The magazine features details of the figure, so it’s business as usual there, while going over other appearances of the cybermen in the show’s history. I particularly liked the concept drawings for their return in 2006. There’s a feature on the Time Lords, and a feature on the show’s timeline from the early days. Each issue covers another part of the show’s history, and this one goes over events in 1964, both in the production of Doctor Who and events at the time.
I was impressed with the previous release, the Davros figurine, but I was even more taken with the Cyber Controller. While I am not as enamoured with the design of the cybermen in their reimaginings of the last few years – preferring the designs of the Troughton and Davison eras – it does work well with the dynamism of the pose.
The figure is frozen in a strident march, looking quite menacing, despite his reduced dimensions. The cast is crisp, showing very tight edges of the armour, and details such as the cables and other elements. The paintwork was a bit heavy handed across his toosh, but it’s an even, steel tone. What impressed me most was the use of clear plastic placed over the brain. If you have the action figure of the Cyber Controller, it replicates this exactly, but much smaller.