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January 9th, 2021 80 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Issue 193 The Chameleons

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The Doctor Who Figurine Collection part 193 features a Chameleon from the 1967 Second Doctor adventure ‘The Faceless Ones’.

When the TARDIS lands at Gatwick Airport in 1960s Earth, Polly witnesses a murder, then both she and Ben vanish. When Polly reappears she claims not to recognise her friends. Looking for clues, the Doctor and Jamie investigate Chameleon Tours, whose package holidays seems to be one-way trips.

Who are the faceless ones, and what hideously deformed creatures are involved in the operations being conducted at the airport medical centre?

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  • Tom Parsons

    March 31st, 2021 - 9:10pm

    Anyone have theirs arrive yet?


  • Auton

    March 25th, 2021 - 11:46am

    For anyone wondering, on the box and black stand it says chameleon (Animated Version) so perhaps in the future they may do a proper non animated version if the range passes 220

  • Dunc

    March 2nd, 2021 - 4:35pm

    When is this out?

    • Crosby

      March 25th, 2021 - 11:25am

      Its out now and mine came this morning very nice well pleased with mine

  • The Werewolf

    February 10th, 2021 - 12:10am

    Oh, and I nearly forgot to give my feelings about this figurine. I actually love this approach. A part of me was hoping it would be the animated version. It looks very flashy.

  • The Werewolf

    February 10th, 2021 - 12:08am

    Genuine question here about Eaglemoss recent practices, is there now some secrecy clause which means figurines cannot be revealed more than 2-4 issues ahead any more that applies only to Doctor Who? I ask because Marvel Movie still frequently knows much further ahead

    • booboo

      February 10th, 2021 - 9:16am

      The way Doctor Who is promoted now has changed, most announcements now come through BBC studios social media networks who are very much in charge of this now, or via official websites (like Hero collector) once everything has been approved, others will come via previews, a wholesale catalogue basically.

      The days of individuals being able to show advanced products seems to be over.

  • the ergon

    February 9th, 2021 - 8:05pm

    The key lemon lime pie throwing contest is well underway.

  • Fledershrew

    February 9th, 2021 - 7:23pm

    Really like the decoration on this one, colourfully reviving a classic frightening alien. I really enjoyed the animation of the story too, more than expected..

    Good job Eaglemoss.

    My wished for figurine is the Terileptil Android… Please make it so guys!

  • Anonymous

    February 9th, 2021 - 6:05pm

    My initial reaction to having this figure as the animated design was disappointment. I would much prefer the figurine to have it’s TV appearance but having had time to think I am unsure how the texture and detail of the makeup of the face and hands of the TV version would be achieved on a figure with the usual face size of humanoid figures in the collection. I’m now thinking it’s better to have the animated version so at least we have a figure with some detail rather than one which would likely be very plain with no detail.

    • Bobby Davros

      February 9th, 2021 - 7:06pm

      The Deadly Assassin Master and the 2017 say hi.

    • Bobby Davros

      February 9th, 2021 - 7:11pm

      *2017 Monk.

  • Doctor Stu

    February 9th, 2021 - 5:57pm

    It seems so bizarre they’ve done this when pictures of the original design exist and there’s even a HD colour version in the monster vault book

    • booboo

      February 9th, 2021 - 6:11pm

      The problem is the “wider audience” familiarity with the The Faceless Ones chameleon will be the animated version from the DVD’s etc (which sells 10,000’s of copies, and is not eaglemoss’s doing by the way).

      Sensibly then, they would go with the version which is currently perhaps the most familiar and more recognisable to the bulk of their buyers.

      Sites like this tend to be frequented by the more core fan who despite what we may think do not represent the market as a whole.

    • Anonymous

      February 9th, 2021 - 6:19pm

      I see it from both sides. As an old fan I’d prefer the original design. But as a commercial decision it makes more sense to go with the design more familiar to newer fans who are aware of the characters mainly through the animated DVD. Personally I don’t mind this figure. It looks good. And yes, we may get an original version one day. Whereupon there will be much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth no doubt as people complain about a second version!

  • Anonymous

    February 9th, 2021 - 2:26pm

    I think it’s a great figure

  • Chris Howarth

    February 9th, 2021 - 1:56pm

    If I didn’t have a subscription I would leave this one. It’s a thumbs down from me, sorry.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      February 9th, 2021 - 2:05pm

      It does seem a bit out of synch with the rest of the collection. Maybe this should have been a stand alone, or part of a strand, like the Time Lord Victorious line, rather than being part of the main set. If we were offered a choice of any animated character, I’d rather have had Richard E Grant’s alternative 9th Doctor first.

    • Anonymous

      February 9th, 2021 - 3:51pm

      Are we forgetting the Real Time 6th Doctor then? Personally I think it’s gorgeous and it’ll be nice to inject some more colour into the Troughton era collection. Plus who’s to say we couldn’t get a more screen accurate version at a much later stage?

    • Chris Howarth

      February 9th, 2021 - 4:28pm

      I’m not forgetting the Real Time sixth Doctor. However, it was not the the only version of the sixth Doctor in the collection. Also, I didn’t particularly want that one either.

      Like Doctor Mysterio I’m not averse to supplemental ranges. For example some comic-based sets; I’d love a Shayde from DWM or a proper figurine of the TV21 Golden Emperor Dalek. I just think when there’s enough reference material to reproduce a screen accurate figure the TV version of a character should take precedence.

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