The little dolls that we were actually allowed to play with in our youth without getting hit by our dads have been returning to toy store shelves. RIGHT NOW you can walk into most comic shops and buy retro, MEGO styled figures from Night of the Living Dead, Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek. We knew DC comics were soon to follow (via Mattel), but we didn’t know EMCE was joining forces with Bif Bang Pow to get in on their awesome properties.
Ready for Twilight Zone and Dexter MEGO style action figures?! Always dreamed you’d have a little Scott Ian on your nightstand? Read on…
From the press release:
In cooperation with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow! is proud to bring the original “’70s style” of play to a brand-new line of articulated action figures based on some of the world’s most popular properties. Reproductions reminiscent of the best-selling action figures of the 1970s and early 1980s, these highly articulated figures will feature body designs by EMCE Toys. Each 8-inch scale figure will include real cloth clothing and plastic accessories where appropriate.
Over 40 licensed action figures are planned for 2010. The first are targeted for an early summer arrival and Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010, with others to follow later in the year. Included are much-demanded characters from:
The Venture Bros.™ (Cartoon Network)
Dexter™ (Showtime Networks)
Lost™ (ABC Disney)
The Big Lebowski™ (NBC Universal)
The Twilight Zone™ (CBS)
Flash Gordon™ (King Features)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
“We’re very excited about launching this new range of action figures. For the first time in Bif Bang Pow! history, all of our licenses will be living in the same universe. So if you’ve always wanted Dr. Girlfriend to seduce Dexter Morgan, or for Ming the Merciless to fight The Dude, now’s your chance!”, said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! “And the exceptional articulation makes the posing possibilities virtually limitless, which comes in handy for animated characters!”
“The 8-inch format hasn’t seen this breadth of licenses since its peak during the Mego days,” said Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, corporate parent of the EMCE Toys brand. EMCE partner Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke added, “It is exactly this intention to mix a variety of characters into imaginative play that started my journey to bring this format back ten years ago. We’re honored that Jason and his team sought us out to ‘Mego-ize’ the licenses he holds.”
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