Back in 2013, Kotobukiya announced the discontinuation of their Mega Man line of model kits, which previously featured classic Mega Man, Roll, Proto Man, and the eponymous Mega Man Zero. Today, it appears they're answering the call for reissues. That's good news for your wallet.
Within the last twenty four hours, a number of online retailers have opened pre-order pages for new Mega Man, Proto Man and Roll kits. Big Bad Toy Store has all three priced at $29.99, slated to ship in February 2015. There's no sign of a Mega Man Zero reissue at the moment, though. Unfortunately that's not too surprising; it's been suggested that it was the lowest selling kit of the four.
If you missed out on these kits before, this is your chance to scoop them up fresh! And who knows? Maybe the line will be revived if they perform well enough. I'm still hankering for that Bass kit.
Thanks for the tip, Roger!
Good quality for Good Price. I'm throwing my money at the screen but it has no effect...ReplyDelete
The Megaman Zero kit was the lowest selling kit of all? Gee. Color me surprised. History proves that nothing brings down a Megaman toy line quite like Megaman Zero (which is bad news for the D-Arts line).ReplyDelete
I'm kinda bummed that they're reissuing the kits because I own 5 Rockman/Megaman kits, 2 Roll kits, 2 Blues/Protoman kits and 1 Megaman Zero kit not including the ones I opened and assembled. At the time I was awestruck by their quality and I was sure they'd become instant collectibles.
No big deal, though. In time they will skyrocket in value as all things Megaman (except Battle Network) do. In the meantime, it's only good that more fans will be able to get their hands on these classic kits. They are truly awesome.
Don't believe hearsay, you need facts and numbers. Also just an FYI they all sold bad, Mega Man in general doesn't sale.... anything.Delete
They all sold bad?Delete
Yeah... facts and numbers.
The D-Arts line was assimilated into standard Figuarts, so everything that would be perceived as a D-Arts release will henceforth be under the "Figuarts" line. There's little difference between the 2, honestly.Delete
That said, a Figuarts Protoman is LONG overdue. We should've had the first 8 Robot Masters by now, since I can see how they're arguably the most "iconic" & recognizable amongst Classic MM bosses.
I only have the Harvest-WKS Rockman Zero garage kits, the Altelier-Sai Harpuia, and D-Arts Megaman, X, & Zero. Dunno if I wanna buy the Figuarts MMZero yet.. the face looks weird to me.
Are your Rockman Zero kits real or those fakes that were going around in those days. The same for Harpuia? And I agree with you, Figuarts Protoman is overdue! Bandai did what Kotobukiya did with there line, started out good and ruined it by jumping to the Zero series. I just hope it doesn't end in the same results.Delete
Yesssss. I missed out on buying Roll and now she cost stupid money.ReplyDelete
I can only hope that there will be telltale signs to distinguish the original and the re-releases packaging. Call me particular, but I prefer the original releases of figures, if possible. I only have Kotobukiya's Mega Man. Who knows, maybe these re-releases will cause the originals to become more affordable. Or make them harder to find. =/ReplyDelete
If it was the MMX Zero I would have gotten him, because as it stands the MMZ's design is out of place with Mega Man, Roll, and Proto Man.ReplyDelete
Distinguish from the originals? Dude there no originals with these kits. The price will be (should be) the same for all of them. When Bandai re-released their normal D-Arts X, all those who were selling the first wave/batch of them had dropped their high dumb prices back down to normal retail. And I'm sure the same will happen when Bandai decides to re-release Zero type2. All I'm hoping is Kotobukiya to continue the line of Megaman, with some robot masters. And stick to the Megaman line and not stupidly do again and just arcs/characters like how they did from Megaman to Zero?! I swear if Kotobukiya is paying attention or reads this comment, I'm certain fans will purchase kits of the robot masters. Right? Right??? lol!ReplyDelete
Man, I wish I found one of the original Xs at normal retail, even after the second wave washed over the market. Even bids went pretty high. As for the robot masters, I couldn't agree more. I was hoping Jazwares would make Retro Rotos of all of them at some point, but that's pretty much out of the question. lolDelete
I'm looking forward to buying all 3 of these, I missed out on the first releases due to lack of money at the time. I also need to get the d-arts megaman figures. I'm going to be so broke in February lol.ReplyDelete
I haven't really bought any new megaman figures since bandai quit making the mega armor series model kits a few years back so these kotobukiya models along with the d-arts will be a welcome addition.