|Tomy is the fourth company to make Sonic action figures.
After Jazwares had the license taken away from them due to Sonic Boom, Tomy was given the figure & plush license Jazwares used to have. They were to use it only to produce Sonic Boom style figures/plushes & classic Sonic style figures/plushes in 2016. You can see their Boom related efforts over on the Sonic Boom section of Gear, this page/s will only have their regular Sonic toys/figures.
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|Here's a first look at Tomy's classic figures line!
Here, in Toys R Us you can see their individual boxed figures & comic book 2-pak figure sets. The individuals are 7.99 each, while the comic pack is 16.99. It contains an issue of the Archie Sonic comic. The individually boxed figures look the same as the comic-pack ones, so if you were de-boxing, all you'd really need was the comic pack & single Knuckles to have all 3 of this type.
The packaging here is notably a LOT better than their Boom packaging. It's completely enclosed so no more dirty/ destroyed figures or missing items. The deeper box & cut out "pixel" look in the silver-gray is also a good "Mania" like modern touch to a classic feeling concept. Comic packs were also alaways pretty popular, so it's nice to see a return of that. The price seems pretty hefty though, depending on the figure quality or articulation they end up with. *Full review pending getting these figures.
Figures appear in fall 2016. Photo by Taaron
|Also in fall/2016 comes this special 25th anniversary "Figures & Coins" 3 pack set from Tomy. The box shares the same 'pixel' style, but this time the figures all have 'hi-spec' metallic or 'pearlized' shiny paint. Each one also comes with a gold colored collectible coin. This pack is 19.99 for 3 figures & 3 coins.|
|The edge of the box has frosted texture/smooth texture to show off some watermark-look character graphics which include mostly some nice neo-classic art. This is a cool added touch for MIB collectors. Full review of figures pending getting this set for inspection. Photos by Taaron & All-StarWarriors|
|Sometimes things don't go right at the toy factory.
In this case, it's Tomy's packaging for the "2 Pak Figures & Comic". The box is for Knuckles, but the figures & comic inside feature Sonic instead. It's their version of Modern & Classic Sonic, with Sonic Universe issue 75. The swirly dot there is telling you about the comic (32 pages) This has the 'pixel edge' for the box window, continuing their theme for their (scarcer) non-Boom stuff.
Photo by Dustin Lee Autry