Sonic the Hedgehog 2 launched in November 1992, so now is the perfect time for Jakks Pacific to release the Giant Eggman Robot Battle Set toy to immortalize the final boss of that game. Alright, we jest (slightly) — Sega has Sonic Origins on the docket to launch at some point, which will contain the first three Sonic games plus & Knuckles, and this year is also the 30th anniversary of Sonic. So the timing isn’t completely out of nowhere. But that’s all besides the point. The point is that Jakks Pacific has created a really awesome Eggman robot toy, and it even takes battle damage when you catapult Sonic at it, resulting in the robot exploding. Check out the Eggman Robot Battle Set commercial, and note that it’s available now at Target, at least.
Jakks Pacific has more Sonic commercials where that came from, as it also recently uploaded a 15-second ad for a Sonic the Hedgehog Studiopolis Zone Playset. By comparison, it’s a lot more underwhelming than the Eggman robot toy, as Sonic looks goofy jumping around in his given pose. But the set itself is pretty nice visually (and also available at Target).
What do you think of this retro Sonic toy renaissance?