Issues 32 to 35 sees the release of the figurines in the heading, and it’s a rather nice collection of figures, with a couple of minor niggles.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the Cyberleader from Earthshock. Earthshock is one of my favourite Doctor Who stories and the Cybermen from the story are also rather impressive. The figurine doesn’t disappoint, with its very strident pose. The detailing is great, from the mesh around the costume to the cyberman barrel gun.
In recent years, my favourite reoccurring characters have been the Pater Noster Gang, so it’s great to see Madame Vastra join the range. Personally, I’d have liked to have seen her in her Victorian garb, but I can understand the costume and pose that’s been chosen, which is from A Good Man Goes To War. It lends itself to a more exciting figure. She’s nicely sculpted with a detailed paint job. Saying this, the face could’ve done with a wash of lighter green to bring out those scales a little more.
It’s good to get another Doctor, so here we get the Fifth Doctor from Enlightenment. The paint job is fairly crisp, with only a couple of misses around the costume. The likeness isn’t quite there, which isn’t unusual for Eaglemoss’ Doctors.
Perhaps one of the more successful dalek paint jobs can be found in the Ironside Dalek figurine from Victory Of The Daleks. That’s a little unsurprising because of the solid green colour, but there are nicely handled details such as the webbing belt, canvas bags and ear covers. Really nicely done. It also seems the daleks don’t seem to have the flat base with the stickers anymore, having been replaced with the detailed dalek underside.
What was exciting about the recent releases is Robot K1 from Tom Baker’s inaugural story Robot. This is a really nice figure that has a great impact on the shelf. To me it’s one of the best designs for a robot ever. Not just in Doctor Who, but sci fi in general. There is a little bit of a change in paint tones between pink and red over the shoulders, and the mouth isn’t tidily painted, but it’s minor. The robot – or Giant Robot if you’re as old as me – is a perfect choice for a special release.
As before, I also have some news, which has been posted by @londonconcrete on Twitter showing some of the upcoming figurine releases! There are some real beauties here, although it should be pointed out that none of the figurines are the final images for release and can change.
Issue 39 – Dalek from Genesis Of The Daleks
Issue 40 – Twelfth Doctor
Issue 41 – Half-faced Man from Deep Breath
Issue 42 – Terileptil from The Visitation (Superb!)
Issue 43 – ‘Rusty’ from Inside The Dalek
Cyberman from The Tenth Planet
There’s also the CG render of a very cool looking Third Doctor.
Bonus Dalek Sec
Some very exciting releases there, but really looking forward to issue 36 now – D84 from The Robots Of Death!