Published on August 23rd, 2012 | by Scott Varnham
Finally, The Rory Williams Action Figure!
The figure is based on his initial “life-preserver” appearance and boasts no trappings from his “Lone Centurion” alter ego. Something tells us that will be saved for a later action figure.
It’s interesting to note that the synopsis of the toy features no mention of his adventures past the end of Series 5. We wouldn’t mind this but it completely ignores the fact that he’s had a baby (who turned out to be River “spoilers” Song), left the TARDIS full time (temporarily) and had to condemn an older version of his wife to death…
Amy Pond’s fiancée who, on his stag night found himself whisked away in the TARDIS. After defeating the Saturnynes and the Dream Lord, Rory was killed saving the Doctor’s life during a battle with the Silurians. However, his body was absorbed by the time energies leaking across time and space – resulting in him never having existed. However, his essence was placed into an Auton replica of himself in Roman times and after briefly reuniting with Amy, he accidentally killed her. To restore her, the Doctor placed her in the Pandorica and for two thousand years Rory stood guard over her, the legendary Lone Centurion. When time was finally rebooted, Rory became human again, married Amy and once again joined her and the Doctor in the TARDIS.
What do we think? It’s hard to tell based on one picture, but this should make a fine addition to any fan’s collection. And at least it bears some resemblance to Arthur Darvill…
You can pre-order the action figure from Forbidden Planet for £8.99, and it will be released on October 5th.