Teased a couple months back was the second statue in First4Figure's Mega Man X series line-up. The first one was X, naturally, and now it's Zero's turn. Pre-orders are now live via First4Figure's website!
If you already have X pre-ordered, it's best to wait until he arrives at your door due to the special validation card he'll come with. In each F4F series, you can authenticate you purchases, which entitles you to the same production number statue that comes next in the series. Pretty nifty for those who care even a little about the low-number collector ideal.
To see tons more pictures of Zero, and to scope out the special (and slightly more expensive) exclusive version, head on over to their product pages. Overall, I think the model looks a bit better than X, more so because of his grounded stance. I'm not too big on how they sculpted X, but I suppose it has its "cool-factor". Especially since First4Figures are real talented in equipping their products with LED lighting. What are your thoughts? Gonna secure yourself one?
I've been patiently waiting for more on these guys, and Tamashii has finally delivered. Both X & Zero Tamashii Buddies will be released sometime in April of 2016. Standing at 9cm and priced at ¥1,620 each (which equates to around 13 bucks), these small figures, although highly detailed, have a small price to match! And for the quality, who can resist? I'm really digging the Central Highway backdrops they chose. They're great for display anywhere you wish. At home, at the office, maybe even in your car.
Pre-orders will be going live soon, but if you're like me, you may prefer the inevitable "Mega Man" branded release. I believe the Sailor Moon Tamashii Buddies are on sale through Barnes & Noble, so I'm sure more Buddies are sure to follow in the coming months.
Finally, fully revealed and up for pre-order, X-Plus Toys' Gigantic Zero figure makes a "big" impact. Previously seen at this year's Wonder Fest in a gray prototype form, we now have the finished product with a fresh coat of paint.
When they say "Gigantic", they mean it. Zero stands 18 inches tall. That's taller than both the Mega Man and X Gigantic figures. About the size of a freakin' torso according to this image. For a slew of more pictures, head over to AmiAmi where you can also pre-order this crimson colossus for 10,200 Yen ( US). I'm really looking forward to displaying these behemoths whenever I get 'em!
It's custom for companies to show off their upcoming products at conventions and trade shows, and Bandi/Tamashii Nations are no slouches. At New York City Comic Con, their booth was rife with figures, including the two little guys you see above! You may be familiar with their "Tamashii Buddies" line; smaller figures with the essence of cute. These figures usually stand at around 9cm, which is comparable to most amiibo for example. This line of figures clearly tries to embrace that small collectible figure craze, but the quality remains uniform with the rest of Bandai/Tamashii's products. As always, Bluefin will be distributing these babies in North America when the time comes. Be sure to check out more pictures provided by figures.com. There's more incredible figures on display as well!
Man, talk about two extremes. The upcoming Gigantic figures by X-Plus are going to completely dwarf these figures!
If you've been a part of the overall Mega Man community for the past decade or so, there's always been whispers, rumors, and speculations of how a feature length Mega Man film might be, and should be. While that varies from person to person, I think I speak for all of us when I say we want our beloved franchise done justice.
Over time, there have been several efforts to capture the Blue Bomber on the silver screen, emulating the theatrical magic that many blockbuster movies possess. As a couple of examples, this fan made trailer is an oldie but a goodie, and indie studio, Blue Core Studios, completed a feature-length fan film just three years ago of this post. There have been a few more quality creations since, so feel free to look them up.
Current day, coincidentally not long after word of a Mega Man film in development from 20th Century Fox, a teaser trailer for a Mega Man X fan film has come to light as seen above. Clearly, the production values are high and it looks like a lot of effort is being taken to maintain a certain level of polish. Thing is, I'm not so sure on the direction it looks to be taking. Judging from the narration and bits of footage, one can only assume that this movie takes place during Sigma's uprising, but who are these humans? Are they human? Where's X, or any other character? Will this be a re-imagining of the series where we view the Maverick uprising from a human's perspective, with Reploid/Human interaction (ala the live action Transformers films)? Your guess is as good as mine. A teaser it is, and teasing it has done.
To learn more about this ambiguous project, head over to their facebook page. We'll be keeping an eye on this!
Xtra, Xtra, read all about it. New visuals on two Mega Man X related figures/statues have recently come to light. See below for more details!
First on the agenda comes a teaser image form First 4 Figures' Facebook page. Revealed along with two fellow Capcom characters, the image above is clearly a shot of their forthcoming Zero statue. More images and information are sure to come soon, but I'm sure it'll be quite a while before Zero goes into the production phase. Their X statue is still on the way, after all. It looks to have shaped up well though. The pose looks more grounded than X's (in more ways than one) and I'm sure his Z-Saber will illuminate in some way.
Next up is the first look at the packaging for TruForce Collectibles' upcoming Kickstarter funded X figure. Very stylish and collector oriented. Many wished for a viewing window and they did not disappoint. A great way to display, and of course, protect. They've really put together something special. I can't wait to see more. It wont be long now til this bad boy's released!
Every year we see some spectacular custom creations at Wonder Festival and there's usually a good amount of Mega Man related figures peppering the show floor. Case in point: Sculptor "MADHANDS" has done it again.
Straight from his twitter page, feast your eyes on his freshly made Magma Dragoon figure. No detail has been overlooked. It's a full, physical representation of the memorable defector in all his fiery intensity. If there's any character that's deserved a figure, this guy's one of 'em.
I'm certain there will be more Mega Man figures revealed down the line. Brace yourselves!
The video game industry is very leaky these days, but I think this is more as a teaser...
Originally to be revealed at this year's Anime Expo, this debut video for "Red Ash" (or RE: DASH maybe) has been released ahead of schedule. The "Mega Man Legends" feel is almost immediately identified. The art style, character designs, and even the music in the video are definitely reminiscent of the series we miss so much. It's safe to say that this could be a spiritual successor, and with a subtitle like "The Indelible Legend" no less.
The project is a combined effort of Keiji Inafune's Comcept and Studio 4°C (a well-versed Japanese animation studio). Could this be a game with animated sequences? Or maybe it's a new anime all together? Full details are sure to come at the Anime Expo panel.
In my opinion, I don't really know how to feel about this. It would appear Inafune is simply creating games that are altered just enough to not infringe on his previous work. Mighty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and now Red Ash. Makes me wonder if the next project will be akin to the X series. If it's a game, Red Ash will probably be enjoyable, but I'm sure a lot of people will play it with the sentiment of "Man, I wish this was Mega Man Legends 3." in the back of their minds.
More information as it comes!
UPDATE: During this mornings Nintendo Direct, everything below was confirmed. Surprise!
Merely a day before the next Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, a plethora of leaks have not leaked, but flooded out into the public. A few months back, some data was mined from the then-latest update for Smash Bros. Amidst the data were files relating to "Ryu" and "Roy". Today it would appear that it was indeed real. Or it's one of the most elaborate fakes I've ever seen. Even more so than the Rayman leak.
While everyone is mulling over the inclusion of Ryu (where's Simon Belmont?!) and Roy (another Fire Emblem rep/Marth clone?!) a couple of Mii Fighter costumes were shown as well. A MegaMan.EXE outfit for the Mii Gunner and X Series Zero duds for the Mii Swordsman. I can understand the Zero suit for the swordsman, but why not make these Mega Man skins for, you know, Mega Man? Makes sense to me.
Oh well, at least we have a boat-load of new content coming in. The fighter ballot is still going on as well. Very glad they're continuing to expand their "Smash" hit!
You read that right. A gamer by the name of Aura Puffs has succeeded in simultaneously beating Mega Man X and Mega Man X2 with a single SNES controller. As you can see in the video, skill and finesse is a key factor in proceeding. Since both games aren't structured identically, progression must be taken in a calculated fashion. What's more, is that Aura obtains all the upgrades in each level in his nearly three hour run. Man, what a task. Worth it? Totally. Major props to this man for his awesome undertaking!