Though there's been many incarnations of Mega Man over the years, Capcom's Blue Bomber will always be known for his 8-bit debut. With this in mind, Japanese toymaker Kawada are releasing two Mega Man (or, in this case, "Rockman," as he's known in his country of origin) brick sets that let fans build appropriately blocky versions of their favorite video game hero, plus his robot master foe Cut Man.
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As two heroes who live to fight robots built by bald, mustachioed mad scientists, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man are hardly an odd couple in their respective battles for the fate of their worlds. Sure, they've had some differences in their current "When Worlds Collide" Archie Comics crossover spanning the ongoing Sonic and Mega Man titles, but they've been able to work as a solid team so far. Unfortunately, so have their foes. In this week's Mega Man #26 by Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley!, Terry Austin, Jack Morelli, Thomas Mason and cover artist Patrick "SPAZ" Spaziante, the blue duo comes face to face with not one, but two Shadow Men to fight. It's just what happens when roboticizers are running wild and Shadow the Hedgehog winds up getting sucked into the fray.
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The most powerful and, perhaps most ostentatious of all Mega Man X video game series armor designs is set to get the action figure treatment from Bandai as part of its ongoing D-Arts series... and fans probably won't even have to enter a secret code or wait until the year 21XX to get one...
Toys: Mezco's first wave of Batman '66 Mez-Itz is slated for a July debut.
Upcoming: Cartoon Books will collect Jeff Smith's complete RASL in a 472-page, full color, oversized hardcover this September...
Mega Man may be able to fuel his android bod with E-Tanks, but us regular humans have to settle for food, water, and perhaps most importantly, sleep. With this in mind, Capcom has bridged the man/machine gap with a plush Mega Man helmet and Mega Buster that fans can adorn for any combination of cosplay and napping...