Weirdness: Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Just what the fans want...
While this year has been a celebration of the Mega Man franchise's 25th Anniversary, Capcom's mainly been offering soundtracks, USB pen drives, laptop skins and other non-gaming products. We've also seen the release of the classic NES titles on the 3DS Virtual Console, with some doubling up on the Wii U Virtual Console for good measure.
Sadly, the prospects of a new game — one on consoles that hasn't been primarily developed by a fan — continue to drift with no sign of resolution, while the company is running out of time if it's planning an Anniversary release. Still, Capcom continues to come up with more merchandise, one of which is pictured above. Yep, it's a soft tissue pouch in the form of the Blue Bomber's side-kick Rush, which perhaps qualifies as one of the more peculiar offerings to emerge in recent times. It's not cheap, either, with a cost of ¥4800 in Japan — that's about $48 / €37 / £31 — which is pretty steep for a tissue dispenser.
It's not listed outside of the Japanese Capcom store at the moment, which we doubt is a terrible loss. Would you consider dropping the price of a new 3DS retail game on a tissue pouch?