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Old October 1 2011, 04:55 PM   #256
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Re: Doctor Who: The Figure Thread

The Who figures for the most part are very well sculpted, and have decent articulation (At least after the first wave). There's also a lot of variety in the Doctor's themselves, although there are some notable exceptions. While not perfect, they are way, way better than the late 80s Dapol line, which had figures that looked more like they were made in the 70s.

As for the expressions, the first Tom Baker figure had swappable heads-one with the hat and the classic grin, the other with a more serious expression similar to his title sequence. However most of the Tom repaints/rereleases have gone with the serious head. Likewise, some of the McCoy figures also have a smiling expression.
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Old October 1 2011, 08:36 PM   #257
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Those Cybermen actually look pretty decent, although would it have killed them to paint the under-armour suit a darker colour than the metallic? I suppose if I got one of these guys I could just fix that with my own paints, but still.
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Old October 2 2011, 08:58 AM   #258
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Re: Doctor Who: The Figure Thread

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Some new figures have been announced. However, they're mostly repaints or re-releases:

-Enemies of the first Doctor set. With Tenth Planet Cybermen, Roboman (Who looks kitbashed from various Doctors) and Daleks Masterplan Dalek:

http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/enemies...tdoctorset.htm

Invasion of Time Sontaran set, with Stor and IOT Leela:

http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/leelaandstor.htm

Bearded Doctor in regular outfit, Toy soldier from Night Terrors, Two damaged Cybermen from Closing time and Cybermats:
http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/series6wave1.htm (Bottom of page)
With the exception of Stor and Leela, they're easy misses for me.

Re-released 10th Planet Cyb and a re-released Dalek with cheesey orange plastic to simulate a flamethrower? Bah! Not worth it for the Roboman (which I wouldn't want anyhow).

New series figures... variants and re-paints. Again, bah!

The original Leela release a few months ago was so flawed regarding QC issues that retailers had to discount them immediately. The two Sontaran sets were a Sonataran, a re-release of either the Third or Fourth Doctor and a big silver golf ball that opened up to reveal... a space so small the figure didn't even fit inside.

The toy line went from stellar to crap incredibly fast. Pretty much every collector I know has largely stopped collecting and I don't blame them.

However, since they're releasing Leela (a variant on a figure just released) with a Sontaran (that doesn't come with a big plastic ball of crap) I'll bite. This time.

But actually, CO's slipping standards have done my bank account a large favour. And they may do it another one as I'm thinking off selling of my entire collection except for one of each Doctor.
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Old October 2 2011, 02:42 PM   #259
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Im kinda hoping they decide to do a 11th in the green long coat...
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Old October 4 2011, 11:38 PM   #260
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Seems like collectors prefer a smaller number of new figures, but the toy companies love churning out variants, because it's far cheaper for them.
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Old October 6 2011, 03:57 AM   #261
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Im kinda hoping they decide to do a 11th in the green long coat...

Oh yeah that's an obvious series 6 figure.



And the ultimate eleventh doctor figure

http://bigchiefstudios.co.uk/product...doctor_LE.html



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Old October 6 2011, 11:44 AM   #262
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Yep, that is truly the ultimate 11th Doctor figure. That'll cost you a few quid, sure enough though...
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Old October 13 2011, 12:58 PM   #263
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I only have two - Policewoman Pond and Pandorica Song. Whilst I agree the sculpture is good, they could use a stand.
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Old October 17 2011, 02:54 PM   #264
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Finally, some good looking figures:


http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/enemies...ddoctorset.htm


Omega is the first modern WHO figure to have soft goods, I think; The Spearhead From Space style Auton looks cool, and the Drashig is actually a hand puppet as well...
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Old October 17 2011, 02:58 PM   #265
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Re: Doctor Who: The Figure Thread

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Finally, some good looking figures:


http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/enemies...ddoctorset.htm


Omega is the first modern WHO figure to have soft goods, I think; The Spearhead From Space style Auton looks cool, and the Drashig is actually a hand puppet as well...
WOW ... That Omega is incredible. It probably has the closest likeness they've done in the entire range. He's definitely going on my shelf.
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Old October 17 2011, 11:52 PM   #266
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With SJA wrapping up, I really wish there were plans to do a set of the cast. Rani, Clyde, Luke, and Sky. Sarah and K9 are alredy covered.
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Old October 18 2011, 12:10 AM   #267
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Finally, some good looking figures:


http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/enemies...ddoctorset.htm


Omega is the first modern WHO figure to have soft goods, I think; The Spearhead From Space style Auton looks cool, and the Drashig is actually a hand puppet as well...

Omega, finally! And the rest of that set isn't too bad, either. Nice to finally see a Classic Auton, and while I don't personally care about them making a Drashig, it's great that they are doing some non-traditional "figures".

Speaking of non-traditional figs, there's also a three-piece "The Chase" set, which includes a Mechanoid.

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With SJA wrapping up, I really wish there were plans to do a set of the cast. Rani, Clyde, Luke, and Sky. Sarah and K9 are alredy covered.
You forgot Maria.
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Old October 18 2011, 06:21 AM   #268
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Omega looks fantastic. However the other two don't appeal to me. Too bad Omega isn't a single release or in a two-pack with a Third Doctor companion.
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Old October 19 2011, 01:06 PM   #269
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Peri and Sharaz Jek (Not a great picture yet). I assume the Peri is a repaint of the Vengeance On Varos, the Jek figure looks interesting...


http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/periandsharazjek.htm
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Old October 19 2011, 02:31 PM   #270
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Peri and Sharaz Jek (Not a great picture yet). I assume the Peri is a repaint of the Vengeance On Varos, the Jek figure looks interesting...


http://www.doctorwhotoys.net/periandsharazjek.htm
Sweet. That Peri, I would buy. I wasn't about to get the earlier version with the turd on a stand as the second figure.

I did note on that page something funny ... I hadn't realized Caves of Androzani was an "eight-part" story. My DVD only has four parts.
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