Bif Bang Pow! Announces Partnership with ZICA Toys
March 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 12, 2014) – World-renowned manufacturer Bif Bang Pow! announced a creative partnership with ZICA Toys in conjunction with David Lee, makers of high-quality retro-style toys and action figures, to produce a line of The Twilight Zone 3 3/4-inch retro action figures scheduled to ship in the Fall of 2014.

 

The collection will focus on some of the most iconic characters from The Twilight Zone series-including William Shatner’s nervous airline passenger Bob Wilson and the Gremlin that wants him to crash, both from the terrifying episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”; the sly alien Kanamit from “To Serve Man”; the Invader from Agnes Moorehead’s “The Invaders” episode; Burgess Meredith’s avid reader Henry Bemis from “Time Enough at Last”; and Talky Tina, the doll that spells doom for Telly Savalas in the “Living Doll” episode. These 3 3/4-inch retro action figures will be produced in classic black-and-white, matching Bif Bang Pow!’s popular 8-inch line of Twilight Zone figures, accompanied by an extremely limited edition color series.

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“We’re excited for our Twilight Zone action figures to be the first Bif Bang Pow! property to ‘enter another dimension’ in 3 3/4-inch scale,” said Jason Labowitz, President of Bif Bang Pow!. “It’s been great to work with a notable company like ZICA Toys to create these action figures for avid fans and collectors of the celebrated TV series.”

 

“ZICA Toys is very excited to be working with Bif Bang Pow! on their new lines of retro 3 3/4-inch scale action figures,” said Craig Owen, Owner of ZICA Toys LLC. ” They’ve got some really great properties planned for this format, and I’m looking forward to helping them make some very cool stuff!”

 

The Twilight Zone 3 3/4-inch action figures are now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth. Pre-order them here:

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About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow!™ (bifbangpow.com) produces first-rate collectibles for such popular properties as Star Trek™, Dexter®, The Big Bang Theory™, Saturday Night Live™, Adventure Time™, Regular Show™, Penny Dreadful ™, The Venture Bros.™, The Six Million Dollar Man™, Battlestar Galactica™, NCIS™, 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.

 

About ZICA Toys

ZICA Toys is a company with two goals in mind: to make high quality, retro style toys and action figures… and to have a lot of fun in the process. Craig Owen, the owner of ZICA Toys, grew up during the 70’s spending countless hours playing with some of the best toys of that era. Trying to recapture the fun and excitement from those days is the primary reason why ZICA Toys was created.

 

About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

 

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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3 Comments »

  • Ron says:

    I’m a fan of early classic Sci-Fi TV like the Twilight Zone (& Outer Limits) characters, but I’m not a fan of these recent “retro” styled 3 3/4″ figures (like Funko is also doing). I realize they are more cost effective to produce and are steered towards a nostalgic audience, but the overly simple 5 points of articulation and chunky sculpting is too far a step backward aesthetically when I have to choose what to spend money on in this economy. If they were more articulated and in 6 inch scale, then I would’ve likely taken the plunge. I do, however, wish the company success with it.

  • I love retro style 3 3/4″ figures! Super 7’s Alien Reaction figures and Zica Toys’ Six Million Dollar Man figures are some of my favorite toys I have purchased in a long while. These Twilight Zone figures from Bif Bang Pow look like a lot of fun, and i can’t wait to pick them up. I just hope the “extremely limited edition color series” won’t be too hard to get, because i would prefer to get them in color so that they will blend in with my other 3 3/4″ figures.

    I’m also excited by this quote:
    “ZICA Toys is very excited to be working with Bif Bang Pow! on their new lines of retro 3 3/4-inch scale action figures,” said Craig Owen, Owner of ZICA Toys LLC. ” They’ve got some really great properties planned for this format, and I’m looking forward to helping them make some very cool stuff!”

    I can’t wait to see what else they have planned in this format!

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