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So Character Options has an EXCITING NEW ROUND of classic Who toys coming out, and by exciting I mean that I'm not quite so annoyed at them as usual. NOT A HINT OF HINCHCLIFFE for a start. AMAZING.

Here's what's coming out:

The First Doctor's Enemies


I'll probably remember something properly awesome as soon as I've posted this, but the sad fact is I can't think of any First Doctor monsters that I'm absolutely desperate to see in minature plastic form, so on that basis I can't be terribly disappointed with this set. Even though I suspect that Robodude is NOT in Dalek Invasion of Earth but to save some money Character Options have just made it Some Generic Guy wearing the Robodude costume. The Mondas Cyberman looks awesome though. LOOK AT HIS WEE HUMAN HANDS. And if you have to release Yet Another Fucking Dalek, having it be one that only appears in episodes that don't exist anymore is HILARIOUS.

The Third Doctor's Enemies



Third Doctor? THIRD? WHERE'S MY TROUGHT SET? WHERE'S MY BLOODY QUARK?

Other than that though, I freakin love this one. Classy Auton figure, awesomely classy Omega figure and OMG A DRASHIG LOLS! And you can even use it as a handpupper if you have tiny wee hands! JUST LIKE THE REAL DRASHIGS! Not the alien Drashigs - those are fictional - the props I mean, for they were puppets.

I also love that the Drashigs are getting a release when SOME PEOPLE like to think of them as the Carnival of Monsters equivalent of Talons' Giant Rat. WHICH THEY ARE. BUT NOT IN THE INSULTING WAY THAT IS MEANT. Best thing about their respective stories, dammit.

City of Death


WHERE IS ROMANA FFS? Though almost making up for that fact, and indeed the absence of lovely Duggan, is that Julian Glover's face comes off to reveal SCAROTH LAST OF THE JAGAROTH. Lols.

Invasion of Time


WHY? WORST SONTARANS EVER. You might as well release some bloody TIN FOIL Vardans, I'd be more excited. Also, don't hurt me, but I'm not vastly taken with Leela, so am tots bitter she's getting another figure. I like the Demat gun though. I am sad enough I'd buy it just for that and give it to the Delgado!Master figure and then Three would be all "wtf?" And the Master would be "lols I went to your future and nicked this superweapon THAT YOU MADE DOCTOR. WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME?" And Three would be all "OH NOES "and it would be great.

The Chase


I don't even care that there are MORE DALEKS OH GOD WHY STOP WITH THE DALEKS, because that is a MECHANOID DUDE. And MECHANOIDS ARE AWESOME.

In conclusion, Character Options should quit releasing stuff I'm not thrilled with and start releasing stuff I'd like. Also, since every time a new release gets announced, I do basically bitch about it, I'm going to make a list of all the things I would TOTALLY LOVE and not complain about even a little:

Harry and Giant Clam - well obviously. Also I would send them a lovely letter, and get other people to do so and they would be OVERWHELMED WITH LOVE AT THEIR EXCELLENT BUSINESS CHOICES.
Romana, any of her. Probs not Nightmare of Eden though, cause that was a terrible costume.
Babs- with extra love for an Aztecs costume.
Liz Shaw
The Brig
Zoe
Jamie
Polly
Quarks
Gel Guards
Megan Jones
Prof Rumford
Brigadier Winifred Bambera & Ancelyn
NIIIIMON.
Alpha Centauri
The Valeyard
The Kandyman, IMPOSSIBLE I KNOW STILL.
The Rani
Count Grendel
Flavia
Draconians
Black Guardian, with detachable raven.
KROLL
Macra

Date: 2011-10-18 06:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] brewsternorth.livejournal.com
Oo! Androids of Tara boxset, possibly? Four with fishing-rod, Romana in her Taran costume (one of my favourites) with Key to Time Detector, Count Grendel with his sword, and the Taran Wood Beast!

Date: 2011-10-18 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Aaargh! PERFECTLY ENCAPSULATING ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT WHO, BRILLIANCE AND ABSURDNESS AND PETER JEFFREY ALL TOGETHER YAY.

Date: 2011-10-20 01:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-18 06:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] brewsternorth.livejournal.com
also: Mechanoids yay!

Date: 2011-10-18 06:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Sadly they do not come with Daleks that have LITTLE FEET.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallingtowers.livejournal.com
The fact that Julian Glover has an action figure with a detachable head sort of makes up for the fact that I saw FAR MORE OF HIM than I ever wanted in the season finale of Game of Thrones!

But still, a City of Death set needs Duggan and Romana in her totally not kinky school uniform.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] brewsternorth.livejournal.com
Agreed. Also a blank canvas with "THIS IS A FAKE" written on it.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I might have blocked that out WELL DONE BRAIN.

I am CONSTANTLY BITTER at the lack of Romana in ALL HER COSTUMES.

Date: 2011-10-20 01:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-20 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Duggan, yes, please. I adore Tom C., esp. as Del Grant.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paratti.livejournal.com
There is no such thing as Macra;)

Date: 2011-10-18 06:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
The Macra may not exist but that doesn't mean I should have a little plastic minature one, darnit.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellen-fremedon.livejournal.com
I want a UNIT set, with the Brig and Liz and Bessie.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I do want a Bessie I can sit any of them in QUITE A LOT.

Date: 2011-10-20 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Please, pretty please!

Date: 2011-10-18 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rarelylynne.livejournal.com
I want Romana in every costume,

AND WHERE IS MY WEE ACE, DAMMIT?

Date: 2011-10-18 07:30 pm (UTC)
ext_17485: (seven; got your pawns and your bishops)
From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I have no faith they'll bring her out with a baseball bat, rocket launcher and milkshake accessories which she CLEARLY NEEDS.

Date: 2011-10-20 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Yes, yes, yes to all of this! We need Ace and Romana in all outfits.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doyle_sb4.livejournal.com
A DRASHIG IT'S A DRASHIG. *flails*

Date: 2011-10-18 07:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I'm going to get mine to eat one of my Pertwee figures. NO JUDGEY.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] airie-fairy.livejournal.com
Omg the Tenth Planet Cyberman! With all his tubing!

EVERYTHING in the Three category. GLITTERY ROBES!

LEEEEEEELAAAA.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
HE SPARKLES AS A TIME LORD SHOULD SPARKLE.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stunt-muppet.livejournal.com
Gel Guards

But couldn't you just glue some jelly beans onto a lump of clay and make your own Gel Guards? Saves you a bit of money in the long run.

The lack of Romana is inexcusable, though.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I want them to come with light-up claws and authentic 'wibble-wobble' sound. Also, ability to explode stuff, but probably that is illegal.

Date: 2011-10-18 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alawston.livejournal.com
It's more a 'wibble-waugh' sound if you listen carefully.

Date: 2011-10-22 04:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
STOP DESECRATING MY CHILDHOOD.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cakesy.livejournal.com
I THINK YOU WILL FIND THAT THE BEST THING ABOUT CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS IS HARRY SULLIVAN'S MYSTERIOUS TWIN.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
WELL THAT TOO YES. BUT MOSTLY IT IS DRASHIGS.

Date: 2011-10-18 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alawston.livejournal.com
I WOULD ASK IF THERE WAS SLASH OF THE TWIN AND HARRY BUT I SUSPECT I ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER.

Date: 2011-10-18 09:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lizbee.livejournal.com
Obviously I am going to BUY THE HELL OUT OF COUNT SCARLIONI (but obviously we now need a Countess with removable cigarette holder) BUT WHERE IS MY LOVELY ROMANA?

Is Lalla Ward not signing the release, or do they just hate me personally?

And when will we get Harry and his giant clam?

Date: 2011-10-22 04:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I love Countess Scarlioni for many reasons but mostly cause she was played by Catherine Scnell who is AMAZING in Space 1999 and also, wtf is it with having like NO WOMEN FIGURES.

Is Lalla Ward not signing the release, or do they just hate me personally?

I assume personal hatred, it is why I don't have Harry and the Clam yet. It's very sad Character Options are so mean at me when I've given them a troubling amount of monies.

Date: 2011-10-18 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alawston.livejournal.com
I love that the Mechanoids finally have a decent action figure - the best part of 50 years after they were supposed to crush Dalekmania for ever.

I demand Lady Jennifer Buckingham, so I can hide her in Jane's make-up bag for lolz.

Date: 2011-10-18 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abates.livejournal.com
It's their fault for being too big to fit through doors!

Date: 2011-10-22 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Oh, bless their giant Mechanoid ways.

I'd approve of Jennifer Buckingham despite her MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARING WAYS.

Date: 2011-10-18 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elrina753.livejournal.com
I WANT ALL THESE FIGURES.

Although I want a Barbara more. If they were to make a Barbara action figure I'd probably weep tears of joy. (Not even kidding)

Also: Rory (I know, not a Classic Figure) but WHERE IS RORY?

Date: 2011-10-20 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
I live hope. I need a Rory, in several outfits, to go with my Amys.

Date: 2011-10-22 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
If they ever release a Babs I hope V MUCH no-one will be nearby when I find out as I suspect my dance/song of glee would be a bit embarrassing.

Date: 2011-10-19 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] londonkds.livejournal.com
Would Basset actually sue if they brought out a Kandyman figure?

Date: 2011-10-22 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I kind of wish they'd do it just so we could find out (AFAIK the agreement after HP was "we won't sue if you never use that character again), and also then I could get a Kandyman figure.

Date: 2011-10-20 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
That we are getting new sets is cool, but I'm with you, where the heck are the Classic Companion action figures!!?? I want Sarah Jane in all her outfits (I'm afraid that all we would get would be the dratted Andy Pandies), both Romanas in all their outfits, and Harry, yes!

I want Ian and Barbara in a two-pack. And the White Guardian in his chair, with his drink on the table next to him, in a two-pack with the Black Guardian.

I would be so happy for Prof. Rumford. In fact, would have been happy to have had her as a companion for a while.

And where's the Sally Sparrow action figure!? (Speaking of New!Who, but since Carey is now like famous and stuff, this probably won't happen.)

Why not the Kandyman? Are there are legal issues?

Date: 2011-10-22 03:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Why not the Kandyman? Are there are legal issues?

Yeah, basically, and AFAIK, Basset's was all WTF at Happiness Patrol and agree not to sue on condition that they never use the character again due to its e'er so slight similarities to Bertie Basset.

Date: 2011-10-20 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
The Prof noted that it would be nice if the manufacturers would listen to fandom. He's heard me bitch and moan a lot about how the makers of the Star Wars action figures don't understand that many buyers of action figures are adults, who are purchasing for themselves, not for kids. Us SW gal fans want Padme in all her cool dresses, but we only got one, that silly black dress from "Attack of the Clones" where she tells Anakin that they can't be together, yet the dress is screaming "sex now". Bah. LOL! The two others are white jumpsuit outfits.

Obviously CO thinks this same way, that the only buyers of DW action figures are little kids. Bah, indeed.
Edited Date: 2011-10-20 04:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-22 03:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
Given the number of Hinchcliffe era releases, I suspect they *do* listen to fandom, THE WRONG BIT OF FANDOM. Ahem.

Happily they did release SW action figures for the two dudes I wanted: Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Reven (WHO IS A WOMAN.)

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