Issue 48 brings the imposing figure of the Teller from series 8’s excellent Time Heist. It’s another well produced figurine, which I’ve come to expect from the line of monsters. What is impressive is the accuracy of the paint on the straightjacket. The standards are been maintained at a very high level.
The Emaciated Master, or wizened Master, whatever you want to call him, from The Deadly Assassin appears in all his gruesome glory. You really get a sense of the raggedness of the tatty robe and the painful horror of his final (original) incarnation. It’s nice to see the Master finally make it into the line. Hopefully all the villain’s characterisations, including Missy, also appear.
Remembrance of the Daleks is undoubtedly one of the outstanding stories in the series’ run. In issue 50 we have Davros as the Emperor Dalek from the story’s finale, which is a bit of a spoiler, but it makes an excellent figurine. The paintwork on the Emperor Dalek shell is crisp and you can see Terry Molloy’s version of the dalek’s vile creator in the sculpt.
It’s always nice to get another Doctor in the range, although it has given me a sense of trepidation because of the varying quality of the initial releases. They have improved greatly and I feel as though Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor (from Delta and the Bannermen) is the best so far. The likeness is very much there and shows the Seventh Doctor’s aloofness. There is a little bit of paint slop, but the photo makes it look worse that it is when you consider the size of the actual figurine.
Also released is the fourth in the range of seven subscriber only daleks – Dalek Sec from Doomsday. There’s not much I can add about this as, yes, it’s another dalek, but it would be remiss of the line not to include the leader of the Cult of Skaro. What is nice is that some of the details are glossy where some are satin black, replicating the look on the show and making the figure less flat.
There aren’t many pics floating around of upcoming releases that I haven’t posted before I’m afraid. However I’m looking forward to the next few issues, which feature the Handbot from The Girl Who Waited, Moonbase Cyberman, The Foretold from Mummy on the Orient Express and The Planet of the Daleks’ Supreme Dalek. Also in these upcoming months the special release of the Beast from The Satan Pit will make an appearance. Very exciting!
Guys, guys, guys! I’m sorry, I’ve only done half a job! For anyone who follows this blog, I tend to post images of future pre-production and digital sculpts for release in the Doctor Who Figurine collection line. I didn’t think there were any updates to post, but my regular source, @BenCSRobinson‘s twitter feed has added a few figures to come out. I don’t know the exact issues these figurines come with other than so far, issue 55 is Dalek Sec in his humanoid form, issue 56 is the First Doctor and Issue 60 is the Eighth Doctor from Night of the Doctor.