Published on October 29th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley
The Wonderful World of Weta
They’re not half-price anymore, but there are a variety of superb deals on Weta Workshop Doctor Who products available for pre-order on the Forbidden Planet website!
Weta Workshop, famous for designing the props in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, also have a pretty stellar business in Who collectibles, including the Kasterborous-recommended Fourth Doctor and Davros statue, which re-creates an iconic scene in Genesis of the Daleks, for Â£99.99. If you’re feeling less Doctory and more Masterful, there’s also a Master and Auton sculpture for Â£79.99.
Or perhaps you need a nice helmet to shield your identity next time you rob a bank… you can choose between the Sycorax, Ice Warrior, Welding Mask from 42, or Sontaran Officer Linx flavours for Â£34.99 each, or the Cyberman Leader from Earthshock for Â£39.99. If you have that kind of money to spend, but you’re not the Cyberman type, you could go for Lord President Borusa’s excessively Time-Lordy headdress for the same price.
And speaking of Cybermen, did I mention the statue of the Cyber Controller as seen in The Age of Steel for Â£99.99? You could always get that, but as proven in Doomsday, the Cybermen are easily obliterated by the Daleks. Good thing Weta thought of that as well, and made a Dalek statue (an open one, mind you, so you can see the blob that’s inside) of the Skaro native who thought he was alone in the universe during the events of Dalek.
All the above-mentioned products should be in the Forbidden Planet warehouse by November 15th, just in time for Christmas! So go ahead, buy something… Weta will be pleased that you did!