Just announced are these two action figure sets from a pair of Doctor Who classics dating back to the 1980′s. This marks the second action figure set based on Attack of the Cybermen and the third based on Remembrance of the Daleks, so apparently they are immensely popular.
Attack of the Cybermen successfully opened Colin Baker’s first year on the program and boasted some intensely horrific violence, inspired direction from Matthew Robinson (of Resurrection of the Daleks fame). It also further established the unbalanced nature of the 6th Doctor as he blasted his foes with a stolen weapon.
Attack Of The Cybermen 1985: Peri & Rogue Cyberman
When something disturbs the TARDIS in flight, the Sixth Doctor is determined to find out the reason why. Landing in London, 1985, he and Peri are shocked to find the Cybermen are hiding in London’s sewers! Becoming their prisoner, the Doctor is forced to take the Cybermen to their home planet, Telos. There he discovers the inhuman monsters have captured another time vessel and plan to change history. They want to redirect Halley’s Comet so it crashes into Earth in 1985 – the year before their original home planet, Mondas, was destroyed. Peri Perpugilliam Brown, known as Peri, was an eighteen year-old American Botany student holidaying in Lanzarote with her step-father, when the Fifth Doctor and Turlough landed nearby. Turlough rescued Peri when she tried to swim to shore from her uncle’s boat, and took her inside the TARDIS to recover. The TARDIS took off with Peri still on board. Headstrong and argumentative, Peri stayed with the Doctor and helped him through his most difficult regeneration to date. Peri’s fate is unclear.
Contents:1 x Peri action figure.1 x Rogue Cyberman action figure (with detachable faceplate).1 x Cybergun accessory.
In the UK available from Forbidden Planet.
In the US, from Mike’s Comics.
Remembrance of the Daleks was the 25th anniversary adventure that returned the program to its roots in 1963 London and cemented Sylvester McCoy as the enigmatic 7th Doctor. Featuring the first image of a hovering Dalek, it also depicted new companion Ace assaulting a Dalek with a baseball bat and rocket launcher.
Davros was included at the last minute, revealed as the Emperor Dalek aboard a spacecraft hovering over the planet Earth. While the character had little to do, actor Terry Molloy was absolutely magnificent as the evil scientist.
Remembrance of the Daleks: Dalek Emperor Davros & Destroyed Imperial Dalek
The TARDIS arrives in London in November 1963, where the Seventh Doctor and Ace discover that two rival factions of Daleks – one loyal to the Dalek Emperor and one to the Dalek Supreme – are seeking the Hand of Omega, a powerful Time Lord device that the first Doctor hid there during an earlier sojourn on Earth. The Daleks are focusing their search around Coal Hill School – the school that the Doctor’s grand-daughter Susan attended – while a human military unit led by Group Captain Gilmore is attempting to resist their incursions. The Imperial Daleks eventually capture the device. The Dalek Emperor is revealed to be Davros, now with only the last vestiges of his humanoid form remaining. The Doctor begs him not to use the Hand but is ignored. However, this is just the final ruse in a complex trap laid by the Doctor. The Hand of Omega utterly destroys the Dalek home planet, Skaro, and then returns to destroy their forces orbiting Earth.
Contents:1 x Dalek Emperor Davros action figure.1 x Destroyed Imperial Dalek action figure.