Thursday, April 16, 2009
Cyber Leader - The New Doctor
You can tell a Cyber Leader by its black head handlebars. In the episode "The Next Doctor" they went even further, redesigning the Cyber Leader head to be more distinctive. Now it had an exposed brain and more black features.
I have to admit, while I'm glad the Cybermen are showing up again, I'm not a fan of the New Series design for them. It's too clunky and robotic. So I wasn't excited by the addition of a Modern Cyberman in the Cyberman wave. I also think the inclusion of the Cyber Leader meant that one of the other Cybermen designs from the 80's (my favorite design) was neglected.
As a figure, the body is pretty much a straight reuse of the Cyberman body they've been using, so it shares all the limitations thereof. I hate how impotent the joints are. The head is new, but not impressive. A very meh figure for me. But I want the build a figure parts, and buying the wave as a bundle made it cheaper. So yeah, I bought it.