This is it Mega Man fans! Capcom has just announced via a blog post that they will be taking pre-orders for a Wearable Mega Man Helmet at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC). The helmet will be on display at SDCC but not yet available for sale. Fans are told to shop.capcom.com for a limited time pre-order opportunity as it will be a Capcom Store Exclusive (hope they ship worldwide!).
Here’s what Capcom’s blog post has to say:
“Due to immense popular demand! There have been many attempts at creating a wearable Mega Man helmet over the years, but it’s never been made officially. Made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions and details, plus working LED lights! A unique clamshell hinge allows the front and back half of the helmet to easily open up to comfortably fit your head inside the soft padded interior for a perfect fit.
This is a high quality replica of the Blue Bomber’s helmet – perfect for display in home or office, but it also doubles as the ultimate role play accessory! Comes shipped in a decorated box suitable for displaying your helmet when not in use. The perfect addition to those that already purchased the full-size working, sold-out Mega Man Buster from ThinkGeek last year!”
[UPDATE: 15 August 2015] New photos and details of the helmet!
Now, with the helmet on its way, it makes even more sense to compliment the helmet with this Mega Man Mega Buster Gun Replica from ThinkGeek!
Too shy to dress up as Mega Man? There’s also the Mega Man Mini-helmet 5 pack in 1/64 scale featuring Blue, Red, Pink, Grey and Green versions of his iconic helmet from the original games. Each comes with its own display stand or keep it in the stylish window frame decorated box suitable for display. Also a Capcom Store Exclusive.
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.