Friday, January 18, 2008

"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!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ring in the New Year with a New Flash!


Jason Lenzi here with Happy New Year's wishes to all friends of BBP! Now, can you think of a better way to kick off what is sure to be a banner year than to announce our first exclusive for 2008? Me either, so here goes....We here at BBP! Headquarters are extremely proud to announce a Flash Gordon Exclusive: Flash Gordon with black deco and blaster! Yes, you read that right. Just when you think we can't give more attention to detail, we go and trump you by producing an all new version of our Flash Gordon action figure. A companion piece to our black deco-ed Ming, the new Flash Gordon is in his black lightening bolt shirt, with a different belt and buckle, and even cooler, an all new blaster rifle, modeled right off of the film prop! The good folks at Adventure-Con have nabbed him all to themselves, and he's extremely limited. He's available for pre-order right now, so get over to their site and get one-or two! Here's the link: Adventurecon.com/exclusives.html. But you better hurry, cause he's extremely limited at only 850 pieces. The regular versions are going like mad, and black Ming is flying off of the shelves, so I don't think New Flash will be around long. And you may be asking yourself at this point, how does Bif Bang Pow! do it? And will they ever run out of cool ideas? The answer, my friends, is blowing in the winds of 2008, so stay tuned! (And HOW did he just reference Dylan on this blog?? )