Since San Diego Comic-Con 2015, NECA has claimed there was a hidden item in their display. An item that would give way to a major reveal. Unfortunately, it seems as if no one was able to spot the item, and reveal the upcoming release. Well, today that changes as NECA has revealed their latest Classic Game Appearance release, and it’s one fans have been requesting for years. Check out this video reveal for the NES Contra 2-Pack featuring Bill Rizer and Lance Bean!
The figures look to be retooled versions of previously released Arnold Schwarzenegger’ Dutch Schaefer and Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo figures. They feature new heads, new weapons (spread shot!) and even a weapon capsule accessory. They come packaged in a wonderful flapped window box that pays homage to the classic NES game packaging. Pre-orders are set to begin today!
NECA has released high resolution photos and full details. The figures are due out April 2016. More from NECA:
We are proud to welcome a long-awaited, frequently requested addition to NECA’s line of classic video game tribute figures — as well as the first appearance of non-movie-based characters in the series. This special edition 2-pack from the fan favorite video game Contra includes Bill and Lance in an homage to their 8-bit glory days with Konami.
Standing approximately 7” tall, the figures have all new head sculpts and “pixilated” paint deco. The set includes custom-designed weapons based on the classic game; detachable blast effects for the weapons; and that infamous power-up capsule with a clear support stand for “floating” effect. Special window box packaging recreates the look of the classic game cartridge.
Read on for the new images and the original video.
PixelDan has the first reveal: