Update: In spite of my research to find other S.H Figurarts figures of musical acts from Bandai, I missed that the yellow-jacket version of Freddie Mercury already existed. You can purchase him today from BBTS for $79.99- in stock now!
Damn right, we are the champions! Check out this new S.H. Figurarts Freddie Mercury figure from Bandai!
Freddie , the legendary lead singer of Queen (who passed away far, far too soon) is memorialized in a new S.H. Figuarts action figure made by Bandai. He has an MSRP of $59.99 and can be preordered today. He will ship April 2020.
No one else sounded like Freddie Mercury, and really, no one else looked like him. This particular figure represents Freddie in his famous 1985 Live Aid concert costume. For me as a kid, I was hooked by Bohemian Rhapsody (I listened to that record endlessly with my dad), and knew the music video of Freddie all clean shaven with long hair and that Discoesque jumpsuit. It was such a surprise to see that this Freddie Mercury, with his short hair, mustache, and tight jeans become the more iconic look of the irreplaceable Queen lead singer.
While NECA, Super7, Pop Culture Shock, and even Funko are pretty well known for adding bands, singers, and metal mascots to their portfolio, I personally can’t think of any other musicians in the S.H. Figurarts line from Bandai. If you know of more, please let me know in the comments, but I’m hopeful that this Freddie Mercury will be the first of many amazing singers and musical acts coming from Bandai.
- 5.90 inches (15cm)
- Made of plastic
- Queen front man
- Highly articulated
- Live Aid version
- Freddie Mercury figure
- 3 Pair of hands
- 2 Face plates
- Mic stand