Our friends in Japan have been enjoying Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X action figure for a little over a month now, but within one to three weeks time, we'll have him in our hands.
Within the next few weeks, North American retailers will begin to stock and ship out the localized D-Arts Mega Man X. This version touts English packaging (pictured) featuring Mega Man branding, and is said to be far more accessible to purchase than importing from Japan. What's more, Toy Arena and New Egg appear to already have the figure in-hand and ready to ship at a moments notice.
The usual stomping grounds for high-end Bandai products -- Big Bad Toystore and Entertainment Earth -- should be stocking X shortly. Of course, other stores intend to stock the figure soon, too. According to Bandai's Adam Newman, any comic/hobby/anime specialty retailers associated with Bluefin (Bandai's distributor in the US), online or not, plan on sell the figure in early June.
The English X will run around $39.99, but the price tag may vary a few dollars or so depending on the retailer. Just look around a bit and find a place that fits your budget; sounds like you'll have a lot of options.
I actually bought one of the American versions off of eBay last week and received it yesterday. It did end up being a bit cheaper than importing this time around.ReplyDelete
Other than the change from Rockman to Megaman for the logo, the info on the bottom of the box and the instructions inside are all still in Japanese. There's just a Bluefin distribution sticker slapped on the bottom. So it doesn't look like there really were any major alterations to the packaging for the English release.
But as others who have the figure in their possession can attest, it is quite the spiffy piece of awesomeness, even if the charge shot piece is a little too heavy for him to hold. :/
I wonder if Australia will get him too but I already got the Japanese version, which should probably come in tomorrow yay~ReplyDelete
I can attest that it cost $49 (cost + EMS shipping to US from AmiAmi) for my Rockman X. Shipping would have been cheaper if I had chosen SAL, but I chose EMS.ReplyDelete
Amazon is charging somewhere between $46 and up (including shipping)
Hobbyfan has Rockman X for $35 without ship, and they ship international.
Shop around, but I reckon that most people would pay somewhere between $40 - 50 (unless you win an auction, then it'll be cheaper) However, I wouldn't recommend ordering from Japan right now, since the 80 yen = $1
As for me? I was just being picky and wanted the box to say Rockman X. XP
I bought from Hobbyfan. I just couldnt wait for the US version. They first said it wold release some time may. now they say June. Glad I got mine earlier. All just so the box can say Mega Man? Im certain interest can be polled just as well by how many international orders there are. Its not like I have any hobby stores or Anime stores near me anyway. I would have to go out of my way to find one.ReplyDelete
Amazon has it???ReplyDelete
I didn't think they would! I'll have to wait a bit for now, but I'd rather get it from there since I already have an account there, instead of dealing with the complicated shipping from importing or other online retailers, not to mention having to sign up for those too. $46 isn't too bad for Amazon, but I'll still do some looking around. :)
Heh, have you guys seen the stories about the Playstation Vita going around, citing Megarock's blog? Weird to have witnessed it.ReplyDelete
His blog seems to be down... Anybody heard from him?
Hm, never heard of that.ReplyDelete
Any links or sources for more info, anon?
Hugo Miramontes is Megarock.
This is sheer awesomeness, but I think I'll be waiting on the full armored version. That armor set has my favorite buster ever. =DReplyDelete