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I've gotten a lot of various questions about the how and where of the Adventures. I've been meaning to put together a FAQ of sorts for a while, and now I'm finally doing it. The questions here are mostly ones I've actually been asked, but it is far from comprehensive. If you've got a question not addressed here, feel free to comment or email me and ask. :) This FAQ will be updated periodically.

Last Updated: 22 May 2006


Table of Contents:

01.) Where do you buy your Doctor Who figures?
02.) Where did you buy (other) figures?
03.) Where did you buy Captain Jack?
03b.) What did you customize Captain Jack from?
04.) How can I make a paper TARDIS?
04b.) How did you make the cardboard TARDIS?
05.) What inspired this?
06.) What toys/props are you looking for?
07.) Do you know of any other action figure shows like this?
08.) How can I contribute?
09.) Where can I find an index of all the episodes from the first?

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01.) Where do you buy your Doctor Who figures?

Nine and Ten were purchased in March of 2006 from Whona.com. This is a website that caters to American fans of Doctor Who. I purchased two 'Regeneration Sets" from them. Last I checked, however, they were sold out. You can probably find the Rengeration Sets on eBay. They ship to the US with no problem.

Normal clothes Ten, Rose & K9 and Trenchcoat Ten were all purchased from ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk in April of 2005. Currently (5/22/06) all three are still available, along with several villains. You can probably also find them on eBay, if nothing else. They charge a small service fee to ship to the US, but I had no problems.
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02.) Where did you buy (other) figures?

Wow, well, I use a lot of figures. So if you want something specific, please let me know.

Adventure #1: Lord of the Rings figures were purchased from KayBee Toys around 2002/2003, and from Amazon.com in 2002/2003 when the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers came out. I don't know where you can get them now, but I suspect eBay is a safe bet.

The Doctor plays a Fender Stratocaster guitar in this episode, and that is from the Entertainment Earth exclusive Oz figure (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). He was available at EntertainmentEarth.com in 2002/2003, but is no longer available. Try eBay.
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Adventure #2: I purchased all my Star Wars toys during the first Wave of Powers of the Force, as it was released in 1995. I'm not a big Star Wars toy collector anymore, so my only recommendation on where to still get these figures is from eBay. Some of the Storm Troopers pictured are from the 1977-1983 toy releases from Kenner of the original series. They belonged to my brother and I acquired them. As far as I know you can only obtain these from second hand sellers, or sites like eBay.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation action figures were purchased in April of 2006 off eBay, almost exclusively to make an apperance in the Adventure. It was about $8.00 for the whole lot. :)
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Adventure #3: Most of my My Little Ponies were purchased from eBay, through toy stores as they were originally released in the 80s/90s, or through the My Little Pony Trading Post. Some of the ponies pictured are rarer than others and thus will be much more difficult to find. If you want specifics on any particular one, please let me know. Baby Moondancer, who is the star pony of Adventure #3, was near mint pony, purchased off eBay in 2003 for about $8.

The plastic dinosaurs are from various toy stores. The main dinosaurs are "Baby T. Rex" who came with a King Kong toy that was released with the new King Kong film in 2006. It was purchased probably at Wal*Mart. Steggosarus and Razor, along with several other background dinosaurs, are from a line called Imaginext. You can purchase dinosaurs from the site directly, or from Amazon.com. Currently these dinosaurs are very popular, and can be bought at most Target, Wal*Marts and similar stores. :) All the dinosaurs were borrowed from my 3.5 year old nephew, Jaden. :)
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03.) Where did you buy Captain Jack?

Captain Jack is a customized figure. Please see 03b).
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03b.) What did you customize Captain Jack from?

Captain Jack was made from a 2005 "Batman Begins" "Ninja Bruce to Batman" figure. My Jack figure was purchased in May of 2006 from BuyMeToys.Com. I customized/repainted and resculpted part of him to resemble Jack more. The gun he is pictured with belongs to the 2003 Comic Con exclusive Captain Kirk, which I purchased there. I have no idea if anyone sells him retail, but I'm sure you can find him on eBay.
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04.) How can I make a paper TARDIS?

The paper TARDIS was printed from the sheets available here. There are no instructions, so you really have to wing it. I didn't modify my print out at all, but for future creators, I might recommend gluing the print out to thin cardboard stock (such as manilla folders) so add some weight to the product, and to make the pieces easier to join. I had to use gratutious amounts of tape to hold the finished piece together, and it's very flimsy.
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04b.) How did you make the cardboard TARDIS?

Spit and goodluck? I just used a cardboard box. I cut the flaps off, used one to even out the bottom of the box, and used the others to construct the console. The console was just sort of mathmatically calculated. I sketched out the shapes on paper and taped it together, and when that worked, I cut it apart, traced it to carboard and taped that together. The center column is made from a plastic protector sheet rolled up. There are numberous straight pins on the console, serving as buttons and dials, as well as to hold the thing together. There are also lots of small rhinestones hot glued to the surface, as well as other bric-a-brac to make it look textured and fun. The rest is felt-tip pen drawn on. :)

The roundels were made by outlining a quarter with a black marker, and then were colored lavender with a marker. The Seal of Rassilon I found via Google. I digitally edited it so the white parts were cardboard colored, printed it, cut it out and taped it to the floor of the box. :)

If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.
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05.) What inspired this?

As you can see, I'm a toy collector. I have lots and lots of toys. I've tried making little stories like this before (using Star Wars figures), but never had the patience to really take it off. (It was also 2001ish and I had no audience. XD) My friend spaced_oddity, who coincidentally got me into Doctor Who, did a little picspam when she got her first Tenth Doctor action figure. This inspired me to do the same when I got my Nine and Ten Renegeration Set. It was going to be a very mundane story, until my cat showed up. The resulting mayhem was very funny and popular, and it just sort of took off. :) But I'm a creator and a writer and so it was bound to happen eventually, bwahahahaa. :)
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06.) What toys/props are you looking for?


I'm most interested in getting the TARDIS bank that is available. I'm currently too broke to afford it, let alone to ship it to the US from the UK, but I think that would look much better than the paper TARDIS, and would be a heck of a lot sturdier. :)

I have tons of toys, but I am always looking out for more toys. As I'm a collector, most of my toys are still in their boxes, and thus not very good for the Adventures. So, if you have some old toys you'd like to get rid of, or see featured in the Adventures, message me and let me know. Nine and Ten are both about 5"-6" tall, so figures in that range work the best, but sometimes other sizes can be worked in, too. I'm not too picky. :)
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07.) Do you know of any other action figure shows like this?

I've actually found another Doctor Who comic! This one is much more professional, created with 12" GI Joe figures and the like. The creator is very creative, and has a fully reconstructed TARDIS, TARDIS interior (circa Fifth Doctor), and many more sets. He's extremely creative, and his stories are serious and compelling and fun. His Doctor is the 13th Doctor, but that doesn't make him any less Doctorlike.

Doctor Who, GI Joe - The Adventure Continues

If you see or have any more links like this, please let me know. I'd love add more. :)
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08.) How can I contribute?

Well, you can read the stories, and comment. Those are the best ways to thrill me. A lot of time an effort goes into the stories, so feedback and appreciation is the most obvious reply. If you're really generous or whatever, I'd be happy to accept old toys or whatever, or donations. If you'd like to mail me a donation, please email me and we'll discuss it. If you'd like to make a donation via PayPal, you can do so through this button:







Thanks for considering! :D
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09.) Where can I find an index of all the episodes from the first?

All the Adventures are available in the community memories. Hopefully they're categorized easily enough. Mind, there are some features that aren't memoried, like sneak peeks or minor updates, but all the major stories and miniadventures are saved in the memories tab. :) Enjoy!
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Still have a question that hasn't been answered? Please leave a comment, or drop me an email and let me know! :) Thanks for reading!

-Van
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