Sonic the Hedgehog is something of a big deal in our household. I’ve written about this before (right here), but 2011 is something special: the 20th Anniversary of Sonic!
First off, wow. Does that make me feel old! It’s hard to believe that Sonic has been a part of my life, not to mention the pop culture landscape for two decades now. That’s crazy.
I haven’t heard much about Sega’s plans for the 20th anniversary, but I know that Florida-based toymaker Jazwares has a slate of 20th Anniversary-themed toys planned for 2011 and I’m super-stoked!
Some images leaked out of the recent UK Toy Fair, and we’re bound to get a better look here in a few days as the American International Toy Fair 2011 kicks off officially on Sunday. We’ve seen prototype images of a classic-styled Sonic action figure which just has me dancing for joy. The current 3" Sonic line is one of my favorites and it’s about to get even better as Jazwares casts a wider net over the franchise and brings out some toys based upon the old school looks of some of the Sonic Universe characters.
What exactly has Jazwares got up their sleeves? You’ll have to come back to AFi’s Toy Fair 2011 coverage to find out!