Hey everyone! I'm GregorTheGame, you can call me Gregor, I was invited by EncrypteData to help keep you guys on the up to date news and I want to thank EncrypteData personally for inviting me on board!!
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Part 2 of the episode 1 preview is now out and it shows off more of the 8Bit transitions, Mega Mini, and his boss power transformation process. It's still hard to tell from just these small clips if the show will be good or not... but I remain hopeful. Also hopefully Mega Mini isn't going to be a constant annoyance like another Link's fairy (HEY LISTEN!).
WreckingPrograms and his crew have delivered a huge update with 1.4 with lots of new content to play and create with. First and foremost there's a new Challenge Mode! In this challenge mode you'll take on a randomized Wily castle filled with player level content and have limited lives. There will also be 4 new bosses, including Wind, Flame, Spring, and Shade Man as well as tons of new enemies and weapons.
Lots of new Mega Man items are in the works thanks to the anniversary, new game, and new cartoon. It seems like every few hours something gets shown, so I'll be updating this page with things that have been announced and will be announced in the next couple of days.
First up we have some Mega Man POP! PEZ dispensers in 3 different colors.
The following toys are from JAKKS Pacific... I showed a few pics of these in my E3 post previously. To be honest... all these cheap looking JAKKS toys really reminds me of JazzWares toys... lower quality and kind of generic looking which really makes me sad because our Blue Bomber deserves better. The 3 Pack of figures does look to be a little nicer than the rest though, so all hope is not lost.
As promised Man of Action has released its first episode preview for the new cartoon on their dedicated YouTube channel. This new preview also reveals a few things the trailer did not, most importantly how Mega Man copies boss powers. This time around he must use a streaming attack on the boss that slowly downloads and fills up a meter before he can transform to use that bosses power. I must this this does seem like a much more realistic way to copy powers than from the Ruby Spears cartoon where he only needed to touch them to steal it. It also shows more about Mega Mini and the space inside the helmet that he occupies. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments.
Note : Some people are saying that it is blocked in their country... hopefully Man of Action will get that fixed soon so all can see it.
The trailer has dropped from the Man of Action SDCC panel and here it is for your viewing enjoyment! Also please remember... the target audience for this cartoon is 6 - 11 year olds, not us. For a kids cartoon it looks pretty solid and should do well with their audience. Maybe someday us old fans will get a cartoon we deem worthy, but for now we'll just have to wait.
Entertainment Weekly had this to say about the shows availability :
All 10 episodes of Mega Man: Fully Charged will drop on the official Cartoon Network app (currently one of the most popular content platforms for kids in the U.S.) and various VOD and on-demand streaming platforms on Friday, Aug. 3. Those same 10 episodes will then start airing on a weekly basis every Sunday beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT on Aug. 5.
Mega Man : Fully Charged will be coming to Cartoon Network on August 5th to balance out your kids Sunday morning cartoons. Also DHX has revealed that episode trailers will become available starting on July 21st on their YouTube based kids network WildBrain and will have it's own dedicated channel to Mega Man : Fully Charged content. Also don't forget that we'll be getting a preview of the show tomorrow during the SDCC panel!
They've also revealed a bit more about the upcoming line of merchandise coming in 2019 for the new show and it is now known to include action figures, figurines, playsets, accessories, role-play items, and even Halloween costumes from JAKKS Pacific.
Here is the updated description of the cartoon from DHX Media :
Created for kids 6 to 11, and their parents who grew up loving the video games, Mega Man: Fully Charged features exciting new technologies and robots, and the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot with nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega-powered hero Mega Man! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini™ and Suna Light, will make their debut!
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 :
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 :
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?)
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.
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!
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.