|Jakks Pacific got the license in 2019, and continues here in 2021.
This page will have their 2020 / 2021 articulated larger-5 inch size figures only. They have both modern and classic license, so any figure that falls in the "Articulated Action Figures" category will be on this page if it was in 2020 or 2021. Bendy type figures will go onto a separate page. But if it's by Jakks Pacific and it's an action figure, check them out here.
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|In 2021 (at some mystery point) Super Sonic 5 inch figure joins Jakks Pacific's modern line up of figures. They don't really regard their own 'waves' much, so he could appear along-side any of their other figures at Target. He has the usual articulation where it's knee, hip, shoulder and neck only--skipping the elbow.
He comes with the 10 ring icon accessory item. (Shadow had it previously) It is an ok thing for them to re-release the accessory with different characters, to help ensure you get it even if you missed it previously.
Super Sonic looks pretty decent here in his factory photo. The up-turned spikes look pretty much like the game & the hands as fists are normal/appropriate for the form.
|Turn-arounds will appear here if I can get this figure.|
|Here is Jakks Pacific's "Laughin' Sonic" classic style figure. He is the 5 inch size (but shorter than that because classic) and comes with a yellow spring bumper accessory. Skeptical Modern Sonic was released first, but JP seems to be doing a few figures after stock art expressions.|
Maybe they should have stuck to keeping the small line for 'expression-having-variants' because this one isn't the best. 2D stock art does not always translate well into 3D actual physical items. That, or it can be extremely difficult to do.
|In this case the eyes are way, way too big and take up almost the entire top part of his head, all onto the sides as well, which...as you know from games and art was never the case. The, to make the head look tipped back, they made the lower face part enormous...which..when you look at any other figure, it is not, you'd get blue under there instead if he lifted his head that far. The big mouth/big tongue is...well it's there. Having one hand gripping nothing while the other hand appears super big compared to it (as it is open) is also kind of odd. Has there ever been a classic accessory made for the figures to hold? Are they going to make one? Sonic never really picked up stuff in the old games...
It's 10 dollars at Target in August 2021...get this one if it appeals but...it's just kind of wierd.
Jakks Pacific is the FIRST to create an action figure of the "Mecha Sonic" boss from Sonic 2! This buzz-saw inspired, silver clunky version was Eggman's first try at duplicating Sonic to try and defeat him. It didn't work, but it's cool to see this boss become a real action figure (along-side the giant Egg Bot Boss from the game) to finally be able to reinact the final stages of Sonic 2. With big size Classic Eggman in the pack as well, this one's a must-get!
|It's also good because it is a little bit of a price-break. The figures will be sold seperately for 9.99 each, but the 3 pack seen here is only something like 27 dollars or so. You'll save a bit with it, and also on space because of the tidy packaging. The box is fully enclosed (very good) and the window extends around to the top to let light in for good display.
The sculpting here seems quite spot-on. Classic Eggman is very simple in his design, but he has very specific shapes/proportions and they seem to have gotten it right here. The MechaSonic has his odd features like the slot all the way through the head (for the buzz-saw spikes), the strange red mono-eye (no seperate dots), and the square limbs. It does look like they finally brought out the metallic paint for him, which is great as well.
|It took all the way until the end of the year in Fall 2021 but...
Jakks Pacific finally releases an Amy Rose figure. She's here on their 5 inch action figure line. They choose Modern Amy to go first, and of course, her accessory is the piko piko hammer. She has one hand posed to be able to hold it. They've given her a cheerful, mouth open smile expression. The paint job is as usual, quite good, so she looks nice here. The head sculpt is good, very game-like and everything is proportional.
The box has 30th Anniversary branding now included on the bottom card under the logo, as well as the red foil 30th sticker that's generally at the top now. She appears on a wave with oddly colored (pale) Sonic & Tails. Photo discovered by
|Here's the turn-around for her box... It looks nice, and she's well displayed in there. You can see the others were the 'pale odd colors' for the other characters on her wave. Her description is lacking because it just says that "She uses the piko piko hammer". Well gee...you'd think they could come up with a better 1 sentence to say about her.|
|Ah, finally, a loose figure photo so that she can really be inspected. Out of the box, the figure still looks nice and does stand up well. The shoes are solid and heavy enough for her. However, the mouth seems a little large when viewed from some angles.|
|They did not over-do the eyelashes, and she still looks cheerful. There may be a small paint flaw on a boot, but over-all her paint seems really good. She can hold up the mallet and still stand but it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. It's easy to get her to hold it, and the shoulders are solid enough that she can be posed with it as seen here. There's the hole in her boot heel as if there could be a stand, but none of this size figure ever came with anything to use the foot hole on. The white panty (as is usual for her in the games) unusually enough goes partway onto her tail, but they did not forget the tail even though you can't see it from the top.
The bottom line:
This is a great Amy figure, a must-get for Amy fans at 10 dollars for her and her piko hammer. The sculpt is great, the paint is great, the joints work well for holding up things. Jakks Pacific has done well here: grab this figure while you can!
|Team Dark gets another member figure E-123 Omega! As a robot, he's generally easy to make a figure of, because the joints are already 'robotic' as part of the design. He looks quite good here in the factory/possible-proto-photos. The claw hands/very long arms and Omega-symbol on the shoulder are all well done. He comes with the yellow chaos emerald as the accessory.
The box isn't 30th branded here (notice the Amy box above is) BUT it is suspected that when he's released in late 2021 or early 2022, it'll be the 30th branded box.
Team Dark fans know that usually Rouge the Bat comes first...so why Eomega? Likely because of his blocky shapes and easy joints he was an easier pick to make as a figure
|so Jakks Pacific chose him first. Look how wide he is in the box too, it's looking like they're trying pretty hard to scale these which is a good sign as well.|
|Here's the box turn-arounds for E Omega...and you can now see that he takes up pretty much the whole box. This figure is heavier by far than their others, too. He also has 13 points of articulation, which is more than the other figures as well. They really seemed to go mostly-in for the quality on this one. (Can't be said to be 'all in' because for that a figure needs knee, hip, elbow and shoulder joints) The back shows the others on the line|
|which are the usual scramble of re-releases & accessory swaps. Tails with the star post, Sonic with the invincibility jar, and new for the line Silver with Red Star Ring. The blurb says "The last and most powerful of the E Series robots created by Dr. Eggman".
The Bottom Line: A "Must-Get" figure! This is the first figure ever done for this team-dark character and it's done well, so absolutely don't miss this one. If I had to guess, he'll be quite collectible/worth more later on as many 'first' figures are.
|Here's what he looks like out of the box...
And, it's quite decent. There's a bit of horizontal texturing on the body (red part, gray areas) that is somewhat reminiscent of 3D printing? WAS he 3D printed to get parts instead of molded for this area? The plastic feels different than the rest as well. He's a naturally very top heavy character so posing the legs is always going to be difficult (because he tips over). The head does not turn even though it looks like it could / it should. This figure has more articulation than all the others (the elbows and knees bend). But, the wrists can also tilt to a degree, as do the ankles. The shoulder pieces rattle if you shake him, but they are a tight enough joint that he can hold poses with the
|arms out/up. The waist can also turn, but the joint for that is below the hip flap things so it limits how much it can do. The yellow emerald has the usual hole in the bottom of it (but why?) and is thus squared off at the bottom too. It is made of a hard rubber material, much like previous emeralds. Is he a perfect 100% figure? No, but he's still really good and you should totally get this.|
|On the same wave as Omega, the other new character is Silver, who is packaged with a red star ring. As with their small line one (who came out first) this one is another very good likeness. The bigger figure lets the details show a bit more, and yes the bottoms of the shoes do have the hexagon pattern. The head spikes are appropriately large/properly placed & all the paint applications look good for him. The expression is also fine / normal.|
|The box back says "A mysterious herald from the future", which says almost nothing about him. The packaging and accessory are a just fine choice as well, so this is another 'must get' figure at the 10 dollar price point. Very solid, exactly the quality you'd expect from Jakks Pacific.|