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.
Check the Archive for more figures:
- Silurian – Species
- Alien Supplemental figures
- Made by Dapol but grouped under Multiple companies
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.
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.
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
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.
It’s an okay figure. Won’t be used much other than a random alien in the background.