Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nendoroid Roll (Mega Man 11) Revealed!

Teased well before Mega Man 11 was a known-thing, here's our very first look at Nendoroid Roll! Good Smile Co. revealed the figure today. She'll be available to pre-order from the usual places on February 1st:

From Mega Man 11, the latest upcoming game in the Mega Man series made to commemorate the 30th anniversary, comes a Nendoroid of Roll in her new costume! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, an upset expression and a proud smiling expression.

In addition a Nendoroid sized version of Mega Man’s reliable companion Rush is also included, based on the original designs illustrated for the new game! Roll also comes with her cleaning device and an E Tank as optional parts to display with her. We hope you’ll look forward to this cute Nendoroid of Roll together with the upcoming game!
 More images after the jump!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Check Out Some Entries From Bandai's Rockman X Armor Design Contest

When Bandai announced they were reviving their Rockman X Carddass and Rockman X Mega Missions trading cards, they also put the call out to fans to design a new armor for X. The winning design would be re-drawn by Yoshihiro Iwatamoto to commemorate the new cards.

In total, 201 designs were submitted by Japanese fans. The winning design has yet to be chosen, but that won't stop us from admiring the competition. Hit the jump below for the lowdown!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mega Man Mastermix Issue #2 Coming in April 2018

With the first issue of Mega Man Mastermix out the door, it's time to start looking ahead to the next release. Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long: Mastermix #2 is slated to hit shelves in April. Check out a sneak peek of Mastermix #2's cover above (illustrated by Hitoshi Ariga, no less).

Based on where Mastermix #1 left off, Mastermix #2 should recount most, if not all of "R Destruction Order", the second chapter of Mega Man Megamix volume 1. It has yet to be confirmed if, like Mastermix #1, it would cover the entire chapter. As a reminder, Mastermix is meant to be an on-going, quarterly series. It's within the realm of possibility.

Just like the inaugural issue, Mastermix #2 will have a few variant covers to collect, too. All three variant covers will be revealed on January 31st via Diamond Previews, I'm told. Stay tuned for your first look soon! In the meantime, pick up issue #1 if you haven't already. It's an exceptional re-release!

Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like Rockman Valentine's Day Cakes

Japanese-based cake company Priroll are once again preparing Rockman-themed cakes for Valentine's Day. The delicacies this season feature one of six Rockmen in commemoration of the franchise's 30th anniversary. There's a Roll cake available, too, and a set of six macaroons. How sweet!

Unfortunately, these lovely delights are only available to ship in Japan. But if you're on a romantic getaway in Japan during Valentine's (how fun!), you can buy 'em here.

Source: Priroll

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It's Rockman Corner's 10th Anniversary!

My, how time flies. On this day ten years ago, Rockman Corner launched. I was 18-years old at the time – a senior in high school with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Today I'm an elementary school teacher. It's my fifth year working with the little ones (never a dull day) and somehow, between it all, I've managed to sustain my little slice of the internet. I'm very much in awe.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mega Man Mastermix Issue #1 Goes on Sale This Week (OVER!)

UPDATE: A winner has been chosen! Check your inbox – you might have won!

Friendly reminder: the first issue of Mega Man Mastermix heads to comic book stores this week on Wednesday, January 24th. The 80-page debut issue chronicles the early events of Hitoshi Ariga's Mega Man Megamix, available for the first time in full color! (sample pages above) It'll set you back $7.99.

Also, don't forget I'm running a contest to win every issue #1 variant cover. The giveaway ends next Wednesday, January 31st! Get your submission in ASAP! More details here.

Look forward to it!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Even More Mega Man 8 Animation Cels Up for Auction (Update: All Gone!)

Heidi Kemps is back with another round of authentic Mega Man 8 animation cels! There's six individual cels up on the auction block today. Check 'em out:

So there they are. Two of the cels – Mega Man and Duo – are actually available to purchase right now if you've got the Zenny. Otherwise, happy bidding.

Also, I sincerely hope someone different will win. We've got a sniper out there...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kotobukiya Looking to Re-release Mega Man Model Kits This Year (Updated)

To commemorate Mega Man's 30th anniversary, Kotobukiya have announced that they will re-release all four 1/10th scale Mega Man models kits – Mega Man, Proto Man, Roll and Zero – later this year.

The Kotobukiya kits were officially discontinued in 2013. Two years later, the company re-released Mega Man, Roll and Proto Man for a limited period. Although you can easily find these kits today, they don't come cheap. The 2018 reissue will most likely bring prices down to their initial cost (between $25~$35 USD). Be on the lookout. (UPDATE: The kits are slated to ship in February! Mega Man, Roll and Proto Man will go for 3,200 yen (about $28.00) and Zero for 3,600 yen (around $32.00)).

Sadly, there's still nothing to be said about the potential for new model kits. But, hey, we can dream. Which characters would you like to see?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rockman 30th Anniversary Festival Announced for Japan

Capcom will host a Rockman 30th anniversary commemorative event on February 10th, 2018 in Hanayashiki Park (Asakusa, Tokyo) and Hirakata Park (Hirakata, Osaka) respectively, the company announced.

Dubbed "Rockman Unite", the event will play host to a number of events such as a treasure hunt to find a mysterious "dream chip". Attendees will also have the opportunity to much of Rockman-themed food and snag a few exclusive goods, too: clear file folders, postcards, key holders, acrylic key chains, hoodies, and a spiffy tote bag. Oh yes; Rockman.EXE and Blues.EXE will make a special appearance, too.

The event runs until March 21st in Hanayashiki and February 25th in Hirakata Park. Entree fee is a cool 500 yen – practically nothing! More details (in Japanese) can be found at the event's official page here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Get Equipped With These Mega Man 30th Anniversary Tees

Play Asia, purveyors of import video games and related goods, are loading up on a pair of official Mega Man 30th anniversary t-shirts. Originally sold through E-Capcom, everyone outside Japan will now have the opportunity to scoop these up just in time for spring weather. Hit the link above and check 'em out.

The shirts feature the very awesome 30th anniversary key art illustrated by Mega Man 11 charter designer Yuji ishihara. The image brings together all eight Mega Men (including Rockman Xover's OVER-1), readying their respective busters in unison. An official hi-res version of this piece has yet to be distributed; you can, however, grab a waifu2x enhanced version here.

Source: Play Asia

Sunday, January 7, 2018

First Look at HMO Collectibles Zero Statue

If you liked HMO Collectibles' Mega Man X statue, you've got something new to look forward to! Everyone's favorite red crusader, Zero, is next in line to receive the premium statue treatment.

As you can see right now, the statue is just an uncolored prototype. The final version will be 1:4 in scale and includes a "multitude of switch out options to create many display variations of your choice." What does that mean? Well, going by HMO Collectibles' Facebook banner, the statue will have some articulation and interchangeable parts.

Pre-orders will be available soon via HMO. In the meantime you might want to start saving up some Zenny – this one won't be cheap!

Source: HMO Collectibles

Thursday, January 4, 2018

TruForce's Mega Man Figure Line is Dead, Company Announces

If you were holding out for additional designer series Mega Man figures by TruForce, boy, do I have some bad news for you. TruForce today announced that – despite the success of the first Mega Man X figure – there will be no more figures coming from the line.

Mega Man X Mobile Now Supports iPhone X and iOS 11

Did you get a fancy new iPhone X over the holidays? If so, you might be interested to know that Capcom recently updated Mega Man X mobile to support iPhone X and iOS11. The update adds accommodation for iPhone X's larger display and compatibility with older devices running iOS 11.

Other than that, the game plays about the same as it did prior. It's not the best port of Mega Man X out there but it'll do for some. You can grab it from the App Store for $4.99.

Thanks, PizzaStart!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Game Informer's Mega Man 11 Coverage is Now Complete

Game Informer's month-long coverage of Mega Man 11 has concluded! If you're just now catching up or want to revisit all the news, interviews and special features (including a fantastic Mega Man 7 developer's commentary you might have missed over the holiday) from December 2017, head over here.

With that out of the way, it's hard to say when the next batch of Mega Man 11 news will drop. A Capcom Unity post from December 4, 2017 seemed to suggest more info is coming this summer ("We’ll have much more to share with you all on Mega Man 11 in Summer of 2018"). I'm hopefully, though, we'll here more in the coming months. There's just too big a gap between now and summer, you know? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Anywho, that's a wrap. Looking forward to more news!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Proto Man.EXE and Chaud Kick Off Rockman Unity's 2018 Mobile Wallpapers

Every month the official Rockman Unity app provides users a chance to unlock mobile wallpapers. These wallpapers can be unlocked by "defeating" Robot Masters – logging in once a day and tapping on their portrait until their health bar is zero. With a little finesse, though, it's possible to defeat Robot Masters in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is manually change your phone's clock to the following day. Rinse, repeat and the wallpaper is yours.

Of course, if you don't want to do any of that, we're here to make life a little bit easier. Courtesy of Reploid21XX, you can download January's wallpaper – featuring Proto Man.EXE and Chaud – right here. There's three sizes available.

What other fun wallpapers await us this year? Stay tuned!