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Slash is a doll - literally

Slash is a doll, but he's all action
Slash is a doll, but he's all action

Scores of women across the globe would agree that Slash is quite a doll. And now guys can share that very same sentiment, thanks to the new Slash Guitar Hero doll - oh, wait, 'action figure,' that's more like it.

From Spawn.com, the home of McFarlane Toys, the Slash Guitar Hero action figure, coming in February 2009, is just the thing to rock your bookcase, TV screen, bathroom, amp, car dashboard - wherever you put him, he brings the 'tude.

Slash specs

Pretty cool-looking, huh? The Slash Guitar Hero figure measures 11 inches at the top of his hat. And you can twist him in a variety of extreme rock poses, as there's articulation at the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. We don't know if he has a kung fu grip, but that's besides the point. The figure includes a guitar and stands atop a 5 by 3 1/2-inch deep Guitar Hero logo base.

Slash as a little doll

This isn't the first time Slash has been immortalized as an action figure. In 2005, McFarlane Toys issued the Slash Boxed Set, a six-inch version of the Velvet Revolver and onetime Guns N' Roses guitarist in classic stance that included a Les Paul guitar, two Marshall amp and speaker cabinets and a larger stage-style base. You can still order it too.

So collect 'em, trade 'em with your friends. Rock out with little Slash. He'll be your new BFF.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.