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Friday, 13 August 2010

New Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver & the Master & Axon

Underground Toys have revealed two new classic Doctor Who toys - exclusive to Forbidden Planet:

The Master & Axon Figure Set
An approaching alien spaceship is detected on monitoring equipment at UNIT HQ, where the Brigadier is entertaining two visitors - Chinn, a civil servant making a security inspection, and Bill Filer, an American agent sent to discuss the threat of the Master. The ship lands in England and the UNIT team meet its occupants a beautiful golden-skinned race of humanoids called Axons. The Axons claim that their ship, Axos, is damaged and that they need time in which to repair it. In return, they offer Axonite, a substance that can cause animals to grow to enormous sizes and thus end global food shortages.

The Doctor is suspicious, and rightly so, Axos, Axonite and the Axons are all part of one hideous parasitic entity brought to Earth by the Master to feed on the planet's energy and consume it. The Doctor manages to materialise his TARDIS, with the Master on board, at the centre of the Axos ship. Outmanoeuvring the Master the Doctor offers to link the two ships together to make one giant time machine, on condition that Axos in return helps him to take revenge on the Time Lords for exiling him to Earth. The trick works, and Axos is locked in a time loop from which it can never escape. The Doctor returns to Earth in the TARDIS, where he reluctantly admits to the Brigadier that the Master has escaped.

In this exclusive Underground Toys action figure set we present the Master, the arch enemy of the Doctor first played by Roger Delgado in the 3rd Doctor adventure Terror of the Autons. This set comprises of both the Master in his iconic suit with his Tissue Compression Eliminator weapon accessory and an Axon creature as they appeared together in the adventure The Claws of Axos. This was the first and only appearance of the Axons.

Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver
The Sonic Screwdriver is a versatile tool and defensive device first used by The Doctor in his second incarnation for opening up hatches, panels and controls. later uses included cutting through wall sections and even as a conventional screwdriver.

During the third Doctor's exile on Earth he had a larger and more elaborately detailed version, which has a decorated silver handle and black and yellow stripes. This version has even more functions including detecting security traps, remote detonation of mines, opening doors and restraints, creating ignitions sparks and again removing screws and fixings.

In this exclusive release, we present an electronic version of the third Doctor's sonic screwdriver with two sounds and spring loaded sound activation!