Published on January 10th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds
The Third Peri!
Underwhelming and self-referential to the point of alienating the very people it hoped to please (i.e. the fans) or a lively action packed addition to the canon and a solid entry in Colin Baker’s first full season?
Whatever your thoughts on the 1985 serial Attack of the Cybermen you probably won’t be swayed by this the Doctor Who Action Figures Collectors Set: Attack of the Cybermen.
Now in an episode that does wallow so brazenly in the shows past which iconic moment or characters do you think Character Options have decide to immortalise in plastic? A Totter’s Lane set? the cryogenic hibernation chamber on Telos? The Cyber Controller with his impressive CyberGut?
Its Peri and a Cyberman.
Some of you may decry yet another variation of Peri so soon after the Vengeance on Varos Collectors Set and The Caves of Androzani Collectors Set but unbeknownst to us CO is in fact run by a Geppetto-like figure in a black and white mask who’s only goal is to produce a ‘real’ Peri figure for his own devious ends.
One day, when he wishes upon a star, he’ll succeed and then we’ll be free of all these variations of Peri but until that day we’ll get another cost saving copy.
Peri comes accompanied by a Cyberman with a removable faceplate in case you ever felt like re-enacting the ‘Alas, poor Yorick…’ speech from Hamlet: Act 5, Scene 1 with Perpugilliam Brown commanding the stage.
The Cyberman figure – which also featured in another Attack of the Cybermen Collectors Set albeit in its black stealth guise – also comes with a Cybergun accessory to make it all worthwhile.
The Doctor Who Action Figure Collectors Set: Attack of the Cybermen is available for pre-order now for £26.99 and will appear in Forbidden Planets Warehouse of Dreams on the February 24th – just in time for Panic Day!