Capcom’s Notoriously Bad Mega Man Artwork Reimagined In Action Figure Form

Mega-Man-NES-Action-FigureWhen the debate over bad box art rises, you can always assume that Capcom’s North American release of Mega Man will no doubt be near the top of anyone’s list. The questionably atrocious design of the blue bomber is insulting to the title’s fantastic gameplay, however, it’s an amusing sight looking back nostalgically. Taking it one step further, one gamer has decided this unrecognisable resemblance of Mega Man needed its own action figure.

The image of Mega Man to many will either be a cutesy steel-clad protector of the future, or a more Anime-esque digital warrior. Although both of these are far from the 1987’s original US NES artwork, Capcom recently revisited their take on the box art with a satirical playable Mega Man character in this form for Street Fighter X Tekken.

Using this as a reference point, momoji of the ModxToy forums sculpted his very own Mega Man action figure to match the game’s early artwork. Needless to say the end result is one amusing trip down memory lane, and something we very much hope is continued with other dodgy designs from the past.

Source: NES Mega Man Action Figure at ModxToy



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(Link to this comment) Dekumoon 2015-01-12 18:43
(Link to this comment) ewjim 2015-01-12 19:00
(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2015-01-12 21:34
LOL I love it!
(Link to this comment) xxx128 2015-01-13 08:47
I HATED their shitty street fighter and final fight covers. But that fat post midlife crisis megaman on the right is priceless, lol.

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