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 – Species
Alien Supplemental figures
Made by Dapol but grouped under Multiple companies
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.
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.
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 peg and hinge shoulders
Single hinge elbows
Single hinge knees
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.
It’s a 4 eyed bat alien. Yeah, Its awesome no matter how old it is.
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.
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.
Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.
Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.
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)
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
Size & Scale :
All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barbel upper neck
Ball lower neck
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.