Monday, April 13, 2009
Cyberman - Tomb of the Cybermen
Why did I buy that toy?
When I was a kid I'd seen clips of Doctor Who on television but didn't give a damn. "Tomb of the Cybermen" was the story that got me into the program. A lot of that was the awesomeness of the Cybermen. I love the Cybermen. They're my favorite Doctor Who monster. So imagine my great happiness when they announced a special wave of Doctor Who toys focusing on the various looks of the Cybermen. (The Cybermen are cyborgs that constantly upgrade themselves. As a result it made perfect sense for them to look different every time they reappeared on the show. Result: many designs to base toys on.)
This toy is based on how they looked in "Tomb of the Cybermen," which holds a special place in my heart for the aforementioned reason. It's a great interpretation, very faithful to their look in that story. I'm still in shock that they made a quality action figure of these guys. It's got a surprising number of joints, and even more surprising the joints work despite the high number of connecting cables that might hinder movement.
Plus it comes with Cybermats! The deadly cyber-vermin.
Nope. It looks awesome. Normally I'd be disappointed that the head doesn't have a joint, but the costumes didn't allow head movement so it actually makes sense.
Are you happy with your purchase?