Monday, June 30, 2014
Original Mega Man Promo Art Hits Auction Block
A pair of interesting items have hit the ol' Yahoo Auctions: original art cels used to promote Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 in Club Nintendo magazine. To my knowledge these were not produced in-house at Capcom; rather, they were commissioned on Capcom's behalf. What's more, these pieces yield from the personal collection of the late Hideaki Ito, known for his contributions to the Japanese animation industry.
The Mega Man 2 piece measures in at about 4.1 x 5.8 inches; Mega Man 3 at 4.9 x 6.9 inches. As of this writing, the untouched opening bid is 30,000 Yen each (roughly $296.12). Not exactly cheap, but can you really put a price something like this? Well, I wouldn't have thought so, either, but here we are. Original cels don't typically come cheap, mind you.
Of course, if you're not in the market you can always admire them. Check them out here and here!