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April 27th, 2018 29 comments

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Robert Harrop Mandrel From Nightmare of Eden

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“The mandrels have a perfect right to exist. In one way Tryst was right. Humans do have some kind of choice. Let’s just hope that no one else discovers the secret.”

The TARDIS arrives on the space liner Empress which has become locked together with a private ship, the Hecate, after colliding with it on emerging from hyperspace.

The Doctor and Romana meet the scientist Tryst, who has with him a Continuous Event Transmuter (CET) machine containing crystals on which are stored supposed recordings of planets that he and his team have visited.

Someone on board the liner is smuggling the dangerously addictive drug vraxoin, and to complicate matters the interface between the two ships allows some monstrous Mandrels from the mud swamps of Eden to escape from the CET machine – which does not merely take recordings but actually displaces whole planetary areas into its crystals.

The smugglers are revealed to be Tryst and the Hecate’s pilot, Dymond. Vraxoin is in fact the material into which the Mandrels decompose when they are killed. The Doctor thwarts this plan, separates the two ships and returns the Mandrels to Eden.

  • A Limited Edition Hand painted figurine / statue from the Doctor Who Collection.
  • Designed and Sculpted in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs.
  • Traditionally Hand Sculpted by Mike Rogers.
  • Official BBC License. Each piece is approved by the Doctor Who television production team at BBC Wales in Cardiff.
  • Approximately 7.25 inches (180mm) tall.
  • A Limited Edition of Only 200 Figurines Worldwide.
  • Individually hand numbered with a unique number on the base.
  • Comes complete in a presentation box with information card and a Certificate of Authenticity!

Robert Harrop Designs have been creating collectable hand painted figurines for over 30 years and have gained a well earned reputation of high quality and accuracy of detail. Our extensive portfolio includes Thunderbirds, Camberwick Green, Beano Dandy and 2000AD to name but a few. A portfolio that is extremely nostalgic and very British, so it was no surprise that Doctor Who would be the next project that we wanted to embrace into our studios!

In partnership with the BBC, we have meticulously hand sculpted a range of 1:12 scale, hand cast and hand painted Doctor Who figurines, each made to strict Worldwide Limited Editions.

As a mark of provenance, each Limited Edition figurine will be numbered with a unique Edition Number and will come packaged in a presentation box with an Information Card and Certificate of Authenticity!

Categorised under: 1:12 Scale Robert Harrop Figurines, Collectables



  • Zygon_invader

    August 6th, 2018 - 11:34am

    My Patrick troughton arrived this morning got number 6 well pleased lowest number I’ve received since collecting these figures

  • Zygon_invader

    June 28th, 2018 - 1:07pm

    The troughton figure is up 4 sale now on the Robert harrop website

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2018 - 1:25pm

      day early, caught me on the hop

    • Zygon_invader

      June 28th, 2018 - 2:48pm

      I can’t seem to find it on there now luckily I ordered straight away

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2018 - 2:53pm

      I added it the site then they took it down soon after

    • Zygon_invader

      June 28th, 2018 - 8:24pm

      I might be lucky enough to get figure number 1 being that quick at ordering

    • The Werewolf

      June 28th, 2018 - 9:25pm

      They are selected at random. Even if you are the first to buy, you are no more likely to have Number 1 than if you were the 50th person to order.

    • Zygon_invader

      July 23rd, 2018 - 10:12pm

      How long do you normally have to wait for delivery after purchasing from Robert harrop

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2018 - 8:25am

      can be a while as they are painted to order these days

  • Zygon_invader

    June 9th, 2018 - 2:40pm

    Can anyone tell me how often these figures are released

    • booboo

      June 9th, 2018 - 3:17pm

      at the moment about every 2 month

      2nd doctor is due any time now and K9 in august

    • Zygon_invader

      June 9th, 2018 - 6:21pm

      Thanks booboo

  • SpaceTime Drifter

    June 8th, 2018 - 12:03pm

    Ordered mine on Mon 30th April…still waiting. Anyone else still to receive theirs?

    • Zygon_invader

      June 9th, 2018 - 2:40pm

      Got mine last Wednesday

    • SpaceTime Drifter

      June 20th, 2018 - 2:48pm

      Now arrived. Didn’t know it was on it’s way. Even better in the flesh compared with the photos.

      The sculpting and the paintwork seem to be getting better with each piece.

      If they ever produce the 6th Doctor, they might need to add another fortnight into the time allowed for the painting process, just to get Colin Baker’s jacket to look right!

      Now looking forward to the 2nd Doctor/Troughton arriving. Wonder if they’ll make a black&white variant as well (to match the earlier B&W monsters they’ve done)?


    May 18th, 2018 - 10:19am

    Just arrived this morning. I,m Like a kid on christmas morning. My mandrel has now taken pride and place as the main centrepiece on my mantel. there he,ll stay for a few weeks before he joins the rest of his mates in one of my cabinets.Got to show him off first. A Stunning piece.

    • The Werewolf

      May 18th, 2018 - 10:35am

      You should put the Mandrel on a spandrel.


      May 18th, 2018 - 1:20pm

      I don,t know what you mean by that werewolf. Have you got yours yet?

    • The Werewolf

      May 18th, 2018 - 3:25pm

      I haven’t even ordered a Harrop Mandrel yet so no.
      A spandrel is part of a bridge, it’s just because Mandrel rhymes with spandrel. I don’t actually recommend putting the Mandrel on a spandrel, unless you photoshop. I’ve just always wanted an excuse to say “There’s a Mandrel on the spandrel”


      May 18th, 2018 - 4:58pm

      I thought it was something to do with spandrel from ‘The Deadly Assassin’. I wont even go there. Part of a bridge. You learn something new every day. Get ordering quick.


    May 16th, 2018 - 8:04pm

    has anybody else had notification that their mandrel figurine has been shipped? Its just popped up today in my hotmail. That was a surprise.

  • Kevin Bunker

    April 27th, 2018 - 10:03am

    I ordered mine at 4am this morning, couldn’t sleep & just thought I’d have a look on the off chance & there it was up for preorder. 🙂


      April 27th, 2018 - 4:05pm

      it must have been up from midnight as i ordered mine around 12:30am.

    • Kevin Bunker

      April 28th, 2018 - 6:03am

      Yes, well 1 minute past I was told when I asked. Good to know for future reference. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2018 - 9:50am

    will you be doing a review of this??

    • booboo

      April 27th, 2018 - 9:53am

      yes, we already have one here

    • Anonymous

      April 27th, 2018 - 11:27am


    • booboo

      April 27th, 2018 - 11:29am

      I meant the figure, review will be soon

    • Bicky

      April 27th, 2018 - 4:11pm

      What a fantastic piece!!!

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