CustomCon 34 Day Two is Online at Raving Toy Maniac

CustomCon 34 - Day Two

It’s time for Spring CustomCon, and our friends at RTM have the second day of CustomCon 34 online. Check it out!

CustomCon 34 Day Two – The second day of CustomCon 34 is now online!

The Day Two galleries include:

via CustomCon 34 Day Two | Raving Toy Maniac.

Toy Fair 2011 – Bif Bang Pow! Venture Bros. and Dr. Who

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I hope the guys don’t hold this against me, but as much as I’ve enjoyed the Venture Bros., I haven’t yet bought any of the Mego-like figures. I think they nailed Brock Samson, but Doc, Hank, and Dean Venture were a little on the weak side – I think it was their eyes.

But Bif Bang Pow! is definitely hitting their stride – these figures have gotten better with every release, and Jonas and Rusty are perfect. When you see the figures in a big group, and knowing the number of characters they have planned, the line becomes incredibly appealing. But please, give Molotov Cocktease a little more cleavage – lift and separate!

I wish I could say more about the Dr. Who figures – I’ve never seen the show. My buddy Ayeffkay showed me this t-shirt, It Came Out Of Nowhere, and I wanted to know why the DeLorean had run into a phone booth. I apologize for my ignorance.
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Bif Bang Pow! to Make Dr. Who Mego Action Figures

TOYFARE EXCLUSIVE: “Doctor Who” will finally be getting 8-inch cloth costumed figures, thanks … Read More

Dr. Who fans, you’ll soon be getting another toy line, Toy Fare reports. Bif Bang Pow! will be expanding its Mego-compatible lineup with Who.

TOYFARE EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who” will finally be getting 8-inch cloth costumed figures, thanks to the retro wizards at Bif Bang Pow! (makers of similar figures for “Venture Bros.,” “Twilight Zone” and more).

It might be a shock, but despite being an icon of countless ’70s childhoods, “Doctor Who” never got a Mego figure. Oh sure, a line was developed by Mego and released in the U.K. by Denys Fisher, but those figures were in a 10-inch scale, and not compatible with the 8-inch Mego figures from Marvel, DC, Star Trek and more. And modern figures from Character Options are 5 inches and plastic.

Now a great injustice is about to be righted. Bif Bang Pow!, makers of Mego-esque retro figures for properties like “The Venture Bros.” and “Twilight Zone” will be releasing a range of products featuring classic and modern “Doctor Who”—including 8-inch retro cloth-costumed figures!

“When I first saw the show, I wondered, ‘Where are the toys?’” says Jason Lenzi CEO of BBP!. “[As a child] I went to England and figured the toys would be everywhere, but there was nothing. So it’s a thrill to be working on these toys.”

Although BBP!’s license includes modern and classic versions of the show (as well as ancillary items like bobbleheads, tins, glassware and journals), first out of the gate will be the greatest Doctor of the ’70s, and the first exposure most Americans born before 1995 had to the series: Fourth Doctor Tom Baker. Prototypes for Baker and three other figures, all drawn from the Baker era of the show, will premiere at next month’s International Toy Fair in New York, with a planned launch for sale at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July (along with one or two SDCC-exclusive variants).

Depending on reaction from retailers and fans, subsequent series might draw on the current eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith, as well as his companions and enemies. Either way, according to Lenzi, there are plans to make all of the Doctors, eventually.

Now if only BBP! could figure out how to time-travel back to the ’70s, they’d make a lot of kids back then happy.

For our wishlist of who we want to see in BBP!’s line, pick up ToyFare #163, on sale 1/19 in comic shops.

Weta Products on Sale at San Diego Comic-Con

Weta, the special effects and props company that earned its renown from its work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will have a host of products available for sale at San Diego Comic-Con. See their Comic-Con Specials and Image Descriptions for more information. Enjoy!

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Dr. Who Classic “Earthshock” Cyberman

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Character Options LTD. started off their Doctor Who line with the first new season of the revamped television show. They proved through several waves of new figures that they had collectors in mind, with their nice packaging, accurate paint applications, and superior attention to detail. Now with the Classic line of figures from the older series, they continue that tradition.

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