Thursday, 24 September 2015

Character Options unveils limited edition Missy figures

Character Options, the maker of officially-licensed Doctor Who action figures, has today announced that two new 5.5-inch limited edition figures of Missy will be made available later this year.

The figures, the first in a new range of scale Doctor Who Collector Series toys, were revealed by Al Dewar (Head of Product Development, Character Group) in a web video.

The first variant of the figure is a purple outfitted version (with hat) from the 2014 series finale episodes Dark Water and Death in Heaven, while the second presents Missy in her 'Heaven' outfit; hat-less with a black jacket and manic grin. Both of the Missy figures each have eighteen points of articulation and are highly detailed. Each figure's head can also be swapped so that both heads can be incorporated with either outfit, and they both come with accessories. For the first time, the packaging of the new range of figures will be resealable in the UK, so that the figures can be enjoyed in or out of packaging without losing their collectability.

"Character Options has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Doctor Who toys since 2005," says Dewar, "so as true fans of the brand we wanted to tell collectors the latest news in the most direct, if informal way, which is why I made the announcement in person online. Missy is the first of a potential new line of highly sought after 5.5-inch action figures so we expect interest to be high, and we are all very excited to share this with fans and collectors alike.

"Working with Michelle Gomez was great fun and she was the best subject we have ever 3D scanned, patiently holding her facial expressions, including her trademark Missy 'sneer', for long periods of time. We know that many collectors have been eagerly waiting to see if Missy would at some point be included within our figure range, and at last, here she is."

4000 units of each of the two figures are available for order priced £19.99 each (excluding P&P), with packaging exclusive to the UK. The figures will reach customers by early November.

Source: Character Options
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