I have only seen a few William Hartnell stories. I very much want to get to them, but they just aren’t as high a priority as catching up on the adventures of the last four Classic Doctors. I’ve seen the first few Hartnell stories and while they are novel and interesting, they suffer from the same curse as many of the first three (and even some of the fourth) Doctor’s adventures – they are almost terminally slow at times.
Mattel would have just repainted the 2005 figure and expected people to deal with it, writing it off as a “budget challenge related to tooling costs” and claiming the need to “maintain characters that moms recognize”. Actually, now that I think about it, Mattel wouldn’t even have fucking made these Daleks in the first place. And that is why I have no problem paying the same for a 5” Doctor Who figure that I would pay for a 6” DC figure.
I can’t speak to how accurate the figures are to the story, but these Daleks are noticeably different from others I own. They are shorter, for one; and the lights on their heads are placed very differently and are smaller. The detailing on the body panels and upper portion is great, and the mesh behind the neck disk thingies has a nice texture.
On the Daleks and the Mechanoid all of the lines are very tight and solid. These look like mechanical instruments of death.
5 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.