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!
Saturday, November 28, 2020
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!