Super7 — the same company that brought you King Diamond, Iron Maiden and Misfits-themed ReAction Figures — has revealed the latest offering in their line of metal-themed toys for the discerning collector: "Minotaur," a three-inch plastic model of Slayer's demonic goat-man character from the cover of the thrashers' 1983 debut album Show No Mercy.
Featuring a cape and sword accessories and sleek packaging inspired by the iconic cover, the figure features a chiseled chest, furry legs and combat boots, and is topped with a spooky goat head complete with a glowing, flaming crown and blood-red eyes for an authentic recreation of the infamous character, which was painted by a friend's dad, based on photos he took of how the group stood during live performances.
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The toy retails for $15 and is available now on the Super7 website. The company started as a magazine devoted to exploring obscure vintage Japanese toys in 2001, with the owners eventually incorporating their "backgrounds in punk rock, skateboarding, fanzines, design, and production" to create a product they wished was available elsewhere. Currently their retail location is situated in San Francisco's Mission District.