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January 3rd, 2014 36 comments

No more Doctor Who Bif Bang Pow

No more Doctor Who Bif Bang Pow

From Bif Bang Pow…

Our license with BBC America to produce Doctor Who merchandise has expired. While we’ll miss the good Doctor, his adversaries and allies, we are excited to shift our resources to focus on an array of fantastic new items from other top brands and licensors.

Our remaining inventory can be found at www.entertainmentearth.com . No additional announced or unannounced items will be produced.

uk-flag-small You can order any remaining products in the UK from www.forbiddenplanet.com

usa-flag-smallYou can order remaining products in the USA from www.entertainmentearth.com


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36 comments

  • James

    August 24th, 2014 - 10:17pm

    BBP is part of Entertainment Earth here in the USA and Entertainment Earth has become a hard company to deal with.

    The biggest thing that Entertainment Earth does is sell there items to retailers at “wholesale” prices and then turn around and sell it directly to the general public at prices that the retailers cant compete with. This has caused massive amounts of retailers to stop buying from them.

    Retailers dont trust them anymore so there items are not selling to retailers which decrease volume and lower volume looses the licence.

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  • Morgan

    January 4th, 2014 - 7:18am

    Wait, so this means that there will not be many more Dr Who Figures. I was so looking forward to the Yeti action figure. But can’t they get a new lisence or something. And I don’t think they have a Peter Capaldi figure yet as he hasn’t got his costume yet.

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    • matt9982

      January 4th, 2014 - 7:53am

      No just the Biff Bang Pow retro ones. Not the main CO Line.

    • Anonymous

      February 2nd, 2014 - 8:18pm

      I don’t what to them go

  • RexisnotyourDoctor

    January 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Sad news indeed, but there rumblings a few months back. I was lucky to get the SDCC 1st/11th Doctor set for a reasonable price on Amazon, and with the apparent demise of the 5″ line I was looking forward to the Capaldi figure.

    Fingers crossed the ‘Other Doctor’ figure shifts enough units to convince CO that a one-off Capaldi 5″ figure at least is viable. It’s been a depressing 12 months for those of us figure collectors who aren’t taken with the 3.75″ line.

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  • The Monitor

    January 3rd, 2014 - 5:47pm

    Always a difficult one. I have found this year extremely difficult to buy everything and have had to back off; I do think there were too many licenses.

    BPP at least were different. I would not have wished for them to have lost the license, as I bought everything that FP got in of theirs; just a shame that by the time it got to us that the condition was less than optimal and I was disappointed from that point of view.

    I liked nearly all of their stuff; Leela didn’t quite work, and the Davros Bobble head was a bit ugly, but otherwise B+ or A-

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    • Radburn

      January 4th, 2014 - 12:38am

      Have to agree with your comments totally, as well as those of Jaffa Cakes below & RexisnotyourDoctor above – All extremely valid points…

  • Jaffa Cakes

    January 3rd, 2014 - 1:36pm

    It’s a shame but I am not entirely surprised. The demand wasn’t there compared to their other licences. The second wave was delayed by over a year whilst BBP sought a smaller factory to make smaller runs of the figures, which meant an increase in price, arguably expensive for what was being produced.

    I have the Fourth Doctor, The Master and Styre. They’re very charming items but the line was plagued with quality control, release and pricing issues.

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  • Explosive Cookie

    January 3rd, 2014 - 11:55am

    Will the Bif Bang Pow! dalek still be available on Forbidden Planet now? I got my first BBP! figure at Christmas (1st doctor) and I was waiting if they were going to do a 7th doctor one…guess not.

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    • Radburn

      January 3rd, 2014 - 11:58am

      Did you get your 1st. Doctor from FP Com online or was it in a FP store somewhere?

    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 11:58am

      if they have produced enough then yes, if not then no

      when a licence expires you cannot produce any more items – no even a re-run, you can only sell what exists and even then as a wholesaler there might be a time limit – retailers are not effected.

  • Radburn

    January 3rd, 2014 - 11:18am

    Strangely enough I don’t find this at all surprising? The figures were all excellent & I was looking forward to the rest of the series – But Bif Bang Pow! were absolutely useless in getting the merchandise out to stores! I would have happily kept on purchasing these – But they were so difficult to find here in the UK?

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  • thehostproductions

    January 3rd, 2014 - 11:18am

    the licence should if anything be extended to let the products that have been announced go on sale such as the new series line and series 5&6 of the classic line e.g. kraal, mr sin & magnis greel. also its not right that they have the peter capaldi up for order but cancel it.
    i understand that the lines needs to end due to bbc america but they should let the products be released then if need be cancel the line then!

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    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 11:21am

      it may be nothing to do with BBC America, they might have just decided not to renew it as it was no longer viable for them

    • Anonymous

      February 2nd, 2014 - 8:21pm

      I hope they will come back one but they might not 🙁

  • toptimelord

    January 3rd, 2014 - 10:59am

    I’ve pre-ordered a Peter Capaldi figure with Forbidden Planet? Will this still be released?

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    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 11:04am

      you and many others, no not now everything stops

    • Melkur

      January 3rd, 2014 - 5:40pm

      It’s a shame really, that head was beautiful

    • KORSAIR

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:39pm

      I didn’t know they had one planned.

  • Anonymous

    January 3rd, 2014 - 10:15am

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    • Anonymous

      February 2nd, 2014 - 8:15pm

      I what more to come out that’s not right

  • Thehostproductions

    January 3rd, 2014 - 10:08am

    On forbidden planet they have a eldrad figure but it is a prototype mock-up. Does this mean all the figures on the back of the first doctor package are now cancelled?

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    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 10:19am

      yes everything except the Genesis Dalek which has just come out

    • Thehostproductions

      January 3rd, 2014 - 10:27am

      I really wanted the kraal to i am really annoyed at BBC America!

  • Thehostproductions

    January 3rd, 2014 - 10:04am

    No! I have collected all the bif bang pow figures they were great!

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  • ParadigmDalek1325

    January 3rd, 2014 - 9:22am

    I literally just bought myself an Eleventh Doctor one and it is great! *sigh*

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    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 9:38am

      I have collected them all and just need the Dalek, i was considering selling when i heard of all the cancellations.

      They had a huge amount in the pipe line.

      I will hang onto them all for now

      Most of the Titan bust have been cancelled as well

    • ParadigmDalek1325

      January 3rd, 2014 - 11:27am

      Such a shame, since I’ve got no titan bust and only one of Bif Bang Pow, they had infinite potential to be honest!

  • Melkur

    January 3rd, 2014 - 8:47am

    Oh maaaaan, i just got into these a few months ago. I wonder if the 1st and 11th Doctors, and maybe even that Dalek, will make it to forbidden Planet?

    This sucks a bit.

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    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:58am

      fp.com have def had the tin with both 1st and 11th DR’s in in https://forbiddenplanet.com/?q=bif+bang+pow+doctor+who&affid=tdws06

    • Melkur

      January 3rd, 2014 - 5:41pm

      Cheers, i’ve emailed FPI on the off chance they will still get the individual figures in. As yet, no reply. I hope they get back to me soon as i’d love to get that tin tote if they can’t.

  • dalek 105

    January 3rd, 2014 - 8:01am

    Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Booboo will the Peter Capaldi bif bang pow figure still be released?

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    • Guff

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:09am

      I think “No additional announced or unannounced items will be produced.” Is pretty clear, Dalek105.

    • dalek 105

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:15am

      oh thanks. i must of been so sad about it that i miss’t that bit out!!!

    • booboo

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:27am

      no

    • dalek 105

      January 3rd, 2014 - 8:30am

      thanks booboo

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