AFi First Look – Go Hero’s Doc Savage 1/6th Scale Figure
December 10, 2012

Go Hero might not be a household name in the toy world  like a ‘Hasbro’ or a ‘Mattel.’..yet!  But for anyone that has ever seen one of their incredible 1/6th scale figures, especially in person, you know that they put out a quality figure that can only be rivaled by expensive import 12″ figures.   They knocked fans out with their 12″ classic Buck Rogers figure, their fantastic 12″ Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon figure and their STUNNING “The Shadow” figure (Still available, but only a few left!)

Now they have many fans excited as their love of classic pulp bring us a long awaited figure – the ‘Man of Bronze” himself – Doc Savage!

We’ve had many years of Doc Savage reading material such as novels and comics, but the good doctor has been severly lacking in the merchandise department.  There have been a handful of statues from places like Electric Tiki and Real Art Studios, but if you were looking for action figures you have been out of luck.   Until now!  Now Steve Forde and the gang at Go Hero aren’t just giving us a generic 12″ figure with a torn up shirt.  No, they are bringing us their top level of detail, having teamed up with sculptor Gabriel Marquez to bring us a 12″ Clark Savage Jr. that looks like he stepped right out of a James Bama  cover!

A few weeks back Go Hero teased us with the following message on their official Facebook Page:

DOC SAVAGE NEWS: We have gotten some great feedback about the direction you all think we should go with Doc Savage. We have the opportunity to make something special that is comparable to the best 1:6 scale out there, with die-cast metal parts, multiple guns, accessories and more. It will cost more to make and to purchase, but it is right for the project to make a historical piece of figure art than to just bang out a project. NEXT WEEK we will be showing some more WIP parts, including a list of accessories, MSRP, and Introductory Pre-Order price.

Now Steve and Go Hero have given AFi readers an exclusive first look at the head sculpt, the gun and the work in progress of this awesome figure:

Thank you to Steve and Go Hero for letting us give you this sneak peek at the Man of Bronze.  We will keep you updated on the latest news from Go Hero and this figure.

You can also check out Go Hero on their website and their official Facebook page.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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