"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?