Holy @#$%, the Venture Bros. Toys Will Be Megos


Yes. You heard me. Bif Bang Pow, the company that announced the Venture Bros. toy license last month, has said they’ll be making the figures Mego-style — i.e., the greatest superhero toys of the ’70s and (a large percentage of) the stars of ToyFare‘s Twisted ToyFare Theater. Mego Museum has the press release:

Announcing one of the widest
ranges of highly articulated 8-inch retro-style action figures in
years. In cooperation with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow!? is proud to bring
the original “’70s style” of play to a brand-new line of articulated
action figures based on some of the world’s most popular properties.

Reproductions reminiscent of the best-selling action figures of the 1970s
and early 1980s, these
highly articulated figures will feature body designs by EMCE Toys. Each
8-inch scale figure will
include real cloth clothing and plastic accessories where appropriate.

That is awesome. Obviously, I wouldn’t mind normal Venture Bros. action figures, but I love the idea of these guys being done in Mego-style — it just seems so right. My only worry is that BBP will make them all of one body size, both for nostalgia and to save money; you can kind of get away with Spider-Man, Hulk, and Superman all being the same size (in the ’70s) but there’s no way Dean and Hank should be as big as Brock is, even if you’re making retro toys, okay? I’m crossing my fingers, Bif Bang Pow — please don’t disappoint me.