Sonic Bobbleheads

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  1. MegaDash

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    So, I was looking around for <a href="http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/06/25/" target="_blank">Penny Arcade's SA2 comic</a> and stumbled upon these <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?company=Funko&theme=Sonic+the+Hedgehog&searchorder=com" target="_blank">wacky bobbleheads</a> made by <a href="http://www.funko.com/" target="_blank">Funko</a>. I don't know why I've never seen them before, but apparently Funko's the only one that ever made such trinkets.

    I was only able to find the Sonic bobblehead on the official website, but entertainmentearth.com has Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Here's a sample photo from elsewhere; the on-site images seem to be un-embeddable:

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    These guys are adorable. I think the first one I'd buy would be Tails. Which one do you want?
     
  2. SMTP

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    Legs are a tad too long, but other than that, they look good...
     
  3. Oh God, Sonic looks weird with a neck.
     
  4. Greg the Cat

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    So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?
     
  5. NomadTW

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    <!--quoteo(post=565992:date=Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565992">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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    I'd buy it. And would regret nothing.

    Oh, and the bobbleheads are neat, I guess.
     
  6. OSM

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    Knuckles is the only one that looks good, not crazy about the way Sonic or Tails look.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=565992:date=Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565992">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This isn't new.

    Sonic's been whoring himself for a while now. Mostly just in clothing and stuff you usually see at Hot Topic, though now we're seeing Sonic Snuggies and chess sets.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=566097:date=Mar 6 2011, 10:36 PM:name=SomeSortOfRobot)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SomeSortOfRobot @ Mar 6 2011, 10:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=566097">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=565992:date=Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565992">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This isn't new.

    Sonic's been whoring himself for a while now. Mostly just in clothing and stuff you usually see at Hot Topic, though now we're seeing Sonic Snuggies and chess sets.
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    Then he's being whored out more oft than usual then. Still, they normally don't push Sonic in our face like they are this year.

    What the hell are they up to? Whatever it is, it better be damn good.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=566099:date=Mar 6 2011, 10:46 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 10:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=566099">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=566097:date=Mar 6 2011, 10:36 PM:name=SomeSortOfRobot)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SomeSortOfRobot @ Mar 6 2011, 10:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=566097">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=565992:date=Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 05:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565992">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    This isn't new.

    Sonic's been whoring himself for a while now. Mostly just in clothing and stuff you usually see at Hot Topic, though now we're seeing Sonic Snuggies and chess sets.
    <!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Then he's being whored out more oft than usual then. Still, they normally don't push Sonic in our face like they are this year.

    What the hell are they up to? Whatever it is, it better be damn good.
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    Maybe they're trying to give Sonic Mario-like status again?
     
  10. I'd buy a Sonic chess set. Or a figure.

    But not one of these bobbleheads, because

    <!--quoteo(post=565984:date=Mar 6 2011, 05:05 PM:name=HarrisonJ)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (HarrisonJ @ Mar 6 2011, 05:05 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565984">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oh God, Sonic looks weird with a neck.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
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    Knuckles looks good, sonic looks a bit odd with his legs so close together, long and with a visible neck, tails is full herp derp
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=565992:date=Mar 6 2011, 06:18 PM:name=Greg the Cat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Greg the Cat @ Mar 6 2011, 06:18 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=565992">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So when Sega said that merchandising would be an integral part of their Sonic plan for this anniversary, this is what they meant. Whoring out the franchise in various ways and collectable editions as well as alternate covers of comics. What next? A marketing campaign with Mountain Dew?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    What did you expect when then mentioned "merchandising"? Glorious 18-inch glowing statues of classic Sonic characters and badniks with Megadrive sound effects? It's merchandising. They're fucking bobbleheads and they're pretty cute.
     
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    There's been lots of Sonic-merch around lately, and evidently it sells well. I just bought a blue Sonic shirt akin to those Sesame Street shirts and hats, it's pretty nice and it's classic Sonic too. I'm not complaining, I love seeing Sonic's face everywhere, especially old-school Sonic.
     
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    Goddamn, you guys can't appreciate that it's a silly little bobblehead set. They're fucking bobbleheads, not meant to be some beautiful 12" on model maquette. Can't we have some toys where the characters are the wrong colors or off model every once in a while?
     
  15. MegaDash

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    <!--quoteo(post=566591:date=Mar 8 2011, 11:37 AM:name=Ross-Irving)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ross-Irving @ Mar 8 2011, 11:37 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=566591">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Goddamn, you guys can't appreciate that it's a silly little bobblehead set. They're fucking bobbleheads, not meant to be some beautiful 12" on model maquette. Can't we have some toys where the characters are the wrong colors or off model every once in a while?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Brofist. That's what I've been saying. And as far as cheap merch goes, this is down-right high quality stuff. I'm serious, they look beautiful.
     
  16. Quarterman

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    I wouldn't go so far as to call them "beautiful", but I like them. I'd probably get the Knuckles one, and perhaps the Tails one. They'd at least look good with my other Sonic stuff.
     
  17. Knux13

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    Where is the Eggman bobble-belly? I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
     
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