My favorite bits of reading as I flew through the grocery checkout were always sightings and new discoveries pertaining to “Bat Boy” on the cover of The Weekly World News. Apparently Steve Forde of Go Hero has similar memories and decided NOW is the time that the enigma that is Bat Boy be fleshed out in plastic for your desktop, car dashboard and Hummel curio cabinet.
Go Hero is an independent collectibles and entertainment company at the forefront of the vanguard movement in original and licensed designer products. Their award-winning products, art, and designs have been featured in several leading edge books, magazines, and online publications including Sci-Fi Channel, MTV Books, Wizard Publications, Lee’s Toy Review, Dot Dot Dash, Full Vinyl, and many others.
Go Hero hold licenses for some the best science fiction, comic, and pop culture characters including: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Flash Gordon, The Shadow, Doc Savage, Bluewater Comics “Ray Harryhausen Presents”, and more. Remember those awesome pics of 12″ Skeleton Warriors? That’s them!
Go Hero is co-branding with Executive Replicas on several licenses including The Weekly World News. Go Hero partners with select companies like Executive Replicas and Day 2 Day Trading to create ground-breaking products. “By collaborating with other creators of like mind, we can raise the bar on these great designs, licenses, and products.” – Steve Forde, Owner, Go Hero. Go Hero products are found online at GoHero.com, at Sideshow Toys, Kid Robot, Toy Tokyo, and in collectible boutique outlets.
“Bat Boy is one of those iconic character designs. The image of him is ubiquitous! If Alfred E. Newman, Shepard Fairy, and Nosferatu had a baby, it would be Bat Boy! I am drawn to things cuddly and deadly! I love the idea that he saves your life, then rips up your couch.” – Steve Forde.
Steve went on to tip us off about a further partnership with Funko (our favorite bobble head creators), which will see Go Hero’s licenses lent to bobble head figures, plush, and vinyl toys. More info coming soon on that front. If Bat Boy does well, this may be the beginning of an entire line of “crazy cryptid characters.”
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