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June 25th, 2021 29 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Issue 203 Primord

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

Newly Colourised Cover by Clayton Hickman.

The Doctor Who Figurine Collection part 203 features a Primord from the 1970 Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) adventure ‘Inferno’.

Mutated and violent beast-creatures, the Primord were created when humans came into contact with a mysterious green ooze, released from the depths of the Earth. Project Inferno was intended to harness the boundless energies of the planet’s core – but as drilling intensified and the Primord grew in numbers, it was up to the Third Doctor to descend into the Inferno!

Primord hunted in packs, seeking to convert other humans using the mysterious ooze, and were all but immune to heat and physical harm. Their one vulnerability was extreme cold – a fact that the Doctor exploited to destroy the former Professor Stahlman with a fire extinguisher.


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29 comments

  • Doctor

    June 29th, 2021 - 9:40pm

    It’s Barry gibbftom the bee gees I did not know he made a cameo in doctor who

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  • Squab

    June 28th, 2021 - 8:32pm

    Can’t help but notice that the picture and actual figurine look nothing alike at all. Would have been nice to have a fig of that Primord on the cover

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  • Timelord63

    June 28th, 2021 - 5:22pm

    Does anyone know why issue 198 is still not up to order on the website?

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    • booboo

      June 28th, 2021 - 5:25pm

      it is isn’t it? shop.eaglemoss.com

    • Timelord63

      June 28th, 2021 - 7:32pm

      Sorry I meant issue 199

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2021 - 7:37pm

      oh, they tend to just appear

    • Timelord63

      June 28th, 2021 - 7:51pm

      It’s funny that when the collection launched it was fortnightly. Now it appears to be on a once in a blue moon schedule? 😉

  • Doug Who

    June 28th, 2021 - 11:11am

    I remember this photo of the Primord from an ancient edition from ‘World of Horror’ magazine long before I ever saw ‘Inferno’ – I thought it was lost as I’ve never seen it since!

    It always reminds me of Harry H Corbett’s Wolf-man from ‘Carry on Screaming’!

    Very much looking forward to this – another brilliant edition of the figurine collection.

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    • booboo

      June 28th, 2021 - 11:15am

      newly colourised by Clayton Hickman, He did 204 as well

    • Doug Who

      June 28th, 2021 - 11:43am

      Yes I thought it was him! He’s made a great job of it too…looks really convincing.

      A lot of colourisation looks very unnatural but Clayton’s technique has come on incredibly in the past couple of years…you wouldn’t know this wasn’t a colour image which is, I suppose, the best thing you can say about these. Great cover!

      I love the ‘wet’ noses on the Primords!

    • the ergon

      June 28th, 2021 - 12:22pm

      Bentons OTT transformation always makes me laugh.

    • Doug Who

      June 28th, 2021 - 2:30pm

      Yes Ergon! One of those moments that, shall we say, takes you out of the story. The ‘exuberant’ wigs and orange peel teeth were an odd decision. I preferred the more effective earlier Primord stages and the sound effects were fantastic!

    • the ergon

      June 28th, 2021 - 5:54pm

      I love the sound. Its very atmospheric, downbeat and conveys that sense of apocalyptic dread. The cliffhanger to episode six is one of my all time favourites even if it is fringing CSO. You really start to feel for those characters in the alternative world at that point when the lava starts pouring in.

    • Doug Who

      June 28th, 2021 - 6:09pm

      Yes it is an amazing cliffhanger! For once there is no last minute reprieve (apart from the Doctor of course!) and there is a real sense of jeopardy. The whole fascist Earth sub-plot is very well done and quite scary. The idea you cannot argue or reason with these people is quite chilling – and seems especially so these days!

      ‘Alternative’ Liz is fantastic in these episodes especially when she shoots the snivelling Brigade Leader! ‘Inferno’ is a great story and has aged very well – perhaps apart from the fully developed Primords. But I still can’t wait to have a figurine of one!

    • The ergon

      June 28th, 2021 - 8:15pm

      Poor gregg sutton and petra never stood a chance on that side and neither did sir keith gold come to that.

  • Savo79

    June 28th, 2021 - 9:53am

    Lock down look.

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  • Doctor Stu

    June 26th, 2021 - 2:00pm

    Elder ood, neutral silent, and Byzantium Angel with neutral face. Just leaving this here

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    • Anonymous

      June 26th, 2021 - 3:25pm

      Nice list

    • Judooning

      June 27th, 2021 - 3:57pm

      I would LOVE an Elder ood

  • Nick

    June 25th, 2021 - 9:03pm

    Great pose and sculpt but hope the face is painted better than this when finally released.

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    • Anonymous

      June 28th, 2021 - 10:34am

      On the production models, if they remove the brown paint off the face it should be spot on. (Can only see a green face on the magazine cover). Also don’t forget the Very dark green on end of nose.

  • Anonymous

    June 25th, 2021 - 4:43pm

    This reminded me of river song in space suit what I want to be made

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  • Doug Who

    June 25th, 2021 - 3:27pm

    Wonderful! What a fantastic choice – I absolutely love it! How brilliant to have figurines from all of Jon Pertwee’s debut season.

    Loving the Navarino figurine too. Great to have these more obscure monsters and hope we can get a few more especially from the Tom Baker years.

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  • Fledershrew

    June 25th, 2021 - 3:27pm

    This collection has served the 3rd Doctor’s era with such fantastic sculpted figurines and characters – a lot of my personal favourites: the Silurian, Azaxyr, the Auton Dummy, the Alien Ambassador and the Third Doctor himself from the Green Death (best figurine). The polarity of the neutron flow has well and truly been reversed.

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    • the ergon

      June 25th, 2021 - 4:39pm

      No. Not quite reversed by a long chalk.

  • Anonymous

    June 25th, 2021 - 1:30pm

    Brilliant

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  • Coleman

    June 25th, 2021 - 12:17pm

    Excellent little sculpt.

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    • The ergon

      June 25th, 2021 - 12:30pm

      I thought stahlman coleman but he doesnt have the ident with his name, so generic primord it is. And i love it

  • The ergon

    June 25th, 2021 - 12:13pm

    Just seen these. Stahlman primord excellent choice.

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