7.15.2018

Solid gold and silver Mega Man coins are being minted

Serious collectors only need apply as these things are the real deal!  Chugai is making these beauties and are available for pre-sale right now.

The 24k gold (20 grams) coin features the more stylized version of  Rockman and will run you 350,000 yen, which is around $3114.30 USD at the writing on this article.  Only 50 will be made in total and there is also an add on you can purchase you can get to make it into a necklace.

If you would like to purchase the gold coin it is available here :
or if you'd like to have more payment options here as well :


The silver (11 grams) coin has Rockman in his 8-Bit form and will run you 15,000 Yen, which is around $133.47 USD at the time of the article.  300 of the silver coin will be made and from the looks of it there is no silver necklace option for the medal.

If you would like to purchase the silver coin it is available here :
or if you'd like to have more payment options here as well :



7.09.2018

Mega Man : Fully Charged will premier at SDCC 2018

Mark your calendars for July 20th!  The new Cartoon Network show featuring our Blue Bomber will premier during the San Diego Comic Con during its own panel at 6:00pm in room 25ABC.  I know many of you don't have high hopes for this cartoon, but try and keep an open mind at least.  Worst case scenario it gets the Mega Man name out to a new generation and will hopefully stir up enough interest where they will pick up a game (old or new) and enjoy it.  If it even brings a few kids over to being a Mega Man fan I'll consider it a win.



Collectors get those wallets ready... because also happening on July 20th is a JAKKS Pacific toy reveal which will feature something new for Mega Man!




This one maaaay be a stretch, but a World of Capcom panel is going to show off the latest games... maybe we'll get lucky and they'll announce a new Legacy Collection game like Legends... or dare I even say, Mega Man Legends 3?  (I said it would be a stretch didn't I?)



Mega Man 11 collectors edition strategy guide

A new official collector's strategy guide has gone up for pre-order on Amazon and is already the number 1 selling book in the category. 


The book is beautiful, hardcover, and features the game box art and the 30th anniversary logo.  If you'd like to pre-order the book now it's $39.99 and available at the following link.


7.05.2018

Interview with Taitotu, a "Get Equipped" art contest winner

We're lucky enough to have Taitotu with us in our Discord Server, so I figured we'd ask him a few questions about his experience with entering and winning Capcom's "Get Equipped" art contest last month.

The winning artwork


First off, check out his awesome submission and comments by the game character designers that got him a win in the contest.


Sword Man was a popular choice and had a number of entries, but Taitotu’s design stood out for many of the reasons outlined above. Retaining Mega Man’s recognizable appearance while adding Robot Master details to the design, it’s a great blend of Sword Man’s appearance combined with Mega Man’s recognizable style.

Yuji Ishihara: That’s the pose! The fact that the back of his helmet is rounded shows that Mega Man, not Sword Man, is the base of your design.

Ryuji Higurashi: Mega Man is in the exact same angle as he was in Mega Man 8. I really like this design!


Q & A with Taitotu


MMW : Tell us a little about yourself to get us started.

Taitotu : Well, I'm an Artist who likes to draw MegaMan fan art, and other things.

MMW : How long have you been drawing for?  What media do you use?

Taitotu : I've been drawing almost my whole life, but I think I started to draw more seriously about from High School onwards.  I've been mostly traditional artist up till 2008 when I got my first graphics Tablet. Now a days I switch back and forth occasionally.

MMW : What was your first experience with Mega Man?

Taitotu :  My first exposure to the MegaMan franchise is most likely the 90s cartoon and the first game I played was MegaMan X1.

MMW : What's your favorite Mega Man game series, and why?

Taitotu :  My favorite series is a toss up between the Battle Network Series and the MegaMan Zero series. Mostly due to the fact that I spent most of my gaming youth playing on the Game Boy Advance. The Battle Network Series especially since I felt a connection with the characters when I played, and also Virus Busting was fun.

MMW : What is it about Mega Man that makes you draw so much from the series?

Taitotu :  I love robots and to an extent the Net Navi designs as well. I love how ridiculous some of them can be when they take the most mundane object and turn them into a robot or Net Navi.

MMW : What was it about Sword Man that made you choose him for your submission?

Taitotu :  Flame Sword was a very cool weapon, and the pose MegaMan made when he attacks with it. Also seeing it in action in 3D in the Smash Bros game was satisfying. It had that "oomph" factor.

MMW : Of all the art you've ever done, what is your favorite piece?  Can we see it?

Taitotu :  Let's see.. My favorite piece that I've done would probably be this:


I've spent an ungodly long time on this piece and I learned a lot about color and shading.

MMW : Any advice for the aspiring artists out there?

Taitotu :  I'll repeat what my old art teacher told me, "draw what you see and not what you think it should look like." Also, lots of practice, and don't be afraid to use references. The most powerful tool for any artist are references! Whenever you are unsure of something, don't hesitate to look up references online because we live in an age where we can google almost anything.

MMW : Anything you want to say to the Mega Man fans out there?

Taitotu :  I love MegaMan, It has been a big part of my life, and I'm looking forward to playing MegaMan 11 this fall!

MMW : Do you do commission work?  If so, please tell us about how people can reach you.

Taitotu :  I do take some commissions on the side. (Please keep the requests PG though. No nudity or gore, thanks.) Feel free to message me on my twitter @taitotu, my deviantart : Scarletreisen, or my tumblr : @taitotu.

MMW :  Awesome, thanks for answering all of these questions for us!

Taitotu :  Thanks for the interview.  I'm still surprised they picked mine.


And last but not least being the collector that I am... I had to get the details of his prize!  Here it is in all of it's beautiful signed (in Japanese no less!) glory along with the letter he recieved from Capcom.








7.03.2018

Blast Man just confirmed for Mega Man 11

Looks like the guesses of fans on this Robot Master's name turned out to be correct as Blast Man officially explodes onto the scene today with his level, weapon, and upgrade armor details.





Blast Man's level takes place in a abandoned theme park with broken down rides in the background as well as a roller coaster themed mid-level boss as seen below!


Main boss room with dilapidated Ferris wheel in the background.


And finally here is what Mega Man will look like once he equips Blast Man's weapon, named Chain Blast.



For the full Capcom announcement on Blast Man click the link below.

Mega Man 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes!

Capcom is going all our for the Blue Bomber's 30th anniversary this year and they are ready to fly the winner of their sweepstakes out to Tokyo Japan to make all their dreams come true!  You'll get to go to the Tokyo Game Show with all expenses paid, Play Mega Man 11, and hang out with the developers!  The drawing will conclude on August 27th, 2018, so don't delay and get your entry in today!

The Prize :

Paid airfare to Tokyo, Japan;
A pass to the Tokyo Game Show 2018;
Hotel accommodations for three nights (9/19 to 9/21);
A daily meal per diem ($100/day); and
A meet & greet gameplay session with the Mega Man developers!

Here's the link to enter :
http://megaman.capcom.com/sweepstakes/

See the full list of sweepstakes rules here : 
http://www.capcom.com/capcom/legal_privacy/mm11_sweepstakes.html



7.02.2018

Mega Man FunkO's cereal is coming this summer!

If you thought this year couldn't get any better for Mega Man fans... then you're wrong!  Coming August 9th to a provide you with a nutritional breakfast comes a Mega Man themed cereal from Funko!  And even better yet... it comes with a Mega Man pint sized hero figurine in the box as a prize!  Start checking out your local GameStop for this deliciously exclusive collectible as they should arrive soon.

Update 7/3 : The cereal is now available for pre-order on GameStop's website at the following link :
https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/pop-cereal-funko-os-mega-man-only-at-gamestop/161339





Check out Funko's other themed cereals coming and where they'll be available on their blog post.

https://www.funko.com/blog/article/introducing-funko-s-putting-the-fun-back-in-breakfast