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The Prince of Darkness invites you to join him in his bat-biting antics. Well, sort of.

British headbangin’ royalty Ozzy Osbourne celebrated 37 years since biting the head off a bat at a Des Moines concert by releasing a collectible plush toy bat — complete with removable head.

The foot-tall bat, released Sunday, costs $40 and can be preordered on Osbourne’s site.

Playing Jan. 20, 1982 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, part of the Diary of a Madman tour, 17-year-old Des Moines native Mark Neal tossed a bat on stage, leading Osbourne — who believed it a toy — to bite off the head.

“It landed in front of Rudy Sarzo, the bass player,” Neal told the Register last year. “He looked down at it and motioned to Ozzy and, as they say, the rest is history”

Read more: What led to Ozzy Osbourne infamously biting the head off a bat in Des Moines?

Following the show, the “Crazy Train” star received rabies treatment at Broadlawns Medical. For his performance that night, Osbourne earned $39,000 and three weeks of rabies shots.

Osbourne told the Register in 2001: “The name of the town of Des Moines is embossed in my head! I've had some mileage from Des Moines.”

Osbourne returns June 30 to Des Moines for a show at Wells Fargo Arena. Part of his “No More Tours II” run, it’s expected to be his last in Iowa’s capital city.

More: From the archives: Ozzy Osbourne leaves Des Moines with 'bat taste' in mouth

 

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