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Published on May 13th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Micro Figure Frenzy!

Rare Doctor Who Character Building Those with eagle eyes may have spotted an advert at the back of this month’s Doctor Who Magazine for a Doctor Who-themed series of “Micro Figures”.

They are a bit like Lego and you can get some funky little play sets to go with the characters. However, there are already some very rare collectibles that are scarcely available for the public to buy, so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for them.

Several “very limited” versions of some characters have been put n circulation including:

-A projected Weeping Angel

-A “raggedy” version of the Eleventh Doctor still in his predecessor’s clothes

-Amy Pond in a green coat

-The Silurian Alaya

-The Eleventh Doctor in his football gear from The Lodger

It seems that for every thousand micro figures, only one of these rarities appeared in the batch so as soon as you find one, do not let it go! Character Options, the makers of the range, commented:

“Where they will turn up is a complete lottery but it has certainly created a frenzy amongst the fans.”

Remember, if you come across one on eBay or a similar website, grab it and keep hold of it for dear life!

You should be able to pickup these cool items from around £1.99 for the figures; Forbidden Planet should be your first stop, but bear in mind you will need to purchase a lot of figures to find the rare ones!


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4 Responses to Micro Figure Frenzy!

  1. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    I got one of these free with a horrid red-top rag the other day. It’s actually very good (the figure, not the ‘news’ paper). Am I right in thinking that you won’t actually know which figure you’re buying until you’ve opened it? I reckon that’s a right swizz!

    • Indeed Paul, it’s a bit of a lottery, which ties in slightly with the toys Kinder Egg-esque feel, I think :)

  2. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    I used to love Kinder Surprise! The mystery of what you’re going to get is definitely the best thing about them. I had a serious Kinder Egg habit at one point, and I didn’t even like the chocolate. So take your point Christian – the not knowing is all part of the fun! Thing is though – there’s literally hundereds of different toys that go into Kinders – but only fifteen (so far) in this range of mini figures. And, as discussed here, five of those are super-rare. I can see how buying these could easily become habit-forming, but ultimately very frustrating! I think I’ll buy the TARDIS set though…

    Oh, and… no Rory! :-(

    • I also had quite a Kinder habit at one point, even preferring them to Star Waqrs and Transformer toys!

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