Dont Call Them Amiibos Sony Launches Totaku Figure Line
Stay on target Cyber Monday 2018: Best Deals for Gaming, Tech, and Smart Home ItemsBest Nerdy Fitness Gear to Rep Your Fandom at the Gym Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sony is going to release their own collectible toyline. These “Totaku” figures are comprised of characters exclusive to the PlayStation brand. If you’re a hardcore PlayStation gamer (a Sony Pony?) you’re going to want to prove your loyalty to the company by snatching up the whole line.As reported by Polygon, the Totaku figures are from ThinkGeek (which is a GameStop company). I don’t know what a “Totaku” is, but I’m more than familiar with the characters the figures represent. The line includes God of War‘s Kratos, LittleBigPlanet‘s Sackboy, Crashbicoot, Parappa the Rapper, the hunter from Bloodborne, the Feisar FX350 from Wipeout, and Tekken‘s Heihachi. Each figure is four inches tall. That’s a bit on the small side, but for $9.99, you can’t really complain about that, I suppose.I alluded to the figures being like Nintendo’s Amiibo at the top of this post, but that isn’t entirely the case here. The figures have absolutely no near-field communication capability like Nintendo’s product. As Polygon notes, the figures are fixed to their stands and have no articulation. They are purely collectible figures one displays on their shelf or have on their work desk. While it would have been cool if the figures had some sort of compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles, it’s fine that they are merely just cool looking figures.The Totaku figures launch on March 23. Since they’re from ThinkGeek, they are of course a GameStop exclusive. Considering how there is a GameStop on every street corner, it shouldn’t be hard to get your hands on the figures. If you’d rather order online, you can do so on GameStop’s website. All seven figures are currently available to pre-order. If the Totaku figures are successful, perhaps Sony will eventually release more. I know I’d like to own figures of Nathan Drake, Wander from Shadow of the Colossus, or even Cole McGrath from inFAMOUS. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.