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With the upcoming new series starring Matt Smith as The Doctor, Doctor Who toys are selling like mad at the moment and prices are going through the roof for some of the rarer figures. As well as the single figures, you can get gift sets, which include a small selection of figures. From the 'Daleks In Manhattan' episode, we have this four piece set, comprising The Doctor, a Pig Slave, a Dalek Sec Hybrid and Dalek Thay (yes he has a name now!)
The set retails for anything between ten and twenty pounds as new and is a good way to build a collection of the earlier figure range. The Doctor is the highlight here, with Tennant written all over him. His hair is wonderful and the long trench coat is brilliant and flowing. The Doctor is one of the best facially sculptured toys in the line up and he can be posed at the head, arms and legs, though his coat does restrict movement.
The Pig Slave is not fascinating colour wise, but is an intriguing chap with his piggy face and boiler suit. He looks a little menacing and is also poseable at the legs, head and arms. The Dalek Sec has a squid type head and wears a delightful suit, which looks like he is off out for a business meeting! With the tentacles attracting attention facially and small flecks on his suit, he is quite the gent, but not to be messed with.
Dalek Thay is wonderful. A splendid gold body and those bobbly bits all over him. He comes on wheels so you can move him around leisurely or have a race with some other daleks. He can be twisted at the head and his exterminating guns move too. He is chunky and very well made.
This set is a great idea for a birthday gift, but be warned, they are hard to get hold of now in stores, so try auction and online sites.
At £14.00 on Amazon, this is a reasonable product from a value-for-money perspective. In these difficult economic times, adult fans of Doctor Who or (like me) the parents of avid Doctor Who fans can get a decent deal on four action figures from the 'Daleks in Manhattan' two part episode from the third series of the 'new' Doctor Whos.
The Doctor figure includes a nice trench coat and, as with all versions of the Doctor, a small 'sonic screwdriver,' an essential addition for battles with those pesky Daleks. Watch out for small children when it comes to the sonic screwdriver: it doesn't fit well into the Doctor's hand. I've spent many an hour searching for it after it's been lost, much to my young son's distress. A spot of glue or blue takc should do the trick.
The Dalek figure in this set is very well designed: nice touches include the removed 'Dalekanium panels' and the usual maneuverability of the eye-stork, sucker and laser cannon.
This is a pack of figures from the third series of the new Doctor Who "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks". These episodes stand out from series three as the only episodes with the Daleks and almost feel as if they are shore-horned in to the series just for the sake of selling toys etc. Lucky they did make these episodes though, because this pack is excellent and I would recommend it to any fan.
The pack comprises of;
1) [Tenth Doctor figure with a blue pinstripe suit, brown coat and red trainers, and a sonic screwdriver] I lost the sonic screwdriver within hours of opening the pack because it doesn't fit in the Doctor's hand very well, and is small. I would certainly not recommend giving this part to any small children. The Doctor's coat is un-removable even though the picture may look like it can be.
2) "Damaged Dalek Thay" [the panels with the Baubles on the back are removed (which in the episode are used to conduct lightening)]. There isn't anything different to any other golden Dalek you may have, other than the panels on the back.
3) Pig slave - [which is a human changed by the Daleks to be an unquestioning slave] This figure is exclusive to this pack and unavailable separately. This is also the most faithfully reproduced of the set (other than the obligatory Dalek) The quality is excellent. The head wouldn't look out of place on a figurine of a Pig!
4) Dalek Sec Hybrid i.e.; The Human Dalek. A notorious change for Daleks, cringy on the television when he says "I.. Am.. A.. Human.. Dalek.." on the TV at the end of the first episode. However, the figure is a must-have for completists.
All of the figures are well made, have good articulation and are a faithful reproduction of the on-screen characters.
From Series 3