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January 6th, 2021 33 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Issue 193 The Chameleons

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

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.


Categorised under: Doctor Who Figurine Collection, Magazine

33 comments

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2021 - 1:45pm

    When can we see the figure

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    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2021 - 1:48pm

      dont know at the moment its under wraps still

  • Mrs Croot

    January 7th, 2021 - 7:08pm

    Let’s look at this with hope:
    Dr Stu has said there was an image in the monster vault book, and as I don’t own it I don’t know if it is black and white or colour (probably b&w). We know Eaglemoss does b&w monster as colour on the front of the mag, so maybe this is a placeholder while they colourise the photo and work it into a better background?

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    • Mrs Croot

      January 7th, 2021 - 7:09pm

      Then again, why do it’s reflection in the background then?

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2021 - 7:47pm

      The decent photos are also on the DVD in the photo gallery

    • Coleman

      January 7th, 2021 - 7:54pm

      I’ve a feeling it’s the actual cover and the figurines going to be the animated version.
      I’m fine with it, an animated version is much better than no version at all.

    • Doctor Stu

      January 7th, 2021 - 11:42pm

      The pics in colour and quite HD, I think it was done by the same artist who does the high quality images for the Doctor Who TV website character and monster guides. The book is definitely worth getting, really well made, high quality and there’s lots of extra information and facts in there that aren’t told to you on screen. It’s like the sort of world building the Star Wars information guides give you where the random pink Alien has a whole backstory and a bunch of cool information about themselves

  • Brodie

    January 7th, 2021 - 3:38pm

    Still no Styggron or Bellal figures….

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    • Brodie

      January 7th, 2021 - 5:38pm

      Or how about the Peter Davidson Chameleon?

    • Chris a

      January 22nd, 2021 - 5:10am

      Or how about a black guardian

  • bob hellier

    January 7th, 2021 - 1:16pm

    looking forward to seeing the chameleons figurine magazine on the eaglemoss website

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  • Fledershrew

    January 7th, 2021 - 11:57am

    Glad to see the collection including the Chameleon. I don’t really mind what version they use televised or animated as a basis.

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  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2021 - 11:28am

    I think it must be the animation version. Why else use the animation cover? There are enough photos (telesnaps admittedly) to be able to do an original and there are good quality images for a cover so I do think this will be the animated version. Which is fine.

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  • Doctor Stu

    January 7th, 2021 - 10:49am

    There’s a clear HD image of these in the monster vault book that was released recently, couldn’t they use that as reference for the face instead of animation

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  • Savo79

    January 7th, 2021 - 10:27am

    Looking forward to this one. If the cost is in sculpting maybe a variant in paint finish could allow both animated and real versions. In the Alien/Predator range by Eaglemoss they did a version based on the video games that was a repaint of the standard figures. Could do animated box set with repainted versions, like Colin Baker in blue coat.

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  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2021 - 1:45am

    I really hope the Chameleon figurine is the televised version and not the animated version.
    However one animated figure I would hope to have, although very unlikely to be done, is a Viperox. I think it would make a fantastic special issue. (Could even be a set with an animated version of the 10th Doctor and Cassie).

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  • Jordan9364

    January 7th, 2021 - 1:40am

    This is really cool, but I hope it’s the on-screen version, as animated opens a whole new can of worms

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  • Prototype dalek

    January 6th, 2021 - 10:28pm

    It will probably just be the cover like the 6th doctor “real time”, though certainly an interesting choice.

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  • bob hellier

    January 6th, 2021 - 8:11pm

    good to see the chamelons as a figurine hopefully arcturus from the curse of peladon will be a figurine one day

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  • Doug Who

    January 6th, 2021 - 7:51pm

    Great they are doing this figurine but I agree with other here and hope they can follow how they originally appeared on screen rather than the animated ‘reimagining’. There is one good photo reference for the hands and face at least.

    It’s similar to when they fixed mistakes for the DVD releases, which effectively replace the original versions as first screened. These are old programmes ‘warts and all’ and should I think be kept as such. Fine to have alternative special editions as long as the original is the default version. More problematic when the original has been wiped but I think I’d still prefer to see the TV version if possible.

    Same with the Macra if they do one. Again there is only one good photo reference but colour footage exists from Shawcraft.

    Agree with JL that I would love to see a Krarg and at least good original footage exists of one rather than the shadowy animated versions.

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  • Jamie

    January 6th, 2021 - 6:13pm

    Haha how fun.

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  • Anonymous

    January 6th, 2021 - 4:26pm

    Interesting

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  • JL

    January 6th, 2021 - 4:20pm

    I wonder, if they got round to doing these particular figurines, if they’d do the original or animated versions of the macra, seaweed creatures and Krarg, I’d definitely like to see the macra and Krarg one day, I hope the collection continues long enough for these to happen! I also wonder what our next special edition will be after melkur, a rill, axon, drashig, krynoid, fendahl, mara, cleaner, saturnyne and weeping angel statue of liberty are top of my list for future releases.

    On another note, hope we get some more consoles announced soon, would also love if they one day tackle the exteriors too!

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    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:45pm

      Macras and Mara snakes have been hinted at, hope they are announced soon. If again, they do The Macra. Hope they stick to the screenshots and Telesnaps at hand rather than animated versions.

    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:48pm

      I would love all those you mentioned especially The Liberty Angel.

    • daz

      January 6th, 2021 - 10:17pm

      I agree. Statue of liberty would make a great special.

    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 10:20pm

      Can we get Chameleon and Kamelion in the same year?

  • The Evil Dalek

    January 6th, 2021 - 3:59pm

    …I really hope they’re not using the animation as a base. The animation takes an artistic license to The Chameleons with the clothes they where to the the fact they have the Chameleons obvious eyes & mouths (even though the story is LITERALLY CALLED THE FACELESS ONES) and gave them some quite out there campy colours. I prefer the purple skin colour seen on the DVD cover rather then the green skin.

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    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:07pm

      I too hope they choose the shots from the show or the Telesnaps.

    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:15pm

      I hope they don,t opt for the animated version aboard the chameleon ship but there aren,t many clear telesnaps of this. Might have preferred the huddled version seen at the end of episode one where you see more of the face in those closing seconds but that would prove to be a less dramatic choice i suppose.

  • the ergon

    January 6th, 2021 - 3:53pm

    It will be interesting a take on these given the few snaps there are but definitely one i wanted in the collection. great stuff.

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    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:04pm

      Why do we only get drip fed a couple of Issues at a time, thats my only gripe.?

    • the ergon

      January 6th, 2021 - 4:56pm

      To Paraphrase Trau Morgus ‘should have been four Issue reveals at least’.

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