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Contra Mad Dog and Scorpion Movie Concepts Custom Action Figure

Custom #:52183  
Name:Contra Mad Dog and Scorpion Movie Concepts
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Mint Condition Customs  
Date Added:July 29, 2013
Base Figure:NECA Jungle Encounter Dutch
Height:7.00 inches
What if the classic arcade game Contra had been made into a live action movie back in the 80's? That was the question I asked myself while tackling this project. Since the original characters were so obviously based on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone (so much so that the cover to the original game was traced over movie stills from Predator), I decided that none other than the two action stars themselves would play the lead characters, Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer, and Lance "Scorpion" Bean.

They were each made from NECA parts. The bodies are NECA Jungle Encounter Dutch, the head for "Mad Dog" is Dutch, and the head for "Scorpion" is from a NECA Rambo. I had to paint over the blood on Rambo's forehead, and the camo paint on Dutch's face and match the flesh tones to the figure bodies. I used parts from the sash of a Hasbro Marvel Legends Elektra for Mad Dog's headband. Their pants were repainted their respective red and blue to match the game sprites, but done in a realistic camo pattern.

Mad Dog's gun comes from a Marvel Legends Hope Summers, and Scorpion's is cobbled together from a NECA Aliens pulse rifle, and some other fodder guns, and both were painted black and then dry brushed with Citadel Mithril Silver. And then finally I gave them their classic weapons: The Spread Gun, Machine Gun, and laser. They were pieced together from clear acrylic rods and beads, and can be swapped between the guns via pegs on the ends of the weapons. And now my movie concept Contra figures are ready to take down the Red Falcon Organization!

User Comments
Hilltop Creations - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Played this game from 7pm to 7am back in the summer of 91"lol
ahhh to be 16 great memories. Thanks for trip down memory lane these are tight..
Clayface1 - Monday, August 12, 2013
Excellent job! The weapon ideas are genius. The spread gun is the best!
dreamcatcher - Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Im blind again, I love this community of customizers, these two are just awesome, I wish Konami never shut down this game, these customs are full of memories and they are very well done, excellent details and all, congrats, kudos, factory made alert, really cool idea
1987olds442 - Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Dude these are awesome I especially love the weapons blast effects. I loved this game when I was little. It was one of my favorite parts about going to the local Pizza Hut
tajatan - Monday, August 5, 2013
Sweeet, Awesomeness!!
RMK - Sunday, August 4, 2013
HAHA I can't begin to tell you how much these made my day. Very cool stuff!
1andonly5711 - Sunday, August 4, 2013
This are sick
The Watcher - Saturday, August 3, 2013
Too cool!! Excellent job!!
bb426 - Thursday, August 1, 2013
How smart´╝ü
NickyHavok1 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
NickyHavok1 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The lone shot shot of Scorpion is the first time the sculpt on the Stallone head ever looked good to me. Good job posing and on the sculpts!
toxinvenom - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
spread fire! you just took me back 20 years to Nintendo days. Didn't like that Rambo, like what you did with him...
G Brand - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Heroes Assembled Customs - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Awesome set John!!!
Kobe24 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Holy shiznit, I'm speechless, My eyes hurt so bad from seeing so much badazznes, you can't go wrong with arnie and sly, except for that planet hollywood debacle, there's hope for humanity after all, I hereby declare this customs as the best contra action figures on the planet, OF ALL TIME I'm telling ya, OF ALL TIME!!!.
NeCrollector - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
DUDE! I'm totally geeking out with these EFFING AWESOME customs!!! WOW! LOVE THEM!
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
You totally brought the game art to life here! Great work! Awesome extra tough with the guns and blast effects.
I don't know any kid at the time who didn't know the cheat code for this game. even now I could recite it, and I can't even remember my social insurance number that I've had since back then.
JonMichael - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Badass! I wish we would have gotten a Contra movie soooooooo bad. Arnie and Sly in their prime, fighting monsters and aliens and blowing stuff up. Oh, what could have been. At least, we have your awesome figures to fill that empty void!

Although, I have to admit...I always think of Ikari Warriors, too. I know it's a terrible game...but, it left it's mark on me as a child.
TextureMe - Monday, July 29, 2013
These look fantastic!
Bravo85 - Monday, July 29, 2013
This is so beyond awesome! Hahahaha! I love it!
scorpio13 - Monday, July 29, 2013
man both these guys are amazing! ur attention to detail is flawless! truly perfect in every way!
CAb00se - Monday, July 29, 2013
up,up, down, down, left, right, left, right...these are brilliant!!
spider-man59 - Monday, July 29, 2013
"What if the classic arcade game Contra had been made into a live action movie back in the 80's?" Wouldn't Arnie be a lot taller then Sly, if this were based after a movie and not the game?
Mint Condition Customs - Monday, July 29, 2013
Jin Saotome - Monday, July 29, 2013
By that reasoning Tom Cruise would be a foot shorter than everyone else in every movie he's ever been in, lol. In a Contra movie based on the game sprites they'd shoot Arnie and Stallone at the same height. Angles, shoe lifts, etc
loosecollector - Monday, July 29, 2013
Wow! This is a great set bro! The idea was inspired and the execution, flawless!
Mint Condition Customs - Sunday, August 4, 2013
Thank you, kind sir!
Patraw - Monday, July 29, 2013
Man, these are beyond awesome! I really love how you created the weapons fire effect with the pellets in the clear plastic.
Mint Condition Customs - Sunday, August 4, 2013
Well I have John Mallamas, AKA Jin Saotome to thank for that, since he did it first several years ago and helped me gather the needed supplies.
matthancock - Monday, July 29, 2013
AWESOME IN EVERY WAY! I can't add to that comment at all. Totally blown away!
AREZ - Monday, July 29, 2013
These two should win customs of the year.... BAD AZZ!!!
Mint Condition Customs - Sunday, August 4, 2013
Wow, I don't know about that, but thank you! The ammo upgrades were definitely the hardest part.
Jin Saotome - Monday, July 29, 2013
Awww yeah! Done NECA style to boot, this looks badass John!
Mint Condition Customs - Sunday, August 4, 2013
Thanks John!
VicVeinz - Monday, July 29, 2013
This is just perfect!! Exactly like the game cover memorable artwork in figure form. Love it
Mint Condition Customs - Monday, August 5, 2013
Thank you! The original game cover was definitely my inspiration. Traced right from Predator movie stills.
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