Raquelle speaks to me on multiple levels.
Following my “no MTMTE character too obscure" initiative, show me a green Blight repaint and I’ll think of Blip. To be honest, I’m just happy we got Blot’s magic nose goblin form in some delicious lime bogey colours.
You know, I only picked this guy up because Home Bargains is supposed to have friggin’ Beast Hunters Prowl and I was sick of coming back empty-handed. The hunt continues.
This is still one of my personal favourite RD&II updates. If you don’t think a horse being beaned on the head by an apple is slapstick comedy gold then we don’t have anything more to say to each other.
Awesome maddation asked if I could draw a valentines card for her and her girlfriend! It went a little overboard, though… Hope y’all like them
Have a pawsome day everyone
Oh yeah, and for you not-cat lovers, I made a dog one.
The Tenth Doctor holographic version action figure allows you to re-enact the funniest scenes from ‘Doomsday’! Or the climax of ‘Blink’, I guess.
For real though, this toy is bizarre, and not for the reasons you’d think. When the original Tenth Doctor toy was released in 2006, well - it appeared exactly as the clear blue version pictured above. As the toy was re-released and re-re-released, the mold seemed to suffer degradation in the arms and the legs. The arms started to make their way away from the torso, meaning they didn’t drop straight down by his sides any more. The legs seemed to warp slightly at the knee, meaning that to have his soles flat on the floor would mean posing his legs slightly more apart. But this new holographic version seems to revert that, and he’s back in shape again. It’s weird. Maybe something to do with a different consistency of the translucent plastic?
What’s also weird is that he also has the original 2006 head. There was a new, differently-accurate* head released on the damaged Tenth Doctor from the End of Time wave in 2010, and then used again with glasses in both the Eleven Doctors box set and the anniversary Dalek two-pack release. We’re yet to see this head without scars or scratches and without glasses.
*Both heads are recognisably David Tennant, but don’t look much like each other.
Unlike previous releases, the Doctor’s head and hands are cast in a solid plastic rather than a flexible rubber one, making it harder to rotate those parts at the neck and wrists. A sonic screwdriver is not included, and it is difficult to slide one into his hand (your mileage may vary). The suit jacket is still flexible, though, by necessity of it having to wrap around the torso.
This is only a smattering of paint on the figure. A dark paint wash highlights the creases in the hair, and his eyes, eyebrows and mouth are outlined in a faint grey outline. The tie is painted in a solid gunmetal grey, though since the paint app doesn’t extend to the waist, his tie appears comically short. Though I’m more concerned why we can see the tie through his jacket anyway. He also has a silver pinstripe deco printed all over, though the lines are thicker and more spread out than in other releases. There’s some potential for quality control issues here, as the prints may not line up on some sides of the legs. (This is also true of some First and Sixth Doctors.) In fact, I think a lot of specimens are incorrectly printed on the jacket, as the stripes converge over his lapels towards the head, leaving parts of his shoulders blank and unpainted. I think they were supposed to slope the opposite way.
Wow, I didn’t know I could have so much to say about this toy. And I’m getting increasingly disturbed by the increasing number of David Tennants who seem to be increasingly converging around me on my desk while I type this. Holographic Tenth Doctor here goes onto my Eleven Doctors shelf display, representing that one wasted regeneration that lead to a Doctor duplicate forever trapped in another universe. But hey, he’s here in spirit!
I couldn’t stop at three Junkions, so I bought a shiny United Wreck-Gar and gave him this… bizarre fanmade Scrapheap head I found on eBay?
This guy’s HAZMAT now, because if there’s a pre-existing name that sounds like it belongs on a guy with really shiny, polished, germ-free armour, it’s HAZMAT.
Who’s a pretty boy then.