German company Gaya Entertainment are giving Sonic fans all over the globe more items to lust over and collect in the very near future. Aiming for a more classic look they are releasing both ‘Squeeze’ figures and ‘Squeeze’ Keychains. Both sets contain 4 characters; Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Dr Robotnik in their Genesis/Mega Drive iterations. Below is the official press release:
Gaya Entertainment and Jetix Consumer products have expanded their license agreement to create further products related to the classic Sonic the Hedgehog videogames from SEGA. The product lineup includes a collectable chess game that comes with 32 high end and hand painted pvc figures which was previously announced already and is now extended with the following assortments of squeezable figures and keychains.
CEO of Gaya Entertainment Andre Schmitz said: “We are very proud to announce the teaming up of Jetix and Gaya Entertainment for this project. 2009 will be an important year for everybody´s favorite Hedgehog and being a part of it is highly appreciated. With our product lineup for Sonic we intend to offer something for everyone, may it be old or young.”
Squeezee figures are around 10cm in height and come individually packed in window box, 12 pieces assorted per counter display. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman(Robotnik) are available.
Squeezee keychains are around 6cm in height and are individually carded, 12 pieces assorted per counter display. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman(Robotnik) are available.
“Jetix is looking forward to working with Gaya Entertainment and delivering quality products from one of its most cherished franchises to both fans of the series and model collectors alike”, said Georg Liedmeier, in charge of Licensing at Jetix Consumer Products.
The first products will hit stores, starting end of May 2009. Pricing information and release schedules available upon request.
The figures are projected to be priced at 9 Euro 99 ($15.51 or £9.34) and the Keychains at 5 Euro 99 ($8.10 or £5.60) each. Full credit for the story goes to Thomas from Sega Portal.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.