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More Doctor Who Goodies

Posted in 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 6th Doctor, Classic Series, Colin Baker, Dalek, Jon Pertwee, Mars Mummy, Objects of Desire, Sea Devils, Tom Baker, Toys & Merchandise, Voc Robot on August 6, 2009 by Mr M

Character Options have are set to release another wave of classic Doctor Who figures.

On Monday 10th August there is a Tom Baker set featuring the 4th Doctor, a Dalek from Destiny of the Daleks, including bombs attached around its rim, a robot mummy from Pyramids of Mars complete with canopic jar and SV5 from Robots of Death, this now makes 3 robot figures from this story.

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On August 12th they will release a 3rd Colin Baker figure which is taken post regeneration from the Caves of Androzani, the 6th Doctor wears the 5th Doctors costume which is also covered in dirt.

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At the end of  October, Charater will release what I at least have been waiting for, 2 3rd Doctor figures featuring Jon Pertwee in 2 costumes. Set 1 will feature a long frock coated 3rd Doctor and a Sea Devil from the story of the same name.

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The second set will feature a silver dalek with black sensor nodes, from the story Death to the Daleks (1974).  The 3rd Doctor wears a blue dinner jacket with red trim and high boots.

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Finally a second trio Dalek set will be available featuring  a Saucer Pilot Dalek from ‘Dalek Invasion of Earth’ (1964), an Emperor’s Guard Dalek from ‘Evil of the Daleks’ (1967) and Supreme Dalek from ‘Day of the Daleks’ (1972) all ready to bother Jon Pertwee.

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This set is available from August 10th.

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DVD Release – Delta & the Bannermen

Posted in 7th Doctor, Classic Series, DVD Release, Mel, Sylvester McCoy, Toys & Merchandise, Video Clip with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2009 by Mr M

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It was recently confirmed by DVD company, 2 Entertain, that a brand new Doctor Who DVD is to be released just next month. The DVD is part of the classic series range, and will be an addition to classic seventh Doctor DVD releases; Battlefield, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric and Survival. The episode featured on the DVD was shown during November of 1987 when Sylvester McCoy was playing The Doctor. The story, consisting of three episodes, as well as starring the wonderful Sylvester McCoy, stars Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush, The Doctor’s companion of the 1980’s era. The episode also stars special guests; Don Henderson, Belinda Mayne, Richard Davies, Stubby Kaye, Morgan Deare, David Kinder, Martyn Geraint, Sara Griffiths, Hugh Lloyd, Ken Dodd, Brian Hibbard, Johnny Dennis, Leslie Meadows, Anita Graham, Clive Michael Condon, Richard Mitchley, Tim Scott, Jessica McGough, Amy Osborn, Laura Collins, Carley Joseph, Robin Aspland, Keff McCulloch, Justin Myers, Ralph Samins, Tracey Wilson and Jodie Wilson.

 Delta and The Bannerman is a much loved story taken from the twenty forth season of Doctor Who. It was the one hundred and forty sixth episode of Doctor Who and was thew third story to star Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor. It sees The Doctor and Mel visit a 1959 holiday camp in Wales, but after a trip on a spacebus, a Chimeron queen named Delta also arrives at the campsite. Meanwhile Delta is being persuaded by the evil Gavrok and his Bannerman to commit genocide. This story marks the first appearance of The Doctor’s question mark umbrella, which now has become a popular memory.

The DVD will be sold in a hard classic series DVD case, with the same design as each of the classic series DVDs. The DVD, complete with the total of three twenty five minute episodes plus a host of splendid special features, will be a great addition to any collections of the classic series DVDs and will keep fans occupied with a new story for many nights.

The DVD will be released on 22nd June 2009.

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.

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

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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.

The Time Squad

Posted in 10th Doctor, Cybermen, Dalek, Davros, New Series, Objects of Desire, Ood, Sontaran, Toys & Merchandise with tags , , on January 10, 2009 by Mr M

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Character Options, which recently renewed its license with the BBC to produce action figures and related merchandise for Doctor Who and its spin-offs, will be launching a new line of “mini” figures in March, according to Action Figure.

The new line, called “Time Squad”, features cartoon-like sculptures of characters from the first four seasons of the relaunched Doctor Who.

The new figures will be available in both 2- and 5-pack sets.

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

 

Davros 5″ Action Figure

Posted in Dalek, Davros, New Series, New Series Season 4, Objects of Desire, Toys & Merchandise with tags , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

This 5″ action figure was previously only available in The Stolen Earth gift set, now available to purchase seperately. It also comes in a remote control, speaking version although costs slightly more. The detailing is superb and Character, the manufacturers, have really improved the accuracy of the model sculpting in their Season 4 action figure sets.