For those that don’t know, most here at the CollectionDX office are big Doctor Who fans and while we have not been reviewing the toys here I think that is an oversight we will be correcting very soon.Underground toys distributed the Doctor Who toys here in the states and they were nice enough to take time with us to show us around the line.
Action Figures are at the core of their Doctor Who offerings but there are more than a few surprises along the way.
Deluxe figures feature the bigger aliens. Figures are available individually or smartly packed together in gift and themed sets.
The Flight-Controlled T.A.R.D.I.S looks cool. It's an action figure scalled T.A.R.D.I.S that is motion sensitive. Picking it up, putting down, moving and spinning it will activate the sounds and lights but that's not all, when you open the doors you can see the console of the control room inside (a nice touch.) The T.A.R.D.I.S. playset here is high on my must-get list. I ashamed to admit I haven’t been picking up toys from this line but I will be correcting that very soon. One of the neat things about the action figure line is they have made several radio-controlled figures. Daleks, Cybermen, and K-9 have all been released in gift sets. I think there something very neat about action figured sized radio controlled Daleks. But they don’t stop there, larger scale radio controlled Daleks (in multiple colors) and K-9’s are out in what appears to be 1/4th or 1/6th scales. I have one of the Daleks and it is a blast to play with, my cat, on the other hand, is not too fond of it. Of course they have upped the ante with radio-controlled this year and are introducing a larger (almost 3 feet tall) voice controlled Dalek. The Dalek includes a wireless controller as well as responding to voice commands. Another must get to chase my cat around with. Micro-Universe is the new line they are introducing this year with a focus on smaller 35mm sized figures. Figures are available in blind packed packages. A package contains 3 figures with only one viewable without opening the package or comes in a seven pack with three being viewable, kind of like Gashpons but with an English slant. I believe this can also be played as a table top game, but we did not get details on that at the time. Exclusive figures are available with Vehicles and Starships as well. The sculpting details on these are nice and I’ll be adding some to my collection this year for sure. Mini Mates continue to do well for all toy lines they associate themselves with and Doctor Who is getting in on the act. Figure samples were not out yet but these design pages were on display. What good is a toy line without some role play items for kids to re-enact their favorite Time Lord adventures. Sonic Screwdrivers, Laser Screwdrivers, and Time Lord Watch are all available as well as masks and helmets.
If you watch the show, you know how important this watch is to last season and they knew adults would want a replica as well. This is an exact copy of the prop from the show and is due for release this year. Underground Toys is bringing some great Doctor Who merchandise to the states, but that's not all. They do have Torchwood stuff coming soon as well. Torchwood for those trying to keep up is a spin-off of the Doctor Who series. I want to thank Robyn from Underground Toys for taking the time to show us around, it's going to be a good year for Whovian's.