Friday, February 28, 2020

A Rare Look at the Nintendo Power Mega Man 2 Figurines


Every now and again I find myself admiring the cover of Nintendo Power #7. It featured fantastically-detailed figurines of Mega Man, Dr. Wily and an intricate model of Wily Machine 2. I may be a little Mega Man biased, but this is unquestionably my favorite Nintendo Power cover from the publication's storied history. And that is why, my friends, I tend to find myself wondering where these beautiful figurines are today.

Are the holed up in some warehouse, rotting away? Are they locked away in the air tight vault of an anonymous collector, never to be seen again? The answer to these questions came to me, at last, from a one Stephen Reese; a self-professed, video game historian.

Stephen Reese is the owner of the largest collection of Nintendo Power art and memorabilia - ever. He runs the "Art of Nintendo Power" Twitter account where he shows of his wares of rarely seen treasures. And among his many goodies are *the* Mega Man, Dr. Wily and Wily Machine 2 figurines from issue 7... in near perfect condition.







Stephen has no intention of parting with these figurines, or any of his Nintendo Power pieces, any time soon. We are very fortunate that he's willing to snap a few photos for us to enjoy.

I can rest easy knowing that, not only are these are "alive", but that they're in the right hands! You can see more of Stephen's collection here and here!

7 comments:

  1. … that's Wily Machine 2, mate, not Wily Machine 3 (aka, "Pin Bot").
    Also. "Atomic Fire" Megaman on Item-2 is kind of fun.

    Also-also, it never occurred to me that these might actually be figurines. This is pretty neat. I wonder… Does that mean there's a clay model of "Blue Mario," Wart, and some mushrooms, somewhere out there, too…?

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    1. Those ones were made of the regular clay you can find in any supermarket so they probably no longer exist....but who knows, if they are made of this specific type of clay then they probably still exist somewhere

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  2. Looks like models you'd see in a stop-motion animation, I quite enjoy these.

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  3. That's a edgy looking Wily

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  4. Amazing! How nostalgic! I have to admit MM himself doesn't blow me away but I love Dr. Wily.

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    1. I was going to say that I wasn't thrilled by the way Mega Man was rendered but I didn't wanna sound like a total whiner. >_>; Dr. Wily looks absolutely fantastic, though.

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