Doctor What wrote:Oh that's really strange, they've even been painted properly and everything. I really hope this set isn't the "variant" of this year.
Well it's gotten me wondering maybe there was a mix up with a Talon's Fourth Doctor? Seeing as they both use a Third Doctor body, and they've put these "boot legs" on here but unpainted...which means there could be Talon's Fourth out there with the proper shoes on it?
Although I don't know if the Talons Boots are moulded grey with painted shiny black tips or if the boots are still the shame shiny black under the grey paint. I actually compared some shape boot legs I have with one the loose Third Doctor's from this set I have and whilst it's close they are very different tones so you'd see the different between the hips and lower leg if someone had just swapped them over...unless they swapped out the whole lower legs.
But in turn that would mean someone took a Third Doctor figure into the factory/B&M, cracked the figure open, swapped the legs, put it all back together without leaving a mark (as far as I can see) then seal or re-seal the figure back into it's box with all the ties...I mean factory error just seems far more likely.
Either way something has happened here which wasn't supposed to!
Deborah J wrote:Pretty cool accidental variant really, but also a bit pointless, I'm pretty sure he never wore that jacket with those boots.
Actually he did, albeit, incredibly briefly in The Mutants, there's a continuity error where he leaves a room wearing shoes, then in a corridor suddenly he's wearing boots and then suddenly a few moments later he's back to shoes again.
It's a shame really because with either boots or shoes if they'd just painted the neck tie on this figure red they could have had a Mutants variant!