2/15/2010

Tonner's Doctor Who and Martha Jones Character Figures

There's been plenty of nay-saying about these new dolls and I'm wondering if the problem is really that followers of the series are sad to see David Tennant leave the show. He was a great Doctor. It's difficult to adjust to each new one!
I compared several real images of Tennant to the doll and I think Tonner did a very good job."Sculpted in the likeness of David Tennant as the tenth incarnation of the TIME LORD™ known as DOCTOR WHO™, this TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE™ wears a two-piece suit including shirt, tie, socks, shoes and SONIC SCREWDRIVER™."

I take issue with the size of the stripes on his suit because they are too large and they look like the zoot suit from Tonner's Razzle Dazzle Billy Flynn.

Image from the Doll Peddlar Website

His 'skin' needs a few more wrinkles but beyond that, he's pretty close to the Doctor.
The list price is $179.99. Look around for a lower price. Cherished Friends has him for $153.
The arrival date is undetermined.

I must admit I was devastated by Rose's and the Doctor's separation several seasons ago. The show was never the same for me after that. I was told that Billie Piper, the actress who played Rose, refused to have a doll made in her likeness. One of the Doctor's companions after Rose was Martha Jones played by Freema Agyeman.
This doll does nothing for me. Her coloring is off and without any contrast. Boring. I like her pants and that's about it. The list price on Martha Jones is $174.99. In about 4 months you will see a large price drop on her.
(Terri predicts.)

2 comments:

  1. Aw, I had high hopes for these dolls! :/ Well, The Doctor one.. I never liked Martha really

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  2. I love the Doctor Who doll - he looks very much like the actor, has a very handsome realistic face (contrary to most male Tonner who look like comic superheroes).

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