In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Bandai has teamed up with Brother (that company which makes printers and fax machines) to produce printable retro game character models which are available for download, for free, via their website. Simply rock on up to the site, click on the desired character, download the .pdf file, print it and swear a blue streak as you attempt to construct your character of choice. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but it seems legit enough.
The downloads are only available until the 29th of June, BUT, if the total number of downloads exceeds 10,000, Bandai have promised to release a second set, so get out there and start cutting and pasting like a hungover collage student pouring over Wikipedia the morning their essay is due.
This handy graphic, while in Japanese, gives you a good idea of the characters available. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for quick guide on how download the .pdf files (the stars under the character represent the difficulty rating of the model; how hard it is to put together).
Remember, we need to pull together and make 10,000 of these little bastards for the next set to be released. So get to it!