Friday, 27 May 2016

Doctor Who Series 9 Missy - Forbidden Planet International Exclusive

FPI have listed a new Missy variant, this time from the opening episodes of Series 9.

The outfit is now a more vibrant purple, with a different colour shirt, a different broach, and black pencil line down the skirt. She comes with her umbrella and her little gizmo (Missy's Device).

FPI have also listed the black variant of Missy, which is exactly the same as the Character Online exclusive. With this in mind, I would imagine that we won't be seeing any new exclusives on Character's site. With both Missy's still in stock it on Character's site and now the re-release and repaint from FPI, it doesn't look great for the 5.5" line.

You can order the new variant here.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Doctor Who Review: 12th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver - Series 9

I take a look at the new Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver that first appeared in the Series 9 finale, Hell Bent.

Special thanks to Character Options/Evolution PR for sending across this sample.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver Blasts into Character Options’ Collection

After months of speculation it is now official, the Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver is to be part of the Character Options’ toy collection. The first images have been released with confirmation that the eagerly awaited Sonic will be on sale within weeks!

This new toy version is a faithful recreation of the current Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver which debuted in the Series 9 Episode ‘Hell Bent’. This is the first Sonic to have 4 light modes and four sound FX. The model has been designed as a replica from the Series 9 Prop.

As all fans would know, the Doctor has carried many Sonic Screwdrivers of various designs throughout his lifetimes, ranging from a simple silver coloured tube to more complex illuminated and articulated versions.

This second Sonic for the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, was ‘gifted' to him by the TARDIS itself after his previous version was lost. Although we are yet to discover all of the new Sonic’s abilities, like the Doctor himself, it has become ever more complex and mysterious. This multipurpose tool features numerous settings and can open most locks, detect all manner of deadly rays, read bio-signs and generate Sonic waves of great power.

Alasdair Dewar, Head of Product Development at Character Options commented: “Since this Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver appeared at the end of series 9, we have been inundated by fan requests to produce a toy replica as part of our toy range. We are therefore very proud to finally be able to reveal it. The Sonic Screwdriver has historically been one of the most sought after toys for fans and collectors alike and we hope they will be as delighted with it as we are.”