Over on YouTube channel TheMellowStar, Joe Figure has decided to take a look back at Bandai's Mega Man figures of the 90's. No, not the Mega Armor series or any of the Japanese import stuff like that, but the tie-in toyline that ran alongside Ruby-Spears' Mega Man animated series in syndication.
Be warned that there's a fair bit of Not Safe For Work language in this one:
Joe only looks at Series 1 here, but says Series 2 will be along at some point.
For my part, I never got any of these figures when they were on store shelves -- partly because money was tight, and partly because I was around that age where I didn't want anyone to see me with toys (read: before I knew better than to care). Still, that never stopped me from admiring them on store shelves (and if anyone asked, I was looking "for my cousin." Not that anyone ever did).
I'd have killed for the line to hit a few years earlier, though, so I could have them fight alongside my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I'm sure they'd have been a much better fit than the inch-and-a-half figure I made out of some mesh of clay and used instead.
I did eventually get the Mega Man figure, thanks to Maelgrim, although he was without Mega Bus -- er, "plasma cannon" and the accompanying projectile. Even so, it remains a proud part of my collection.
The figure itself was pretty sturdy, and I didn't mind the different design of it per the cartoon. Back then, it was literally all we had, and having that much seemed almost like a miracle in itself.
As far as Joe goes, I hope when he reviews Series 2, he'll also bring up some of the figures and such that were cut from the line, as well as its lone vehicle (Rush Jet aside).
But did any of you have any of the figures from this line? Any particular memories or adventures you'd like to share? If so, feel free to post them in the comments below!