General set proposals

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joe38658 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Was thinking theres one more possible 13 variant with no new sculpts. In "Can You Hear Me?", she wears darker blue trousers with a light blue top. It would keep the US light blue top figure exclusive but also giving us a new variant. (Plus the darker blue trousers look alot better)
I know it's unlikely and would be a bit of a hassle for Character, but I really wish there WOULD be a more significant costume variant for 13. (No, I'm not counting prison fatigues OR one offs/special occasions. That said, I bet people would buy a "Spyfall" suit variant- They even promoted that look heavily! - or even a Villa Diodati slumber party look. Seriously, those are the only 2 I can think of.)

We're at Nathan-Turner levels of outfit stagnancy, and that....well, I guess some people like that sort of thing. But part of what made (particularly) Tennant and Capaldi more real characters to me is that they actually changed clothes. Sometimes they were clearly ready for business, sometimes they looked a bit more relaxed, sometimes they clearly didn't plan on company. But it definitely made them more nuanced and real. 11 and 9 (the latter we only see on 9 separate occasions) were a bit more regimented, sure. But not to this extent.

(This probably is why 3 & 4 play better on rewatch for me too; And in fairness at least Graham, Yaz, & Ryan aren't pulling a Season 19 and actually do their laundry.)

Consider too: For some of us, an 11 with a different shirt/bowtie color is a legit variant/purchase. For many "not-we", that's a pass or the same figure as another paint variant. We see 13 variants, others might see one figure or just a need to buy their favourite colour set.

Basically: I guess they CAN do more variants with the existing figure, but I just wish there was more reason to do full 13 variants.

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If they were to do a Spyfall 13, they'd need to make a new body and jacket piece. I wouldn't fully role out a Spyfall 13. I could deffo see Amazon making it an exclusive or something

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Rather than derail the Lurker's thread again I thought I'd drop a set idea here based on a question that's someone just asked.

I think this one's potentially doable on a B&M budget and would fill a nice little gap in the New Who range.

Planet of the Dead set:
10 with sunglasses - new head on coat body - if the budget was tight, you could even just use the original glasses sculpt with the lenses shaded in
Lady Christina - Monster of Peladon SJS body with a new head would be perfect for it as far as I can see
Tritovore - Pig Slave/Laszlo body with new head & hands and their gun thing

And while we're here...
The Waters of Mars set
10 variant - spacesuit or even just improved paint apps on the blue suit
Adelaide - Bill body maybe? Helen Cutter?
a member of the Flood - Stephen/Graham body would work for Andy or Tarak, or for Maggie, the Claudia/Yaz or Helen Cutter bodies would make a pretty close approximation
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CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:42 pm
Rather than derail the Lurker's thread again I thought I'd drop a set idea here based on a question that's someone just asked.

I think this one's potentially doable on a B&M budget and would fill a nice little gap in the New Who range.

Planet of the Dead set:
10 with sunglasses - new head on coat body - if the budget was tight, you could even just use the original glasses sculpt with the lenses shaded in
Lady Christina - Monster of Peladon SJS body with a new head would be perfect for it as far as I can see
Tritovore - Pig Slave/Laszlo body with new head & hands and their gun thing

And while we're here...
The Waters of Mars set
10 variant - spacesuit or even just improved paint apps on the blue suit
Adelaide - Bill body maybe? Helen Cutter?
a member of the Flood - Stephen/Graham body would work for Andy or Tarak, or for Maggie, the Claudia/Yaz or Helen Cutter bodies would make a pretty close approximation
So I like your idea, and there's an alternative to it that would be less costly/less niche and cover more ground too:

10 in sunglasses (GREAT idea, btw.)
Tritivore (as you said, new head/hands)
"The Next Doctor" Cyberleader (A desirable reissue I know many have asked for.)

10 variant (Spacesuit makes sense, I agree)
Flood victim (As you described.)
Time Lord (Repainted in Gold/Crimson "End of Time" scheme)

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SET PROPOSAL: Deluxe Doctors with Accessories.

Twelfth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver - (multiple stories)
- Sunglasses or Sunglasses Head - (series 9 &10)
- Guitar - (series 9 & 10)
- Amp - (seires 9 & 10)
- Bust of Beethoven - ("Before the Flood")
- Confession Dial - (series 9)
- His Own Skull - ("Hell Bent")

Fourth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver (multiple stories)
- Hat rack w/ hat & hanging scarf (multiple stories)
- Bag of Jelly Babies (multiple stories)
- Yo-yo (season 12, etc.)
- Key to Time (season 16)
- Key to Time tracker (season 16)
- Mona Lisa ("City of Death")

TVM Seventh Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver
- Red velvet chair & side table
- Gramophone
- Bowl of Jelly Babies
- Master's Remains Casket
- Master "Deathworm Morphant" snake

You get the idea...
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I would like to see some more parts tooled for the classic TARDIS.

Specifically, a much smaller "base square" with a ridge that keeps the doors from pushing open and another light option on the top, the one from Season 11/12/13 era, so we can get this:
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Complete with black "Police Public Call Box" writing on a clear background for the front lightbox and white writing on black background for the two sides (who knows for the back).

Then a re-tooled 4th Doctor, using the large red cravat and chequered velvet vest chest but otherwise, the season 12 body, (and maybe a new smiling no-hat head?) so we get this:
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and then finally,
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hey presto, PLANET OF EVIL DOCTOR, SARAH AND TARDIS SET!!

The TARDIS in that form could be re-used for a Planet of the Spiders Set too, with a black smoking jacket Jon Pertwee, Metabelis 3 crystal and hopefully, a Sarah Jane re-tooled with a spider on her back.

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skifflebits wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:59 pm
SET PROPOSAL: Deluxe Doctors with Accessories.

Twelfth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver - (multiple stories)
- Sunglasses or Sunglasses Head - (series 9 &10)
- Guitar - (series 9 & 10)
- Amp - (seires 9 & 10)
- Bust of Beethoven - ("Before the Flood")
- Confession Dial - (series 9)
- His Own Skull - ("Hell Bent")

Fourth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver (multiple stories)
- Hat rack w/ hat & hanging scarf (multiple stories)
- Bag of Jelly Babies (multiple stories)
- Yo-yo (season 12, etc.)
- Key to Time (season 16)
- Key to Time tracker (season 16)
- Mona Lisa ("City of Death")

TVM Seventh Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver
- Red velvet chair & side table
- Gramophone
- Bowl of Jelly Babies
- Master's Remains Casket
- Master "Deathworm Morphant" snake

You get the idea...
I like all of these ideas, but I'd save the Master's remains and casket for a figure of the Eric Roberts Master.

TVM Master with
- Eye of Harmony Scepter
- Morphant form
- Casket and smaller Casket.
- Alternate snake eyes head

And, other ideas along similar lines

2013 Cyberman with
- Light up chest unit (can be switched on or off)
- Alternate non-gun wrist
- Alternate Danny Pink Cyberman head
- Damaged Invasion Cyberman head
- Cyberman Control Bracelet
- Apple

Wheel in Space Cyberman with
- Cyberplanner
- Cybermats

These are just crazy dreams though, if we got just the figures themselves I'd be over the moon.

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The Outcast wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:30 am
TVM Master with
- Eye of Harmony Scepter
- Morphant form
- Casket and smaller Casket.
- Alternate snake eyes head

And, other ideas along similar lines

2013 Cyberman with
- Light up chest unit (can be switched on or off)
- Alternate non-gun wrist
- Alternate Danny Pink Cyberman head
- Damaged Invasion Cyberman head
- Cyberman Control Bracelet
- Apple

Wheel in Space Cyberman with
- Cyberplanner
- Cybermats

These are just crazy dreams though, if we got just the figures themselves I'd be over the moon.
Crazy dreams, indeed.

I was gonna say, "Dude! They haven't even given us a *regular* TVM Master!"
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skifflebits wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:59 pm
SET PROPOSAL: Deluxe Doctors with Accessories.

Twelfth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver - (multiple stories)
- Sunglasses or Sunglasses Head - (series 9 &10)
- Guitar - (series 9 & 10)
- Amp - (seires 9 & 10)
- Bust of Beethoven - ("Before the Flood")
- Confession Dial - (series 9)
- His Own Skull - ("Hell Bent")

Fourth Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver (multiple stories)
- Hat rack w/ hat & hanging scarf (multiple stories)
- Bag of Jelly Babies (multiple stories)
- Yo-yo (season 12, etc.)
- Key to Time (season 16)
- Key to Time tracker (season 16)
- Mona Lisa ("City of Death")

TVM Seventh Doctor with
- Sonic Screwdriver
- Red velvet chair & side table
- Gramophone
- Bowl of Jelly Babies
- Master's Remains Casket
- Master "Deathworm Morphant" snake

You get the idea...
Honestly, these kind of things are probably more practical than new monsters. You're using an existing figure with maybe a new wrap, maybe an additional new head, and accessories. Some of which already exist. With proven sellers, no less.

The downside is, I feel like it'd be set up to ONLY serve/produce the most popular Doctors. Like, we'd almost certainly get 4, 10, 3, and maybe 11 or 12 (probably in that order). And after that, we'd be lucky to get another Classic Doctor.

That said, I'd even take at least four sets over none. :)

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Spannerintheworks wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:48 pm
The downside is, I feel like it'd be set up to ONLY serve/produce the most popular Doctors. Like, we'd almost certainly get 4, 10, 3, and maybe 11 or 12 (probably in that order). And after that, we'd be lucky to get another Classic Doctor.

That said, I'd even take at least four sets over none. :)
Me too.

And I know the sets were my idea, but I like the idea of them coming with "furniture" you can put with the Doctors in various displays, like the hatrack or the TVM chair.

Fifth Doctor with
- Burned Sonic Screwdriver (Visitation)
- White Hatrack (Frontios)
- Cricket Bat & Cricket Ball (Castrovalva, Black Orchid)
- Hat / Hatted head
- Reading Glasses
- Space Helmet (Four to Doomsday)
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