The Beastie Boys have teamed up with toy designers Super7 for a series of “Sabotage” inspired action figures.
The three toys feature Ad Rock, MCA and Mike D dressed as alter-egos from the 1994 music video for ‘Sabotage’.
In the Spike Jonze-directed visuals, the Beastie Boys play fictional movie stars in a 1970s crime drama, with MCA as Nathan Wind as Cochese, Ad-Rock as Vic Colfari as Bobby, ‘El Novato’, and Mike D in Alasondro Alegré’s in. ‘El Jefe’.
Super7 action figures stay true to these characters and cost 20 dollars (17 euros) each. They are available to pre-order individually or as a set here and will ship in September.
Super 7 has turned members of Ghost, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Misfits and Rith DMC into action figures: “Music inspires everything Super7 does and we all have songs and artists that are the soundtrack to our lives.”
Earlier this year, the Beastie Boys were celebrated by the New York City Council, which renamed the Lower East Side street at the corner of Ludlow Street and Rivington Street in their honor.
The band made a name for themselves in the street on the cover of “Paul’s Boutique”. The new sign will recognize the achievements of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.
“As many of us know, once the Beastie Boys came on the scene, they really changed the game of hip-hop,” said Councilman Christopher Marte. “I see it as a celebration. A celebration for the Lower East Side, a celebration for hip-hop, and above all, a celebration for our community, which has been organizing for a long time to make this happen.”
In July, the Beastie Boys released a limited 4xLP reissue of their 1992 album “Check Your Head” to celebrate their 30th anniversary.