January 18, 2006

What good is all the violence in the world... Unless you have toys!

Back in the early 90’s I was a metal head. I know some of you find that hard to believe. Such a quiet, shy and well-reserved gentleman as myself being a disciple of that devil music. Well I was, you’ll just have to accept me for who I am. In fact I still listen to a lot of metal, both modern and from the 80’s and 90’s.

One of my favorite bands from back then was GWAR. I loved this band, their songs where a mix of punk and metal with lyrics that where just for shock factor. They dressed in some pretty unusual costumes and they even had interesting stage shows. The one time I saw them in Chicago they took people from the audience and fed them through a giant meat grinder on stage. The grinder then shot “blood” and ground meat into the audience. Yes, I tried to get into the grinder, no I didn’t make get to get turned into a stage effect. They gave themselves unusual names like Oderous Urungus, Flattus Maximus, Beefcake the Mighty, Jizmak Da Gusha and Balzak the Jaws of Death. They also had some support cast that would appear or do gust songs, one of my favorites guests was the Sexicutioner (hence the title of this post, it's a slaughtering of one of his songs. )

In college I had a poster for GWAR hanging on my wall it had Slymenstra Hymen on it. My blogless buddy Jay came down to visit me one weekend while I was in college, and while drunk decided she was the hottest chic he had ever laid his eyes on. Actually to this day I think he still fantasizes about her.

So why am I giving you all this information. Simply, my buddy Shadoglare of Refractional Darkness sent me an e-mail link. THEY ARE MAKING GWAR ACTION FIGURES!!!!!


Did I mention I loved this band? I have all of their albums, I had a t-shirt… stupid college washing machines, and I know the lyrics to most of their songs. I’m a full-blown Bohab! These guys rock! I need MUST get the entire collection! It is a moral imperative!

Posted by Contagion in Things I find interesting at January 18, 2006 05:24 PM | TrackBack

Dooood. Of course they are making GWAR action figures. ex-GWAR fans have disposable income now!

Like Beavis and Butthead (NOT)

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 18, 2006 06:01 PM

Hehehe I thought you might dig those :)

Posted by: Shadoglare at January 18, 2006 07:08 PM

Damn good thing you got an ebay thingy. Now you can go on the hunt.

Posted by: Tammi at January 18, 2006 07:52 PM

If I had known you would get so excited I would have told you I saw two of these recently....sigh.

Posted by: littlejoe at January 18, 2006 10:29 PM

And you're going to explain to your boys that Daddy plays with dolls, I mean, oops, action figures, HOW?

Posted by: Raging Mom at January 19, 2006 07:53 AM

That's just more fodder for minions at work.

I can see the whole lineup on your desk.

I can see you telling your minions to talk to Jizmak Da Gusha because you're too busy right now.

Posted by: Ogre at January 20, 2006 10:53 AM

... she was known as "Slimy Hymen".. I do believe I have been rendered speechless.....

Posted by: Eric at January 20, 2006 04:13 PM

These figs are going to rock and I hope they are 7' inch not 8! They are making mini versions too? This news has made my bohabian day!

Posted by: TimMetal at January 20, 2006 05:49 PM

More pics of Beefcake action figure

Posted by: edgyrob at February 25, 2006 01:15 PM

You can pre-order them finally!

Posted by: Hammersmith at June 12, 2006 05:26 PM