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June 28th, 2019 42 comments

Figure Collection Issue 157 Reconnaissance Scout Dalek

Available to order in the UK while stocks last from www.forbiddenplanet.com

Usually available to order in the UK when released from www.shop.eaglemoss.com

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Celebrate over half a century of the BBC’s hit series Doctor Who with a brand new magazine and figurine series that covers every year of Doctor Who history, including all the Doctors and all the greatest monsters from Daleks to Weeping Angels.


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42 comments

  • Jakw

    July 5th, 2019 - 4:15pm

    Hey are there any plans to make a werewolf figurine from tooth and claw?

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    • Neil Corry

      July 8th, 2019 - 8:57am

      Could be.

    • Anonymous

      July 8th, 2019 - 12:20pm

      Cool!!! Any plans for foamasi or krillitane specials?

  • The completionist

    July 4th, 2019 - 9:10pm

    Bit off subject here but I haven’t got my kerblam man issue yet? Can’t find it available on the usual websites either. Is there a problem with it?

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    • booboo

      July 4th, 2019 - 9:44pm

      you can still per-order from FP but EM have yet to add it to their site

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2019 - 7:41am

      Yeah, me as well.
      I rang EM and they said there had been delays but should receive 152 and 153 in seven days at the latest.

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2019 - 9:23am

      I get mine from a local newsagent. He says there’s a bit of a delay with this and some Star Trek partworks he gets for a couple of other subscribers. He seems to think shipments come via Spain for some reason?

      It will probably arrive like buses, three at once. Two regular issues and another special edition all at the same time.

      If you look at the FP site there’s also more of a gap between the expected dates for Kerblam Man and the earlier issues.

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2019 - 9:39am

      Dates are different on FP. The usual two week gap between issues up to 153 but three weeks before issue 154. Delivery timetables being reset due to stock delays probably?

      152 14 Jul.
      153 28 Jul.
      154 18 Aug.
      155 01 Sep.
      156 15 Sep.
      157 29 Sep.

    • Neil Corry

      July 8th, 2019 - 8:59am

      I wish I had an explanation! Apologies for the delay.

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2019 - 9:23am

      Crisis over, my withdrawal symptoms are subsiding. It’s been more than 3 weeks since I bought the Paradigm Dalek. Seems I may be addicted to the collection.

      Got my Kerblam Man issue from my newsagent yesterday. And the Broton Zygon figure is also in the shop as of this morning. It also has a cover sticker advertising the next Special Edition.

      hope everyone else’s figures also turn up. Worth waiting on definitely.

    • The completionist

      July 10th, 2019 - 6:22pm

      Yay!! Got mine today too. Loving this collection. Old doctors or new, all the figures are great. Long may it continue.

  • Prydonian

    June 30th, 2019 - 3:12pm

    If they do consider ever doing a one-off Expanded Universe figure I’d really hope for it to be the Dalek Time Controller.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8-vMbmXoAAvWyL.jpg

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  • sauvix

    June 28th, 2019 - 6:06pm

    Seing as we are getting Big Finish figures, does anyone eles want to see Big Finish characters / enemies in the collection? Here is just a few that could be done:
    Stained Glass Dalek from Order of the Daleks
    Mondasian on the Cyberhorse from Spare Parts (although the horse is unlikely)?
    Temporal Weapons Dalek from Engines of War
    Dalek Time Controller or Dalek Time Strategist from various stories
    War Master from Only the Good . . .
    Or even characters from spin offs

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    • Neil Corry

      June 28th, 2019 - 8:28pm

      I’ve been asked a fair bit about doing a stained glass Dalek. We could never do it justice at just 70mm tall.

      Engines of War is a novel, but I haven’t a clue what the Temporal Weapons Dalek is 🙂

      And we’ve done Derek Jacobi as the Master 🙂

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2019 - 8:39pm

      Stained glass Dalek would be something else but can see the difficulties with that one.

    • sauvix

      June 28th, 2019 - 9:26pm

      I understand. Just wishful thinking

    • Anonymous

      June 28th, 2019 - 10:16pm

      Temporal Weapons Dalek is featured on the Engine of War Cover. Looks similar to the Special Weapons Dalek apart from it’s Bronze.

    • Neil Corry

      June 29th, 2019 - 10:52am

      I remember what a Temporal Weapons Dalek is! I think it’s a nice idea, but I’m not sure whether we’d be able to do it (licence problems) and whether enough of our readers would want something that hadn’t been seen on screen.

    • Anonymous

      June 29th, 2019 - 2:54pm

      Oh. I think I misunderstood your previous comment. Apologies 🙂

    • war doctor

      June 29th, 2019 - 6:04pm

      are we getting big finish on the figurine collection??? where’s this confirmed

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2019 - 6:31pm

      wires crossed somewhere nothing confirmed anywhere

    • Eight-Ball

      July 1st, 2019 - 12:59pm

      With all due respect, i think you underestimate how good you guys are at these figures. I can definitely see how hard it would be to make a stained glass dalek but i still sit back in amazement when i see davros from issue 2 on my shelf. Even back then when you were just finding your feet you were still making amazing figures. The amount of detail you manage to put into these small figures is nothing short of phenomenal. It may be a difficult one to do, absolutely, but it is certainly possible and judging from the rest of the collection i have no doubts at all that you would be able to do it justice. Whether we see more big finish figures in future or not, i hope this collection keeps growing. I admire the craftsmanship of these figures and they’ve inspired me since i started collecting them. I’ve gone back and watched old episodes purely because these figures just brought all of the memories back. You’re doing an excellent job and can’t thank you enough for this collection.

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2019 - 1:08pm

      maybe they could do it with transfers, hand painted would be difficulty but i would love one, its so unique

      “paint your own” springs to mind

    • Bobby Davros

      July 1st, 2019 - 6:19pm

      Transfers over a light bulb!

    • Neil Corry

      July 2nd, 2019 - 8:01am

      Mr Eight-Ball! Thanks for your comments about the collection. Much appreciated.

      I think as soon as the artwork for Order of the Daleks appeared someone asked if a figurine could be done. I think it’s a great-looking Dalek but experience tells me that while we might be able to do the body of the Dalek justice, we couldn’t do the colouring so well.

  • Neil Corry

    June 28th, 2019 - 5:09pm

    It’s not called the Sheffield Steel Dalek. That was just a working title. It’s Reconnaissance Scout Dalek. That’s what it said when I sent it to print on Wednesday anyway. The figurine is absolutely one of my favourites too.

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    • booboo

      June 28th, 2019 - 5:20pm

      changed that, FP get their stuff from the previews catalogue which are put together a few weeks ahead i think.

      Hopefully we will get the cover soon

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2019 - 7:18pm

      I presume the above Cover is just a rough-working copy since it state’s ‘Sheffield Steel Dalek’ and Neal has said that when it was sent to the Printer’s it was the ‘Reconnaissance Scout Dalek’ title?

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2019 - 7:23pm

      assume so but one wonders why the correct version hasn’t been sent to FP today as they only just added it

    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2019 - 8:37am

      correct cover now added

  • Anonymous

    June 28th, 2019 - 1:02pm

    Just a really random thought… is something like the saturnyne vampire creature possible to do in a similar way as to how they did the wirrn? I think it’s a really cool design that we don’t see much of in merchandise. I hope they can continue with specials even if the main range does unfortunately end (which I hope it doesn’t). I really like the designs of obscure new who monsters like the skovox Blitzer and eater of light creature too and it would be nice to see these in the collection one day but I know there are more desirable figurines to do that a larger majority of people might appreciate. Any thoughts?

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    • sauvix

      June 28th, 2019 - 1:23pm

      I also think that the Saturnynes and Skovox Blitzer would be a good addition to the collection, though if they did do it, I imagine it would be a special issue. There is still a lot of new and classic who that could be done. I look forward to seeing what we will be getting in future.

    • Judooning

      June 28th, 2019 - 1:50pm

      Would love a Jagrafess. No merchandise on it at all. It could be done just by having 3 pillars to hold it up on a flat roof to represent walls and the ceiling

    • John

      June 28th, 2019 - 4:26pm

      It’s really strange that some figures like Saturnye creature don’t get made, though I read that the legs would be breakable. I wish they would make obscure new series monsters too, but they can’t do everything. One monster I would like is Leandro. I can’t why some new series monsters are forgotten, when they are interesting design wise.

    • Neil Corry

      June 28th, 2019 - 5:46pm

      We have some gorgeous reference for the Saturnyne but it’s too delicate for our process. If I could get good pictures of the Eater of Lights monster, then maybe we would. Skovox Blitzer is definitely on the list, but only if the collection goes on after issue 180. A Jagrafess is unlikely precisely because of the pillars. It’s why I can’t do a Prisoner Zero :((((

    • dazzleshell

      June 28th, 2019 - 6:29pm

      Hi Neil.

      Do you guys get any information behind the scenes so you can plan a figurine in advance to coincide say with a series launch or do you have to wait til broadcast and see what is new and worthy of a figurine from that point?

      Thanks

    • Neil Corry

      June 28th, 2019 - 6:48pm

      The closest we’ve ever managed is with our Thirteenth Doctor figurine. The collection has incredibly long lead times.

  • Daz

    June 28th, 2019 - 12:02pm

    That’s a better name than “Junk yard Dalek” look forward to seeing this one!

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    • sauvix

      June 28th, 2019 - 12:19pm

      To be honest, I wanted it to say “Reconnaissance” or “Recon Dalek” but at least we are getting a figurine of it

    • Dav McKenzie

      June 28th, 2019 - 1:11pm

      I’m with you Sauvix. But yeah, delighted to get this.

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