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"Heroes of Science" action figures are light on "action," heavy on the "heroes"

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Yesterday we told you about the world's greatest Agent Coulson action figure. At the time, we called it the world's greatest action figure. But AF-Coulson would do well to watch his back; over on deviantART, graphic artist datazoid has put together a series of digitally painted "Heroes of Science" action figures (based, awesomely, on Star Trek action figures) which, if realized, could very well rob Coulson of his title. Writes datazoid:

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.

The figures are all based on Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: DS9 figures (primarily Odo from DS9, and Picard as Dixon Hill from TNG), and have been heavily modified in Photoshop using Liquify and a great deal of digital painting. Unfortunately, the figures aren't real. I wish they were.

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Here's the whole series so far (datazoid admits there are still many scientists missing):

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Click here to see the series in high res, and to read more about datazoid's process.

[datazoid via It's Okay to be Smart]

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annaleenewitz
Annalee Newitz

Ugh. This collection annoys me for two reasons. 1. Only one action figure is a woman, WTF. And 2. Plastic versions of dudes in suits does not say action figure to me. How about actually giving them action-based identities that say something about what they did other than wear ties?