Mego Doctor Who Action Figures
The huge popularity of Doctor Who in the U.K during the Tom Baker era (1974 – 1981) led the British toy company Denys Fisher Toys to create a line of action figures based on the show.
The company contacted Mego, who produced the figures for the British market in 1977. They were sold boxed in the U.K under the name of Denys Fisher, several European countries and Australia, with each release using the same packaging with the languages changed.
Today the figures are sought after by collectors due to the combination of their relative rarity, high quality and the continuing success of Doctor Who around the world.
Figures and play sets
The first wave of figures was released in 1977, and featured five figures along with a play set. The figures were produced in the 10-inch scale, and featured highly detailed costumes along with top-quality sculpts.
Collectors have suggested that the head of the Doctor figure (which bears little resemblance to Tom Baker) was initially created for a Gambit figure as part of an unproduced range of New Avengers figures. Although a Denys Fisher catalogue advertisement suggests these figures were planned, none have ever been found.
The figures in the first (and only) wave were:
- Mego Doctor Who action figure
- Mego Doctor Who Leela action figure
- Mego Doctor Who Dalek action figure
- Mego Doctor Who Cyberman action figure
- Mego Doctor Who Giant Robot action figure
- Mego Doctor Who Tardis play set
A second wave of figures was planned, but culminated in a single toy based on the highly popular character of K-9 the robotic dog.
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