These Contra action figures are historically accurate


Respect for the spread gun

Hot on the heels of other classic 8-bit action figures such as purple Jason and grumpy Godzilla, NECA announced the upcoming release of more toys based on games we used to love (well maybe not love, enjoy? Tolerate?) as children. These figures based on the NES version of Contra are sure to conjure up all the beloved memories of savagely impossible boss fights and constant, unending death we worked so hard to drown and repress with booze and other vices these past 27 years.

The figures include snazzy pixilated paint jobs and classic box art like we've seen with other releases in this line. You can pick them up sometime around April if you want to relive the glory days of hard as nails platform shooters. Really, what sells these figures to me is the little spread gun bullets you can attach to the end of their guns. The spread gun was damn near essential in some levels and it's nice to see its gallant service immortalized in plastic form. In fact, screw making figures of old video game characters, I want some toys that commemorate my favorite 8-bit power-ups.

Also, notice how surly the blue guy looks? It's almost the same face I make every time I dust off a copy of Contra only to discover I was way better at it as an eight year old than I am today. 

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