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Big Chief Studios goes bankrupt


Big Chief Studios, the company that offered collectables including high-end authentic character replica limited edition figurines and art including some wonderful James Bond figures, went bankrupt.

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Goldfinger 1:6 scale figures

The Big Chief range also included figures inspired by tv series Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and UFO and Doctor Who.

All social media channels of the company have been taken down. Big Chief has ceased trading on their website, which now only shows this message:

"It is with heavy heart that I must inform our customers that despite our best efforts Big Chief Studios, the Company, has been forced to cease trading.

Having gotten through the global pandemic, the subsequent numerous knock-on effects have combined, creating a perfect storm that has extended delays to both the manufacture and release of our products. The current cost of living crisis and economic downturn have resulted in plummeting sales, which has seriously impacted our ability to continue and for us to be able to negotiate the renewal of our key licenses with any certainty.

I have carefully considered the financial position of the Company and following receipt of specialist advice from Begbies Traynor, I have concluded that the Company is unable to pay its debts and can no longer continue to trade. The necessary steps need be taken to place the Company into creditors’ voluntary liquidation. You will shortly be receiving a formal notification from them detailing the liquidation process and steps that you may be able to take to secure a refund of any deposits you may have paid.

Having worked tirelessly for over a decade to deliver high-end collectables, it is deeply wounding for myself and the team. I am sincerely sorry to all our loyal customers and apologise wholeheartedly for the situation.

For further information kindly send any queries to

Yours sincerely

Mark Andrews
Managing Director, Big Chief Studios Ltd."


Big Chief James Bond figures

In 2017, Big Chief announced the first editions of a new range of high-end collectable 1:6 scale figures based on the classic James Bond film series, starting with Dr. No.

dr no big chief james bond

More figures followed including some detailed figures from the movie Goldfinger.

big chief goldfinger

You can still find some of the James Bond figures for sale on eBay.

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