Recently, Funko has created some questionable PoP! figures, such as the Sonic the Hedgehog line of PoP!s. Has anyone actually looked at these things? They’re absolutely terrifying. The eye-to-body proportions of these figures are creepy. Yes, I do realize that PoP! figures do have big black soulless eyes, but they do not sit well on Sonic characters. It’s honestly disturbing and makes me wonder what Funko was thinking when they created the concept art for these figures. They looked creepy when they were originally previewed and being a physical figure has not made them better.
Of the whole set, Dr. Eggman doesn’t look too bad. That’s probably because he is a human figure and his eyes look proportional to his head size, like the rest of the PoP! figures that have been released over the years. Shadow also doesn’t look as terrifying as Sonic, because his black fur matches his beady huge eyes and don’t contrast as much with his paler skin.
But Sonic. What is up with you man?! His eyes look oversized on his face, his skin looks almost translucent next to his large black eyes, and his eyes are just there. It’s so off-putting. And where is the rest of the gang? Where are Knuckles, Tails, and Amy? If Funko wants to terrify all of its consumers, why not create all of the characters so we can be terrified all at once and not again when another wave comes out. We don’t need all of these Sonic variants because I don’t want Sonic in my house with his eyes always watching.
For hardcore Sonic fans, I would say get these figures because it isn’t often when game fans get figures of their favorite characters. For collectors, stay away from Sonic. He isn’t worth the creep factor and he doesn’t have any real value as a figure. Just get the action figures from superstores if you really want a figure of Sonic in your collection.