Mega Man: A Real American Hero

I've never made any secret of the fact that I'm a big fan of TransFormers, but the thought of crossing Mega Man with them has never really crossed my mind (even with Keiji Inafune and the TransFormers essentially sharing the same birthday. However, one fan has apparently gone so far as to combine the Blue Bomber with the Robots in Disguise' sister franchise, G.I. Joe. And I'm not talking some crazy fanfiction here. Well, not just so fanfiction, as available on eBay is a custom Mega Man figure made from a G.I. Joe.

"This auction is for a custom made 3 ¾” Rock (Megaman for all intents and purposes) with removable helmet, armor, arm cannon, and blast beam," the seller says. "He has all the regular articulation of a 25th Anniversary GI Joe figure and will fit right in with your current collection."

Personally speaking, and going by the picture... it's actually not half bad. I've seen portrayals of Mega Man that have been far worse.

What's more, the seller includes a story explaining just why Mega Man has enlisted with America's elite:

"With all the crazy things happening recently such as time-traveling engineers and undead Nazi scientists, we were prepared when this unknown individual came tumbling through the experimental temporal aperture that Warzone created in an attempt to contact his own timeline. Good spirited and calling himself 'Rock' this new recruit appeared to be a normal human...that is until his first mission where he warped in on a beam of light and his arm turned into a cannon capable of blowing a hole through a Cobra Rattler. Whatever he is, Rock just made it from soldier to human tank, that's quite a promotion!"

Bidding stands at a mere penny, and shipping is $5. The auction page has more images of the figure in various states, i.e. minus armor, helmet, etc. I think I'll keep an eye on this one, and hope no one else bids...

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner