June 2022 Funko Pop Haul

Hello gamers and collectors! I bring you another Funko Pop haul post. I haven’t been collecting much lately because I am trying to do some late spring cleaning and organize my collection. For this post, it’s going to be really short since I only bought one rare figure.

148. Sonic the Werehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series Hot Topic exclusive)

As soon as I saw this on the Hot Topic website, I just had to get him. As a Sonic fan, this was an offer I couldn’t resist. This version of Sonic is him in his Werehog form from the game Sonic Unleashed. Sonic Unleashed is one of those Sonic games that most fans recommend if you want to experience the speed of Sonic and an epic story. This game was made in 2008 and it came out years after titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic Riders. According to Wikipedia, Sonic Unleashed was going to be a sequel to Sonic Adventure 2 and it was titled Sonic World Adventure, but the team at Sega decided to take a different path for this game. You can play this game even today for for the Xbox Series console and use the backwards compatibility feature. So far there is no update for this game for the PlayStation, PC or Switch unless Sega decides to give this the “Ultimate” treatment like Sonic Colors.

What do you think of the Werehog form? I wish this figure has a flock fuzzy texture.

Sad News: Yu-Gi-Oh! creator tragically died

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It has come to my attention that I bring you tragic news. According to Japanese public broadcaster NHK, Japanese Coast Guard found a body in the waters in the coast of Okinawa Island of Japan on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. According to the reports, the body was “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi. Investigation is in progress, but according to sources, Takahashi was using a rental vehicle and his body was wearing snorkeling equipment. He was alone and a person on a passing boat witnessed the body. According to NBC news, the coast guard commented that Takahashi’s body was damaged as if a marine animal harmed him. As of now, there hasn’t been a full detail on his cause of death.

Kazuki Takahashi passed away of the age 60. His real name Kazuo Takahashi. He created the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! in 1996 through 2004 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. According to Crunchyroll, he created and supervised the anime movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Because of the success of his story, the Yu-Gi-Oh! world would later expand into multiple series and spin-offs. He also supervised the manga of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in which the story was written by Shin Yoshida and drawn by Naohito Miyoshi. Despite Yu-Gi-Oh!, he also made some One-Shots such as COMIQ which was released in 2018’s Weekly Shonen Jump and he also did a collaboration graphic novel with Marvel and made Secret Reverse featuring Spider-Man and Iron Man.