Next week is an auspicious occasion, marking 20 years since the very first Sonic the Hedgehog blast processed his way into our lives, and SEGA wants to commemorate its hero's two decades of running with a limited edition figurine.

The numbered 1,000 model run is so exclusive it won't even be sold in shops, and will likely be used as promotional items and giveaways to Sonic's most ardent fans. Either that or they'll sit on the desks of top SEGA executives to stop their papers flying away. One of the two.

Two versions will be made with differing box art displayed in the monitors, though our in-house Sonic expert tells us the cover art displayed in the European model is in fact the Japanese box art.

Sonic's official 20th anniversary is next Thursday, 23rd June. How will you celebrate?