SLAYER have once again partnered with designer toy and apparel company Super7 to create the “Live Undead” three-pack set which is set to arrive this Wednesday, August 19. Inspired by the band’s 1984 “live” EP, it features the undead band members as 3.75-inch ReAction figures.
Well, 3 of the band members at least.
The badass display set seems to be missing then drummer Dave Lombardo who you can see in ‘corpse-form’ on the cover of the EP.
Lombardo, who currently plays with such acts as SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS, MR. BUNGLE and DEAD CROSS, was fired from SLAYER after sitting out of the group’s Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with his fellow bandmembers. He was subsequently replaced by Paul Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER’s drummer from 1992 until 2001.
Now granted Dave may have vacated the band in some less than desirable circumstances, however he was a very prominent and founding member of the thrash legends. (He also just happens to be an incredible drummer. I mean the guy is an absolute fireball.)
And he played on the ‘Live Undead’ EP.
Anyways, 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, MISFITS and KING DIAMOND.
When the SLAYER “Show No Mercy” ReAction figure was first released in February 2019, Flynn described his personal connection to the band, saying: “Growing up in the ’80s, 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.”
Here’s a look at the new set…
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Emerging this Wednesday (8/19): SLAAAYEER! The collaboration of Super7 with heavy metal legends @slayerbandofficial continues with the Live Undead 3-Pack! Inspired by the band’s 1984 “live” EP it features the undead band members as 3.75″ ReAction Figures with the bleeding headstone right out of the record’s cover art. The set comes with 2 guitar accessories packaged in a graveyard window box. #slaaayeer #slayerband #slayer #liveundead #reactionfigures #super7