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Classic Doctor Who Action Figures

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 6th Doctor, Classic Series, Colin Baker, Cybermen, Dalek, Objects of Desire, Patrick Troughton, Toys & Merchandise, William Hartnell with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by Mr M

Continuing their release of classic Doctor Who action figures, Character Online are due to release figures of the 1st, 2nd and 6th Doctors in July this year. The sets will comprise of the following:

William Hartnell action figure with Supreme Controller Dalek as featured in the Dalek Invasion of Earth. It has to be noted that I refer to the tv story not the movie version featuring Peter Cushing. The cool thing about this set is that it’s also available in black and white as it would have been seen in 1964 when it was first aired.

The 3rd and 4th sets of colour and black and white figures feature Patrick Troughton and a cyberman from the 1967 story, Tomb of the Cybermen. I’m not 100% certain if this cyberman will be a re-release of the Age of Steel build an collect figures released earlier this year. {Note! I’ve checked, it is a re-release and not a new version!}

These double figure sets are expected to retail around £24.99. Pre orders can be placed at Forbidden Planet‘s website.

Finally a second 6th Doctor is to be relased without his usual harlequin costume. This figure wears a blue costume as featured in the BBC webcast ‘Real Time’, and a few book covers. It’s a toned down version of his normal bright attire, now reproduced as this great action figure.

This now only leaves the 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee), the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann). Will we have to wait until 2010 for these? Only time will tell.


The Three Doctors – Episode Guide

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Jon Pertwee, Nicolas Courtney, Omega, Other Time Lords, Patrick Troughton, UNIT, Video Clip, William Hartnell with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by Mr M


A weather balloon carrying a device for cosmic ray research comes down in the Minsbridge Wild Life Sanctuary and is found by the local gamekeeper, Mr Ollis (Laurie Webb). Its’ owner, Doctor Tyler (Rex Robinson), is summoned by Ollis’ wife (Patricia Prior) but Ollis vanishes from beside the device before he arrives. Tyler contacts UNIT and takes the device into their HQ. He was going to contact them anyway in view of the recent results of his tests which show an unknown type of cosmic lightning, directed at the Earth. The Doctor is intrigued and goes to see the spot where the balloon came down. Continue reading

Cyberman Action Figure Set

Posted in 10th Doctor, 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, Cybermen, Objects of Desire, Toys & Merchandise with tags , on January 19, 2009 by Mr M


As part of their ongoing Doctor Who action figure releases, Character have released a Cyberman 4 figure collection featuring a Cyberman figure from 10th Planet, the last story of the 1st Doctor. Two Cyberman figures from the 2nd Doctor era, from the stories Tomb of the Cybermen and Invasion, the 4th figure is the Cyberleader from 2008s Christmas special.

As with their Classic figures range all 4 figures come with collect and build parts which when assembled create the Cyber Controller with the domed head as featured in The Tomb of the Cybermen.

SFX Magazine celebrates 45years of Doctor Who

Posted in 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, Classic Series, Colin Baker, David Tennant, Jon Pertwee, Magazines & Books, New Series, Objects of Desire, Patrick Troughton, Paul McGann, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Tom Baker, William Hartnell with tags , on November 3, 2008 by Mr M

1st Doctor - William Hartnell

This months issue of SFX magazine features a 45th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who. To celebrate they have released no fewer than 10 different covers for the December issue.

Their website boasts “The main attraction in our celebration of Doctor Who is our enormous retrospective feature, where we ask Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Stephen Fry, Clive Barker, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss to talk about their love for the show. We have the world exclusive first word on this year’s Christmas special, too, and to top it all off, we’ve got a great competition where you can win all four series of Doctor Who on DVD!”

You can see all 10 covers above, click on the thumbnails for larger views. Which one would you buy? I bought the Jon Pertwee version.

Doctor Who: The Forgotten: Comic Strip

Posted in 10th Doctor, 1st Doctor, Comic Strip, Martha Jones, Objects of Desire, Toys & Merchandise with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by Mr M

These Doctor Who comics are the first to be written for a US market, and feature the 10th Doctor as played by David Tennant and Martha Jones as played by Freema Agyeman. This is the 2nd story to be oublished by IDWPublications.

Stranded in a strange Museum that’s dedicated to him; and with no TARDIS in sight, The Doctor and Martha must make sense of their surroundings, hindered by one small fact – The Doctor has lost his memories of every one of his previous incarnations! With items relevant to each Doctor in their possession, The Doctor must try to use them to regain his memories before it’s too late, starting with his earliest incarnation’s memories, involving Susan, Barbara and Ian. This all-new series written by Tony Lee


1st Doctor: Opening Title Sequence

Posted in 1st Doctor, Music, Theme Tune, Title Sequence, Video Clip with tags , , on October 29, 2008 by Mr M

The title sequence (clip above) was created by Bernard Lodge, who filmed and manipulated the “howlaround” feedback of a TV camera pointing at its own monitor. A column of light rises before ripping and swirling, as if to suggest a journey through time. Delia Derbyshire’s extraordinary original arrangement of the famous Ron Grainer theme music accompanies this footage, in its day the most alien-sounding piece of music ever recorded and still prone to sending a shiver up the spine.

In the pilot, William Hartnell’s Doctor was distant and almost callous. The director called for the episode to be remounted, with the star’s performance toned down for the recording of what became Doctor Who – Episode One, first shown on BBC TV on 23/11/1963. The opportunity was taken to tweak the title music too, removing the scary extra-terrestrial sound effects, but the filmed graphics stayed the same. This title sequence and music were retained well beyond Hartnell’s departure in 1966.