Metal Slug Figures
Image: SNK

Often considered the series's pinnacle, Metal Slug 3 is fondly remembered today for adding multiple new vehicles (or slugs as they're called in-game), as well as introducing branching pathways that players could take.

It's been rereleased on several platforms since its arcade origins back in the year 2000 and has also found itself subject to a ton of merchandise. But recently (as spotted by Figsoku), SNK and the toy manufacturer TUNSHI Studio have teamed up once again to produce some mini-figures based on the popular run-and-gun title. And we have to say they're looking mighty impressive!

These figures depict series regulars like Marco Rossi and Eri Kasamoto, as well as a POW, a Rebel Soldier, a Sasquatch, a Mars Person, and a Marine Diver. There's also the Slug Mariner, which seats both Rossi and Kasamoto.

No firm release date has been unveiled just yet, but according to one US retailer BigBadToyStore, they are expected to ship in Q1 2023 and will cost around $20. We'll try and keep you updated as more information on how to buy these impressive mini figures becomes available.

What do you think of these figures? Is it something you'd like to collect? Let us know in the comments!