Silurian – Dr. Who by Dapol

Silurian are a species of reptilians that exist in the Dr. Who Universe. They first appeared during season 7 of the show. The are from Earth and had gone into a hibernation state, which is why no-one was aware of them.

The Silurian figure was released in the third wave of figures in 1998. I got my figure in 2020 from Ebay. If you are interested in getting one yourself, the Silurian and other Dapol Dr. Who figures can be found using this Ebay link.

As far as categorizing this figure and line in The Archive I will enter them under the Alien Supplemental line which has a bunch of different aliens from all types of properties.

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Sculpt :

The Silurian has sculpted “scales” on its whole body with some blobish areas on its chest and back which I am not really sure what those are for. The details are very soft including the head sculpt. Yeah its an alien but the head looks like it could double as a Lego brick.

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Paint:

His paint applications are pretty basic. The brown parts are all colored plastic and the only paint used on the body is the scruff around its neck and its toes. The head only painted the eyes solid and a red dot on its forehead, which I think is also an eye.

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Articulation and construction:

He sports 7 Areas of articulation and made of a very hard and durable plastic. Probably why it has lasted 30+ years.

  • Swivel neck
  • Swivel peg and hinge shoulders
  • Single hinge elbows
  • Swivel V-hips
  • Single hinge knees
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Accessories:

This figure is around 30 years old now and I got it second hand off Ebay so I did not get any accessories with mine. Not Really sure they came with any though.

Size and scale:

The Silurian is almost exactly the same height as a Boss Fight Studio VHACK Blank. He can fit in pretty much any 3 3/4″-4″ alien based establishment.

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Final thoughts:

It’s an okay figure. Won’t be used much other than a random alien in the background.

Tetrap – Dr. Who by Dapol

Tetraps are a species of mamaloids that exist in the Dr. Who Universe. They first appeared during the 7th Doctor’s run. Didn’t look anymore into them than that because they are just awesome looking bat-like aliens. No more info needed.

The Tetrap figure was released in the first wave of figures in 1988-1989. I got my figure in 2020 from Ebay. If you are interested in getting one yourself, the Tetrap and other Dapol Dr. Who figures can be found using this Ebay link.

As far as categorizing this figure and line in The Archive I will enter them under the Alien Supplemental line which has a bunch of different aliens from all types of properties.

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  • Tetrap
  • Tetrap – Species
  • Alien Supplemental figures
  • Made by Dapol but grouped under Multiple companies
Sculpt :

The Tetrap has sculpted fur on its whole body. The details are pretty soft though. The head sculpt on it is really good though and really captures the coolness of the character.

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Front
Paint:

His paint applications are pretty basic. The dark brown parts are all colored plastic and the hands and belly are painted a lighter brown. The head again is the best part of the paint and really highlight the uniqueness of the figure.

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Back – He’s looking at you…
Articulation and construction:

He sports 7 Areas of articulation and made of a very hard and durable plastic. Probably why it has lasted 30+ years.

  • Swivel neck
  • Swivel peg and hinge shoulders
  • Single hinge elbows
  • Swivel T-hips
  • Single hinge knees
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Accessories:

This figure is around 30 years old now and I got it second hand off Ebay so I did not get any accessories with mine.

Size and scale:

The Tetrap is just a smidge shorter than a Boss Fight Studio VHACK Blank. He can fit in pretty much any 3 3/4″-4″ alien based establishment.

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Final thoughts:

It’s a 4 eyed bat alien. Yeah, Its awesome no matter how old it is.

The Prawn – The Legend of Sharkman by Beyond Action Figures

This hulking crab-like monstrosity will be used to patrol the depths out in the deep sea near Kettonstone. He is about 6″-7″ tall.

The actual figure is The Prawn from The Legend of Sharkman by Beyond Action Figures waaaayyyyy back in the late 90’s. He is made of a very brittle plastic and I ended up snapping a part of the face shell piece.

The Prawn will be cataloged under the general Beast & Creatures line in The Archive.

I picked up this figure still in packaging from Amazon but it would probable be easier to find one on Ebay.

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Size & Scale compared to a 1:18 Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Blank.
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Face plate and tail removed.
All the removable parts.

Marauder – Doom Eternal by McFarlane Toys

The Marauder is a 7″ figures for the Doom Eternal line made in 2020.

Since I am a 1:18 scale collector I will be using this figure as a giant demon in my Fantasy Realm.

I ordered my figure from Amazon, but it can be found at Game Stop, BBTS, or Entertainment Earth, among others.

He comes with an translucent red axe with what appear to be runes. Kind of like the Rosetta Stone.

He scales as a large giant in a 1:18 world. Here he is next to a 1:18 Boss Fight Studio VHACK Blank to show size.

I also removed the double headed skull from the axe to be used as a helmet for a future custom knight.

M.A.M.M.A. : Droid of the Day – #94

M.A.M.M.A. aka “Music and Mood Management Apparatus” was introduced in the late 70s to the Muppet Show. It’s supposed to have been a backup singer for Kermit in some singing number.

After seeing the figure and liking it a lot because it looks much like an Astromech. I ordered one off Ebay not knowing this size or scale. It is a little on the larger side than expected but not un-usable in a 1:18 collection. It comes in a 2 pack with Dr. Julius Strangepork. Which I have some custom plans for him.

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Links to purchase : Ebay

Carded image I found on Ebay.

8D8 : Droid of the Day – #93

Jabba the Hutt’s personal torture droid. He served under EV-9D9.

I got this figure when it was originally released way back in the late 1990s. I think at K-Mart if I recall correctly

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Links to purchase : Ebay | Amazon

MSE-1T : Droid of the Day – #92

A giant mouse droid from the Disney World Star Tours ride. A better name probably could have been ROUS-1T!

The MSE-1T figure was part of the Star Tours sub-line from The Saga Collection released in 2005.

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Links to purchase: Ebay | Amazon

Scraplet : Droid of the Day – #90

Scraplet is a form of robotic virus type entity from Transformers. They devour and multiply by destroying other robotic life forms. I just thought it looked like a cute robot.

This Scraplet figure was released in 2019 as part of the Transformers : Cyberverse line.

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Links to purchase: EBAY | Amazon

HERBIE : Droid of the Day – #89

HERBIE aka Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics is generally used as a comic relief character with the Fantastic Four.

This HERBIE figure is an accessory of the Marvel Legends 1:12 scale Invisible Woman but since the figure is a smallish I wanted to use it as a larger 1:18 robot.

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Links to purchase: Ebay

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