Rocker Scott Ian Inks Licensing Deal with Bif Bang Pow!
March 18, 2008

 

Bif Bang Pow! Announces Agreement with Anthrax Guitarist to Produce Scott Ian Collectibles

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2008) – Scott Ian, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the seminal heavy metal group Anthrax, just signed a licensing deal with toy company Bif Bang Pow! to produce action figures and bobble heads in his image. Following the company’s success with collectibles from films (The Big Lebowski and Flash Gordon: The Movie) and television (Showtime Network’s Dexter), this marks BBP!’s first plunge into the world of rock and roll.

"I’m really excited to be working with Bif Bang Pow! on what is to be my first action figure," says Ian. "The same people that made the Lebowski figures want to make one of me. That’s sick!!! No desk will be complete without one!"

Says Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow!, "Scott Ian is obviously a legendary musician and well known personality, but he’s a genre fan as well. I think he’s perfect for BBP!’s growing roster of unforgettable characters."

Working closely together, Bif Bang Pow! and Scott Ian have announced their first product, a bobble head, which can be pre-ordered now. The Scott Ian Bobble Head is scheduled to ship sometime this summer.

About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow! (bifbangpow.com) 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.

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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