McFARLANE'S POP CULTURE MASTERWORKS LAUNCHES NEW ERA IN COLLECTIBLES
Led Zeppelin 1 First Product in New Line
Friday, November 18, 2005
Everyone remembers the first album that changed their life. You can still feel the excitement of that opening guitar lick or drum beat, and those lyrics that speak directly to you -- comforting you, energizing you, reminding you. This is the music that has provided the soundtrack for countless numbers of your best memories.
Everyone has a favorite film and can recall with vivid clarity the movie moments that made them laugh, cry or scream with fright. Horror. Fantasy. Drama. Comedy. And more. There is a genre of film for every taste, and every weekend for the past century theaters around the globe have been packed with audiences eager for the next thrill. The next unforgettable memory, created to deliver the viewer into the fantastic world of storytelling.
Music and film are two of the key ingredients that make up our collective memory of daily life and entertainment -- in short, this is popular culture.
With all of that in mind, McFarlane Toys ushers in a new era in collectibles and brings well-known imagery to new levels of sculpted realism with McFarlane's Pop Culture Masterworks. Classic Rock'n'Roll album covers and iconic movie posters are transformed from two-dimensional pictures into modern three-dimensional sculptures. Thus, bringing those seminal pop culture elements to life in a wholly original fashion that allows fans and enthusiasts a new way to celebrate some of their most cherished memories.
First in the series is LED ZEPPELIN 1. All of the eye-popping detail of the original cover artwork is captured in this re-creation of Led Zeppelin's incendiary debut album. Considered by many to be the band's best, this landmark in rock history should be part of every fan's collection.
McFarlane Toys' artists have crafted this exquisitely detailed re-creation using both modern sculpting methods and the ancient techniques of forced perspective in order to pull the flat imagery in a new direction that is both visually stunning and original, while remaining true to the source material.
Led Zeppelin 1 comes to life in a 7-inch by 7-inch by 2 3/4-inch format that can be wall mounted or -- using the retractable easel-back -- displayed on a desk, table or in a display case as a tribute to one of the world's greatest Rock'n'Roll bands.
The first movie poster scheduled to get the McFarlane touch will be Steven Spielberg's 1975 mega-blockbuster Jaws. One of the biggest moneymakers of the last 30 years, the poster's image of an enormous shark racing up underwater toward an unsuspecting swimmer is one of the most recognizable images in American cinema. The film scared a generation of beachgoers right out of the water, and gave sharks a bad name the world over for decades to come.
The fan interest in McFarlane's Pop Culture Masterworks is enormous, as McFarlane brings some of pop culture's most enduring images to collectors in a new format, opening up a world of collectibles with a virtually unlimited resource of music and movies from all genres. With an eye on affordability, McFarlane Toys proves once again that it has its finger on the pulse of pop culture.
Visit Spawn.com for the latest information on McFarlane's Pop Culture Masterworks, as we have a wide range of items slated for this all-new category of products.
To see images and a QuickTime VR movie giving you a 360-degree view of McFarlane's Led Zeppelin I, go here.
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