Outrun Collectibles Presents Figure Friday: Sonic & Fortnite

During my time writing for Biff Bam Pop! I’ve written about both action figures and video games, but I’ve never written about action figures based on video games. This week that changes as we take a look at a couple different product lines that have found a home in my own personal collection.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie figures by Jakks Pacific

While I have yet to see Sonic 2, I really enjoy the first movie. If you go into it with the expectation that you’re not watching an Oscar contender, you’ll more than likely to have a good time. The same thing can be said for the figure line from Jakks Pacific. If you aren’t expecting Mezco or S.H. Figuarts quality, then you will more than likely be happy with your purchase.

The figures look like they’ve been pulled straight from the big screen and put on store pegs. While that may not sound too impressive, all you need to do is stroll a toy aisle in the midst of summer blockbuster season to see that not all movie tie-ins are created equal. At roughly four inches tall Sonic, Tails and Knuckles scale pretty well with your six-inch figures. There’s also a Jim Carrey inspired Robotnik, though if product shots are any indication, he may not scale well with the other three. With 13 points of articulation, you’ll be able to get some poses out of them, however bad balance and weight distribution prevent anything too dynamic. Additionally, the placement of Knuckles’ hair prevents you from turning his head.

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and Sonic and his associates are very reasonably priced. These will look great on your desk, in your gaming room or on a shelf. I grew up a Sega kid, so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the character. If you do as well, these figures are a great addition to your collection.

Victory Royale Fortnite figures by Hasbro

You can’t swing a cat in a toy aisle without hitting some kind of Fortnite merch. The latest company to enter the action figure battle is Hasbro with their six-inch line of Victory Royale figures. While I’m very familiar with Hasbro, I’m not very familiar with Fortnite. After getting my hands on a few of these figures, that might change.

Chaos Agent, Midas Rex and Lynx were all recent Walmart clearance aisle pickups. I still don’t understand how they sold them to me for $8 a pop and a week later they put more of them out at regular price, but I’m glad I did. Slightly stylized while not overly cartoony, the design of the characters really translates well to figure form. The team at Hasbro has done a great job with articulation. Lynx provides one of the best articulated bodies on a six-inch female figure. The same can be said for Chaos Agent’s suited body. Midas Rex might not look like much by the picture on the box, but he comes with an alternate head that gives me Sir Dan Fortesque from MediEvil vibes.

Speaking of that box, these are some of the first figures to feature Hasbro’s environmentally friendly packaging. If Hasbro wants to make this work, they need to find a better way to convey just how good these figures are. Nothing about this packaging sold me. These figures only came home with me because I got them on clearance. I’d seen them on pegs many times and didn’t feel the need to buy them. Had the alternate head for Midas Rex been featured more, I may have picked him up even sooner. If you’re a fan of Fortnite or are just looking for something fun and new for your collection, Hasbro’s Victory Royale figures actually provide some decent value at the MSRP. I will definitely be looking at more of this line in the future.

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