Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roll Gets a New Design for 2018 Nendoroid Figure... and Maybe More?


Roll is getting a brand-new look for a mysterious figure. Announced during the preview version of the Tokyo Game Show Rockman 30th anniversary panel, this new design will be turned into a Nendoroid by Good Smile in 2018. It's currently dubbed "30th anniversary Roll."

That's all well and good, sure, but something else might be going on here.

Attendees and fans on Twitter find it highly suspect this new design is *just* for a figure. Nendoroids are traditionally based on pre-existing character designs – nothing has been created from scratch. Also, wouldn't Nendoroid concept art have Nendo-like proportions? Unless Roll intends to break tradition, speculation says this design could belong to something more – much more.

At first glance, I immediately drew comparisons to that new, out-of-place concept art in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2. Style-wise, Roll and Mega Man here are pretty similar. Interesting stuff. Very interesting.

Needless to say, I'll be keeping tabs on this.

Source: Capcom | takaNakayama

28 comments:

  1. *it's_happening.jpeg*

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  2. New design for her in Tatsunoko VS Capcom 2 for Switch :B

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  3. Roll looks okey.... I just wait that Ishikawa never put his hands in she anymore.

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    1. Poor choice of words, mate.

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  4. Looks cute, if anything. Don't go getting any wild ideas, though. A new game simply isn't happening.

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    1. We don't know that yet...all we can do is wait, see and hope.

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    2. Glad to see an ample amount of positivity around here!

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    1. It looks too good for the cartoon.

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    2. No thanks.. Prefer games!

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    3. From what we know so far, Roll is not in the cartoon.

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    4. I'm thinking it's just a toy design for toy sake. Sorta like those Truforce odd Armored X's they've made.

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    5. No it's something else. This is supposedly for a chibi figure yet there's no chibi concept art. TruForce X was deliberately designed that way to resemble VerKe. Gundam figures.

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  6. GET HYPED!!! GET REAALLY HYPED!!! <3

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    1. Yes, it is indeed happening.

      A brand new Megaman Experience for next generation of gaming!

      IINTRODUCING!
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      .Wardrobe designs that would look so awesome for a new potential game, But is simply there to forever tease fans.

      Coming Soon To Steam, Xbox One and PS4,

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    2. How dare you not to including Switch ?! I hope it is the next generation of gaming and Switch deserve it since MegaMan was the first game on Nintendo!! It should remain the tradition for Nintendo consoles!

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  8. This hype train has crashed way too many times for me to jump on. I'll just wait at the station and see if it arrives this time.

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  9. Whatever else this new design is intended for, I like it. :D And that's another Nendo added to my 'must obtain someday' list...

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  10. I'd like to see the concept arts scaled next to each other.

    Based off the two pictures Mega looks a decent bit taller/older than roll. They looked pretty close together in most media. It's a really minor detail, but it would bug me if it's changed. Hopefully that's not the case.

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  11. It would be cool if Roll showed up as DLC or even in a potential sequel to MvC:I with that new look!

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    1. No thanks. We want a new Rockman/MegaMan games and Roll as playable as well. NO MORE DLC FOR PS4 XBOX ONE at all. DLC is good for other things.. Her as a DLC is worthless!! NEW ROCKMAN/MEGAMAN GAME PLEASE. I HOPE SO!

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    2. If it is an Nendoroid "ACTION" Figure then I curse them forever! A new ROCKMAN/MEGAMAN games will be great.

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  12. neat design. maybe it's for that new megaman show from moa? maybe not BUT, SENTINEL GET THIS DESIGN AND GET US A ROLL FIGURE ASAP!!!! (sorry, for product shaming but, I want more from sentinel.)

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  13. Well, now! Look who's all modern and updated! Traded that her false shirtfront for a hood! I'm digging the shirt sleeves, pocket dress, and boots with socks and half-spats, too! Her hair style and full bow looks great, as well. I really like this. I don't even care what it's for.

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