Gaming statue manufacturer First 4 Figures is adding to its library of licenses, following up its work on The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Sonic the Hedgehog with a statue of Capcom's famous Mega Man. The blue bomber is depicted running through Metal Man's stage from Mega Man 2, arm cannon at the ready. There's even a special lit version of the piece that allows key parts of the design to glow with power. They're not cheap ($199 for the regular version and $229 for the model with the lights) and they're not easy to find (only 1,000 of the regular version will be made), but it's something neat for the fans with some extra shelf space. Like me!
The entire statue is cast in high quality polystone, and uses a variety of painting and finishing techniques to achieve a remarkable appearance to the statue. From the bottom of the base to the top of Mega Man’s head, the statue measures 15 inches tall.
Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Mega Man series.
I've bought a F4F statue before: Ocarina of Time Link. I've been very happy with it and it's decorated my bedroom for the past five years. Link always draws impressed comments from family, friends, and dates alike; I think there's a shared link (no pun intended) between people who recognize a familiar character depicted in such detail. I don't buy many things like these statues, but when it's a character in a form that I consider important to my past (as are Link and Mega Man), I have to indulge. So I ordered Mega Man (non-lit; I'd never use the light where I'm planning to put it).
The face on the model is a little off though. I think it's the black lines near his eyes that aren't working for me. I'm OK with it though. It's close enough. However, if F4F were to improve it, I wouldn't complain. I remember that the Link statue drew similar comments when it was first announced and the company did improve it. Of course, it also took three years for them to deliver the finish product. Fortunately, I'm patient. So is my shelf.
F4F is planning a series of statues based on the Mega Man license. I'm not interested in different colors of Mega Man (red Item-2 variation, gray Bubble Lead version, etc.), but if the company unveils a line of Robot Master statues, I hope they announce it with plenty of time before shipping. I'll need an opportunity to make shelf space and bank loan arrangements!