I’ve had the Second Edition Big Chief Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor from Series 7 for a couple of weeks now, I’ve just not got round to posting anything about the figure. As with the the Big Chief First Doctor and the Fourth and Tenth Doctor 1/6 figures, I don’t really want to do an in-depth review and just show photos to let the figure speak for itself.
I say this every time Big Chief release another figure from its Doctor Who line, but they do seem to get better and better, not only from the sculpt to the overall attention to detail. This is a gorgeously presented figure, which has a wonderful portrait sculpt of Matt Smith, while the outfit reflects his elegant, slightly more Victorian-tinged outfit from his last full series in the role.
As with the previous releases, there are a great deal of character specific accessories. Some have already been released before with the first Matt Smith from Big Chief. These are the sonic screwdrivers (one open, one closed) and the psychic paper. The Eleventh Doctor’s wristwatch has been given an update; instead of a painted face, it has a sticker with a really nice glass effect. However, the sticker does slip a little when changing the hands over, so I have to be mindful of that when re-posing.
The supplied accessories also feature Amy’s spectacles, which fit the head wonderfully. I’m just very careful with the glasses since the ones supplied with the Big Chief Hartnell broke on the second fitting. However, the company did replace them. The Big Friendly Button from Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS and the bow tie and bow tie box as featured in The Bells of Saint John are also in the set.
The base is in the style of the last three releases, which gives a unifying look to the range now. The Eleventh Doctor doesn’t look so out of place anymore with that TARDIS base. There’s no plaque this time.
I really like the removable hair piece that allows for the display of the figure
with the supplied fez in the same way as the Tom Baker figure does. I really like this feature, and when putting together a range of Doctors you need that option of hats. Certainly with Smith’s incarnation.
A rather wonderful addition is the face sculpt of Matt Smith’s successor, Peter Capaldi. this is a lovely sculpt and an excellent accessory. It makes me even more keen for the 12th Doctor figure when it’s released.
As an incentive for ordering early, the 11th Doctor also comes with an expansion pack of Handles, the cyberman head companion in Matt Smith final full story, The Time Of The Doctor. It’s a really smart addition as Handles lights up, which is an excellent effect. To switch on the lights, the back of the head can be pulled off easily, as it’s held on by magnets. There’s a plastic tag to pull out of the battery cover and there’s a small switch to flick.
This is a remarkable figure with incredible detail. It’s a brilliant figure, which I absolutely love.
You can order the Series 7 Eleventh Doctor directly from Big Chief Studios and other outlets.