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Published on August 23rd, 2012 | by Scott Varnham

Finally, The Rory Williams Action Figure!

Rory Williams action figure releasedShortly after Rory Williams leaves the show, fans can (finally) re-enact his adventures with an action figure for the first time!

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.

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11 Responses to Finally, The Rory Williams Action Figure!

  1. avatar Spider-pope says:

    Excellent. My daughter will be thrilled to finally have a husband for her beloved Amy Pond action figure, and i get to add my favourite modern Who companion to my collection.

  2. avatar Krumstets says:

    Never mind all the blurb,that dorsn’t look much like Rory..

  3. avatar paul blume says:

    Looks more like Robbie Williams…

    • avatar Gruff says:

      Hmmm Geoff anyone?

  4. avatar Philip Bates says:

    “And at least it bears some resemblance to Arthur Darvill…” You mean it has arms and legs…? ;)

    Plus, there’s a BBC Shop exclusive. (They’ve just changed the colour of his coat thing.)

  5. avatar castellanspandrel says:

    “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.”

    – When you read it like that, it really is a load of old cobblers, isn’t it? And that’s not even mentioning the River stuff.


  6. I would not be surprised to learn that this is in fact based on one of the Mickey figures.

  7. avatar Bob James says:

    All the waiting, and all we get is this? That figure(and I assume it’s the prototype)does NOT at all resemble Arthur Darvill. If actors are still getting to sign off on approval of their figures likeness, I don’t understand how this got through. Of course I’m going to buy it(something Rory is better than no Rory),but we deserved better, and maybe Character Options is too obsessed with releasing Tom Baker Fourth Doctor variants to care…………Or maybe they’re just getting sloppy………..

  8. avatar Gruff says:

    To be fair if you cover the hair it’s better. Just the wrong style and colour of hair

  9. avatar Gavin Noble says:

    It looks as much like Rory as the Denys Fisher figures in the 1970′s looked like Tom Baker and Louside Jameson….

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