Not A Bad Idea!: Heroes Of Science Action Figures

November 19, 2012


Note: Larger version HERE, but be sure to check out the artist's site for a full-res version. He also explains his criteria for inclusion and why there's only one woman, no Bill Nye, etc.

This is a series of conceptual action figures based on famous scientists by DeviantARTist datazoid. They would all look great locked in an epic battle on my living room floor. *imagines Tesla shooting a lightning gun at Einstein while Hawking backs over Schrödinger's face in his wheelchair*

These little guys took between 40 minutes and 2 hours each, totaling around 50 hours of work.

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.

Great job, I think the only thing they're missing are some SWEET ACCESSORIES. Every action figure needs accessories! Obviously, Schrödinger would come with a cat. And Jacques Cousteau -- he could have a submarine playset add-on! Oh God I could just think about this stuff all day.

Thanks to Syndyne, who's actually friends with the artist and I'm hoping might be able to get me a LORDS OF THE INTERNET poster made. Just make me the one with a bag over his head.

  • Carlo Simon

    Im not really into the whole Science thing, but some of them I've heard thru history back in Elementary and High School.. The Other's I've heard from The Big Bang Theory... Sad Sad Day for me....

  • drscience

    Why the heck is Dawkins in there. He's not a scientist. He's just an athiest.

  • Haulin' Oats

    This list is missing four key people:


    What a sausage-fest. FAIL.

  • There is Waldo! Between Dawkins and Tesla

  • Robert A'Beuy

    Why does the Stephen Hawking action figure have leg joints?

  • Idlethoughts

    Robo-exoskeleton booster pack.

  • Bizarrocub


  • Kjsdfkjeshfouehf

    Desperately needs Emily Noether. Ditch Hawking or Penrose or Dyson or Sagan, if you need room.

  • Kjsdfkjeshfouehf

    Or Tesla (lol) or Dawkins or DeGrasse Tyson. Nice to have them but not in her league.

  • BKoetzier

    Isn't this list a bit to modern.
    Where are Galileo, Kepler and Newton?
    They might be a bit old school, but they made great contributions to science.
    One of them even continued though he was persecuted by the church.
    Not many of these younglings can say that.

  • pawnman

    It's talked about in the artist's page. These are all 20th century figures, an arbitrary cut-off because the artist did not have the time and effort to make literally every single scientist of all time.

  • Anthony Hodgetts

    I wonder if the Marie Currie figure glows in the dark?

  • where is Ray Kurzweil? kidding, just kidding..

  • sandul

    Ha! eat it Thomas Edison -Nikola Tesla

  • Schrödinger would come with a cat. Or maybe he wouldn't.

  • pawnman

    You wouldn't know until you got the box open.

  • These are fantastic. I really want a Tesla.

  • Idlethoughts

    I can't seem to find Heisenberg, weird I know he can't be moving around...

  • Now give them weapons based on their discoveries.

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