So lots of Doctor Who news for you to soak up today. First and foremost, Underground Toys have revealed one of their Doctor Who SDCC products and it’s River Song and the inside of the Pandorica. The chair is able to hold the Doctor and River comes with a gun. The Pandorica can be formed by using the CD cases from the previous Pandorica wave.
I have to admit, the concept here is cool, but for $30 I don’t really want/need River Song that much. I’ve mentioned it elsewhere, but once I found out that River was born and raised on the Tardis and eventually becomes the Doctor’s girlfriend… I was a bit weirded out. Plus I don’t think the likeness here is that great and it’s basically an extra $15 for a convoluted chair.
I didn’t much care for the Pandorica plot itself, either, mind you. Underground promises there’s still more SDCC goodness on the way, including Classic Who items. One can only hope.
Elsewhere, Big Chief Studios, a UK company that has a website but absolutely no products that I can find, have been given the license to produce 1:6 scale figures of Doctor Who. It’s exciting news as they plan to do them in super detail and poseability and have the license not only to product current Doctor Who stuff, but everything dating back to the first Doctor.
The first waves announced include the 11th Doctor, Amy, Rory and River… So basically I’m not interested right now. They appear as if they’ll be sold through the website, but there may end up being a deal with international distributors. Unfortunately I can’t comment on Big Chief’s quality, as I can’t find examples of their work, but apparently the company is made up of people who’ve done good work in other companies. I actually thought the Character Options 1:6 stuff was quite good, but clearly this will target a different market.
Speaking of former Doctors, it’s rumored that the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston may end up with a role in the popular TV show, Game of Thrones. I’ve never watched it, but I hear good things. I know Eccleston is awesome in just about everything he does.
Finally, the 10th Doctor, David Tennant will be appearing in the remake of Fright Night. While I usually loath remakes, this one looks promising with a decent cast and potential to be a bit of a modern horror franchise. Tennant is playing Roddy McDowell’s old role as the Van Helsing-like Peter Vincent. You can watch a trailer here. It looks pretty good, actually.