September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016, Birmingham, UK. BIG Chief Studios Ltd (http://www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk ). announced today that it is to produce a range of high-end collectable figures based on the classic James Bond film series.

Working in collaboration with EON Productions, producers of the James Bond films, BIG Chief’s first wave of figures will feature characters from the 1964 Bond classic Goldfinger, including: agent 007 James Bond (Sean Connery) in his iconic grey three-piece suit; treacherous villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe); and formidable henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata).


Initial product offerings will be focused around the very first Bond films featuring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 and will include the world-dominating villains, lethal henchmen and intelligent enchanting women of Bond. The highly detailed figures will feature accurate character likenesses, authentically styled hand-tailored costumes and accessories. The range will then be further enhanced and expanded with additional characters from the James Bond film series.

Initial product releases will be available direct to consumers via Big Chief’s dedicated website (www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk), www.007.com and through select hobby and specialist retailers.

Fans around the world have eagerly awaited a new officially licensed range of high-end figures based on the James Bond films. There is no brand more iconic and identifiable with Great Britain than James Bond, so it is particularly fitting that EON Productions has chosen a UK company as its appointed partner. BIG Chief Studios Ltd. is comprised of industry veterans with the experience and passion to deliver high quality collectables. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of gift, collectible and toy products, BIG Chief is working hard to deliver the very best collectables for fans of the world’s greatest spy.


EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and SPECTRE.

The deal was brokered by IMG, the exclusive global licensing agent for the James Bond 007 franchise.

BIG Chief Studios Limited was founded in 2011 by Mark Andrews and Tony Leetham, with offices in Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead. With a growing reputation for producing high-end collectables, BIG Chief’s expanding range of collector figures includes characters from Doctor Who and Sherlock, which are soon to be joined by figures based on the characters from numerous Gerry Anderson television shows including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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