Character Options has finally announced a Rory action figure in their Doctor Who line. It’s been what, a couple of years now? But I suppose it’s better to be late than never. Rory has been highly requested to be a figure since first appearing in the new 11th Doctor series.
Rory is up for preorder at the usual suspects in the UK and he’s expected to show up sometime in October. I would expect that he’ll show up in the US around that time as well but possibly later. I think the sculpt is quite good, although some people don’t like it apparently. The hair is a bit dark, but I don’t think the likeness is terrible or anything.
The BBC shop in the UK will also have an exclusive version. It looks pretty good as well. No word yet if BBC America’s online store will carry it, though. It may end up distributed here as well, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Unfortunately I just don’t really care about either figure, to be honest. I wanted Rory over a year ago. It would have been exciting then. Rory shouldn’t have been a hard figure to get. It’s hard to get excited about a figure that should have been a forgone conclusion. It’s a decent looking figure and I’ll probably get it eventually, but I’m not going to go out of my way for it. That’s pretty much how I feel about the Doctor Who line these days.