Rockman Archive

  • Recently Good Smile has been putting out a lot more video game-centric figures, especially ones aimed at the US market. They had two on display at NYCC: Chris Redfield from Biohazard (Resident Evil in the US), and Rockman X (Mega Man X in the US). What’s up with all the different names? Truly a mystery. With figures like this and the upcoming Nathan Drake Nendoroid, I’m really excited to see what else they have in line for us. Tomb Raider, maybe? What video game characters would you like to see in Nendo form?

    NYCC 2016: Good Smile Company’s Game Nendoroids

    Recently Good Smile has been putting out a lot more video game-centric figures, especially ones aimed at the US market. They had two on display at NYCC: Chris Redfield from Biohazard (Resident Evil in the US), and Rockman X (Mega Man X in the US). What’s up with all the different names? Truly a mystery. With figures like this and the upcoming Nathan Drake Nendoroid, I’m really excited to see what else they have in line for us. Tomb Raider, maybe? What video game characters would you like to see in Nendo form?

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  • Summer Wonder Festival is over a month away, so it seems pretty early for a company to be unveiling the goodies they’d have at the show. But here we are, with a full reveal from Good Smile Company! Welcome to WonFest 2016: the Nendoing. So many Nendos, guys. Let’s jump right in: we’ve got Saber in her Fate/Grand Order incarnation (¥5,000), a particularly hideous recolor of Mega Man (¥4,800), a jumbo Miku Hatsune (¥15,000), and re-releases of many of the Nendoroid Plus extra outfits: wedding (¥900 a pop), cheerleader (¥900), swimsuit (¥800), and pajama (¥700). Phew! Then the figmas: they’ll be releasing 15th anniversary archetype figmas of both the male and female bodies (¥3,200 each), along with Yuuki from Sword Art Online (¥5,500). We’ll also be getting a set of Osomatsu-san trading figures from Orange Rouge (¥4,000). I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed: everything is either a recolor or a different version of a character we’ve seen before, plus no scaled figures! Do you plan to order any of these when they open up on July 24th? [via Wonderful Hobby Life]

    GSC’s Summer Wonder Festival 2016 Exclusives

    Summer Wonder Festival is over a month away, so it seems pretty early for a company to be unveiling the goodies they’d have at the show. But here we are, with a full reveal from Good Smile Company! Welcome to WonFest 2016: the Nendoing. So many Nendos, guys. Let’s jump right in: we’ve got Saber in her Fate/Grand Order incarnation (¥5,000), a particularly hideous recolor of Mega Man (¥4,800), a jumbo Miku Hatsune (¥15,000), and re-releases of many of the Nendoroid Plus extra outfits: wedding (¥900 a pop), cheerleader (¥900), swimsuit (¥800), and pajama (¥700). Phew! Then the figmas: they’ll be releasing 15th anniversary archetype figmas of both the male and female bodies (¥3,200 each), along with Yuuki from Sword Art Online (¥5,500). We’ll also be getting a set of Osomatsu-san trading figures from Orange Rouge (¥4,000). I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed: everything is either a recolor or a different version of a character we’ve seen before, plus no scaled figures! Do you plan to order any of these when they open up on July 24th? [via Wonderful Hobby Life]

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  • Good Smile Company has really been on a roll with the video game-based Nendoroids, huh? Link, Kirby, and now we’re getting the full preview of Mega Man! Or Rockman, if you’re fancy and live in Japan. Either way, he was painted at this past Summer Wonder Festival, so I guess the quick turnaround isn’t that much of a surprise. Like many of their recent Nendos, Mega Man comes with a ton of extras. There are two effect parts for his Mega Buster (regular and charged), an E Tank, and an absolutely amazing damaged face that is just perfectly goofy. Plus he has some extra joints, for ultimate poseability. And there is, of course, a GSC shop bonus–a death effect sheet. Orders open tonight! [via Kahotan]

    Preview Nendoroid Mega Man

    Good Smile Company has really been on a roll with the video game-based Nendoroids, huh? Link, Kirby, and now we’re getting the full preview of Mega Man! Or Rockman, if you’re fancy and live in Japan. Either way, he was painted at this past Summer Wonder Festival, so I guess the quick turnaround isn’t that much of a surprise. Like many of their recent Nendos, Mega Man comes with a ton of extras. There are two effect parts for his Mega Buster (regular and charged), an E Tank, and an absolutely amazing damaged face that is just perfectly goofy. Plus he has some extra joints, for ultimate poseability. And there is, of course, a GSC shop bonus–a death effect sheet. Orders open tonight! [via Kahotan]

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  • Bluefin, Bandai’s North America distributor, attends pretty much every major convention with lots of goodies in tow! For New York Comic Con they had many D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO on display from their most popular licenses like Persona 4, Tiger & Bunny, and One Piece along with some of their very large Star Wars figures and more. It was great to see some of these in person before they hit shelves, especially Izanagi-no-Okami who I have been really looking forward to! Check them all out in the gallery.

    NYCC 2012: Bluefin Booth Overview

    Bluefin, Bandai’s North America distributor, attends pretty much every major convention with lots of goodies in tow! For New York Comic Con they had many D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO on display from their most popular licenses like Persona 4, Tiger & Bunny, and One Piece along with some of their very large Star Wars figures and more. It was great to see some of these in person before they hit shelves, especially Izanagi-no-Okami who I have been really looking forward to! Check them all out in the gallery.

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  • Tamashii Nation, the event where Bandai shows off just how many figures they can make in a year, was held earlier this week. We brought you coverage of several pieces that were there: D-Arts Konohana Sakuya & Thanatos, the Chibi-Arts line, the Armor Girl Project, and Figuarts Zero from Code Geass and Macross Frontier. But of course there was more on display–a lot more! Bandai showed off goods from all the shows you would expect: One Piece, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers, Bleach, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragonball Z. But there were also some surprise additions to the Figuarts Zero line like the heroine from Rine no Lagrange and two of the girls from Senran Kagura. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

    Tamashii Nation 2011: Event Overview

    Tamashii Nation, the event where Bandai shows off just how many figures they can make in a year, was held earlier this week. We brought you coverage of several pieces that were there: D-Arts Konohana Sakuya & Thanatos, the Chibi-Arts line, the Armor Girl Project, and Figuarts Zero from Code Geass and Macross Frontier. But of course there was more on display–a lot more! Bandai showed off goods from all the shows you would expect: One Piece, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers, Bleach, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragonball Z. But there were also some surprise additions to the Figuarts Zero line like the heroine from Rine no Lagrange and two of the girls from Senran Kagura. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

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  • Bandai’s D-Arts line for Rockman (aka Megaman) has been doing quite well, so it’s no surprise that they are doing some new additions. Next up is Vava (known as Vile in the US), from Rockman X! He’s not the most popular character, and the last time he received a figure was in 2004, but fans should be thrilled anyway! We only have the uncolored sample now and no images of him posing, but the details look quite nice. D-Arts are generally very well-made and have good poseability, so I’m sure he’ll look awesome when completed! And hey, who doesn’t like big purple robots? [via the Rockman Blog]

    Bandai Adds Vava to their D-Arts Rockman Line

    Bandai’s D-Arts line for Rockman (aka Megaman) has been doing quite well, so it’s no surprise that they are doing some new additions. Next up is Vava (known as Vile in the US), from Rockman X! He’s not the most popular character, and the last time he received a figure was in 2004, but fans should be thrilled anyway! We only have the uncolored sample now and no images of him posing, but the details look quite nice. D-Arts are generally very well-made and have good poseability, so I’m sure he’ll look awesome when completed! And hey, who doesn’t like big purple robots? [via the Rockman Blog]

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