"We'd like to thank the Academy....."

Well, if this isn't the best way to kick off 2008! The toy fanatics over at the much loved 'Michael Crawford's Review of the Week' have just posted the results of their 2007 Poppies- the awards ceremony like no other. A board of nearly 100 folks from the world of toys (both in front of and behind the scenes) have voted in several different categories the toys and figures they thought were the best of the year. And we here at Bif Bang Pow! are incredibly proud to say we made the list! Not only did we make in into the voting, we took a prize: in the Category of Best Vinyl/Designer Figure, Walter from our 'Big Lebowski' line tied for second place! Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. Between you and me, I think this beats the great 'Ordinary People' over 'Raging Bull' debate of the '81 Oscars, and is infinitely more significant than the labeling of Radiohead as 'Alternative' at the Grammys several years back. Being the new kids to the party, we take it as a ringing endorsement from peers and fans to get this kind of praise, and we promise we won't pull a Cuba Gooding, Jr. and screw it all up by making action figures from 'Megaforce'. Thanks again, MRW, we're already picking out our gowns for next year!