Mega Men Take Super Smash Bros. by Storm

Mega Men Take Super Smash Bros. by Storm

Nintendo has just concluded their Super Smash Bros. Direct video, and as you can probably guess from our posting about it here, there was indeed new information about Mega Man's part in the game to behold!

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New Mega Man Bobble Budds Now On Sale

They've made one or two scarce special appearances at conventions and such, but now Multiverse Studio announces that their first line of new Mega Man Bobble Budd figures is hitting select online stores:

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (Oct 9, 2012) – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. today announced the latest wave of Bobble Budds® figures featuring the classic videogame franchise Mega Man® is now available. The Blue Bomber hits select online retailers with a crew of super deformed Robot Masters foes.

Fans of the beloved franchise can now collect their favorite characters from the original Mega Man universe and display their affection with these super deformed figures. Bobble Budds unique shape and design perfectly incorporates the classic retro style of the Mega Man series. Each Bobble Budd figure measures 3.5-inches tall and features exclusive bobble head locking mechanism for optimal functionality and display.

Wave 1 features 4 characters to collect, including Mega Man, Proto Man, Guts Man, and Elec Man with subsequent characters rolling out in 2013. Mega Man Bobble Budds are available now at select online retail outlets for $10.99.

Mega Man Bobble Budds are available at select online retail outlets, including:

Big Bad Toy Store Entertainment Earth Amazon

Just giving a quick look, it seems availability isn't entirely consistent among the listed stores yet, so you may need to check around. Some stores also offer a pack of all four characters. At any rate, which characters would you like to see for a wave two?

Elec Man and Mega Man 3 Game Over Added to Sheet Music Section

Bey-Heart here. Piano sheets for the Elec Man theme from Mega Man 1 and the Game Over music from Mega Man 3 have been added to the sheet music section. Have any sheet music you would like to submit? Any and all entries are welcome after being approved, email them to tmmn.sheetmusic@gmail.com, and please, only send in your own work!

Magicka DLC Lets You Be a "Mega" Villain

Hear about this one? A game on Steam called Magicka, where you play as a robed mage fighting against an evil sorcerer, added some new DLC this week that's, let's just say... a bit "Megafied." If you're anyone who considers themselves a Mega Man fan, you can probably recognize the references these special mages draw inspiration from.

Of course, this is no Mega Man game, but I did ask a friend of mine about Magicka. He said the best way to imagine it is a fantasy take on the game Smash TV. While it may look like an RPG of the same cloth as Diablo or Torchlight, it's actually more or less a flat out action game. There is no emphasis on leveling or loot, but instead building up your arsenal of magic spells and using the elements effectively. I'm also told the game has a pretty fun sense of humor - of course, Robot Master themed characters are evident of that, and in fact the game has a number of mage types that pay homage to other properties.

Although I don't think I'd pick up this game myself just for some Mega Man inspired goodies, it does still sound pretty fun. If anyone out there has given this a try, you ought to let us know what you think about it. But as you can see, it's not just us shmucks who love Mega Man. Game developers love him too!

Get Charged Up - These are the Elec Man Resin Kit Winners!

We had an interesting prize to give away this month - three Elec Man resin kits by Planeswalker. Not exactly a prize aimed at general fans, but great for those do-it-yourselfers who don't mind putting in a bit of effort. Well, without further ado, here are the three comments chosen via random selection lottery: tj4real

the first Megaman game, cutman’s stage! i don’t know, being it the first stage i tried, stage was simple and i found it very fun and found the music to be catchy. :)

Skybane_Zero

I think I’d have to say Tengu Man’s stage in Mega Man 8. The feeling of flying on Rush in that mass open space of clouds just felt extremely cool to me! Heh, I remember as an 11-12 year old kid that I liked to re-imagine Mega Man in epic anime-action-style, doing the same things I was doing in that stage. Well, okay, I -still- do that. lol

Above all, though, the stage was just extremely fun to me in a unique way. I had the most incredibly epic time flying around on Rush without having to worry about an energy meter, and just pelting away at enemies.

FWP

My favorite stage is Cold Man from Megaman and Bass due to the great music and nice looking graphics.

Congratulations, you three! Notification emails have already been dispatched, so please get back to us ASAP. We also hope you'll show us your completed statues! And to the rest, thank you for participating! Don't lose heart, we'll have more great goods to give away before you know it!

July Giveaway! Win an Elec Man Resin Kit!

Gotta keep that gratitude train going! Got many more prizes to give away! This time we'll have THREE winners! And what we have to offer is a little bit interesting. Please, it's important you read this post carefully!

We are giving away three Elec Man resin kits by Planeswalker. These were purchased earlier this year during my trip to Wonder Festival. However, these are not normal, take-out-of-the-box-and-admire figures. They require assembly and painting! You will have to sand and smooth off stems from the resin mold, glue the pieces together, and paint the figure yourself. Needless to say, this is not a prize for novices! You should only try to win one if you feel comfortable making it yourself, as it will likely require special glue and paints meant for model kits. Please understand all of this before you enter!

As for how to enter, that's simple enough. Comment on this post stating what is your favorite classic Mega Man stage. You can argue from any standpoint, be it design, gimmicks, music and its boss. Only one comment per person, multi-commenters will be disqualified. Only comment if you intend to win the prize! The winning answers will be randomly selected. In order to win this prize, you must live in a country that can receive mail from Japan. Please ask your parents' permission if you are under 15.

The deadline for commenting is Saturday, July 14th, at the stroke of midnight, PST. Once again, this is a resin kit that requires assembly and painting! Check after the break to see exactly what you're getting. Good luck to you!

Here are the individual pieces that come with the kit.

Here are the pieces by a dollar bill for size comparison.

Here is an example of what a finished kit could look like. Image via Planeswalker. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WILL RECEIVE THE KIT.

Photo Report from Wonder Festival Winter 2012

Whew, I'm back from Tokyo. And Wonder Festival was quite the event. One thing for certain - even despite my best efforts I really wasn't prepared for this. Even though I tried to go early I was still far back out in line, and by the time I got to the Hobby Rock booth they were just selling the last of their stock!Pretty much everywhere the good stuff was selling out in minutes. I'm not sure I'm bothered, though, since I really don't know how well I could assemble and paint a garage kit. Nevertheless it was a fun time. There was a lot of neat things to see and I even got to hang out a little bit with Ucchy-san. Also, the Mega Man 2 Dot.Straps were shown off by Union Creative, which are coming out this month (after having been delayed to March). Sadly, nothing on the Mega Man front was shown by Kotobukiya, and I don't think Bandai was even present (could have missed them though).

At any rate, follow the jump to see plenty of pictures of the Mega Man wares present at the show!