JAKKS Pacific To Produce First Ever E-123 Omega Action Figure

Amongst a host of new figures from the toy retailer JAKKS Pacific comes what all automata-aficionados have been waiting for – an action of the ultimate E-series robot, E-123 Omega!

The figure has been listed on UK retailer Smyths Toys website this week, amongst other figures in this and the next wave (wave 7 and 8) of the line, including Silver the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat.

Other than a figurine contained in the Sonic Battle Racers board game, this is the first action figure fans have seen of this much-loved merciless mecha; images of the (sizable) figure can be seen below:

According to the website, the figures are expected to be available in the UK around March 2022, however this might be earlier for those in the US.

Gamma & Shadow fight Omega in Sonic Universe #3, available in comic shops!

   Sonic Universe’s Shadow Saga continues with Part 3, “Old Soldiers”. After last months disappointing Sonic Adventure 2 adaption, Sonic Universe #3 looks to get back to the here and now with the introduction of Omega and the resolution of Gamma’s long hanging plot thread. Will Shadow be able to save Gamma from Robotnik’s wrath, or will both robots share Metal Sonic’s fate? Find out in this comic! Below are the sample scans and official solicitation:

“Old Soldiers”: Shadow is sent into the remote mountains to find E-102 Gamma. At the same time, Dr. Robotnik launches the over-powered E-123 Omega to hunt down and destroy the rogue robot! It’s a race against time to see if Shadow can save Gamma and offer him asylum – if Gamma even wants to be saved! It’s the latest installment of this exciting new series presenting unifying continuity while spotlighting the many characters from Sonic’s various video games and animated series.
SCRIPT: Ian Flynn.
ART: Tracy Yardley.
Shipping Date: April 22nd, 2009
On Sale at Comic Specialty Shops: April 29th, 2009
On Sale on Newsstands: May 12th, 2009
32-page, full color comic
$2.50 US

From what I can gather, the opinion regarding last month’s Sonic Universe #2 is near unanimous: the story was not very good. It’s pacing was a mess, and it didn’t have a very coherent narrative. Sonic Universe #3, going by these pages, appears to be a lot better. I personally look forward to reading the story later today. I will update this news post with my thoughts later.