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Robert Harrop Limited Edition Weeping Angel Figurine – In Hand Review

Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead.  They are fast, faster than you can believe.  Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t blink. Good Luck.”

It is 2007 and Sally Sparrow enters an abandoned house to look for subjects to photograph. Instead she finds eerie stone statues and a message from the Doctor hidden for years behind peeling wallpaper warning her about the Weeping Angels!

Trapped in the past, the Doctor and his companion Martha Jones are trying to communicate with Sally Sparrow to prevent the Weeping Angels from taking control of the TARDIS and thus acquiring its power.  To save the day, Sally must unravel a set of cryptic clues sent through time by the marooned Doctor.

No one knows where the Weeping Angels come from, but they are described as being as old as the universe and “quantum locked”, allowing them to move incredibly fast when unobserved.  When seen they literally turn to stone, adopting the “weeping” appearance to avoid looking at each other.  They are unusual predators in that they don’t kill their prey, but with a single touch can send a person into the past, thus erasing them from the present.

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This Limited Edition 1:12 scale hand painted Weeping Angel 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 inches (168mm) tall (1:12 scale).

A Limited Edition of Only 750 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 Weeping Angel has been sculpted with care capturing the terrifying nature of these lone assassins who first appeared in Series 3 of Doctor Who.

Arguably one of Doctor Who most iconic monsters since the series return in 2005, Robert Harrop decided to release Steven Moffat’s creation in a 1:12 scale statue as part of their initial line up of Doctor Who figurines.
The figure has been well sculpted to include a screaming face with its arms up ready to pounce on the next expecting victim.

The Weeping Angel is well painted, ensuring that any detail is not lost during the process. Creases in the figures fingers can be seen and the texture within the Angel’s wings is still noticeable enabling the figure to have the stone effect as desired. A paint effect has been added to give the figure an aged and worn effect as seen with the original design in the TV series.  Sometimes figures which are predominantly one colour risk losing appeal as they are painted the one colour without variation, however this is not the case for this figure!

The Weeping Angel is certainly a figure which would be welcomed in any collection and is sure to be a popular release due to its appearance in the new series. It is understandable why Robert Harrop have decided to give this figure a larger run compared to some other releases in the range, giving more collectors a chance to own this masterpiece.

To date this is the only figure to be released from the new series but hopefully it will pave the way for other characters featured since the shows return in 2005.

Justin

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