Remember how I told you that London Toy Fair doesn’t usually have much in terms of Sonic? But New York and Germany are the ones to watch out for? Well… told you so. Spielwarenmesse is currently underway and as expected, there was a huge showing of Sonic merch! Someone managed to get inside Tomy’s booth and took photos of everything in sight! Resulting in one epic haul of Sonic merch for 2017 and beyond!
Based on the photos taken, the Sonic Boom toy line continues to be very profitable. Yes it is profitable, because if it wasn’t they wouldn’t keep making them… That’s how making money works, you make more of what is selling!
Anyway, on with the report.
Sonic Boom is set to get a HUGE expansion, starting with the action figure line, more specific figures based on episodes of Sonic Boom are on the way, as reported last week Sonic and Co will be released in space suits, as well as a white variation of those costumes.
Along side action figures, vehicles are set to get a small expansion, Sonic’s “Blue Force One” will get it’s own release.
Green jacket Eggman is still on the way if this picture is anything to go by. Only it would appear that he’s going to be part of a multi pack release.
Moving away from Boom for just a moment, Tomy are also set to expand the classic Sega Sonic toyline with a number of new figures.
Starting off with the new 16bit era/themed figures which we reported on last week. But the line doesn’t end there, Tomy are expanding this line with some very strange figures indeed.
Made of a transparent plastic material, both Sonic and Tails get a… very stealthy look. But would you believe this isn’t the strangest figure planned?
Classic Sonic, meet Classic Sonic! If Sonic were released in the 1930’s, he would look like this! A black and white variation of Classic Sonic is on the way, (as well as a Tails figure too), I’m not sure why this is happening… but I kind like it.
Confirmation of another new comic book pack, sadly no figures to go with this one just yet.
And that’s about it for Classic Sega Sonic merch, however, as I said at the start, Boom is getting a huge expansion of merchandise… including some very new items.
Belt tags, bag tags, buddy tags, call them what you want but these are something we’ve not yet seen before. They come in a variety of expressions so you can customise your bag or belt to whatever mood you feel like.
If plastic isn’t your thing, there’s a more comfortable option…
Yup, there’s a plush variation too! This is something we have never seen before, be it Boom or Sega Sonic, typically when a plush line is released it’ll be of one expression, yet here we have a variety of expressions. Be very interesting to see how this one does.