In January of this year, Jazwares released a rather awesome looking Sonic Generations statue. It was so awesome in fact that many collectors living outside of America decided to import it. The statue is a nice collectible… however, if one collector is right, it has a bit of a problem and depending how your statue is currently displayed you might want to take action.
Up until very recently here in the UK, it’s been quite cool. That however changed last week when for nearly seven consecutive days the UK had seen temperatures hit 22-25(oC) (outside) indoors it’s been even hotter. Basically, as we say here in Yorkshire… it’s been “chuffin hot.” I should point out, temperatures here in the UK can and do get hotter than that, last October for instance, temperatures were at one point hit 29(oC).
Why am I going on about the weather? Well, according to one Sonic merch collector, it seems that when the temperatures reach a specific point for a long period of time, Jazwares’ Sonic Generations statue starts to melt… literally.
Now before I continue, lets just state right now, we’ve not been able to test this ourselves, because we don’t want to destroy our own collectible’s and so far we’ve only had one case. So this might just be a one off isolated case. But just to be on the safe side you might want to move your statue if it’s in direct sunlight, especially as the warmer weather is approaching.
SSMB user -Mark- reported that his Sonic Generations statue has suffered damage due to the high temperatures we’ve had in the UK recently. He recently imported the statue at the start of April, where he took and posted photos of it. Originally, the statue looked like this…
Uh oh! That’s not supposed to happen! Whilst -Mark- couldn’t confirm what temperature his room got when the statue melted, he did say this…
“it’s just been kept on a shelf, out of any contact with sunlight (it’s impossible for it to be in sunlight where I keep it, I dread to think how bad it would be if it were).”
Thinking about how hot my own room gets if I don’t open the window, I can imagine how hot it would be if temperatures outside were at 23-25 all day long. But what is quite shocking is how this statue has just melted, and remember this is not the highest point that temperatures in the UK typically get.
Again, we stress that right now this is the only statue we’ve heard of and seen which has melted. But better be on the safe side and let you all know that these statues may not have a high heat tolerances. If you do have a statue on display in your room, I would definitely consider moving it out of direct sunlight and possibly into a cooler area of your room or else you might come home and discover Classic Sonic has gone the way of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Checking my own statue, it has not been damaged, but if your statue is slowly wilting in the heat. Feel free to send a photo of it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll do a follow up story, take this mainly as a bit of a heads up more than anything since the temperatures are only set to get hotter over the next month or so. But again, we stress. So far this appears to be a one off. Do not panic and stick your statue in the fridge… or your entire Sonic collection in the fridge.. … … do not place Sonic in a fridge. Or the freezer!
Source & Photos: -Mark- from SSMB.
Headline photo from Sega Bits (Barry the Nomad).