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December 3rd, 2020 36 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Issue 191 The Celestial Toymaker

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Doctor Who Figurines Collection features the Toymaker as portrayed by Michael Gough in the 1966 First Doctor adventure ‘The Celestial Toymaker’.

When the Doctor and his companions arrive in a strange domain ruled over by the Toymaker, the immortal entity forces them to play a series of games. Should the time travellers lose, they face an eternity as his playthings.

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  • Anonymous

    February 7th, 2021 - 2:23pm

    Wasn’t the Toymaker planned to be the original villain in Dimensions in Time? Michael Gough turned it down, then Anthony Ainley turned it down so they approached Kate O’Mara. Or have I got it wrong?

  • Gareth Pugh

    November 30th, 2020 - 2:55pm

    191? Interesting. I think Neil tweeted on the weekend about putting the magazine for 191 to bed just now and it implied (by mentioning how tricky it was to spell the actor who played Ko Sharmus in this year’s season) that maybe 191 would be linked to this year’s finale?

  • Gary H.

    September 29th, 2020 - 5:12pm

    I know the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton stories where broadcast in Black and White, and alot of fans like the monochrome versions. But I wish colour had been used more widely in the early sixties. When you see many of the colour stills from these early productions like The Celestial Toymaker, Marco Polo and the Highlanders to name just a few, the programmes would have looked stunning in colour.

    • the ergon

      September 29th, 2020 - 6:30pm

      A lot of people didn,t have or couldn,t afford colour Televisions even right up to the early 1980s. Thats why we had the optional black and white television licence.I barely saw Doctor Who episodes in colour in the 1970s unless we were calling at certain relatives, never mind the 1960s. Watching snooker at ours was a joke. ‘And now hes attempting to pot the dark grey ball’.

    • booboo

      September 29th, 2020 - 6:33pm

      you clearly have never heard the classic ” for those of you watching in B&W its the one behind the Pink” commentary

    • Gary H.

      September 29th, 2020 - 6:37pm

      Just mentioned because of the lavish sets and lavish costumes they produced for early Dr Who even though it was only filmed in black and white. Would have been special seeing all those lost episodes again but also in colour.

    • the ergon

      September 29th, 2020 - 7:43pm

      Booboo, your snooker reference is probably one of those i,ve heard and misquoted, which my dad used to use and I am after all based in what the Monty python team once referred to as ‘The Third world- Yorkshire’.

    • the ergon

      September 29th, 2020 - 10:48pm

      The sets and costumes for Marco did look amazing and given the budget and studio restraints, they looked to have produced something that worked well. At least we can visualise what the story was like in B/W with all those episode stills and the soundtrack. Alas, the best we could realistically hope for, further down the line is the animated B/W and coloured versions, if they could overcome the costs due to all those characters and different costumes.

    • Bobby Davros

      September 30th, 2020 - 2:49am

      We’re inevitably going to witness artificial intelligence software that automatically colourises black and white footage in a believable and effortless manner, going by the phone applications you can already get that do a semi acceptable process to black and white stills.

    • the ergon

      September 30th, 2020 - 10:12am

      Thats would be an amazing feat if they could simply transfer them that way to glorious colour but being such a purist i would prefer watching in upgraded monochrome anyway.

    • Anonymous

      October 5th, 2020 - 7:49pm

      Never understood the obsession with colouring monochrome TV or film.

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2020 - 7:56pm

      I was born in the 70’s and loved watching the repeats of Land of The Giants and Lost in Space the early series from the USA were in Black and White

    • kaospheric

      November 30th, 2020 - 12:55pm

      There’s some amazing colourisations on YouTube. I’d sooner have the B&W stories fully colourised than the terrible animations everyone gets so excited about.

    • daz

      November 30th, 2020 - 2:11pm

      Kao -so you’d rather just have the soundtracks?

      I’ve never understood the hate some fans have for the animations. Yes they aren’t perfect but they all have their own charm and to me, could never be described as terrible.

      I’d rather have them then not at all as I prefer my Who as a visual medium. So glad we get to see more 2nd Doctor and hopefully 1st Doctor eventually.

  • Coleman

    September 29th, 2020 - 10:36am

    Excellent, another new figure instead of a variant. Judging by people’s reactions im not alone in wanting more new figures in this collection.

    • John Sissons

      September 29th, 2020 - 5:31pm

      Totally agree with you. Getting fed up of variants now. There are loads of monsters not done yet (just from the classic era).

  • Jason

    September 29th, 2020 - 9:25am

    I know there were attempts in 1986 and 1993 but it’s astounding that the Toymaker never returned to the series. He’d make a brilliant Christmas special villain.
    Next up from the Hartnell era must surely be Who’s first supervillain, Mavic Chen…

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2020 - 3:29am

    I’ve never bought an Eaglemoss figure before. That is about to change.

  • Dalek z

    September 28th, 2020 - 10:06pm

    He’s in that classic “Pull my finger” pose

    • Coleman

      October 1st, 2020 - 6:41pm

      Yes, did you ever see the film, Mystery Men, very funny.
      Always think of that film when this pose is mentioned.

  • prototype dalek

    September 28th, 2020 - 6:52pm

    Can’t wait to receive this one!

  • Sons of Skaro

    September 28th, 2020 - 6:29pm


  • the ergon

    September 28th, 2020 - 5:42pm

    It would have been a crime to miss this from the collection as it was one of the most wanted according to polls. Thankyou Eaglemoss.

  • daz

    September 28th, 2020 - 5:22pm

    Very pleased with this too. It looks great.

    Was hoping they would bring the snowman forward so it arrives in December.

    And thought The Master would end up delayed as to me the Ruth Doctor looked good. The Master looks like Adam Lambert but hopefully will be better in hand.

    Can we have a Console reveal next please.

  • The Werewolf

    September 28th, 2020 - 4:42pm

    Now this has got to be the highlight of the collection right now. So chuffed. A huge thank you for this

  • Jackson Lake

    September 28th, 2020 - 4:17pm

    Wait for this the figurine they kept saying they couldn’t get the rights to?

    • Anonymous

      September 28th, 2020 - 6:10pm

      That was the war chief

  • Bob James

    September 28th, 2020 - 4:16pm

    Something I never expect to see happen, but would love dearly. A CO 5.5″ scale action figure of this character.

    • Gary H.

      September 29th, 2020 - 6:03pm

      Not sure how CO would tackle this figure. I presume the cassock would be made from a sturdy plastic instead of cloth, so this would prohibit the movement of the legs. Most of CO’s Dr Who figures legs are now super articulated so this would make them a bit redundent.

    • The Loiterer

      September 30th, 2020 - 1:56am

      CO did use material on the Omega figure I think? If they made a new head sculpt and fixed that onto any old body of the right proportions (the absolute cheapest they could use), perhaps they could stretch to printing the design onto fabric? I think it could be done in three pieces (and in a worst case scenario, they could push up the price by making it a twin pack with an invisible 1st Doctor).

    • Gary H.

      September 30th, 2020 - 12:12pm

      Yes loiterer,
      Totally forgot about COs Omega. Could only remember them using plastic before like for the Masters robes. Omega was very basic cloth pattern though, not sure they’d do something this intricate with cloth.
      (Maybe Big Chief could)

  • Gareth Pugh

    September 28th, 2020 - 4:09pm

    Utterly chuffed to be getting this – one of my ‘most hoped-for’ characters since the Collection began (and so too is the Snowman from the Matt Smith era – so I’m doing well come circa January!). Thanks so much to Neil, Ben and their team.

    • booboo

      September 28th, 2020 - 4:12pm

      yes mine to

    • The Monitor

      September 28th, 2020 - 5:34pm

      I have a painted Fine Art Casting presumably from the 80s, but painted more recently I guess It is very nice. Some figures you cannot go wrong with. You can paint the Toymaker and if you are out, no one will notice. But with Colin Baker’s coat, it is an absolute nightmare…

  • Basil Funkenstein

    September 28th, 2020 - 3:51pm

    Neil Corry & Ben Robinson you are the greatest. I am so unbelievably hyped and excited for this figurine and it is one I have been hoping for since August 2013. We are honestly so lucky with this collection. I know it has been said so many times by everyone but I truly genuinely believe this is the best figurine collection eaglemoss has ever done and the best representation figurine wise of the doctor who universe. I sincerely hope this collection can continue for a very long time. Once again, absolutely thrilled we are getting the Celestial Toymaker in this collection, we are so lucky.

    • Dalek Commander

      September 28th, 2020 - 4:39pm

      Could not have put it better myself. I am really hope the collection goes past 200. There are still loads of figures that can be produced and by the looks of things customers willing to buy.

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