|It'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, 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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Display Figures 7 *
|First 4 Figures' latest Sonic offering is this "Goal Post Diorama" for the 25th Anniversary. It's a fun detailed display figure in a cool & change-able scene. There's Green Hill type grass & dirt for the base, which is all highly detailed. However, Sonic is shown in classic style doing the "figure-8-peel-out" which was only introduced in Sonic CD. He's shown doing the peace sign as he runs past the goal post for the level, turning it from Eggman to a picutre of himself, just like in the games.|
|If it's First 4 Figures, you know at least some version has got to light up! And this fun scene is no exception. Here, you can see that the lighting effect is for the figure-8 manouver giving it a 'speed effect' and a glow kind of like how it was on Sonic CD. Also notice the different sign-post sign, now it's Eggman, but with 25th Anniversary branding & in pixel style rather than art.|
|Why is this statue so late to appear on Gear?
First 4 Figures was supposed to be running an Affiliate Program & taking all comers with relevent websites. There's not really anywhere more relevent than Gear, but it wasn't chosen for the program. The diorama was held in reserve, in hopes that Gear could help popularize it / show it to people who wanted it, but the Affiliate program seems to never have panned out. But why?
|More views of the diorama lighting up...it's great no-matter how you look at it. The Sonic is (as always) super accurate with a good expression & dynamic pose that's enhanced by the light here.|
|These angles reveal the detail of the grass and dirt/rock look texture of the base bottom. The sign post is pretty thick as well.
It spins! You can switch on the turning feature AND switch out the sign art too. With light and movement, this really celebrates the 25th with style & extras.
|Light up vs regular edition...with the light off, or the regular edition, notice how you can see some buckle detail among the 'spin' effect & also how his socks are folded/somewhat included. This also shows off 2 more versions of the sign that you get with the diorama.|
|The spinning sign feature is included no-matter which version you get & you always get all the various cards to include with it. All photos in this area by First4Figures.|
|It's time for "Volume 2" of the Boom8 display figures. (Volume 1 was 2 Sonics, as seen on Display figures 7 here at Gear) Following in those classic lines, the next logical figures are (of course) Tails & Knuckles! Because they're teaming up with First4Figures, it's only natural that these small display figures look great & accurate in their classic style.
They did also bother to scale these, which is always great to see. Knuckles is a little bit taller than Sonic & Tails is shorter than everybody else. This will make them look great together on your shelf.
|Look at how they have posed Tails' tails, it's 1 up 1 down which is nice to see because it's different than other previous figures (Sometimes both down/joined together to make molding easier/using them to help him stand, etc gimmick stuff with them) Knuckles spikes are also nice & wide and they made the fists big and distinct.
The boxes are similar to the Sonic ones, with big front window & character portraits on the sides. Look at the CG though...usually classic characters are never depicted with CG so Knuckles looks a little strange. These are available in 2018 at the First4Figures website.