We are thrilled to announce that we will be making a range of Miniature Helmets based on the Doctor Who series!
The initial series features six ¼ scaled helmets, from both the Classic and New Series of Doctor Who. From the Classic Doctor Who series comes a ‘Cyberman Leader Helmet,’ from the episode Earthshock, and 'Lord President Borusa Head-dress' from Arc of Infinity. Peter Davison plays the Doctor in both episodes, while from the Patrick Troughton episode Seeds of Death comes an ‘Ice Warrior Helmet’. ‘Sontaran Officer Linx Helmet’ (pictured), rounds out the classic series selection from the episode entitled The Time Warrior, starring Jon Pertwee.
The New Doctor Who series pieces include a ‘Sycorax Helmet’ from The Christmas Invasion and the ‘Industrial Welding Mask’ from 42, both starring David Tennant as the Doctor.
The first episode of Doctor Who launched on BBC Television on 23 November 1963. The show has become a television favourite for fans worldwide and has influenced generations, including Weta Senior Model Maker David Tremont.
“We selected the pieces that we thought would be the most appealing and desirable to fans”, says David. “As much as I personally love all of them, we took a selection that was more widely known to not only just ‘avid’ Doctor Who fans, but also general enthusiasts of the series, as well. We selected the pieces that looked the most interesting – from iconic moments and characters in the series. Hopefully it will expand into a large set of highly collectible Helmets throughout the entire series of Doctor Who.”
The ‘Sontaran Officer Linx Helmet’ is the first piece to be revealed, and it will be on display at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, from 17 – 20 February 2008.
The Miniature Helmet range will be on sale between May – June 2008. Pricing and edition size announcements will be made in coming weeks, so stay tuned to www.wetanz.com for updates!