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TruForce Collectibles is an action figure company created in 2014 which started a Kickstarter campaing for the release of the "Rockman Designer Series" in 2015.

Rockman Designer Series

The Rockman Designer Series is a line of figures designed by artist Keisuke Mizuno released in 2015.

  • Mega Man X - Released in September 2015.
    • Mega Man X (Test Color Version) - Promotional version of the original figure that was featured as a Kickstarter backer exclusive. Featured Blue and Red effects.
    • Mega Man X (X-Boost) - Promotional version released only in San Diego Comic Con 2016.[1]
  • X-Kai - Promotional figure released only in New York Comic Con 2015.[2]

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Trivia

  • The design for the Mega Man X figures comes from an April Fools joke posted by Rockman Unity. [3]
  • TruForce made a Kickstarter campaign to make the figures, the campaign ended March 2nd, 2015 with $290,656 and 1,959 backers. [4]
  • The X-Kai figure contains a fictional backstory which states that it was originally a prototype developed by Dr. Wily using the stolen blueprints for the DRN-001 Mega Man that was later discarded in favor of the DWN-∞. During the formation of the X-Hunters, this lost prototype would be discovered by an unknown party and completed. The unit was named "X-kai-" after the Maverick Hunter X, owing mostly to his superior specs and nearly-identical design (though this is not explicitly stated). X-Kai would then become the designated leader of the X-Hunters.[5]
    • It is worth noting that the concept behind X-Kai was that in the Rockman X Official Complete Works, the X-Hunters were originally four members, but the fourth character was cut from the game due to ROM capacity. Keisuke Mizumo stated that X-Kai was created because he was "amazed that Capcom didn't make a villain that looked exactly like Mega Man X."
      • Oddly enough, there is already a Mega Man X lookalike villain, called "X".

References

  1. http://www.rockman-corner.com/2016/06/truforce-reveals-sdcc-exclusive-x-boost.html
  2. Protodude's Rockman Corner: TruForce Announces NYCC Exclusive 'X-Kai Mega Man X' Figure (Updated)
  3. Protodude's Rockman Corner: Capcom Teases Rockman X "Ver.Ke" Model Kit (Updated)
  4. Kickstarter
  5. Protodude's Rockman Corner: Here's the Backstory for X-Kai, TruForce's Original MMX Villain

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