It was back during the 2017 Toy Fair in February that I first learned of the Super7 work in progress “ReAction Figures” that would bring Iron Maiden’s famous mascot Eddie to action figure collectors everywhere but unfortunately there was not yet a prototype to see and only scaled cardboard image to examine. Months later at NY Comic Con there were some prototypes to examine but not to purchase. I shared that image as fast as possible on our Official Instagram and am repeating it here for those who might not have been following us yet.
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Now the time for waiting is over, well, kinda sorta since we still have a week to wait until these awesome action figures can be ordered. Behold the full first series of Eddies – There are four in total and each showcases a different character that the famed mascot became on an album or song. I’ve used the company’s official photography since they did such a fine job of presenting them.
You might remember this from about a month or so ago when I shared a new press release from Nodding Frog Limited folks about the upcoming Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast mobile game. Well now we have a trailer so check it out along with the copy they sent us media type folks.
“IT’S HERE! The big unveiling of our kick ass trailer for Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast. Here’s a taste of the story and a look at Eddie as he enters the universe of Legacy of The Beast. (Quick note – as the game’s still under wraps, this is a specially created animated HD trailer built by the development team from in-game models, but not actual game footage).
The story so far…A mysterious force is intent on destroying Eddie, shattering his soul into a million shards. He begins his journey blindsided and stripped of his power, yet still possessing just enough fury to fuel his fight. With each victory, he regains more power and strength, collecting the shards of his soul, supercharging his skills and electrifying his attitude! Bear witness below.”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Back then I maintained that this made me think fondly of the “Ed Hunter” CD because it was not only a kick ass greatest hits collection but it had a gaming CD component to it as well. It was a first person shooter like “Doom” but from the looks of the trailer we are in for one massive treat. I’ll keep sharing the updates as I see them and until that time keep checking your Facebook timeline every forty seconds to let us know your every move and taking photos of the food you are eating because you know those friends who hate that stuff need to be kept annoyed. For now I will be honing my skills on the mobile with continued haphazard practice on “Subway Surfer” and “Hungry Shark” and to keep me thinking I have just installed “Bejewelled” and “Scrabble”. Now I will ask again, what do you readers think of this pending development? Will you be keeping some necessary space on your device by limiting your photos of food, drink and the ever prominent selfie? Let us know in the comments section and until we see “Iron Maiden Legacy Of The Beast” in the Google Play Store (we are Android users here) I leave you with a rousing “Up The Irons”.
You have to give credit to a band like Iron Maiden because not only are they one of the best providers of Metal music ever, but even now after thirty years of doing their thing prove that they are stronger than ever in bringing this message to the masses. In addition to their very healthy crop of incendiary albums, they have released numerous live recordings, video concerts and greatest hits packages that let us stock our shelves and keep mascot Eddie pleased. 2010 is almost at a close and The Maiden shows no sign of stopping and in the eyes of the Metal masses this is a very good thing. We’ve covered a number of the group’s releases, videos and shows on the website so to learn what we had to say about them you can just click HERE to search the website for any content relating to Iron Maiden – “Up The Irons!”