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Robert Harrop Limited Edition Ice Warrior Varga from ‘The Ice Warriors’ (1967) – In Hand Review

 

“You will maintain your Earthling body temperature by helping me.”

The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the distant future at the time of a new ice age. The Doctor and his companions make their way into a base where scientists, commanded by Leader Clent, are using an ioniser device to combat the advance of a glaciers over Britain.

A giant humanoid creature has been found buried in the glacier and when thawed, it revives and is revealed to be Varga, captain of a Martian spacecraft that landed on Earth centuries ago and is still trapped in the glacier. Varga sets about freeing his comrades and formulating a plan to conquer the Earth!

Varga was played by Bernard Bresslaw, and although only recognisable by his huge stature, was particularly famous at the time by his appearances in the Carry On films. This was the first appearance of the Ice Warriors in a Doctor Who episode in the time of the Second Doctor, portrayed by Patrick Troughton.

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This Limited Edition 1:12 scale hand painted Ice Warrior figurine is now available from Robert Harrop Designs priced at £50.00 (plus postage). Designed and Sculpted in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs, the figurine stands approximately 7.5 inches (190mm) tall (1:12 scale).

A Limited Edition of only 500 figurines worldwide, each figure is individually hand numbered with a unique number on the base. Each figure comes complete in a presentation box with information card and a Certificate of Authenticity!

Sculpted by Simon Boden.

Packed in a sturdy cardboard box with polystyrene insert to protect the figurine during transit with an individually numbered with a foiled silver sticker on the front, The Ice Warrior is the third of Robert Harrop’s Doctor Who releases, hand sculpted in Shropshire by Simon Boden.

Personally I am not a massive Ice Warrior fan however this has to be one of my favourite figures, if not my favourite of the releases to date. This is due to the amazing detail captured within the figure.
I am sure you agree that this looks to be one of the most complicated figurines to sculpt due to the many textures; however the sculptor has achieved something of pure beauty. The scally shell of the Ice Warrior features all the different skin variations as featured on the original screen version also capturing the hair coming from the joints to add another dimension to the figurine.

It has been beautifully hand painted with various tones of green with darkened areas bringing out the finer detail of the sculpt. If I was to make one improvement then I would like a little more definition on his chest, however this in no way detracts from the overall figure. The white ‘ice capped’ base adds to the figure impressive and offers a contrast to the boldness of this figure; however no photos can really do this figure justice!

This is certainly one to buy!

Justin

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