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Konami’s Bomberman and Contra Sign New Merch Deals

Two iconic … if not historic … Konami video game franchises will be getting some new merch, thanks to a pair of new licensing agreements signed by Konami Cross Media NY.

Bomberman and Contra will soon have more product to offer fans with the conclusion of the new licensing agreements, said Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Konami Cross Media NY, Inc.

Bomberman debuted in 1985 in Japan as a look-down battle game featuring a cute but ferocious protagonist who has since appeared in more than 70 video game titles, and is still going strong. Contra is a ‘run-and-gun’ style video game originally released in 1987 as a coin operated arcade game, and was adapted to the Nintendo platform the following year.

A recent licensing agreement with Neamedia morphs Bomberman into beautifully crafted, highly-stylized 3D figurines, destined to become a must-have collector’s item. Fans will be able to choose between one of two different sized Bombermans, and full-color and black and white monochrome versions. The Bomberman figures will be widely available in specialty, mass and online retailers globally in time for holiday shopping. The Bomberman figures will be part of a new publishing label: Neamedia Icons.

The Yetee, a well-known on-line retailer and fan site, will soon have a product range featuring both Contra and Bomberman IPs. Scheduled to launch in Q1 2021, the offerings will include Hawaiian style shirts, hats, t-shirts and screen-printed posters. Additionally, the company will make Contra action figures featuring Bill Rizer and Lance Bean.

“We are pleased to be working with these two highly creative and collaborative partners,” said Coleman.  “Neamedia has a reputation for pushing creative boundaries and creating visually stunning figurines and The Yetee is a gaming fan-favorite thanks to their inspired designs and fun product lines that enthusiasts cannot resist.”


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