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Old June 29 2011, 11:05 PM   #196
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The figure is horrible. The body is alright but the face sculpt looks nothing like Alex Kingston and the hair piece is way off. Horribly done. If DWW did that sculpt, they should be ashamed.

What's funny is all the kiddies at GB saying "OMG it's teh awesomest likeness evah!" I simply don't see how they can be looking at the same picture. Mind you, it's the same mindset that votes every single episode 10 out of 10.
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Old June 30 2011, 04:51 AM   #197
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The body is alright
Yep.

but the face sculpt looks nothing like Alex Kingston
I disagree. While it's certainly not the best likeness, I definitely saw some Kingston in the face.

and the hair piece is way off.
Definitely. When I first looked at the picture the poor hair piece was the first thing I noticed.

Horribly done.
Agreed.

I really wanted a River figure (without the enviro suit), but even if I was willing to get her as part of a set like that I wouldn't get this one. I really hope they release a single with a better looking head.
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Old June 30 2011, 05:24 AM   #198
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Old June 30 2011, 02:35 PM   #199
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Yeah, those pics just reinforce that I am NOT getting this. Looks nothing like Alex Kingston and the hair is horrible.
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Old June 30 2011, 02:41 PM   #200
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Old June 30 2011, 03:44 PM   #201
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It's a decent likeness, definitely recognizable as her, but, not very flattering. More like the likenesses of Cracked (Or MAD) Magazine drawings, where they overemphasize recognizable characteristics of a person.

And yea, the hair is awful, the hairline looks like it lines up with her ears <SIGH>.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:37 AM   #202
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This ones an easy pass for me too.

Let's hope that UT announce a great Classic figure and not the rumoured repainted pink Peri and Shiny Master/Kamelion.

Give us a new Classic Companion!
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Old July 3 2011, 11:33 AM   #203
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Yeah, that rumoured pink Peri and Ainley Master would be another easy pass. I really hope that isn't it.

I'm also concerned about the rumour that Designworks is no longer doing the sculpts.
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Old July 3 2011, 12:50 PM   #204
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One thing I wouldn't mind would be a Peladon box set. They've already done the Ice Warrior, now they'd just need an Ice Lord, Arcturus and of course Alpha Centauri or Aggedor. However the line does seem to be winding down with all these repaints
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Old July 16 2011, 02:12 PM   #205
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Some new stuff, including some Doctor's wife figures:


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Old July 17 2011, 03:58 PM   #206
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I want an Idris figure, and an actual River figure, but I have to wonder ... Why don't they have their A-team working on the sculpts anymore. It seems like they've let it go down to the D-team. They seem to be such rush jobs these days that they aren't taking the time to get them to look like anything on screen, and they are coming out looking shoddy.

So it's either a repaint of an existing toy, or a shoddy looking figure that shares the name of someone on screen, but doesn't look anything like them.
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Old July 17 2011, 08:25 PM   #207
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Why don't they have their A-team working on the sculpts anymore. It seems like they've let it go down to the D-team. .
I believe that actually is the case. A different design studio is doing some of the sculpturing now.

The River figure, the face is spot on, its just the hair is awful.
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Old July 17 2011, 09:12 PM   #208
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All weve really seen of River is the prototype tho, so im willing to see what the final product looks like.
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Old July 18 2011, 12:47 PM   #209
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Hopefully. Prototypes don't usually have articulation though, those in the images clearly do.
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Old July 18 2011, 12:51 PM   #210
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I don't think those dolls look that bad, no child when playing with them is going to throw them down in horror.
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