Funko’s Pop! Rocks London Toy Fair announcements include Aerosmith, Slipknot, ZZ Top

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At London Toy Fair, Funko announced a sizable update to its Pop! Rocks line of musician vinyl figures.

ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons (brown beard), Dusty Hill (blond beard) and Frank Beard (no beard) have been rocking since 1969. The Rock Hall of Famers are 15 albums deep into their career, with the latest, 2012’s La Futura, garnering positive reviews from critics.

For the last six decades, Willie Nelson music has appeared on US country singles charts. The 86-year-old is still an active performer and an active activist, most recently raising money for presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke. His new single, “Vote ‘Em Out,” is fairly self-explanatory.

Aerosmith‘s most recent appearance saw the band hit national airwaves with a performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

English band Motorhead combined punk with metal to form a barrage of sound. One of the most successful acts to come from either genre, Motorhead’s legacy includes a 2005 Grammy for best metal performance.

James Brown is known as the godfather of soul, and with a hit list spanning over five decades, he’s contributed a large catalog of music to the art form.

Salt-N-Pepa were early pioneers in their genre, and their certified platinum single, Push It, never really left the public consciousness since its debut in the late ’80s.

Eazy-E rose to prominence as a member of N.W.A, but he was also a platinum-selling solo artist. His music career lasted approximately a decade, until he succumbed to complications from AIDS in 1995.

Canadian country/pop artist Shania Twain is one of the top-selling acts in modern music. Her Pop! Vinyl figure depicts Twain as she appears in her video for 1998 single That Don’t Impress Me Much.

Slipknot took a niche genre and molded it for the masses, creating a new generation of metal fans with its varied compositions and unique live performances. The band’s most recent release, 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind, debuted at No. 1 overall in America.

Lil Wayne established himself as a star with a string of popular hits and guest appearances on other artist’s albums before founding his own record imprint, Young Money, and bringing new talents like Nicki Minaj and Drake to the forefront of pop culture.

Slayer played its last show in November 2019, but that doesn’t mean the band is going away. These new Pop! Vinyl figures join an ever-growing list of merchandise from one of the most consistent bands to ever make metal.

Weezer is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in Rivers Cuomo, the band’s frontman. Catch them at Hella Mega Tour this year with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and The Interrupters.

Swedish metal band Ghost built itself a unique fan base with its sacrilegious imagery, accessible songwriting and world building that creates shrouds of mystery around everything the band does. One of Ghost’s most recent creations, the character/band member Papa Nihil, will receive a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure release that’s exclusive to Hot Topic stores.


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