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OK - it was inveitably going to happen, as is the case with all Dalek releases (the BBC obviously testing the water,) a Cyberman release is never far behind. In 2003, to commerate the 40th Anniversary of our favourite Time Lord, there was a Dalek Tin Released, for the 41st, a Cyberman tin is released. Firstly, this set is much better presented than that of 2003s Daleks. The tin size has been made smaller, meaning that the CDs inside don't rattle around and thus make the whole thing seem like a biscuit tin, secondly the art is much more attractive. The Dalek tin was just that - a tin with the word 'Dalek' on it - boring!! This year, the BBC have actually done their research, the new tin is far more aesthetically pleasing. There is an improved use of colour, whilst the 3D lettering and Cyber icons are most impressive. Possibly the bonus to this set (without even looking at the content,) is the fact that each tin is NUMBERED. This is the first time that the BBC have numbered any of their supposed 'Limited Edition,' Doctor Who sets - although the amount is still quite high; 8000, the fact that there is a specific number, makes this purchase feel somehow more special. Although a certificate inside to autheticiate this would also be of benefit. Now time for the content... The tin comprises a rather mixed bag - the first and last Cybermen stories of the 1960's respectively. Both stories have their place in Whovian history -'The Tenth Planet,' is historic for not only the introduction of the Cybermen, who by 1968 had become a very popular monster but the first ever 'regeneration,' whilst 'The Invasion,' lays the groundwork for a large majority of the Pertwee era. 'The Tenth Planet' in this set offers us the first chance to hear a COMPLETE version of the story - i.e.Read more ›
A must for all Doctor Who fans. The Tenth Planet is interesting more for novelty value. I never realised that the Cybermen had such high pitched and rather 'camp' voices! The Invasion is much better. Having seen the video, minus two missing episodes, I was very keen to hear this. The interview with Fraser Hines is good, especially the story of filming at the Guiness factory and the story of the escape on the helicopter!
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