Now here's a neat little obscure item. Reader James sent in these photos of an interactive Rockman storybook, produced sometime in 1993.
Designed with children in mind, this easy-read has kids guiding the Blue Bomber in the fight against eight Robot Masters from Rockman 6. Each Robot Master offers a different activity such as solving puzzles, mazes and brain teasers. Completing activities yields a battle between Rockman and a Robot Master. Battles are carried out through a "digital slot machine" (pictured above right) embedded within the book itself. Successfully line up a specific set of numbers, and the boss will be defeated. Sounds simple, but James notes he's yet to successfully defeat anyone. Nevertheless, the book looks to be a blast,...for kids and adults.
If you're interesting in purchasing the book for yourself, be sure to scope out Yahoo! Japan Auctions as stuff like this pops up every now and then.
Thanks for sharing, James!