New 3rd Doctor Who TARDIS set

Via DoctorWhoMerchandise

This set features an exclusive figure of The Third Doctor in a splendid dark bottle green jacket with grey lapels, combined with a dark bow tie, a lime coloured shirt with dark edging and dark grey/brown trousers. The light blue TARDIS comes with standard opening doors and signage, a black phone door and the newer low-profile base. Perfect for all Doctor Who fans and collectors, the set comes beautifully presented in Classic Style Doctor Who heritage packaging with diorama insert card.

The set is based on the story Monster of Peladon in which the Doctor returned to the fabled planet for another adventure featuring the Ice Warriors. In that story, the ever dashing dandy wore a dark green velvet coat and lighter green shirt with dark green piping. It was a stunning ensemble that is finally realized in action figure form. There are so many different outfits that the Third Doctor wore that Character Options is going to find it hard to run out of ideas for variants.

Currently this set is exclusive to B&M shops in England, but I have had luck finding them on after a time. I’m hoping the same can be said about this set. Because I really need yet another TARDIS set.

Pre-order Big Chief 1/6 scale Third Doctor figure

By far the most dashing and heroic of incarnations, the Third Doctor battled Ogrons, dueled with Sea Devils, negotiated with Silurians and challenged wits with the devious Master. A counter culture figure, this Doctor challenged authority and faced each foe head on. Big Chief have been producing high end figures of each incarnation of Doctor Who for years and have recently announced one of my favorites, the good Jon Pertwee.

The figure features stunning attention to detail and an expertly tailored costume along with several accessories referencing adventures from the Third Doctor’s five year reign.

Full details below:

Product Description
Sentenced by the Time Lords to be exiled on earth, the newly regenerated Third Doctor was confident, bold and brash. Yet he had a soft paternal side, reserved for those he cared about. During his exile he became allied to the extraterrestrial taskforce UNIT, helping them to combat living plastic Autons, Sea Devils and polluted giant green maggots. As well as his most formidable foe and fellow renegade Time Lord, The Master. Eventually he was allowed to travel again, and it was on one such trip that the Doctor received a fatal dose of radiation, prompting him to regenerate once again.

Our Third Doctor figure stands tall with a breathtaking likeness of the incomparable Jon Pertwee, who so memorably portrayed the Time Lord from 1970 to 1974. Outfitted in his dark blue velvet jacket with embroidered piping, frilled shirt, western tie and of course that cape. Ready for action the Third Doctor comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver, plus a host of other accessories including: magnifying glass Sea Devil gun; Guerrilla gun; remote control for Bessie; Metebelis Crystal and TARDIS Key. A variety of posed hands as well as gloved hands comes as standard, as does his light-up display base with Gallifreyan symbol for the number three.

Order here

Big Chief announces 12th Doctor 1:6 Scale Collector Figure

Big Chief has created some of the most stunning collector figures based on the iconic time traveler ever seen. Their 4th, 10th and 11th Doctors have eye-catching appeal and a maddening attention to detail. Finally that attention has extended to the eyebrows with the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

BIG Chief Studios are proud to announce that the 12th Doctor 1:6 Scale Collector Figure Priority Pre-order will commence from 6 pm (UK time) next Friday, the twelfth day of the twelfth month!

12doctor_BigChiefPeter Capaldi’s portrayal of the Time Lord has earned praise from critics and fans alike, with darker and more serious characteristics, not forgetting those eyebrows.

The 1:6 Scale Collector Figure sports the Doctor’s tailored costume, comes with numerous accessories and a light-up display base to compliment their previous releases.

Pre-order your 12th Doctor 1:6 Scale Collector Figure via one of BIG Chief Studios Payment Plans, or choose to pay in full and you will receive a FREE Shrunken TARDIS accessory, as seen in the series 8 episode “Flatline”. The accessory features opening doors and can be fitted with any of the interchangeable hands that come with the Doctor.


At this time discussions are still underway for an official Signature Edition. BIG Chief Studios appreciate that many of their customers are eager to add a signed 12th Doctor figure to their collection. Given that customers would not want to first pre-order the Limited Edition figure, only then to have to place a second pre-order for the Signature Edition figure at a later date, Big Chief Studios are planning on offering an Upgrade Pack for those interested in the signed figure.

More Big Chief releases here


Blu-ray $44.99

11th Doctor Who Limited Edition 1:6 Scale Figure (Smith and Capaldi)

Gone, but not forgotten, the 11th incarnation of the Doctor is celebrated in this amazing 1:6 scale figure from Big Chief. The detailing is stunning from the hair to the clothing and even a fez!

As a special bonus, a remarkably sculpted head based on the likeness of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi as he appeared post-regeneration is included. PLUS a light-up ‘Handles’ Cyberman head for special orders!

Details below via Merchandise.TheDoctorWhoSite


Big Chief Studios 11th Doctor Series 7 Limited Edition 1:6 Scale Figure
Limited Edition Size: 1000 Worldwide

Available to order from

Officially licensed by BBC Worldwide and produced in a limited worldwide edition, each figure features a fully realised likeness of Matt Smith as the enigmatic Time Lord in his series 7 costume and comes packed with numerous accessories including: removable and interchangeable fez; round-framed spectacles; bow tie box; Magnograb Remote (Big Friendly Button), plus a light-up display base.

bc-11th-76 (1)Specification
1 x 11th Doctor Portrait Head featuring an Authentic Likeness of Matt Smith with Removable Hairpiece and Neck
1 x Fez with Interchangeable Hairpiece
1 x Anatomix Standard Slim Male Body with over 30 Points of Articulation
1 x Frock Styled Jacket
1 x Waistcoat with Pocket Chain
1 x Shirt
1 x Bow Tie
1 x Pair of Bracers (Suspenders)
1 x Pair of Trousers
1 x Pair of Boots
1 x Pair of Socks (Partial)
8 x Interchangeable Hands (6 x 11th Doctor & 2 x 12th Doctor)
1 x Display Base with Illuminating Gallifreyan Symbol & Stand
EXCLUSIVE: 1 x 12th Doctor Portrait Head featuring an Authentic Likeness of Peter Capaldi with Neck
1 x Sonic Screwdriver (Closed)
1 x Sonic Screwdriver (Open)
1 x Wallet with Psychic Paper
1 x Pair of Round Framed Spectacles
1 x Big Friendly Button
1 x Bow Tie Box with Bow Tie
1 x Wristwatch
1 x TARDIS Series 7 Interior Printed Backdrop
EXCLUSIVE: 1 x Handles Cyberman Head FREE with Purchase via Payment in Full or Payment Plan

Podstallions, the plaid Stallions Podcast

I am a big fan of the Plaid Stallion blog, a place where I can reminisce over old Star Wars newspaper ads, watch crusty off-air videos of Mego dolls and leer at the weirdest vintage lingerie ads I have ever seem. This week, a podcast was started up and happily enough it is about a fan favorite topic, Doctor Who.


Doctor Who Signature tune 45 record



Genesis of the Daleks- the record narrated by Tom Baker


An off-air shot of Sarah Jane Smith in Pyramids of Mars

As an American fan, I am most familiar with the PBS airings of Tom Baker which ran from 1978 until Peter Davison was introduced in the 80’s.There were no tie-ins until 1982/3 when the Target books, Marvel Comics reprints, the role playing game, rusty home-made badges, posters and the 45 records of the signature tune along with a few cassettes of sound effects. There was just so little to get and so few places to get them aside from the odd comic book convention.

I’ll have to upload a newspaper cover featuring me in my weird Colin Baker costume.

The podcast is fascinating because it is about the experience of growing up with the program and how it differed in Canada, where it started much earlier with Jon Pertwee episodes as well as being preceded by… get this… an educational introduction. There are so many gems in this podcast about how frustrating it was to be a fan in the 70’s/80’s compared to today.

Vintage Doctor Who talking Dalek toy ad

Give this a listen, visit the blog, and be happy.

Also, please feel free to chime in with your stories about what your childhood relationship is with Doctor Who, where you grew up, and how it impacted your life.

Upcoming Doctor Who toys and collectibles

doctor_who_50th_anniversaryComing soon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who are these amazing collectibles and toys. The talking Daleks are absolutely superb and include unique phrases and gun death ray sounds. I am addicted to these lil guys and am amazed by the inclusion of the Madame Tussaud Dalek design (I think I am right in that). The building figures are a lot of fun and this new run expands the classic and new Doctors by offering up variations of costumes from the Necros mourning blue suit Colin Baker attire to the rarely seen blue-jacketed Paul McGann!


Of course it is lovely to see another version of the Brigadier from Claws of Axos (along with another alien, the Axon, and the adorable Jo Grant). I’m still waiting on figures of the Yeti, the Destroyer, the Haemovores and the Quarks… but I can wait.


New talking Daleks including the Madame Tussaud’s version!


New Building Figures including variants of each Doctor


The Second Doctor and Emperor’s Guard from Evil of the Daleks

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Sixth Doctor and Necros Dalek from Remembrance of the Daleks


New series Cyberman from upcoming Neil Gaiman story in 2013


Axon, Jo Grant and the Brigadier from Claws of Axos

Most of these figures are only available overseas from Forbidden Planet so you may have to hunt these down on ebay, or wait for them to appear in specialty shops such as Suncoast video. You can also ask your local comic shop to order them.

However you get them, these items are fantastic ways to celebrate the longest running TV science fiction program.

… and what can we expect for the 50th anniversary special? One can only hope.

New Doctor Who minifigs for 2013

The latest Character Building toys for Doctor Who will explore the many variations of the classic Doctors in addition to adapting monsters from the BBC Wales series such as the Silurians and Judoon. Personally I picked up a few of the classic Doctors and a Dalek which my 4 year old son enjoys (when he is not gingerly playing with my Konami Eagle Transport replica).

It’s neat to see the William Hartnell First Doctor with his cloak and scarf and a variant of the Paul McGann Eighth Doctor… but which ones are you looking to get?
toyfair2013cb4 Via Merchandise.DoctorWho Doctor Who Character Building 2013

  • A Refreshed 11 Doctors boxset, TBC
  • Blind bags featuring all 11 Doctors (Different to the box sets) with super rares
  • Monster Figure packs with Sontaran and Judoon variants
  • Doctor / Companion Figure packs
  • Dalek Figure packs
  • Dalek Skimmer Mini Set
  • Cyberman Speeder Mini Set
  • New Console room set
  • Cyberman Mask


BBC America will be screening classic Doctor Who stories starting with The Aztecs which should raise awareness of the good stuff. I wonder what other stories will be included, but am most interested in seeing how modern viewers respond to the 1996 TV Movie.

Doctor Who Action Figure Review: Castrovalva Set

Batmanmarch has been reviewing Doctor Who action figures for about five years now, along with filming some of the most highly regarded original dramas using home made figures and those made by Character Options.

His latest video reviews the Castrovalva set featuring the Fifth Doctor in the shirt sleeves of his former incarnation along with the Master’s Roman column-style TARDIS and of course a shrunken Logopolitan. I found it interesting that Batmanmarch noted that the set was initially intended to include a repackaged Anthony Ainley Master figure (technically Kamelion as the Master) or a Tissue Compression Eliminator prop. Why we don’t have a proper 80’s Master or a TCE toy by now I cannot understand, but I need to reserve my ire for reviewing new episodes, so I won’t waste it here.

If you are a fan of Doctor Who collectibles, you really should bookmark Batmanmarch’s channel. Only, be warned that it could lead to purchasing more stuff as I have.

In the UK, available from Forbidden Planet.
In the US, from Mike’s Comics.

New Doctor Who toys: Retro Dalek and Post-Regeneration 5th Doctor

Just announced for exclusive release from Forbidden Planet are these two amazing Doctor Who action figures.

(announcement via TardisNewsroom)

When I first learned of a line of 5 inch tall toys based on the long-running series, I was somewhat baffled. Incredibly detailed and articulated, they were impressive, but as the characters on screen did little else but talk and run down corridors, wasn’t an ‘action figure’ a bit of an odd thing to make of William Hartnell and the other actors who played the part of the time traveling man of mystery?

Of course now I own them all… so… yeah.

As testament to the enduring legacy of the TV program, these action figures by Character Options and Bif Bang Pow! are as much an important part of the Doctor Who mythos as the Target novelizations and the radio dramas. Not only are they replications of the characters as they appeared on screen, they capture iconic moments such as the regeneration of Tom Baker into Peter Davison in Logopolis and Castrovalva. A figure of Davison in the full coat has already been released, but this version is the new Doctor sans coat in shirt sleeves (a kit-bash of the recently released Keeper of Traken 4th Doctor with a retooled Davison head).

I do like that in addition to the Master’s TARDIS, they have included a shrunken Logopolitan.

This marks the seventh version of the 5th Doctor in toy form by Character Options… and yet we still do not have a decent figure of the Anthony Ainley Master (the released figure features a breathtakingly accurate sculpt of Ainley’s plugged onto a John Simm body).

Ah well… he’s surely on the way.

Doctor Who Action Figure Collectors Set: 5th Doctor Castrovalva

The newly regenerated Fifth Doctor escapes with his companions back to the TARDIS. Suffering from post-regeneration trauma, he only narrowly manages to save the ship from destruction as it plunges back to Event One, the hydrogen in-rush that preceded the creation of the universe.

He then seeks sanctuary in the peaceful domain of Castrovalva, only to discover that it is an illusory, dimensionally paradoxical trap set for him by the Master with the unwilling aid of a kidnapped Adric. The Doctor eventually wins the day by enlisting the help of the Castrovalvan people who, although also part of the Master’s creation, are nevertheless able to exercise free will.

The Master’s TARDIS
Whilst on the planet Traken the Fourth Doctor discovers that the Master, his long time nemesis, is trying to take control of a complex Traken bio-electronic power known as ‘The Source’. The Source would allow the Master unparalleled power, and the ability to regenerate his dying body. When the Master’s TARDIS is destroyed by the power feedback of The Source it is revealed he has another and thus he escapes to encounter the Doctor again. Their next encounter finds the Master’s TARDIS, with its fully functional Chameleon Circuit, disguised first as a Police Box and latterly on the planet Logopolis, as a sandstone Doric column. The Master’s TARDIS stayed in this favoured form during several encounters with the Fifth Doctor, before changing once again.

1 x Post-regeneration Fifth Doctor action figure.
1 x Shrunken figure accessory.
1 x Master’s TARDIS as a Stone Column.

(click to pre-order in the UK)

I’m not a big fan of the Bif Bang Pow Master, Doctor and Sontaran figures, but this Dalek looks really great. The attention to detail is impressive and the larger scale is very attractive to me as well.

Doctor Who Retro Action Figures: Dalek

Daddy, where do Daleks come from?

Grounded in the “Genesis of the Daleks” serial of Doctor Who that marked the first appearance of Davros, the creator of these evil mutant cyborgs, this extraordinary Dalek Action Figure stands approximately 7″ tall. It features wheels and “neck” articulation, along with Bif Bang Pow!’s famed retro styling that takes one back to the bestselling figures from the 1970s and 1980s. Order yours now… or face extermination!

Produced by the BBC, Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world. The award-winning show presents the adventures of a time traveler known simply as “the Doctor.” Along with his companions, this mysterious Time Lord journeys through time and space using his TARDIS, which appears from the outside to be an ordinary police phone booth.

(click to pre-order in the UK)

Dalek anti-time device

This toy gun will be released by Character Options later this year. Kids today are way too lucky. All we had in my day was Dapol toys of Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford.

It uses ‘scavenged Dalek and Cyber-tech’ in order to ‘wipe your enemies form time.’ It’s unclear if this is based on a forthcoming episode from the new series or if it was just dreamed up by the CO team (if so, well done!) but it’s pretty nifty looking.

The latest Toy Fair showcased talking Daleks from the new series as well as a transparent model from Planet of the Daleks!

More images here.