Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kotobukiya Zero Revealed

A short while back, Kotobukiya began teasing fans that a Rockman Zero model kit is in the works. Tonight, however, the first image of the figure has surfaced, albeit in grey prototype form.

The attached scan from a nameless Japanese magazine shows off just what we can expect from Zero, which looks to be boasting equal if not more points of articulation than the previous three Kotobukiya model kits (Rockman, Roll, Blues). Details concerning accessories and price are still a mystery, it seems.

The Zero model kit is said to be releasing in Japan at an unspecified summer date. Kotobukiya USA has not announced any plans for this kit, but I think it's safe to assume we'll have Zero on our shores following the release of Rock, Roll and Blues.

Credit: The Mega Man Network


  1. About time for an image xd

    His head looks a lil to big maybe??

  2. It's odd to see such an anatomically disfunctional design sculpted in 3D.

    The Megaman Zero/ZX designs are to the Megaman franchise what Michael Bay is to Transformers.

  3. I was kinda hopin' for X Zero but I guess this one is alright too.

    Not like I'd buy either though.

  4. yeah his helmet looks kinda big?

  5. i'm pretty sure the price for him will be more than the megaman, roll or protoman. given thats hes very popular and wanted for such a long time. like those resins from the wonder festival. everybody wanted one, but they were very limited edition. to why they are very rare. this one won't be rare at all, everyone is going to have one.

  6. oh boy, theres going to be reviews about this figure on youtube once its released, reviews from those who couldn't afford those rare Wonder Festival ones. and those who can only build gundam type kits.

  7. Dear Kotobukiya people:

    @Professor Megaman:
    Go back into your corner, faceless internet whiner. :| The Zero series is what got me into Megaman, thnx much.

  8. Sad to see that now the only thing we can actively look forward to for the Rockman franchise is fuckin' merchandise.

    DASH 3 is now on shaky grounds, Universe is clearly going to be bad or just plain canned, there's no way in hell we're gonna actually get a Rockman in MvC3, and that's basically it for the games.

    What a sad day to be a real Rockman fan, huh. :/

  9. *kaching!*

    Now I want to see Bandai's Zero! =D

  10. @Amir: Eh, merchandise is still better than nothing. The entire franchise could easily be forgotten without a single shred of anything.

    And given that it's a Kotobukiya figure, it's still bound to be good. Don't get me wrong, I want more to come in the franchise as well, but I also love merchandise too.

  11. Cool.... I guess but I would prefered if they made Bass, Treble, Wily and Duo.

  12. I'm not saying merchandise is bad. Hell, I'm looking forward to the D-Arts Rockman X, the Star Force Complete Works, and Archie's Megaman comic book series.

    I just wished there were more things going for the franchise in terms of games. :/

  13. Hmm. I was expecting an "X" version of Zero. Oh, well. It stills look pretty awesome. I do agree with everyone else about the helmet/head looking a bit off.

    I do have one question though. I know there was a post a while back about the figures eventually being released outside of Japan. Has anyone heard word of a release date yet?

  14. @Amir:

    I'm definitely in agreement with that. There's just next to nothing to look forward to in the Mega Man fandom nowdays.

    On a side note, though, had Krazy Monkey said something like that about Mega Man Universe, then all Hell would have broke loose. I'm not very fond of the game myself, but still.

  15. @Amir -

    Agreed. I'm not gonna lie; more than ever before, it's starting to feel like the end of days for the Mega Man franchise. For the first time ever, I'm honestly unsure as to whether Mega Man will be around at all in five years... and maybe less than that.

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  17. @HeroManX:

    It wouldn't be a far stretch to say that Legends 3 could get canceled. It's never been officially green-lit, there is no Inafune, and it's development process is so slow, it'd be a shock if the game came out in the next 3 years.

    It's another Duke Nukem Forever.

  18. Wow, what a loser... he deletes his comment immediately after I made my response to him.

  19. @DragonTyphoon:

    "It wouldn't be a far stretch to say that Legends 3 could get canceled. It's never been officially green-lit, there is no Inafune, and it's development process is so slow, it'd be a shock if the game came out in the next 3 years."

    I was with you up until that part.


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