Another Summer Giveaway! Grab a Doujin Music Compilation!

cdsHow's the summer treating you? I don't know about other places, but there've been record highs in Japan this month. I'm seriously ready for things to cool off... and I'm Heat Man! But this giveaway might only heat you up more. We're offering two copies of the 25th anniversary celebratory doujin album Mega Rock Carnival, presented by EtlanZ. I originally talked about this album early last month (where you can hear some samples as well). And as promised, we're going to give away copies to two lucky people!

So what do you need to do? Simply post a comment on this article discussing which Mega Man series has your favorite music. You can go into as much detail as you please, but pick one! After the deadline passes, we will randomly select two comments to be chosen as the winners. Please only leave one comment, and please use a real e-mail address so we can contact you!

The deadline for this giveaway is September 1st, the stroke of midnight PST. Good luck!

And Here Are the Winners of TMMN's October Giveaway

It's hard to believe we're getting toward the end of our year of contests and giveaways. We keep tossing up prizes, and you keep coming in the hundreds trying to win them! It's a pleasure that I truly don't want to end. At any rate, this time around we had the newly released 25th anniversary Rockman rock and techno arrange albums to giveaway, and two have been chosen. They are...

BaconProcurement! Taking the Rock Arrange Ver.

The first time I’ve heard Shade Man’s stage, it didn’t really leave much of an impact on me. It made me go, “Eh, whatever.” After hearing several remixes of the track from various artists (especially PRC 26's 20+ submissions) I’ve grown to really like it. I don’t know how this happened but I do like the general feel of the song as it definitely fits the stages’ theme. It even has a really cool techno feel to it despite me preferring rock music over anything else.

And Okko! Taking the Techno Arrange Ver.

I was actually not very fond of the megaman x8 boss battle theme but after fighting through all the bosses and didn’t hear it after that I started missing it and now it’s on my playlist.

Congrats you two! We'll be sending out the albums ASAP. And to everyone else, as always, thank you so much for participating. November will bring an eleventh chance to grab something awesome! What will it be? Honestly, I'm still not entirely sure. We'll see!

TMMN October Giveaway: 25th Anniversary Rock and Techno CDs!

Heeeey, it's October! You know what that means, eh? Time for another TMMN Giveaway! Why do we do it? How can we do it? Well duh, because Mega Man fans are the greatest bunch around! Your enthusiasm and devotion is music to our ears, so here's a little music back at you. Specifically, we have a copy of the 25th Anniversary Rockman Rock and Techno Arrange Ver. albums, each going to a lucky winner.

And this is how we're going to find out who wins. I want you to comment in this post, and talk about any Mega Man series song that you never used to care for but it grew on you, OR, talk about Mega Man songs you think are under-appreciated. Also, state whether you'd prefer the Rock or the Techno album (both are great, frankly). One comment per person (do not respond to other comments). After the deadline is up, we will randomly select two winners from the comments. Understand that the second winner may not get the album of their choice, sorry!

You have until Sunday, the 21st at the turn of midnight PST to post your comment, so don't delay and please spread the word! And of course, thank you as always for supporting TMMN!

TMMN's September Giveaway Winner is...

We got nearly one hundred people submitting their ideas for how they'd pay tribute to the Blue Bomber this 25th anniversary. There were definitely some pretty amusing ideas! But in the end, only one could be chosen. And that chosen one is... Anthony Martinez! Here is his tribute:

My tribute to Mega Man would be to dress up in the Mega Man costume that I made for a marching band video game show and walk around town, shouting to the world the many wondrous things about Mega Man. In doing so, I would recommend people to play my favorite Mega Man games (which would be all of them). And to top it all off, I would offer people to play some of the Mega Man games and read some of the comics and mangas.

Very neat, Anthony. I'd really like to see this Mega Man costume of yours! We've emailed you via the address you commented with, so please respond soon! And to everyone else, thank you for your comments! Sorry we didn't have much to offer this month, but there are already more prizes headed down the pipeline. Your chance to win could be coming as soon as October! Keep your eyes peeled, and keep loving Mega Man!

TMMN September Giveaway! What's Your Mega Man Tribute?

I'll bet you thought we forgot! It's September, and it's time for another TMMN giveaway! This time we're offering a copy of UDON's amazing fan artwork collective: "Mega Man Tribute." It's 300 pages of incredibly cool artwork covering a myriad of series and characters. Honestly, all of you ought to have this book, but just in case we got one for you! So how can you win it? That's simple. All you need to do is comment in this post and describe how you would pay tribute to Mega Man. What does the Blue Bomber mean to you, and what lengths would you go to show your respect? Just write up your comment and submit. We will pick one commenter randomly as the winner!

You have until the 23rd, Sunday night at midnight, PST to write in your comment. We look forward to seeing your posts! One lucky winner will snag "Mega Man Tribute." Will it be you?

Announcing the Winners to the Vile's Revenge August Giveaway!

This month we gave you all another chance, no, a triple chance to win a D-Arts Vile figure. And Vile himself has chosen. I hope you're ready, because frankly, war's coming to you. You brought this on yourselves. Now without further ado, the winners are:

Blazingdude "Elec man is hands down my favorite villain. The design, the powers! He can kill mega in 2~3 hits!! Crazy ! :D"

Michael "i get hard time choosing between Bass and Vile, but i guess i'll choose Bass he's one of the legendary villain i guess :D"

Gaia "Well, I always loved how Gutsman was considered his own villain archetype in many continuities, making him one of the most uniquely looked at bosses throughout the series, plus I liked his music, and one of the most popular posteriors of the internet, quite literally if you look at him below the belt from behind.

Perhaps his greatest achievements for being one of the most personality-driven roles was the ariga mangas and the spaz comics, after the mega man 1 scenario, he had a great turnaround as a fallen hero, making up for the trouble he’s caused in both continuities by helping out rock when he needs it, as he can’t do it alone, and a great source for satire too as people seem to base their characters off him at best. Just look at that chin, Chin Up!"

This time around, prize communication is being handled by staffer mainfinger (aka Jesse), so if you haven't yet, be sure to look for his e-mail and get back to him ASAP! If we don't hear back from you, we'll have to chose someone else! And for everyone else, thank you for participating! We had a record number of entries this time - nearly 400! The next giveaway is around the corner, so there will be more chances to win cool stuff!

Post artwork by Bonsai Muraoka

TMMN's August Giveaway: Vile's Revenge!

You smell that? That thick, smoky stench of a freshly fired shoulder cannon. It heats you up as it fills your lungs, and puts you on tenterhooks. That smell, my friends, is a chance at victory. Vile is back, and your chance at winning him just tripled! That's because the ridiculously awesome folks at Bluefin Tamashii Nations have bestowed on us not just one, but three sinisterly cool D-Arts Vile figures! We simply can't keep them all here, it'd be World War 3 with that many Viles rampaging around. Please win these figures from us, and ensure world peace! As always, the way to win is crazy simple. This time, all you need to do is comment in this post about your favorite Mega Man villain. It can be any villain from any series, with some explanation as to why. After the commenting period is up three comments will be randomly chosen, so don't think brown nosing Vile will score you any bonus points! Please remember to comment with an e-mail address we can reach you at, and make sure you can receive the prize (ask parents' permission if necessary; figures ship from the United States).

You have until Friday, August 17th at midnight, US Pacific time to make your comment, so get to it! Three of you will be big winners! Also, a very special thanks to Xavier Lim and the folks at Bluefin Tamashii Nations! Not only do they bring us kick ass figures, they give you a chance to win 'em! And have you been scoping out their Facebook page, and demanding those awesome Sigma and Ride Armor figures get made? Oh my g-DO IT NOW!

Artwork by Hoketsu

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.

Announcing May and June's Contest Winners!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I sort of hate to admit this, but being able to announce these winners lifts a huge weight off my shoulders. This is far from the first time I've had to apologize for the lateness of a contest this year, but I'd like to explain something. See, I love doing contests that encourage you guys to make things. There is no lack of talent in this community, and I see awesome fan creations on a weekly basis. That being said, a few burdens have come up in trying to do contests like this every month. First, it's tough to keep thinking of ideas that cover a varying range of skills. It would be easy to do fan art contests every month, but not everyone thinks themselves a great artist. Next, judging these contests also becomes difficult, as I've painfully found out. Not only does it take a lot of time, it takes making some harsh decisions as well. We often just get too many cool entries to make such a simple decision on. A lot of you put in fantastic efforts, but only a few can win.

But, that's largely my own sob story. And I'm very thankful for the efforts you all continue to put up in spite of how inadequately we've handled some of these contests. In the end, I just hope that we can provide some joy and fun in these times where Mega Man is on the back burner. So, without further ado...

Woah! A sudden page break! For drama!

  

The winners of the D-Arts Zero Type 2 figures are alexx1083 and Moogy! I want to point out here, the above images are only portions of their entries. I plan to put up everyone's entries in their entirety, but it's going to be a ton of work. Many entries were loaded with images, text, and even video! alexx1083's entry made good use of figures in a series of panels to tell a funny story. Moogy's meanwhile, well... it had a charm straight off the bat that we weren't expecting. Again, it was exceptionally tough. Many entries were deserving of prizes, and would that I could award them all.

Next is the D-Arts VAVA giveaway, the burden of which I put entirely on a random number generator. In this, the honor goes entirely to HeatGutsV3. V3's comment reads:

My favorite moment in the X series is in Megaman X2 after you collect all the pieces for Zero and your on your way to fight Sigma and a fake Zero is there waiting for you. Just when you think you have to fight him three blasts come through and destroy the fake Zero and it was the real Zero that did it. That shows that original is better than a copy.

Phew, and that wraps it up. Winners, we've already notified you via e-mail. Be sure to get back to us at your soonest convenience! Everyone else, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your contributions. Even though I've talked at length about the difficulty of upholding contests, I still pledge that TMMN will continue to have monthly prizes, likely in the form of the giveaway we did with the VAVA figure. This will definitely be the case in the next couple months, since I'll be taking a pretty big vacation in August (though I'll still find a way to be active I'm sure).

Until then, keep your eyes out for future chances of goodies! And thanks always for supporting The Mega Man Network!

We Got a D-Arts VAVA Figure for You to Win!

First of all, yes, the judging for the Zero Type 2 contest is still ongoing. There are a number of amazing entries, and the judging is coming much more difficultly than we expected. This is in part because of the very loose standards for what to evaluate entries on. Bear with us a little longer; I hope to get the results up this week.

And in truth, the amount of time and thought necessary to go into contests is weighing on me a lot lately. So for the June contest, I'm making things very simple. We have one D-Arts VAVA figure to give away. Sorry it's not the usual two, but since this was a Tamashi Web Exclusive in Japan, it didn't have the usual discounts.

To enter, you simply need to comment in this post about your favorite Mega Man X moments. You may only comment once, and if we find anyone making multiple comments, they will be disqualified. The winning comment will be chosen at random. Please use a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win! Also, if you are under 15, please have your parents' permission for us to send you the figure in the mail. We will ship to any country so long as it's a country that can receive packages from Japan.

The deadline for making your comment is Saturday the 30th at the turn of midnight, US PST. Good luck to you all!

Win a DL of Rockman Complete Works

Right now, Capcom Unity is giving away a few downloads codes for the PS1 imports classic Rockman Complete Works (the first in the series). All you gotta do? Simply comment in the thread why you think you deserve a code! And let me tell you all, none of you is more deserving than I am. But I don't own a PlayStation 3. So you're lucking out there!

These Rockman Shirts Are So Cool, You'll Probably Never Get One

I think it's awesome to have Mega Man apparel, but all too often it seems the designers just go to Sprites INC, grab some Robot Master sprites and 1Ups and just slap them on, maybe with a silly one-liner. Not too creative, is what I'm getting at. However, Inti Creates has come up with three pretty cool Rockman T-shirt designs. Problem is it's unlikely any of us will ever have one. The shirts are part of a special promotion for the Rockman 10 Image Soundtrack, which released today. The soundtrack comes with an application form, which can be filled out and sent back to Inti Creates. Inti Creates will then draw the applications in a lottery at the end of August, and give out five of each shirt to a total of 15 winners. The shirts are not intended to go on sale.

Maybe if you're real lucky you'll spot one of these shirts on an auction later, and it will just happen to fit you fine. And then maybe you'll also find a legitimate gold Rockman 4 cartridge. Ah well, for now we can only dream, and check out the designs below.

Crazy Xbox 360 Mega Man 10 Giveaway! (All Codes Out!)

Whaaaat? How can we possibly give away more? We just can! In our last hurrah for celebrating Mega Man 10, we're giving away a whopping ten download codes for the Xbox 360 version tonight! Not only that, but Protodude's Rockman Corner is also in the midst of giving away ten codes, so all in all you have twenty chances to win! Insane-o! Here's how it's going to work this time. Much like before, I will be asking you to discuss a particular topic in the comments for this post. As time passes and I see comments I like, I will drop two codes at a time in this post, for a total of five updates. Once the codes are dropped it's first come, first serve. So don't lallygag!

This is the topic for your discussion. A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo announced it would release a new handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, which, among other features, will include the ability to render 3D effects without the use of special glasses. What kind of Mega Man game would you want to see on such a system? What new features could 3D deliver to Mega Man?

Think hard about those answers and let the discussion flow. I'll be keeping track of the banter and warning you when codes are about to drop.

Our ability to give you these codes is all thanks to Capcom*Unity, especially jgonzo. You guys, seriously, are freakin' cool. I have renounced Hephaestus as my master and will swear my allegiance to you. And seriously, Capcom*Unity is having cool contests and events all the time! Go check them out!

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Thank you for participation! If you missed out, be sure to check Protodude's Rockman Corner for codes. And much thanks again to Capcom*Unity!