Has First4Figures really explored both the modern and classic eras of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise so fully that all they're left with is Shadow the gun-toting misstep? Where is Amy Rose? Where is Cream the Rabbit? Heck, I'd even take Silver.

To be honest, I really like Shadow's design, with the striking black-and-red coloring and the mildly-evil eye points. He makes for a rather nifty statue, which will look lovely next to Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Metal Sonic and the other statues in First4Figures' Sonic line whether one opts for the $214.99 regular edition (1,500 pieces) or the glowing $229.99 exclusive (600 pieces).

My issue is the fact that there are so many other characters I'd rather see added to the line, especially the ladies. Rogue the Bat really needs a statue. Also, Blaze the Cat. And that little bee guy. And the human girl Sonic makes out with in that one game. All of these, then Shadow.