REVIEW: Doctor Who TITANS – 10th Doctor Series
Earlier this year, Titan Merchandise released a blind-boxed vinyl toys series based on the classic BBC television program – Doctor Who. Based on the tenth incarnation of The Doctor, the Doctor Who TITANS – 10th Doctor Series features twelve figures measuring around 3 inches in height.
The 10th Doctor Series is based on David Tennant’s version of The Doctor (2005 – 2010). Titan chose well-known designer toy artist Matt Jones (Lunartik) to curate the series. His toy knowledge and artistic talents have given Doctor Who a stylized edge.
Doctor Who TITANS
Series: 10th Doctor Series
Manufacturer: Titan Merchandise
Artist: Matt JOnes (Lunartik)
Dimensions: Approximately 3” tall
Points of Articulation: Varies
Designs: 12 figures: Tardis, 10th Doctor (Blue and Brown Suit), Vashta Nerada, Adipose, Weeping Angel, Clockwork Robot, Cyber Leader, Davros, Bronze Dalek, Dalek SEC, and Sontaran
Pricing: $9.95 - $9.99 each
The Doctor Who TITANS 10th Doctor Series is packaging blind boxed. The box features various illustrations of the possible characters you might pull. Matt JOnes is responsible for the artwork. Inside, the figure is packaged in a foil pouch. So, I guess it’s actually double blind.
For being an avid sci-fi and pop culture nerd, I never was able to get hooked on Doctor Who. I did watch several episodes of Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor, but I always seemed to catch the same two episodes. Thanks BBC America.
One thing is obvious. There have been plenty of Doctor Who collectibles over the years. But the Doctor Who TITANS are unique in that they are a stylized series of vinyl toys from a designer (Matt JOnes) familiar to those in the art toy realm. They’re somewhat similar to Kidrobot’s licensed mini vinyl series (The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc).
The 10th Doctor blind box series features 12 characters. For this review, we were sent four blind boxes. We pulled the 10th Doctor (blue suit version), a Bronze Dalek, and Adipose (actually two of them).
The 10th Doctor features 3 points of articulation: two at the shoulders, and the neck. His lone accessory is Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver. The Bronze Dalek comes in 4 pieces. The eyestalk, sucker arm, and gun all come separate from the figure, so you will need to assemble it. They all articulate, along with the Dalek’s head. The Adipose, pretty much a little blob of fat, has articulation at the shoulders.
I like the line, even with my limited Doctor Who knowledge. It falls in right around my $10.00 blind box price point. The quality is slightly above average for mini vinyl figures of this ilk. And I enjoy the stylized looks that Lunartik (Matt JOnes) has added to the series.
If you're interested in purchasing one, check out the following: