Box Of Delights
What we’ve been playing with this month
1 B- 9 Robot Figure
Diamond Select | Height: 27.5cm | RRP: £ 44.99 | FPI price: £ 34.99 | Catalogue number: C1369 “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! A hostile force has shrunk me to a height of 11!”
“Er… I hate to break this to you, but you’re actually just a figure. Not the real B- 9 robot from camp ’ 60s series Lost In Space.” “I cannot accept that data. Does not compute!” “It’s true. But don’t be sad! Thanks to flashing lights, extendable arms, and claws that open and close, you’re pretty neat. Plus you’re pre- programmed with 15 phrases.” “Then how am I conversing with you?” “Ah. I knew I shouldn’t have eaten those mushrooms I found in the woods.”
3 Star Trek Reaction Figures
Funko | Height: 10cm | RRP: £ 9.99 each | FPI price: £ 8.99 each | Catalogue number: C7121, C7122, C7129, C7130 Classic Trek is the latest franchise to get the “simplified retro format” treatment of the Reaction range, which replicates the style of ’ 70s Kenner figures with nostalgia- inducingly wonky results. Wave one features Uhura, Sulu ( who, shockingly, actually looks a bit like George Takei), Spock and Bones. All have a little accessory: Uhura’s is a communicator; Bones and Spock have tricorders; Sulu’s packing a phaser. A second wave should be available by the time you read this: Kirk, Scotty, the Gorn from “Arena”, and Vina, Pike’s love interest from pilot “The Cage”, in greenskinned Orion slave girl form.
4 Adventure Time Nesting Dolls
Bif Bang Pow | Height: 15cm | RRP: £ 26.99 | FPI price: £ 22.99 | Catalogue number: B7908 The loveable residents of Ooo have been immortalised by all manner of merch, but if you’re after something a little different from plushies and action figures then look no further than these lovely Matryoshka dolls. Finn, Jake, PB, the Ice King and BMO are represented, with each of the five dolls made out of solid wood, with a pleasing hand- painted look. The traditional elongated shape does make Finn and Jake look like they’ve taken a nasty bump to the noggin though.
2 Iron Man Armour Gloves
Hasbro | Length: 20cm | RRP: £ 33.99 | FPI price: £ 26.99 | Catalogue number: C6919 You’ve worn Hulk’s big green fists; now slip on Tony Stark’s mitts for that full- on Iron Man experience. Well, as long as “full- on” is sticking your right hand out, pressing the big button on the palm and hearing five seconds of techy, groany sounds. You can’t imagine Whiplash would be cowed into surrender. Instead, why not save them until winter when your toasty pinkies will be the envy of all your pals – piano playing might be a struggle, but, hey, who plays piano in the freezing cold anyway?!
6 Doctor Who costumes Wallet
underground Toys | Width: 11.5 cm | RRP: £ 9.99 | FPI price: £ 8.99 | Catalogue number: C6784 Need a handy receptacle for your UNIT ID card, wad of Mondasian cyber- groats and that treasured scrap of paper with River Song’s phone number scrawled upon it in lipstick? Look no further. This faux- leather wallet also serves as a trusty aide memoire for cosplaying opportunities, summarising each Doctor’s distinctive fashion choices ( let Colin Baker be a daily wardrobe warning to you all). It’s a lovely shade of TARDIS blue on the inside, too.
5 Map of Westeros Flight Bag
underground Toys | Width: 36cm | RRP: £ 22.99 | FPI price: £ 18.99 | Catalogue number: C1305 The ideal thing to carry your Dragonglass daggers about in. As you can see, it features a map of the Game Of Thrones fantasy realm on the side. Plus, it has zipup inner and outer compartments, perfect for storing a packet of tissues; that’ll come in handy when your entire family is brutally slaughtered. Plus, it smells of black PVC, which will probably bring back happy memories. Don’t act the innocent with me, you know what I’m talking about. Also available: a flight bag featuring the House Stark sigil.
7 Vader and chewbacca Fabrikations
Funko | Height: 18.5cm/ 16.5cm | RRP: £ 19.99 each | FPI price: £ 16.99 | Catalogue numbers: C2902, C6327 Faithful readers may remember that we featured a plush figure of Boba Fett a few issues back. Now he’s joined by another two additions to Funko’s cuddly Fabrikations range. It should be a perfect fit for Chewbacca, but he actually seems a bit too furry – there’s so much of it flapping over his eyes that we’re worried that he’ll walk into a bulkhead. Meanwhile, there’s something a bit Family Guy about the Darth Vader figure, like Stewie’s dressed up for Halloween.