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.)
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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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).
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!