Category Archives: Bif Bang Pow

EE’s ONE DAY ONLY SALE on KISS ALIVE II Deluxe Box Set!


Greetings gang! Today, Entertainment Earth is offering up the Alive II convention exclusive, deluxe box set for $120 with free hipping! Plus it’s their 20 year Anniversary event so you get a free gift when you order anything from them all month long. I don’t have this one but may be considering how much I dig the individual figures. Take a look at the deal http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BBP29100&id=JI-206284882 and then my review if your on the fence …. the figures really are cool, retro fun set 🙂

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Bif Bang Pow KISS Love Gun 3&3/4 Look 1


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Been a long time coming on this one KISS fans. But what can I say, I’ve become WONDERFULLY busy 🙂 There’s more coming in regards to the review but I was chomping at the bit to get this part out. Look 1 features the unboxing and diorama set ups.

These things are fantastic and you should totally grab a set NOW from Entertainment Earth using the following link. I do appreciate it! Also if your one of my Harrison peeps be sure to come by Total Collectables and let us know if you want to see more KISS on the shelves. We can totally pull the trigger of that Love Gun!

Now, Go Play!

– Jim 03/23/16

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GO TEAM VENTURE! Season 6 baby!


I LOVE these Guys!
I LOVE these Guys!

I couldn’t be more thrilled at the news that the time is almost  here for the Venture Brothers to return to Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Man do I love this show and the universe of characters that inhabit it.

The special "magic hand" is simply to die for.
The special “magic hand” is simply to die for.

Season 5 was a total blast with so many wonderful twists and turns I really don’t know how they’re going to top it but I’m sure they will. They haven’t let me down yet and I don’t see them doing so now. While it gets a little frustrating as a fan to have to wait SOOOOO long in between season, the payoff is totally worth it.

Microsoft Word - Dexterl022608_approvedfinal.docSwing by the Venture Brothers Blog to get caught up on all things Venture…. and then be sure to swing over to the Venture Home News  community page on Facebook setup by my pal Tim. And of course stock up on all of the sweet Venture Merchandise at Entertainment Earth who are the muscle behind Bif Bang Pow.

Pardon us as me and my pal here go get our cholesterol checked. You should too dear reader.
Pardon us as me and my pal here go get our cholesterol checked. You should too dear reader.

You can also flashback to my early rants and raves about the Ventures that I’ve shared here, as well as my live action casting selections (which should totally happen). From the initial introduction to the praising of my favorite figure to date: Dr. Orpheous. And if all that’s not enough (which it isn’t for me either. Man I hate waiting), peep the Season 6 Preview below…

Now, Go Play!

Jim 01/08/16

2015: You wanted the best….


KISS and Bif Bang Pow are bringing back the hottest band in the world!

Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene are back together again and with your help they can all play nice too! Check out these prototype pics of some really awesome classic KISS merchandise that will have the KISS Army mobilized and totally worth a Deuce! (Yeah, the Rock and Roll all Night puns are well done and over with 😉 )

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KISS Light-Up JournalKISS Tin Tote Gift SetKISS Rock and Roll All Nite License Plate FrameKISS Tin ToteKISS 16 oz. Travel MugKISS Acrylic Cup with StrawKISS 16 oz. Glasses Set of 2KISS Shot Glasses Set of 6

And we’ve only just begun…

Now, Go Play! – Jim  1/08/2015

Get LOST!


Actually that’s a good thing to do. BIG sale today over at Entertainment Earth on their LOST 8 inch classic Mego style action figures. Again I’m not the biggest fan of the shows but the figures are fun (as far as regular people figures go) and if nothing else they can make for some great items to use for customs. Some of my observations from a while back can be found HERE to show you what I mean… Check it out!
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Six Million Dollars? Not today, baby!


BBP15100AAlgSunday, Sunday, Sunday! It’s the big super Six Million Dollar Man sale day at Entertainment Earth and no better time to round out or double up on your Bif Bang Pow, Re-Mego style action figures. Seriously Steve and Bigfoot for $27? Oscar and a Fembot for $31? Dr. Rudy Wells for $20 and Steve pimpin’ his ‘tache and in khakis no less,for only $14? It’s a mighty fine day to be a Six Million Dollar Man Fan. Go check ’em out for yourself, share and tell your friends it’s the right thing to do. Plus if three of you folks order a complete set of these I just may earn my wings!

Ok, maybe not. BUT if three of you order a complete set of these I will know that at least three of you didn’t waster your money on a Wings greatest hits CD?  Oh sure they had a couple of good tunes but they also had crap like this….

 

Yeah that really happened. BUt here I’ll make it up to you….

See? Wasn’t that a better way to spend some time on the net? Of course it was. Now, go get you some Six Million Dollar Man fun and do it NOW while they’re on sale! Seriously the special prices end tonight at Midnight!

Now, Go Play!

Jim 05/11/14

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Looking back and forward at the Venture Bros.


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Dear Reader I present to you the coolest Re-Mego yet!
At one time Henchman 24 knocked my socks off, the options have only gotten better and better so the top spot is always changing!

While I’m on a pretty hardcore Sheldon Cooper / Big Bang Theory kick at the moment some of you may recall my appreciation for the Venture Bros. line of 8 inch Classic style of action figures. And as some of you may recall that appreciation of the fun and fantastic show came after the discovery of their Mego style action figures from Bif Bang Pow.

This still impresses me; the fact that the merchandise was so so cool I couldn’t help but get lured in. Well played BBP, well played. I really enjoyed talking up these figures in the past and Dr. Orpheus is still my absolute favorite of the line.

 

 

 

The special "magic hand" is simply to die for.
The special “magic hand” is simply to die for.

With the rest of the Triad coming out later this year my collector gene is kicking into high gear.  While they are not a part of the in-stock sale you can Pre-Order Jefferson Twilight and the Alchemist (plus Pete White and Shore Leave) via these links: Order The Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight Figures from Entertainment Earth!Order The Venture Bros. Shore Leave and Alchemist Action Figures from Entertainment Earth!

Microsoft Word - Dexterl022608_approvedfinal.docThis all came to mind again because of the big Bif Bang Pow sale going on now through February 20th at Entertainment Earth. Sadly I had to sell off the majority of my collection last year but 2014 is looking to be much better and brighter. I hope the same is true in your situation whatever it may be. If that is the case do yourself a favor and check out the sale. There are a lot of really good deals on some really GREAT collectibles and toys from BBP.

However if things are still lean for you rest assured that your old buddy Jimbo is gonna keep my eyes peeled for good deals to hopefully help all of us get back on our collecting feet and get our shelves overflowing with fun and merriment that only comes from officially licensed, product tie ins. Now, Go Play! – Jim 02/16/14

8 Inch Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. Dean Venture 8-Inch Action FigureThe Venture Bros. Series 4 Hank 8-Inch Figure, Not MintThe Venture Bros. Dr. Venture 8-Inch Action FigureThe Venture Bros. Dr. Girlfriend and Hank Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Dr. Orpheus & Phantom Limb Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Brock Samson and Killinger Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Molotov and Billy Quizboy Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Shore Leave and Alchemist Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight FiguresVenture Bros. Monarch & Dr. Mrs. in Tin-Convention Exclusive

3&3/4 inch Venture Bros.
Venture Bros. Dr. Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Hank Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Dean Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Naked Brock 3 3/4-Inch Figure - Con ExclusiveVenture Bros. The Monarch 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Phantom Limb 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Monarch Unpainted 3 3/4-Inch Figure-Exclusive

Sheldon Cooper REVIEW


Me and Carded SheldonOverview: No other figure (or property) released to date by Bif Bang Pow makes as much sense as this Sheldon Cooper, 8 inch classic style action figure. The former champion of this distinction would easily be the Venture Bros but this one here has something special; Mass market appeal versus a narrow genre and niche. Plus this figure is top shelf on every level but one. Keep reading to find that one thing out.

What it is

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Where he came from

EE_full_logoSheldon was provided by Entertainment Earth for the purpose of this review.

The Pro’s

LikenessLikeness – The stock pictures of this figure that have been released really don’t capture how great this likeness really is. The folks at Bif Bang Pow did a fantastic job of capturing Jim Parson’s “happy moments” as Sheldon. A snarky variant could be fun too.

Shirt coming offBody durability – EMCE toys is the king of the rubber band, classic style body. The plastic is super durable. In undressing and then redressing Sheldon I didn’t hold back in the process. To be honest I was nervous at the stage. There is always the possibility of breakage with this particular type of toy. After my experience with the S-Type body I was really worried that this body was going to let me down. Not only that but if it did break it would do it on camera. Being an honest reviewer I’d have to tell you that, and that would suck.

Thankfully that was the furthest thing from the actual outcome. Again, the king of the traditional Mego style body is the house that Dr. Mego built. And as a fitting tribute of shorts here’s a little video showing the durability test with an homage to EMCE.

Pocket StitchesClothing (feels odd to call it a costume) – I was pleasantly surprised in this department. The decision to make the shirt a solid piece versus a Velcro backing makes for a smooth presentation. The extra step the Bif Bang Pow designers took in throwing in some stitches to simulate pockets was also a nice subtle touch.

The Con’s

Wreck the Card 2The packaging. You have to destroy it to open it. Then again I have gotten spoiled as of late with FTC’s DC World’s Greatest Heroes line of Mego Reproductions.

Why you should

Me and the card backAs a fan – Simply put, it’s a must have. To have a “tiny Sheldon” as Sheldon has a “tiny Spock” is cathartic and damn funny to me. Sure there are bobble heads, cute little Pop Vinyl figures, awkward looking plush’s, mini figures and a new line of 3&3/4 action figures coming soon but to have Sheldon in the style of a toy that the character himself had is almost as perfect a collectible as an officially licensed Darth Vader fire retardant suit. It just makes sense.

Sheldon and Me Out of the packageAs a Mego collector – Everything about this figure captures the “Mego style” perfectly. From his Joker type generic brown shoes to his rubber band constructed body, Sheldon fits right in. Plus with all of the Mego style figures on the horizon it’s only logical to Collect ‘Em All! This most vertainly means YOU to those who have a set of the Walton’s on the shelf.

The Whole GangAs the non-Mego collector – Give this scale and style a shot. You’ll be glad you did. While the Mego style may not be a part of your specific nostalgic recollections once you bite you’ll be hooked and it’s an addiction you won’t regret. Especially considering the resurgence of the style. Not as big and clunky as the 12inch… not as small as the 3&3/4… and no where near the space eater s the 1:4 and bigger scales. It’s just right. Plus with all of the new figures coming out in the scale (more Venture Bros., and the Ambiguously Gay Duo from Bif Bang Pow, and the slew of figures from Figures Toy Company and ZICA/ Castaway) you are going to really be missing out if you shun this scale and format.

Why you shouldn’t

Wreck the Card 1The only thing that would be a slight deterrent in my opinion would be the inability to reseal him on the card. But that’s it.

In Conclusion

SHELDON DONEThe 8 inch Sheldon Cooper is a figure I am more than happy to have in my collection. Not just because he was provided by the good folks at Entertainment Earth, (he was already on the want list), but because this figure fits right in with my love and appreciation of the Big Bang Theory, its cast of characters and its humor. And all of those characters are very near on the horizon. And while their are already variants of Sheldon on the release plate, this particular starting point variant with the Batman shirt will be gone before you know it. Plus the overall quality of this figure makes it totally worth the MSRP. That’s why I’m off now to go buy another one to keep on the card and tack up on “The Wall”. This Sheldon however is going to remain by my side as we patiently wait for the rest of the gang to come over for a night of Chinese food, Dungeon’s & Dragons and the occasional Bazinga worthy prank.

Now, Go Play!

Jim 02/15/14