Monday, November 1, 2010
Doctor Who ebay Lot: Magnus Greel & Mr. Sin
Even though these two came packaged together, they count as two figures in the Lot of 22.
From the story "Talons of Weng-Chiang," a Fourth Doctor Story. Magnus Greel is a tyrant from the future who had his DNA deformed when he tried to escape into the past in a faulty time machine. He's a disfigured life-energy campire now. He's supposed to come with an alternate head that features his melty-disfigured face, but the guy who sold me this box of Doctor Who items lost it a long time ago. I guess I should just be happy he has a head. It helps that I don't really care about this figure and just sort of accepted that it was part of the set. He comes with Mr. Sin, a puppet who is actually an evil cyborg from the future made up of a pig's brain.
Interesting point, Mr. Sin was played by Deep Roy.
Yes they look Chinese. The story involves a lot of evil Chinese characters in Victorian England. Very Yellow Peril stuff. Not the greatest depiction of minorities on Doctor Who. (And hey, the most prominent Chinese character is played by a white guy.) Shame, because it's actually a really good episode.