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Baseline blue blur
Aug 11, 2008 by Suikodeniac
I was a bit disappointed with this one, being a big Sonic fan I expected a bit better. The toy is good enough in quality and understandably simpler in design than Tails or Shadow [being an earlier character] and unlike those two, lacks felt parts that made me wonder about the others' durability. Unfortunately, my toy at least which differs slightly from the one pictured here, also lacks the personality of the character Sonic and the exact, or as exact as is approximately possible in fabric, looks and essence of Sonic that was done so well in the Tails and Shadow toys. Possible causes for this might be that his nose looks slightly odd, being thicker at its base, and the overall toy shape is slightly off and blocky, although Shadow has the same styled nose without this problem.
The shipping weight is likely higher on this toy [than other non-sonic series justmanga plushes] due to the spikes, and Sonic's head being well rounded and shaped rather than like the flat felt cheek fur Tails has. It makes the toy heavy, but looks good and shows nice attention to detail and makes it more durable. The fabrics used vary in texture throughout the toy, from slightly fuzzy on his body to sleek and smooth on his eyes, shoes, and gloves. Like Tails and Shadow he has a yellow string in the top of his head which he can be suspended from, but unlike Tails and shadow the string's colour doesn't match as well with the Sonic toy's colours.
If you really like Sonic, aren't that picky as long as it is Sonic, or just want the main character to complete your collection, then this toy is still worth getting. However, I found the slight dip in stand alone excellence, and lack of well captured personality as seen in Tails and Shadow's toys, slightly disappointing. Not every Sonic fan might want this, and casual fans might skip it entirely, but it's still a good plushie; just not as awesome as the others.
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