Funko, the popular vinyl collectible toy company known for its highly collectible Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures spent the day Monday (January 21st) revealing new products all day today at London Toy Fair, including several new artist collaborations. Among the bands that Funko has partnered with are Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost And Motörhead, ZZ Top, and Weezer. Also revealed at the ToyFair were Pops for Eazy-E, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Lil Wayne, Salt N Pepa, and James Brown. Check out product mockups of the new collaborations below. Ghost Cult broke the news last year that Funko was planning at Papa Emeritus Pop. These new Pops are avaialble for pre-order now! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks figures in the past include Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and Rob Zombie. Continue reading
Super7 Toys will release more ReAction figures of Iron Maiden, Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits next week! Iron Maiden figures will be avaialble on 1/22 and include Limited Edition Wave 2 assortment: Stranger In A Strange Land Eddie (with CLOTH overcoat)! The Number of the Beast Album Cover Devil! Piece of Mind Eddie! Live After Death Eddie! Somewhere In Time Eddie (with CLEAR cyborg skull)! Flight Of Icarus 7-inch Single Eddie (with wings AND flame thrower)! Twilight Zone 7-inch Single Spectral Eddie!. The “None More Black” Ghost, Motörhead, and Misfits versions of existing figures will be avaialble on 1/24 from the Super7 webstore. Continue reading
According to a published report from the Mirror, NWOBHM legend Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who flies the band on tours, has been made an honorary Royal Air Force (RAF) Group Captain. The heavy metal legend was enrolled as a member of the 601 (County of London) Squadron this week as a reward for his long-term support of the RAF. According to the article Dickinson, 61 has a net worth around £90 million trained as a pilot after taking a break from Iron Maiden in the 1990s. He rejoined in 1999, flying his bandmates in Ed Force One, an adapted Boeing 747. The plane’s livery includes the band’s logo and mascot, Eddie, painted on the tail. Continue reading
As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading
There’s a wonderfully surreal moment in The Simpsons when Abe Simpson inexplicably proclaims, “the Swedish are coming! The Swedish are coming!”. Well, tonight in frosty Birmingham, that’s exactly what’s happening. Hailing from the land of Abba, Ikea, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, three of the finest exponents of melodic death metal have landed in Blighty to bang heads and kick bottom. Continue reading
Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden have teamed up with unstoppable collectibles company Funko for a series of Funko Pop! Rocks vinyl figures in the form of their great mascot Eddie! The team-up was announced in a blog post to Funko’s website! Four different versions of Eddie, the iconic mascot of IRON MAIDEN, are available for pre-order. The figures capture Eddie in forms relating to the band’s first four LPs: “Pop! Iron Maiden Eddie”, “Pop! Killers Eddie”, “Pop! Number Of The Beast Eddie” and “Pop! Piece of Mind Eddie”. The post indicated that this series is only “wave one reimagining Eddie’s appearances,” implying that more figures will be coming in the future. Like much of their iconic album artwork, Eddie was created by artist Derrek Riggs.
Iron Maiden and West Ham United have joined forces for Die With Your Boots On, a unique collaboration between the two greats of their field. Named after the 1983 song of the same name and driven by die-hard West Ham fan and founding member of the band Steve Harris, this partnership brings together two institutions with shared origins in London’s East End. Harris has been flying the flag for West Ham on stage for decades, with his bass guitar even featuring the club’s iconic logo. His love for the Hammers goes back to 1965, as he recollects, “I went to see West Ham play against Newcastle when I was 9 and my mate was 10. We jumped on a bus and went to the game, and they won 4-3 and that was it. I was hooked!” Continue reading