I've been aware of the Character Building Dr. Who Micro-Figures for a while now, but never found them at any retail establishment until stumbling onto Series 2 at Hot Topic the other day. I love Dr. Who, but not enough to spend premium amounts of cash on minifigures on eBay, and since this toyline is primarily Eurpoean, I was content with never finding them or owning any (although I would love a Weeping Angel minifigure!)
But when I did find them at retail I dug right in, employing the tried-and-true 'squeeze method' to get exactly what I wanted: A Dalek and a Cyberman (Cyberleader to be exact!)
I actually looked around online a bit and all over the packaging too - if there's a code of any sort to find out what's in these, I am not aware of it. The 'squeeze method' may be your only avenue of getting exactly what you want.
One of the charms of Dr. Who is the low budget slapdash alien design - it harkens back to the original Star Wars or Star Trek. Budgetary constraints does wonders for iconic alien craftsmanship. I love the Daleks, they are like evil R2-D2s. The Cybermen are quite C3-PO ish too, but eeeevil!
Cool evil robots/cyborgs - what would Sci-Fi be without 'em?!
The figures were buy 1 get one 50% off, so I of course snagged my two must-haves for myself!
Character Building website, he's also 'uncommon' - packed at a rate of 4 for every 36 figures - so he can take some time to find.
I admit that I'm starting to get burned out on the buildable minifigure movement, but I couldn't get completely out of it without a couple Dr. Who villains. I may go back for a Silent and a Doctor for myself too, now that I've opened them up and seen how fun they are. But if I don't, I'll be content with my evil pair here...until they make a K-9 that is!