General set proposals

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Doctor What
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I don't think the moulds are gone exactly, just damaged with the repairs being very expensive right?

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I think, could be wrong, that Al mentioned ages back that they either, switched factories? Or, stopped using one? And they basically had to go down and reclaim the tooling, as it's obviously their's, and when they did, some of it had disappeared, the Judoon was named specifically. As for the moulds themselves, I was under the impression too as they're made of metal it would be very hard to damage, but I found an interview with the head of designworks from back in the day on the main DWT page which seemed to suggest after each usage the mould looses a little bit of "crispness", for a lack of a better word

It won't let me copy and paste, but it's the paragraph above Astrid's head:
http://doctorwhotoys.net/designworks3.htm

Re: Martha, the US also had that huge companions boxset in the last decade didn't they? Rose, Martha, Astrid, Donna, SJ, K9..?

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Doctor What wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:16 am
I don't think the moulds are gone exactly, just damaged with the repairs being very expensive right?
I would certainly think attempting to repair a metal mould would be highly expensive, just as well to invest in a whole new one I'd have though.
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Danoftardis wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Doctor What wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:16 am
I don't think the moulds are gone exactly, just damaged with the repairs being very expensive right?
I would certainly think attempting to repair a metal mould would be highly expensive, just as well to invest in a whole new one I'd have though.
Though unfamiliar with the molds/their viability, it's telling that we got a brand new 10th Doctor figure in the last couple years. He's a solid seller likely, but rather than do the same 2 figures they'd done since 2012 (or repair a damaged mold), they cranked out a new mold. And this was during a time we were told new figures that weren't tied to the current series were unlikely.

I think the US companion set came out back in 2013. You can still find it and I agree that 13's recycled bits prove Martha's mold likely survives. It'd be interesting to know when the move/damage to molds happened, as it'd really tell us what we can/can't expect to possibly ever be rereleased from Series 1-3.

Things from series 1-3 that are likely (hopefully!) still about based on 2015-present releases:

9th Doctor
10th Doctor (trenchcoat & suit, with at least 3 head options/glasses)
Rose (Disco & Series 2)
Series 1 Captain Jack
Auton
Cybus Cyberman
Sarah Jane
K-9
Martha
Weeping Angel

TARDIS playset

Did I miss any?

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Spannerintheworks wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Things from series 1-3 that are likely (hopefully!) still about based on 2015-present releases:

9th Doctor
10th Doctor (trenchcoat & suit, with at least 3 head options/glasses)
Rose (Disco & Series 2)
Series 1 Captain Jack
Auton
Cybus Cyberman
Sarah Jane
K-9
Martha
Weeping Angel

TARDIS playset

Did I miss any?
Trenchcoat Jack had a 2015 re-release

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I never thought I'd miss the Judoon so much.

Seriously, they're now hard to find on eBay. Whoda thunk?
Be nice or I'll bring back this: https://i.imgur.com/TGx4F7A.jpg

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skifflebits wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:20 pm
I never thought I'd miss the Judoon so much.

Seriously, they're now hard to find on eBay. Whoda thunk?
Me...

I broke the moulds! IT WAS ME!! AHAHAHAHA!!!!
AI is here!!

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The Primeval moulds were ok then... apart from The Satchel!

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Koth2 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:09 pm
The Primeval moulds were ok then... apart from The Satchel!
Different factory? Or already in storage somewhere else because they didn't think they'd ever use them again?
Be nice or I'll bring back this: https://i.imgur.com/TGx4F7A.jpg

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It sucks not knowing what else could have survived.

Slitheen, Sycorax, Clockwork Droids, Scarecrows, Mickey, The Master, The Ood. Maybe even the Sarah Jane Adventures figures are gone.

If the classic daleks didnt survive, could be possible some of S4 didnt survive either, maybe theres a reason we havent seen the Supreme Dalek or Davros in awhile.

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