F4F 25th Anniversary Piece finally revealed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qW5egDaL0Y JonoD of TSS and I had a part in designing this piece, as far as working on the the initial idea and providing feedback through the 2D and 3D stages. The piece went through a bunch of changes, including actually deciding the feet would be sculpted and the pose. We really wanted to get a wheel-o-feet effect in, and we settled on the peel-out because a typical wheel would look incredibly awkward in 3D with either two wheels wither side of his body having his entire body rest on one giant wheel. But in CD, Sonic's legs disappear and his feet basically become a ribbon in the peel-out, so that would also look kinda meh. So the entire effect was based upon Lost World's running animation. The pose itself is actually not classic at all... it's from the Advance games. What do you think? Of course we just helped with the brainstorming and gave ideas on the the piece through it's development. Neither of us actually got our hands dirty since we don't have the skills. It was Alex and the artist that really brought it to life. It was fun to be involved though! My only regret is that Mania was kept so tightly under wraps that we didn't have the option to use Studiopolis. The Green Hill base looks awesome with all the detail added though - I'm totally happy with it. Regular version: no lights, no motor in the sign. The sign can be taken out and turned around to display either Sonic or Eggman in their original sprite form. Exclusive version: lights with various settings, motor to rotate the sign, built in rechargeable LED battery and swap-out magnetic face-plates for the sign with official artwork instead of sprites.