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Go Hero’s Buck Rogers action figures: now defending your desk against the perils of space

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Go Hero's Buck Rogers Action Figure After a series of delays, Go Hero’s ultra-detailed 1:6 scale Buck Rogers action figure is finally rocketing out of his warehouse.

Hop over there to gander at the features – everything from a detachable, glass space helmet to an internal audio device that plays old Buck Rogers radio shows (or whatever you upload to it via USB). Neat!

His gun is (of course!) a replica of Buck’s iconic Atomic Ray Pistol… and Go Hero is also selling a 10″ version of that famous ray gun. In fact it’s not an exact replica, since it Replica Buck Rogers ray guncombines features of the original toy Atomic ray gun with the postwar Disintegrator Pistol. Comes complete with pops and sparks.

And still coming down the retro-futuristic pike is Go Hero’s 1:6 scale Flash Gordon, a Go Hero's Flash Gordon Action Figuresimilarly detailed 1930’s version of the character based on Buster Crabbe in the famous movie serials.

All in all, a pretty wonderful line of retro space heroes and replicas, all ready and eager to defend your desk from evil emperors and the Awful Green Things From Space.

6 responses to “Go Hero’s Buck Rogers action figures: now defending your desk against the perils of space
Doc Atomic says:
July 20th, 2009 at 12:25 am

A great figure. I’ve spoken a number of times with the man behind the toy, and he’s as dedicated a fan of Buck, Flash, and all of the 1950s space heroes as you’re likely to find. His work is really top-notch; his attention to detail just blows me away.

I’ve got an original U235 Atomic Pistol, and I’ve handled a number of original XZ-38s. I had a chance to take a good, long, close look at the replica, and gain, it’s a great toy. Exact? No, not really. But close enough that fans of the gun who might balk at spending $200+ on eBay for a beaten up example will be more than satisfied. It’s a reproduction that works as a beautiful collectible, but also a really fun toy. (And isn’t that the point?)

Oh, for the record, I’m not in any way associated with Go Hero or anything. I don’t even own the figure or the reproduction gun — I already spend too much on vintage toys! But as someone who’s seen it all up close, I figured I’d chime in. (Oh, and I’m not in any way connected to Go Hero — I just like me some fancy-pants space toys!)

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 20th, 2009 at 11:02 am

The only one of the old Buck guns I’ve seen up close and personal was the smaller “Wilma” gun – and its price was about as scary as the idea of getting disintegrated. My ray guns are all 3d models!

I didn’t order one of the Buck figures – and sadly, in the current economy I’m not likely to – but it sure looks spiffy to me. Even though I’m not as big a fan of Flash, that one is looking pretty great too. I’m just happy to see things like this out and about in the world.

Doc Atomic says:
July 21st, 2009 at 2:59 am

The nice thing about some of the Buck Rogers guns — the XZ-31 Rocket Pistol and the U-235 Atomic Disintegrator, in particular — is that they were so popular that thousands upon thousands were produced. And Daisy, the company that made them, had such high quality control that many still survive today.

While high-grade examples will definitely set you back a pretty penny, nice-but-not-as-nice examples of the guns often sell for much more reasonable prices. I’ve seen beautiful, if not dead-mint, examples of the XZ-31 and U-235 sell for much less than the reissue. And while you don’t get the lovely wooden case or the lead figure, you do get an actual piece of history. Priceless, in my book.

Anyway, if one of them is really something you want to own, just sit tight and watch eBay — the right toy at the right price will come along. No one, and I mean no one should be forced to go without a nice, solid, reliable ray gun!

igotid says:
July 26th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

um.. i don’t think so that this figure can play its radio show or anything else. It doesn’t have mp3 players. Where can i use a remote controller?

stugod says:
August 10th, 2009 at 3:24 am

nice blog my sort of thing anyway from stugod

Standupguy says:
May 18th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Just took delivery of Buck Rogers, just superb detailing and the parts are extremely well made , bit of an issue with replacing the hands difficult to change the hands for the gloved version and the glass helmet straps are a pig to tie together but got there in the end

The mp3 player in this figure is just superb, very loud with one episode of vintage Buck Rogers radio episode already loaded,. not easy to load new tracks as you have to remove the belt and pull up the shirt and leather vest which is not easy without thew potential of damaging the seam on the rubber material of the vest, same the other side with the switch to turn on , very fiddly again,hard to reach the play and record buttons at the back as they are again quite high up the back of the figure so you have to fold the vest up and again possibly damaging the vest , the remote control helps with this operation but as mine was missing from the set its a bit of an issue till I get a replacement ,
Over all very worth the $110.00 I paid and just about the best looking Buck Rogers figure if seen …………….ever

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