Hey, remember ShowBiz Pizza? Former Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael is hoping you do, as his latest independently released collectible vinyl figure celebrates one of Freddy Fazbear’s famous forerunners.The chain was formed when original Chuck E. Cheese investor Robert Brock decided he could get a better return on his investment as a competitor, and he ultimately won, buying out Chuck E. Cheese while adopting its better-known branding. As a result, the rodent known as Charles Entertainment Cheese is still the signature character of the company, with original animatronic ShowBiz band the Rock-a-fire explosion largely a thing of the past. Though versions of the band owned by collectors have showed up in reprogrammed form, both on YouTube viral videos, and at this past Comic-Con to promote Deadpool 2 coming to Blu-ray.
Image: Justin Ishmael