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Bannakaffalatta featured in the doctor who program Voyage of the Damned, any doctor who fan will remember this episode, it is the one where the bow of the ship the titanic crashed through the side of the doctors ship, the titanic ship is from the planet sto which is where Bannakaffalatta comes from.
This was the Christmas episode of series 4, which was shown on TV on Christmas Day 2007 lasting 71 minutes and is frequently shown on cable and free view for anyone who missed it.
I am not a massive fan of doctor who but have seen a lot of episodes due to my husband and eldest daughter loving the program and anything to do with it but I have to say that this is one of my favourite figures in our collection as I can remember him from the episode and thought the episode he was in was great and played very well, he was played by jimmy vee.
Bannakaffalatta is rather an odd looking character and I think if I had seen the figure and not seen him in the film I would have probably found him quite a scary looking figure to add to our collection but I am actually quite fond of this one as are both my husband and my daughter, they retail from around £8 to £18 depending on the size and where you buy them from. It is a very highly detailed figure that has captured the character very well from the program unlike other figures that you see that are nothing alike.
I can tell that I am going to have trouble typing this bloke's name. Banakafallata, I might just call him Banaka for short here! He is part of the Character Options Doctor Who toy range. They have made about one hundred figures now, mainly from the newer Tennant series, but they have also started making classic characters. I was in a shop two days ago and spotted some creatures from the Pertwee and Tom Baker eras. It is great to see a complete and functioning Doctor Who action figure range. The last time this happened was when Dapol made some ill conceived figures in the nineties. The figures were poorly made and a little thin looking.
This chap appears in a newer episode entitled 'Voyage Of The Damned.' He was a superb choice of figure to make, thanks to his bizarre head and costume. The first thing that you will notice is the head. A rounded red pumpkin like affair with spikey bits protruding. He looks quite menacing with those gleaming eyes and pokey mouth. There is excellent detail on the head with attention to pitting on the skin, giving him a weathered look. He is part Fred Krueger and part Pumpkinhead.
As you move down, you will notice he wears a very smart tuxedo. His upper body half is quite large compared to his trousers, so he has a stout look about him. The costume looks chic and there is good articulation on the shirt which is very presentable. He can be moved at the head, arms and legs, meaning the figure can be put into a range of poses.
He is quite small in the show and the figure is made in proportion too, standing at about three inches in height. He is visually striking and can be bought for about £12 from Amazon as new, making him one of the pricier figures.