Series: Sonic The Hedgehog
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Sculptors: Nendoron and Nakamura Fumitoshi
Release Date: April 2012
After seeing Sonic as a nendoroid, I absolutely couldn’t resist. He would make such a great action figure. I was super curious as to what faces, and accessories he would come with. Now that I have him, I must say he does not disappoint.
Sonic is a bit different from the other nendos in my collection. He is my first one to have ball joints in his ankles, and bendy joints at his wrists. He is also the first in my collection to not have a full head of hair.
The figure itself is very simple. He comes with three sets of hands. Two of them are fists, and two have splayed fingers. The last two are both for his left arm. One is a pointing hand, and the other a thumbs up! Each hand has its own little bendy joint at the wrist. This allows for a bit of extra movement.
He has a total of three faces. His face plates are a bit unique, as you don’t have to remove half of his head to unequip them. You just slide out one face, and replace it with the next. The removable piece includes his eyes, and maw area. His expression options include, a smug open mouth look, a closed mouth smile, and a frown.
I did find it a bit off-putting that he can really only be displayed from his left side. His mouth is only visible on one side of his face, so from the right side this feature is missing entirely. From both sides you can also see the ugly seam line that runs full circle around his face. This is his one really big flaw.
Sonic also comes with one bent leg, and one bent arm. With these pieces you can put him in a running pose. To me, he looks a bit more like he is jogging, but maybe they just had to slow him down so we can see him. Sonic’s shoes are pretty much the only part of him that has several colours, so paint flaws are minimal. As mentioned earlier, his ankles have ball joints, so you can position his feet many different ways.
Sonic comes with an array of goodies from the game. The halfway marker is a lot of fun. The bars in the center are rubbery, so they are tough to break! That’s really good if you are me.
He also comes with a Chaos Emerald, and a Power Ring. Each of these has their own base, which slides into a hole in their bottoms. Sonic’s open hands can hold these respective items as well.
Speaking of items. He also comes with an item box. This is probably my favourite accessory. It has five different options to hide within it. The One-up, Shield, Power Sneakers, 20 Rings, and a Firework? It might be an Invisibility Icon, but not one I have seen….Anyway. The clear sides of the globe open up to switch out the icon plates. Very simple.
Sonic has a lot of mobility for a nendo. His joints are very flexible. I honestly must say I was impressed. In most positions he can stand without his base. Overall this is a pretty darn cool toy!
Sonic’s box is typical for a nendo. Each side shows a couple of posing options. The giant front window makes viewing most of his accessories easy. A handful of them however, are in a second plastic tray behind the first. The back of the box shows all his copyright information, and a couple more poses.
Smooth representation of the character.
Easily changeable faces.
Lots of options!
Awful face seam.
One sided viewing.
I highly recommend you grab one for yourself!
Overall Enjoyment: 10/10