Anyone still looking for the non-BF latest wave of B&M releases? I have seen this week that my local stores have reduced them all to £12.99 to clear. All variants bar the War Doctor and Eighth Doctor sets seem not to have shifted round my way (both McCoy releases were reduced too). I even saw today, 12 copies of the Harry Sullivan and 2 Sontarans set at this price in one store today. Even the Androzani & Shada Tardis sets were overstocked. Decided against getting any as there is a tipping point when they just become clutter, as opposed to a curio feature on the DVD shelf (i'm not a collector of these myself, just an occasional impulse buyer).
I'm tickled by the humorous (and fictitious) variant sets that fan Andydrewz has created promo images for:
"Showrunners" with RTD, Moffat, and Chibnall
"Crap Monsters" with Taran wood beast, Varga, and Scribble monster
"Invisible Aliens" with Visian, Refusian, Wester the Spiridon
But what I really want from B & M is a Jago and Litefoot set with Victorian Leela. This would complement the set already released with Magnus Greel, Mister Sin, and Fourth Doctor in his Sherlock outfit.
"Keeping an open mind is a virtue—but, as the space engineer James Oberg once said, not so open that your brains fall out."--Carl Sagan
I’m normally defensive of Character Options, but it’s frustrating that they’ve only now accurately done the War Doctor set as part of a re-release to meet demand. The Dalek now has the tinge of blue and the Doctor has a burgundy waistcoat. Fair enough the latter is an artist interpretation, but it’s always struck me as an obvious variant they should’ve done the first time around: swapping the colours of his scarf and waistcoat. And a few said as such when it was first announced.
All three sets are lovely, but the War Doctor one really stands out as it looks exactly as it should’ve done a few months ago. At least it was the best looking War Doctor figure so far, albeit without the scarf.