Sonic Metal Force... WTF?!!

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  1. Mutt12

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    So I was poking around Kay Bee today and I came across an oddity. Sonic the Hedgehog Metal Force. Basically you got Sonic, Tails, Shadow, and Knuckles wearing Power Ranger esque armor.

    Granted, these molds look light years better than Toy Island's previous failed attempts at Sonic characters in action figure form (something that only Resaurus was able to pull off, God rest their souls). and they got cool light piped weapons that illuminate through an LED light in the hand (like Laser Rod Prime).

    But I'm kinda intrigued and disturbed at the same time...

    Especially about Tails. His chestpiece looks rather... well... how shall we say... feminine... it's bad enough that he's the Sonic character that people draw the most porn of, but good lord, don't give these weirdos more ammo!!!!

    Also, the characters are rather disproportionate in size to their regular un-armored selves. Way too freaking tall. It's like someone chopped their heads off and stuck them on tall robot bodies or something. But that is a minor thing I can forgive.

    Sadly, since these guys were eight bucks a pop, I could only afford Tails. Might pick up Shadow when I have the cash coz he comes with this awesome Scourge-esque red light-up sword.

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    The chest plate and the posture are all very feminine... and disturbing.

    How do the others look? Just as... unique?
     
  3. GigatronSama

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    that looks like something straight out of the archie comics. I'd Give it good odds that those will show up in, if not the current story, then in the next.

    Also, maybe the toy designer thought tails was a girl? That thing is better stacked than Rouge.
     
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    My store can't keep those in stock.
     
  5. Mutt12

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    Actually they look more buff than a Sonic character should. Otherwise, they look pretty cool.
     
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    Starfox is not amused.
     
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    Ten bucks says they decided midway through sculpting that the amy figure wouldn't sell, and they slapped tails' head on her.
     
  9. Mutt12

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    I wouldn't be half surprised.

    Also found out the Metal Force series is actually a repaint of the previous Sonic Space Fighters series, just without the helmets.

    The Space Fighters Tails looks even more girly with the way he's painted, but I'm half tempted to buy it just so I can take the helmet, paint it, and put it on my Metal Force Tails.

    (Edit 12/14: Now that I see it in person, the Space Fighters version looks less girly)

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    I'd like at least one plain vanilla figure of each of the basic cast- Sonic, Tails, Shadow, Robotnik, Knuckles, and Amy. No gimmick, no armor, just plain. If anyone has any they'd wanna sell, PM me.
     
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    The vanilla figures from Toy Island stink on ice. I might highly suggest looking for the Resaurus ones, though they're a bit hard to find since the company went out of business seven years ago. They were pretty high quality.
     
  12. Armorhide

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    Why the hell does tails have a rack!!:confused: :confused: :confused: 

    (wich I mean well...somthing that GUYS shouldn't have)
     
  13. Mutt12

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    Maybe the designers were looking at too many fanfics.
     
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    What company made the ones that were originally marketed as Sonic Adventure 1 figures then Sonic X figures?
     
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    That would be Toy Island. Soon after Resaurus, makers of a line of kickass Sonic Adventure figures, went under, Toy Island started flooding the market with really craptacular Sonic figures, which they re-released under the Sonic X line.
     
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    Can someone post any pics of the other figures from this Metal Force line? I want to see Knuckles.
     
  17. nintendofreakgc

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    Random tidbit: if the Space Fighters figures are labelled as Sonic X figures, then said label is stupid to the extreme. In the second season of Sonic X (going by the Japanese version here - it's the third season of the dub), Sonic and co. frequently survive just fine in space with only their regular gear (which, for the guys, is just their shoes, socks and gloves).

    But yes, the Tails figure is very disturbing.
     
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    I agree, I'd like to get some decent adult (and not FURRY-ified like Metal Force Tails) fan collectible statues of the older Sonic crew. Dr. Robotnik, his goons, Knuckles, Sonic and Tails. Forget about this modern Amy (and friends) crap, just give me Sonic and his older friends and foes. Have them all connect to form one decent sized battle diorama.
     
  20. domientius

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    Truth be told I'd perfer the Toy Island versions. Partly because Resaurus tanked after only making a few characters. I generally like a consistency amongst a line I collect. Plus I recall every Resaurus product I'veever owned pretty much disintegrated, thanks to shoddy design and poor materials. Duke Nukem's legs were held on by a thin plastic rod and the Octabrain's tentacles would snap off easily.
     

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