Bif Bang Pow! Inks Deal with NBCUniversal to Produce Collectibles Based on The Six Million Dollar Man

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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.


12 Responses to Bif Bang Pow! Inks Deal with NBCUniversal to Produce Collectibles Based on The Six Million Dollar Man

  1. The Retroist says:

    Hooray for Six Million Dollar Man stuff under the tree next holiday season.

  2. mwentworth says:

    Indeed! Very cool! I only ever had a clearance Oscar Goldman back in the day. He just got used as a bad guy for the other Mego 8″ figs. I also see the Season One + Pilot movie DVD set in now generally available (saw at F.Y.E.). I think it was a Time/Life exclusive for forever and super expensive.

  3. Flack says:

    That reminds me — I just saw a Six Million Dollar Man thermos at a local thrift store and was going to ask our own SMDJ if he was interested in it!

  4. Badwolf says:

    Picked up a 12″ Peter Pan LP of “The Six Million Dollar Man” First off, Lee Majors DOES NOT voice the part of Col. Steve Austin, and the stories are kind of lame.

    [IMG]http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn98/Big_Daddy_Audio/SMDMRecordsPowerPhotoCoverVolumeOne.jpg[/IMG]

    That being said, there’s NO WAY IN HELL I was leaving the store without it. It was only 1/6,000,000 of what it cost for Steve Austin.

  5. Those record albums are cool collectibles but I agree, the stories are very lame.

    Flack what was the price on the Thermos? I don’t have one of those or a lunchbox.

  6. Flack says:

    I think it was $8.

  7. And it was in decent condition?

  8. johnvukelic says:

    A Major in the United States Airforce who is an Astronaut and Test Pilot is severely injured while testing an advanced lifting body craft and survives when his body is rebuilt using cybernetic technology … don’t even get me started on the robotic Sasquatch.
    Dudes, or dudets, you didn’t leave a place for me to enter my credit card number!

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