Rockman/Mega Man X was my first exposure to the whole series way back in the SNES days. Everything about the game captured my heart- the gameplay, the colors, the music, the weapons, the character. I’ve played X1 to X3 on the SNES, X4 to X6 on the PS1, and now have all of them on the PS2′s “Mega Man X Collection”. For some reason, X7 and on never appealed to me so I never played them. I’ve always wanted something more out of the series beside the games, like a model or action figure but they were all rare/discontinued by the time I started looking. Now X is finally getting some love from Bandai starting with this figure and his armors are sure to follow soon enough. **** YEAH!
Accessories: Open hands x2, fists x2, right arm, X buster ring for effect parts attachment, pissed off face, kiai face, yellow pellets and charged shot.
X is reproduced VERY faithfully in this figure. His proportions are just right; neither too fat nor sleek… and very serious. It is just like how I remembered him. When I first took him out of the package, I had to wipe off some oily substances that were covering the joints… is this what you call fresh from the factory? ^^;
X is short but he is also “big”… about the same size as Revoltech figures. He is a tad shorter than SHFiguarts and 1/144 Gundam models but also more massive.
Since the arms and legs are connected by pegs, they can be easily removed for part (armor) swapping. All the parts are painted except the sky blue on the upper arms, thighs, and waist which are bare plastic. X’s design lacks details such as panel lines and stuff so the whole figure is very smooth and the gloss paint job looks even nicer but unfortunately, the smoothness also means that blemishes are also very easy to spot.
“Sigma! I will defeat you again for the X number of times!”
X is very well articulated but the design of his legs hinders his ankles… or more like he doesn’t have ankles (think Zeta Gundam). He can still pull off some sweet poses though since everything else is free of obstruction.
He can kneel like the time when Vile took him down…
The iconic weapon of the iconic figure.
Love the red “jewel” inside the X Buster.
The Tamashii Stage bases work pretty well for midair support.
His face could use some more anger…
This is something X never did… nor did he ever threw a punch for that matter; the X Buster is the answer to everything.
You only have limited freedom to arrange and rotate the pallets but at least it is better than nothing.
*pew pew pew*
Isn’t this only the first level charge shot? I remember the last level charge shot being blue/white…
Given how heavy the charged shot is (it is one solid piece), I’m pleasantly surprised at how well X’s arm can balance it without issue. However, physics mandates it that the shot will tip over X unless he is properly balanced. Look at the left shot: X is literally leaning back and the shot is able to balance him… that is how heavy the shot is.
All of the joints are sturdy except for the leg-to-waist part which felt a bit loose but since they are ball joints, nothing a little glue can’t fix.
Swapped the X Buster with the left land when you are running from left to right. Can X actually do this?
This is a fantastic figure of X that is fully playable and displayable. The only real flaw I can pinpoint is that the arm and leg joints tend to come off a bit too easy when bending them (but they won’t come loose by themselves). Articulation and range of motion is as nice as X’s design allows it to be and you can definitely pull off all the poses that you remembered him doing in game. The shot parts also adds some play and display value. Do not hesitate to pick this up if you are fond of the Blue Bomber.
I’m also going to get my hands on Armored X and whatever cool armor follows that (hopefully the Ultimate Armor is not too far off… c’mon, Dr. Light!). And of course, Zero too… whenever the X2+ version comes out that is.
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