With Nintendo racking in all those sweet monies with their Amiibo figures (and both the LEGO Dimensions and Disney Infinity toys cancelled), it was just a matter of time until someone else jumped at the chance to create toy figurines of their video game mascots. Sony has revealed that a variety of the famous video game mascots will be turned into collectable figures in The Totaku Collection.
Don’t be fooled, while these figures might resemble Nintendo’s Amiibo’s, the PlayStation figures will not have any in-game functionality and will merely look cool standing on your shelf full of other collectable figurines.
The non-articulating 10-centimetres-tall collectable figures will be made by ThinkGeek (a GameStop company) with the collection currently set to consist of seven figures in total combining both old and new mascots. The Totaku Collection will include the Hunter from Bloodborne, Crash Bandicoot, Kratos from God of War, Parappa the Rapper, the Feisar FX350 from Wipeout, Heihachi from Tekken and, lastly, the cutest of the bunch, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet.
The figures will be available in the U.S. from the 23rd of March 2018 and are priced at $10 each. As can be expected, the collection will be sold exclusively through GameStop and ThinkGeek. There has been no talk of more figures joining the collection but I wouldn’t mind seeing Jak and Daxter or Ratchet and Clank next to the other PlayStation mascots.
To the delight of collectors, the very first series of Totaku will be marked with a symbol that identifies the first edition. All other copies produced will not have this mark, so the statuettes of the main draft will certainly be the rarest and most desired by fans. Each of these small figures is about 10 centimetres tall and represents a character in one of his most iconic poses. In addition, the small base where the Totaku are supported is in the shape of a cross and can be joined to the other by interlocking, forming fun scenarios with your favourite video games characters.