Wow! WHat can I say? This baby is massive! I thought it'd be a massive undertaking to assemble once I saw all the pieces, but everything went together quickly and fairly easily - there's no screws or anything, so all the pieces just snap together. In fact, the most difficult part of the assembly was simply getting all the pieces out of the box - which includes more twisty ties than the total electrical grid wiring of a small third world nation. But once I had everything out and sorted I managed to get it all together in well under a half hour.
The set itself is huge, highly detailed and fun! I really wish they would have had these toys when I was little as I would have played my heart out with them! :-) But as an adult fan of the show, it's still a very satisfying collector's item - the only obstacle I now face is locating a place to display/store it.
Pictures to follow soon (if anyone has any particular requests let me know and I'll be happy to oblige!). :-)
Some random notes:
The "Police Box" portion of the playset has some nifty details, including a "backwards" sticker for the "Police Public Call Box" for the inside of the doors, just like on tv. That's a pretty cool detail! The inner doors also have what looks like simulated leatherbolted onto the door frame for a padded effect. Very cool! Also, my hat stand is beige instead of white. Mine was sort of cramped in the baggie and one of the hangers was broken off. Not a big deal, but slightly saddened by it - but really not a big deal to me - I was more upset to find it wasn't white! :-)
And now pics!
A Tale of Two TARDISes. Or is that TARDISI? :-)
The Police Box doors open on the playset Police Box versus the MoneyBank PoliceBox.
For those who collect Buffy figs, a pic to give you a sense of how big this baby is!
My figures on board! :-)
The 9th Doc edging toward the precarious chasm. Oh wait, that was a space station in End of the World. Oh well, it still looks cool - now we just need a Jabe figure! :-)
A photo facing backs towards the door.
Attack of the Krillitanes!