It was purchased in as found condition and has ben restored to make it look a lot more like it appeared in the episode. Nice work.
Items like this just do not come along very often! The Cyberscout! Due to a mega life-change (returning to full-time education in my forties and leaving my full-time teaching job---gulp!!!), I have made the painful decision to sell a few of my most prized Doctor Who original props to help with the transition. Up for auction is a serious opportunity…the surviving, original ‘Cyberscout’ screen-used costume from the 1985 story ‘Attack of the Cybermen’. What makes this particular costume so special and truly unique, is that it is one of only two ‘Cyberscout’ costumes made and the only one surviving (the other was the ‘stunt’ version that was cut up for pyrotechnic work in the sewer scenes). Read on for details… and please check out the images which illustrate the description below.
4: Helmet: sadly this is not a screen-used version, but still a great helmet and not merely a ‘fan knock off re-mold’. I bought it directly from Stuart Evans (of SEVANS Models) in the early 1990’s. It was his last direct fibre-glass casting from the original BBC ‘Attack’ mold he had access to. I have paperwork from Stuart that I will include in the auction confirming this. So the helmet came direct from the BBC mold used to make the actual Cyberscout helmet!
7: PROVENANCE: The original costume parts come with a COA from the ‘Propstore of London’, where I original viewed and bought the costume. I discussed closely with them where they had obtained the costume (directly from an ex-BBC effect technician). Letter from Stuart Evans re. the helmet will also be included.
For more images of the costume and the restoration project please go to my website:
Cyberscout - Doctor Who - Smallspace
Please note: this is an old screen-used costume and that while my restoration project on it 'tidied' it up a bit, it was never my intention to 'resculpt' areas as new. As such the costume show areas of wear (although these will not deteriorate further with the addition of the preservative). Please do not bid if you are expecting a 'brand new' item. Apologies for the last point as most of us Who prop collectors know this only too well, but there are the odd one or two to don't!