Last year, Meccano released a series of Sonic construction toys. Sonic & Knuckles in their ASR cars, and several playset’s based on various zones from Sonic’s 20 year history.
According to Toy World Magazine, Meccano is expanding the range of toys with some new additions. Sky Sanctuary is going to be added as a playset and another stage which is just labeled as ‘Canyon.’ The magazine claims that these stages will be based off ‘Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing,‘ but, considering Sky Sanctuary isn’t in the original ASR, it might be reasonable to assume that ‘canyon‘ refers to the Dragon Canyon from ASRT.
Also included in the write up was a new vehicle. They describe it as being a 3-in-1 vehicle from ‘Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Transformed‘ which features ‘a pull back motor and stickers.’ Would it be wrong to speculate that this will be based on Sonic’s car from ASRT and that the ‘3-in-1’ will mean you can build it into either the car, jet or boat form?
Furthermore. toy maker NKOK is also teasing new Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed toys
As you can see, no details were given as to what the new toys will look like other than they will be based on ASRT. Previously NKOK have only released toys based on ASR. To compliment this, NKOK’s distributor, Zappies ltd also published an advert specifically mentioning ASRT (see below) and that their new toys will be on show.
The toys are said to be showcased at London Toy Fair at the end of this month. Unfortunately, London Toy Fair is a closed event. Only way to get in is to be a member of the ‘toy trade,’ so don’t try to go down there and get in unless you work in the toy industry. But stay tuned to TSS for any updates as they come in.
Source: Toy World Mag January 2013 issue.