The Doctor investigates why toy animals are mysteriously coming to life in a young woman's house.
- This story is set between the television stories Kinda and The Visitation. The authors intended that the Doctor has popped out for the night and has pieced together his tool from elements of the delta wave augmenter.
- The story is told in present tense: "She smiles" rather than "She smiled."
- The Doctor would later encounter other inanimate objects that became animate. (TV: The Family of Blood)