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May 4th, 2021 62 comments

Robert Harrop Yeti – From The Abominable Snowman 1967

Available to order while stocks last from www.robertharrop.com

A Limited Edition of only 225 figurines it will also come with a ‘Control Sphere’ which can be presented either on or off the piece.

“This thing that’s here, this evil, it will spread. It has to be stopped and I think I can do it.”

The TARDIS arrives in Tibet in 1935 and the Doctor visits the remote Detsen Monastery in order to return a sacred bell, the Ghanta, given to him for safe keeping on a previous visit. There he meets an Englishman, Travers, on an expedition to track down the legendary Abominable Snowmen or Yeti.

It transpires that the Yeti roaming the area are actually disguised robots, which scare away or kill anyone who approaches. The High Lama Padmasambhava, whom the Doctor met hundreds of years earlier on his previous visit, has been taken over by a nebulous alien being, the Great Intelligence, which has artificially prolonged his life and is now using him to control the Yeti by way of models on a chessboard-like map. The Intelligence’s aim is to create a material form for itself and take over the Earth.

  • 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.
  • 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: 1:12 Scale Robert Harrop Figurines, Collectables

62 comments

  • Anonymous

    May 14th, 2021 - 11:31am

    Mine has just been delivered by DPD. (No text or email to advise it was on it’s way).
    Unfortunately I have to say I’m a little disappointed with the figurine – legs and lower body just don’t seem right and top of it’s head seems too flat.
    Really no need for the ball bearing “control sphere” far better display without this addition. Hope everyone else isn’t disappointed with it like I am.

    Reply
    • Coleman

      May 14th, 2021 - 1:53pm

      I’m looking forward to the ball bearing addition. Was going to use abit of bluetac or something similar to hold the sphere in his hand to display.

  • Coleman

    May 6th, 2021 - 12:46pm

    The only Dr Who items that havnt sold out on Harrops yet are the Voc Robot and the Cyberman Door. Just checked stock, theirs only ONE Voc and 13 Doors left, so it’s just a matter of time before they’ve no stock left at all.

    Reply
    • Coleman

      May 6th, 2021 - 3:48pm

      That’s a coincidence, since I mentioned their was only one Voc Robot left a few hours ago, it’s now showing as sold out. So just the door to go now.

  • The Loiterer

    May 5th, 2021 - 1:13am

    Am I right in thinking that the Harrops pieces nearly always hold their value? Because I always think that if you can get most of your money back then it’s perfectly fine to buy something that’s purely decorative and just looks nice on the shelf. Yup, I’m trying to justify some future purchases to myself. And anyone else who might suggest I’m wasting money. (I want that Haemovore!)

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    • TimelordTim

      May 5th, 2021 - 8:36am

      I don’t buy the Robert Harrop models myself, but from everything I’ve seen and read, on this site, eBay etc, the models more than hold their value. In fact, they go up in value significantly.

      It’s certainly not a waste of money if it’s something you want and brings you enjoyment. The models look great so I hope you are able to get your Ancient One.

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2021 - 11:53am

      They keep going up and up in value The Loiterer, so you won’t lose out. Buy them , and get enjoyment out of them Then if you ever decide to sell you’ll always get your money back and more besides.

    • Iain55

      May 5th, 2021 - 12:20pm

      I’d be interested to know if there’s a particular figure/s still genuinely regarded as the most prized or valued amongst collectors as I’m finding it increasingly hard to make sense of some of the prices being asked for on third party re-sale sites recently.

    • booboo

      May 5th, 2021 - 1:11pm

      Davros probably

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2021 - 1:06pm

      It’s just about rarity Iain55. Not so much how nice a figure is or how popular the Character was.
      For example the Alpha centuri, 1975 Cyberleader, monochrome Varga, Snowman and Cybershade were all made in very low numbers from edition sizes of just 100 to 150. Worldwide.
      Therefore these are hard to come by on the secondary market and when they do they command the highest prices. Hope this helps?

    • Iain55

      May 5th, 2021 - 2:52pm

      Yes a Davros recently went for the highest price that I’ve personally seen a Harrop go for Booboo.
      I thought there was a 750 run on him but I see that it was 250.

      Anon, thanks for the info re. the figures you mention.
      Alpha’s mentioned a few times on the thread on the thread. It’s prob my fav so far too.
      I’m appreciating my collection a little bit more now.

    • The ergon

      May 5th, 2021 - 4:37pm

      Davros and the genesis dalek ive seen occasioally but the cyberleader and alpha hardly ever now. I think those who own them appreciate their value as well.

    • 76TOTTERSLANE

      May 5th, 2021 - 8:15pm

      I’m still after Davros and the Genesis Dalek. Can’t quite stomach the eBay prices at the moment though. Wish I’d got them at the time from Harrop. Luckily I bought Alpha Centauri, the Cybershade and the Snowman when they came out though. Phew!

    • Anonymously

      May 5th, 2021 - 9:39pm

      I really want Harrop’s to issue a pewter Genesis Dalek. Would be so fantastic. Probably be expensive but less than the price of a painted one on eBay.

    • The ergon

      May 5th, 2021 - 10:22pm

      I know what you mean, apart from figurines that had 300+ pieces( and they want£90+ for those), you would be paying £120 upwards. If the genesis dalek or davros have come up, its been £150-£200+.. if they were less i,d be scrutinising for damage. Prices for these i fear will just keep rising as newer pieces come out and they are getting more and more poular and not just collectors

  • Mr Fish

    May 4th, 2021 - 6:33pm

    Ordered mine at lunchtime!

    Reply
  • Coleman

    May 4th, 2021 - 11:32am

    Thanks, Booboo, managed to snag one this time.
    Hope everyone else is as lucky that couldn’t get one before.

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    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2021 - 2:19pm

      Apparently, as of writing theirs only 4 left!

    • The ergon

      May 4th, 2021 - 8:21pm

      Glad you got your yeti coleman.dont leave as long in future. Someone mentioned another doctor, hartnell i think. That gives me time off from harrop if its true.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      May 5th, 2021 - 12:37am

      I’d love a Hartnell, hope that’s true!

    • the ergon

      May 5th, 2021 - 9:46am

      I only collect the Harrop monsters.

    • Coleman

      May 5th, 2021 - 11:09am

      Yes DM apparently theirs alot of rumours going around at the moment which seem to have stemd from Harrops that their next Dr is going to be Hartnell. Thanks ergon, wont leave it as late next time. I’m going to be up like you at Midnight with my hand hovering over the keypad. Haha.

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2021 - 11:20am

      SOLD OUT AGAIN. I remember the Tractator did something similar, it sold out for about a week then came back in to pre order. Only lasted a day then sold out again.

  • Dalek1

    May 4th, 2021 - 11:00am

    Some of these available back on the Harrop website this morning!
    Get in quick

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  • Doctor Mysterio

    May 1st, 2021 - 11:22am

    I hope they increase the numbers a bit for the next figure. These are great and it is a shame that these may have been snapped up for ebay.

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    • Simon Smalley

      May 2nd, 2021 - 8:04pm

      It’s a collector’s market if everyone got one wouldn’t be well Limited edition.

    • Anonymous

      May 2nd, 2021 - 8:44pm

      Yes, but Harrops were quite content to make the edition size 750 when they 1st started.
      It’s only because demand wasn’t their originally that they started making smaller editions.
      I’m sure if demand was their from the begining that they’d have been content knocking out 750 each time.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      May 3rd, 2021 - 12:11am

      It still can be limited edition, Simon… Elevated prices later makes no more money for Harrop, why not issue 300 if they can sell them. Early releases were set at 750 I seem to recall. I was just making the point that some people only buy to sell later for profit.

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2021 - 9:14am

      The problem for Harrops is they are treading a very fine line between over and under producing.

      The 750 editions were also sold to 3rd parties are there are probably many still of those out in the wild, Harrops had to reduce theirs over several sales before the eventually sold out.

      Now the don’t have the Aardman licence they are quite a small set up and understandably now keep everything “in house” so even having 20-30 slow moving figures could tie up revenues.

      They could probably go back to 250 now but a couple of figures with the number still haven’t sold out from some time ago showing they dont have 250 “completest” within their customer base.

    • Gord13

      May 3rd, 2021 - 1:27pm

      Yes it is a real shame DM.

      Having only been collecting for 18 months myself a lot of the prices on Ebay have increased dramatically recently.

      I dread to think what sort of prices the hard to find figures like 1975 cyber leader, monochrome varga or Alpha would go for now, should any of them ever appear again!

      People who have these are very lucky.

    • The ergon

      May 3rd, 2021 - 3:22pm

      Didnt buy alpha originally but bought for just over £100 on ebay. If one were to sell i,d imagine 3 times that amount now. I was lucky but i would be very reluctant to sell. There were only 100 cyberleaders. I bidded for one over a year or so but lost out to someone who paid around £250 at the last bid.

    • Coleman

      May 3rd, 2021 - 5:30pm

      Similar to you ergon, mine was around £100 on Ebay. (Quite awhile ago though)
      Didn’t start collecting Harrops before the SWD.
      Managed to get most of the rest either from Robert Harrops themslves or Ebay without them being too expensive.
      I feel sorry for the new collectors though, some of the after market prices now are horrendous.

    • Anonymous

      May 3rd, 2021 - 5:37pm

      Am I correct in saying the only difference with Harrops Cyberleader and the normal Cyberman is they’ve painted the handlebars black?
      If so it’s an easy custom for someone with the normal Cyberman.

    • The ergon

      May 3rd, 2021 - 8:16pm

      The cyberleader has the weapon holes integrated into the helmet.

  • Ryan

    April 30th, 2021 - 7:23pm

    uhhh…its sold out already??

    Reply
  • Bicky

    April 30th, 2021 - 3:52pm

    When I ordered my yeti this morning, there was a picture of a fully painted Ancient One on the Harrop website- it’s gone now! Was I imagining this?!

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    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 4:23pm

      Might have been a dream Bicky?
      Looked all over web can’t see anything about it.

    • Bicky

      April 30th, 2021 - 4:37pm

      I’m pretty sure it was real!

    • Sam

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:02pm

      You weren’t imagining it Bicky.
      It’s still there.
      Hover your cursor over the “SHOP” tab at the top of the page and the image of the painted Ancient One appears.

    • Roger

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:17pm

      Use the SHOP tab at top of the page and you’ll see the picture there.

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:22pm

      Hello, Is that Robert Harrop site or Robert Harrop Facebook page?

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:37pm

      Robert Harrop site.

    • booboo

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:48pm

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:48pm

      Can’t see it Sam, my laptop’s out of action so always used an I- pad now.
      Don’t have a cursor, just touch screen. (Nothings happening).

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 6:18pm

      Thanks Booboo, much appreciated.
      I mentioned awhile back on their Facebook page that it was an excellent sculpt, but once painted would be stunning.

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2021 - 1:30pm

    Always ordered these on day of release, usually sometime through the day or occasionally the next day.
    Looks like I’m going to have to start staying up night before and order at midnight (something I’ve never done before) or risk losing out again!

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    • the ergon

      April 30th, 2021 - 4:45pm

      I,m sure there will be a few on Ebay a week or so after delivery. Depends how much you,d be willing to pay up to. There will be some that will try it on with the Price.

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:15pm

      Hello Ergon, you’ve just replied to me, (Coleman). Bit gutted about missing this one. wasnt going to buy it originally, but it’s grown on me since I first saw the original Monster wax prototype.
      You wouldn’t believe it was in stock when I went on their site this morning to buy it and noticed I wasn’t getting the usual price reduction. Checked Friends Of Harrop (It had run out this February and I hadn’t realised)
      So went through the rigmarole to rejoin for the discount. Then finally went to purchase the Yeti and up came the dreaded SOLD OUT sign.
      Hows that for luck?
      I suppose you managed to snag one, you usually order around midnight?

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 7:04pm

      Normally with the 60’s figures Harrop also do a monochrome variant later, bit more expensive and smaller issue number but they are nice.

      I’m guessing but I suspect they’ll be doing a monochrome variant for this Yeti as it sold out so quickly and also they did one for the Web of Fear Yeti variant.

    • the ergon

      April 30th, 2021 - 7:06pm

      I got it in early coleman, you have to when you,ve seen how the last half dozen or so have sold out more or less next day (Why didn,t you use your alias? Its been quiet on the coleman front and you are usually replying to comments left, right and centre but your back and thats the main thing). Sorry you missed out. i,m sure you will beable to pick one up if rather belated on Ebay. I know when The Axon creature went on i thought the site had crashed with people trying to bag one as my order struggled to get through and my broadband was down that week. So rang Harrops Direct a day or so before as a precaution and he put one to one side. Luckily my payment went through for. i wasnt prepared to chance it with The Yeti having already bought the web version. the interest in these are growing better to get in quick in future. The Ancient one won,t be around for long either.
      I thought you were busy with one thing or another
      so didn,t call you out.
      Incidentally, i hope we get the video soon (after this years B and M selection leaked again). There are some right corkers in thereif it turns out to be true.

    • Coleman

      April 30th, 2021 - 8:45pm

      I’m still confused by Booboo JR who regularly commented on here a few years ago.
      I used to think he was one of the moderators who helped Booboo out.

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2021 - 9:26am

      no, there has only ever been me

    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 9:13pm

      Good idea with the Monochrome version. If I could snag one of those (if they make one). I could always repaint it to make it look like the colour version. Could save alot of money over secondary prices.

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2021 - 12:44pm

    Decided I won’t be displaying the control sphere.
    With it’s arms raised and control sphere on the base I’m afraid I can’t take this figure seriously.
    Looks as if it is exclaiming “oh *expletive* I’ve dropped my ball”!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 1:22pm

      Or he’s playing football and just scored.(doing the goal celebration).

    • the ergon

      April 30th, 2021 - 5:22pm

      ‘So what? I caught one this big’.

  • Anonymous

    April 30th, 2021 - 10:31am

    Currently showing as sold out!!

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    • Anonymous

      April 30th, 2021 - 11:12am

      Just gone on now to purchase it and as sold out!

    • the ergon

      April 30th, 2021 - 11:48am

      I knew it wouldn,t take long. The demand seems to have grown for these figurines. I expect The Ancient one will go the same way.

    • Roger

      April 30th, 2021 - 12:01pm

      Incredible! Is this the quickest sell out so far ?

    • booboo

      April 30th, 2021 - 12:05pm

      not far off

  • Anonymous

    April 29th, 2021 - 11:49pm

    Ordered.

    Reply

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