Your First Look at WF2012 Summer Rockman Goods

  
Wonder Fest, as you may know, is a twice a year super-assembly for model and figure-making fans. And lately, there's been more and more Rockman wares available by dedicated garage artists. Sadly, it does not appear that Hobby Rock is organizing again for this event, unless they plan to release a close call announcement (Wonder Fest 2012 Summer is in just a few weeks). But that doesn't mean fans still won't be bringing the Rockman goods!

First we have some sweet new Rockman Killer figures by Planeswalker, pictured up top. Punk was definitely one of the big draw's at the 2012 Winter show, and now he's getting an all new kit! What's more, he'll be accompanied by Enker and Ballade too. Needless to say, I love these. On his blog, Planeswalker also lists a couple figures from fellow collaborators, Plant Man and Zero from Rockman EXE Transmission.

Next we have Kid's Company. Earlier this year they joined Hobby Rock with a poseable Prairie garage kit. At the time they were also working on Aile, but she wasn't far along enough yet. But now it seems she's about ready. This kit will feature all the same poseability as Prairie, AND it will come with parts for Model X and Model ZX transformations.

As for one of the most unique subjects, here is Zero from Rockman EXE Transmission (the not terribly well remembered platforming Battle Network title). This figure is being created by Bamboo 238. I really have to give garage kit modelers credit - they like going for the interesting characters!

Finally, we have this amazing Yellow Devil figure by Minamida Koren. Koren participated at the previous Wonder Fest with these figures of Rock and Roll. Yellow Devil, however, is an interesting route to go. I just love the size and shape of it!

That's all we have so far. Sadly, I won't be going to Wonder Fest this time around, although I'm a little relieved as well because of the trouble it is. Nevertheless, we'll do our best to show you all the great wares to be available!

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!

Some More Schweet Garage Kits to Oogle

Hobby Rock is highlighting a lot of the fan-made Rockman models and figures to be showcased at the upcoming Wonder Festival, but they're far from the only ones who will have wares to show off. A few that I've taken a real shine to lately are the above garage figurines of Elec Man, Tornado Man, and Punk by Kurukuru Mecha Atelier. I really enjoy the attention to detail and proportions, and characters like these have a long shot of being picked up by professional model and kit companies. Sadly, like many garage kits, painting is probably required!

Anyway, while it's not a big deal really, I suppose I should mention that, after a bit of initial resistance, I've finally decided to make my own way to Wonder Festival next month. Will I blow way too much money? Will I make a fool of myself in front of other Rockman fans? Will I get goods that could potentially find their way into future contests? Only time will tell...

More Robot Master Sightings in Rockman Online (Updated)

If there's one thing I know gets a Mega Man fan excited, it's seeing Robot Masters. Over on the Rockman Online blog, the crew is showing the current setup for Rockman Online at the G-Star event in Seoul. From these images we can see Pharaoh Man, Cut Man and even the Mega Man Killers! An additional image also shows off Proto Man in a different armor style. As much as we've learned about Rockman Online, I still don't think there's any info on what all the classic characters are doing around. Hopefully that answer will be solved soon! Check out all the setup photos right here.

UPDATE: Some additional assets have been released via other Korean gaming sites. Hit the break at the bottom for more environmental scenes, better Mega Man Killer pics and a shot of Axl.

Thanks, HeatPhoenix!

Images from Ruliweb and KHGames (via Protodude's Rockman Corner)

Second Helping of Mega Man 10 DLC Dishes Out This Week, Videos

Have you started getting a little tired of playing as Bass and battling against the clock with Enker? Well look alive, because the rest of Mega Man 10's DLC releases this week, and it's alreadsy out today for the Nintendo Wii. This update includes the other two special stages, as well as the supremely awesome Endless Attack mode. Content descriptions and videos below. Special Stage 2 (Punk) = $.99 USD /100 Wii Points/ 80 Microsoft Points. Special Stage 2’s boss is second Mega Man Killer Punk, also created by Dr. Wily. He was designed to be bigger than Enker in size and his special attack is a rapid spinning tackle. Now folks are going to be tempted to rush through on these stages because they are timed, but be careful because the Parabombs in this stage will make life hell for you.

Special Stage 3 (Ballade) = $.99 USD /100 Wii Points/ 80 Microsoft Points. And finally for the Special Stage 3 we have Ballade, the third Mega Man Killer created after Enker and Punk. This robot is enormously proud of himself and he will not give up easily, even he’s close to death! Make sure to watch out for the fierce attacks he unleashes from high jumps. His stage requires smart decision-making because a series of conveyor belts and diverse traps will challenge the most masterful Mega Man pro.

Endless Attack = $2.99 USD /300 Wii Points/ 240 Microsoft Points Test your skills on a stage without end. Try to break the record for getting the farthest. Results will be displayed in the Rankings page. Not compatible with other Challenges.

Additionally, below are a couple videos demonstrating the Screw Crusher and Ballade Cracker, two new special weapons you can get by beating Special Stages 2 and 3.

Some More of the Mega Man Killers (Updated)

The news of the special stages and the Mega Man Killers are reaching the Japanese side of gaming news, and we have some more screens as well as full body art of the Mega Man Killers courtesy of 4Gamer.net. I'm really loving how the special stages are "retakes" of the corresponding Game Boy stages, even going so far as to use the same graphic tiles. I do question some of the coloring, however. For more news on the special stage DLC, check our original post. Update: Here's some even higher quality pics, as well as some additional screens not in the 4Gamer.net report.

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Capcom*Unity is Harboring Killers (Updated)

Capcom*Unity is today showcasing a bit of info on the special stages in Mega Man 10 -- downloadable content for the time attack portion of the game, and revealing their end bosses: the Gameboy series Mega Man Killers. Special Stage 1 will be available the week of April 5th. For Special Stage 1, we have Enker, the first of the Mega Man killers. He was created by Dr. Wily and has completely devoted himself to Mega Man’s destruction. Some of you might remember him from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge where he appears after the second set of Robot Masters. Mirroring his pokey appendages, there’s a variety of spiky hazards Mega Man will have to avoid in this particular stage. The drill robot for instance will launch a threat from underground, so watch out!

Special Stages 2 and 3 will be available the week of April 26th. Special Stage 2's boss is second Mega Man Killer Punk, also created by Dr. Wily. He was designed to be bigger than Enker in size and his special attack is a rapid spinning tackle. Now folks are going to be tempted to rush through on these stages because they are timed, but be careful because the Parabombs in this stage will make life hell for you.

And finally for the Special Stage 3 we have Ballade, the third Mega Man Killer created after Enker and Punk.  This robot is enormously proud of himself and he will not give up easily, even he’s close to death! Make sure to watch out for the fierce attacks he unleashes from high jumps. His stage requires smart decision-making because a series of conveyer belts and diverse traps will challenge the most masterful Mega Man pro.

News Credit: AWD!