ReSaurus was an American toy company that was founded in 1993. They acquired the rights to make action figures based on Sonic Adventure in 1999, and were also the first company to produce Sonic Adventure action figures. This was the first real set of Sonic action figures, as previous companies had only made Sonic figures with very limited to no articulation. Unfortunately ReSaurus went out of business not long after the second series of their Sonic Adventure figures released sometime after 2001.
ReSaurus released two series of 4-inch Sonic action figures and two 12-inch Sonic figures, all based on Sonic Adventure. These were considered by fans to be the best Sonic figures available. They were detailed, on-model and very good quality. Each figure came with a base of their 'face logo' and one plastic gold-chromed ring which fit on a clear plastic rod to fit in the base. The figures also had a hole in their shoe so they could snapped onto their base. Today most of the ReSaurus Sonic figures are considered rare and are sought after, and can sell for over $100 online.
Unfortunately not long after the second series released, ReSaurus went into suspended animation, then eventually went out of business. Before this happened however, they still had plans for new Sonic figures. A line celebrating Sonic's 10th anniversary was supposed to be made, and it would've contained Tails, Knuckles, a Golden Sonic and a black E-series robot labeled as "E-102 Alpha". Since this robot doesn't actually exist, it was likely meant to be E-101 Beta or E-101 Mark II.
A third series of the Adventure figures was also supposed to be made, based on Sonic Adventure 2. It would've contained figures of Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat and Dr. Eggman, but was put on indefinite hold while the company was in suspended animation, until eventually being canceled due to the company going out of business before the series could be produced.
Due to ReSaurus going out of business not long after series 2 released, the series had a very limited run, making the figures from the line the rarest ones the company released. For unknown reasons there were a lot of factory seconds leftover from this series. Eventually these seconds made their way online, and people suspected these figures to be bootlegs due to their poor quality and lack of packaging and accessories. It turns out these supposed bootlegs were just factory seconds, as they had been sitting in a factory for years and resembled the official figures too closely to be able to be bootlegs.
|Sonic the Hedgehog||
|Miles "Tails" Prower||
|Knuckles the Echidna||
|Skiing Sonic the Hedgehog||
|Big the Cat||
10th Anniversary Figures (CANCELED)
Series 3 Figures (CANCELED)
ReSaurus made two 12-inch Sonics, one on its own and a "talking" version that came with a stand that could play voice clips. A Knuckles 12-inch figure was rumored to release as well.
- ↑ http://www.sbnonline.com/article/resaurus-co-inc-toying-with-diversification/
- ↑ https://www.sonicstadium.org/2001/09/resaurus-in-suspended-animation-new-sonic-figures-placed-on-indefinite-hold/#more-464
- ↑ http://www.sonicgear.org/Prototypes/SonicPrototypes2.html
- ↑ http://www.sonicgear.org/Prototypes/SonicPrototypes6.html
- ↑ https://www.deviantart.com/blogzilly/art/Sonic-Dr-Robotnik-Eggman-91968344
- ↑ http://www.sonicgear.org/BootlegFakes/AvoidBootlegs3.html
- ↑ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sega-2000-Sonic-The-Hedgehog-Adventure-Resaurus-AMY-Rose-Action-Figure-Loose/132551457968