Entertainment Earth will be at New York Comic Con for the first time this year. They’re continuing their partnership with Toys R Us, so in addition to the Bif Bang Pow! and Funko exclusives, they will also have some of the TRU items, like Minimates, Real Ghostbusters, and an exclusive Rick Grimes from the Walking Dead line of figures from McFarlane.
We’ll be stopping by Entertainment Earth to check out the Venture Bros. figures. I know there are folks that were hoping for more traditional action figures – I’m one of them. But I do want to see how the figures turned out in production, because the Mego style really does fit the show.
Comic-Con Belongs to Bif Bang Pow! Manufacturer Showcases 13 SDCC Exclusives and 10 Product Debuts from The Venture Bros., Lost, The Twilight Zone, Dexter, and Eastbound & Down®
Bif Bang Pow! is set to conquer Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010 with a powerful barrage of brand-new collectibles that includes 13 SDCC Exclusives and nine action figure product debuts from The Venture Bros., Lost, The Twilight Zone, and Dexter… plus the first-ever bobble head from Eastbound & Down®. Fans can also meet and get their figures signed by The Venture Bros.’ creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm (subject to change).
All products will be available only at the Entertainment Earth® booth #2343. Prices include sales tax, and per-person limits may apply at the show.
The Twilight Zone Travel through another dimension with this unbelievable array of SDCC Exclusive bobble heads and retro-style action figures based on fan-favorite episodes of the iconic TV series. These wobblers, licensed from CBS Consumer Products, are made of resin and stand about 7-inches tall:
- Talky Tina Talking Bobble Head – In Color. Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($20)
- Gremlin Bobble Head – In Color. Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
- Kanamit Bobble Head – In Color. Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
- Invader Bobble Head – In Color. Limited edition of 504 pieces. ($15)
- Mystic Seer Bobble Head – In Color. Limited edition of 1,500 pieces. ($15)
For the very first time, 8-inch scale action figures – all in black and white – are available for fans to take home! The 1970’s style SDCC Exclusive Talky Tina and Willie Action Figures present two of the most spine-chilling characters ever seen in The Twilight Zone. Fully articulated, these killer figures are made in conjunction with EMCE Toys in the 8- inch scale, but on the approximately 6-inch tall “child” body type with episode-true fabric clothing. Also making their debut at Comic-Con are the rest of the all-new The Twilight Zone 8-inch action figure series, including The Gremlin, Kanamit, Jason Foster, and The Devil. And they’re all just as creepy as the original characters! ($20 each)
The Venture Bros. Fans can now own the first-ever line of action figures from Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros., created in conjunction with EMCE Toys, and get their figures signed by The Venture Bros.’ creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer at the show! Debuting at Comic-Con will be highly articulated, retro-style figures of Dr Venture, Brock Samson, The Monarch, and Dean Venture, as well as two SDCC Exclusives: Henchman Number 21 and Henchman Number 24. All six 8-inch figures bring sensational detail and authentic fabric clothing, and each captures that distinctive action- comedy mix that’s synonymous with the top-rated television series. ($20 each)
Eastbound & Down “I play real sports.” With more heat on it than a Kenny Powers fastball, this 7-inch talking bobble head of the has-been pitcher curses and speaks 5 unforgettable phrases taken from the HBO® hit comedy series Eastbound and Down®. It’s made of resin and features the Kenny Powers character in a baseball uniform. ($20)
Lost Celebrate the end of an era with brand-new collectibles from ABC’s mega-popular TV series Lost. The SDCC Exclusive Claire Littleton Bobble Head features crazy, squirrelly Claire – and her “baby” – in superb detail. Sporting rugged island gear and a shotgun, she’s made of resin and stands 7 inches tall. Limited edition of 1,500 pieces. ($15)
And don’t miss the champions of good and evil… Jacob and Man in Black Action Figures! Both are SDCC Exclusives crafted in retro, vintage-style sculpting with real fabric clothing. Standing on the EMCE Toys 8-inch scale action figure body with multiple points of articulation, the mysterious Jacob and his equally enigmatic nemesis, the Man in Black, are here to keep the memory of The Island alive. ($20 each)
Dexter Since 2008, Showtime Network’s Emmy-nominated drama series Dexter admirers have flocked to pick up our fantastic exclusives at Comic-Con. Not shying away from our responsibilities, we’ve upped the ante this year to bring fans two all-new items that are sure to become instant hits. Dexter – and his son Harrison – make their way to Comic-Con in resin form in our cute Dexter and Harrison Double-Bobbling Bobble Head SDCC Exclusive. The blood-spatter expert and so-called “good guy” holds little baby Harrison… and both of their heads bobble! They’re available in this 7-inch wobbler for the first time ever… only at Comic-Con. ($15)
Action figure fans won’t be left out either with the debut of our 7-inch Dexter in Jumpsuit. It features the part-time serial killer in cloth scrubs and cloth apron, and comes with a handsaw and welder’s mask with a flip-down visor. ($20)
“We promised last year that SDCC 2010 was going to be the biggest yet for Bif Bang Pow! and we’ve kept our word,” said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! “Our fans have been so amazing the past few years at Comic Con that we wanted to give them all something special and a big toy-shaped hug. Returning favorites, product exclusives and debuts, and a brand- new license will all be in full swing at SDCC 2010. See you there!”
In a broad announcement yesterday, Bif Bang Pow! announced that it will be partnering with EMCE Toys to produce retro-styled action figures across its licenses, including the Venture Bros. EMCE Toys makes licensed reproductions of the original Mego toys and packaging, and also creates new toys based on the style of toys in the ’70s and ’80s. EMCE was cofounded by Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke, and is also currently working with Mattel on their Retro-Action DC Super Heroes line.
For those keeping track, the first wave of the Venture Bros. line was revealed in an Adult Swim Bump – it will include Dr. Venture, Brock, the Monarch, Hank, and Dean.
I asked Jason Lenzi from Bif Bang Pow! if they plan to produce Venture Bros. figures in other styles, and he said that it will depend on the support the line gets. The concept as discussed with Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick at San Diego Comic-Con last year was for figures with a “retro” vibe, as that would fit best with the show. But they’re keeping their options open. Lenzi says, “we’ve got the license for a long time, and fully plan on exploring all scales of action figures. Including vehicles! Stay tuned!!”
We should have plenty of pics of the prototypes when we hit up Toy Fair in a couple of weeks.
I’d not heard of Bif Bang Pow! before. They’ve got an interesting mix of licensed properties.
Bif Bang Pow! Explodes at Comic-Con!
Manufacturer Showcases 7 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) Exclusives from Dexter™, The Big Lebowski™, and Flash Gordon™
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2009) – Comic-Con International celebrates its 40th anniversary, and Bif Bang Pow!’s booming line of collectibles from Dexter™, The Big Lebowski™, and Flash Gordon™ explodes at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2009 with the unveiling of seven brand-new, limited edition, SDCC Exclusive action figures… plus bobble head product debuts from The Twilight Zone™ that add to the buzz. Available only at the Entertainment Earth® booth #2343. Prices include sales tax, and perperson limits may apply at the show.
- Dexter™ Based on season 2 of the hit series, this 7-inch tall SDCC Exclusive Dexter™ The Dark Defender Action Figure gives the good guy / bad guy a new look, complete with knife, cloth cloak, blood slide, and display base. His sculpt is personally approved by actor Michael C. Hall. ($22)
- The Big Lebowski™ From one of the most quoted films of all time, Bif Bang Pow! presents three new releases for achievers and Dude fans everywhere! Don’t miss the SDCC Exclusive talking Jesus, The Stranger, and Donny figures that speak phrases from the film. Each stands about 8-inches tall and comes with an awesome array of personalized accessories and a bowling alley display base. Limited edition of 1,800 pieces (Jesus) and 1,200 pieces (The Stranger, Donny). ($25 each)
- Alex Ross / Flash Gordon™ These SDCC Exclusives stand about 7-inches tall and highlight designs by the famed Alex Ross. Choose from Ming’s dead henchman Klytus with protruding eyes and tongue, Prince Barin after his battle with Flash, and Dale in a white gown that’s sure to catch our hero’s eye. Limited edition of 1,200 pieces each. ($20 each)
- The Twilight Zone™ Product Debut! “You’re traveling through another dimension…” Based on memorable episodes from the iconic TV series, the authentically detailed Invader Bobble Head and Mystic Seer Bobble Head will transport you to the boundaries of imagination. The Invader stands 6 1/2-inches tall, while Mystic Seer measures 8-inches and includes fortune-telling cards. ($14 each)
“As Comic-Con International celebrates its 40th anniversary, Bif Bang Pow! is adding to the festivities by commemorating the 75th birthday of Flash Gordon™ and the 50th anniversary of The Twilight Zone™ with one-of-a-kind convention exclusives and first-look debuts based on these and other popular properties like Dexter™ and The Big Lebowski™,” said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! “We’re proud to be a part of Comic-Con again this year and to make SDCC the venue for these electrifying new releases. Expect more of the unexpected from Bif Bang Pow!”