Rockman X Resin Kits On Sale Now at Tokyo Hunter

For the collectors out there, an interesting bit of info has been passed our way by Ratchphis. Over at Tokyo Hunter, they are currently having their second "Post Wonder Festival Sale" for Winter 2012. And among the items on sale? Resin kits from 2010 based on Rockman X.

The first item is a 1/6 scale color resin kit by Madhands, based on the Iwamoto manga version of X himself. The other comes from D-X, and is based on how Zero appears in Mega Man X4.

Both are marked down from their original 12,000 yen prices to 10,000, but just because they're on sale doesn't necessarily make them cheap; the currency conversion brings the amount to $123.16 U.S. dollars. So unless you're a seriously hardcore collector, you might want to stick with the D-Arts kits from Bandai instead.

Aero's 3D Model in Completion

So have you been keeping up with all the details at the Devroom on how modeling a character works? Your homework is due today! Your model should look just like this one here. Don't tell me you've been slacking off!

Oh well, grades aside, here is Aero's completed 3D model, which ought to give us a pretty good idea how other models in the game are going to look. Seems to be something of a cel-shaded-esque style, though a bit crisper compared to the models from the PSX titles. Personally I'm glad they kept the expressive face textures as opposed to trying to model the entire face.

Check out the full report at the Devroom for all the lovely UV mapping and shader talk!

Aero (?) in the Making

So far we've had some interesting projects in contributing to Mega Man Legends 3 development, but I don't think modeling characters is one thing we'll be handed. And if you think the above image doesn't look too complicated, just check out the process that went into making it! This is Aero's 3D model in the works. And I do find it pretty curious that she is now being called Aero in the Capcom Unity Devroom... Did last week's poll have some influence?

There are also other updates in the Devroom from Kinako and Yuji. Check them out!

First Kotobukiya Colored Blues Pic... Kinda Sucks (Update: Much Less Sucky)

Update: Well now, here's a MUCH better picture than what we had before. Here are the first legit pics of the colored Blues model, from Capcom of Japan. We also have a few additional details as well: the figure will release in Japan in January of 2011, and like Rockman and Roll, cost ¥3,150, including tax (roughly $37.80 US). Naturally he can hold his shield and carry it on his back, and he will come with three difference facial plates, though no mention of what varieties (such as if he has his Breakman disguise). All in all, it's probably everything you dreamed of.

Original crappy image/post after the break. Thanks Shoot Man!

Last weekend, the Akihabara Rockman Festival kicked off, shilling a wide variety of Rockman goods. The event was also witness to the first sighting of the colored Blues figure, the third in Kotobukiya's Rockman line. Unfortunately for the time, photography was strictly prohibited. However, Kotobukiya now has their own post on the event, and are finally giving us non-attendees our first look!... Almost. For some reason, they are still keeping the figure obscured, perhaps because our minds are unprepared for its sheer coolness and our brains would boil into a plasma-hot soup of excitement. Or something. But they do promise to reveal the figure proper before long. Incidentally, "kotobukiya" is Japanese for humongous tease. Yeah I know Japanese, seriously. Anyway, you can check out their article for additional event pics.

Thanks, Auto!

Bandai to Produce "Super Model Spirit" Rockman Figures

It looks like Japan just keeps getting more neat Rockman goods. While the Kubrick figures will be coming out this month in Japan, Bandai is also preparing a total of 11 "Super Model Spirit" figures, measuring 6~10cm, of various characters in the Rockman franchise. These include: Rockman with Metall A (classic series) Rockman with Metall B (classic series) Roll (classic series) Forte A (classic series) Forte B (classic series) Blues (classic series) X (X series) Zero (X series) Zero (Zero series) Air Man (classic series) Cut Man (classic series)

The figures pictured are apparently prototypes, since it's listed that the final figures will come painted. Furthermore, the figures are being produced based on the number of orders that come in, so they're expected to be of high quality. The figures will run ¥650 ($7.19 US) a piece, or ¥6140 ($67.98) for a box of 12. However, a box may not contain every type of figure. The figure series is expected to go on sale in the latter half of May.

News Credit: CAP Kobun, Hobby Net