I got news that Timothy Dalton was going to be in the Christmas specials for Doctor Who just before December 2009 arrived. The excitement was off the scale. I have followed Tim's career through Bond and on stage and have always thought the guy deserved so much more credit for his role as Bond than he got. I was delighted when he was cast in the Doctor Who specials. An actor who brings considerable clout, charm and sexual presence to any role.
Tim was superb and my mind turned to whether an action figure would be made. Character Options read my mind and produced the toy this spring. I won mine off Ebay before it was released in stores, so I was quietly smug! The figure has just been voted the figure of the month on a Doctor Who fan website and quite rightly so.
Five inches in height and made from plastic, Tim's features have been caught in stunning detail. The jawline is excellent and the rugged face is spot on. Maybe too much hair, as Tim is thinning a bit lets the head down though.
I adore the gown which is maroon coloured and flecked with a golden trim. The gown is static and sadly cannot be removed, or I would have relished this feature! Great flourish and movement in the gown bring it to life. His undergarments are sleek and basic and match the look of the Narrator from the show. I particularly like his silver mit, which is etched with good detail and looks robotic.
Tim's staff is a unique looking weapon and looks amazing. I am always losing the weapons from my figures then I forget which belongs to who! Tim's staff is easily recognisable though and has a posh looking handle to it.
The figure retails for about eight pounds, is poseable at all limbs and is definitely one of the best figures in the set. It was also my chance to own a Dalton figure, something I have never seen before and this was a huge coo. An essential purchase for sci fi collectors.