LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: (L to R) Musicians Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett, of Metallica, perform at The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Benefit at the Wiltern Theater on May 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Funko is an American company that manufactures band licensed pop culture collectible figures. Founded in 1998, the company recently has exploded in popularity with not just rock collectibles but movie icons and more, from Betty Boop, Captain Crunch to Star Wars.
Last year, I ordered the limited edition Eddie Van Halen figure. It’s really cool as it captures Eddie mid-air with his trademark “Jump” move. The company is coming up on its 25th anniversary and is showing no signs of slowing down. Now they are teaming up with Walmart for a line of live concert-themed figures- Metallica’s Live Master of Puppets 1986 tour and Kiss’ “Alive II” Tour 1978 and AC/DC in concert. They retail around $49.88. Watch your adult kid blow his mind if they get one just in time for Christmas. That’s a small hint for me if anyone is paying attention.
Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock.
When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity.
“CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle