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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Iron Maiden?!? Excellent!!!!
From the Who'da Thunkit Department: Iron Maiden Heroclix.
These prepainted minis are based on Eddie, the mascot that appears in various incarnations on all the album covers and stage shows of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. They even come with a stats card, with powers based on the songs from the album on which that version of Eddie appears.
This particular figure comes from the Killers album--I was hoping for The Trooper, but since these are blind purchases, it's the luck of the draw. Still pretty cool.
On reflection, it shouldn't be surprising that IM licenses a gaming property. After all, Maiden songs come from some of the same sources as D&D and other fantasy/SF games: Conan, Dune, etc.