|Sonic Statues are a very unique catagory.
These aren't the small things you can collect, these are the big real deal! Statues such as these tend to appear in SegaWorlds or at game shows such as E3. These are usually made of hollow fiberglass, with resin coating. Some of the older ones may have been plastered over, and then painted. This method of design makes them light enough to move around place to place, and also so that their large heads don't squash the rest of the figure.
Statues such as this are a very mysterious item. Since they belong directly to Sega in most cases, you'll likely never ever see one for sale, unless the place it was located in goes out of business. Some of them were used as point of purchase displays in big retailers. Still, they are intregueing to look at!
Statues such as this are especially wonderful because, if done right, they can be like looking at the charachter if it were really here right now! Because they are rigid, not like a plush, the accuracy can be very high, as well as life-size!
Statues on this page can be from anywhere in the world. Each entry will state where it was seen.
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|Here's an uncommon statue from France!
This genuine classic statue was in Toys R Us stores in France. Likely from the classic era up until TRU started doing worse / closing. As you know, all TRU stores in the USA are now (in 2018) closed as Bain Capital did some bad decisions (debatable if on purpose) to ruin it. When Toys R Us closed in France, this statue went to a hnew home that you see here.
It is clearly among arcade collectibles. Unlike some other classic statues, this one is nicely accurate! He looks cool with his 1 waving finger & hand on hip. The face & body are proportional & the spikes look right & good. Sonic's expression is also true to the art. The statue itself looks to be in good shape. It also has what others lack: some kind of a themed base. It looks Green Hill...but what is it? Sadly somebody's set a F4F box in front of it. The scarf has small Sonic icons on it, but was probably added later. What a cool thing to see! It must be especially uncommon to be huge, classic & un-photographed until 2018.
|Was there one for each TRU store in France? Why did only France get it? Hopefully each one is safely in the hands of a fan. Photo discoveredy by Hedgy|