Warlord Games have announced that the Sea Devils and Vashta Nerada are the latest monsters to join the ‘Into the Time Vortex’ range, joining an ever-expanding range of licensed pewter Doctor Who figures. Both sets, priced at £11.99 each, are currently available to pre-order before going on general sale this Friday.
The Sea Devils
These amphibious Earth reptiles, aquatic cousins of the Silurians, first appeared in the 1971 Third Doctor adventure The Sea Devils.
Resembling humanoid turtles, these long-necked, large eyed and fin spouting creatures survived at the depths of the Ocean since prehistoric times. Awoken from suspended animation, they attempted to reclaim the Earth that they once ruled, believing that it was their right to do so. The Sea Devils are typically armed with small spherical like firearms stored in their belts. Hordes of their species could be re-awoken at once using a sonic signal.
The Master (Roger Delgado) summoned a colony of Sea Devils hibernating beneath the English Channel. He persuaded them to reclaim the planet from the humans for his own satisfaction. The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) tried in vain to persuade the military not to attack the creatures. When hostilities reached boiling point, the Sea Devils declared war on humanity. The Master’s plan to awaken more colonies was foiled, when the Doctor blew up their base, thus preventing a war between the two species.
Warlord Games go back to the David Tennant era with our latest release, the Vashta Nerada from the two-part story Silence In The Library.
The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) arrive on a planet known simply as “The Library” which houses millions of books across thousands of levels. Every text known to man is housed here. Seemingly deserted, an archaeological expedition arrives, headed by Professor River Song (Alex Kingston).
River reveals a cryptic message sent from the library indicating there were no survivors but “4022 saved” and reveals to the TARDIS crew her party is investigating the reason why the library has been sealed for the last hundred years.
The Vashta Nerada are microscopic carnivorous lifeforms which have infiltrated the planet. They use the shadows to stalk and latch onto their prey.
The creatures kill several of the party, eating away at their flesh until all that is left is a skeletal body in a spacesuit and the echo of their last moments alive.