Saturday, 30 May 2015

Doctor Who 5" Collector Series - What We Know So Far

Yesterday was quite an info dump as Al Dewar took to Twitter to reveal news about upcoming releases, particularly the longtime discussed Collector Series.

First things first, no Classic figures. Yeah, that's a kick in the nads to everyone who was clinging to the earlier hope of Jamie, Sarah, Tegan, Ainley Master and a 70s Silurian. Unfortunately plans change and sadly the Classic characters don't sell as well as contemporary Who. So please excuse me while I go and cry in a corner *Sobs and wails inconsolably*.

Okay, *sniff* now that's out of the way lets look at what we might get, I say might because as ever it may not been 100% green lit. So we could see figures of the new Ice Warrior and Zygon designs seen in series 7 and the 50th anniversary special as well as the most recent design of Cybermen. Variations of Clara may also become available as well as a number of other monsters from series 6 - 7, I say 6 -7 simply because 1 - 5 are pretty much covered. I hope that the 8th Doctor in his Night of the Doctor outfit may also get a look in, after all that was from the New Series! You know what I'm saying Character? Maybe a Curator? Okay, maybe that's pushing it.

But wait, what about the 12th Doctor? Well apparently its a no there too. Hmmm, that's rather peculiar. This also explains why I didn't mention series 8 in the previous paragraph, just in case current series characters aren't on the table. That would be very weird, but perhaps CO don't wish to put up too much competition with their 3.75" line. However, a recent post from the guys at WhoNA said that they were pretty sure a 5" Capaldi was on the way but they weren't able to say more, so I would very much guess that this would be our SDCC exclusive for 2015. As ever this is just me surmising, I could be talking nonsense.

Finally there's a new Flight Control TARDIS (yes, 5" scale) coming exclusive to Toys R Us in the UK. This is a new version of the 11th Doctor's FC TARDIS featuring all of the lights from the previous 10th Doctor model and also includes an illuminated 'PULL TO OPEN' door sign and comes in a different shade of blue to the previous version (sans the authentic lights). This is brilliant news! Finally, a decent model for the 11th Doctor's TARDIS! I would guess this features the interior from The Snowmen, but again - why not the 12th Doctor's TARDIS? Very peculiar, but that's a very easy fix for customisers.

So that's all we know for now, but it's going to be interesting to see what happens next with the Collector Series and what we'll end up getting. Maybe if it's successful enough they'll creep a Classic monster or two into the fray, after all we were never going to Classics or Classic companions or Classic 3.75" figures. I live in hope for the time being, but here's to the future of the 5" line in some capacity.

1 comment:

  1. I would really love to have a 'night' 8th doctor. And seeing as on ebay, the original ice warriors and zygons go for £25 a peice! Seeing as they'd probably be £15, not to bad! (I'd probably want 1 night doctor, 2 ice warriors and 1 zygon). Awesome news on the new series side, but really rather depressing when it come to the classics *sniffle* no velvet ainley, no jamie, no silurian, no tegan. *sniffle* I'll go now before I get to upset... But still- new ice warriors and zygons!