First images of Doctor Who and Torchwood Comic-Con ’09 exclusive figure sets released

In advance of BBC America’s U.S. premiere of four Doctor Who specials starring David Tennant, Underground Toys will unveil new, never-before-seen, limited edition Comic-Con action figures, expanding on their hugely popular classic Doctor Who figure line. At Underground Toys’ booth at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego (#3949), fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on five extremely limited-edition Doctor Who action figures, as well as an exclusive variant edition Torchwood action figure that’s part of their 2009 Exclusives program.

Get your first glimpse of these beautifully crafted figures below. Click on them for super-sized versions.

Sixth Doctor with Real Time Blue coat
Sixth Doctor with Real Time Blue coat

This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast ‘Real Time’ (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colors normally worn by Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor while retaining some design elements including the dandy’s tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with its more muted, less frivolous, colorways.

Second Doctor Who (color editions)
Second Doctor Who (color editions)
Second Doctor with Telos Cyber Tombs Cyberman 2 Pack (black and white edition)
Second Doctor with Telos Cyber Tombs Cyberman 2 Pack (black and white edition)

This is the first appearance of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton as part of Character Options classic figure series. Troughton was the first actor to experience the Doctor’s regeneration in the Cybermen storyline ‘The Tenth Planet’ first broadcast on October 29, 1966. At the time the show was shown in black and white, and the color used on these figures is authenticated by the many existing ‘behind the scene’ shots. The very limited ‘variant edition’ of the figures stick to a black and white color scheme. TThe Cyberman is the version which appears, discovered in the cyber-tombs of the planet Telos, in the episode ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ (September 1967).

First Doctor Who (color edition)
First Doctor Who (color edition)
First Doctor with Dalek Invasion Of Earth Black Dalek 2 Pack (black and white edition)
First Doctor with Dalek Invasion Of Earth Black Dalek 2 Pack (black and white edition)

This is the first appearance of the first Doctor, William Hartnell as part of Character Options classic figure series. It was Hartnell who brought the Doctor to screens in the very first broadcast on November 23, 1963. At the time the show was shown in black and white and the color used on these figures is authenticated by the many existing ‘behind the scene’ shots. The very limited ‘variant edition’ of the figures stick to a black and white color scheme. The Dalek is from the ‘’Dalek Invasion of Earth’ (December 1964) storyline and varies most conspicuously from later versions by the double neck banding and the energy dish collecting aerial on the rear. The Black Dalek was designated by rank as the ‘Supreme Controller’.

Torchwood Captain Jack Harkness Exclusive
Torchwood Captain Jack Harkness Exclusive

This is an exclusive variation of the Captain Jack 5 inch action figure showing Jack in his alternative blue costume. This highly detailed, articulated figure is a Limited Edition produced primarily for the show, and each has been individually hand numbered to create a fantastic collector’s item.
The exclusive Doctor Who and Torchwood action figures will also be available from select online retailers following Comic-Con.

More info on these editions can be found at www.underground-toys.com.

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