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Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo isn't the only company licensing their popular characters for the statue/figurine treatment.  Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog is the latest gaming hero to pose for a First 4 Figures display piece.  $100 will snag you a 12" tall blue blur of your very own.

Our Sonic the Hedgehog statue has been painstakingly recreated from the official artwork from the classic games to bring a perfect representation of “the fastest thing alive”. The base of the model has been inspired by the first level in the first game, the Green Hill Zone, complete with a grass top and recognizable checker board base.

Note that this is not the same Sonic figurine that the company announced a few months ago.  I don't see myself picking one of these up, but I would like to think that this particular representation of Sonic — that is, the classic Sega Genesis era version and not the over-attituded to-the-extreme design — is a harbinger of good fortune poised to lead us into a time when new modern Sonic games are just as much fun as the original trilogy that launched the character into gaming stardom.

Say, do you think this figure may lock-on to a future Knuckles statue to form an amazing new collectible?  (Answer: "No Way!")