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REVIEW: Mega Man Retro Roto Vinyl

OK…I’ll admit it.  I never owned an original Nintendo system…not even Super Nintendo.  I went from the Sega Master System to Sega Genesis.  We had Wonder Boy and Alex Kid…not that memorable.   At the same time, Nintendo had about 50 versions of the Mega Man console game available.

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Jazwares had acquired the Mega Man license a few years ago.  They began producing 3, 6 and 10-inch plastic figures of characters from the very popular video game series.  While the 6 and 10-inch lines were more “action figure” based, the 3-inch line satisfied collectors looking for mini figures.

Jazwares has recently launched their Retro Roto Mega Man line.  The only similarity between these and their other Mega Man lines is the characters.  This line is made of rotocast vinyl, which in basic terms means: a mold is made, spun very quickly and plastic is injected into the mold – making the figure hollow.

So these figures are all rather lightweight, but still have a number
of points of articulation (usually around 8 per figure).  Wave 1 is
made of 5 characters: Mega Man, Shadowman, Elecman, Gutsman and
Protoman.  There is a mix of heroes and enemies.  Personally, I was
always a fan of the bad guys in the game.  They seemed to all have the
cool names and weapons.

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We received 3 figures for our review: Mega Man, Protoman and
Elecman.  Each figure in Wave 1 is packaged with a piece, that when
assembled, creates a special version of Mega Man (thus bringing Wave 1
to 6 figures).  You need to collect all 5 figures to assemble the
Full-Charge Mega Man bonus figure.

Like the game, the bad guys shine in this line of action figures.
It’s nice to see Jazwares jump into the rotocast vinyl realm and give
collectors an affordable product.  Each of these figures sells in the
$5.99 to $6.99 range.  And at around 6 inches in height, that’s a great
price.  You should also be able to find these at your local toy store.

These might not appeal to the hardcore vinyl collector.  However, if
you are or were a fan of the Mega Man video game series, this line will
surely pique your interest.  Be sure to keep an eye out for Wave 2 of
the line…lots of bad guys!

Overall Grades:

Mega Man - 89%
Protoman - 88%
Elecman - 95%

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Comments

Patrick Yorek
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How can I buy Woodman Heatman and Iceman??? Have they even been put out to purchase? Please let me know b/c I've been looking everywhere for them.

Patrick Yorek
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How can I buy Woodman Heatman and Iceman??? Have they even been put out to purchase? Please let me know b/c I've been looking everywhere for them.

Brian
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It doesn't look as if Wave 2 has been released. Not sure if they ever will be. It's a shame because the enemies looked to be the coolest.

Brian
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It doesn't look as if Wave 2 has been released. Not sure if they ever will be. It's a shame because the enemies looked to be the coolest.

Patrick Yorek
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Yea this sucks because wood and ice are on the back of the packages and a lot of websites have them but not for sale. It's Heatman, Woodman, Iceman, Snakeman, and Dr. Wiley in the second wave. They look so cool but I don't where to purchase them. That's stupid that they're all over the internet and on the back of the box but probably never going to be able to purchase.

Patrick Yorek
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Yea this sucks because wood and ice are on the back of the packages and a lot of websites have them but not for sale. It's Heatman, Woodman, Iceman, Snakeman, and Dr. Wiley in the second wave. They look so cool but I don't where to purchase them. That's stupid that they're all over the internet and on the back of the box but probably never going to be able to purchase.

Josh
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I, also, am searching for the Iceman and Woodman figures. Could someone post a link on where you saw these wave 2 figures? Even if they are not yet for sale yet. I checked out Jazwares site and could find no reference to them. Is this bad? They can't hold out on me like this!! Also, I would die if they made all of the boses from MM2, such as Metalman and Flashman. E-mail jazwares and request these!

Josh
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I, also, am searching for the Iceman and Woodman figures. Could someone post a link on where you saw these wave 2 figures? Even if they are not yet for sale yet. I checked out Jazwares site and could find no reference to them. Is this bad? They can't hold out on me like this!! Also, I would die if they made all of the boses from MM2, such as Metalman and Flashman. E-mail jazwares and request these!

Brian
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I'm not sure when/if the 2nd wave will be released. Since there is no word of it on the Jazwares site…I'm not expecting anytime soon. But if you email them, who knows what could happen!!

Brian
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I'm not sure when/if the 2nd wave will be released. Since there is no word of it on the Jazwares site…I'm not expecting anytime soon. But if you email them, who knows what could happen!!

Roflinator
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I emailed this last month…no answers…

Roflinator
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I emailed this last month…no answers…

Brian
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Hmm…not sure. The line is almost 2 years old, so maybe they have moved on to other projects.

Brian
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Hmm…not sure. The line is almost 2 years old, so maybe they have moved on to other projects.

Chase
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Yo Im looking for them also >< i want wood man bad so far ive got guts man and mega man out the package and full wave 1 in package mint im big mega fan

Chase
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Yo Im looking for them also >< i want wood man bad so far ive got guts man and mega man out the package and full wave 1 in package mint im big mega fan

jpex
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ive searched everywhere what also happened to the megaman airman reisen statue? i sthis item not going to be relased as well?

jpex
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ive searched everywhere what also happened to the megaman airman reisen statue? i sthis item not going to be relased as well?

Patrick Yorek
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I have all of the first wave in mint condition and still in box and I found them all at CVS Pharmacy. I'm so pissed that on the back of the box it says coming soon for Woodman and Iceman and it's been almost 2 years. Does anyone know if the second wave has even come out and if so where you can purchase them?

Patrick Yorek
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I have all of the first wave in mint condition and still in box and I found them all at CVS Pharmacy. I'm so pissed that on the back of the box it says coming soon for Woodman and Iceman and it's been almost 2 years. Does anyone know if the second wave has even come out and if so where you can purchase them?

Patrick Yorek
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I have all of the first wave in mint condition and still in box and I found them all at CVS Pharmacy. I'm so pissed that on the back of the box it says coming soon for Woodman and Iceman and it's been almost 2 years. Does anyone know if the second wave has even come out and if so where you can purchase them?

Patrick Yorek
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I have all of the first wave in mint condition and still in box and I found them all at CVS Pharmacy. I'm so pissed that on the back of the box it says coming soon for Woodman and Iceman and it's been almost 2 years. Does anyone know if the second wave has even come out and if so where you can purchase them?

jpex
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wheres airman statue damn jazwares

jpex
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wheres airman statue damn jazwares

Anonymous
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I bought all of the MegaMan Retro Roto toys at CVS Pharmacy.I remember they use sell them at Big Lots and my brother bought Ice Man,and I bought Wood Man.For some reason,I wonder how I got them.I wish they would start selling Wave 2[Ice Man,Heat Man,Wood Man,Snake Man,and Dr.Wily.]This sucks that they`re not selling Wave 2.

Anonymous
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I bought all of the MegaMan Retro Roto toys at CVS Pharmacy.I remember they use sell them at Big Lots and my brother bought Ice Man,and I bought Wood Man.For some reason,I wonder how I got them.I wish they would start selling Wave 2[Ice Man,Heat Man,Wood Man,Snake Man,and Dr.Wily.]This sucks that they`re not selling Wave 2.

CVS Rocks
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I wish Jazwares would start selling some more MegaMan toys.I wish they would sell Gemini Man,Gyro Man,Quick Man,and Flame Man.Also,I wish they would sell Toad Man

CVS Rocks
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I wish Jazwares would start selling some more MegaMan toys.I wish they would sell Gemini Man,Gyro Man,Quick Man,and Flame Man.Also,I wish they would sell Toad Man

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