The world’s fastest and famous hedgehog, Sonic, is getting a super cool posable Nendoroid figure that’s available for pre-order right now.
Why hey there, it’s everyone’s favorite blue speedster, Sonic the Hedgehog! Hmm… but wait, there’s something off about him here in these pics. Oh, duhh — what you’re really seeing is Good Smile Company’s Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid figure, which was created especially to celebrate the famous Sega mascot’s 20th birthday.
And isn’t he just as cool as the other side of the pillow. Better yet, you can pose the little guy in so many awesome, different ways thanks to the many optional parts that come with him; you can change Sonic’s grinning smile to a frown, have him throw you a thumbs-up, or even switch to a running stance (it is his preferred choice of travel, of course.)
You also get some pretty banging bonuses along with your Sonic Nendoroid that sprinkle on some much more deserved nostalgia. Which in this particular case, are Sonic’s in-game signature item box (that by the way, can be customized with different iconic power-ups too, for example, either a 1-Up or a bubble shield), a gold ring, a chaos emerald, and a half-way marker.
This Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid figure, retailing for 3,334 yen (that’s about $42 USD), sadly won’t be out till around late April 2012, although you can pre-order him right now from any Japanese hobby shop online (Hobby Search and Hobby Link Japan are good places to start) and get a instant 10% discount for reserving your order early.
Now, you don’t have to wait to check out one gamer’s brilliant marriage proposal from a hacked version of The Legend of Zelda or these killer Steampunk 3D goggles — they’re available right now for your viewing pleasure. So go on then, what are you waiting for.