First 4 Figures, in partnership with GNF Toyz, has revealed the latest figures in its Boom 8 line of toys, Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic. The toys will be arriving in stores later this year. No price or release date have been announced at this time, though if past figures are any indication, they will go for around $32.
You can take a look at both figures in the image below:
In a recent interview with toy enthusiast website Toy Hype USA, Jakks Pacific SVP of Marketing Craig Drobis confirmed that the company’s first articulated Sonic figures will arrive in the fall. The line will launch with four figures, including Sonic, Eggman, Tails and Shadow, each of which also come with an accessory from the games. In addition to these figures, Drobis also revealed that a yet-to-be-shown articulated Metal Sonic figure will be released before the end fo the year.
When asked about whether or not Sonic Heroes’ Neo Metal Sonic was in the cards, Drobis would only say that they hadn’t gotten to the character yet, because there focus has been on “classic and modern Sonic characters,” likely meaning any Sonic characters from the mid-2000s that are no longer relevant are currently out of luck.
These figures were first shown at the New York Toy Fair back in February, alongside a variety of other Sonic merchandise. The interview featured the first clear images of these figures, which you can check out below.
With the Sonic Movie now under Paramount’s control and development beginning very soon, more details regarding it’s casting are slowly leaking out.
Many fans have speculated for months as to if the cast would be the current voice actors, or would celebrities be put into the series iconic roles?
Well according to a sources at Deadline, we might have an indication as to the answer of that, it seems that the role of Eggman for the Sonic Movie has yet to be cast, however, one name in the negotiations for the role is Jim Carrey!
Yes you read that right, Jim Carrey, famous for his roles in Ace Ventura, The Mask and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is currently in talks to play Sonic’s nemesis in the Sonic Movie.
We’ll update this with more information as we get it.
UPDATE: Check out the newly uploaded video after the cut which shows the battle in a different way, complete with Sonic Adventure boss music and even ghost Badniks!
ORIGINAL STORY: One of the things I love about Lego Dimensions is that they constantly merge the franchises they have license to as much as possible. If you haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters movie, there’s an action sequence where they have to take down some giant, haunted parade balloons. In the game, two of the balloons have been replaced with the Ice King from Adventure Time and Dr. Eggman. Watch the Ghostbusters take down the balloon Dr. Eggman with the help of a balloon Sonic in the video above!
It’s seemingly not often that the vocal talents behind the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise receive any real recognition for their work on the series (and disappointingly so) – but rejoice, there is good news on this front at last! Two of the series’ principal cast members have been nominated for accolades in the latest Behind The Voice Actor Awards, and they’ll no doubt be looking for your votes and support to help them take home the gold.
Roger Craig Smith, known of course amongst the fanbase as the voice of the titular blue blur, has been nominated in the Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role category for portraying the wise-cracking Wonder Blue in the recent Wii U title from Platinum Games, The Wonderful 101. However, it’s Mike Pollock that should be getting special attention from the Sonic fandom, as he has been nominated in the Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game category for his role as none other than Dr. Eggman, specifically in last year’s Sonic Lost World.
The two vocal stars are in esteemed company in their respective categories, nominated alongside the likes of Troy Baker (the voice of Espio), Nolan North, and Alan Young (Scrooge McDuck himself!).
We here at The Sonic Stadium wish to congratulate both Mike and Roger on their nominations, and if you wish to cast your votes for them you can do so at the awards page (you’ll need to register for an account first though). The winners are scheduled to be announced next Wednesday (19th March), so you don’t have long to get your votes in!
I hate you Google Image. I put two Sonic characters in your search bar and you provide me with these horrifying images of Sonic couples. The safe search, it does nothing! Why are they inflated?! Why are they centaurs?! Why are those things a fetish?! GAAAAAH!
Anyway, it’s Valentine’s day, love (or some other foul stench) is in the air and it’s the perfect time to talk about everyone’s favorite Sonic relationships. While I’m sure there are many of you who like to ship their own fictional Sonic couples be it straight, gay or “call the police”, I wanted to focus on the ones that have been made official or even semi-official through the games, comics or cartoons be they full blown couples or just one-sided love interests. I’m not much of a shipper myself, but I wanted to look at them from a writer’s perspective to see what works about them. So in no particular order, here’s my list of what I personally think are the best couples in the Sonic Universe.
A brand new TGS 2013 trailer for Sonic Lost World has been released on the game’s Japanese website, and it features a whole cavalcade of new things to see. There’s what appears to be a gorgeous CG intro scene of Sonic and Tails chasing something in the Tornado on their way to Lost Hex, as well as our first (brief!) glimpse of Amy in an in-game cutscene. We also see interactions between the Deadly Six, and Eggman preparing to fire some sort of gun. For people hoping for a deeper and slightly darker story compared to Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations… it looks like you may be in luck!
There’s also plenty of new gameplay footage to see too, including a good look at all of the levels revealed so far – especially recently-revealed ones like Tropical Coast – and a more detailed demonstration of how the Wisps will work in both the Wii U and 3DS versions, showing how the GamePad in particular will bring new ways to control Sonic’s alien-powered abilities.
The Japanese site for Sonic Lost World also includes a few new pieces of art, included below. Thanks to SSMB member Woun for finding all of these new goodies!
With so much new stuff to see, that means there’s lots to discuss! Let us know what you think of the TGS trailer in the comments!
No doubt continuing on from Nintendo and SEGA’s newfound partnership, today marks the release of not one, not two, not three, but four Game Gear games on the Nintendo 3DS eShop! We’ve already seen the likes of Sonic Triple Trouble and Sonic Blast hitting the Big N’s 3D handheld system, but now you can add some more titles to your digital retro SEGA collection, with two Sonic themed games leading the pack.
I see that look: a look of shock and awe has somehow been plastered onto your face! Is it because you’ve just heard Eggman go into detail about various foods and great deals from the fast food chain ironically sharing the name of a famous blue hedgehog? Or is it possibly because of the unbelievable voice actor behind Eggman here, who goes by the name of Kyle Boyle (also known as BoyleVoices)?
…I dunno, must be the first thing. Just a hunch.
In any case, since that was so good, why don’t we listen to the jolly ol’ doc again? I know, how about we hear Eggman as he chatters with glee upon finally obtaining…
Update: Official Website confirms online mode *has a heart attack*
Get ready to button bash your fellow Sonic fan blue believers. Sega have just released a new trailer on their Japanese YouTube account which shows a series of old Sega games are to be released on XBLA & PSN, including Sonic the Fighters.
Whilst this news is exciting on it’s own, the trailer suggests that the game has been updated since it’s last release as Metal Sonic, Eggman and Honey the Cat are seen as playable characters!
You might have noticed we’ve been following the movie Wreck-It Ralph with a keen interest, mainly because some blue hedgehog guy that you all seem to like is in it along with a bloke in a red suit? Think he’s called Santa Eggman or something? That and it actually looks like a pretty cool movie, but mainly, the hedgehog and the guy in the suit.
Today a new voice actor featurette was posted online which contains a lot of new clips from the movie including a few blink and you’ll miss it moments. At 1:27 you’ll just barely see Dr Eggman going for a walk with a mysterious dark figure… then at 3:23 a certain someone loses his rings. As I said, blink and you’ll miss it.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed from SEGA’s Sonic Boom event at the San Diego Comic-Con that Roger Craig Smith will indeed be voicing Sonic in his cameo in Wreck-It Ralph.
Just when you think Disney’s upcoming animated movie Wreck-It Ralph – the tale of a videogame antagonist who grows tired of being the bad guy and sets out to change his ways – can’t get any better… it does! And this is the news you’ve all been waiting for. That’s right folks, Sonic the Hedgehog is set to hit the big screen!
Likely the Mash-Up Monday to end all Mash-Up Mondays (METAPHOR. Do not take this seriously!), we’ve got a real sexy piece of ear candy for you all!
Possibly one of the greatest RPGs available on the Nintendo DS, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story brought about one of the most chaotic final showdowns ever experienced in the Mario series. In fact, it shares quite a few similarities with that of Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s Death Egg Robot.
For one, both battles take place in an isolated area on top of the world: one being on a tower atop Peach’s Castle, another being in the colossal Death Egg orbiting the planet.
Secondly, being final showdowns, the fate of the world rests on the heroes’ shoulders. Sonic chases Eggman through emerald hills and metropolises to thwart his dastardly efforts of taking over the world for the second time, without the bare essentials to keep him alive for longs (rings); Bowser, with the intention of ruling the Mushroom Kingdom in the future, takes on a Dark Star-created, destruction craving clone of himself in a battle of the titans, while Mario and Luigi destroy Fawful and the Dark Star Core from inside Bowser’s body. All sorts of chaos is happening in both scenarios.
And three, with final bosses comes FANTASTIC BACKGROUND MUSIC.
Hence, I am happy to share with you all the most glorious mash-up to hit TSS. Combining the final boss themes from Bowser’s Inside Story and Sonic 2 (with a little bit of Super Mario Galaxy on the side), we present to you:
“Bowser vs Robotnik”!
Mashed up by Hauntershadow! Special thanks to PC the Hedgehog for the find!
If it wasn’t obvious the following video contains spoilers.
I’m at a loss for words. Who’d have thought that Sonic Team’s fervent interest of shoehorning numerous monsters, demons and demigods as antagonists would lead them so far as to remove one gaming’s most beloved, memorable villains altogether?
Last week, Brad Flick (aka Slingerland or Slingerland’s Corner Fame) talked to Mike Pollock, the current voice of Dr. Eggman and they had a grand ol’ time. If you’ve got 21 minutes to spare, you can listen in as we discuss Mike’s work on Sonic Unleashed and other Sonic titles. In addition, Mike talks about how he got into voice acting and he reminisces on his early days in New York radio and his work on his only film, Little Tug’s Big Adventure. He also does some voices for us!
Mike is currently signed to do voice work on an upcoming, to be announced Wii title. He recently was the announcer for AC/DC’s Black Ice album and has acquired credits for his work on commercials, Ultimate Muscle, and Kirby! Right Back At Ya!. Fo more information on Mike Pollock, visit his website.
Although the West seems to be getting its fair share of merchandise nowadays, it wasn’t always that way. Sure, in the early 90’s us Americans and Brits were treated to a whole load of Sonic and Tails plushes, a couple of different comic series and the odd figurine now and again, but once we hit 1995, the widespread interest in Sonic seemed to die off. The West was pushed into Sonic-merch limbo until 1999 when Sonic Adventure came around. This was not the case over in Japan…
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