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Logo of Kidrobot as of 2019.

Kidrobot, Inc. is a well-known creator of art toys, collectibles, apparel, and accessories, founded in 2002. In 2014, it was acquired by NECA.

In 2016, it was announced that Kidrobot would produce Sonic the Hedgehog toys in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the series.[1]

Sonic the Hedgehog × Kidrobot (2016)

Collectible Vinyl Art

  • The figure in its packaging.
  • The exclusive metallic colorway variant.

Kidrobot's first Sonic product was part of a collaboration titled Sonic the Hedgehog × Kidrobot. A 7-inch display piece/art figure was produced by the company for the collaboration. It depicted Sonic performing a Spin Dash in Green Hill Zone, with a trail of Rings ahead. The figure was developed by Bigshot Toyworks.[2]

A metallic variant of the figure was exclusively available on Kidrobot's website, limited to two-hundred pieces worldwide.[2][3]

Sonic the Hedgehog (2016)

Soon following the art figure, Kidrobot produced more merchandise to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, however not under the collaborative title. The merchandise is based on Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and consists of vinyl figures and key-chains.

Vinyl Mini Series

Kidrobot Sonic VMF Sonic

A blind box and Sonic figure.

Kidrobot Sonic VMS All

The fourteen vinyl mini figures.

A set of fourteen vinyl mini figures were available through blind boxes, each figure being about 3" in height, having their own golden ring display base, and a probability out of twenty of being selected. Two of the fourteen only had a probability of one in forty of being selected.

Vinyl Keychain Series

A set of eighteen vinyl keychains were produced, and like the mini figures were also available through blind boxes. This time there was a probability out of twenty-four for most of the key-chains, but four of them only having a probability of one in forty-eight.

Kidrobot Sonic VKS

Various keychains of the series.

  • Tails Running – 2/24
  • Tails Flying- 2/24
  • Sonic Laughing – 2/24
  • Sonic Badge – 2/24
  • Sonic Hit – 2/24
  • Sonic Dash – 2/24
  • Sonic Ball – 2/24
  • Orbinaut – 1/48
  • MotoBug – 1/24
  • Mega Drive – 1/48
  • EU Mega Drive Cartridge – 1/48
  • Sonic Cartridge – 1/24
  • Genesis – 1/24
  • Eggmobile – 2/24
  • Coconuts – 1/24
  • Caterkiller – 1/24
  • Buzz Bomber – 1/24
  • Sonic Billboard – 1/48

Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Mini Series

  • Sonic Chaos Mini Series on display at Licensing Expo 2019.
  • Sonic Chaos Mini Series on display at NY Toy Fair 2019.
KidrobotSonicChaosMinis

During New York Toy Fair 2019, Kidrobot showcased released and upcoming products. One of the upcoming products was Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Mini Series, a series of blind box figures of modern Sonic series characters.[4] They were set to retail for $9.99 USD each, and release in July 2019. They were later on display at Licensing Expo 2019. As of October 2019, they were still yet to go into production due to difficulties in finding suitable retail outlets.[5]

Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Keychain Series

NYTF2019 Kidrobot SonicCKS

Sonic Chaos Keychain Series on display at NY Toy Fair 2019.

Also on display at New York Toy Fair 2019 was the Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Keychain Series, a series of keychain figures of characters from the modern Sonic series. They were set to retail for $5.99 USD and release in July 2019, but like the Chaos Mini Series have also since been delayed.

Phunny

The Phunny plush collection is a line of plush toys of popular creepy characters, but softened up to be more huggable. They are about eight inches in height and usually in a sitting pose.[6]

Due to the style of Phunny becoming popular, non-creepy characters evenutally joined the series and Phunny plush toys of Sonic and Tails were made.

References

  1. KIDROBOT AND SEGA® ANNOUNCE AN EXCLUSIVE SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. kidrobot BLOG (13 July 2016). Retrieved on 15 October 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog for Kidrobot. Bigshot Toyworks. Archived from the original on 29 June, 2017. Retrieved on 2019-10-03.
  3. Graphic Policy Team (29 October 2016). Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Metallic Medium Figure Now Available. Graphicpolicy.com. Retrieved on 15 October 2018.
  4. Kidrobot debuting new Sonic blindbox keychains this summer. The Sonic Stadium (18 February, 2019). Archived from the original on 3 October, 2019. Retrieved on 2019-10-03.
  5. Mike Cisneros on Twitter (29 October, 2019). Archived from the original on November 8 2019. Retrieved on November 8 2019. “These are from @Kidrobot - they are still looking for a home before they go into production.”
  6. PHUNNY Plush Toys by Kidrobot. Archived from the original on 3 October, 2019. Retrieved on 2019-10-03.

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