Review by JoshB
Iron Maiden's 1986 album "Somewhere in time" was a revelation. I was 13, and it was the perfect combination of British heavy metal and sci-fi artwork. EVERYONE was learning how to play the intro to "Wasted Years" on their guitar.
But as much as I was captivated by the music, I was obsessed with the cover art. Painted by Derek Riggs, the album art featured Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, as a futuristic cyborg. If that wasn't awesome enough, the futuristic backdrop contained dozens of easter eggs relating to other Iron Maiden songs as well as British pop culture and other science fiction properties. You could stare at that cover for YEARS and not see everything. I used to try and draw Eddie and I think I can attribute part of my artistic journey to this album.
Super7 has been doing some music-focused ReAction figures and there is practically an entire sub-line devoted to Iron Maiden. This is one of those toys.
The card art focuses mostly on Eddie, with a little bit of the album art in the background. The card keeps the retro aesthetic with the size and shape of vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures, right down to the color band around the artwork.
Eddie is great off the card. Out of context he would fit right in with your cantina aliens from Star Wars. He's 5 points of articulation, so only the head, arms and legs move.
The figure is pretty much flawless. No QC issues, and the paint and sculpt are tight. There's even a clear dome on his head that lets you see his brain!
Eddie comes with two blasters that store in the legs, but can be held in either hand. You'll have to watch the review to see those.
I love this figure, and I can see how tempting it could be to go down this rabbit hole. Super7 makes carded versions of all the classic Eddies but also makes a blind-box version with all kinds of variants.
|Posted 7 December, 2021 - 13:15 by JoshB|