Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mega Man: The Power Battle to be Included in the "Capcom Home Arcade"

Mega Man: The Power Battle is one of 16 arcade games included in the Capcom Home Arcade system, Capcom announced. The Capcom Home Arcade plugs directly into your TV and features high quality sticks and buttons, built-in WiFi for leaderboards, and HDMI output. You can find a list of all the games included here.

This is the first port of Mega Man: The Power Battle in roughly 15 years. It was last included in 2004's Mega Man Anniversary Collection for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox. Its sequel, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, is MIA from this particular unit.

The Capcom Home Arcade is set to launch on October 25th for £199.99/€229.99/$250. More info here!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mega Merch: Fully Charged Drill Power Mega Man, Air Man, and Mega Buster Lab Review

Wave 1 of the Mega Man: Fully Charged toyline is out and the folks at Jakks Pacific have graciously provided Rockman Corner with a few samples. Read on for our review of the 5-inch Drill Power Mega Man and 6-inch Air Man figures plus the super-sized Mega Buster Lab playset.

15-Inch Mega Man "Soft Statue" Now Available to Pre-Order

First seen at New York Toy back in February, Minted Lab's "soft statue" Mega Man is now available to pre-order. This handsome fellow stands at 15-inches tall and features a range of articulation. It's body is mostly soft with PVC material used for the head, arms, hands, and legs. The soft bits are all bendable. You can see more images and a 360 degree turn-around of the statue here.

The statue is expected to ship in August for $49.99. Pre-orders are only available through Minted Labs. Only so many statues will be produced, so get your order in ASAP!

Source: Minted Lab

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mega Man: Fully Charged Officially-Licensed Costume Available to Pre-Order

If you have a little one at home who wants to dress up as Mega Man/Aki Light this summer, look no further. An officially-licensed Mega Man: Fully Charged kids costume is due out in July for $35.99.

Manufactured by Disguise, the costume includes a helmet-mask (not an actual helmet) and a "3D" Mega Buster sewn into the jump suit. Pre-orders are available via Amazon.

Interestingly, Disguise has set aside an entire brand section for Mega Man. This could be indicative of future officially-licensed Mega Man costumes, Fully Charged or not. I suppose it's something to keep an eye out for.

Thanks, Rock Miyabi!

Vote on the Design for the Next First 4 Figures Zero Statue

A brand-new Zero (Mega Man X) statue is in the works by First 4 Figures. What it will ultimately look like, however, is up for us to decide.

First 4 Figures are looking for fan input to select the statue's design via a poll on the First 4 Figures Official Collectors' Club Facebook page. There's five designs to choose from, each with a unique pose and base. Do note that each base is inspired by different platforms/imagery from various Mega Man X titles. For example, design A's base is debris from Metal Shark Player's stage (X6). Design D is the boss teleportation platform from Mega Man X4, and design E is one of those hovering platforms from Mega Man X5's opening stage. I can't place my finger on B or C, though... you?

Which design is your favorite? Make your selection here. There's no telling when the poll will close, so I advise you get on it ASAP. Comments are open for feedback/ideas!

Source: First 4 Figures Official Collectors' Club

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mega Man Mastermix TPB Volume 2 "Asteroid Blues" Now Available to Pre-Order

Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the second Mega Man Mastermix trade paperback, "Asteroid Blues". Volume 2 collects Mega Man Mastermix issues #3 and issue #4 into a single book. It's expected to ship on September 10th for $19.99. Grab it here!

Don't forget; Mega Man Mastermix Volume 1: Robot Rebellion is coming soon, too! It's due on May 21st. If you haven't pre-ordered it yet, well, Amazon has you covered, too. Get it here!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mega Man 11 Wily Numbers Instrumental Tracks Now Free on PS4, XONE, and Switch (Update)

Previously available as an exclusive pre-order bonus, the alternate Wily Numbers Instrumental Stage Tracks DLC for Mega Man 11 are now available as a free download from the US and EU PlayStation Network, the Microsoft Store, and the UK Nintendo Switch eShop.

No word yet on availability from the US Nintendo Switch eShop.We'll keep an ear to the ground, though. It can't be too far off! UPDATE: It's up!

Stay tuned!

Mega Man Mastermix #4 Now Available + Current Status of Mega Man X: Mega Mission

Originally slated for November 28th, 2018, the fourth issue of Mega Man Mastermix suffered many delays but has finally arrived in stores. Why such a big delay you may ask? Here's what Matt Moylan, Director of Publishing at UDON Entertainment, had to say:

"After four issues we were about a month and a half late in production (coloring). At that point it's, best to allow comic shops to cancel and reorder, so they can adjust accordingly if any customers lost interest. Resoliciting means another 4 months delay"

Those who had the issue in their hands noticed the last chapter was not colored by Josh Perez, this is what Matt had to say about it:

"The second colorist on Mastermix #4 was to help Josh get the final issue done on time. Josh continued Asteroid Blues, while Espen did Metal Heart."

When asked about the current status of the English translated version of one-shot Mega Man X: Mega Mission, originally slated to release on January 2019, this is what Matt told me:

"It's going to happen, we just won't rush it. It is translated."

So there you go. Mega Man X: Mega Mission is not cancelled or indefinitely delayed, they just need more time to finish the issue.

Thanks to MidniteW for the info regarding the second colorist on Mastermix #4 and also to Matt Moylan for kindly answer my questions.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works Hardcover Reprint Listed on Amazon

Good news, Battle Network friends: you don't have to pay an exorbitant amount of zenny for Mega Man Battle Network: Official Complete Works anymore. A listing for a hardcover reprint of the popular artbook recently appeared on Amazon. It'll set you back a cool $44.99 and it's expected to ship on August 20th.

I should note that, much like UDON Entertainment's previous Official Complete Works hardcover reprints, there won't be any new content here. It's the same book that came out several years ago, just in a fancy new packaging. If you missed out on MMBNOCW the first time around, this is your chance!

Snag a pre-order here. Thanks, Reploid_21XX!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Rockman Unity Teases "Ver.Ke" Sigma Figure for April Fools' Day

It's April 1st in Japan and that means it's time for Rockman Unity's annual April Fools' Day post.

This year, to mark the end of the Heisei period, Ucchy-san takes us on a journey back through time, showing off various Rockman Unity April Fools' Day pranks from the period. Most of these pranks actually didn't happen, like the construction of a 226-foot-tall golden Rockman statue, multi-colored Ver.Ke X figures, and a soft vinyl Battle & Chase-style Roll figure, among other things.

All of these things sound super neat and would have made for fun products. However, what really whets the appetite is the product behind Ucchy's incorrect April Fools' Day 2018 recollection: a Rockman X 25th Anniversary Keisuke Mizuno (Ver.Ke) Sigma figure. Hot dang.

As you know, this wasn't the real 2018 April Fools' Day prank. But it is no doubt the centerpiece of this year's festivities. So the question is, can we expect Ver.Ke Sigma to actually become a real product? Don't forget: many past Rockman Unity April Fools' Day pranks ended up becoming legitimate figures. There was the D-Arts Ultimate Armor X in 2013, Ver.Ke X in 2014, Gigantic Series Roll in 2015, and the "Subaru Style" Shooting Star Rockman 4Inch-Nel variant in 2017. You might even own some of this figures.

As per usual, only time will tell. For now, do admire that fine artwork by Keisuke Mizuno.

Source: Rockman Unity

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mega Man: Fully Charged Episodes 41-44 Now Streaming on Cartoon Network

A small batch of brand-new Mega Man: Fully Charged episodes are live on Cartoon Network's website and app. Episode titles and descriptions below:

Episode 41: It's Chemistry, Man

Chemistry Man lays siege to Silicon Central when he discovers that his replacement, Miss CHO, has been presented with a teaching award.
Episode 42: Flower Power 
Mega Man must battle Wood Man for the fate of the Corpse Flower, a rare and noxious bloom that's stinking up all of Silicon City.
Episode 43: Enemy of My Enemy 
When a grudge match between Fire Man and Namagem threatens to level Silicon City, Mega Man must intervene and ultimately choose a side to prevent collateral damage.
Episode 44: Old School
Mega Man must stop Chaotique from making Silicon Central disappear, as in literally erasing the school at a subatomic level, while learning life lessons from a rambling old-bot named Hal.
As usual, you'll need credentials from your cable provider to watch. If you don't mind a little wait, though, these episodes are expected to air over the next few weeks on Cartoon Network. See airdates/times at the link below.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mega Man Totaku Figure Revealed (Coming in Lte May)

Nearly an entire year after it was first outed to be in development, we finally have an image (and video!) of Totaku's Mega Man figure. As you can see, this little guy is based on a piece of Mega Man 11 key art, featuring a Block Man stage-themed base and packaging. You can see more of the figure in a video posted to Totaku's Instagram page here.

The Mega Man Totaku is expected to hit retailers in late May, the company says. Keep your eyes peeled to GameStop's Totaku hub for pre-orders.

Source: Totaku (thanks for the tip, Moscoto Bot!)