It's been a long time coming but the wraps are finally off HMO Collectibles' 1/4 scale Mega Man X statue. Pre-orders go live tomorrow for a whopping $599.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jakks Pacific has won the master toy license for next year's new Mega Man cartoon, according to Licensing.biz. The deal between Jakks and the shows producers - DHX Brands and Dentsu Entertainment -includes a range of products, from action figures and play-sets to costumes and plushies.
COO Jack McGrath says, "I grew up with Mega Man and am a big fan, so I’m thrilled for Jakks to team up with DHX Brands and Dentsu on the new animated series. Jakks will bring to life the characters of this terrific franchise through a wide range of toys and costumes for a new generation of kids."
Mega Man is expected to air in 2018 on Cartoon Network. Production heats up this summer.
Source: Licensing.biz (thanks, Daniel!)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Behold! Super Rockman X! The inagural kit in Bandai's new Giga Armor series of models is looking sharp, designed by none other than Kanetake Ebikawa (perhaps best known for his mechanical design work on Gundam 00 and Full Metal Panic!). It's expected to hit retail later in October.
Pre-orders should go live in the relatively near future. We can expect additional images and information around then. Look forward to it!
Monday, May 22, 2017
If you haven't checked out Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch, there's no time like the present. Version 5B just launched, and with it a handful of additions and tweaks. The mod's creator, CutmanMike, lays it all out:
* Revamped Story + Singleplayer Campaign! Fraglimits are lower, story is more fleshed out and more terrifying bosses await!
* Easy Mode! For players new to FPS or have difficulty with the game. It makes bots and bosses weaker!
* New revamped training map! Visit auto to check out it's new features!
* More weapon and item reworks, including Junk Shield, Remote Mine, Wire and more!
* Lots of updated older maps, including Wave Man, Gyro Man, Magic Man and more!
* New maps! Wily's fortresses continue to appear! Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 now all have Wily Stages! (not included in campaign)
* Don't forget CTF! Now we have 25 CTF maps!
* Many, many, MANY map/weapon/skin tweaks and adjustments! Too much to list!
The game engine has also been upgraded to Zandronum 3.0 beta. This enables modders to use more tools than ever before to whip up their own 8-Bit Deathmatch.
Here's the link to download V5B. Be sure to check out the change log for a more detailed description of each feature.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Beck and Gunvolt are teaming up for a new adventure on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Read on for a bevy of info!
Surprise! Azure Striker Gunvolt 1 and 2 are headed to Nintendo Switch with a slew of new features and improvements.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Oh wow, you remember Beck, right? That guy from Mighty No. 9? He's back—but not in the way you'd expect. Beck and Gunvolt (of Azure Striker Gunvolt) are slated star in Mighty Gunvolt Burst; a direct follow-up to 2014's retro-inspired Mighty Gunvolt.
According to this week's Famitsu issue, Mighty Gunvolt Burst will feature a character growth elements and a system that awards up-close enemy kills dubbed "Bursts." The game is slated to hit Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch. The Switch version will include HD rumble for "dousing". More details are expected to be unveiled at Inti Creates' BitSummit panel this weekend. In the meantime, please enjoy the above tiny screenshots.
Source: Nintendo Everything
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
- Pack A – Mega Man, Ice Man, Sniper Joe
- Pack B – Mega Man Firing, Fire Man, Metall
- Pack C – Doctor Wily, Cut Man, Guts Man
- Pack D – Doctor Light, Bomb Man, Elec Man
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Another month, another wallpaper from the Rockman Unity App. This time heroes from the far reaches of the Rockman universe come together to celebrate DASH's 20th anniversary a few months early (December 18th, 2017). Download links after the break!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Production on the 2018 Mega Man animated series is ramping up this summer, and DHX Studios need you! If you're an animator looking for work, DHX are hoping to hire people with a penchant for 3D animation and storyboarding to work on Mega Man.
You can find the job postings at DHX Studios' career page here. Please do bear in mind the positions are located in Vancouver and Halifax - you know, Canada! I hear they have great water there.
Source: DHX Careers
Big Bad Toystore are now accepting pre-orders for Amakuni's 1/7 scale X and Zero figure. It'll cost you a pretty penny: a whopping $324.99. BBTS' offering is pricey, but they're shipping it from the U.S. Alternatively, there's Play-Asia.
I don't have the resources to do a giveaway on this one so you're on your own. If you've got the Zenny saved up and want to add this solemn, subtly romantic piece to your Mega Man collection, snag a pre-order here. It ships in November.