SDCC 2015: Bif Bang Pow! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Star Trek IV Whales with Spock Exclusives

SDCC 2015 Bif Bang Pow Tina Fey Amy Poehler Star Trek IV

I thought about writing this post in the format of a Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update skit (Really!?! With Tina and Amy) and then reconsidered. It’d have started, “Really, Bif Bang Pow!?! A whale bobble-tail exclusive?” But then I realized there’s many reasons I write about action figures and not comedy.

Bif Bang Pow! revealed a pair of exclusives through Entertainment Earth. The first is a pair of 3.5-inch figures of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and their SNL: Weekend Update desk packaging. The second is a pair of whales from Star Trek IV, with bobble-tails and a swimming Mr. Speck – tiny Spock. (I know there’s comedy in there somewhere.)

If you’re not attending the big show, you can pre-order these Con-exclusives at Entertainment Earth.

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Weekend Toy Run: Almost BOGO on Venture Bros. – Today Only!

Venture Bros. almost BOGO sale

From Brock Samson to Phantom Limb, every figure from the Big Bang Pow! 3.75-inch Venture Bros. line is on sale with a special buy one, get one 90% off deal. So, if you get Hank for $9.99, you can get Dean for under a buck… sounds about right.

There’s eight figures in all (Doc Venture, the Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, and the bloody con exclusive version of Brock are also available), so you can have some fun deciding who you got cheap. Go Team Venture!

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Happy New Year! Venture Bros 3.75-inch Figures On Sale Today Only

Venture Bros

There’s no better way to start a new year than with a deal – and today’s deal from Entertainment Earth is for the 3.75-inch Venture Bros figures from Big Bang Pow! The Doc, Hank, Dean, and Brock are all available for $5 each (that’s half off), as are their nemeses – the Monarch, Dr. Mrs. the Monarch, and Phantom Limb. The con exclusive bloody Brock Samson is also available for $7.50 (also half off).

Go Team Venture! Happy New Year!

Weekend Toy Run: Entertainment Earth 4-Inch Action Figure Stands (25 for $6)

With Black Friday approaching, I’ve been getting ready for deals on action figures. So I was psyched to see that Entertainment Earth is running a pre-Black Friday sale. While I was less than enthused by the offerings in the action figure category – less than a dozen in total from Bandai (1), Bif Bang Pow! (7), DC Collectibles (2), and Jazwares (1) – something in the sale did catch my attention. They have stands for 4-inch action figures on sale – 25 stands for $6.

From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!

EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.

Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!

Weekend Toy Run: The Venture Bros. 3.75-Inch Figures on Sale at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth’s sale today for their “38 Days, 38 Deals!” promotion is for The Venture Bros. 3.75 inch figures from Bif Bang Pow! All of their in stock figures are on sale. Most are 67% off at $4, while the convention exclusive Brock Samson is 40% off at $9. Action figures for $4? It’s like it’s 1983 again!

For those of you worried about the former Dr. Girlfriend, the Monarch is due to emerge from his chrysalis in December.