Toy licensee Jazwares has a strange, on and off relationship with Mega Man. Ever since the early 2000's, they've actively produced a wealth of Mega Man figures, model kits, play sets, and the highly successful Retro Roto line. In the interim, they've cancelled a great number of products while quietly discontinuing others. Unfortunately, that trend might be poised to continue.
Spotted over at Jazware's official website, the recently revived Retro Roto line has been relegated to "retired" status. Meanwhile, the JUVI series has completely up and vanished from the site. Pending an official announcement from Jazwares themselves, it would appear the manufacturer is done with the Blue Bomber.
Considering Jazwares' track record with Mega Man, tonight's news shouldn't come as a huge surprise. In late 2010, the manufacturer announced they required the license from Capcom to produce new Mega Man (and Street Fighter) figures to release in 2011. Unfortunately, nothing came of it. In subsequent months, we began to hear rumors of Retro Roto Wave 2 finally coming to fruition... but nothing came of that either.
Perhaps this if for the best, you know? In recent years, we've seen some excellent high quality stuff from the likes of Bandai and Kotobukiya. Maybe Capcom have come to the realization Jazwares aren't the best ones suited to handle the IP. After so many failed promises, you've go to draw the line somewhere.