Friday, December 4, 2020

Box Art Revealed for MegaHouse's Rockman vs. Forte Statue

If you thought MegaHouse's upcoming Rockman EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue was neat, wait till you get a load of the packaging! 

By way of Rockman Unity, here's out very first look at heavily Rockman EXE 2-inspired box art. You can see the backside here. Needless to say, Ucchy-san is very pleased with the final product. Click on the aforementioned link to see additional, super close-ups of the statue itself, too!

As previously reported, the statue is due to ship in Japan later this month followed by an English release in January, 2021. You can pre-order yours through Big Bad Toystore.

Source: Rockman Unity

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Old Bandai Toy Fair Tape Shows Off Unreleased Ruby-Spears Mega Man Toys

Say what you will about the goofy Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, but its complementary toyline from Bandai was the best. Those action figures are fondly remembered - if not more so - than the animated series itself. 

The toyline is also remembered for a number of cancelled and unreleased items, too. There was the giant 8-inch "Talking Mega Man", vehicles from season 2, and a trio of figures based on different suits that Mega Man wore throughout the show. Images of some of these toys have bubbled up over the years... but to date, we don't know anyone that actually owns them in any capacity. Samples, prototypes - nothing.

More recently, however, a video from Bandai's 1995 Toy Fair offerings has come to light that proudly displays TWO cancelled toys: the 8-inch talking Mega Man and a previously unknown, unannounced playset. You can see them in action in the video above (42:07). You gotta love the host's very, uh, colorful take on "PlAsMa PoWerrrr..."

I miss everything about this show. Sigh...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

REVIEW: Mega Man: Fully Charged #4: The Ultimate Weapon

Issue #3 ended on a high note with the reveal of Zero. Many fans were looking forward to reading the next issue to find out about their identity... but Boom Studios had nothing better to do than spoil it beforehand. That said, is there iat all to look forward in this issue? Find out after the break!

Rockman X DiVE - Bass.EXE Joins Operation X-mas


The second week of the Rockman EXE event is underway and The Cyberworld's "God of Destruction" has arrived to Rockman X DiVE while the Christmas festivities begin this week. Find all the info after the break!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Kotobukiya Announces Rockman EXE Model Kit Line and "Second Armor X" Model Kit

Kotobukiya announced today during the Rockman X Model Kit Talk Live Ver.2 show the 10th model kit in their Rockman X model kit line. Not only that, they announced the beginning of a brand-new Rockman EXE Model Kit line. Find all the info after the break!

Rockman X DiVE - Bass.EXE Announced as the Third "Battle Network" Playable Character

Announced today via a small teaser trailer, Bass.EXE will be the third playable character from the Battle Network Series to hit Rockman X DiVE. He will be available via the gacha system starting next Wednesday, December 2nd.

No further info has been unveiled but you can expect a new trailer showing him in motion early next week. Meanwhile you can see the teaser trailer HERE.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Kotobukiya Presents the Final Look at 4th Armor X Rising Fire Version


Ahead of tomorrow's "Rockman X Model Kit Talk Live Ver.2", Kotobukiya showed off the Rising Fire Version of the 4th Armor model kit during the Plastic Model Hobby Show 2020 online event. You can find all the details after the break!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Help MegaMan.EXE Defeat Cyber Peacock in Rockman X DiVE's Latest Crossover Event


The Battle Network series finally arrives to the Deep Log with none other than MegaMan.EXE and ProtoMan.EXE as the first playable characters! This event takes us to the Cyberspace for an unexpected battle! Jack-In to find all the details after the break! 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Capcom Retro Station Will Let You Play Games the Mega Man Legacy Collections Missed (Updated)


Out of nowhere, a listing has appeared on Amazon Japan for a new retro machine, packed with Mega Man and Street Fighter games. What's more, it might be coming out sooner than you think. 

Find all the details after the break!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Capcom Now Seeking *English* Partners for Mega Man Battle Network's 20th Anniversary

This past May, Capcom Japan began recruiting licensing partners to development commemorative products for Mega Man Battle Network's 20th anniversary. And now, six months later, the house that built the blue bomber are extending their efforts to English-based companies.

No More 8-Bit Mega Man Figures, Says Jakks Pacific

"8-bit Mega Man burnout" has been a thing for a little while now and it looks like it's finally caught up with one brand partner. Jakks Pacific,who currently hold the master Mega Man toy license in the states, has announced that their 8-bit line of Mega Man toys is no more.

Here's what Jakks Pacific's own Craig Drobis had to say: (via Toy Hype USA)

 

"I am a personal fan of our 8 bit lines, mostly because that is how the games looked when I first played them.  And the Mega Man two packs were among my favorite executions we have made.  We did find that people were more interested in the modern/3D versions of the characters and that is why we moved on to the Mega Man 11 figures.

Unfortunately, there won’t be any more Mega Man 8 bit figures being developed and I think in general we will use save that execution of figures for timely introductions around anniversaries, etc. where we can present them in a special fashion.
"


Although their won't be any more 8-bit toys, it's good to know that fans have responded well to the more "modern" iterations of the character. Surely this will point Jakks in the right direction for future lines. We may yet have more "modern" Mega Man figures!

Were you a fan of the 8-bit line? How do you feel about all this?

Source: Toy Hype USA (via The Mega Man Network)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Rockman EXE Characters are Coming to Rockman X DiVE!

The Rockman EXE series is officially crossing over with Rockman X DiVE! The good (and not totally unexpected) news comes to us via the above trailer, recently published by the development team. 

The only confirmed playable characters at this time are Rockman.EXE himself and Blues.EXE. The new artwork is pretty swell, wouldn't you say? Always great to see these two side-by-side.

The Rockman EXE event official kicks off on November 25th

Stay tuned for more details!