Here’s the latest update of photos from the most recent of Eaglemoss’ figurine collection range, with a great excuse to test out a new lightbox!
These include the subscriber only second rare dalek, Heavenly Host and the new Zygon.
As I’ve already taken a look at Doctor Who Figurine Collection issues 18 and 19, I’ll go straight on to issue 20, the Sycorax Leader from The Christmas Invasion. I mentioned the quality control earlier, because the Sycorax Leaders paint job is superb! The detailing is incredibly well represented, which makes me have high hopes for the future.
One figurine I’ve been really looking forward too since I knew it was coming out is the issue 21’s Cyberman from Patrick Troughton story The Invasion. There is something so good about those early Cybermen that the modern versions don’t quite capture. Again, it’s a good sculpt, capturing the figure striding purposefully to complete its mission.
From issue 22 is the Host from Voyage Of The Damned. Although very much a poor man’s robot from Robots Of Death (can we have a D84 please, Eaglemoss?), the figurine is a good sculpt and accurate to the screen version.
From the cracking Doctor Who 5oth Anniversary special, ‘The Day Of The Doctor’, is the re-imagined Zygon. Again, this is bit more of a dynamic pose as the Zygon is reaching out to kill or copy its victim. The series of washes makes this figure look particularly organic.
Embarrassingly, I thought I was already a premium subscriber, as that’s what I had selected when the range was launched proper. Turns out that it was a breakdown in communication and now I’ve settled the outstanding bill, I’m getting the figures I should be getting (fingers crossed).
This is mainly the subscriber only Daleks, which seem to be released at around one every ten issues. The second release is the Oswin Dalek from Asylum Of The Daleks. It’s a nicely painted figure, with real chains to tie it down. I was wondering how they’d manage to include the chain on a figurine without a base, but they’re attached to posts on the Dalek’s bumper.
Also, in a bit of news about upcoming releases, Neil Corry (@londonconcrete), the man behind the Doctor Who Figurine Collection, has been posting more pics.
The first, I’m a bit in two minds about. As a sculpt, the third in the special releases, the Cyberking from The Next Doctor, looks rather impressive. However, I can’t help feel there are so many more deserving creatures/characters/robots that are more deserving. Of course, I haven’t done the research. Maybe people are clamouring for it. However, as I say, it does look like a beautifully made figure.
The other, more exciting image is of issue 28’s painted Morbius monster from The Brain Of Morbius. Nice to see a few more classics being trotted out!