If you read the title of this article and couldn’t wait to click and read, then you know why a Scott Ian Action Figure is important. The rest of you are thinking: “Who the eff is Scott Ian?”
Well, he was only the founder of ’80s metal titans Anthrax, the crunchiest guitarist on the planet, co-founder of Anthrax offshoot crossover band Stormtroopers of Death, he mixed rap and metal long before Korn and Limp Bizkit, he is a huge comic book fan, and he popularized shaving the word NOT into one’s chest hair. Who wouldn’t want this master of metal to be commemorated in an action figure? And who wouldn’t want their kid to have said action figure (until they are old enough to move out, and you can reclaim it for your own action figure collection).
Standing 8 inches tall, this resembles ‘70s-style action figures. His tattoos are “accurately reproduced,” along with a black-and-purple hair ladder growing from his chin, cool green shorts and a black pentagram shirt. We’ll leave it up to you to remove the shirt and see if his chest hair is shaved.
If your kid is not quite the metal head (yet), but, like a lot of youngsters these days, shows an affinity for hip-hop, you might wanna bust out “I’m the Man” on his or her too-cool-for-school butt. Back in ’87, Anthrax concocted a rap-metal tune called “I’m the Man,” which celebrated the band’s rap-centricities. A tongue-in-cheek experiment, it was nonetheless a fantastic tribute to both genres of music, employing familiar samples and atypical lyrics, setting Anthrax among the first to bring rap to metal audiences.
Shortly thereafter, around 1992, the boys in Anthrax hooked up with rap mega-force Public Enemy to release a metal version of “Bring the Noise.” The partnership began when Chuck D caught wind that Scott Ian was fond of wearing Public Enemy shirts on stage. The result was a monstrous metal-rap single that bridges racial and genre lines.
Though, like most bands their age, Anthrax has been through some lineup changes, one constant has always been present. Scott “Not” Ian. Now he’s forever frozen in plastic, immortalized like the music he helped create.