Raving Toy Maniac
& CustomCon 10 Present
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
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
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!