Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Our initial speculation suggested the Ride Chaser can combine with Bandai's Giga Armor X to form a powered-up, Ultimate Armor mode. Pieces on the Ride Chaser still imply that - however, there may be more going on here than meets the eye.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Oh how I long for the day I won't have to use "cancelled" in a headline. On the chopping block today is the 1/5 scale Zero statue from First 4 Figures. Cancellation notices are being sent out to folks who pre-ordered the statue:
"Zero was launched for pre-order in November 2015 and we recently got the reply from the factory that there will be an increase in production cost as the quote they given were not valid anymore. Since the number of orders cannot cover the cost, we have no other option but to cancel the all the productions of Zero.
For customers who have placed the order, we will refund all the deposit you made within 2-3 days. We sincerely apologize for the cancellation.
Should you have any inquiries, please fill in the Contact Us form in our website."
So that's the end of that. There's not much else to say on this topic other than be on the lookout for your refund. Thanks to Strider Edge for the tip!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jakks Pacific has won the master toy license for next year's new Mega Man cartoon, according to Licensing.biz. The deal between Jakks and the shows producers - DHX Brands and Dentsu Entertainment -includes a range of products, from action figures and play-sets to costumes and plushies.
COO Jack McGrath says, "I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series. Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids."
Mega Man is expected to air in 2018 on Cartoon Network. Production heats up this summer.
Source: Licensing.biz (thanks, Daniel!)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Behold! Super Rockman X! The inagural kit in Bandai's new Giga Armor series of models is looking sharp, designed by none other than Kanetake Ebikawa (perhaps best known for his mechanical design work on Gundam 00 and Full Metal Panic!). It's expected to hit retail later in October.
Pre-orders should go live in the relatively near future. We can expect additional images and information around then. Look forward to it!
Monday, May 22, 2017
If you haven't checked out Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch, there's no time like the present. Version 5B just launched, and with it a handful of additions and tweaks. The mod's creator, CutmanMike, lays it all out:
* Revamped Story + Singleplayer Campaign! Fraglimits are lower, story is more fleshed out and more terrifying bosses await!
* Easy Mode! For players new to FPS or have difficulty with the game. It makes bots and bosses weaker!
* New revamped training map! Visit auto to check out it's new features!
* More weapon and item reworks, including Junk Shield, Remote Mine, Wire and more!
* Lots of updated older maps, including Wave Man, Gyro Man, Magic Man and more!
* New maps! Wily's fortresses continue to appear! Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 now all have Wily Stages! (not included in campaign)
* Don't forget CTF! Now we have 25 CTF maps!
* Many, many, MANY map/weapon/skin tweaks and adjustments! Too much to list!
The game engine has also been upgraded to Zandronum 3.0 beta. This enables modders to use more tools than ever before to whip up their own 8-Bit Deathmatch.
Here's the link to download V5B. Be sure to check out the change log for a more detailed description of each feature.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Beck and Gunvolt are teaming up for a new adventure on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Read on for a bevy of info!
Surprise! Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 and 2 are headed to Nintendo Switch with a slew of new features and improvements.