Well, Dr Who Wednesday has come early this week with the news that Warlord Games have secured the licence to produce a Dr Who Miniatures Game.
To me the most significant part of the announcement is that
The licence covers not just the latest series of Doctor Who but encompasses all of the Doctors, their companions and their foes. So, expect to see Sea Devils as much as Weeping Angels, Leela as much as Martha Jones, and a long, brightly coloured scarf as much as a fez (fezzes are cool, by the way...).There have been grumblings from those who ask what impact it will have on BTD or the others that produce NOT-Who stuff. Well, BTD will presumably continue to have the licence to produce figures from their worn-out moulds and continue to be tardy in sending them out. I won't weep to see them have reasonably-priced competition (especially as Warlord's figures will probably actually resemble the Doctors and Companions - witness how good their Dad's Army figures are).
More interesting will be what happens to Crooked Dice and Hasslefree, who have been making decent Dr Who figures. Will Warlord protect their investment and will those lines be curtailed?
Interesting developments indeed...