It's been a long time since we had ourselves an official Rockman model kit. After Zero came out, it seemed uncertain what Kotobukiya would tackle next, if anything at all.
But now the answer has come to light. Capcom themselves are picking up where Kotobukiya left off. And that is, specifically, a radical reinterpretation of X himself.
Behold... Rockman X "Ver.Ke". Via Rockman Unity:
Designed by Mizuno Keisuke (artist for Mega Man Powered Up and Maverick Hunter X) this model is the first product to release under Capcom's new "C.C.C" label (Capcom Creators Collection). The C.C.C brand allows Capcom designers and artists to freely re-imagine designs of existing characters into figures and kits.
The official product details from Rockman Unity are really something, too:
- Size: 4/1 scale
- Material: Titanium-X
- Price: 4.1 million Zenny
- APIF model number: SHVC19931217RX
- Release date: April 1st, 21XX
- NOTE: special modeling kit nippers needed to penetrate Titanium-X. Basic welding and electrical skills are required.
You know, I think we can collective scrape together 4.1M Zenny by 21XX. We'll work out who gets the kit on what days later. I've got dibs on Saturdays, though.
Alright, alright, put your wallets down. This is a fun little joke from Capcom, Ucchy and the Rockman Unity crew. Perhaps. I'm not putting money on this, but there's been at least one Rockman Unity joke that turned out to have some truth to it. For all we know, this C.C.C label is going to become a thing and Keisuke does have his hand in some amazing looking X model kit. It won't be made of Titanium-X, of course.
You can never be too sure what may happen. Only time will tell.
UPDATE: For one reason or another, Rockman Unity took down the joke. You can still see the cached version here.
UPDATE 2: Ucchy comments on the removal...
Source: Rockman Unity
@Protodude Maybe was a dream...
— ウッチー (@ROCKMAN_UNITY) April 2, 2014
(fun fact: that APIF model number is a play on an official Super Famicom cartridge model number. SHVC=Super Home Video Computer; 19931217RX = 1993.12.17, Rockman X's original release date)