Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Sunday, December 27, 2020
The most notable new bits of info here are confirmation of an eventual ENGLISH release and the unveiling of a set of accessories: a fight stick to play two-player games on one Retro Station screen and USB PVP dongles for wireless connections between two individual Retro Station consoles.
Residents in Japan can pre-order the console now via the official Retro Station online store and, very soon, Amazon Japan. Sales in other regions are reportedly "coming soon!"
For the uninitiated, the Capcom Retro Station comes pre-installed with ten Mega Man and Street Fighter games. Mega Man-wise, the offerings include Mega Man: The Power Battle, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Mega Man X, Mega Man Soccer and Rockman & Forte. With the exception of Rockman & Forte, every Mega Man game listed here is playable in English. Rockman & Forte will be the original, untranslated Super Famicom version.
The Retro Station is due in Japan in March, 2021 for 21,780 Yen. That's roughly $210 US. Ouch! Is the price for admission worth it for a few Mega Man games that were missing from the Legacy Collections? Your call!
A New Year event with a new stage, a new character, a new musical remix, and a new boss is coming next week to Rockman X DiVE. If you weren't already busy playing the "Merry Christmas!" event stage, well, you'll be busy now two concurrent events. Find all the details after the break!
Thursday, December 24, 2020
If you were expecting Rockman X DiVE to do a collaboration with other mobile games someday, wait no more. The game will be crossing over with the puzzle-based RPG Tower of Saviors in early January. You can find all the info after the break!
We got our first look at the model kit's paint job at the end of November and now, before year's ends, pre-orders are open in Japan. Find all the details after the break!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
"Rockman DASH : Capcom Official Creation Data Collection - Great Adventure Guide" is a mouthful of a title that belongs to the undisputed king of Mega Man Legends 1 art books. It's not only chock-full of rare concept art and unused designs, but insightful commentary from the game's staff, too. It's a real sacred tome, let me tell you.
Unfortunately, the book is long out-of-print and never received an official English release. But where Capcom and partners fail to deliver, fans are once again happy to pick up the slack! An extensive English fan-translation is, after all the years, finally underway! Read on for the details!
Mega Man and the two Mega Man 10-inspired variants -- Triple Blade (Blade Man's special weapon) and Thunder Wool (Sheep Man's special weapon) -- are made from polystone and hand painted. They measure 8.4" tall. You can pre-order them right now through Icon Heroes' Online Store for $30 each:
Even though these are bobbleheads... don't you think the neck is too long? Let us know in the comments!
Sunday, December 20, 2020
A few days ago we had a look at Rockman X DiVE's Christmas stage - "Christmas Leviathan" - and "Christmas Ferham". And today we have a look at the event's second playable character and the boss. Find all the details after the break!
Saturday, December 19, 2020
The second to last issue of the Fully Charged comic is finally here. The battle between Daini and Mega Man is about to start! You can read our recap and opinion after the break!
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Earlier today, Famitsu gave us a pretty extensive preview of next week's Rockman X DiVE Christmas event through an hour-long stream. The first character of the event, a new skin, the new main menu and the event stage were shown. Check out all the details after the break!
To commemorate the classic series' 33rd anniversary, Rockman Unity has announced three projects slated to launch in Spring 2021.
First, we have two brand-new manga. Rockman-chan is a humorous, parody manga starring an innocent Blue Bomber as he carries out the whims of Dr. Light. Dr. Light's missions for our hero, however, are anything but a cake walk.
The second manga is called Rockman-san. It follows the misadventures of a grown-up Mega Man as he deals with the tumultuous demands of an adult world.
Both manga will launch exclusively in Japan on Young Ace UP this coming Spring. English adaptations have not been announced. So... do look forward to our inevitable fan-translations.
The third announcement is a brand-new Capcom tribute album called Captune ONE. It will feature a new arranged pieces from the Mega Man series, such as Running Through The Cyber World” from Mega Man Battle Network, "Wily Stage 1" from MM2 and “Esperanto” from Mega Man Zero 4.
Source: Rockman Unity
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Sunday, December 13, 2020
Well that didn't take too long. Following a big reveal last week, pre-orders for Dimension Studio's upcoming Copy-X are beginning to appear online. What's more, we have an excellent video showing off completed kit. Check it out above!
Like what you see? Here's where you can get him so far:
I'll be updating this post as additional listings become available. Stay tuned - you don't want to miss this kit!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The last DiVE Festival of the year is here and it's packed. We have the second playable boss, the third Raid Boss event, and a new skin. Find all the details after the break!
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Have you ever wanted an official LEGO Mega Man set? Then look no further than these four auspicious LEGO Ideas projects by RockmanCosmo, MacAndCheez, and Brickman911!
Check out the details about these projects after the break, written by the creators themselves!
Thanks to our friend marklincadet, we can take a much closer look at Monika Toys' upcoming Robot Master statues. The statues should be in the hands of buyers soon -- meanwhile, you can see both the final products and their packaging after the break!
Saturday, December 5, 2020
The penultimate issue of Boom Studios' Mega Man: Fully Charged limited series is almost upon us. To mark the occasion, the publisher released a few sample pages from issue #5 and a sneak peek at a few variant covers.
Read on for the full scoop... but beware! We've got spoilers here!
The Rockman X DiVE development team has announced via social media that the game will receive a new skin after the maintenance period next Wednesday.
The skin is a recolor of Iris' design from the Game Boy Color game Rockman X2: Soul Eraser or as we know it in the west, Mega Man Xtreme 2. No price has been announced but judging by how much Iron Maiden Cinnamon cost, we are probably looking at another 1200 EM skin.
Are you panning on getting her? Let's us know in the comments!
Friday, December 4, 2020
If you thought MegaHouse's upcoming Rockman EXE: Rockman vs Forte statue was neat, wait till you get a load of the packaging!
By way of Rockman Unity, here's out very first look at heavily Rockman EXE 2-inspired box art. You can see the backside here. Needless to say, Ucchy-san is very pleased with the final product. Click on the aforementioned link to see additional, super close-ups of the statue itself, too!
As previously reported, the statue is due to ship in Japan later this month followed by an English release in January, 2021. You can pre-order yours through Big Bad Toystore.
Source: Rockman Unity
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Say what you will about the goofy Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon, but its complementary toyline from Bandai was the best. Those action figures are fondly remembered - if not more so - than the animated series itself.
The toyline is also remembered for a number of cancelled and unreleased items, too. There was the giant 8-inch "Talking Mega Man", vehicles from season 2, and a trio of figures based on different suits that Mega Man wore throughout the show. Images of some of these toys have bubbled up over the years... but to date, we don't know anyone that actually owns them in any capacity. Samples, prototypes - nothing.
More recently, however, a video from Bandai's 1995 Toy Fair offerings has come to light that proudly displays TWO cancelled toys: the 8-inch talking Mega Man and a previously unknown, unannounced playset. You can see them in action in the video above (42:07). You gotta love the host's very, uh, colorful take on "PlAsMa PoWerrrr..."
I miss everything about this show. Sigh...
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Issue #3 ended on a high note with the reveal of Zero. Many fans were looking forward to reading the next issue to find out about their identity... but Boom Studios had nothing better to do than spoil it beforehand. That said, is there iat all to look forward in this issue? Find out after the break!
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Kotobukiya announced today during the Rockman X Model Kit Talk Live Ver.2 show the 10th model kit in their Rockman X model kit line. Not only that, they announced the beginning of a brand-new Rockman EXE Model Kit line. Find all the info after the break!
Announced today via a small teaser trailer, Bass.EXE will be the third playable character from the Battle Network Series to hit Rockman X DiVE. He will be available via the gacha system starting next Wednesday, December 2nd.
No further info has been unveiled but you can expect a new trailer showing him in motion early next week. Meanwhile you can see the teaser trailer HERE.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Ahead of tomorrow's "Rockman X Model Kit Talk Live Ver.2", Kotobukiya showed off the Rising Fire Version of the 4th Armor model kit during the Plastic Model Hobby Show 2020 online event. You can find all the details after the break!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Out of nowhere, a listing has appeared on Amazon Japan for a new retro machine, packed with Mega Man and Street Fighter games. What's more, it might be coming out sooner than you think.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
This past May, Capcom Japan began recruiting licensing partners to development commemorative products for Mega Man Battle Network's 20th anniversary. And now, six months later, the house that built the blue bomber are extending their efforts to English-based companies.
"8-bit Mega Man burnout" has been a thing for a little while now and it looks like it's finally caught up with one brand partner. Jakks Pacific,who currently hold the master Mega Man toy license in the states, has announced that their 8-bit line of Mega Man toys is no more.
Here's what Jakks Pacific's own Craig Drobis had to say: (via Toy Hype USA)
"I am a personal fan of our 8 bit lines, mostly because that is how the games looked when I first played them. And the Mega Man two packs were among my favorite executions we have made. We did find that people were more interested in the modern/3D versions of the characters and that is why we moved on to the Mega Man 11 figures.
Unfortunately, there won’t be any more Mega Man 8 bit figures being developed and I think in general we will use save that execution of figures for timely introductions around anniversaries, etc. where we can present them in a special fashion."
Although their won't be any more 8-bit toys, it's good to know that fans have responded well to the more "modern" iterations of the character. Surely this will point Jakks in the right direction for future lines. We may yet have more "modern" Mega Man figures!
Were you a fan of the 8-bit line? How do you feel about all this?
Thursday, November 19, 2020
The Rockman EXE series is officially crossing over with Rockman X DiVE! The good (and not totally unexpected) news comes to us via the above trailer, recently published by the development team.
The only confirmed playable characters at this time are Rockman.EXE himself and Blues.EXE. The new artwork is pretty swell, wouldn't you say? Always great to see these two side-by-side.
The Rockman EXE event official kicks off on November 25th.
Stay tuned for more details!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Via D Amazing on YouTube, we have an excellent in-hand look at Sentinel's recently released Riobot Falcon Armor X.
This figure was designed by Eiichi Shimizu, a Japanese illustrator known for his work on Linebarrels of Iron, Ultraman and Getter Robo Devolution. With a solid, detailed frame and a wide range of articulation, this is arguable one of best X figures in recent memory. Check it out!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Back in August, Kotobukiya broadcasted a YouTube program dedicated to talking about their Rockman X Model Kit line. And now, as promised, they're back with the second program to share the latest news and future developments from the line. Check out all the info after the break!
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Mega Man Battle Network Overclocked is an ambitious project by Nick West. It's a proof-of-concept fan-game that aspires to be a 3D remake of Battle Network 1. Although early in development, it's already showing great promise. I mean, really; just check out that trailer!
Nick also announced that a demo is coming on Monday, November 30th. It will contain most of the content from Fire Man.EXE scenario. You know, the oven incident that first introduced the world to Lan and Mega Man.EXE. Ah, memories.
You can stay up to date on the game's development via Nick's Twitter profile here! Good luck, sir!
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The Halloween event is over and before the next big event starts, the 6th DiVE Festival is here to keep us busy.
There's a lot of going on here: we have the first boss to become playable, a pair of new skins for X, a new story mode chapter, and much more. You can find all the info after the break!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
You might know Good Smile from their fantastic and growing line of Mega Man X Nendoroids, among other properties. And today, the company announced a new line of "Nendoroid Pins" featuring a cute, 2.5-inch X!
Did I mention it's on sale now? Yeah, you can buy this little guy today directly from Good Smile. He'll set you back $14.99. I'm not a pin collector, but there's some fun value to be had by displaying it alongside your X Nendo. Or maybe you just want to rep your love for X on your backpack? Who knows!
Shipping is only available to residents in the U.S and Canada at the moment. More details and images here!
Source: Good Smile USA
Monday, November 9, 2020
Alongside Joe Ruby, Ken Spears co-created no only Scooby-Doo! but the much-adored Mega Man animated series from the early nineties. Ken Spears worked closely with Capcom to develop the show, which ultimately aired in the U.S in 1994. Ken Spears would go on to direct numerous episodes during the show's two season run.
“Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and his strong work ethic,” said Ken Spears' son, Kevin Spears. "Ken has been a role model for us throughout his life and he will continue to live on in our hearts.”
Cheesy as it was, I absolute adore the Ruby-Spears cartoon. And I have both Ken and Joe to thank. Rest well, king.
Back in September 2019, the Rockman X DiVE development team asked us via survey if we would like to have playable bosses. And now, coinciding with the celebration of the 6th DiVE Festival, the first playable boss (not counting Ferham and Leviathan; they weren't bosses *in* DiVE) will arrive to game on Wednesday. It's none other than Copy X!
Find all the details after the break!
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Good news, everyone. Monika Toys sends word that their much-anticipated Mega Man 2 Robot Master statues are getting ready to ship later this month. Production is on schedule and they're looking to ship Air Man, Metal Man and Crash Man within the next few weeks to folks who previously placed a pre-order.
Now, here's the important bit. At this time shipping rates are approximately $40.00~$45.00 USD per statue. That price range is not final; it's a bit erratic right now due to the on-going COVID-19 situation. Monika Toys will have a better indication closer to the soon-to-be-announced ship date. The statues' reseller outside of Asia will also contact you closer to the the shipping date with your orders as well.
In the meantime, Monika Toys sent over a sneak peek of the production workshop. Check 'em out after the break!
With Boom Studios' limited Mega Man Fully Charged comic book series winding down, it was only a matter of time before a trade paperback was announced.
While not officially confirmed at this time, Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for a 144-page trade paperback. This single volume release will include all six issues of the comic for a cool $14.99. It's expected to ship on July 6th, 2021.
The Fully Charged comic has been a real pleasant surprise to many. Some would say it greatly enhances, if not, stands above the animated series. If you've been curious about the Fully Charged comic and haven't been keeping up with individual issues, then this tome may be for you.
Grab yours here!
Friday, November 6, 2020
Announced today via social media, the popular "X Ver.Ke" figure designed by Keisuke Mizuno for TruForce Collectibles will be available in Rockman X DiVE starting next week on November 11th as a new X skin.
As you can see in the image above, the development team changed the name to "X M.K.Ver.". They didn't reveal what method will be required to obtain it, but the last few skins were only available to purchase from the in-game store with EM (not paid).
This kind of armor design lends itself to an easy recolor. Will we see a "X-Boost" or "X-Kai" version too sometime?
Thursday, November 5, 2020
A few days ago we reported that Sentinel delayed the Riobot Rockman X from October to November. And sure enough, it didn't take long to get the final release date... tomorrow! You can find all the details after the break!.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
A vampire, a succubus and now a witch joins Rockman X DiVE's Halloween event. Halloween Aile is here and brings a trick under her hat -- free gacha draws! Check out all the info after the break!
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Make Rockman: The World's Greatest Programming, the educational software kit from Capcom and Artec, isn't due to ship in Japan for another couple days. In the meantime, Artec released an official unboxing video that you may want to watch out of sheer curiosity.
We get a good look at the kit's lovely guidebook, the modular-based controller and a few minutes of gamplay... if you want to call it that. I've included some additional "gameplay" from Impress Watch below as well. You can learn more about Make Rockman here!
Monday, November 2, 2020
Halloween may be over but the festivities continue in Rockman X DiVE!
"Halloween Aile" will join Vile and Marino this Wednesday to fight Pumpkin Head Dark Man in the Bramble Castle for the final week of Rockman X DiVE's Halloween event. You can find all the details after the break!
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Love 'em or hate 'em, the DOS Mega Man games are very much an important, if not, obscure part of the franchise's storied history. And if you've been hankering to learn more about the Mega Man and Mega Man 3 on DOS, a brand-new video by The Gaming Historian has you covered.
"The Story of Mega Man on DOS" is a complete, 22-minute history lesson on DOS Mega Man and Mega Man 3. The video even includes a guest appearance the games' sole developer, Stephen Rozner. Speaking with the Gaming Historian through Zoom, Rozner drops a wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge that - at least for me - greatly enhance my appreciation for the DOS games.
Sit back, grab some Halloween candy and give it a watch!
Friday, October 30, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Trick Or Treat! The Halloween event is here! It includes two new characters, a brand-new stage, a new weapon, and a fantastic remix of Dark Man's stage theme. Check out all the info after the break!
Monday, October 26, 2020
Seven months after the release of Rockman X DiVE in Taiwan and a few Asian countries, the game finally arrived to one of the franchise's key markets: Japan. What's more, the trailer detailing the Halloween event has been released and the second Halloween character was revealed, too. You can find that and much more after the break!
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Winter may be barrelling down on us soon, but that shouldn't stop you from checking out the newest Mega Man 11 t-shirt from Eighty Sixed.
As the title for this one suggests, "Robot Masters" brings together all eight dastardly Mega Man 11 bots in one glorious collage. With common stage enemies thrown in for good measure, this shirt is super fun to look at. It's illustrated and designed by tg_marlo, by the way!