Bif Bang Pow! Enters ‘The Twilight Zone’ With New 3.75″ Action Figures
If you like sci-fi at all, chances are you’ve seen at least a dozen episodes of The Twilight Zone, if only to understand all the references to it in wider pop culture (or, simply older episodes of The Simpsons). If not, well, you’re just as bad as my entire fourth grade class circa 1995 that stared at me blankly when my glasses fell off in the school library and I laughed and proclaimed, “It’s not fair! It’s not fair!” I don’t blame them — we didn’t have Hulu back then — but it still would’ve been nice to be able to explain my joke by pulling a black and white 3.75″ The Twilight Zone action figure of Henry Bemis out of my backpack. That’d totally have worked, right? No? Well this August Bif Bang Pow!, ZICA Toys and David Lee will release a wave of just such figures, anyway.
Retailing for about $9.99 a pop online and in stories, the figures sport about 4-5 points of articulation and most of them come with one accessory. Characters include William Shatner as Bob Wilson in “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” a.k.a. the dude who saw a Gremlin on the wing of his plane, plus that very Gremlin. Kanamit from “To Serve Man” will also be on hand, with all his grand maneating plans bottled up in his deluxe noggin. The rotund robotty alien from “The Invaders” will also get a figure, along with Talky Tina from “The Living Doll” episode of the show. The aforementioned Henry Bemis figure I could’ve used as a kid (sporting Burgess Meredith’s likeness) from “Time Enough at Last” rounds out the line.
You can check out all six figures from a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity/the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition/that lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge, below.