For arcade gamers, the continue screen was the final insult before returning home, a glaring reminder that the player had run out of quarters.
In many titles, the continue screen was nothing more than a simple countdown, but Capcom games like Final Fight and Street Fighter II took it to the next level, showing the player's character battered and beaten or—in the case of Final Fight—about to be blown up.
Now Embrace Japan is recreating those memories with the "Continue? Portrait" line of PVC figures. Consisting of the first 12 world warriors, the line shows the defeated characters waiting for players to put another quarter in and restart the fight. Each portrait sits on a small black platform with the iconic "Continue?" written on it.
The figures look to be a nice throwback to Street Fighter's roots, but no details about pricing or release are available at this time.