Mega Man is one of those rare game series and characters that has endured for decades, much like Mario, Link, Samas Aran, and Sonic The Hedgehog. Mega Man has spanned games from the 8-bit era all the way to today (and back to the 8-bit aesthetic as well). It has always been one of my personal favorite NES era game series (as it is for many people). The Nendoroid figure series is a perfect fit for the Blue Bomber. It’s stylized “larger head” aesthetic offered a very authentic NES and SNES style look to the Mega Man figure. Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth sent along the figure, and we have a full gallery and review. Read on to check out over 40 high resolution images.
Nendoroid Mega Man
- Great take on Mega Man
- Lots of accessories
- Smart use for figure stand
- Numerous interchangeable parts
- Swap out faces offer some fun expressions
- Interchangeable parts stand in for articulation
The Mega Man figure comes packaged in a window box. The window packaging is wide open, allowing you to easily see all of the parts and pieces you’re getting. The figure and pieces sit in a plastic clamshell tray. You can easily take the figure out and place it back in. This allows for convenient storage, or for display in packaging after being opened. It’s a fairly basic packaging, nothing that stands out as a display piece.
The figure comes fully assembled and can be displayed, for the most part, right out of the packaging. As I mentioned above, there is an insane amount of interchangeable parts here. Instead of being fully articulated, the arms and legs swap out in different ways to crate a wide array of poses. Due to the thin nature of the limbs, this makes sense. First time purchases of a Nendoroid figure, though, may be put off by this need to swap out parts to achieve the poses. Now, there is some articulation here. The pieces swivel at each of the connection points, the head is ball jointed, the waist can swivel, and the hips are ball jointed. With patience, you can achieve an insane amount of iconic poses. Helping with that is the included figure stand. It includes a base, and two fold out, articulated arms. One is meant to hold Mega Man, while the other arm is used to hold the firing effect pieces. The firing effects include a triple shot and a charged blast. You can use the swappable arms and the blaster hand to recreate numerous firing poses. Also included is a swap out hand holding an E-Tank (in the game, you can store these to refill your assorted power ups). Thankfully, the parts and pieces are very easy to change out. I found no need to use heat to soften up the plastic to removed limbs or hands. Once attached to the figure, each of the limbs stay on the figure well, without fear of falling off, which I was concerned about in the jumping poses. Once I started messing with the different arms in different ways, I had some great fun hitting different poses. Finally, Mega Man include two additional swap out faces. You split the helmet and remove the face piece, and swap in the new one. Simple, but effective. Each of the faces is different enough to use for a bit, but I found myself gravitating towards the default expression more often than not.
The Nendoroid Mega Man is an impressive figure. It’s well designed, is a fantastic retro looking Mega Man, and has enough accessories to get an iconic display going. If you have the patience to swap out pieces to get your ideal display, then this is absolutely worth grabbing.