Toy company Mezco
Toyz has announced a set of new action figures honoring slain rapper Notorious
B.I.G. as well as rap icons Public Enemy with 9" replicas of the rappers.
in 2000, has produced the first Notorious B.I.G. figure ever released. B.I.G.,
was gunned down in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum in March 1997.
The rapper is featured
in the trademark white cloth suit worn in his last hit video "Hypnotized,"
along with a removable hat, replicated jewelry and a cane, which he was using
due to an accident that shattered his leg shortly before his untimely demise.
Public Enemy also
has been embodied in a 9" action figure. Chuck D. comes with a gold chain,
signature jacket and hat and is featured posing with his fist in the air. Public
Enemy hypeman and rapper Flavor Flav is featured showing off his signature gold
teeth, along with various accessories including his sunglasses and jewelry.
The new dolls come
on the heels of Mezco Toyz' worldwide success with their 2002 run of licensed
Run-DMC dolls that featured Run, DMC and the late Jam Master Jay.
and Flavor Flav dolls are expected to begin shipping in fall of 2006 on Mezco
Toyz' official website, www.mezcotoyz.com.