Friday, December 8, 2023

New Image of Threezero MDLX Rockman (Now with Articulation)

Threezero made an appearance at the ElefunPop Art & Toy Show in Shanghai today, unveiling an updated prototype of their MDLX Rockman figure. This updated version showcases several points of articulation, allowing for versatile posing options compared to the "dummy" iteration that was displayed back in July.

While Threezero continues to maintain secrecy about the figure's release date and pricing, they've hinted that Rockman will be offered at an "affordable" price point. We'll provide updates on these specifics and any additional details as they roll in.

Source: PremiumToys Channel

Fan-Game "Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S" Now Available to Play

Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S, a fan-game quietly developed in the last three months from the folks at LM Team, is now available to download

A spin-off of the original Mega Man Y+1, the game features nine original Christmas-themed stages where the objective is to recover your misplaced belongings. From a gingerbread battle station to sunny beaches south of the equator, and even Dr. Wily's chimney! 

Utilize an assortment of six unique Special Weapons to add a festive twist to your battles: initiate snowball skirmishes with "Frosty Sentry," surprise opponents with a re-gift of last year's presents with "Mystery Gift" toss, or join in door-to-door musical showdowns with "Carol Cast". One Special Weapon even includes a special appearance by Santa's reindeer...

You can grab Mega Man Y+1: Operation X.M.A.S from the game's official SFGHQ page here. Follow LM Team on Twitter for updates on Mega Man Y+1, too!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Japan-Exclusive Rockman EXE Arcade Games Successfully Ripped, Emulation in the Works

After a successful fundraising campaign in September, our resident engineer, Tofu, set off on a mission to France to extract and preserve Rockman EXE: Battle Chip Stadium from a collector. I am pleased to report that not only was Battle Chip Stadium successfully ripped, but we've managed to secure the data from Rockman EXE: The Medal Operation

Once Tofu is back in the States, reverse-engineering will take place to get these once-elusive Japan-only arcade games in a playable state. In other words, after 18-or-so years, you'll finally have the chance to emulate and play them from the comfort of your home.

Read on for some important key points!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Jada Toys Mega Man Wave 1 Video Showcase

The highly anticipated Mega Man line from Jada Toys is almost here. However, some fortunate individuals already have Wave 1 in their possession! While you wait for yours to join your collection, check out the above video from FatBoy Toy Review featuring an in-depth showcase of all three figures in action. We get a great look at the packaging, accessories, and just how articulate these little guys really are.

You can pre-order Wave 1 from Big Bad Toystore or Entertainment Earth. The figures are due to ship in January, 2024. 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Dr. Wily Wins 6th "Capcom Election", Keisuke Mizno Illustrates Commemorative Art

In the sixth round of Capcom's official election campaign, Dr. Wily clinched the top spot in the category "Which character comes to mind as Capcom's final boss?", surpassing both Albert Wesker and M. Bison.

To mark this victory, Capcom enlisted Keisuke Mizuno to create an exclusive illustration of Dr. Wily. This artwork is now accessible for download on Capcom Town, compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

More commemorative wallpapers featuring characters determined by popular votes will be released in future Capcom Elections. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Rockman and Iiotonatati Collaboration Teased (Updated)

Iiotonatati, the Japan-based 'Let's Play' group highlighted in Retro Revengers, a 2D adventure-platformer inspired by Rockman and featuring a soundtrack by Manami Matsumae, is gearing up for an official collaboration with Capcom's blue hero.

While it remains to be seen if the collaboration will extend to the game itself - or a wholly different piece of Retro Revengers software -- a recent tease on the game's official Twitter account hints at merchandise for this partnership. UPDATE: Rather than a collaboration specific to Retro Revengers, this is a general collaboration among with Iiotonatati themselves. The sneak peek showcases shirts and tote bags featuring a set of new Robot Masters bearing unusual names (Devil Woman, Uncle Man... Cat Man?), and an illustration of Rockman surrounded by various support items.

Iiotonatati indicated more information on this collaboration will be shared at a later date.

Retro Revengers is available on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam for $9.99.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Rockman-Themed Pop-Up Shop Heads to LA in March 2024

The Rockman 35th anniversary pop-up shop, which made a brief appearance in Japan last May, is now making its way stateside. Animate has announced that the pop-up shop will be hitting their Los Angeles location in March 2024. While specific dates haven't been disclosed yet, expect that information to come out closer to the New Year.

If you can't make it to LA, fret not! Animate has confirmed that these items will also be available for purchase online. Currently, several Rockman items are up for pre-order on Animate USA's online shop and are slated to be shipped in March 2024. Moreover, customers spending up to $15 on goods will receive one of seven random photo cards (see image on the right for a glimpse).

You can have a look at what's available here. Stay tuned for updates!

Kotobukiya Postpones Rockman X 30th Anniversary Stream Event

Due to "various circumstances", Kotobukiya has postponed the previously-announced Rockman X 30th anniversary live stream event. The show was intended to commemorate not only the X series' 30th anniversary but the 5th anniversary of Kotobukiya's Rockman model kit line. New product reveals for the 30th anniversary and updates on previously-announced model kits were anticipated.

Kotobukiya has indicated that the stream will be rescheduled for a later date. New products that were intended to be announced will be featured on a separate YouTube Talk Live program. Additional details will be disclosed at a later date.

Source: Kotobukiyas

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Capcom Redesigns Official Rockman Website

For the first time in six years, Capcom has completely refreshed their official Rockman website. The update strips down much of the leftover 30th anniversary content  which hung around for a good while after the occasion  and organizes everything in a more clean and streamlined format. 

The revamped site now features a single page divided into three sections: Latest News, About, and Goods. The previous franchise timeline has been replaced by a simple "about" section that spotlights each individual Rockman series. Each series is accompanied by sleek key art alongside a small screenshot. Interestingly, the screenshot representing the EXE series appears to be from a pre-release build of the game—an unintentional oversight. Oops!

Apart from these changes, there's not much else of note. Nonetheless, the overall refresh is intriguing, especially considering that Capcom historically redesigned the site to coincide with anniversaries. However, the 35th anniversary deviated from this tradition without an overhaul. With Rockman X's 30th anniversary fast approach, perhaps this was the opportune moment.

Source: Rockman Series Official

Rockman X DiVE Illustration Collection Cover Art and Preview Pages

By way of Amazon Japan, we have our first look at the upcoming Rockman X DiVE artbook. You can find the cover art above (illustrated by none other than Keisuke Mizuno) and a handful of preview pages after the jump below!

Monday, November 20, 2023

Kotobukiya Roll.EXE Pre-orders Now Available (April 2024)

It's been a minute since we last heard from Kotobukiya's Roll.EXE model kit. But we've got some great news: she's up for pre-order! You can snag yours from our affiliate HobbyLink Japan right here. Other retailers should follow suit shortly if you have an alternate preference.

Roll comes with four unique face and hand parts, a Roll Arrow arm, and a clip-type display stand. She's due to ship in April 2024. Not much else left to say than that! You can find additional images and details from the link above!

Source: Kotobukiya

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Officially-Licensed Mega Man "Model Kit" Tees Now Available

A spiffy new line of licensed Mega Man t-shirts are up for grabs from Nerd Clothing that's a little something different from what you'd expect. The designs, which feature characters and items from the classic and X series, are made to resemble plastic model kit runners. Check 'em out:

Hey; props to the manufacturer for giving Tango some love there. Anyway, if these tees catch your eye, hit up the links above to order. And here's a perk: use code BF2023 at checkout and get 30% off the entire order too!