I am a big-time build-a-figure chump. If there is an item that I think I need, then I am going to buy any number of figures that I don’t in order to have it. Sometimes I can unload the extraneous toys on eBay, sometimes I just end up with extra figures.
Despite knowing that the Pandorica “toy” that this series of Doctor Who figures built was in no way a good toy, I had to have it (this was before the set with River Song and the chair was announced). Just the concept of the Pandorica is so cool that even a semi-decent one would do. Granted, I was hoping for a bit more than semi-decent when I preordered the set from BigBadToyStore (In the interest of fairness I have to tell you I would have ordered from JRsToyWorld.com because it was fifteen[!] bucks cheaper but they sold out their preorders).
The only figures I was really excited about from The Pandorica Opens set were the Doctor and the Cyberman. “Doctor in a Fez” is a concept I cannot resist; heck, anything in a fez is a concept I can’t resist. And the Cyberman is just awesome, what with his crazy skull face.
The Amy Pond figure originally pictured with this set was the same as the one that I already had, but ended up being the version in the police officer costume. And not the Kiss-O-Gram version either, this is technically the “Sexy Time With Rory” version. Cool.