I am in a great position to enjoy this set of Doctor Who figures.
There are a ton of characters and creatures from Classic Doctor Who that I am not familiar with. While I have seen every TV story featuring the eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh Doctors; I have seen far less of the first seven. Until recently I had the most exposure to Tom Baker (who I had gotten to watch many Saturday nights when I was a wee lad) and just a bit to the following three Doctors. But the first three were hardly known to me. The only times I had seen them were when they showed up for special episodes like The Five Doctors.
At Dragon*Con 2010 I picked up a DVD set of all the third Doctor’s stories. I watched the whole Jon Pertwee run over the course of a few days and he was my favorite Doctor for about a year. I came back around to Tom Baker afterwards – I always do – but I still think Jon Pertwee is fantastic. And he had some of the most entertaining stories I’ve seen, even if a lot of them were excruciatingly slow.
So having seen all of Pertwee’s stories I knew exactly what each of the characters in this set were. The old-school Auton was fine and the Drashig was great, but I was absolutely thrilled to be getting a figure of Omega, who was on my list of Doctor Who figures that needed to be made.
I can’t tell you how thrilling it was first to realize that and then to see Lil’ Troublemaker put it on his hand and growl at a Jon Pertwee figure. It is incredibly awesome that Character Options just went ahead and made this thing a hand puppet. And a good one, at that.
Omega’s robe is a first for the Doctor Who line – soft goods. I am normally not a fan of fabrics in smaller scale figures, but this robe looks awesome. It hangs well on the figure and the iridescent material really makes this guy stand out. I think it was the right decision. Now I’m tempted to say we should get another decayed Master with a fabric shroud.
The Auton hand is a major step up from the Rose Autons’. The barrel of the weapon is detailed, as is the exposed interior. The hands switch out quite easily and stay firmly in place.
4 out of 5
As always, my first recommendation is that you buy this from JRsToyWorld.com. If he’s out, BigBad has it for slightly more.