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I must be honest, of the newer companions, she ranks as my least favourite. Lacking the sweetness of Billie's Rose Tyler or the humour of Donna Noble, Martha falls somewhere into the not very memorable section. Played by Freema Agyeman, she had a mixed reaction from Doctor Who fans, with many criticising her acting and the weakness of the character. Martha made her last appearance in the Doctor Who special which screened at new year 2010.
Character Options have produced a five inch toy range, which now includes over one hundred figures. The Martha figure is quite pleasing. Freema Agyeman's facial features are mapped well onto the toy, with a very accurate replication of her hair. I like the way they have managed to craft her locks above the head, showing volume. Her face is petite and feminine enough and it leads into a slender neckline.
Her clothing is handled well too, with a comfortable looking coat, stylishly unbuttoned at just the right level and hugging her thin waist nicely. With a small amount of pleating and curves, it has been well articulated. Martha's jeans are spot on, sagging in the right areas and with a good colour choice too.
The figure can be moved at the head, arms and legs, allowing for a series of positions to be created. The figure does not come with any accessories making it a little bland though. A couple of blasters or something in the way of a communication device would have been good. That said, it is a well designed toy and should please the fans. She is available to buy in the UK for about five to six pounds, as new, boxed. Also available as part of the Professor Yana box set, which retails for about ten pounds currently.
From Series 3