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Character Options Doctor Who Figure - Krilitane
Amongst my son's collection of Doctor Who figures is this ugly fellow, better known as a Krilitane. This figure freaks me out. In a word I hate it. However for the purpose of this review I will suffer having to look at it and handle it.
What it is
The Kilitrane came about when the 10th Doctor Who graced our television screens. It looks like a cross between a bat and a human. The kilitrane figure my son has is a 5 inch model, any bigger and I really would be freaked out. The head moves slightly from side to side, but not up and down, the head is positioned in an upwards position and remains that way. The mouth is open revealing an array of nasty looking teeth. Moving on to the arms of the figure, these are very long and have moveable joints at both the shoulder and elbow. The hands are ridiculously large with three fingers and a thumb on each hand. The Kilitranes body is just basically a chunk of hard plastic that doesn't do anything special, on the back of the figure there is a tail, which again doesn't do anything. The legs of the Kilitrane at least are in proportion with the body, they both have moveable joints at the hip and the knee. The feet are surprisingly small in comparison to the hands and these consist of three toe like claw things. The plastic it's made from is sturdy enough and the figure could be given to a child to play with, although in my opinion it does better sitting as part of a display.
The best part
The best part of the Kilitrane has to be the wing's, I personally think that without these the whole figure would be nothing but a chunk of ugly plastic. Well I guess it's a chunk of ugly plastic anyway but to my son it's a major part of his collection, and what do I know anyway!
A bit of a let down
Anyway, the wings are attached to the Kilitranes back on little plastic hinges, to enable them to move up and down. They resemble those wings of a bat and look very convincing. The thicker plastic framework of the wings looks good with the thinner, almost transparent wings themselves. Detailed with blood like veins running through them. They are quite impressive and for me I feel the wings on the Kilitrane figure are the best feature. However little can be said for the rest of the figure, which is a shame as I personally think the Doctor Who figures in general are very well made and generally very detailed. This one lets the others down, although there is some detail that's gone into the figure, for me it's just not as good as the others. The mouth for one is not very convincing at all. When I compare this figure against others my son has, for example the Werewolf, then it shows just how basic looking the Kilitrane figure is.
Cost and availability
I can't remember when this particular figure was bought and added to my son's collection but the Kilitrane figures can be bought from many different places, including Amazon and other online stores and he costs around £10.00 give or take a few pence.
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This is the stuff that legends are made of; the stunning dragon-like creature, the Krillitane. It is one of the creatures to have appeared in the show 'Doctor Who.' You might remember David Tennant cowering in a corner when the Krillitane was hovering around him. Ghastly looking things, but a dream come true for fans of the show. This character represents the better side of Doctor Who monsters, as it embodies originality and scariness . The Krillitane was made into an action figure shortly after appearing in the programme.
You can buy the Krillitane in two different colours and each figure is around five inches in height when it is standing up. A winged beast, this delightful toy will cost around eight pounds boxed or four pounds loose at auction.
The figure has moveable limbs so you can adjust the arms and legs to suit your needs and pose him in all manner of frightening positions. Due to the large wing span, this figure commands more space than the usual standard figures. You will need to set aside a few extra inches for displaying him. The toy is well made though with stiff limbs and a great colouring job throughout. The shading on the body really lifts the toy and there is some strong definition on the wings, capturing the elegance and poise of the beast.
The demonic face might scare younger children, it is part vampire and part dragon and the glare of the eyes is superb. I love the way he hunches over, stooped ready to conquer the world! The downside is the figure is quite top heavy, so balancing him can be tricky, but this aside, this is a chunky, exciting action figure with excellent features and design work and is well worth the price tag.
Recreate scenes from the 2nd series of Doctor who with these 5" poseable action figures.