I continue to stand ready, although I've not seen anything new Who-related (or anything new nu-Who-related, for that matter) for a while now.
I've been checking B&M once or twice a week for a while, but I reckon we're waiting on an announcement first. I can see the Sensorites sets being out in a couple of weeks. At which point, we must flood the Hub with them!
I was thinking, these are probably the easiest figures to custom because you could make a second elder with a couple of snips to the first elder's sash. Then the administrator just needs a black band done in permanent marker on his neck.
Given what came out this time last year though, we seem a little light with just one three pack and two Dalek sets.
Double the price of the usual B&M repaint sets, yes, but this is a lights and sounds TARDIS with a Troughton figure that features a lot of new moulding. It's a lot better value for money than the thirty quid they charged last year for two identical Daleks that only had new ears.
Interesting, Al Dewar has made a post on one of the forums to say the Troughton figure in this set is a proper exclusive and won't appear anywhere else. So it isn't one of the figures in the forthcoming B&M Five Doctors set after all...
Their address is Oldham so I suppose anyone round Manchester would get a quick delivery. Second class for me at the mo usually takes a week so I'm not panicking yet. It was sent recorded so it should be okay.
Gone out of stock now on the CO website. Online basket fiddlers reckon they had about 4000. Seems a low run to me.
The amount of new moulding in these sets is slowly starting to grow, but it's worth pointing out that Ian is just John Simm's Master with a new head. And iirc the torso piece for that came from Ben Millar's Primeval figure, and the legs are off the original Season 12 Tom Baker figure!
My sister in law's hubby sometimes does IT work for Character. He has strict orders to blag freebie DW stuff if he is needed back there. When he sorted out a sausage factory's systems they gave him loads of free sausages.
A new mould for his robe would probably break the bank. This wave is surprising in that the reuse of figures that was spread over two waves last year is now inside one wave.
If you take out Hartnell as a straight repaint you've got two reused bodies but then two pairs of new feet, four new heads including both Voords, the Sensorite tool, Voord dagger, the Elder's sash and the Voord's strap/belt. That's a lot of new parts for figures that ultimately look very similar.
Of course in the next wave we can look forward to a Sensorite with a moustache.
You have to wonder... Well you don't really but I do, what this means for the next two waves. Will they reuse figures from this wave or will wave 2 contain its own reused figures?
We're looking at an Earthshock set and a Five Doctors set.
I reckon there's a strong chance the Voord body will get reused as an Earthshock android with a new head, which will then get repainted as a Raston robot in the Five Doctors set (there's also a Raston on the backdrop in the Furry Trout set). People seem to think the Hartnell doc body will get a new Hurndall head which does make sense, but new tooling would mean the head would need at least one reuse and I can't see how you could do more than one Hurndall figure. The Cybermen are in both stories so there's probably one of those in one or both sets. Going by how these things seem to work there has to be a standout figure somewhere in there and the current trend is for companions, so Tegan seems to make sense if they can find the right body parts. Tegan also spent time with Hurdall's doc. But frustratingly not the Raston warrior robot.
Somewhere in there are the next two sets coming in the next couple of months. I'll go for: