Instead of starting the day at seven with coffee, trying to make my soundcard work without even changing out of my pyjamas (bad) I went for a lovely walk (good) to Toys'r'Us (ah well) and bought the tenth doctor. Now I feel I am allowed to swith the computer back on, but I stuck him on top of the monitor to remind me NOT to try any more fixing until the week-end, because I've got work and such to do.
And to keep him company I also got one of my favourite Doctor Who villains. I love the way they designed these guys... look:
Smooth Warrior... this is how they always come chargin into the story... then they take their helmet off, and... ready...?
SONTAR-HA! No change in shape!
I love that about Doctor Who, the way that they very seriously consider the character traits of the species when designing them. These guys, for example, have their only weak spot at the back of the neck - so they never turn their backs on an enemy, they just keep charging...
Sometimes the designers take this idea so far that it goes out the other end, like with the guys who carry their brains in their hands and so are incredibly peaceful, because, well, it's not good to start a fight when you got your hands full of your own brains already. Yes.
I always enjoy seeing kids enjoying Doctor Who... it's great that the UK has their own home-produced series to get excited about, it kind of gets a person down if everything entertaining needs importing. When I was small I felt like cool aliens would never land where I lived.
Mind you, this morning the only enthusiast in the same aisle was a dad with a one-year-old-son in a pram, he was buying a whole load of Daleks and such - that's probably the ideal age to go toy shopping with your kid, then you get to keep the toys until they're old enough... at least... :)
I am impressed how detailed they produced this series, I'll be monitoring the bargain bins... am tempted to start a collection. They are only small!