Every now and again I find myself admiring the cover of Nintendo Power #7. It featured fantastically-detailed figurines of Mega Man, Dr. Wily and an intricate model of Wily Machine 2. I may be a little Mega Man biased, but this is unquestionably my favorite Nintendo Power cover from the publication's storied history. And that is why, my friends, I tend to find myself wondering where these beautiful figurines are today.
Are the holed up in some warehouse, rotting away? Are they locked away in the air tight vault of an anonymous collector, never to be seen again? The answer to these questions came to me, at last, from a one Stephen Reese; a self-professed, video game historian.
Stephen Reese is the owner of the largest collection of Nintendo Power art and memorabilia - ever. He runs the "Art of Nintendo Power" Twitter account where he shows of his wares of rarely seen treasures. And among his many goodies are *the* Mega Man, Dr. Wily and Wily Machine 2 figurines from issue 7... in near perfect condition.
Stephen has no intention of parting with these figurines, or any of his Nintendo Power pieces, any time soon. We are very fortunate that he's willing to snap a few photos for us to enjoy.Gooood morning! Ask and ye shall recieve! Here are some close shots of the #megaman 2 #nintendopower #cover. You can see him in the upper left if the cover!#PAXEast2020 pic.twitter.com/so1sYcQowm— The Art of Nintendo Power (@ArtofNP) February 28, 2020
2nd most #requested thing. More shots of the #Wily ship. Obviously from the same #Megaman 2 #nintendopower #cover. I feel like I've been showing him a ton, but you keep asking! These should basically show you #everything#PAXEast2020 pic.twitter.com/OmgY0ojBts— The Art of Nintendo Power (@ArtofNP) February 28, 2020
Heres a very fun, very close shot of the #DrWily model from the #Megaman 2 #nintendopower #cover— The Art of Nintendo Power (@ArtofNP) February 24, 2020
For the curious, he is sculpted out of #polymerclay and velcroed into the ship!
Not really a proper post, but I'm at work and this is what I had handy :) pic.twitter.com/qmmIPyc1OT
I can rest easy knowing that, not only are these are "alive", but that they're in the right hands! You can see more of Stephen's collection here and here!