Monday, August 1, 2011

Beastie Boys Unleash Collector's Edition Action Figures For Charity

Well here's some news that hits several levels of nostalgia all at once. FN favorites the Beastie Boys, fresh off releasing the excellent (and still-kind-of-confusingly-named) Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 and the accompanying Spike Jonze-helmed music video for "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win," have announced that you can now create your own excellent adventures for the B-Boys with a new set of Collector's Edition Action Figures:

"To celebrate summer and renaissance all up across this fair piece, as well as the release of the video for Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win, we are making a select few sets of our very own B-Boys action figures available for purchase. Yes! These are the very same dashing figures that you feast your eyes on in the video. Produced by Nowhere Ltd. / Bathing Ape, these are some real limited edition, explicit, bottle service/ v.i.p. type items. And no, we are not trying to take you for all your Mozarell."

Regarding that last line - the figure sets cost $750 a pop (just $50 less than Bj√∂rk's Biophilia Ultimate Edition release with the tuning forks), but the bulk of the proceeds go to two great charities that focus on helping kids with cancer, The Pablove Foundation and Alex's Lemonade Stand. Additionally, each set comes with a two-disc deluxe edition of the 1999 Beasties anthology The Sounds of Science. Hit up the Beastie Boys' store for more info, and get some ideas on how you can best play around with the action figures if you bust them out of their cases by watching the full 11-minute version of "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" below the jump.