Well color me impressed! Another day, another X figure with a vibrant paint job. TruForce's successfully funded X figure has only been seen in a plain, gray prototype form up 'til now. Teased briefly on TruForce's facebook page, the website Figsoku has let the cat completely out of the bag with a plethora of painted, posed pics (man, say that five times fast.)
Do note that the colors have not been finalized, but I'm liking what I'm seeing. It's coming along nicely, but there's sure to be some changes along the way. This figure is being produced with a passion, so when it's finished, I'm sure it'll make quite the statement as TrueForce's first true figure!
Straight from AmiAmi, we have our first images of X-Plus' "Gigantic" Mega Man X figure, now with a splash of the iconic blue hue. Standing just shy of 16 inches, he will make quite the impact in any collection. He will also feature an alternate head which can be swapped out at will; one yelling, one with an intense visage.
If you like what you see (and I know you do), you can pre-order this figure right on AmiAmi for their discounted price of 7,480 Yen for a limited time (roughly 62 USD). It's expected to ship in late June, but like the previously announced Classic Mega Man statue, it's sure to be brought stateside by Bluefin Distribution. So, if given the choice, you prefer Mega Man branded products, I'd consider practicing the virtue of patience.
I sure hope they continue this line up by immortalizing the rest of the Mega Men in Gigantic glory. Imagine that line-up on a nice shelf. Good stuff!
UPDATE: The auction is over and the final price reached a whopping 1,060 dollars with 53 bids! Alright, winner, you know what you must do.
Over the last couple decades, plenty of Mega Man prototypes have been unearthed and dissected. Within may lie many secrets, including unused assets or completely different or omitted stages. The same can be said for this recent eBay listing for a prototype cartridge of the original Mega Man X.
It's unknown what exactly this cart holds outside of a warning message the seller shares. It's certainly unique and the bidding battle has already commenced. I wish I could afford it but the price is sure to rise. I'd also be doing the Mega Man community a disservice because I'm without any equipment to dump the contents.
Hopefully the winner is fully prepared to share! I, like many others, hope this is an early build with the "White City" stage in playable form!
It was obvious that the beautiful Mega Man amiibo was going to be the base for many a custom figure, but this mod takes it one step further. ASoltys Art Creations has created none other than Mega Man X. With a little "plastic surgery", his stance has been altered and his height raised maybe a little bit, through the sculpting of a new chest and shoulder plates. Among other little edits, this is a truly wonderful mod. Kinda makes me want one...lol. Be sure to check out more custom amiibos at https://www.facebook.com/ASoltysArt
Be still, my heart. This weekend a new, official Mega Man X figure was unveiled at this year's Wonder Festival. Created by X-Plus Toys, they took to Twitter with a couple images of the prototype product. Standing at around 15 inches, X's height will be appropriate next to his older sibling, Mega Man, who stands at 13 inches.
If Mega Man is any indication, or any of the other figures in their "Gigantic" line, these figures are of high quality and artistically accurate. Having a lightweight plastic build (most likely with a soft feel of vinyl) they're sure to be sturdy and ever-so-displayable. No word yet on price, but X is slated for shelves sometime in May. This is probably an insta-buy for me.
At last, the Kickstarter for TruForce's special Mega Man X figure has gone live. As promised, with the help from you, they will set out to create one of the best, most unique Mega Man X figures to grace your collection! Observe their well made pitch video above and proceed to make your donation. There are several pledge levels to choose from, so there's a medium of contribution for every budget. If you've got some extra cash to spend, then you might consider generously pledging at their highest levels to receive, above all else, a Kickstarter exclusive "Test-Color X" variant. Pretty snazzy, I must admit, but whether it's my poverty talking or not, I'm still leaning towards the traditional blue.
In case you're curious about the Kickstarter, TruForce explains,
"Once the painted prototype has been approved, there’s the whole production part that takes up most of the budget: mold creation, material injection, paint, assembly, packaging and shipping. That’s the expensive stuff. But with your help, we can cover all this! Plus you get those cool backer rewards depending on your contribution.
Since we're still in the initial phase of production, there's a lot left to do on this guy. We decided to use the money raised from this kickstarter to help cover licensing costs, event promotion costs and production costs."
So there you have it, folks. In the spirit of what MMX9.com stands for, let's show our support and bring this iteration of X to life!
If there's any series that has a reputation for incredible custom figures, it would be the Mega Man series. Over the years we've witnessed many wonderful custom creations displayed at events such as Wonder Festival. What's nice about a lot of these figures is that talented sculptors/artists choose lesser known characters in which to bring to life; something many avid fans appreciate.
This time, designer, "Madhands" went to work and constructed a truly badass Bit figure. From Bit's ornate shield, to his trusty beam saber, the detail is expressed with gusto. With no "magatama" stone left unturned, Bit is ready to debut and be sold at Hobby Rock 2015. Be sure to click the link to see more shots of Bit, as well as explore what more will be at this years show!
You knew it was comin'! After GE Entertainment revealed their Mega Man X plush (now hitting retail), it was only a matter of time before it was Zero's turn to get the same treatment. Just look at that scowl. How can something so cute be so moody?
Standing upright at around 8", he will be a decent little plush; uniform with the rest of their cuddly collection. No price has been set for Zero, but I'm sure it'll be the same as the rest. (around 15 bucks)
I wonder if Axl will be next? Can't say I'd be opposed to a menacing little mini-Siggy either. Such a soft, round, bald head he would have!
As someone in our forum stated rather bluntly, "Please don't tell me this is what they were teasing us with."
An exclusive to South Korea, Mega Man GoGo has appeared in the Google Play Store. This is legit, this is a game produced by Capcom, it looks like. With micro-transactions involving cards and infinite running, you might as well call this a "Temple Run" with assets taken directly from Megaman Powered up.
Not sure what to make of this. But if this is it then I really hope Capcom was teasing a new Ace Attorney instead of this.
In a recent interview, producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi teased watchers with some news about an upcoming game for a series "we've all been waiting for."
“Since releasing Sengoku Basara 4 on January 23, a year has already gone by in a flash. In November, we released a nostalgic title in HD with Resident Evil HD Remaster, and I still have fond memories from when we released it, and I also feel that the game itself is one of high quality.
In July of 2015, it will be Sengoku Basara‘s 10th anniversary, so I believe there will be plenty to be excited about. Also, in 2015 we’ll also have Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, and the newest title from a series you guys have been waiting for, and [even] more titles to be announced that we hope you’ll enjoy.”—Hiroyuki Kobayashi
This could mean that Capcom is finally entering the fray against Keiji Inafune and releasing an actual Mega Man Sequel, which regardless would be a huge step in our direction. As much as I like Mighty No. 9, I still want my Mega Man sequel before I want a reimagined series. I don't know of any other series that needs this treatment under Capcom's IP list.