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.
This 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
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