Only available from Amazon, this box set contains three classic Cybermen stories from the Doctor Who series that ran between 1963 and 1989. With only the Second and Fifth incarnations of the Timelord represented here, the set gives a fascinating insight into how the metal giants changed over the years but is somewhat limited in scope. It is fair to say that although dated, the black and white stories 'The Invasion' and 'Tomb of the Cybermen' are probably the best Cybermen serials of the classic era; personally I would have made this a four-disc set and included 'Silver Nemesis'; that serial polarises opinion but at least represents a different era of the show. The 1960s were the golden age of The Cybermen (how ironic!) and the silver men from Mondas were to Pat Troughton's Doctor what The Daleks were to William Hartnell and to a lesser extent, Jon Pertwee. Oddly enough, Pertwee is the only Doctor never to face the Cybermen, and Tom Baker's only meeting with them - the forgettable 'Revenge of the Cybermen' from 1974 - doesn't really deserve inclusion. Overall then, the three serials included here are fairly representative of The Cybermen in Doctor Who, but the box set could have been improved in my opinion.
The discs are nicely packaged in a collector's cardboard sleeve and come with a host of DVD extras as detailed above:
Each DVD also includes special features as per the individual releases of these DVDs, including commentaries, special effects featurettes, photo galleries and much more. Of particular note are the DVD special features on The Invasion. Two episodes are missing from the BBC archive, and these have been recreated in stylish animation by Cosgrove Hall, the British animation studio best known for Danger Mouse.