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Alternative Cybermen

This page is a round-up of alternative designs for the Cybermen. it is updated periodically (when I find new examples of alternative Cyberman design), so check back now and again to see the latest additions (which I’ll add to the top of the page for simplicity). I’ve added a slideshow after this text so you could just put your feet up and watch it, but if you want to look at the designs in more detail then scroll down the page. This collection has been put together from images clipped from the web and in most cases I do not have any idea of the name of the original artist. If I have included your work here and you would like me to credit you as its creator please let me know and I’ll be delighted to do so. Likewise, if you’d like to suggest an addition – please fire away!

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Above – Promus Kaa’s Heavy Armour Cyber-Leader and below his idea for a Cyber-Dalek hybrid

Above – design by Nathan Skreslet

Above – A speculation on what redesigned Cybermen might look like in SFX Magazine prior to their return in the relaunched series.

5 responses

  1. Nice assemblage of artwork here!

    Many of these I have never seen, but images 2, 3 and 4 are from Peter McKinstry (website here:, one of the official designers of the new Doctor Who.

    June 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

    • Yes indeed, #2 is a McKinstry – quite 10th Planet in some ways, even if more horrific. I’ll double check but I actually thought 3 & 4 were fan-art, probably somewhat inspired by his work.

      I’ll be doing a bit on an on-going series about other Cyber-designs shortly. Quite a few got to, or even past, the concept art stage before being dropped in favour of designs that are now familiar, others appeared in spin-off media. And some fan designs are really pretty good.

      The “Cybs” that were proposed for a not-produced US remake of Dr Who are probably the most radical redesign; Lee Sullivan’s design (see my Dreadnought post) basically updated the Mk VII, and another of McKinstry’s designs got to the model making stage before being abandoned in favour of the current Cybus version. The of course there’s the Dark Dimension monster, and the unlicensed Cyberons… and so on… Should keep me occupied for a while yet…

      June 24, 2010 at 4:29 am

  2. Just a note that the page has changed since the above comments – check the Cyberman Designs page for various other unused Cyberman designs

    July 5, 2010 at 5:45 am

  3. I would like to suggest a submission of mine. I was doing a series of ‘prank’ pics for twitter (#Cyberthings but ended up converting myself as well. Ended up looking a bit spooky.Let me know what you think and please let me know if you can use it.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:01 am

  4. Michael Gaddass

    Cool drawings, is the last one based off those Cylon things from Battlestar? I never watched battlestar myself, but i’ve seen cylon pictures before.

    August 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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