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November 26th, 2021 39 comments

Robert Harrop The Master – Terror of the Autons

Available to order from www.robertharrop.com

“The people I represent, Mister Farrel, can never have too much plastic.”

The Master arrives on Earth and steals the sole surviving Nestene energy unit from the National Space Museum, which was left over from the failed Nestene invasion documented in ‘Spearhead from Space’ (1970). The Nestene Conciousness is a disembodied life force, a hive mind race and a singular entity existing as energy with the ability to possess plastic.

The Master then hijacks the Beacon Hill radio telescope, which he uses as a bridgehead to channel energy from the Nestene Consciousness in space into the surviving unit. He then takes over Farrel Autoplastics, a nearby plastics factory, to build a force of Autons, plastic mannequins animated by the Nestene Consciousness, to use as soldiers for a second invasion of Earth.

Reports of the theft and hijack bring the Doctor, his assistant Jo Grant and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to investigate.

  • A Limited Edition Hand painted figurine / statue from the Doctor Who Collection.
  • Designed, Sculpted and Made in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs.
  • Traditionally Hand Sculpted by Mike Rodgers.
  • Official BBC License. The figurine has been approved by the Doctor Who television production team at the BBC.
  • Approximately 7.1 inches (181mm) tall.
  • A Limited Edition of Only 225 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!


Categorised under: Collectables

39 comments

  • Coleman

    December 6th, 2021 - 5:02pm

    Just had Email that this Bad Boy should arrive Tomorrow.

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    • Jay

      December 6th, 2021 - 6:09pm

      And mine as well Coleman. That was very quick.

    • Coleman

      December 6th, 2021 - 7:08pm

      Yes, excellent news jay. Do you ever checkout the Friends of Harrop Facebook page?
      No 5 was the first one that was posted on their site, then someone posted they had recieved No 4, then this morning No 2 as appeared. I wonder what we will get? Hopefully not too high.

    • Jay

      December 6th, 2021 - 7:14pm

      I do check their facebook site Coleman and would be great if we got one of the earlier numbers. Will post on here when I get mine.

    • Popplewick

      December 6th, 2021 - 7:22pm

      Same here hope he doesn’t encounter rough weather that’s predicted for tomorrow.

    • Jay

      December 6th, 2021 - 8:04pm

      Hope not Popplewick. Glad yours is scheduled for tomorrow as well.

    • Coleman

      December 7th, 2021 - 12:40pm

      Hi guys, unfortunately its not a low number, (115.)
      It’s ok, I’m getting used to the high numbers now.

    • Jay

      December 7th, 2021 - 2:20pm

      Hi Coleman. Mine was 112 so very close to yours. I am so impressed with this. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s spot on in likeness. Really pleased with him. Hope you are happy with yours.

    • Coleman

      December 7th, 2021 - 4:07pm

      Yes very happy with the likeness Jay. I admit the Harrops Human likeness had a few issues to begin with, but they have steadily improved over the years. I think the 1st Doctor and Master likeness are spot on.
      Like you say the photos are not doing them justice now.

  • Gordon Wilson

    December 3rd, 2021 - 9:40pm

    Mine is coming on Monday

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    • Coleman

      December 3rd, 2021 - 10:34pm

      Yeah, a few people on Friends of Harrop have said they’ve had an Email to say the Masters arriving Monday. I checked my Email but I havnt had one yet.

    • Gordon Wilson

      December 4th, 2021 - 9:18am

      And now I’ve just had an email to say it will be with me today in a couple of hours time

    • Coleman

      December 4th, 2021 - 11:00am

      Nice one Gordon, should imagine you’ll have a low number aswell with it coming early?

    • Gordon Wilson

      December 4th, 2021 - 12:19pm

      Yeah I did. I got number 37/225. Well pleased with that.

  • Sausage

    November 29th, 2021 - 12:25am

    What’s the guessing on the price & edition run for the Troll Doll & Daffodil Auton? I feel both edition run’s for these will be the same as The Master at 225 each. I’m thinking about £55/£60 for the Troll Doll & £80/£90 for the Daffodil Auton?

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    • Coleman

      November 29th, 2021 - 10:53am

      Yes, 225 definitely, Harrops seem to have the run just right at the moment. Just recently they had production runs of 250 but they hung around for ages. (Popular foes like the Cybermen and Cybermats aswell.)
      £60 for the Troll Doll just £70 for the Auton. I can’t see any more work involved than on the “Standard figures” that are usually £70.

    • Jay

      November 29th, 2021 - 11:03am

      I agree at 225. I would say the Daffodil Auton could be at £70- £75 and the Troll Doll at something like £40-£50 with it being smaller. Will be interesting to find out.

  • Jay

    November 28th, 2021 - 12:10pm

    I thought he would sell out quite quickly. Did better than the 1st Doctor.

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    • Coleman

      November 28th, 2021 - 1:07pm

      You got it right jay, you said under 48 hours.
      Very surprised myself that he’s more popular than the Doctors. What?

    • Popplewick

      November 28th, 2021 - 2:52pm

      It is the best representation of a ‘human’ character though and I say that as someone whos liked and bought all the Doctors.

    • Jay

      November 28th, 2021 - 4:08pm

      Yes I’m surprised by that Coleman. Though I did have a feeling Roger Delgado might sell quicker and maybe be more popular than the 1st Doctor. I think the other two figurines in this set will go even quicker.

  • Mr P

    November 27th, 2021 - 1:04pm

    Only 3 left now. I’ll be very surprised if it isn’t sold out by the end of today.

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    • Sausage

      November 27th, 2021 - 10:20pm

      All gone!

    • The ergon

      November 28th, 2021 - 1:14am

      Now roll on the troll doll. Something i do want in my collection.

  • Coleman

    November 27th, 2021 - 11:30am

    Just been on their site and the Masters still for sale.
    Was expecting it not to sell as quick as the monsters do.
    Some of those bad boys literally sold out in 7 or 8 hours.

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  • Dalek1

    November 26th, 2021 - 3:24pm

    Looks like only 21 left – selling faster than I expected!

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  • Fugton

    November 26th, 2021 - 11:54am

    Will it be available before Christmas?

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    • Jay

      November 26th, 2021 - 1:00pm

      It will. When pre-ordering it says allow three weeks for delivery so should arrive if you order now.

  • TheDoctorWhoCollector

    November 26th, 2021 - 11:41am

    Ordered mine now, missing four pewter figures to complete the collection, its like candy in a sweet shop.

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    • Popplewick

      November 26th, 2021 - 1:22pm

      Haven’t bought the pewter ones but would be tempted by a pewter Omega.

    • TheDoctorWhoCollector

      November 26th, 2021 - 2:07pm

      The pewter figures are cast really well to capture the detail and worth the extra cash, it just depends on your budget and if you focus on certain areas Popplewick. Normally stick to Harrop, Eaglemoss and always a need for buying mugs lol, like the Masters mugs on F/P.

  • Coleman

    November 26th, 2021 - 9:37am

    Strangely, the quote at the top of this page is just how how i feel. You can never have enough Plastic.
    Although Marble powdered Resin his sneaking into the equation now aswell. Lol.

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    • Jay

      November 26th, 2021 - 9:49am

      I like that. I wonder how quickly he will take to sell out Coleman.

    • Coleman

      November 26th, 2021 - 10:50am

      Hello Jay, not being negative about the Master, because he his such a great Character.
      But Harrops human characters always seem to sell alot slower than the monsters, so this might hang around for a few weeks like the 1st Doctor did.
      Like you Jay (I’ve ordered straight away just in case I’m wrong). So theirs no problem.

    • Jay

      November 26th, 2021 - 1:05pm

      Yes I was surprised how long it took for the 1st doctor to go, but I do think the human characters tend to sell a bit slower. I was thinking the Master would go within 48 hrs but as you say it might take a bit longer. It will be interesting to see how he does.

    • Popplewick

      November 26th, 2021 - 1:23pm

      The Auton figures are the ones that will soar when they go on sale.

    • Coleman

      November 26th, 2021 - 4:21pm

      Yes, probably the Troll Doll aswell, most of the Classic monsters seem to sell well by Harrops.

    • Popplewick

      November 26th, 2021 - 5:23pm

      Has to be said this one is probably the best of Harrop’s ‘human’ figures. They’ve made the figure look suitably evil.

  • Jay

    November 26th, 2021 - 9:28am

    Now pre-ordered. Looks amazing!

    Reply

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