Get your money ready because Big Baby Jesus needs to secure a place on your action figure shelf.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard AKA O.D.B. was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and remained active and prolific until his untimely death just two days before his 36th birthday in 2004. Now, the legendary rapper is joining Super7‘s expansive ReAction Figures lineup on what would’ve been his 52nd birthday.
The O.D.B. ReAction Figure is a 3.75-inch collectible presented in a vintage style that recalls the scale and style that began with the original Kenner Star Wars collection in 1978. O.D.B. comes on a cardback inspired by the cover of his debut solo album, 1995’s Return to the 36 Chambers.
“It is hard to overstate the influence of the Wu-Tang Clan across pop-culture, and the unfortunate early passing of Ol’ Dirty Bastard,” says Super7 Founder & Owner Brian Flynn. “As we have been able to make ReAction Figures of our favorite punk and metal heroes over the years, as soon as we could get into hip-hop, ODB was the clear first choice. I can still hear the rhymes in my head.”
An early prototype of O.D.B., along with future hip-hop offerings including Run-DMC and Notorious B.I.G. were shown at the Super7 booth at Toy Fair New York this past February.
The O.D.B. ReAction Figure features his signature braids, grill, and mic, and will be available beginning Nov. 30.
Last year, the ODB Estate inked a deal with Fangirl Consulting and Brand Management to help facilitate new collectibles and merch to honor the rapper’s legacy.