Not that it’s much of a prediction, nut I had predicted in my Doctor Who Regeneration- Peter Davison action figure review that a season 18 Tom baker figure would be on its way shortly. The actor will be released in miniature form dressed in the distinctive burgundy hues along with his faithful robot dog, K-9 in September. In addition to the altered costume, the figure will feature a new head sculpt (see above).
Tom Baker remains the longest serving actor to play the role of the Doctor. Starting as a relative unknown, over 6 years he rose to stardom and became synonymous with the character. When new producer John Nathan Turner and former New Scientist contributer Christopher H. Bidmead arrived on the scene, they decided to trade the whimsical direction the series had taken for a more traditional science fiction route. Throughout the 18th season of the program, the formerly madcap character of the Doctor was muted to a more jaded traveler wandering the confines of a decaying universe on the brink of collapse (only to be reborn just as he saved the universe itself from destruction). To mirror this attitude shift, the once colorful attire was changed to a pall of dark red and burgundy hues.
Tom Baker’s last season is an oddity of sorts and not popular with all fans, but I have a soft spot for this era (see my review of Meglos) and look forward to the action figure capturing that feel.
This Doctor masked his brilliant and inventive mind behind a façade of bohemian eccentricity. The longest lived incarnation of the Doctors so far, he was forced to change his body after losing a fight with his old enemy the Master and falling from a radio telescope to the ground beneath him…
K-9 is a mobile computer in the shape of a dog. He was constructed by Professor Marinus to be a companion for him whilst working at a medical foundation in deep space. K-9 is both a huge database and has defensive capabilities, being equipped with a retractable laser in his nose which can be set to stun or kill. He can integrate with virtually any computer system including the TARDIS and has also helped the Doctor escape many a tricky and dangerous situation.
The Doctor rebuilt K-9 several times, upgrading and improving each version.
In this exclusive release you get the Fourth Doctor in his famous season 18 burgundy outfit and featuring a stunning new head sculpt. He is accompanied by the trusty K-9.