It sucks that I have an incomplete Metallica set.
I mean… had I known I needed to have a complete set of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, and Nirvana Funko Pops… I would have had completed it.
I think they only produced a Kurt Cobain pop and I don’t have that. I have a Slash pop… but I do not own the pop versions of Axl Rose and Duff McKagan.
And yeah, I have James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo but I kind of miss the presence of Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett.
Jon Bon Jovi, by the way?
Anyway, I was never a fan of 80s (especially electronic bands) but heavy metal bands like the aforementioned groups or other acts from that generation are a different story. I think Detroit Rock City is an underrated wonder and there was a time when I had a dream that I was the kid reporter in Almost Famous.
Basically, the bands that were featured on Rockstar: INXS and Rockstar: Supernova… I dig.
Speaking of Rockstar: Supernova… maybe there’s a chance to have a Jason Newsted pop?
Metallica is an awesome band that is both angry and appealing despite its genre. For a heavy metal rock band, they garnered a mainstream following, they don't look like glammed-out dweebs (I also kind of cringe at bands with over-the-top looks), and they have a good singer in Hetfield.
Enter Sandman is always a favorite and when Brock Lesnar used it as a walkout theme back in his UFC days, you can’t help but mark out. Also, Sandman’s WWE run is not the same without this tune. Of course, he walked out of the bleachers back in his ECW days with a beer in hand and with the song glaring in the background. If a beloved song can’t get the crowd riled up, then I don’t know what will.
Nothing Else Matters is another song I like. I don’t really like the shouty type of throat-ending jams of the generation (as I said, I am not a fan of the 80s) but things with "range" like this song as well as Fade to Black and One but I also like their other headbang songs like Seek and Destroy and the ultra-awesome Master of Puppets.
Next to that awesome hit Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets could have been an awesome entrance theme to any indy wrestling darling or MMA fighter.
But Enter Sandman is their most awesome song.
That alone is the reason why I bought a Funko… and will complete their set… when the opportunity presents itself.
Have you seen how much and how scarce the Lars Ulrich pop is now?