Sonic the Hedgehog Plush Dolls Jakks Pacific 1
|This page has only Jakks Pacific plush Sonic items.
They keep making so many, it's time to place them onto their own separate category. These start from about 2020 or so, and they're just making more. With plushes showing up at offline retail stores and online at more places like Amazon & Target plush availability seems to be on the rise.
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|Spotted a while after release, and in the wrong cardboard display holder is...
Jakks Pacific's modern Eggman plush. Their distribution on plushes in general does not seem to be the best. They're supposed to appear in either Toys or Electronics areas in Target & Walmart (Sometimes Books a Million) but some areas they just never show up and BAM does not have that many stores in the US.
Their take on modern Eggman seems all right. He's a little 'mini-styled', as are most of their plush so far, so that fits in. The goggles are 3D, and the mustache is felt. His face is all embroidery and he has a funny expression, which is nice to see. They did get all the details for the coat & shoes. It's not a bad plush at all, with the embroidered details...but it does require actually being able to find it. It should be about 14.99 if you can find it. Photo by Taaron
|Shadow has been spotted...
In the Jakks Pacific flat heads 'stylized' plush bin. These cardboard displays can be found in Kohls, Target (maybe Walmart), and probably Books a Million. Thus far, they seem to have only made modern Eggman, but everyone else is always classic. Now, they add Shadow to the lineup. He'll cost the same amount, and he seems to be the same size/same detail level. You can see they did print on for the texture of the shoe bottoms. If the flat heads/stylized look doesn't bother you, its good to know he's being added to the list. Photo by Taaron
|Specifically for the 30th Anniversary in 2021, Jakks Pacific releases a boxed doll. Usually plush dolls don't come in blind-type boxes, but their "Comic Style Classic Sonic Plush" does. It's not boxed this way to hide other characters (they only did him) but more for the look of it. The box uses bright primary colors, star-bumpers, rings and screen-tone dots. Note the large 30th Sticker there too.
The plush itself...is covered in screen tone dots. Almost all the fabric has them, and thick black borders to give it a sort of 'comic book' theme. When you inspect the photo you can see that the gloves and shoes are made of vinyl or possibly that plasti-leather. Either way, be sure to keep this one out of the sun...*
|Oddly, they seem to use 'comic book' as an excuse to not bother to color the parts that are/should be peach colored even though it is clearly not a black and white comic? The eyes are a bit tall, but he otherwise seems pretty normal/classic like. This is confirmed for sale at Game Stop and should be about 30 dollars in summer 2021. Photo & owned by Taaron
*The sun- Vinyl or plastileather doens't often hold up well after years. You can see many dolls here where it is flaking/cracking or peeling off and looks terrible. The best-known method for preserving it is avoiding sun exposure and high humidity or salty sea air.
|Part way through the release...for some reason this "Comic Sonic Plush" from Jakks Pacific gets a new and different box to be packaged inside of. The new box structures the design more like 'comic panels' and includes an actual photo of the doll you get (always a good idea), while forgoeing the large classic art of the original box. It also announces that there is a "30th Anniversary Patch" somewhere. (So is it attached to the doll? Is it a free bonus gift inside now? What about the people who bought the original, was there a patch there too?) The little starburst shape says that it is a 14 inch plush doll.
The new box format isn't quite as stylish as the previous, but it is better for actual selling of the item. The bonus patch, picture of what you'll get, and the size of the item are all things that are best to include. The price for this is the same. It will also likely continue to be at Game Stop
|In Spring 2022, Jakks Pacific continues their classic style plush line with this classic Eggman. And...well...he's round. Classic Eggman had a really super simple design, so there's not a whole lot that can be done with him (wrong or right) The body is a sphere, the head is half a sphere and he had simple, detail-free feet. Here, the mustache is felt and the nose is a felt oval dot. The glasses/teeth are embroidered. He has simple mitten hands, but the collar is real/loose fabric.This is at Target and should be about 14.99|
|Here's a first!
The first plush of Ray the Flying Squirrel. This rarer character finally gets a plush doll from Jakks Pacific in fall season 2022. It's a small size doll at about 8 or 9 inches or so.
|He is made of their usual soft texture fabric for the yellow parts, the wings are felty (but not felt) and the shoes are a kind of matte almost plastic-feeling cloth. (Different from other dolls) They actually do a pretty good job with him here, the head is actually round/they don't skimp and make it flat. The face construction makes him look very classic, and the arm wing things are well enough done/large enough to notice them and make him unique. The tail is large enough/stuffing is good and the shoe details are all just fine. It's a solid effort (unlike their Mighty)
As with all lesser-known characters it IS recomended you buy/collect him as he's not likely to be released a whole bunch of times or to become common. This should be about 9.99 or 12.00 in Walmart and Target. It MAY show up at Gamestop, but only if the store is large. This is in the SonicGear collection.
|Gamestop appears to get an exclusive from Jakks Pacific in fall 2023.
It's this fairly large classic style Super Sonic plush. The red band on the box there says 'exclusive 2023'. The box is a good one, fully enclosed and plastic for 4 sides so light comes in the top, and you can also easily get side views of it too. No dirty dolls are going to be sold with this good type of package in play...
Which is good because it's likely to be fairly expensive. (as a store exclusive, a bigger size, and nice display box) It looks well done from the photo here which was at a convention in Canada. (Canada & the US will share the release, though Canada may get it first) The shoes look like they're made of a different fabric than the rest, and are well sculpted. The arms/legs seem appropriate length and the head shape looks pretty solid. The shine on the box makes it impossible to tell what's going on with his ears, though. The yellow fabric is slightly textured, it is covered in slightly shiny tiny evenly spaced dots if you look really closely.
Price and size info will be added to the listing once somebody finds this.