I shouldn’t like this figure as much as I do…
April 15, 2008

I’m a big fan of articulation.   Ever since i witnessed what was possible starting with the first wave of Marvel Legends I’ve been on board the super-articulation train.   I know it’s not everyone’s bag, but for me, the more useful articulation the better.

That being said, it’s a little odd that I like this figure so much.


You see, this is an "action" figure… of a statue.  

The Weeping Angels made an appearance in Season 3 of the new Dr. Who series in an episode titled "Blink." Blink was such an amazing episode, it is now the episode I show people when I convince them to come on board and watch the new Dr. Who series.  It is a GREAT self contained, suspenseful, CREEPY episode.   You really don’t need ANY knowledge of Dr. Who to enjoy it.

The figure itself is not a statue.   Character Options/Underground actually gave the figure a bit more articulation that it needed.


As you can see there is articulation at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, wings and waist.  There is a second version of this figure with a new head called the "Screaming Angel"  that I have yet to see show up in the states.  It’s a great figure for Underground because every Dr. Who fan will need four of these.  I have two so far.  When the screaming version is released I’ll pick up the other two I need.


I love the new Dr. Who figures.  Bill and Matt got me hooked on the things, and since "Blink" is one of my favorite episodes, the weeping angel becomes one of my favorite figures in the line. 



The new season of Dr. Who starts up again on April 18th on the SciFi Channel (yeah!)


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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