File under “things I’m not especially proud of.”

Yes, I spent thirty bucks plus shipping on a five-and-a-half-inch plastic replica of Karen Gillen as current DOCTOR WHO companion Amy Pond.

Amy Pond joins the gang on the table next to the computer.

Amy Pond joins the gang on the table next to the computer.

It is a rather good likeness of Gillen, though it should be — the folks at Character Options scanned her head for it, which explains the rather neutral expression and the off-putting “uncanny valley” vibe it gives off. I wish she had at least something of a smirk, or a slight smile, or maybe one of those slightly surprised looks you sometimes see DOCTOR WHO companions sporting on tie-in merchandise packaging and covers. Between the blank look on her face and the skirt getting in the way of her legs — not to mention her open hands, lack of accessories, and long hair impeding head articulation — there’s not much you can have her do while on display. Still, lots of nice sculpted detail and paint apps, especially the gold on her jewelry, and my thinking in getting this figure was that once my Eleven Doctors set finally comes in (and hey, why hasn’t BigBadToyStore.com gotten any of those in yet?) my Eleventh Doctor needs an Amy to pal around with.

In the interim, though, she gets to pal around with these folks.

Excel, Elgala, Amy, the Doctor, and Mari.

Excel, Elgala, Amy, the Doctor, and Mari.

Poor girl, I seem to have surrounded her with crazy people. Mind you, it’s not like her Doctor is really that less mad and alien than Tom’s Fourth Doctor, and honestly, I think I could see Amy adapting well to life with the mad women of ACROSS. New EVANGELION girl Mari Illustrious is the wildcard here, mostly due to the fact that in the EVANGELION 2.0 movie we’re not given that much of a feel for her except that she’s working Someone Else’s Mysterious Agenda, which is par for the course in EVA-land. I just bought the figure because I like the character design. God bless Sadamoto.

I wish it didn’t bug me on some pedantic fanboy level that I have the Fourth Doctor standing outside the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS with the Eleventh Doctor’s companion, but it does. Not enough to make me go onto eBay and buy the Fourth Doctor’s proper light-and-sounds TARDIS (that way madness lies; I’ll wind up with ALL the TARDISes and an empty bank account), but it does sorta bug me. Sad, that.

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