Express your love for a franchise in the only way businesses care about: by spending money on it! There are officially licensed Mega Man Battle Network chip enamel pins available at Amazon for sale for $10.99 each, including of Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass (or MegaMan.EXE, ProtoMan.EXE, and Bass.EXE, to be precise). They are manufactured by Zen Monkey Studios and roughly 1.75 inches tall.
Officially-licensed Mega Man Battle Network pins. You know, stocking stuffers!
— Brian (@Protodude) November 1, 2021
Fans continue hoping that Capcom will announce a collection of Mega Man Battle Network games, so chip enamel pins may not be the big announcement they want. But it’s a start, and Capcom has already implied that it has delayed the festivities it originally had planned for the 20th anniversary of the Mega Man Battle Network franchise. While there is no official indication that a Battle Network collection is in development, it would be deeply surprising if it never comes, since this has been one of the series’s most lucrative sub-franchises. Long ago, there was also a rumor of a Mega Man Battle Network mobile game, which was another thing apparently delayed due to the pandemic.
Even though it’s been a quiet year for Mega Man, the franchise is still at its healthiest state in years. Modern platforms have access to Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man X Legacy Collection, and Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. Mega Man 11 has sold more than 1 million copies. Mega Man X DiVE is performing well on mobile internationally, even if things have been spotty in places for the official North American release. (Rockman XZ: Time Rift was likely canceled though, unfortunately.) And leaks reveal the mysterious Rockman Taisen (with the unconfirmed English title Mega Man Match) will be the next major Mega Man game, tentatively scheduled for launch next year.
In any case, if you want to demonstrate your support for the franchise, buying these Mega Man Battle Network chip enamel pins could possibly be a small, helpful gesture.