Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spotlight: Icons of The Twilight Zone bobblehead (Bif Bang Pow!)

Bif Bang Pow! continues its wonderful line of Twilight Zone bobbleheads with something completely unexpected. I mean, they thought WAY outside of the box on this one. This may be the first bobblehead in history, TZ or otherwise, that's neither a character or a vehicle. It's not an alien, or a robot, or a spaceship, or a Dharma Initiative polar bear, or a TIE Fighter, or Charlie Sheen, or even Jesus. Nope, it's....

...well, what is it, exactly? For guidance, we'll look to the piece's name: Icons of The Twilight Zone: Five Unforgettable Symbols Synonymous with The Twilight Zone.

It's a monolith of sorts, incorporating iconic images from the various opening sequences used throughout the series' five-year run. The central 2-dimensional image is the door from seasons 4-5 ("You unlock this door with the key of imagination..."), surrounded by a starfield. From there, five distinct objects float out in front, three of which bobble on springs.

Clockwise, from... well, the clock:

Bobbling Clock (from seasons 4-5)

Bobbling Spiral (from season 3)

Eyeball (from seasons 4-5)

Bobbling Einstein's Theory of Relativity (from seasons 4-5)

Flying saucer (from several episodes;
most prominently season 3's "To Serve Man")

The eyeball and flying saucer do not bobble; rather, they are held in place by thin dowels, and can be turned to any angle you choose.

The Twilight Zone logo is attractively sculpted on the back of the piece. In fact, the backside looks nice enough to display on its own. Now there's a reason to get two!

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!

This piece weighs 15.5 ounces; however, it seems all the weight lies at the front, which makes it extremely prone to falling forward. I'd suggest slipping something thin under the front edge to balance it out. I'm planning to stick a few rubber self-adhesive bumper feet under mine:

Balance issue aside, this is a frankly gorgeous piece. A Comic-Con exclusive, this particular item is ALREADY sold out over at Entertainment Earth. You can probably find one elsewhere (eBay, etc), but if you're at all inclined to track one down, I'd jump on it sooner rather than later. In fact, I need to find myself a backup... just in case.

Dali print not included.

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