Published on January 23rd, 2014 | by Andrew Reynolds
Twelfth Doctor & Rugby Playing Clara Toys Unveiled
The Twelfth Doctor and lifelong Doctor Who fan Peter Capaldi must have felt a particular fan boy stirring when images for the latest line of Doctor Who action figures were unveiled at the UK industry showcase, Toyfair.
Complete with mischievous grin and a rather louche raised eyebrow, the newly-regenerated 3.75 inch Twelfth Doctor figure bares a decent likeness to Capaldi while, I’m not sure which episode saw Clara’s body melded with a Sontaran commander but the likeness is excellent…what’s that…that’s just Clara’s likeness…but she looks like a rugby player in a dress…
It’s hardly the most flattering incarnation of one of the most striking actresses to ever board the TARDIS.
Anyhow, the whole range from Doctor Who master toy licensee Character Options – based around the 50th anniversary and Christmas specials – for release in Spring 2014 includes a Zygon, brand new scrum half Clara Oswald, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor (minus the milk of human/Time Lord kindness), a screaming Weeping Angel, an Assault Dalek, an Imperial Guard Dalek and, last but not least, the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor.
So what do you think of the Twelfth Doctor’s first action figure? Does Clara need to stop working out as much? Why was there no Eleventh Doctor figure with removable wig (or Amy Pond for that matter, he said knowingly.)