X Gets the Nendoroid Treatment!
 By Mac | 07 February 2016 - 08:44 AM

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If you're a fan of Good Smile's cute and articulate Nendoroid line of figures, then you'll be pleased to know that Mega Man X is going to be appearing alongside his already-released big bro. Officially announced during WonderFest 2016, I'm bet we'll be hearing more details sooner than later.

Since the Nendoroid series has just shy of 600 figures to its name (of this post), I wouldn't doubt seeing more Mega Men down the line. It'd be great to have 'em all together, chillin' being all chibi 'n such. =3

Rockman X3 Prototype Footage Shared
 By Mac | 18 January 2016 - 08:24 AM

It would appear another Mega Man prototype has come to light, and this time, we get to see it in action thanks to footage captured by "Steven Seventyeight."

The game: Rockman X3; a build of the game dated August 23rd, 1995. That's four months before the game's release in December, so not much is different. At least from what the footage reveals. It's mostly graphical differences, most noticeably some effects that have yet to be implemented.

Even though there aren't many differences on the surface, there's no telling what lies underneath. Maybe Steven or someone he knows can take a page out of Tunnel Rhino's playbook and do a little digging?

A dump is always nice too...as humorous as that sounds out of context.

Another Mega Man X Prototype Cart Hits eBay
 By Mac | 26 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

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I love it when prototypes builds, production material, and other rare Mega Man/Rockman oddities are unearthed. I really do. It's truly an intimate look at what went into creating the games we know so well. Perhaps exposing things we've never seen or heard before.

This time, another prototype for the original Super Nintendo hit, Mega Man X, is up for auction via eBay. I say "another" because it's not the first prototype cartridge to hit eBay this year. Of this writing, the auction sits pretty at 315 dollars and is sure to rise. What's interesting about this particular prototype cartridge is the fact that it reads, "Ver. 0.2". This could be a very early build of the game that no one has yet seen. Maybe this cartridge holds the long sought after White City stage? It's gotta be out there somewhere, and this could be it!

Some may question the legitimacy of the cartridge, but the seller assures it's the genuine article.

"This cartridge originally came from a former Capcom employee so I have no doubt in its authenticity. Any other concerns, feel free to message me and I will answer to the best of my ability."

For more information, please see the listing itself and like he says, feel free to shoot him a message. With any luck, the winner of the auction will have the ability and the generosity to dump and share this build of the game, that is, if it's anything special. As far as I know, no one has come forward with the contents of the previous prototype cartridge mentioned above.

First4Figures Zero Statue Pre-orders Live!
 By Mac | 24 November 2015 - 08:29 AM

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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?

X & Zero Tamashii Buddies to Hit the Big Time
 By Mac | 19 November 2015 - 06:04 AM

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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.

X-Plus Gigantic Zero Figure Now Available
 By Mac | 29 October 2015 - 06:10 PM

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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!

Mega Man X "Tamashii Buddies" Figures Show...
 By Mac | 10 October 2015 - 07:26 PM

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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!

Live Action "Maverick Hunter X" Movie Teas...
 By Mac | 04 October 2015 - 08:15 PM

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!

This Week in the World of Mega Man X Figures
 By Mac | 15 August 2015 - 05:53 AM

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!

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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.

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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!

Dragoon Rises at Wonder Festival 2015
 By Mac | 11 July 2015 - 05:44 PM

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.

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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!

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