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As a major Doctor Who fan I started collecting some of the figures roughly six months ago. I am still yet to collect quite a few of them but this is one of the ones I have tracked down so far. In fact I believe this may have been the first figure I actually bought. The figure is produced by Character and the company produce a number of different ranges of Doctor Who toys. This is from the companies 5 inch figure range, which they have actually now stopped producing in 2013. Instead they are now producing figures in a 3.75 inch range. But the 3.75 inch range so far seems to have included figures from the latest series of Doctor Who (Series 7). So it is very much doubtful that this figure will be reproduced in the new 3.75 inches range. I suppose this makes it a little more collectable.
Any fan of the show will known that the eleventh doctor is very fond of hats, wearing a fez at the end of series 5 and a stetson at the beginning of series 6, so the added stetson to the figure is a nice touch. But of course as I've just said the figure has a stetson on it and this is because the figure tries to show the events in the beginning episode of Series 6 (The Impossible Astronaut) were the Doctor heads of to "Utah" to meet with an astronaut that will "strike the timelord dead". A theme and story arc ran throughout series 6 of "is the Doctor really dead", so this is a piece that symbolises that theme. However at the end of series 6 in "The Wedding of River Song" we see these events happening again from a different angle, so we come full circle. In addition at the end of "Closing Time" (which is the second to last episode of the series) we see the Doctor leaving Craig's house, taking envelopes which turn out to be the invites that the "Ponds" and River Song receive to go watch his death in Utah. But more importantly he picks up a stetson here and you now realise that this is where he got it from and that he is now off to Utah for a date with destiny.
The figure itself is highly poseable, so you can move it around and try and re create the scenes (the astronaut is also available on the market), but it also looks very nice just standing there on display. The one thing that did get me was why a sonic screwdriver was included. It is not seen in the scenes in question but as the Doctor's vital tool, it is understandable why they included it with the figure and I certainly am not complaining about it. However the sonic screwdriver is a bit iffy and I've knocked the figure once or twice when doing some dusting, sending the screwdriver flying on the floor. Given how tiny the screwdriver is, I've been very lucky to find it and put it back with the figure.
The box it comes in is alright, displaying other figures and logos from the show. However getting into the packaging and removing the figure is a bit hard. You certainly need a good paid of scissors.
All in all, a good figure and recommended.
"Doctor Who 5"" Action Figure - Doctor Wearing Cowboy Hat"