As I mentioned in the previous post, Bif Bang Pow! sent out two huge announcements today. Not only did they secure the rights to classic Battlestar Galactica – they also announced that they secured the rights to release product on the 1974 ABC series ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’. The line-up of product will include 8″ action figures of Col. Steve Austin and friends, glassware, bobble heads, tin boxes and other similar themed products. This is another great property for Bif Bang Pow!, and I look forward to seeing what they do with it, but I do expect that you’ll have to make your own bionic sound effects when playing with the toys. To read the full announcement keep reading after the jump.
Collectibles Based on The Six Million Dollar Man
|LOS ANGELES, CA (October 6, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! fans now have six million more reasons to continue and expand their loyalty as the manufacturer announces a new partnership with NBCUniversal that will bring to market a brand-new line of toys and collectibles based on the iconic 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man.
Bif Bang Pow!’s Six Million Dollar Man collection will present an array of articulated retro action figures and bobble heads of fan-favorite Col. Steve Austin and other memorable characters, as well as a number of Six Million Dollar Man themed collectibles like license plate frames, tin boxes, coasters, snow globes, and glassware.
Reminiscent of the bestselling “Mego” style action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, Bif Bang Pow!’s amazing line of Six Million Dollar Man action figures will continue a successful partnership with EMCE Toys, the team responsible for bringing that classic style back since 2006. These figures will stand 8-inches tall and include episode-specific fabric clothing, in addition to multiple points of articulation.
Bif Bang Pow! is excited to bring these brand-new The Six Million Dollar Man action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles to loyal fans of the celebrated TV series everywhere,” said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow!. “It’s been a long, long time since the world’s been given collectibles of the original Col. Steve Austin, a “man barely alive.” With a nod to the past, we’ll be releasing truly unique retro-styled items that will thrill fans of The Six Million Dollar Man. I’ve wanted such high-quality, series-true toys for years now, and I’m proud to say we’re the company finally bringing them to fruition. Better than they were before. Better, stronger, and maybe even faster!”
“We’re thrilled that Bif Bang Pow! has partnered with us to help bring Col. Austin back to life once more,” said Chris Lucero, Director of Global Licensing for NBCUniversal Television. “With its history of great-looking toys and its unbridled passion for The Six Million Dollar Man property, we’re positive that Bif Bang Pow! has the technology to make this array of classic television collectibles truly look like a million dollars… make that six million dollars!”
About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow!™ (bifbangpow.com) produces first-rate collectibles for such popular properties as Doctor Who™, Dexter™, Lost™, The Six Million Dollar Man™, Battlestar Galactica™, Californication™, The Venture Bros.™, NCIS™, Eastbound & Down®, Beastly™, and The Twilight Zone™. Founder Jason Lenzi is a seasoned television producer and the ultimate fan of cultish pop culture. So when he created his company in 2005, he took the fan’s perspective. His idea was to bring items to the marketplace that he himself would want to own. Cultivated from TV, movies, books, comics, music, and more, Bif Bang Pow!’s mission is to provide high-quality action figures, toys, and collectibles to the massive cult audience (and kids of all ages) that wishes these toys were already in their collection. Bif Bang Pow! is a unit of JLA Direct, LLC.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects, and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://www.nbcuconsumerproducts.com.
About EMCE Toys
The EMCE Toys brand (pronounced “em-see”) was founded to bring playability back to toys. Inspired by the original action figure company, Mego Corp., we strive to craft quality, durable action figures, playsets, and collectibles that recreate the sense of fun that toys were originally made for. Our launch lines are either licensed reproductions of original Mego toys and packaging, or original creations modeled after the classic lines of the 1970s and early 1980s. EMCE is proud to have the active input and cooperation of Marty Abrams, founder of Mego and father of the modern action figure. We hope to continue to honor his legacy with our work. We have also been honored to incorporate the talents of veteran artist Harold Shull, original illustrator of Mego’s classic and distinctive packaging from the 1970s. As we continue to extend this kind of inclusion of the original Mego teams, we get closer to our goal of bringing Mego back as a viable toy company in all but name. EMCE was created by veteran pop culture entrepreneur Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, LLC, and craftsman Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke.