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March 15th, 2014 25 comments

Doctor Who 3.75-Inch Figures Wave 2 Review

The Doctor Who 3.75-inch scale action figures are starting to hit the shops. The picture below shows wave 1 and wave 2 figures in their packaging. Wave 2 has been split into 2 types, you’ve now got figures from the current era and a new heritage line which is anything pre Matt Smith. This is much welcomed as hopefully classic figures will be added to the mix in future.

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From left: wave 1 packaging, wave 2 heritage packaging, wave 2 current era packaging.

The Packaging

The packaging is almost identical to the packaging of wave 1 released last year. The back shows the Hide and Weeping Angel Playsets which were shown at the toy fair last year, and again earlier this year, so far these have yet to be released.

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From left: wave 1 packaging, wave 2 packaging.

Figures in wave 2:

  • The Eleventh Doctor
  • The Twelfth Doctor Regenerated
  • Clara Oswald
  • Weeping Angel (Screaming)
  • Assault Dalek (Heritage Figure)
  • Imperial Guard Dalek (Heritage Figure)
  • Zygon

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Noticeable Changes

A noticeable change between wave 1 and 2 are the stands, the stands are now silver replacing the blue. Collectors will know this change was started with the BBC Shop exclusive Hide Set released last year. The photo below shows 4 variations of Clara with the different stands.

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From left: wave 1 Clara, wave 1 rare variant Clara, BBC Shop Hide Set Clara and wave 2 Clara

The Detail

No one can argue that the detail is the same as the 5-inch scale action figures but for the size, price and age range the 3.75-inch scale figures stand their ground very well. They’re as detailed as they can be, especially when compared to other toy ranges in the same scale.

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From left: 5-inch and 3.75-inch scale Zygons, different ranges of 3.75-inch scale figures.

Below are some photos of the toys we uploaded to instagram.

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Review by The Doctor Who Site, with thanks to Character and Evolution PR


Doctor Who 3.75-inch action figures (Wave 2)

Available to order from www.bbcshop.com or www.Character-Online.co.uk

Also available from www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk or www.forbiddenplanet.com


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25 comments

  • Mike Robinson

    April 14th, 2014 - 5:50pm

    I have some questions about the various Clara figures out there, and seeing this comparison photo of four of the Clara’s together is very helpful. One thing I’m trying to figure out is, which episodes are these different dresses supposed to be from? The blue dress (and of course the holographic Clara) are from Hide. But when did she wear these exact red dresses with this style jacket? She did wear different red dresses but I’m having trouble matching these up to what she wore onscreen.

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    • the astronaut of death

      April 14th, 2014 - 6:59pm

      Day of the doctor

  • nichloas r

    March 20th, 2014 - 12:47am

    “got em all really like these well done

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  • j3h

    March 17th, 2014 - 3:35pm

    There is one more version of Clara out there…original head sculpt with Pink dress (this would be the first version of the chase figure as initially released in the UK. The revised head sculpt on the pink dress body is from the US wide release of the “chase” figures)

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  • Ian

    March 17th, 2014 - 9:34am

    Daleks look good, Zygon as well. But the rest are no way as good as the 5″. Capaldi looks a bit like the Joker from the 60’s Batman. If they do classic in this range I think the detail would suffer. My opinion keep the classic at 5″!

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  • StetsonDoctor

    March 16th, 2014 - 12:44pm

    By the way, where do you get all the backgrounds from (in the Instragram Photos)?

    Presumably they are just parts of packaging?

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    • Jayk

      March 16th, 2014 - 1:55pm

      Yep,they’re packaging from the Doctor/Dalek Sets
      The Zygon picture is the 3rd Dr set packaging
      First 2 Dalek pictures are the 5th Dr set packaging

    • Luke

      March 16th, 2014 - 4:07pm

      Thanks for all the comments. Yes Jayk is right, I kept 3 backgrounds from the Doctor/Dalek sets.

    • Dalek fan12345

      March 16th, 2014 - 4:13pm

      hay luke ive been woundering what is the tardis on the right of the 5inch zygon?

    • Luke

      March 16th, 2014 - 6:48pm

      It’s a 1980s money box with a picture of Tom Baker on the front. I’ve put a photo on instagram http://instagram.com/p/lnTIGQSlUV/

  • Exterminator

    March 16th, 2014 - 10:51am

    Great review guys.

    Out of the 4 Clara figures, I think the wave 1 red dress chase figure has the best likeness.

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    • Exterminator

      March 16th, 2014 - 10:53am

      When the 5″ and 3.75″ Zygon figures are placed next to each other, it looks like father and son Zygon.

  • Dalek fan12345

    March 16th, 2014 - 9:03am

    brilliant review luke!

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  • The Holographic Doctor

    March 16th, 2014 - 8:59am

    Great review Luke !

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  • whotoys

    March 16th, 2014 - 8:06am

    Great review have all 3.75inch figures (what are not rare)

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  • Dalek the Supreme

    March 16th, 2014 - 1:37am

    Great review, Luke. I just got the Imperial Guard Dalek (sensor arm). I now own a total of one 3.75 inch scale Doctor Who figure.

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  • StetsonDoctor

    March 15th, 2014 - 8:04pm

    Excellent review Booboo/Luke! Especially the comparisons between figures and packaging! It shows a great perspective to anyone who has not got the figures, or who is contemplating whether or not to buy them…

    Reply
  • The Living Shadow

    March 15th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    Excellent review with excellent photos!

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  • Danny

    March 15th, 2014 - 7:17pm

    Who’s reviewing? :\

    Reply
    • Dalek fan12345

      March 15th, 2014 - 7:19pm

      i think booboo

    • booboo

      March 15th, 2014 - 7:21pm

      Luke

    • Danny

      March 15th, 2014 - 7:22pm

      Who’s Luke?

    • the astronaut of death

      March 15th, 2014 - 7:23pm

      He is the other person who develops the site

    • Danny

      March 15th, 2014 - 7:24pm

      Ok thanks the astronaut of death

  • the astronaut of death

    March 15th, 2014 - 6:57pm

    Good reveiw

    Reply

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