1. What it is.
Perhaps I should say Who THEY are. Brock Samson and Doctor Venture from Bif Bang Pow’s line of Venture Brothers 8 inch action figures,
2. Where they came from.
Again these came from ebay and I got ’em on the cheap.
3. The Good.
These toys are simply fun to look at. The designs are perfect and really nail the 2D cartoon likenesses perfectly. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves :
First up Doctor Venture;
And now Brock Samson;
4. The Bad.
I got nothing. The likenesses are perfect. The bodies hold thier poses very well. The uniqueness of Brock’s body is something I can’t help but praise. The only thing even remotely ‘bad’ is that the Doctor’s shoulders are a bit touchy when it comes to poseing.
5. Why I like it.
These dudes are simply fun! I haven’t ever really watched the show and I am now hooked on these characters. To see a 2D cartoon captured so well in 8 inch plastic form simply impresses me.
6. Why you should or shouldn’t get one.
You should because…
These toys are great to look at. The bright colors and true representation scream 1960’s and 70’s Hannah Barbera cartoon fare. What’s not to love?
You shouldn’t because….
The only thing I could say here is that if your broke or have no room maybe then you should avoid them. Otherwise go for it.
These two figures from Bif Bang Pow are so much fun to me I am going to have to give the show another shot. Mainly because I know I will be rounding out the set which so far consists of 2 more regular figures and 2 San Diego Comic con exclusives. Entertainment Earth is also taking pre orders now for 2 other figures. Mind you these are on the lower end of my must have list but they are indeed a must have. In alloif this I guess the moral of the story is, don’t be scared to Venture out into different avenues to add spice to your collection. What’s funny is I really had no intention for that pun, really. Anyway, take the moral of this story to heart and go looking for things outside of your normal Toy Box and have some fun. Seriously… Go Play! – Jim 05/01/11
Jim Bumgardner is a 20 year veteran of the broadcast industry and currently serves as the news director for television station TKO 8 in Harrison, Arkansas. Jim is the father of two the husband of one and firm believer in the power of toys for both the mind, body and soul. You can contact Jim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at www.jimsmegos.com
All images and products are the sole copyrighted property of it’s respective owners. Specialty photographs and graphic work used for this article were done by Jim at the TKO 8 Studios located at 500 N. Main St in Harrison, Arkansas. “Little Jim” was created by Dawn O’Connell of Little Buddies Action Figures. Learn more about getting your own Little Buddy at www.littlebuddiesactionfigures.com