Beastie Boys Action Figures ‘Win’ Big for Cancer Research
Want to own a unique piece of Beastie Boys history? MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D have got you covered.
For a mere $750 (hey, the proceeds are going to charity), you can have your very own set of the Beastie Boys action figures that appear in their ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’ video. That’s the fourth single off the band’s ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part Two’ album, for those of you keeping track at home.
The video, with a running time of 11 minutes and Spike Jonze as director, is more of an epic mini-movie. It features the rockin’ rap trio in action figure form, embarking on the kind of ass-kicking adventure only they could have. And now “a select few sets” of those very same miniature Beasties are up for sale on the band’s website.
“These are some real limited edition, explicit, bottle service/V.I.P. type items,” reads a post from the Boys. “And no, we are not trying to take you for all your Mozarell.”
That last line is their way of reminding you that all proceeds will benefit a pair of worthwhile charities: the Pablove Foundation fund for pediatric cancer research and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer. Owning a little bit of Beastie Boys history and helping out in a big way — that’s a win for everyone involved.
The charities have to be near and dear to the Beasties’ MCA (aka Adam Yauch), who underwent surgery and radiation therapy after being diagnosed with a cancerous parotid gland in 2009.
Watch the Beastie Boys’ ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’ Mini-Movie