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.

Check the Archive for more figures:
  • 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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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.

Winged Victory of Samothrace : Table Museum by Figma

The Winged Victory of Samothrace is a statue depicting the Goddess Nike. The statue currently resides in The Louvre in Paris France. More history on the statue can be found HERE.

The Goodsmile company has added this statue as the 10th figure in their Figma Table Museum line that takes famous statues and creates action figures out of them.

I purchased this figure from Amazon.

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One thing I thought was interesting was that they included an extra torso piece that can be used with another figure to create an actual figure of Nike.

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A very similar figure that is a solid statue piece can be found as part of the Acid Rain World line as part of the set “Winged Victory or Samothrace”

Captain Action : Comic Adventure Heroes by Zica Toys

Character summary :

Caption Action was created back in 1966 as a competitor to GI Joe for the Ideal Toy company. He is basically a character that has access to multiple super heroes outfits and their characteristics when he wears them.

This figure is the Headliner of the Comic Adventure Heroes line made by Zica as part of a Kickstarter campaign. Production took a few years and these were all released in 2020. They are available for sale at BBTS and on Zica’s webstore.

Sculpt:

Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.

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Paint:

Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.

Accessories:

  • Extra head sculpt (that looks like The Office’s Michael Scott to me)
  • Removable hat that fits really well
  • Ray gun pistol and holster that attaches to belt
  • Ray gun rifle
  • Lightning short sword and holster that attaches to belt
  • 4 sets of extra hands (Trigger finger, Fists, Magic, Regular grip)
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Articulation:

  • Barbel neck
  • Double swivel pin shoulders
  • Double swivel pin elbows
  • Swivel pin wrists
  • T-ball hips that connect to the torso and sits in the crotch
  • Double swivel double pin knees
  • Swivel “rocker” ankles
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Size & Scale :

All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure

The heads do fit pretty well on other figures like Marauders and Boss Fight Studio if you need a body for the extra head.

Final thoughts:

I am a huge advocate for supporting independent toy manufacturers. This campaign shows how difficult it can be to make these. Props to Zica Toys for following through and delivering. I hope that they continue to make toys into the future. As for the figure itself, I really enjoyed it even though the source material is way before my time. It is a little shorter that I was expecting because they had made a big deal about the figures being made too small at one pint during manufacturing and had to get everything re-tooled.

WakuWaku! Goblin Village

This is a 3 figure set made by Aquamarine. Just like the Goblin-Kun by Aplhamax, these goblins are similar to the goblins in the anime Goblin Slayer

The figures come in a box with images of the figures on the front, back, and each of the sides. When you open the box each figure comes packaged in its own little baggie.

I ordered them from Amiami but they are also available on Ebay.

Each goblin is most differentiated by their heads and the position of their legs. Goblin 1 is standing and has his tongue out. Goblin 2 is slightly bending his knees and grinning. Goblin 3 is squatting and drooling.

Goblin 1 – Standing with tongue out
Goblin 2 – Bent knees and grinning
Goblin 3 – Squatting and drooling

Compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Blank each goblin is about 3/4s the height.

Here are all four goblins in this style.

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In addition to the goblins there is a pack of accessories. A rudimentary sword, a club, and a rock.

They all have a hole in them that fits a peg on each goblin’s hand to hold the accessory.

Articulation:
  • Barbel upper neck
  • Ball lower neck
  • Ball shoulders
  • Ball mid-torso
  • T-bar hips

Each goblin is made using the same structure so you are able to mix and match each one to get them to look however you wish.

Here is a parts image. The chest piece goes over the cross shaped piece that gives the shoulder and upper torso articulation.

Goblintaur – You’re welcome.

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