The Sonic the Hedgehog Nanoblock kits are about to drop in Japan. On June 23, 2020, three kits will appear in Japan for 1,200円 (~$11) each. People will be able to pick up a Sonic, Tails, or Eggman kit. However, preorders are already open on the Japanese Sega Store. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
The launch of these three Sonic the Hedgehog Nanoblock sets is designed to coincide with multiple occasions. First, the actual release date, June 23rd, is the day Sonic made his debut on the Genesis in 1991. That’s when the first game was released in North America. (It appeared in Europe and Japan a month later.) So part of this is to celebrate the character’s 29th birthday.
However, they are also showing up now in honor of the Sonic movie’s Japanese debut. Due to the pandemic, its release was pushed back in the region, causing it to launch there on June 26, 2020. As Hobby Watch noted, some theaters will even be selling these three Sonic the Hedgehog Nanoblock kits.
As for the designs, each one is about 66mm tall, though Tails is a bit shorter than both Sonic and Eggman and is only 61mm. Sonic and Tails are both 150 piece kits, while Eggman has 160 pieces. All three of them are labeled as level two difficulty kits, out of a possible five levels, so they shouldn’t be too hard to put together.
The Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic, Tails, and Eggman Nanoblock sets will appear in Japan starting on June 23, 2020.