Col­lecta­bles

What we’ve been play­ing with this month

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

“Highly stylised” is the best way to de­scribe the like­ness on this Twelfth Doc­tor Talk­ing Plush (FPI price £14.99; prod­uct code C7500), who’s sport­ing a glare so an­gry you’d think twice be­fore plac­ing him at the end of a child’s bed. Judg­ing by this, the ap­provals/de­sign/ manufacturing process for Doc­tor Who merch must take for­ever: push his chest and he barks one of three phrases, but they’re all snatches of the di­a­logue he de­liv­ered post-re­gen­er­a­tion in the 2013 Christ­mas spe­cial (one is the ex­cla­ma­tion con­cern­ing his new kid­neys). Shame – this’d be twice as good if the mard­yarse said, “I don’t think I’m a hug­ging per­son now” when you give him a squeeze. Funko con­tin­ues its quest to find even more ways to cutefy your favourite sci-fi and fan­tasy char­ac­ters with the new Mopeez range (FPI price £8.99 each; prod­uct codes C9559, C9564, C9568, C9570, C9571, C9572, C9574, C9575). Aside from Rocket Rac­coon (a smirker rather than a scowler) and the mouth­less Spi­der-Man, this se­lec­tion of DC and Mar­vel he­roes all come with the same blank eyes and fa­cial ex­pres­sion, and are quite lit­er­ally full of beans. Most no­table thing about them? De­spite all the styling, Spi­der-Man just looks like, er, Spi­der-Man.

It may have taken them 52 years but those de­light­ful Danes have fi­nally cre­ated a Lego Doc­tor Who set, and it’s mar­vel­lous. It stems from the fan-de­signed Lego Ideas range and, cu­ri­ously, de­picts Matt Smith’s two-year-old re­gen­er­a­tion in “The Time Of The Doc­tor” – hence Pe­ter Ca­paldi in a coat he wore for about 10 min­utes. Still, that does mean you get two Doc­tors for the price of one, as

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