Go Hero Announces “Doc Savage” Figure for 2013

We’ll call this prototype head sculpt the “young” Doc. He’s tough, has a full head of hair and looks ready to RUMBLE, retro-style. Alongside is old, “pulp” artwork that served as its inspiration. (Photo: GHT)

My memories of Doc Savage, “The Man of Bronze,” are, I’m sorry to say, fairly limited. Here’s what I remember without consulting Wikipedia: I recall Ron Ely (also TV’s “Tarzan”) in some sort of made-for-TV movie…and a 1970s Marvel comic magazine that came out soon after. I still have that issue laying around here somewhere.

We’ll call this the “old” Doc head sculpt. His face is more weathered and grim, revealing many hard years fighting bad guys. Is that a bad haircut or helmet? Anyone know? (Photo: Go Hero Toys)

I also remember Doc loving to wear all-white outfits that consisted largely of such “explorer gear” as pith helmets, riding pants, tall boots and vests that showed off his powerful arms and pecs. For some reason, he also had a really serious George Hamilton-esque tan (hence his “Man of Bronze” moniker) and carried a Mauser-type pistol…or maybe that was just the Rocketeer. Anyway…

Comic fans will appreciate this wild pistol inspired by the artwork of comics legend, Jim Steranko. WOW! (Photo: Go Hero Toys)

Comic fans will appreciate this wild pistol inspired by the artwork of comics legend, Jim Steranko. WOW! (Photo: Go Hero Toys)

Various views of GHT's Shadow figure. We LOVE that Lamont Cranston head sculpt! (Photos: Go Hero Toys)

We LOVE this Lamont Cranston head sculpt!
(Photos: Go Hero Toys)

Some of you may remember GHT’s 2012 rendition of The Shadow (aka Lamont Cranston). If they produce their 2013 Doc Savage figure at that same high level of quality, collectors are in for a real treat! Go Hero was very thankful to their customers in the press release, saying…

“Thanks for all the support in making 2012 a success! We are so happy to continue put out some first-ever products and buff some amazing retro properties. Also, what an honor to contribute to some incredible projects, toys, films, art and more. It is a great honor to work with so many amazingly talented folks. Just in case you did not catch the teasers & reveals we have had on our always entertaining Facebook Page, here are some sneak peeks of pulpy things in the works for 2013!”

GHT's 2012 figure of "The Shadow" became an instant hit with collectors. Absolutely superb! (Photo: Go Hero Toys)

GHT’s 2012 “The Shadow.” (Photo: Go Hero Toys)

Bottom Line: “Pulpy” is a good description of figures in the GHT line. The Shadow and Doc Savage are both heroic characters from the early days of radio shows and “pulp” magazines, which were hugely popular in the 1930s and 40s. The Doc Savage prototype teaser pics they sent along look very intriguing. We can’t wait to see these new figures in person!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to order a Shadow figure, you can still find them for sale at the Go Hero Toys website HERE, or at the Big Bad Toy Store HERE.

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One thought on “Go Hero Announces “Doc Savage” Figure for 2013

  1. Wayne Faucher says:

    That Go Hero figure looks SWEET! It appears to be based on the James Bama cover paintings. He used actor/model Steve Holland for those. Steve was also Flash Gordon in the 50’s TV series.

    Wayne Faucher

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