Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Koji Izuki's Rockman 8 Volume 2 Cover Revealed

Due in Japan next month, the second volume of Koji Izuki's revised Rockman 8 adaptation. Spanning 260 pages, the book covers chapters 8-13 of the 1997-1998 comic.

While not drastic, it's said various adjustments have been made to interior artwork, personally handled by Izuki. To further differentiate this volume from previous prints, new cover art has been provided. Great action shot of the Rock Ball, no?

Pre-orders are currently open through Amazon Japan and Fukkan.

First 4 Figures Opens Zero Statue Pre-Orders (Updated)

First 4 Figures  brings us another high-end Mega Man X statue: the red crusader himself, Zero!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hobby Rock 2016 Models Teased

Models based on Aile, Rock Volnutt, Shooting Star Rockman, OVER-1 and Hitoshi Ariga's Rockman are but a small sample of what's headed to Hobby Rock 2016.

The Legend of Rockman X Arrives in Thailand

A few years ago a group of tenacious Mega Man fans published a classic series history book in Thailand. They're following it up with a new entry titled The Legend of Rockman X.

As one might expect, the book offers fans a complete compendium of X series knowledge. Each game in the series is covered, featuring in-depth character profiles, artwork and other fun tidbits. There's an entire section devoted to Mega Missions too. It's the next best thing to a hypothetical "Maverick Hunter Field Guild." You can view some sample images here.

Right now, the book can be ordered directly from RockPage's Facebook. Simply contact the administrated and he'll hook you up. Be aware, though, it's written entirely in Thai. I found it to be a neat commodity despite the language barrier. It's a true labor of love from die-hard fans to fans. Check it out, if you are so inclined!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Gold Mega Man Amiibo Won't Be Coming to Europe

We've known for a little while that Mega Man Legacy Collection won't be seeing a physical release in Europe. Further confirmation came yesterday with the release of a new trailer. Today, Capcom UK has confirmed the gold Mega Man Amiibo (bundled with the North American-exclusive special edition) will not be distributed in Europe either.

Even though this particular figure isn't hitting PAL territories, Capcom UK reminded fans that the regular Mega Man Amiibo will unlock the same content. Fans won't be missing out on those extra challenges... but Amiibo collector's will be left yearning for the gold!

Source: Capcom UK

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

X and Zero Tamashii Buddies Priced and Dated

First they were giants, now they're itty-bitty. X and Zero are next in line in Bandai's Tamashii Buddies series. Each measures at about 9cm in height and includes a display stand featuring Mega Man X's introductory stage.

Bandai plans to roll these out in April, 2016 for 1,620 yen a piece (roughly $13 US). Pre-orders go live in the days ahead. Before you buy, be advised these figures are not articulated. They're meant to be shown off on a shelf or, if you're feeling fancy, act as bookends.

Source: Tamashii Buddies

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dr. Light's Journal Included with Japanese Legacy Collection Limited Edition

Love Mega Man lore? You might want to keep the limited edition Rockman Classics Collection bundle on your radar. What was initially believed to be a lackluster box of "school supplies", the limited edition package will include a copy of Dr. Light's journal. The entries within are said to provide "illuminating insights on subjects ranging from Rockman to world peace."