I love Mega Man. It’s one of the series that I was into way back in the late 1980s when we had our original Nintendo system, and one I was actually good at playing. Lately, we haven’t seen much of Mega Man since most of the games have been canceled over the past few years, with the exception of mobile and console ports of the classic games. However, Capcom still likes to merchandise Mega Man out for nostalgia purposes. Everything from board games, to coffee mugs, it seems as though they really don’t know what to do with the property or know what true Mega Man fans actually want. Here is what Capcom has been releasing lately, see if you can pinpoint the trend.
Funko Pop! Figures
It’s no surprise that Capcom agreed to license Mega Man an Street Fighter out to Funko, it makes for a pretty perfect match. Most of the characters are easy to sculpt and utilize only a couple colors of paint. GameStop even joined in by having exclusive variants of Mega Man himself. Fire Storm, Ice Slasher, Retro Mega Man, and Gold Mega Man. There also was a NYCC exclusive of Thunderbeam Mega Man as well. This is fine, but there are no Robot Masters present in this line up. I hope this is corrected in the future.