At a glance, you would be forgiven for mistaking PlayStation's new line of 10-inch figurines Totaku, for Nintendo wildly popular Amiibo line that has proved a hit with collectors and youngsters alike. The Totaku figures appear to be incredibly detailed, and we hope that the final products reflect the quality in the promotional materials. PlayStation has yet to confirm a United Kingdom rollout of the line.
There is no reason to own the Totaku figures beyond actually liking the characters.
I alluded to the figures being like Nintendo's Amiibo at the top of this post, but that isn't entirely the case here. That makes them slightly cheaper than the MSRP of an Amiibo figure, although again, these can't be scanned or used to unlock things in games. The figurines are fixed to their stand and non-articulable, so they're collectibles only. 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. In the USA, it looks as though GameStop will be the only place to grab them. You're also going to be waiting a while to get them with a launch not happening until March 23.