iam8bit Stories May 1

Considering the franchise has been largely quiet for so long when it comes to new releases, Mega Man’s 30th anniversary run is turning out to be quite fruitful for fans of the series. With the announcement of the Mega Man X Collection and subsequent releases on Nintendo Switch for both Legacy bundles, not to mention Mega Man 11, the Blue Bomber is set to have a solid 2018 already. But, we had a feeling something interesting would be on the way from the folks over at iam8bit to mark the occasion as well, and here it is. expand full story

iam8bit Stories August 25, 2015

Collectibles company iam8bit is back at it again with another gorgeous looking LP release. Last we heard from them it was with the original NES Battletoads soundtrack, and now it is set to put the BIT.TRIP’s Greatest Chips vinyl up for pre-order starting tomorrow. Unlike most of the previous game related vinyl releases we have seen thus far, including this limited run Street Fighter LP, iam8bit is packing in a ton of extra value here:

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iam8bit Stories July 10, 2015

The original NES Battletoads soundtrack has been immortalized in this epic new vinyl LP

Battletoads and vinyl records, two seemingly disparate items that have both seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Now the two are coming together for one epic LP release courtesy of vintage collectibles company iam8bit.

Being shown off on the show floor at Comic Con 2015, the vinyl record contains David Wise’s soundtrack from the original release. The (amazing) art work you’re seeing on the exclusive Sound Chip jacket and Dark Queen gatefold is a limited run of 300 specially made for SDCC. You’ll also find a sweet looking green and yellow print centered with the Battletoads logo on the record itself.

For those who unfortunately won’t be making it out to San Diego this week, the $25 LP will be made available sometime after the show as well, but it will feature different artwork, according to reports.

Battletoads first debuted on the NES back in 1991, and recently found its way back into popular culture after rumors of a remake, an appearance in Shovel Knight and the upcoming Xbox One release of Rare Replay from E3 2015. The excruciatingly difficult beat’em up is also being immortalized alongside the rest of the Rare Replay titles in a limited edition art print by DKNG.  The 18 by 24-inch hand-pulled screen print goes for $50 and there is only 400 of them. Unfortunately it is unclear whether or not it will be made available elsewhere, but you can bet it likely won’t be hand-signed and numbered like these are.

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