Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bandai Resurrecting Rockman X Mega Missions Cards


Starting today, Bandai are accepting entries for a Giga Armor Rockman X design contest. The winning fan-created armor design will appear in a new or reprinted line of Rockman X Mega Mission cards. You read that correctly: Mega Missions is – in some shape or form – returning.

Bandai are asking fans to create an original design using this template. Submissions will be judged by none other than Yoshiro Iwamoto, author and illustrator of the famed Rockman X manga. The winning design will be redrawn by Iwamoto as a smartphone wallpaper to promote the resurrected Mega Missions cards.

The contest starts today and concludes on January 12th, 2018. A winner will be announced a few short weeks later. Sadly for us, participation is limited to residents of Japan.

At the moment it's difficult to determine if these are actually *new* Mega Mission cards or a reprint of the original 1995-'96 cards. Rockman Unity's own Ucchy-san seems to be in on this surprising revival, too, whatever it turns out to be. Regardless, this is an interesting development. Hopefully we'll have more news from this front soon!

Thanks for the tip Vhyper1985!

17 comments:

  1. Oh, damn! If this is a re-print, that would be mighty cool -- especially if they make it state-side, this time! These in-between stories have interested me since I first saw the original scans of iX/Return X and I wouldn't mind having a complete set of English cards, if that happens.

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  2. If it's a continuation, I hope Crystal Snail, Blizzard Buffalo, Toxic Seahorse, and Tunnel Rhino make an appearance. They're the only Mavericks that didn't appear in the original trilogy.

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    1. Agreed. Snail and Buffalo were two of the most tragic Maverick bosses in the manga. I want to see them in this.

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  3. Good! Now that's a challenge I could sink my teeth into, and I would love to have those cards in English.

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  4. Either one would be great, there's a lot of interesting material to work with already and a continuation could possibly expand on some unused concepts originally planned to appear in the games (kind of like how X Kai was derived from the original proposal of a 4th X Hunter)

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    1. I'd be interested in either an X-Kai / iX character, the proposed female X-Hunter, or both, though this does remind me of how some of us as kids thought Zero was a girl. So there you go, 'she' was the fourth X-Hunter.

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  5. now this is interesting

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  6. So, I know this isn't for bakagaijin-desu, but Mega Man and fun shit is for everyone. What do you say about hosting a design contest to go in parallel with this one, eh Protodude?

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    1. Not a bad idea. But I'm too broke to offer a prize... at the moment

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    2. Would Steam keys I don't need suffice as a prize?

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    3. i got a bunch of extra books too. i support you protodude, i've been reading your blog forever.

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    4. If I'm allowed to shoot for the moon here, any one of the TruForce figures would be a great prize. Either that or some pogs.

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  7. Anyone notice the unseen armor sketch in one of Ucchy's photos? I definitely don't remember that armor for X in the original Megamissions run, although those are clearly the old ones he's showing off. Maybe we're getting new and old cards?

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    1. Yes I found it but I think it is just an unused sketch from the old ones. The design is similar with the ALL EX ARMOR, it may be an unused design of that.

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  8. pretty sure that drawing is of the giga armor figure that's coming out this week. would be sweet to get cards of stuff like that.

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  9. I would love some Repliforce Limited mavericks.

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