August 1st, 2007


Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes!

Recently posted on Outpost Gallifrey:

It's not been officially released to the trade yet but we thought you guys on the forum would like to be among the first to know the following announcement is coming hot off the press.

Classic addition to Doctor Who range

BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that Character Options, one of the UK's leading toy companies, will be launching a fantastic range of classic Doctor Who figures.

The 5" figures range will initially include detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters and will be launched in the spring of 2008.

As master toy licensee Character has enjoyed immense success alongside BBC Worldwide through its Doctor Who range of products and predicts a hugely positive response to the new collection.

Commented Jon Diver, Joint Managing Director at Character Group: "The resounding success of the Doctor Who TV series is made up of both new and existing Doctor Who fans. We have reacted to public demand and will be producing a range to the depth and quality of our existing line. The classic licence will broaden the
collectibility and enhance the position of the brand."

Further to this The actual figure range details are still being kept under wraps for now for legal and clearance purposes but you can be sure there will be a few surprises and as with all ranges it will be a slow build so not everyone will get their favourite monsters or Doctors in the first wave however the intention and passion we all have for Dr Who will hopefully show though as strongly as it does in the 5" figure new Series range. We can however tell you that (pending approvals) there are 3 Doctors and 5 and 1/2 villains in the first that one out!


I have been saying that I *really* want Character Options to do figures of the original series, and now they are! I am over the fucking moon about this! Please please please let there be a Hartnell figure in the first batch! Oh, and Dead Planet (no slats) versions of the daleks! Oooohhhh... they could release all the figures from Marco Polo and we could recreate the story with them!

Kandyman action figure!

Delgado Master action figure!

I visit the fertility clinic tomorrow, and I'm telling you, I don't need porn for my donation after this news...