What Mega Man fan hasn’t relished the moment when the cowardly Dr. Wily is defeated? Who hasn’t wanted to trade places with the Blue Bomber when that evil genius realizes he’s finished (for now) and grovels before Mega Man’s metal feet? Who hasn’t been able to make it to “Bobblehead Night” at the local ballpark to get one of 2,000 free plastic figurines of your favorite baseball player?

If any of the above apply to you, consider heading over to Game Stop, where the Mega Man 11 hype train continues chugging its way toward the big game’s big Oct. 2 release. For Capcom’s latest promotion, they have released the Mega Man vs. Dr. Wily Action Diorama.


Unlike that Pete Rose bobblehead yellowing out in your uncle’s workshop, Dr. Light’s archnemesis uses his “bobble action” for the power of groveling. It must be pretty effective since Mega Man hasn’t just killed the guy yet. Check it out in action below.

No wonder Mega Man hasn’t been able to just whack this guy yet. Look at how pathetic he is!

The diorama, which retails for $39.99, comes from ThinkGeek, a Game Stop in-house company that also manufactures a number of bobblehead products for other pop culture properties like Fallout, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and more.  It’s the latest in what has been a near-constant output of promotions by Capcom for Mega Man 11, which have included demos, online promotions and beautiful blue bicyclesMega Man 11 is not only the first mainline release for the series in eight years, but it’s also the first modern mainline release since Mega Man 8 came to North America in 1997, as Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 opted for a retro “8-bit” motif.

Will you be purchasing the “Groveling Dr. Wily” bobblehead in anticipation of Mega Man 11’s release next week? Let us know in the comments!

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John Dunphy
John Dunphy has written, edited and managed several newspapers, magazines and news websites in both the United States and South Korea. He's written about local government, food, nightlife, Korean culture, beer, cycling, land preservation, video games and more. His love of gaming began with the Atari 2600 but truly came of age on the Super Nintendo. Looking at his staggering surplus of console and PC games yet to be played, he laments the long-ago days of only being able to buy one $70 32-megabyte cartridge and playing it until his hands ached.

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