Just announced from Character Options is a retailer exclusive set of action figures from the First Doctor era (1963-66); a Roboman from Dalek Invasion of Earth, a Dalek from The Daleks’ Master Plan and a Cyberman from the First Doctor’s last adventure the Tenth Planet.
I am a collector of the Character Options Doctor Who Classics line and while I am very excited about this set, I must confess that I’d rather see some new monsters released from the 60′s. Perhaps a Voord, Koquillion or even a Zarbi! But these designs are costly and CO are being understandable conservative.
The Roboman is an entirely new sculpt and includes the mind control helmet and Dalek-lettering on the subject’s chest. In the story Dalek Invasion of Earth, the Daleks captured human beings and had them conditioned as slaves using crude methods that eventually drove them to madness and death.
The Dalek from The Daleks’ Master Plan is essentially a repaint of the very scarce model from the Evil of the Daleks model released in a Dalek box set ages ago. It does, however, sport a new edition – a flame thrower. Now kiddies can recreate the iconic moment from the lost classic as the dreaded pepper pots lay waste to the alien jungle.
It is unclear if the Tenth Planet Cyberman, previously available in the limited edition Age of Steel set and an even more limited single carded edition, will be altered in any way. Some fans are hoping that it will feature a removable cybergun (the weird thing at the bottom of the chest grill), but to date nothing has been confirmed.
True classics from the First Doctor’s era: A ‘Daleks’ Master Plan’ Dalek figure with the rarely seen flame arm, the chilling Roboman figure and the historic Cyberman figure from their first appearance in ‘The Tenth Planet’.
Contents: Dalek with flame arm, Roboman action figure and 10th Planet Cyberman action figure.
Currently, this set is only available in the UK from Forbidden Planet with an expected ship date of December 12th and cost of £34.99. As soon as a retailer in the US announces that theu will be carrying it, I’ll update this post.
Thanks to TardisNewsroomfor the tip.