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Published on June 5th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Time Warrior ‘Collectors Set’

Doctor Who - The Time Warrior from Character Options
If you enjoyed the appearance of Sontaran General Strax in A Good Man Goes to War (possibly the finest Sontaran portrayal yet!) then you might like to head back in time and visit the first appearance of the cloned warriors in 1973′s The Time Warrior.

Character Online’s collection of all that was and that could have been continues with yet another ‘collectors set’ celebrating the fine art of rehasing old stock in new packaging to immortalise episodes that have slipped through the cracks of many Doctor Who fans’ memories.

The Time Warrior, The Third Doctor serial, ironically is best remembered for what it introduced to the Whoinverse with the first appearances of both Sarah Jane Smith (the much missed Elizabeth Sladen) and the race of potato headed menaces the Sontaran’s in Commander Linx (superbly played by Kevin Lindsay and created by the fantastic writing of Robert Holmes.)

While you don’t get Sarah Jane with the set what you do get is the Third Doctor in his green jacket, along with Linx and Linx’s downed ship. The basic moulds of these have been available before in some form or other, however these versions are noticably different with textures and different colours used in places for a more authentic effect. Though this isn’t to say that there isn’t a die hard Time Warrior fan out there that wants this set (it is ranked 47 on the DWM’s mighty 200)

You might decide that this is all a bit cynical and that the money you do pay towards sets like this will one day have the net result of an iconic set being released that you’ve been dreaming about for a long time. There’s no arguing that Character Options do make some amazing figures and sets (i’m a sucker for anything Fifth Doctor related) but at the same time it’s your money that will pay for both.

The set is available now from Forbidden Planet for £34.99!

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.



2 Responses to The Time Warrior ‘Collectors Set’

  1. avatar IanOTimelord says:

    I give co 8/10 for this. Lynx is fantastic, including the sticking out tongue and the accurate boots, they could of just done a new head and stuck in on Styres boday as he has armor over his boots. The Third Doctor is nice, not so sure about the mud splattered on his trousers.

  2. avatar BJAMES says:

    I personally love this set, and own it. What we really need from Character are even more Tom Baker sets and variants! One can never have enough Fourth Doctor, right? Maybe a “tired” Tom, and a “silly” Tom, and one Tom with his scarf thrown over his right shoulder, and another with it thrown over his left shoulder? And one with the dog bite wound on his upper lip like we saw in “The Pirate Planet”? All while we wait for a single packaged Paul McGann, and more beloved companions than we can count. In the meantime, bring on more Toms!

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