Unboxing Funko's Pop & Tee (L): Sonic the Hedgehog


The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is one of my favorite gaming titles of all time. It seems, wherever Sonic goes, there's adventure to be found, evil geniuses to battle, and hundreds of rings to grab.

Now if you’re into collecting like I am, then you'll want to read up on the exciting Sonic Gaming Series from Funko Pop

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

Who is Sonic The Hedgehog? 

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog

The first Sonic game, Sonic the Hedgehog, released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. As Sonic, players run and jump at high speeds using springs, ramps, and loops, with notable power ups such as the shield, gold rings, speed shoes, and invincibility.
In the game, our hero races through an assortment of worlds   
Latter Sonic games, such as Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 3, Sonic & Knuckles and countless more, introduced additional characters, moves and crossover titles.

 

 

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THE PACKAGING 

The packaging comes in an arcade shaped box. Inside the box is one large t-shirt and an original Funko Pop! vinyl figure.

The arcade styled box, takes my back to the day I opened my first gaming system as a child, the sega genesis. 

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up, standing atop a rock, neck to packaging)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up, standing atop a rock, neck to packaging)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, center, Funko Pop Sonic Running T-shirt (left), original packaging (right))

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, center, Funko Pop Sonic Running T-shirt (left), original packaging (right))

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THE T-SHIRT DESIGN

(Vanache wearing the Funko Pop! T-shirt, Large)

(Vanache wearing the Funko Pop! T-shirt, Large) 
The shirt I'm wearing is a size large, short sleeve, crew-neck, in black. The graphic style is reminiscent of the old neon arcade signs. Sonic is seen running atop a platform with arms swung back. The portion of the shirt that reads Sonic, is in blue neon, half filled with ring energy, confirmed by the row of rings seen right under. The Hedgehog is displayed in blue neon, inside of a red neon ribbon. I especially like detail in Sonic's legs, seen as red neon blurs just like in the original games. 

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THE POP 

Sonic the Hedgehog, First edition Funko Pop vinyl figures

(First edition series, Funko Pop!, Sonic the Hedgehog Gaming Collection, featuring Sonic (top), Tails (left), and Knuckles (right)) 

 

The Pops you see here, are the first editions of the Sonic Franchise to hit the Funko Pop Gaming Wave. 

on to the 2nd edition Pops! 

Here we see a modern appearance for Sonic, as the second edition of Funko Pop, is holding a gold ring, shaking his finger. You'll especially notice that this particular Sonic has a metallic finish on the blue and gold ring. This is a special addition found in the Tee & Pop bundle. Buying the other versions of Sonic by himself, will feature the same blue tone, but in a matte finish. The Sonic Pop! is by far the best in my collection, I especially love how vivid this Pop! came out, bringing me back to the days when 16-bit graphics was considered revolutionary. HAHAHA 

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)
(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

 

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

 (Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

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Conclusion

(Sonic the Hedgehog, Funko Vinyl Pop!, Holding a golden ring, with finger pointing up)

(Sonic The Hedgehog Pop! Vinyl Games Collection) 

Additionally; Shadow the Hedgehog, an anti-heroic doppelganger of Sonic with a dark past, and  Dr. Eggman, an evil scientist whose ambition is to conquer the world; make the cut for the the second edition of Sonic's Games Pop! releases. Exclusives include a yellow Super Sonic issued through GameStop, a Sonic glow-in-the-dark (with gold ring) at Toys R Us outlets, and Shadow holding Chao at Hot Topic. 

 

 

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