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He may not have starred in the best game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe (it was probably one of the worst), but Shadow is finally getting some attention in statue form. This isn't the first time First 4 Figures' has dipped into the beloved characters of this universe, and it won't be the last.
Shadow comes in two 15.5-inch versions. The "exclusive" model is limited to only 600 pieces worldwide. The flames on his feet flicker back and forth, setting it apart from the standard version. If you purchased the first figure in the "Modern Sonic" line (unsurprisingly it was Modern Sonic), you can authenticate your purchase in order to acquire the same collector number on your exclusive Shadow the Hedgehog.
If you opt for the standard version, you'll have a shot at one of the 1,500 pieces in the run. You can see the full line of First 4 Figures on the company's website. As for what this means for the digital incarnation of Shadow, maybe he'll get another chance as part of the new exclusivity arrangement struck between Sega and Nintendo.
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