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5.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor, 6 May 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Doctor Who 5 inch Action Figure Peter the Winder (Toy)
I will declare at the outset that I am no fan of Dr Who - not that I think there is anything wrong with the character or the series, merely it isn't my cup of tea. So when my young son asked if he could buy this figure on Amazon, I was naturally not in the position to question him. So far from being a figure of the character in the first picture, the Eleventh Doctor (which the Amazon.com reviews also refer to), this item is in fact of Peter the Winder, the character in the second picture. The confusion arises as a result of all the Series 5 figures having the same barcode, a bizarre or sinister bit of production values, depending upon your viewpoint.
So to summarise, these figures are fine and will produce hours of fun for Whovians of all ages (although recommended for 5 years old and above) - just be aware that in this instance the figure is not the one in the first picture! In this respect, big thanks to the Amazon supplier, HobbyandLeisure.co.uk, for their sympathetic handling of this confusion.
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Initial post: 23 Oct 2013 17:19:20 BDT
M. Rey says:
I agree, the figures are good quality; but the EAN BarCode assignment is a disgrace, on the part of Character Options Ltd in the UK. Their commercial name is Character, but they refer to a whole array of their different characters within a given series as 'variations'! ... ? Actually, the variations within a character, like different tie colour etc, probably have a different barcode. They are trying to save money by abusing the barcode system and at the same time are probably losing money by these complications. Barcodes are supposed to be for unique products and it is hard to find any info on the net about the same barcode being used for different (albeit related) products, and yet it seems to be quite a common practice in reality.
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