Q - is there a possibility of the human axon figure being rereleased? I wasn’t able to pick up the FP Claws of Axos set when it was initially released unfortunately.
A – it has already been re-released I believe as a B&M set
Q - Hi Al, another question from me, I think we’ve all seen the leaked figures now before you could announce them yourself unfortunately, I was wondering if you already had a video filmed or an announcement planned?
A – Everythng is planned .. wait and see
P.S. – What leak?
Q - Existential question for the Lurk: boxers or briefs?
A – Neither – trunks!
Q - Are we still allowed to ask questions about the figures?
A – yes (ish)
Q - Is the headsculpt of the roboman based on anyone in particular? Obviously in the episode there are a fair few real human faces you could pick to base it on, but since they're all either extras or bit-players I don't know how easy it would be getting permission to use their likeness.
A – Actually for once that one was based on the character in the TV episode
Q - Or is it a similar case to the Pompeii bearded roman, where it's just a random head you pulled from a drawer,
A – its not a random head .. its actuially Edmund Barnet-Ward who sculpted many of our figures (and continues to do so) who is director of The Affable Sculpting company
Q - who's head is the S5 roman?
A – Actually that is an extremely ex good friend of mine (who turned to evil) who I now absolutely cannot stand. Friendships should be a two way relationship i always believe .. when they are not and quickly become one sided its like the event horizon of a black hole.
Q - Hi Al, I was just wondering how you chose what figures to make for the wave 1 classic series figures and how the K1 robot was chosen as a build a figure
A – basically I chose all the characters I really loved and we made them … I agree that’s a very selfish point of view but at the time it was likely to be a one time gig so I basically went for the figures i wanted to have so there is a heavy bias towards 4th Doctor stories … cough … cough
A – The K1 was chosen because its an absolutely stonking story (I don’t care if it was a 3rd Doctor story originally) and the robot costume is brilliant … in fact everything about it is brilliant …