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Heroes Of Science Action Figures by datazoid

Heroes Of Science Action Figures

Sure, we’re used to seeing various heroes of science fiction in action figure form, but what about real rockstars of science like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Artist datazoid has closed that gap with his custom-made Heroes Of Science Action Figures.

Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine figures, datazoid’s creations took a collective 50 hours to make.

He wrote:

“I like action figures. I have a small collection of them. I’ve noticed that you can buy Albert Einstein figures, Nikola Tesla bobble-heads and The Simpsons even brought out a Stephen Hawking figure based on his appearance in an episode. However, I thought it’d be really cool if there was an entire series of them, based on all of the people who’ve contributed to our understanding of the world and the universe it sits in.”

Although there are a lot of scientists he missed in the collection, their missing appearance is because of datazoid’s rules. Scientists in the figure collection had to have been alive sometime during the 20th century and no medical heroes didn’t count, due to medicine being its own particular field.

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Heroes of Science Action Figures

DeviantART member datazoid, otherwise known as Russel Gawthorpe, created this collection of science action figures photographically. They are based on Star Trek action figures with details added digitally. Too bad they aren’t available to buy! Datazoid admits there are many other scientists who deserve to be included. He limited them to 20th-century non-medical figures to keep the number manageable.

I would totally get a Schrödinger action figure and never open the box.
(See what I did there?)

Actually, I would buy the shit out of these—starting with a Feynmann, a Cousteau, a Dyson, and a Bohr. Design and concept by Datazoid. This is just volume one. There is another, bigger poster with all three volumes. I’d want an Asimov and maybe a Brian Cox from the subsequent sets.

I’d guess I’d be interested in a Hawking figure, too—but only if I could drive it around by remote control.

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