I love when I am completely caught off-guard by a toy. In the modern toy collecting hobby, we are pretty much aware of every product six months before it ever hits the shelves. I wrote yesterday how I was still mourning the end of the Jazwares Sonic line when I discovered the new Tomy Amy at Toys R Us this weekend. I knew that Amy was coming out of course, but this figure of Sticks the Badger was a total surprise for me. When I first saw her, I assumed it was Marine the Raccoon (who I just became aware of in the pack-in comic with Blaze the Cat last year). The two characters share a lot of similarities, but are in fact different characters (and species). Sticks is a jungle badger who brings a little Tarzan-esque barbarism to the Sonic family. Her weapon of choice is a homemade boomarang - which would have made an amazingly simple accessory - but alas, she comes empty-handed. Regardless though, I am obsessed with this new addition to my video game shelf. Let's check out Sticks below!
Sticks has five Points of Articulation: Ball Jointed Head, Hinge-and-Swivel Shoulders, and simple Leg Cuts.
Here are a couple images of Sticks the Badger from Sonic Boom.
And here is her doppleganger, Marine the Raccoon. You can see why I screwed them up.
Time for Some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the Tomy Amy Rose.
...and finally with the Variant Wave the Swallow and the Jazwares Amy Rose.