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Mega Man photo
Mega Man

Gigantic Mega Man available for pre-order

Rockman will tower over your collection
Jan 26
// Rachael Chambers
If you've ever wanted a 13" Mega Man statue to grace your shelves, you are in for a treat. X-PLUS has added the Blue Bomber to their Gigantic Series, which also includes versions of Super Sonico, Vegeta, and other classic cha...
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

TruForce streamlines new Mega Man X figure

Help fund the Blue Bomber
Jan 24
// Rachael Chambers
Although it's true that Capcom hasn't given us a Mega Man game in years, at least we can count on toy companies to help keep our love for the franchise alive. The latest version comes from TruForce Collectibles, who are givin...

SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek

Aug 01 // Natalie Kipper
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo
A treasure trove for every flavor of geek
The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-...

Mega Man Zero photo
Mega Man Zero

SHF MMZ Zero gets Western release details + gallery

A C-Rank figure of a S-Rank character?
Jun 10
// Scarecroodle
Bluefin Tamashii Nations has unveiled the North America release information and new photos for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Zero (Mega Man Zero series). Zero will come with his Z-Saber, Buster Shot, Triple Rod, and Shield ...

NYCC '13: D-Arts photo
NYCC '13: D-Arts

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - D-Arts

That's a whole lot of Megaman
Oct 11
// Natalie Kipper
New York Comic Con 2013 is officially in full swing and our very own Andres Cerrato is walking the floor! One of the booths he visited on the first day was Tamashii Nations, where, among other wonderful things, there is a D-A...

D-Arts Mega Man (Rockman) acquired new photos

...but still no new powers
Sep 04
// Scarecroodle
Famitsu uploaded some incredible new photos of the upcoming D-Arts classic Mega Man. Besides providing a better look at the set, the photos also seem to reveal an alternate "struggling" face for Mega Man and an attack accesso...

D-Arts classic Mega Man (Rockman) is a fighting robot

Not quite 8-bit
Sep 01
// Scarecroodle
Thanks to The Mega Man Network (and AmiAmi JP), we now have some new photos of the upcoming Bandai's D-Arts classic Mega Man (Rockman) and Rush set (which also includes a Metall). After multiple iterations of X and two versio...

WonderCon 2012: Bluefin Distribution

Mar 19
// Kristina Pino
Bluefin Distribution's booth (That's Bandai and Tamashii Nations worked into a maze of figure display cases) always seems swamped at events. I remember seeing it at Otakon and NYCC, and both times it was tough to get a good l...

Step into this pre-order for Rockman X D-Arts Zero Type 2

Feb 01
// Jonathan Tubbs
Last September, Zero from Capcom's popular series Rockman X (Mega Man X) made his Bandai D-Arts debut in his original armor from the first title. It was basic but so was a lot of things about the first title when you loo...

Bandai wants your choice for D-Arts Megaman figure

Jan 16
// Andres Cerrato
There have been 3 Megaman D-Arts figures released thus far, along with two prototypes to show off what Bandai is able to create. Given how people have reacted to the figures so far, many would like to create their own persona...

Zero takes the spotlight from Rockman again with Kotobukiya's new poseable figure kit

Jun 09
// Jonathan Tubbs
I remembered when Rockman Zero was introduced. I was a bit confused as to why the girly robot from Rockman X was suddenly the new face of this long going series. And then I played the game and that's when I realized that it w...

Check out this Break Man custom figure

May 27
// Brian Szabelski
Remember Kotobukiya's superb Protoman plastic model kit? Well, one intrepid customizer has gone and made a cool little custom based off of it. Behold Nagano Ken's Break Man custom, featuring Hitoshi Ariga's version of the min...

Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X

May 08 // Tyler Jones
Figure Name: D-Arts Rockman XFigure Maker: BandaiRetail Price: US$39.99 or ¥3,300Available At: Entertainment Earth, HobbyLink Japan First, you'll notice that the box keeps the overall blue, red, and gold color scheme associated with the logo of the game. The front window shows off the contents and has a pretty neat stylized X over it. The D-Arts logo is on the right side, and as the first entry in this line it's safe to assume we'll see similar layouts in the future. And of course, it has an official Capcom sticker on it, depicting classic Mega Man's head. On the back we see some very cool figure shots, along with a bit of technobabble regarding X's construction. You also get to see a nice side-by-side comparison of his three expressions. All in all it's some really nice packaging, and show's that Bandai knows that when dealing with such a beloved series, it's worth doing every little thing right. He looks really great right out of the box, and he quickly impressed me with the smooth articulation. The great thing about mechanical characters is that the joints don't look out of place like they do on humans, and X looks just like he should. Most of the ball joints holding him together are covered by the dark grey rings you can see on his elbows and hips. Speaking of joints, the D-Arts line seems to have some unusual ones. Taking the blue guy apart revealed just what they look like, and you can see the results below: The hands and feet are attached to swivelling ball joints, while the leg and forearm are connected by some strange prong looking things. While the parts all stayed together quite well during posing, and the hands and arms are meant to switch out easily, the leg and foot gave me a little trouble when it came time to reattach them. I got them back on eventually, but due to the shape and location of the joints you have to wiggle them around blindly a bit and hope they get into the right place. Also, see that light blue part of his torso? That is connected to both the hip part and chest part on ball joints, giving him a really great degree of articulation. His neck also similarly has joints where it connects to his head and body, making this a very bendy figure indeed. Unfortunately he's not quite bendy enough to do the dash pose, but I tried. His leg just won't go high enough or his body far forward enough. But enough about poseability, on to accessories! X comes with a really cool looking set of three regular shots stuck together. Three has always been the number of regular shots that any version of Mega Man can have on screen at one time and figures often come with three shots. The part of the shot that's flashing back over the X Buster is actually separate and can be removed in case you want to attach the shot without it. Unfortunately, the charged shot is quite heavy and while it looks really cool, you can see how it makes X's arm droop when attached. You might be able to use his other arm to stabilize his cannon, but I doubt that you'll ever be able to stick the charge shot straight out without some sagging. Here you can also see his open mouth angry face. While his face looks consistent through all his different expressions, and each sculpt and paint job is quite nice, he looks super pissed all the time! The X series is a bit darker than classic so he's not going to have and jubilant expressions, but something other than angry and angrier would have been appreciated. Here's X showing his teeth gritting angry face while jumping through the foliage while a ghost hand holds him up. There are actually two different tips to the X Buster. The one that you see here has a red gem in it and is meant to be the default when no shot is attached. There is a separate one that has no red gem and extra space for the pegs on the shot attachments. The gap between the buster and the tip is a little small, so I had to use my pocket knife to pry it off whenever I wanted to change it out. You also need to do this to pry off the front of his helmet to change the faces, and I was worried that doing this constantly for the photo shoot would scratch the plastic, but with some care that can be avoided. Unfortunately, there is a scratch on the red gem in his right 'ear' as you can see here. It came this way and I have no idea how a recessed part like that got scratched, but it did. Fortunately you can't really see it unless you're looking for it. Take a look at how nice his eye looks, though! Very sharp paint job on the face. The only other problem area is here on his right arm, where the light blue paint is a bit smudged near his shoulder. This is minor, and depending on the pose is also hard to see. Given the high quality of the figure overall, neither of these defects should be considered deal breakers. Compared to the old Mega Armor version of X, the D-Arts line has proportionally smaller helmet, shoulder, and buster pieces, with longer and skinner legs and torso. There is better contrast between the light and dark blues of the armor, and the D-Arts open hand sculpt also looks much nicer, with dramatically splayed fingers for more posing possibilities. While it may seem that I've given equal time to the positives and negatives of this figure in the review, that doesn't mean that they're equally weighted. This is overall a fantastic figure that had me smiling from ear to ear whenever I handled it, and I can't wait to see more from the D-Arts series. The news of an upcoming Zero nearly gave me a heart attack, and I fully plan on getting it and all subsequent figures. Final verdict? Buy it, or X will come after you!

Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo was my first Mega Man game. As such, the X series has always been near and dear to my heart, with X4 being one of my favorite adventure platformers ever. This love of the series got me into co...


Kotobukiya displays their newest Rockman plamo, Z-series Zero

May 07
// Andres Cerrato
It's been a great year to be Megaman fan. You can't say it enough times because 2011 is definitely the year of the return of the Blue Bomber. While we would've been satisfied with just Rockman himself, there's been the D-Arts...

Tomopop Unboxes: D-Arts Rockman X

May 05
// Tyler Jones
My new Rockman X figure just arrived yesterday and fortunately I had the clarity of mind to grab my video camera before tearing into the box. The results of which you can see after the jump; it's the latest episode of Tomopop...

Team Lando's amazing Rock and Roll custom

May 02
// Tyler Jones
It has been an amazing last year for Megaman, and not just production figures. Custom artists seem to have been more than eager to give the iconic hero form. And now they are joined by this incredible diorama by artists Magnu...

Show and Tell: Rockman Retrospective

Apr 30
// Tyler Jones
I have a lot of Rockman toys.  We've done extensive coverage of the recent Kotobukiya Rockman model kits, but good information regarding earlier merchandise is sadly hard to come by. As the owner of a good deal of older ...

Pre-orders open for Rockman dot.strap Set 2 so you can strap them to things

Apr 08
// Tyler Jones
If only I had one of those crazy outfits with a million zippers so I could get all of these PVC straps from Union Creative depicting the 8-bit robot masters from Mega Man.  Then I would attach all these straps to the zip...

D-Arts Rockman X now available for pre-order from Big Bad Toystore

Jan 07
// Tyler Jones
Now you have no excuse.  Bid Bad Toy Store is offering Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X figure to all afraid of buying from Japan-based shops. Their price is US$39.99, barely different from the Japanese price (¥3,300). Addi...

D-Arts Rockman X up for pre-order, may lead to excessive salivation

Jan 06
// Tyler Jones
Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X has very quickly become one of my most wanted figures of 2011, and the latest high res photo and details have done nothing to curtail my desperate need to own one of them. We now know the figure stan...

Rejoice! Rockman D-Arts figure gets price and date!

Dec 23
// Tyler Jones
It's a holiday miracle for Rockman fans! Details of Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X poseable figure have just emerged thanks to some magazine scans. The listed price is a quite reasonable ¥3,300 and it's set to release late Apr...

Bandai's D-Arts Rockman X coming along nicely

Dec 20
// Tyler Jones
As a child of the SNES, I think that I actually played Megaman X before any of the original games. I eventually grew to love both the classic and Mega Man Legends series as well, but X will always be my first love as far as M...

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