AFi’s 6th Anniversary Scoop Week – Day 1
April 19, 2011

It’s an annual tradition here at AFi that on our anniversary we have "scoop week", a series of reveals from diverse group of action figures and collectibles companies.   This year is no exception so we will be posting some scoops this week as well as posting a lot of new, exclusive new content.  Let’s get to our first entry:

AFi’s SCOOP WEEK! – DAY 1

Today we start with a reveal from our friends at Bif Bang Pow!   These guys have been very kind to us over the years and our 6th anniversary is no exception.  This year we get to reveal a really innovative take on the bobble head concept.  This isn’t exactly a bobble-head, as there is not head to bobble, but it’s a great tribute to to one of the most iconic TV show opening sequences in history.  

There were several different versions of the Twilight Zone opening over it’s 5 seasons and 156 episodes and this piece borrows from them in a way that it’s only appropriate to name it:

 

Icons of The Twilight Zone (Bobble Head)

Icons of The Twilight Zone Bobble HeadIcons of The Twilight Zone Bobble Head Back

This will be one of BifBangPow’s 2011 Comic Con Exclusives.  Standing about 5-inches tall x 4-inches wide and fashioned of resin, this terrific Icons Bobble Head from Bif Bang Pow! features excellent detail that’s true to the iconic The Twilight Zone TV series and typical of the bobble heads in this line. In black and white, it includes 5 unforgettable symbols synonymous with Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone: clock, swirl, eyeball, spaceship, and E=mc2… and 3 of them float and bobble!  The front and back are filled with the star field that dominates all versions of the opening

If you need a refresher of one of the opening sequences then check look no further:

 

 It’s a really clever take on both the Twilight Zone and bobble heads that will delight fans and look great in a collection or on your desk.  Bravo to BifBangPow for thinking outside the box on this one.

You can pre-order this TODAY over at EntertainmentEarth.com.

"You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop… the Twilight Zone."

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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