Lucas Gilbertson Becomes Zero Once More
 By Mac | 08 April 2015 - 02:44 PM

If you're not a fan of Mega Man X4's English dubbing (and are one of the ones that tirelessly has to let the world know it) then Lucas Gilbertson has you covered. Who is Lucas Gilbertson, you might ask? He's only the most prolific English voice for Zero, having voiced the crimson warrior in Mega Man X8, Mega Man X: Command Mission, and Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.

While some of X4's dubbing was just fine, Zero, one of the main characters no less, seems to suffer from having a lot of the infamous lines. Lucas, however, has given his own unofficial spin on a couple of them. Like his dubbed "Death of Iris" scene uploaded before, he's back with his take on Zero Vs. Colonel.

I have to say, I like it a lot. His first words to Colonel are simply magnificent. Colonel and Iris were decent enough I reckon, but hey, at this rate, Lucas might just finish dubbing all of Zero's lines from X4! Keyword is maybe though, because to my knowledge, Lucas has put voice acting on the back burner for a while in favor of other passions. Never fear though, Lucas always has a special place for Zero and the Mega Man X series alike (you may even bump into him around the forums from time to time!)

X & Proto Man Join Smash...as Mii Costumes!...
 By Mac | 01 April 2015 - 11:40 PM

Revealed on today's Nintendo Direct, Mega Man X and Proto Man outfits are coming to Smash Bros. for the Mii Gunner. While the title of this article may seem sarcastic, I actually think this is pretty neat. Although I probably would have preferred alternate costumes for Mega Man himself, but this will do. They certainly don't look bad.

Furthermore, we got our first real trailer for Mewtwo as well as a surprise reveal that Earthbound's Ness will be making his return! I'm sure a lot of people are pleased. If you're not pleased, however, Nintendo has now opened up a, wait for it.....Smash Bros Fighter Ballot! That's right, your voice can now be heard on which beloved characters you think would be right at home on the roster. You may cast a vote for as many characters as you wish. Personally, I voted for King K. Rool and Geno; two very deserving characters.

Follow this link to cast your vote!: https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/

Fresh Paint for TruForce's X Figure
 By Mac | 27 March 2015 - 07:22 AM

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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!

X-Plus' X Statue in Full Color
 By Mac | 20 March 2015 - 02:40 AM

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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!

Mega Man X Prototype Cart Hits eBay
 By Mac | 23 February 2015 - 08:53 AM

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.

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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!

Custom Mega Man X amiibo Joins the Battle!
 By Mac | 19 February 2015 - 05:55 PM

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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

New Mega Man X Figure Stands Tall
 By Mac | 08 February 2015 - 05:43 AM

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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.

TruForce X Figure Kickstarter is Live!
 By Mac | 22 January 2015 - 02:54 AM

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!

I Like This Figure Quite a Bit
 By Mac | 17 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

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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!

Zero Shows His Soft Side
 By Mac | 13 January 2015 - 04:50 AM

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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!

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