launched in the summer of 2011 with an uber-cool Johnny Winter figure, a limited-edition 7" polyresin bobblehead packaged in a multi-panel box. It featured a button on the figure's base, that when pushed Johnny screams "rock 'n' roll"! The figure quickly sold out and was been praised by fans and the press alike. About.com Blues
said, "Holding his guitar and topped with his familiar black hat, this Johnny Winter figure would look great standing guard by your stereo."
A few months later, Guitar Gods announced two more limited-edition "Guitar Gods" figures in the form of Wayne Kramer (MC5) and James Williamson (The Stooges), both musicians named in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." As a member of Detroit's punk icons MC5, Kramer fused electric blues, high-energy rock 'n' roll, and free-jazz (think Sun Ra) in the creation of an entirely new musical blueprint. Williamson contributed to the Stooges' landmark Raw Power album, and continued to record with Stooges' frontman Iggy Pop on albums like Kill City and New Values. Both guitarists have been immensely influential on a generation of punk and rock artists.
This summer, Guitar Gods will release a Johnny Winter 1976 "Captured Live" figure. The first figure has sold extremely well, and is nearly sold out. Johnny wanted to have another one portraying his early career, so the natural choice was the "Captured Live" look.
All Guitar Gods figures are now available for purchase on this website or See Of Sound and will also be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group - a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986. Guitar God is a sister company of Aggronautix
, an organization specializing in punk rock and counter culture collectibles.