Toys, TV

Don’t Judge the Venture Bros. by the Lost Figures, Please

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?…yeah. These are Bif Bang Pow’s new Lost figures, done in the Mego-style. They are slightly terrifying. All those people who were upset when I mentioned that Bif Bang Pow was also going to make their Venture Bros. figures Mego-style — well, I don’t imagine these are helping. I mean, look at Ben:

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?Even I can’t swear that toy won’t kill me in my sleep. I love Lost, but I’d rather take my chances with the smoke monster, frankly.

That said — Venture fans, I think it’s going to be okay. first of all, Bif Bang Pow’s JLabs came on to TR during that post and said they’d still be exploring regular action figures with the Venture license. If the Megos don’t sell, I promise you they’ll try normal action figures rather than give up on the license — and more likely, they’ll end up doing both anyways.

Second of all, I think Lost isn’t doing Mego figures a favor, or vice versa. Megos aren’t really designed to have realistic heads, like from a modern, live-action TV show. I honestly think the retro, cartoon designs of The Venture Bros. will work much, much better as Megos than these guys. We’ll have to wait and see, but if you’re a Mego-hating Venture Bros. fan, I don’t think there’s any reason to lose your shit at the moment. All right? (Via Mego Museum)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.