Tenured readers of the PiercingMetal website know full well about our support of the Toy Industry for our Pop Culture narratives. We’ve been attending NY Comic Con and the Toy Fair for just about a decade now and with the latter event happening in the coming days, I am pleased to share one of the latest offerings from the amazing Super7 company. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Super7®, the San Francisco based toy and pop-culture lifestyle design house, is pleased to announce its latest collaboration with heavy metal legend Slayer, the Show No Mercy ReAction Figure. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Inc. worldwide Agent for Slayer. Formed in 1981 in Huntington Park, CA, American thrash metal band Slayer are considered one of the greatest metal bands in history with twelve albums and over 20 million records sold.
Super7’s® Show No Mercy Figure features the iconic Minotaur from the cover of Slayer’s 1983 debut album and is the newest addition to their popular 3.75-inch ReAction Figure line. This release continues Super7’s® tradition of taking iconic music and entertainment properties and giving them a unique nostalgic twist.
Super7® founder and owner Brian Flynn described his personal connection to Slayer saying, “Growing up in the 80’s, punk rock, skateboarding and metal were heavily intertwined. I learned about Slayer first from their ads and reviews in Thrasher Magazine. Needless to say, as teenage kids we were hooked on all things extreme, and Slayer took it to the next level. Still to this day, Slayer is on heavy rotation both personally and at the office, and 14-year old me could not be happier than to make a figure out of the artwork I drew onto folders, notebook covers, and blue lined paper for years. Show No Mercy!”
The Show No Mercy ReAction Figure will be released in February 2019 in conjunction with New York Toy Fair. The 2019 Slayer tour begins in March and goes through the summer when more dates will be announced.
About Global Merchandising Services: Global Merchandising Services are a music artist, celebrity and brand merchandise company. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Global is a licensing powerhouse with best in class design, product development, manufacturing and direct-to-consumer sales. Global executes and delivers business through all channels of retail distribution, live events, web stores, pop-up stores, brand origination and development, sponsorship, endorsements and third-party licensing. As the exclusive partner for its extensive roster of musical artists and brands, Global develops unique and innovative merchandise programs for its clients. Winner of 7 Licensing Industry Awards, from best celebrity license programs to product awards, acknowledging Global’s expertise and ability to deliver on a worldwide basis for its clients. For more information see the link at the close of this narrative.
About Super7®: Super7® is the premier pop-culture design house and producer of lifestyle-oriented collectibles, toys and apparel based in San Francisco. Led by designer Brian Flynn, Super7® has harnessed the graphics, aesthetics and energy of his youthful obsession with science fiction, giant monsters, comic books, punk rock, skateboarding, robots and rebellion to build a unique and innovative business that crosses all categories and is not bound by traditional manufacturing boundaries. Besides its own branded products, Super7 has also designed, manufactured, and distributed officially licensed programs for Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, the original Alien and Planet of the Apes movies, as well as for music legends Iron Maiden, the Misfits, and King Diamond. Super7® now brings that same unique aesthetic to its new line, Supersports™ by Super7®, to create a new multi-category line of unique collectibles for sport fans worldwide and lead by its brand-new licensing agreement with Major League Baseball. For more information see the link at the close of this narrative.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Unholy Sh*t my friends, this menacing minion of the Darkest Depths of Hell is a must have for any collector of Metal related memorabilia and toy collectors of a certain focus. I love it and have really enjoyed all of the stuff that Super7 is dishing out. Of course, I should stress that this is not a Minotaur in the eyes of any Slayer fan and is instead Baphomet (look it up, you’ll see the uncanny likeness). It’s probably easier to sell this with the slightly different branding. I loved their “Masters Of The Universe” line of figures and what self-respecting Metal fan wasn’t over the moon about their Iron Maiden Eddies and the King Diamond and Misfits assorted Fiends. Whew. Start setting aside some cash because there is plenty more to come and in case you didn’t know this yet – PiercingMetal will once again be exploring the annual Toy Fair at Javits Center this weekend. I’ll be passing by the Super7 folks for sure along with numerous other exhibitors that I’ve focused on over the last few years for our Toys & Collectibles features. Remember to follow that link up above where I listed two “Shameless Plugs”. What do you collectors think of this latest ReAction figure? Will you be purchasing? Remember you need one for the package to keep sealed and one to open for your desk. Chime in down below.