Sonic the Hedgehog turns 27 this year, and there has been a resurgence in interest in the character on all fronts. Diamond Select Toys is ready to fill the product void with a number of new items on display this week at Toy Fair 2018.
The first products will be on display at the International Toy Fair in New York City, with a focus on the core Sonic characters — the speedy hedgehog Sonic, the energetic Amy, Tails the two-tailed flying fox, Knuckles the powerful Echidna, Shadow the anti-hero hedgehog, Metal Sonic the evil robot hedgehog, and the mustachioed mastermind Dr. Eggman. .
“It’s an honor and a challenge to develop products based a world with such a long history and distinctive style,” said Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira. “The Sonic Universe has so many possibilities that we are excited to explore – in our established categories, like Vinimates, Minimates and Gallery PVCs, but also the PVC mini-figure category, which we are diving into for the first time!”
The first round of products is expected to arrive in time for the 2018 holiday season. According to Diamond Select Toys, we can expect to see PVC statues, block style figures, Minimates, and more.