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McFarlane Toys adds Slash to its Guitar Hero toy line

Anyone who knows 1980s and early 1990s music knows Guns N’ Roses and their infamous top-hat-wearing guitarist Slash (aka Saul Hudson).

And now a whole new generation of music fans — ones who play video games — like Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock know him, too.

And what does that really mean?

In February they can add him to their toy collections.

McFarlane Toys announced Tuesday that the video game star will have his own Guitar Hero-styled toy to along with other previously announced figures for the popular musical video game.

The Series I figures hitting stores soon feature four fictional characters from the Activision game — Johnny Napalm, Axel Steel, Lars Umlaut and the God of Rock.

But something tells me that Slash’s figure will shred them all.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.

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