McFarlane Toys announces a line of Guitar Hero figures…wait, what?

[As originally posted on Tomopop]

When I think of games I’d like to see produce some figures, Guitar Hero isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Actually, it’s not even the third or fourth (those are Imagine Babiez and Pet Shop Monogotari). But hey, a good figure is a good figure, no matter its origins. Except this isn’t a good figure. This doesn’t even begin to approach the basic requirements of a “Good Toy” classification — that is, unless the qualifications have recently been changed to “truck-stop-hooker-faced butt rocker that looks like it was carved out of soap at a summer camp for special needs children.”

Just look at the thing. Would you guess it has 15 moving parts? I didn’t until I read that such was the case. If McFarlane Toys was attempting to make a dynamic figure look as static and rigid as possible, then hey, bang-up job, guys, but I’m guessing that’s not quite what they were going for.

But hope remains in the world of perplexing Guitar Hero figures. Following the execrable Axel Steel are the characters most would prefer to see made: Johnny Napalm, Lars Umlaut and the God of Rock. An image of Umlaut has popped up on the Spawn forums, allaying fears that future figures in the line will follow the style of Axel Steel with a set of perfectly sculpted, totally metal man-boobs. The pieces will run you between $10 and $15, though when you’ll be able to plunk down your hard earned cash for even more Guitar Hero paraphernalia to clutter your home is unknown.

[Via MTV MultiplayerThanks, Joe!]

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