Toy Fair season is still in full swing, with London done with, the party rolled into Nuremberg and with it came a lot of new toys and some very interesting 25th anniversary details thanks to our friends over at Spindash.de.
Let’s just go over what we know first, we know that Tomy are making a range of classic toys for Sonic’s 25th, we have seen the scans from their catalogues and we have actually seen the physical prototypes in the flesh.
However, Nuremberg provided one very surprising detail, that being Boom Sonic appears to be included in the 25th celebrations!
This photo shows the already known classic range and a Sonic Boom figure with an alternative 25th anniversary logo. Now stop right there, think about this for a moment.
This doesn’t automatically confirm Boom Sonic in the 25th celebrations, this is a prototype box, in the past Tomy has used other figures to represent designs which have yet to be finalised, this might not be a Boom Sonic figure, but a Modern Sonic instead, a line which Tomy has not touched for years.
There is strong evidence for this included in this article, look at the picture at the top of the article, see the classic designed plushies? The Sonic one at the moment has a temporary Sonic Boom tag, not the final one.
But one thing is very clear from this, we now know why there are so many logos, they seem to be used to represent different eras, so it’s likely the classic inspired one which we have seen so often is for the classic era, this one is likely to be used for either Boom or Modern Sonic.
The other very interesting detail which seems to be a reoccurring trend is the use of pixel imagery for the 25th.
Take a look at this photo of the large Classic Sonic Plush.
Now look back at the figures posted earlier, now compare it to this image.
Notice the use of pixels in both imagery, even in the recent tease posted on various Sonic social media outlets pixels are used again, and this follows on from one person at Sega dropping the line ‘pixel Sonic’
Now I can only speculate here, but if you cast your minds back to when Generations was announced, the original trailer included a lot of ‘white space’ in it, we then found out that was a key element of the game, is what we’re seeing here an indication of what might be found in the next major Sonic title?
Another new surprise was this 25th anniversary Comic Boom pack.
As mentioned in our original report on Toy Fair, the show also included some classic Sonic figures which we were very impressed with.
We really hope that the quality of those isn’t lost when they go into mass production since its very high.
Also included in the fair were a number of new Boom toys, we reported on them in our London Toy Fair report, however we can now show you more detailed photographs.
First up is a Metal Sonic plush, we really liked this one when we saw it, can’t wait until this gets released.
But the biggest surprise for us were these big head plushies, Orbot & Cubot especially, but the Metal Sonic one were by far the runaway stars with us, we’ll be getting these day one for sure.
And one final surprise, we think that this might be the first time that the new F4F Tornado statue has been shown in the flesh.
You can read and see more photos of the toys over at Spindash.de