More On F4F Anniversary Figure – Multiple Territory Versions

Following on from our First 4 Figures 20th anniversary figurine story earlier, SEGA have revealed some photos of the figures being worked on – much as were shown when the Super Sonic figure was initially announced.

Interestingly it turns out there are actually TWO versions of the Sonic figure in production, the one we have seen previously and also one for the American market which will have the Classic Sonic featured in the monitor be from the US Genesis boxart.  Why it was actually necessary to not use the Japanese art is a mystery, SEGA America have said that “We wanted to be true to that history, so we made different versions of the figurine.” But in that case why has Europe got the Japanese Mega Drive boxart for Classic Sonic?

Anyone else find that kinda confusing that a decision was made to honour historical accuracy on one side but is actually inaccurate on the other? Normally I don’t get picky about details but it just seems, well, confusing.

Bottom line is collectors now have two figures they need to get a hold of instead of one. Bad news for your (and my) wallets merchandise hoarders!

Both SEGA and First 4 Figures have stated it will be an 1000 unit run.

Making of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Figurine

Making of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Figurine

Making of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Figurine

Making of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Figurine

Making of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Figurine

Final American Version:

US Final Version

Final Euro-zone Region:

Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Figurine

Author: AAUK

Gamer, scholar, gentleman & fountain of useless trivia, LMC's boss-man extraordinaire is also a super-awesome Community Manager who has worked on projects for SEGA, Square Enix, Konami, Capcom and more. Once co-created and hosted an international fan-convention because he can do that sort of thing.

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  1. I will be buying one!! 😀

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  2. That;s indeed strange normally Europe gets the same version on games and collectibles and stuff as America. o.o

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