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January 9th, 2021 76 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Issue 193 The Chameleons

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

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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76 comments

  • Anonymous

    February 9th, 2021 - 1:43pm

    Now Eaglemoss have produced an animated character in the collection can we now have a “Shalka” Doctor please.

    Reply
    • Neil Corry

      February 9th, 2021 - 5:49pm

      Sadly not. We checked.

  • Anonymous

    February 9th, 2021 - 1:13pm

    It looks fantastic but I would have much preferred a figurine based on the original design rather than the animation.

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  • Wilf

    February 9th, 2021 - 12:50pm

    Quite happy to have an animated figure represented within the collection

    Reply
  • Doug Who

    February 9th, 2021 - 12:42pm

    A nice figure for what it is but like others, I would have much preferred the tv version even if the colours would have to have been Imagined. The originals were much more disturbing than these ‘lizard-like’ versions in my opinion.

    Besides which, I just can’t see the logic in giving a race literally known as ‘The Faceless Ones’ faces!

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    • the ergon

      February 9th, 2021 - 1:14pm

      hear! hear!

  • Hi

    February 9th, 2021 - 12:21pm

    My ideas
    194-salamander
    195-The seventh doctor (curse of Fenric)
    196-The first doctor (the reign of terror)
    197-Primord
    198-skovox blitzer
    199-roboman
    200-The watcher
    Special editions
    Macra (1967)
    IMC

    Companion set
    First doctor Steven Vicki (the time meddler)
    First doctor and Sara kingdom
    Second doctor Ben and Polly (power of the daleks)
    Second doctor and Victoria (fury from the deep)
    Second doctor and Zoe (the wheel in space)
    Third doctor Sarah Jane and captain mike Yates (invasion of the dinosaurs)
    Fourth doctor and Leela (horror of fang rock)
    Fifth doctor and Turlough and kamelion
    Sixth doctor and peri (the two doctors)
    Sixth doctor and glitz (trial of a timelord)
    Seventh doctor and Mel (time and the rani)

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    • JL

      February 9th, 2021 - 2:09pm

      My wishlist:
      194 – skovox blitzer
      195 – borad
      196 – peg doll
      197 – hieronymous
      198 – headless monk
      199 – mr sin
      200 – cybermaster
      201 – series 7b 11th doctor
      202 – tractator
      203 – foamasi
      204 – clockwork soldier from mind robber
      205 – solonian mutt
      206 – kraal
      207 – krarg
      208 – movellan
      209 – siren
      210 – axon monster
      211 – hoix
      212 – Leandro
      213 – wingless menoptera
      214 – terilpetil android
      215 – ergon
      216 – bok
      217 – Bonnie
      218 – potential series 13 monster
      219 – potential series 13 monster
      220 – the watcher

      Special editions of drashig, fendahl, macra, cleaner, myrka or mara, saturnyne, god of ragnarok etc.

    • Coleman

      February 9th, 2021 - 3:06pm

      Hi, dont you know the collections been extended to atleast 220 already?
      I noticed your list only went to 200, with the Watcher at 200, which is supposedly there last figure.

    • Nyder@newcastle

      February 11th, 2021 - 7:42pm

      My wishlist-
      Kronos
      Auton policeman
      Keller machine
      Dominator
      Krynoid
      Vogan
      Mavic chen
      Bok
      The war lord/ war chief.

    • Anonymous

      February 26th, 2021 - 4:14pm

      194 is cyber master and 195 is bok

  • the ergon

    February 9th, 2021 - 12:17pm

    I,ll buy this just to have a chameleon in the collection but i am less than enthralled we couldn,t have had the TV version. I know there are limited shots but the decision was taken a bit lightly in this case.

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    • Neil Corry

      February 9th, 2021 - 5:54pm

      Heh. “Lightly”.

    • the ergon

      February 9th, 2021 - 7:22pm

      Yes ‘Which do we run with in terms of popularity’? ‘What do you think animated or Original?’ The animated version on the cover seemed to suggest this was going to be first choice. Classic core fans were destined for disappointment. The popularity of the DVD/Blu-Ray wins.

    • Auton

      February 11th, 2021 - 9:23am

      The animation wouldn’t exist without the original so I think the original should of been chosen. I hope they don’t make this same mistake in the future but I will say that I am happy to finally have a chameleon in the collection and the figure does look great but the original should be so much better. Perhaps a original chameleon could be release in the future hopefully

  • Jordan9364

    February 9th, 2021 - 12:12pm

    This is like saying “The Power of the Daleks” is missing so let’s completely redesign the Daleks. There’s still reference material there so you clearly just wouldn’t, shame.

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  • Jamie D

    February 9th, 2021 - 11:47am

    It looks great!

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  • The Flying Shark

    February 9th, 2021 - 11:27am

    I don’t like being negative but…nope

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  • John Sissons

    February 9th, 2021 - 11:20am

    I am sorry but that is rubbish. There are photos of the Chemeleons so why do the animated ones that look nothing like the original ? This one is a miss for me. Such a shame we have to go down this route.

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    • Mrs Croot

      February 9th, 2021 - 11:26am

      I’m subscribed so I won’t miss out on it, and to be fair wouldn’t want one gap in the collection, but agree they should have done an original one.

  • Anonymous

    February 9th, 2021 - 11:07am

    I know there’ll be loads of complaints but that is a gorgeous figurine!

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  • JL

    February 9th, 2021 - 10:53am

    Actually really love that!!

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  • 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

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2021 - 11:02am

      Still no news on the picture of the figure ?

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2021 - 11:04am

      not yet, will provably pop up on the Hero collector site first

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2021 - 12:43pm

      Ok

    • the ergon

      February 6th, 2021 - 3:20pm

      Along with images of 194 and 195 i,m hoping, in the next week or so.

    • Anonymous

      February 7th, 2021 - 8:36pm

      I hat do you hope the issues are

  • 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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