Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So That's What Bandai's Talking Mega Man Figure Looked Like
It's been longed rumored that Bandai almost produced a talking 8 inch Mega Man action figure, based on the Ruby-Spears animated series. Thanks to this promotional poster discovered by Rockman Corner reader Windsor, we can now say with certainly the big guy was actually in the works.
The product description reads, "8" articulated Mega Man with a signature phrase, plus light and sound. Push the activator button on the back and hear him say "Plasma Power". Push the other button to see the Plasma Cannon light up and hear the laser sound."
I can imagine the singular phrase "plasma power" getting on parents' nerves. But I don't believe that's the sole reason this hunk of plastic was cancelled. Reportedly, Bandai also planned to release Mega Man's Land Blazer and several figures based on second season characters and armors. Unfortunately, it's still unclear why these toys were cancelled.
At the very least, it looks like this figure made it to prototype. For all we know he's huddled up somewhere in a lonely, abandoned warehouse waiting for some love.
Thanks again to Windsor for the contribution!