Over Valentine’s/President’s Day Weekend, one of our QA guys, Brent Krische, made a trip down to President’s Park in Williamsburg, VA — where he spotted this Abraham Lincoln doll.
Look familiar? Brent thought so, and wondered if it was an inspiration for the Action Abe figure in Fallout 3’s “Head of State” quest. After seeing both, I went to Action Abe’s creator, Artist Tony Greco, to see if the in-game figure was a tribute to this real-life doll. Here’s what he had to say…
“No, never been to Williamsburg or heard of the park. Sounds like a good trip though.
I was in ‘one of those goofy moods’ the day I had to make Abraham related stuff and thought Abraham Lincoln would be far more awesome with a katana. I wanted to take it a lot further with Rebel destroying grenades or something… but that wouldn’t match the kind of toys you’d see in the 50’s and 60’s.”
There ya go…myth debunked. Unfortunately, it looks like you’re not supposed to touch this Action Abe at President’s Park. Would have been funny if someone handed him a Katana.