Sonic the Hedgehog is back in the land of toys with five Erector sets available exclusively at Toys R Us, Erector announced today.
The partnership between Sega and Erector has produced three playsets from iconic Sonic the Hedgehog levels, and two vehicles from Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, ranging in price from $14.99 to $79.99. Here are the details from Meccano, the French company that owns the Erector brand:
- Sonic and Knuckles Chemical Plant Racing Tracks ($79.99): Sonic and Knuckles go head to head in a race against one another at the Chemical Plant.
- Sonic and Casino Street Playset ($44.99): Kids can enter into the Casino Zone world to perform amazing stunts as they build Sonic and his incredible Casino Street environment.
- Sonic and Green Hill Ramp Playset ($29.99): Fans can cruise into the Green Hill Zone with Sonic and his Green Hill Ramp Playset as they construct Sonic's car and playset to perform amazing stunts. The Sonic racing car features pull-back action to race along the buildable track and launch through a challenging stunt ring.
- Sonic and Speed Star ($14.99): Now kids can build the iconic Speed Star car for fun and adventures of their own with Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing video game.
- Knuckles and Landbreaker ($14.99): Kids can take Knuckles on the race of his life in his famous Landbreaker car from the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing video game.
Each playset comes with its own collectible Chaos Emerald, so we're wondering if Erector and Sega will release four more at some point. In addition, players can combine the sets for "one awesome world of endless action and play," according to Erector.
"It's so exciting to be able to put this legendary video game character into kids' hands with Erector's innovative construction play system," said Florence Milard, marketing communications manager for Meccano.
A video from Meccano shows off assembly of the Chemical Plant Racing Tracks set and the two vehicles that travel around it with their pull-back motors. We're not sure why it isn't scored to the Chemical Plant Zone theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but either way, you can watch it below.