‘Doctor Who’ Meets ‘My Little Pony’ In Funko’s New ‘Dr. Whooves’ Figure

By Zack Smith


Take two of the most rabid fan bases in all the world, the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” legion of “Bronies” and the international “Doctor Who” devotees known as “Whovians,” mix ‘em together and what have you got? “Doctor Whooves.”

This is a thing that is happening.

The fusion of regenerating alien Time Lord and quasi-anthropomorphic “Cutie Mark”-ed equestrian will soon be available as a vinyl toy from Funko, and is already up for pre-order from Hot Topic for $16.50. Half of the assortment will wear a red tie, and half will wear a green tie, and one in 24 will be a “sparkly clear chase figure variant.”

If I seem a wee bit anxious on this, it’s because I enjoy “Doctor Who” but have been creeped out by “Bronies” since I read this Wired article about them (they also inspired a distressingly long Wikipedia entry). Simply put: As someone who’s already a hardcore fan of comics, toys, etc., there are a few rabbit holes I just can’t let myself go down, lest my finances and social life plummet further off a cliff.

I’ve also seen some fan art I can’t unsee.

Oh, why am I so worried? I’m nothing like those weirdos! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go bid on some “Adventure Time” variant cover comics and pre-order some “Adventure Time” plushes and PayPal some comic artists for “Adventure Time” art commissions after I finish writing my new “Adventure Time” comic pitch that is not fan-fiction, dammit.


So, how many of you are planning to pre-order Doctor Whooves? Let us know!