Go Hero has announced all of the pertinent details regarding the upcoming Sheena, Queen of the Jungle 1/6th scale collectible figure. Along with Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd have collaborated to produce this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle. It's slated to retail for $149.99, when it goes up for pre-order later this month.
As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, fiercely defends the rain forest and its denizens from all those who would do them harm. Originally conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs' Tarzan, Sheena leapt off the pages of Fiction House comics in 1937 to become the very first female character to have her own title, four years before Wonder Woman. Since then, Sheena has been featured in comics, graphic novels, TV shows, and her own feature film. Although there have been many imitators, there will only ever be one jungle queen.
The 1/6th scale Sheena, Queen of the Jungle features the following:
Go Hero will be cutting off pre-orders for their 1/6th scale Wilma Deering (Heroine of the 25th Century) next week. The collaboration between Go Hero x Executive Replicas x Phicen LTD will be a limited run of those who pre-order. So if you think you can order one later...don't count on it.
Wilma Deering is smart, tough, and doesn't take any guff. This daring dame fights to protect earth from the evil aliens, rogue robots, and dastardly villains. Her world of tomorrow is turned upside down when she meets a stranger from the distant past...a man named Buck Rogers! As the original "space girl", Wilma is the archetype for the many heroines of science-fiction and fantasy. With her clever mind, adventurous spirit and trusty “rocket pistol”, Wilma Deering has defied gravity and the stereotypical “damsel in distress” since the 1920s. For the first time ever, you can defend the future with...
The figure is expected to ship in Q3 of 2015, you can pre-order one now for $159.99.
‘The Man of Bronze’ - Doc Savage was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional works by Lester Dent. Doc’s popularity transcended the pulps moving into radio, comic books, and a feature film. Doc has been interpreted by some of the greatest artists. This beloved adventurer is considered to be the model for the ‘super hero’ with his strength, intelligence, speed, physique, and wealth – he even has a ‘Fortress of Solitude’. The name Doc Savage is synonymous with courage, danger, and adventure - remaining a heroic pop-culture icon to this day.
The Doc Savage 1/6th scale collectible figure comes from Go Hero and Executive Replicas. This is one of several collaborations that the two companies have worked on in the past or are working on into the future. The Doc Savage figure is available in two different versions: the Silver Age version and the Go Hero Exclusive Double Danger Deluxe version. For this review, I’ll be looking at the Double Danger Deluxe (DDD).
Not knowing much about Doc Savage, I had to do some research. I wasn’t surprised to find out that one of the professions of this fictional character was that of a doctor. But I was a little surprised that he wasn’t at all related to ‘The Macho Man’... Fans of the character will be delighted to know that this is the first time the good Doc has been made available as a 1/6th scale figure.
The DDD version of Doc Savage has a few extras. The most noticeable is that you get an alternate likeness – the wavy-haired Golden Age likeness head. In addition to that, there’s a shirt that’s not ripped (the ripped one is standard), and you get an additional weapon – the Golden Age Art Deco Style Raygun 2.
Speaking of those weapons, all four are die-cast metal. They’re very solid (heavy) and give the figure that high-class feel. One thing you’ll need to look out for. Since those guns do weigh more than a plastic, watch out for the wrist joints. More than once, I found that the weight of the gun was enough to give good old Doc Savage a wrist sprain…so I had to mess around with the wrist joint to ward off limp wrists. But you have a number of options on just how you want to equip the figure for display.
Price-wise, this falls in to where the high-end 1/6th scale market has gone recently. The days of the $99 high-end 1/6th scale figures are over. Most of that is because those old high-end figures look a little ugly compared to the current crop of high-end stuff. The sculpting’s better now. The paintwork is better now. Even the clothing is better now. For example, Doc Savage’s shirt actually has little buttons and buttonholes. It’s a pain in the ass to get him dressed (try using tweezers), but it makes for a more realistic end-product.
So I guess the big question is whether or not you go with the Silver Age Version or Go Hero’s DDD Exclusive. Personally, I’m a fan of the gruff, weathered looking Doc Savage. His Golden Age look reminds me of Super-Man or a half dozen other “good guys” from that age of comic books. Like he spent too much time in front of the mirror doing his hair. The Silver Age Doc looks like he probably got into a bar fight sometime within the past week. He likely ate beef jerky for lunch. And he’s probably yelled at the neighborhood kids for playing wiffle ball in his front yard, more than once.
1/6th Scale Doc Savage Manufacturer: Go Hero x Executive Replicas Material: PVC and ABS plastic Dimensions: 1/6th scale – 12” tall Points of Articulation: Over 40 points Designs: Double Danger Deluxe (DDD) Go Hero Exclusive and Silver Age Version Outfit: Leather Belt w/ Buckle; Leather Holster w/ Buckle; Leather Boots w/ Zipper; Pair of Socks; Ripped Shirt (Weathered); Un-Ripped Shirt (Weathered) (DDD Exclusive); Jodhpurs Accessories: Silver Age Likeness head; Golden Age Likeness head (DDD Exclusive); 4 interchangeable hands; Super Savage Machine Pistol by Jim Steranko (w/ Moveable Grip and 2 Detachable Clips); Silver Age Style Raygun; Golden Age Art Deco Style Raygun 2 (DDD Exclusive); German Lugar; Figure Stand w/ printed logo Edition Size: DDD - 250; Silver Age – Max 250 Pricing: DDD- $249.99; Silver Age - $209.99
To pick one up for yourself, check out the following:
GoHero.com: Double Danger Deluxe - $249.99; Silver Age - $209.99
In addition to the Keir Dullea figure, Go Hero is currently taking pre-orders for the Gary Lockwood 1/6th scale figure. Produced by Executive Replicas and Phicen LTD, the figure is licensed based on actor Gary Lockwood. You might remember him from any number of television or film roles...but he's probably most recognizable as Dr. Frank Poole in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001:A Space Odyssey. As Gary Lockwood’s first ever figure, it features his 1960’s likeness on Phicen's new jointed male body.
The figure is currently available to pre-order for $379.99. It's expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015.
Go Hero is currently accepting pre-orders for the Keir Dullea 1/6th scale figure by Executive Replicas and Phicen LTD. While Keir Dullea starred in dozens of movies...you might know him best for playing Dr. David Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This 1960's likeness of Keir Dullea is the first 1/6th scale figure ever produced based on the actor. Of course, this is licensed by the actor and has nothing to do with a certain film that he might have starred in.
The figure is expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015 and is currently available to pre-order for $379.99.
Go Hero is now offering up the Lady Action (Classic Edition) 1/6th scale figure for pre-order. A collaboration between Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen, this highly articulated figure is slated to begin shipping in Q1 of 2015. If you were at New York Comic Con 2014, it's likely that you caught a glimpse of the secret agent. Well, she's now available to pre-order for $144.99 plus shipping.
The British Bombshell, the best agent of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Directorate’s UK division, is ready to right some wrongs, punish the guilty, and save the bloody world! For her, it’s just another day at the office.
Niki Sinclair, daughter of wealth and child of privilege, wasn’t satisfied with an endless stream of pointless parties punctuated by paparazzi.
Inspired by Captain Action, Niki studied and trained to become a top agent. And her infatuation wasn’t just a school girl crush. “I don’t want to date Captain Action’, she once said, “I want to BE Captain Action!”
Traveling the world with her gadgets and disguises, she finds her best weapons are her natural acting ability, fluency in seven languages and irresistible flirty wit. Her adventures have become a non-stop rollercoaster ride of infiltration the most evil plots and foiling evil-doers, ... All in the name of justice.
Go Hero has announced details surrounding the release of "one of the most fondly remembered and instantly recognizable characters in 1950's science fiction adventure". The first ever 1:6 scale figure of the Rocketman, featuring the likeness of actor George Wallace, is now available for pre-order.
From Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd, look for the figure to retail around $260.00 (limited edition of 1,000 pieces). For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.
The Rocketman figure includes the following:
• Metal Helmet w/ Working Visor & Flight Cap
• Metal Jet-Pack
• Metal Luger w/ Raygun Attachments & Clip
• Metal Canon
• Metal Control Panel w/ Adjustable Knobs
• Leather Jacket
• Detailed Outfit (Pants, Shirt, Tie, Socks)
• Leather Belt w/ Metal Buckle
• 3" Rocketship Mini Model
• 3 Sets of Hands
• Figure Stand
Executive Replicas (with Go Hero) and Phicen have teamed up to present the first ever sixth scale figure of the sultry masked heroine known as...The Domino Lady. Currently only available via pre-order, look for this figure to retail around $150.00.
Created by "Lars Anderson", The Domino Lady is a masked pulp heroine first appearing in a 1936 issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures. The Domino Lady is really University of California, Berkeley-educated socialite Ellen Patrick. When her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, is murdered she puts on a domino mask to avenge him. She is armed with .45 pistols, a syringe full of 'knock-out' serum, and her beauty. The Domino Lady charms, outwits, and allures her adversaries. She is known for stealing from her targets and donating the profits to charity, (after a modest cut for herself), and leaving a calling card that reads - 'Compliments of the Domino Lady'.
Go Hero and Executive Replicas have announced the first ever Doc Savage sixth scale action figure. Limited to a run of 250 pieces worldwide, Go Hero is anticipating a Q4 2013 release date for the Doc Savage: Double Danger Deluxe version. The figure can currently be pre-order via the above link for $249.99 (plus shipping).
The 1/6 scale Doc Savage: Double Danger Deluxe includes:Heads:
• Silver Age Style Likeness
• Golden Age Style Likeness (DDD Exclusive)
• 'Super Savage Machine Pistol' by Jim Steranko (w/ Moveable Grip & 2 Detachable Clips)
• Silver Age Style Raygun
• Golden Age Art Deco Style Raygun 2 (DDD Exclusive)
• German Lugar
• Stand w/ Printed Logo
First appearing on the July 31st 1930 Detective Story Hour radio show, The Shadow is a crime-fighting vigilante often cited as the inspiration for Batman. The character is known for sporting a girasol ring that helps focus his hypnotic abilities, a black slouch hat, a black cloak and a red scarf.
The character has also appeared in pulp magazines beginning in 1931, was voiced for a year by Orson Welles, and - oh yeah - there was a 1994 film starring Alec Baldwin as the title character. Needless to say, over 82 years of existence, the character's story has evolved.
But what's really surprising, is that with all of that history, this is the first time we're seeing a sixth-scale version of The Shadow. Go Hero and Executive Replicas have teamed up to bring Lamont Cranston aka The Shadow to fans and collectors.
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
The Shadow Manufacturer: Go Hero x Executive Replicas Sculpted by: Joy and Tom Studios Material: Plastic Articulated Figure Dimensions: One-Sixth Scale Points of Articulation: Over 20 points Outfit: Black Suit and Tie; White Shirt; Red Posable Scarf; Black and Red Posable Cape; Black Gun Holster; Black Shoes and Socks; Black Plastic Slouch Hat. Accessories: Two Handguns; Two Sets of Flesh Hands and One Set of Gloved Hands, all with The Shadow's Ring; The Shagow Branded Figure Stand. Edition Size: 750 pieces Pricing: $129.99
The Shadow's packaging has that nice, classic pulp magazine feel to it. Featuring original artwork on the front, back and interior panel, the box gives the vibe of an old-timey collectible figure. Like most sixth-scale figures, there is a plastic window pane hidden behind the front flap. You also have some good background character information (and details about the toy) on the rear of the box.
Everyone knows The Shadow's tagline, right? “The Shadow Knows!” But how does a character that's been in radio serials, magazines, comics, and films never see a sixth-scale version released? (Have you seen some of the random characters that get their own 1/6 scale toys?) I guess if you were hoping for this toy back in the 1930's, you're one relieved 90 year old.
Of course, Go Hero and Executive Replicas have brought this sixth-scale The Shadow to life (or at least to toy-life). We first reported about it back in May 2010, so even young collectors have been waiting a little while to get their hands on this figure. Was the wait worth it?
I'm not going to pretend that I have a wealth of knowledge about The Shadow. I've never listened to the old radio shows or read the comics or watched any film with Alec Baldwin portraying a superhero. But comparing the figure to all of the illustrations I've seen of The Shadow, it looks like a pretty good likeness. Of course, the first thing you notice is that distinct Aquiline nose peaking out over his posable red scarf.
The entire outfit mimics The Shadow's iconic look: black suit, white dress shirt, black tie, black shoes, black cape, black slouch hat, and red scarf. The red scarf is pretty long, but it has wires that allow you to pose it in all sorts of flowing positions. There are three options as far as hands: gloved, flesh for holding guns, and flesh relaxed hands. He includes a pair of basic handguns (they don't have a working slide like some higher end sixth-scale figures). And if you strip the figure down to his dress shirt, you'll see that he sports some holsters.
I didn't find any problems with the stitching on the clothing or the paintwork on the face. It was all nice and clean, which is what you hope for at this price point. As far as pricing, the $129.99 mark is around the average for a licensed sixth-scale figure of this quality and with the number of accessories it carries. For comparison sake, Sideshow's average licensed piece runs around $150, while Hot Toys is usually at that $200-$250 sweet spot.
Both Go Hero and Executive Replicas have released some great sixth-scale figures based on classic licenses. The Shadow follows in that tradition. Collectors and fans will appreciate finally being able to put The Shadow alongside of their Batman collectibles...or maybe on their Philco Wooden Radio where they can show it off to their friends over a game of pinochle.