Bif Bang Pow! will be releasing a pair of 8-inch action figures from Showtime's creepy, monster mash-up show - Penny Dreadful. Available in San Diego Comic Con exclusive versions at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343), they will release both Ethan Chandler (portrayed by Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa Ives (portrayed by Eva Green). Look for them to run $29.99 each.
Created in conjunction with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow! will be adding the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Rusty and Jonas Venture Sr. with Tin Tote to their line of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. figures. This set will run $45.00, and will be accompanied by the debut of a few other figures: Dr. Girlfriend, Hank, Dr. Orpheus, and Phantom Limb. The exclusive set is a limited edition of 1,500 pieces, while the debuts are limited to 3,000 pieces each.
Bif Bang Pow! has announced that their oft-controversial Dexter has been hit with a shrink ray, in what will be the company's first 3 3/4 inch action figure. Two versions of Dexter will be available - the first being BBP's Comic-Con Exclusive Dexter as the Dark Defender limited edition, followed by the main line Dexter Morgan version. You can pre-order them from Entertainment Earth for $9.99 each.
Bif Bang Pow! has unveiled another 2011 Comic Con Exclusive. The Venture Bros. Rusty & Jonas Venture Sr. with Tin Tote Exclusive features two new 8" tall "Mego" style EMCE action figures - Dr. Jonas Venture Sr. and Rusty Venture. You can pre-order your set today, or stop by the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con
Bif Bang Pow! has announced that they'll be releasing this Lost Polar Bear Bobble Head at San Diego Comic Con 2011. Unfortunately, this is the last Lost item that they'll be manufacturing. Why do I feel like Lost didn't get its nerdy due as far as toys go? Look for this piece to run $14.99.
Bif Bang Pow! has announced the Icons of The Twilight Zone bobble head. It's available for pre-order now and is the first of a number of Comic-Con exclusives that BBP will be announcing. Those Comic-Con exclusives will be available at both the San Diego and New York Comic Cons, with online orders shipping after NYCC.
You might have heard about the big controversy coming out of Ohio about a toy collector - Jim Shultz - who, while perusing through his local Toys 'R' Us, came upon a serial killer. Well, it was actually a serial killer toy. And, more specifically, it was a toy based on the likeness of an actor who plays a serial killer who kills bad serial killers on a television show on Showtime. hmmmm....
Yes, Jim believed that Bif Bang Pow's Dexter action figure was convincing some kids that it was A-Okay to go out and hack up people. Maybe just the sight of such an toy in the sterile Toys 'R' Us environment could lead a youth down a dark, dark path. I'm just wondering if Jim has ever watched Dexter, because he doesn't sound like a man who realizes this is a television character...psst...it's not real, Jim.
It's not like Bif Bang Pow! is marketing the John Wayne Gacy Halloween Clown Suit...or the Son of Sam Talking Dog Plush...or even the Jeffrey Dahmer E-Z Bake Oven. But they are selling out of Dexter action figures like they're going out of style.
So - in jest - I decided to take a look at ToysRUs.com to see what other kinds of distasteful toys they are peddling to our youth.
Here's my top 10:
10. Berserker Predator Action Figure - Talk about a serial killer! Predators are some of the worst mass murderers ever...just ask Danny Glover or the Governor of California.
Every time I walked by the Entertainment Earth booth, there seemed to be a line. Obviously, their booth exclusives were extremely popular amongst the Con masses. I was actually able to sneak in and pick up my booth favorite...
Booth Favorite: Jacob and The Man in Black
Being a huge fan of Lost, I had to pick up the first released figures from Bif Bang Pow- Jacob and The Man in Black. While the head sculpts didn't look much like the prototype photos...I still had to pick them up.
Bif Bang Pow! has anoucned that they'll be releasing talking bobble heads based on Kenny Powers from HBO's Eastbound & Down. They've announced two 7" tall resin bobble heads of the has-been pitcher, which are expected to arrive just in time for San Diego Comic Con.
The first bobble head (pictured above) features Kenny Powers in a baseball uniform. The second bobble head has Kenny in an all-black outfit (complete with sunglasses). And both figures will include unforgettable phrases spouted by Powers throughout the series.
Later this year (slated for August 2010), Bif Bang Pow! will be releasing what will possibly be one of our favorite lines - The Venture Bros. From the Adult Swim cartoon, they've revealed six different characters that will be produced as fun 70's retro action figures. In order of pictured: Dr. Venture, Dean Venture, Brock Samson, The Monarch, Henchman 24 and Henchman 21. Please...more Adult Swim figures.