Released in Japan on February 2015. These little cuties come from one of those Gashapon capsule machines found in some toy stores which made trying to complete a set a challenge. I initially got the original Mega Man from a friend who just got back from his vacation to Japan. Seeing that they a keychain of each lead Mega Man, I was bummed at the thought of not being able to get a Megaman.EXE figure since he was my favorite of the Mega men.
After a random drop by my local Toy Kingdom, I decided to take a look at the gashapon isle since I found out that they had some Gaia Memories on sale. Lo and behold, they had one machine filled with these Mega Man keychains. I had a change to get them all but it was a challenge since they go for a hefty 3 token a pop with each token costing 60php. My hope quickly fell back into despair as that machine ran out after around 2 weeks and at that point I was only able to get X and the Yellow Devil. Good thing the Toys R Us at the next mall also had a Mega Man filled machine handy but was near empty.
After 2 duplicate original Mega Mans and 3 spare Yellow Devils, I was finally able to complete the set with the last one I got being the first one I wanted, Megaman.EXE. You could say it was fate. Or I could just have terrible luck.
Rockman Keychains from Gashapon World.
While we're talking about Mega Man, check out our full LPs of a few Mega Man X games.