Contra really was a game ahead of its time. How could we have known then that military camouflage pants of the future would indeed look pixillated up close? So it’s appropriate, in a way, that YouTuber Pixel Dan would be the guy to announce these figures from NECA, which appear (also appropriately) to be clever re-uses of the Rambo base figure.
I have to give Dan a tiny bit of grief, though, for saying these are the first non-movie, straight-up video game figures in NECA’s video game line-up. They aren’t.
Points to anyone old enough to get my headline reference.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist