The first images from the Tomy 2017 toy catalogue are beginning to surface, and show that their Sonic the Hedgehog license is set to continue well into next year.
The new ranges include merchandise for modern, classic and Boom lines:
- Sonic Boom clip on “emoji” figure key chains
- Sonic Boom “emoji” plush series
- Sonic Boom 3″ Metallic figures
- Sonic Boom 3″ Space suit” figures
- Classic 3″ black & white/transparent figures
- Classic / Modern 3″ figure comic packs
- Classic 3″ figure collectors packs (ring variant and 16-bit variant)
- Classic / Modern 8″ plush assortments
Fans many recognise the emoji series from the “chibi” style of merchandise that has recently seen a release in Japan, and will be pleased to see such a large variety of different expressions that will be available.
Some may be disappointed that a large number of the “new” figure packs are either repackaged or repainted figures that are currently available. Inexplicably, there appears to be Space suit figure line in the works, similar to those that were released during Sonic X’s heyday. At time of writing, it does not appear that these figures tie-in with any Sonic Boom episodes.
Many thanks to Justin Shayne Todd for the Tomy catalogue images.