Bif Bang Pow’s Brock Samson and Doctor Venture

Entertainment Earth

I know nothing of the show but truly appreciate these Re-Mego’s.

1. What it is.

Just two guys hanging out, waiting on their next 2D adventure.

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.

I love the way the cartoon look is captured perfectly.

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;

If Lex Luthor was a beatnick.
The clear plastic used so that the Doctor has lenses is a really nice touch.The silk screened pens are another really simple but neat detail.Belt loops! That’s just cool to me.What time is it? 4:30! Sorry, I just thought about the Spin Doctors. I wonder whatever happened to those guys?The form molded shoes are different for 8 inch style figures but really work for these guys.

And now Brock Samson;

This guy could easily break your face.
The communicator/watch thingy doesn’t come off but then again who else could wear it?A little crooked for photo day but not a big deal. Easy fix for nimble fingers.When you just gotta gut someone, ya know?The sheath is simply a cool touch.A loose thread, but again not a big deal.

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.

I know nothing of you but must insist on hanging out with you.

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.

In Conclusion

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

My life as a cartoon keeps having more characters added to the cast. And I like it!

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 or visit his website at


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

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