The last two months have included the Eaglemoss Doctor Who Figurine Collection releases of issues 68 to 71. This means we’re now at the original number of suggested releases. The line seems to be really popular, with an extension to a possible 110 issues, or even more.
Issue 68 sees the release of Colony Sarff, Davros’ right hand ‘man’ from series 9’s The Magician’s Apprentice. The impact of the character was undoubtedly down to the inventive transformation into Sarff’s snake form, but some of that detail of the splits across the face seem a little lost. It’s good to see more strong releases from Peter Capaldi’s era, showing that Eaglemoss is keeping its finger on the pulse.
The Silurian from Doctor Who and the Silurians is perhaps my new favourite figurine in the whole collection. The digital sculpt is outstanding. No detail is lost, even with a uniform colour covering much of the figure. This really does the original Silurian design much justice – it’s easy to imagine the creature lurching across the moors.
The oddly shaped Supreme Dalek from Peter Davison’s era story Resurrection of the Daleks is released with issue 69. There seems to be some confusion at Eaglemoss, however, because the box the figurine comes in seems to think it’s the Dalek Supreme from Remembrance of the Daleks. But that’s by the by. I love this dalek’s colour, with the striking white on black. Adhering to the odd design of the body also shows Eaglemoss’ commitment to accuracy, which should be applauded. I for one would probably not have noticed the difference had it not been explained in the magazine, happily accepting a plain repaint.
Claws of Axos’ Axon Man is a surprising addition to the range. I would’ve thought the actual Axon monster would’ve been more visually interesting, but perhaps it’s coming later. The cream and gold outfit is right and the decision to sculpt the gold pattern lifts the detail, instead of simply having it flat like the original costume seen on screen.
The most recent subscriber only Rare Dalek is the Throne Room Guard Dalek from Asylum of the Daleks. The sculpt is great and full of detail, painted to reflect the state of neglect from its time in the dalek asylum. It makes sense to have the dalek from that story, but a shiny, Throne Room Guard from The Evil of the Daleks would have been good too.