototypes or something? Why's the copyright on the TOP of the base? That should be underneath it.
And if it's Kid Robot, you know these are going to have a price that's higher than one would expect. But the workmanship here is like...pretty poor for 2023, especially from a company like this. You shouldn't just be able to pick so many flaws in 1 instant especially where it's obvious to know better: like the shoe stripe. They almost look fake!
|Look out, it's Chaos Control Shadow!
First 4 Figures will release this huge display figure in 2023. It is over 19 inches high and all resin!
As usual, they're outdoing themselves every time with cool features and of course...2 editions to collect.
You can get Chaos Control Shadow who is doing the Chaos Spear attack and holding the green emerald. This one has a light up green flames area, and the base is a part of the floor from SA2 level Final Rush. He has a good dynamic pose, hovering on his shoes, and using the outreached hand to cast the Chaos Spear attack forward.
The other is Super Shadow performing the same move, but this time without the emerald in hand (because he is super)
|This one has the flames/energy area as orange/yellow, and of course it lights up too. Notice that this base is outerspace based for the upper level, and then it has upper-atmosphere for the lower level to symbolize when they went into space at the end of SA2. The super color is quite well done, the tone of yellow is perfect, and do notice he seems to be rather shiny while the other is naturally matte. (Is this the first statue where they changed a physical item on the figure? Different bases/lights vs no lights/etc, but him having an emerald vs no emerald/fist may be new)|
|As it is huge, solid resin, and very quality, the display figure is limited in amount, hand numbered and will cost about 500 dollars as it is seen here. Both can be had for 999 dollars.
This is all as expected from First 4 Figures, they make serious high end display pieces that are as perfect as anyone can get them. It is always a real show-piece for the adult art collector.
|Go to Display Figures 11 to see their initial photo of the statue before it was approved. It seems to look exactly the same, so their proto-photo is spot-on for what everyone wanted. All photos for this figure are by First 4 Figures.|
|Kid Robot will release this "Flourescent Theme" Green Hill Spinning Sonic display at some point in 2023.
It is classic style, with curled up/spin Sonic in a ring of transparent blue plastic for the 'motion' effect. This is mounted on a (literal) Green Hill strip of land with 3 rings on clear pegs and the classic sunflower in the background. It's slightly diorama like in this way.
However, they've chosen to make it fluorescent themed, with super saturated bright yellows, hot greens and hotter-blue color for Sonic. It is classic, but notice that they made the eyes green (black would likely have stood out too much/be too dark and look odd with the over-bright coloring of everything else.)
Further details like price, and where to find it are pending the release. This listing will be updated when the info appears. This is Kid Robot's factory photo for the item.
|In March of 2023, First 4 Figures previews a new Display Figure!
This time, it's cheering modern Tails, and (as expected) he looks great!
A cloud of dust is used to elevate him into a more dynamic jumping / cheering position. It's a very enthusiastic and cheerful pose, very Tails-like and appropriate for him. It's also a design that will look good at many angles on a shelf which is great because...
Notice the regular size hand there at the bottom left of the image. F4F statues are BIG. This is WAY bigger than any toy and the quality / sculpt / paint / materials & etc are all super great. It's easy to forget that these are giant when there's not a reference right there, so this picture is great to add.
The base is modeled after the "Wisp Translator" that Tails built in Sonic Colors. That item was more like a yellow tablet with glowing knobs, but here its design elements become the statue's base. Of course, for their special edition of this, the knobs do really light up! Photo by First4Figures
|Here are the boxes for the JustToys buildable figures. It's interesting to note that the different sides have different photos for the figures to help illustrate the arms/accessory combinations that you can make. This is a good idea, and helps demonstrate the function of the figures.|
|Knuckles is out of the box! And here's what the turn-arounds look like for the figure. He is rather heavy, with solid shoes and a solid head. Because he only has the one pose, he does|
|stand up easily, no matter the arms combination. The emerald is hollow hard plastic. It's a bit hot green of a color..but it's not bad. The hands are emerald holding, thumbs, up, ring holding or fist. Any of the combinations work well together, you're not going to have trouble making the figure look good.
There can be an issue (seen here) with not enough white spray for the eyes so the one eye corner doesn't look quite as good. There's also obvious creases/fit lines in the fists. This is another case of "could be a little bit better because it is 15 or 14 dollars for the figure" but otherwise not a huge issue. This is in the SonicGear collection
|Here's their Tails figure out of the box. He's quite decent, at least as good as Knuckles. He DOES suffer from that same 'fin of extra plastic' on the arm slot that you DO have to cut or file down before you can actually set the arm into the body.|
|Kids shouldn't have to use sharp pliers or go find a metal nail file to be able to put the figure together if it is 15 dollars. Of course, not every one will have that problem, but this one sure did. Otherwise though, he's quite nice. He stands easily, did not have any paint issues, and the ring and wrench holding looks good. The pose is cute / expression is cheerful. The tails are a little small, but it doesn't wreck anything. This is a decent display figure.|
|First 4 Figures is branching out?
Apparently so...mostly known for their very large, very heavy, high-quality and expensive Sonic statues, they appear to be widening their line of merchandise. Widening it right into a lower price-class with PVC, that is! And that's good news for display figure collectors. PVC plastic is far sturdier but less expensive than what they usually use, so it can also be mass produced easier too.
In this case, it's used to debut a classic 11 inch scene. This has running forward classic Sonic, a to-scale (as the games show it) star post on a Green Hill type circle flat base. It has the usual striped grass and checkered ground underneath. The 11 inches refers to the Star Post (tallest point on it as Sonic is leaning down/forward) At nearly a foot, it's still pretty big. That tag in the upper right is a holofoil tag for authenticity with their logo. The box is decent for display, it's fully enclosed but the window has 3 sides. It looks like you can also remove & replace the statue which is always a good touch for things like this. Photo by: Taaron
Needs: Out of the box photos, price, and what stores you can find it in.