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Celebrating its fifth year, Iron-Cow Productions is pleased to unveil its latest line of figures, a departure from the previous Batman and X-Men themed lines. This time around we have a series of custom Minimates, based mostly on various rock musicians, with a few ‘Online Heroes’ tossed in for good measure.



First up are two different sets of White Stripes figures. Details about the Stripes' origins are still sketchy at best. When the duo emerged with their self-titled album on indie label Sympathy For The Record industry

in 1999, two years after they first started gigging around their native Detroit, they claimed to be brother and sister, the youngest two siblings in a family of seven children. As their profile grew, rumors

began to surface that the pair were actually ex-husband and wife. Whatever the case, Jack and Meg White always dress to impress when rocking to the beats. This first set shows the White Stripes as seen from their self-titled CD.


This second set of White Stripes Minimates shows the duo as seen in recent publicity photos.


They’re musicians, they’re actors, they’re comedians. While the folk- metal duo of actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass began as a skit, they now have a Tenacious D CD with very respectable sales and a sold-out

tour. In addition to that, they are now immortalized in plastic, which will be here long after we’re all dead and gone. Never have slackers been so hard working.


People who complain that all hip-hop sounds the same have never listened to OutKast, who've given hip-hop a new language of flamboyance and ambition. This Grammy award winning duo, comprised of artists Big Boi and Andre 3000, have opened the doors to a whole world of fans. Now Iron-Cow Prod. is happy to present the first of a series of OutKast Minimates. Look for more fun fashions in the near future.


Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard (guitars, keyboards, vox), Nick Harmer (bass), Jason McGerr (drums), and Chris Walla (guitars, keyboards), presents a polished version of the heartstring-tugging formula that has earned the Washington state quartet its cultish following: melodic, melancholy songs about feeling both smart and confused, hopelessly romantic but wary of love. A fav among the critics and the fans, Death Cab make a fine addition to any shelf, whether through music or their toys.


The Mars Volta members Cedric Bixler Zavala (vocals) and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (guitar) want to reinvent the face of rock as we know it. But first they have a few Zeppelin/Santana fetishes to work through. With terrific power and voodoo energy, drums flail and guitars crunch; what better way to celebrate their newfound incarnations in plastic?


Continuing the line of “real people” customs, Iron-Cow Prod. is happy to present the first ever Airmax figure. Many of you know Pierre (Airmax) from his posts on both RTM and Ring of Collectors, and if you ever have the chance to meet him, you’ll know why he’s so universally liked. He’s a great guy and a good friend to many of us on the boards. What many people don’t know is that not only is Airmax a master customizer, but he’s also a fashionable one at that. Not to mention his shoe fetish. The Airmax figure comes with 37 different sets of interchangeable Nikes, the perfect accessory to face any of life’s challenges.


Often referred to as the 800 pound gorilla of the customizing world (Toy Otter Productions, Ltd.), Iron-Cow has made a name for himself by constantly expanding his artistic vision through his illustration and his

custom toys. Whether he’s customizing for Hollywood celebrities or helping out the little guy, Iron-Cow has always tried to be a source of inspiration for others, just as so many have been an inspiration for



Is it easy being indestructible? Rex Ganon has the entire nation of  Ameriko buying merchandise and cheering his name. A screenplay is in the works and it seems no enemy nor adventure can best him. Not

to mention he gets to go to all the hot parties and movie premieres. So of course he's secretly miserable. What’s worse is that now he’s a freakin’ Minimate, and he never signed off on it for approval. Well, okay, maybe he did… after the fact… and a lot of negotiations. Either way, Iron-Cow Prod. is please to announce the first in hopefully a series of Rex Ganon minimates. Is he truly indestructible? You’ll have

to find out for yourself. At your own risk, of course!


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