Happy Monday, Mega Maniacs! Today is gonna be the day that I'm talking Mega Merch to you!
A few months ago at Toy Fair, we received an update on Super7's line of Mega Man/M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, with the word that they would be available this Summer. Well, hold on to your helmets, because it looks like they're available now!
The first wave of figures comes across four different packs, each containing three figures for a price of $6 USD. Pack A features Mega Man, Ice Man, and Sniper Joe, while Pack B contains a different Mega Man, Fire Man, and an original Met. Pack C is a must for fans of the Ruby-Spears cartoon, as it has Dr. Wily and chief hench-bots Guts Man and Cut Man, and Pack D rounds out the lot with Elec Man, Bomb Man, and Dr. Light.
Curiously, Yellow Devil was mentioned on the sign at the event, but not shown. Similarly, there's no sign of him here, either.
As it happens, Super7 also has two unique Mega Man shirts to go with their figure lineup.
Neither shirt is particularly cheap, however, with the Minimal t-shirt priced at $30 USD while the crewneck (featuring an embroidered image of Mega Man's pixel art) demands a whopping $55 USD. If nothing else, this hopefully means they're quality product.
If you're interested in any of the above, you'll find it all at the Super7 Store (I imagine the figures will be sold in some stores before too long, too).
And now we come to what I consider the "special" stuff. As so many of you know, some Mega Man brands get more attention than others. Classic and X tend to dominate, while Battle Network and Zero are no slouches, and there's even a fair bit of Legends swag out there for those who want to look for it.
The outliers are the two most recent extensions of said brand, Mega Man Star Force and Mega Man ZX. While the former had a pretty decent run thanks to its multimedia tie-ins and place as an extension of the Battle Network lineage, the latter wasn't quite so lucky, and neither have seen much face time as of late.
Until now, that is. It's not too much, but a company named Neowing is nonetheless producing some new merchandise based on the two Nintendo DS series. You like shirts? They got shirts:
These two are more interesting than one might think at first glance; the ZX shirt because it seems to be an unseen piece of artwork that has only been shown previously in silhouette. Meanwhile, the Star Force shirt is interested for being precisely that -- a Star Force shirt, rather than Ryuusei no Rockman. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the term "Star Force" was unique to the western version of the game, was it not?
Moving right along, shirts aren't the only thing Neowing has going on, as they've got some neat patches based on both series coming as well:
From Star Force, we've got the icon of MegaMan's head that we saw in the corresponding anniversary logo from way back when, as well as a Mettaur Battle Card. For ZX, a cool R.O.C.K. System logo and the infamous "WARNING" text from whenever a boss appears are your choices.
The shirts run for 4104 yen each, or about $36.21 USD, though Neowing has then for ten percent off. The patches go for 1620 yen each, or about $14.29 USD, and are also ten percent off.
With any luck, some online importers such as PlayAsia or BigBadToyStore will get them at some point as well, making ordering a little easier.