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July 10th, 2020 63 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Special 24 Bio Mechanoid

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On the planet Svartos, the Doctor and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old friend – Sabalom Glitz. Joined by Ace, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to find the fabled Dragonfire treasure.

The 24th special figurine stands 120mm tall and comes with a fully illustrated magazine on the monster’s design and the making of ‘Dragonfire’, which also featured the departure of Bonnie Langford as Mel Bush and the debut of Sophie Aldred as companion Ace.

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  • Crosby

    August 22nd, 2020 - 5:47pm

    Got mine today with issues 178/179 sat 22/08/20


    August 6th, 2020 - 5:34am

    It annoys me a lot that as a premium subscriber we are left to wait for specials behind casual buyers where we should be the first to review it…not 10 days later. This could do with being rectified. I am not saying they shouldn’t get them…but later than the subscription people as we have been loyal since issue 1.

    • daz

      August 6th, 2020 - 10:17am

      If you feel this way you should just buy them off the website where you have to pay delivery. Yes you can use a code but it works out more expensive.

      As Subscribers we get £1 discount and free delivery. This is for our LOYALTY.

      Yes we have to wait as they come with our next 2 issue subscription which is usually just a couple of weeks later.

      For example this and Davros and River are due within the next 7 days. Not long really…

  • the ergon

    August 1st, 2020 - 9:49am

    this is now Add to Basket. Hoping its here early next week and The TLV Daleks are on preorder on eaglemoss if you don,t already know.

    • booboo

      August 1st, 2020 - 9:58am

      Unusually the TLV Dalek went on pre-order virtually straight away.

    • the ergon

      August 4th, 2020 - 11:43am

      Its arrived and its an object of beauty stood next to doctor 7. They did an exemplary job on this release.

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2020 - 11:48am

      bit envious will have to wait for my subs to arrive

    • the ergon

      August 4th, 2020 - 11:55am

      To add to this its just the right scale. I was worried it was going to be too big against the smaller figures.

  • Dave

    July 10th, 2020 - 1:01pm

    Would love to see a Robotic Cleaner from Paradise Towers

  • Anonymous

    July 6th, 2020 - 6:54pm

    Hieronymous In his masque?

    • Doug Who

      July 6th, 2020 - 8:06pm

      Yes please!! That would make a fantastic figurine…

  • The completionist

    July 6th, 2020 - 6:24pm

    Just seen on ebay the 8th, Lucie Miller and time controller dalek box set. £149.95 !!!! Does anyone know if more of this set will become available? I am desperate to get one but 5 times the price is a bitter pill to swallow. Love the look of this latest special though.

    • booboo

      July 6th, 2020 - 7:11pm

      hope so i never managed to get an order in for one, if it goes back on the EM site i will bring the post forward

    • Doug Who

      July 6th, 2020 - 8:04pm

      I’m sure I read that for the moment all the figurines will come back into stock eventually (possibly from Ben Robinson?) but it may take a while.

      For instance I waited years for the ‘Mechanus Attack Dalek’ to come back but it did and still have a replacement First Doctor Companion set on order.

    • Judooning

      July 11th, 2020 - 2:03pm

      I have this set on pre-order at Forbidden planet and I got an email 2 days ago saying stock is still due but the delivery estimate has been pushed back a bit. So more stock still is on the way of this set.

    • The completionist

      July 12th, 2020 - 5:16pm

      Thanks judooning. I got an email too as I’ve got this on order with fp. Got my fingers crossed that it will turn up.

  • Col

    July 2nd, 2020 - 9:41am

    Seen pics of river and 13 in spyfall outfit appearing about are they real ? If so they are amazing

    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2020 - 9:44am

      yes they are

    • Col

      July 2nd, 2020 - 9:55am

      They are amazing 😀 only got a glimpse before Instagram updated the feed but very excited for both

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 2nd, 2020 - 1:51pm

      Col, River is 179 and 13th in Spyfall outfit is 180. 181 is an Alien Ambassador (‘astronaut’’) from Third Doctor story ‘The Ambassadors of Death’

  • Dalek z

    July 1st, 2020 - 1:39pm

    I’m going to go into WH Smith pretending the floor is slippery when I get this just like the 7th Doctor wondering around the ice caves (shame non of the other actors joined in).
    I might then hang from a traffic light by my umbrella for no particular reason.
    I love the 7th Doctor!!!

  • Doug Quaid

    July 1st, 2020 - 12:25pm

    Great to see eaglemoss release this character considering many people disliking the 7th doctor who series.
    7th doctor seasons were good and in my opinion far better than after tennent.

    • JL

      July 1st, 2020 - 3:52pm

      Personally I think season 25 and 26 were on par with some hinchcliffe era stories but I do prefer Capaldi’s seasons as he’s my doctor and Matt’s series are excellent as well

    • Crosby

      July 3rd, 2020 - 1:03am

      I loved the 7th Doctor

  • Colin

    July 1st, 2020 - 4:39am

    Could we see The Collector, from The Sun Makers?

    • Doug Who

      July 1st, 2020 - 9:16am

      I’d really love to see the Collector too! It would be wonderful to see a figurine from ‘The Sun makers’ – Louise Jameson’s favourite and one of mine too!

    • Mrs Croot

      July 1st, 2020 - 9:21am

      Don’t know, it would cos them a lot of talmars. 🙂
      (Would love to se him.)

  • Whitefish

    July 1st, 2020 - 1:48am

    Amazing! Best figurine for ages. Glitz needs to be done too. Pleeeeeeeeasse can we have the original Macra!!!

    • Anonymous

      July 2nd, 2020 - 11:10am


  • Jamie

    July 1st, 2020 - 12:20am

    This is really nice. Dragonfire is one of the first Doctor Who stories I saw so I’m happy to be getting this.

  • Bobby Davros

    June 30th, 2020 - 10:53pm

    Hero Collector site have Issue 179 as River Song and 180 as 13th Doctor in Tuxedo FYI.

    • The Werewolf

      July 1st, 2020 - 8:59pm

      And issue 181 is an Ambassador from Ambassadors of Death.

  • Basil Funkenstein

    June 30th, 2020 - 9:59pm

    Once again yet another cosmic figurine that surpasses and exceeds our wildest expectations. It really must be a labour of love for everyone involved with this collection and I’d love for it to still be going in 2023 when the show celebrates its 60th anniversary and the collection celebrates its 10th. It has been a delight right from the start and the fact we now have companion sets, time lord sets and TARDIS consoles as well is just absolutely beautiful. I hope they will one day be able to add TARDIS exteriors to the collection. All in all I couldn’t be happier and I’m soooooooooooo stupidly excited to see what BIG news is coming up and all the new and exciting figurines that will be included in the future to what, in my opinion, is the greatest figurine collection Eaglemoss/Hero Collector has ever done. Well done to Ben Robinson, Neil Corry and everyone else involved with this, they have our undying gratitude. ❤️

  • Doctor Mysterio

    June 30th, 2020 - 8:46pm

    We definitely need Glitz next!

    • Bobby Davros

      June 30th, 2020 - 9:17pm

      If they’re going to carry on doing 4 figure companion packs you could have him with Mel, Peri and the red tie Doctor in a 6th Doctor pack.

  • The Ergon

    June 30th, 2020 - 7:18pm

    Can,t wait till hes placed next to all those seventh adversaries and monsters. Would have been nice to place him next to a dragonfire Ace and mel. Hes beaten them to the collection but He,ll be waiting.

    • daz

      June 30th, 2020 - 9:58pm

      The 7th Doctor Figurines have all been great.

      My classic Doctor growing up. Hope we see more before the end of the collection.

    • The Ergon

      July 1st, 2020 - 1:15pm

      I went off the show when Mccoy came in. I initially found him irritating and so found getting interested in other pursuits including Girls, Nightclubs etc. I saw a few at the time like Remembrance and parts of Silver nemesis and The curse of Fenric. It was only during the mid 1990s that i came back to it and bought/Reasessed all of Mccoys Era on VHS and found myself actually enjoying most of them. There are things i wish they had done differently especially with his first season but appreciate that era more now. There are actually more figurines that i wish they would do, Kandyman excluded,there are 3 at least from paradise Towers i,d like and More from ‘The Greatest show..’..

    • daz

      July 1st, 2020 - 1:52pm

      Good that you came back to them Ergon. I get annoyed when some fans just slag Sylvester off without even giving him a go.

      Every Season has issues. I dislike Season 24 but really like Dragonfire. I love Season 25 and 26. 7th and Ace have a great relationship (like in real life) and Ace had proper character development too. It is still a shame they never got to do one more Season as things improved greatly by the end of the run.

      I met them both 3 years ago and chatting to Sophie for a while was lovely.

      But yes, more figurines please.

      I’m guessing we won’t see 7th in Brown Jacket as part of the main range now and will be part of his companion set instead?

    • Whorules

      July 1st, 2020 - 2:01pm

      I loved McCoy from the moment he leapt from the table in time and the rain. Yes, the first few stories are ok but I love dragonfire (despite a slightly daft storyline. Why did kane never just buy a new ship and leave svartos!) It was McCoy and ace along with target books starting to print older stories that got me back into who as I was verging on stopping after davison/Baker. So I’ll always be grateful to the seventh doctor for keeping me in a show I still love to this day.

    • The Ergon

      July 1st, 2020 - 4:01pm

      Out of the four of season 24, its Dragonfire i like the best but at the time it felt like a different beast under cartmel. It just felt too camp and juvenile and i didn,t like the incidental music then either which is why i gave up on it for a while. I wasn,t very adaptable to this changeover anyway, it took a few stories to get used to colin( I was disgruntled when the BBC sacked him just has he was starting to have that warm rapport with Peri) but he had the beautiful Nicola Bryant for the crossover so she helped facilitate that easing into his new doctor. Shame she left and Grade disliking Colin Baker as the Doctor. Would have loved to have seen him in that alternate season 23.
      P.S- Kane would make a really good Figurine, frozen or melty faced.

    • Whorules

      July 1st, 2020 - 8:50pm

      It was a combination of things that made me stay with who. In 1984 I was getting bored with it. Not so much davison, more his companions and some poor stories. Plus target were concentrating on the new stories so all I was reading was the stories I’d just watched. Then the dominators was released and I read it. It wasn’t the greatest but suddenly here was a story that was new to me. The next book was warriors of the deep and I genuinely think if I’d read it straightaway I’d have drifted away from who but I decided to read lord of the rings. It took me three months and in that time the Aztecs, inferno and the Highlanders came out. I read those and was interested in who who. Wanting more of the old stories. Warriors was read without a problem. But I still wasn’t hooked on the show during Colin’s era. I liked colin but didn’t like his stories. So cue McCoy talking ten to the dozen and I sat up. That first series was an oddity. Commissioned before he was cast the stories aren’t quite right but then came remembrance and that was it. Hooked again. 30 years on I’m still hooked.

  • specialwho

    June 30th, 2020 - 5:32pm

    So anyway – what date is this coming out as the last special has not long since come out ?

    • daz

      June 30th, 2020 - 6:18pm

      27th July.

    • The Ergon

      June 30th, 2020 - 7:22pm

      There was supposed to be a Special every 12 weeks as i heard someone recall once.

    • Neil

      July 11th, 2020 - 1:19pm

      There’s no “supposed to”. We work to a schedule, for sure, but things happen. The Biomechanoid was “supposed to” be out at least six months/two special issues ago, and didn’t seem like it wasn’t going to ever be released at one point.

      I know everyone has wish lists, and everyone here knows I’ve warned that people are bound to end up a little disappointed if a favourite doesn’t appear in the Collection. Can I ask, again, and politely, to celebrate what it is, and not what it can’t be. We can’t do everything, even though we really really want to.

      And look at what we’ve been able to do, thanks to some of the best subscribers and collectors around. You’ve all helped make this the longest part-work I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on. There are some great surprises in store…

    • P7E

      July 12th, 2020 - 2:28am

      When this collection started I had a list of the figures I most wanted I’m now down to 3 that I’m still hoping for Mr.sin a dominator and hieronymous

    • the ergon

      July 12th, 2020 - 11:02am

      This wasn,t a cynical comment aimed at you Neil, and i,m sorry if it came over that way but i read that there was going to be a special every 12 weeks by someone on here, so its a case of don,t believe everything you read . I am aware of what figurines you have previously said would not be achievable or not practical and in the time frames you work with and taken that on board as it is most unlikely to appear in this collection . I hope it continues to celebrate all areas of the doctor who universe New and classic. Whatever releases are unveiled after Issues 181 i,m sure they will be great.

    • Neil

      July 12th, 2020 - 1:56pm

      Ergon, I think my problem is that I don’t want to disappoint anyone with the collection 🙂

    • the ergon

      July 12th, 2020 - 3:29pm

      Well I wish you good luck there, Neil.

  • Sons of Skaro

    June 30th, 2020 - 4:57pm

    More for the McCoy era. Great!

    • Sons of Skaro

      June 30th, 2020 - 4:58pm

      Or should that be, Ace!

  • Jordan9364

    June 30th, 2020 - 4:13pm

    Love this! My favourite thing about this collection is the obscure classics that you can’t get anywhere else

  • bryan

    June 30th, 2020 - 3:34pm

    These larger specials, really allow the sculpters, to add in the little details, that make these DW aliens look fantastic.

    I am sure a special large sized Ergon, would look so much better, with that Eaglemoss touch. The recent 12th Doctor console, is a masterpiece, of all the little bits and details, that make things like this look so good, yet for such a barain price. I dont know how they do it to be honest.

    another beautiful special edition.

  • The Ergon

    June 30th, 2020 - 2:15pm

    What do you think they use for the eyes? They look like the ends of miniature hatpins. More original classics please. I really do like this.

    • The Ergon

      June 30th, 2020 - 5:31pm

      Lets have ‘Sandy’ from ‘The chase’.

    • Doctor…Who?

      July 1st, 2020 - 7:08am

      Sandy the Sand beast was in The Rescue, because Barbara kills him with a flare gun, and Vicki- who they’d just met, hates Barbara for the rest of the story (basically). But anyway, yes, Sandy would be good.

    • The Ergon

      July 1st, 2020 - 9:07am

      I meant ‘The Rescue’, I always do that. Rush in with my comment. It was because it was part of the double pack on VHS and DVD, i somehow say the dalek story.

    • Doctor…Who?

      July 1st, 2020 - 9:24am

      It’s OK, both good stories. For some reason whenever I see Sandy I think- ‘ooo! the first alien in Doctor Who!’ (as in the metal creature in The Daleks)

    • Doctor…Who?

      July 1st, 2020 - 9:27am

      And hey, don’t criticise yourself. You got the story wrong, and that’s OK. I frequently get the Space Pirates and The Pirate Planet mixed up. I should be criticising myself for correcting you- It’s a habit of mine, correcting people.

  • Doug Who

    June 30th, 2020 - 2:00pm

    Wow just wow! Love this figurine and another model that I think makes the character look better than it did on screen.

    Kraal figurine seconded and a Shrivenzale special would be fantastic too!

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2020 - 1:28pm

    The alien ripoff! Seriously though this is a great addition to the collection

  • Nick

    June 30th, 2020 - 12:53pm

    Yippee – looking forward to this one! (Can we have Stygron / a Kraal please too?) Thank you Eaglemoss!


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