|The 8th page of annoying junk from official sources!
Mutant Gear now irritates even more people with a 8th page of supid looking dolls, mutant merch and other lame items made in Sonic's name. Bad design, rotten quality, poor products, and terrible likenesses will abound. Help stamp out this bad junk by refusing to buy it! Remember: when mutant makers don't get money, they won't make more mutants. However, when you don't have it, you can come here to make fun of it!
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|Here are some plush...balls.
GE brings a surprise to 2020 by making Sonic Spheres. But why? Sonic & co all are able to roll up into a ball for spin attacks in the video game,
|so why not just make 'spin attack' plush where the character is curled up? Why bother putting poorly looking features on a ball that doens't make sense? It's surprising because GE usually has good decisions and stuff that looks like you would want to collect it or is a cute, funny or cool tribute to the character. But these just kind of aren't. It's like a wild-take in a silly cartoon where a character is rolled into a ball shape & bounced around by Bugs Bunny or something. They have made Sonic, Super Sonic & Tailsas spheres. It is unknown where they plan to try to sell these things, nor where.|
|Well now in 2022 Shadow also gets this random orb treatment. Another wierd ball after the first three? They somehow must be selling ok...but why? All these moved from 'plush' to mutant because really they don't represent the characters that well to just stick their features onto a strange sphere. Odd balls...to be sure.|
Here's a strange idea from Kid Robot's plush line, the Plastic Face Plush. (Also plastic hands and plastic shoes) You can see what they're going for in the principal of the idea: use good and accurate plastic sculpting to make the difficult parts of the doll that are usually poorly done/costly on other dolls. By making the feet, hands and face from plastic, you'll get the right shape easily every time, no patterns required. (This can work on some things! It is not impossible or a bad idea)
However...it is their execution of it that lands this guy here onto mutant gear.
|It was likely tripped up by costs, because the flat sad flappy floppy spikes are cheap and don't look good at all. They're especially poor when trying to back up the plastic face. Then, the stuffed arms are too big, they're crammed into the gloves too, which makes them look fat/wrong. The size of the hands/feet is small because this is trying to be another of those "Stylized chibi type" proportions plushes...but mish-mashing everything up doesn't produce a great result. The arms are positioned like they're growing out of his lower face, the body is big/dumpy, the plastic face looks out of place (even though its well sculpted) and it all adds up to something odd.
This is at Target in summer 2022