Today I was listening to an action figure podcast and one of the hosts mentioned The Six Million Dollar Man was coming back in toy form. It was just one sentence and wasn’t elaborated on. I even thought I heard it incorrectly and rewound the podcast to listen to that part again. I immediately searched the Internet and found this news release.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 6, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! fans now have six million more reasons to continue and expand their loyalty as the manufacturer announces a new partnership with NBCUniversal that will bring to market a brand-new line of toys and collectibles based on the iconic 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man.
Bif Bang Pow!’s Six Million Dollar Man collection will present an array of articulated retro action figures and bobble heads of fan-favorite Col. Steve Austin and other memorable characters, as well as a number of Six Million Dollar Man themed collectibles like license plate frames, tin boxes, coasters, snow globes, and glassware.
Reminiscent of the bestselling “Mego” style action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, Bif Bang Pow!’s amazing line of Six Million Dollar Man action figures will continue a successful partnership with EMCE Toys, the team responsible for bringing that classic style back since 2006. These figures will stand 8-inches tall and include episode-specific fabric clothing, in addition to multiple points of articulation.
“Bif Bang Pow! is excited to bring these brand-new The Six Million Dollar Man action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles to loyal fans of the celebrated TV series everywhere,” said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow!. “It’s been a long, long time since the world’s been given collectibles of the original Col. Steve Austin, a “man barely alive.” With a nod to the past, we’ll be releasing truly unique retro-styled items that will thrill fans of The Six Million Dollar Man. I’ve wanted such high-quality, series-true toys for years now, and I’m proud to say we’re the company finally bringing them to fruition. Better than they were before. Better, stronger, and maybe even faster!”
“We’re thrilled that Bif Bang Pow! has partnered with us to help bring Col. Austin back to life once more,” said Chris Lucero, Director of Global Licensing for NBCUniversal Television. “With its history of great-looking toys and its unbridled passion for The Six Million Dollar Man property, we’re positive that Bif Bang Pow! has the technology to make this array of classic television collectibles truly look like a million dollars… make that six million dollars!
I don’t know how this slipped past me. This is pretty cool that a company is finally bringing back The Six Million Dollar Man in toy form, and, hopefully, The Bionic Woman. Although it sounds like the action figures won’t have any type of action feature like the bionic eye or bionic grip.
Once these products are released I won’t be able to resist and I’ll have to start collecting new and vintage The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman collectibles.