Spotlight: Flash Gordon Action Figures by Bif Bang Pow!

Spotlight: Flash Gordon Action Figures by Bif Bang Pow!

It’s been a good summer for me and new toys, as two lines based on retro properties came out and tickled my fancy (better than last summer’s zero).

This week’s is a slightly bigger deal to me as it’s based one of my absolute favourite movies of all time, 1980’s cinematic adaptation of Flash Gordon.

Indepth photo review, a contest and some scant blathering after the jump.

First, my thoughts, as a kid I was pretty upset we never got these on shelves, so this is wish fulfillment. 

What I like best about these is that BifBangPow! didn’t follow the “What would Kenner do in 1977” esthetic but chose to make figures in a vintage style. I noticed ZICA’s name on the package, who made those awesome 3 3/4″ Six Million Dollar Man figures last year.

So what we get is an action figure line that looks like another player in the toy game in 1979 be it LJN, Mego, Multiple, Ideal etc snatched this license and made figures hoping to catch some Star Wars heat.

I’m a toy history nerd, so this brings me more joy than it probably should.

Enough chatter from me, judge for yourself and don’t forget, there is a contest at the bottom.

It was bothersome to remove these from the card, they’re nice!

Cloth capes!

Everybody has a nice little extra.

The inclusion of Ming’s robot is a nice touch.

It’s pants wettingly great to finally have a Brian Blessed Vultan action figure.

Some fill in homies from the Filmation line.

Ming’s bowling league of Evil.

The whole gang together.

A gathering of good guys I only wished I could have put together in 1980.


To Enter, simply send your name and your favourite Flash Gordon character to me at  kid70s*at* (replace the *at* with an @) and I’ll announce the winner next Friday!

Want to see series 2 of Flash? Buy Series one at Entertainment Earth or your LCS today.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • ucity88 on August 1, 2015

    I tried to enter and got an error-

    Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

    Remote host said:
    550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
    550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or
    550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces.

  • Plaidstallions on August 1, 2015

    Check the email address again, I fixed the name.

  • Biggles on August 1, 2015

    Outstanding photo of the "Good Guys" gathering. My Kirk & V.I.N.C.E.N.T. are not in that good of shape.

  • J_D_La_Rue_67 on August 1, 2015

    A nice idea, those figures with a vintage "feeling". Vultan is really cool.
    Always thought the film was trashy, but funny. If they do wave 2, I hope there will be a Mariangela Melato/General Kala figure.

  • Anonymous on August 2, 2015

    In the bad guy group pic, who's the dude at Reinhardt's left? I've never seen that figure before.

  • JRS on February 27, 2022

    Man, why does no one want to make a Dale Arden figure?

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