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35 comments

  • Who rules

    December 16th, 2017 - 2:05pm

    Just to let you know booboo the five new target books are now on book depository at £6.25 each

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    • booboo

      December 16th, 2017 - 2:09pm

      yes already have post for those http://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/?s=%28Target+Collection%29

      there are also CD’s but the info is a bit messy as they are under DW 2018 on Amazon as well

    • Who rules

      December 16th, 2017 - 2:33pm

      Yep the info is a bit all over the place.

    • booboo

      December 16th, 2017 - 2:59pm

      Amazon have them all listed as well but as “Currently unavailable” so they dont show up in searches, Penguin Australia has removed them all.

  • The Flying Shark

    December 15th, 2017 - 5:58pm

    What episode is the rare Twelfth Doctor in the new Titan set from?

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    • DoctorSong2016

      December 15th, 2017 - 6:21pm

      Thin Ice. He just doesn’t have the top hat.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    December 15th, 2017 - 1:20pm

    Sounds like we won’t be getting any 5” Series 10 Twelfth Doctor variants then if Peter Capaldi doesn’t want his likeness used for merchandise. Hopefully we at least get a Regenerated Thirteenth Doctor from Twice Upon A Time, but that depends on whether Jodie Whittaker wants her likeness used for merchandise. It also depends on how long it’s been in development for because if CO have only been developing it for a couple of months then we won’t see it until later next year.

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    • The Outcast

      December 15th, 2017 - 1:35pm

      Well, rumour has it she has been scanned for a figure, which would suggest she isn’t apposed to a figure.

    • booboo

      December 15th, 2017 - 2:02pm

      I think they scan most people as a matter of course, we know people have been scanned but no figure was ever produced.

      its also possible we will get existing Peter Capaldi sculpts on new products, big chief did say they wanted to do a “new and improved” head which would have needed approval.

      I have no doubt we will get a 13th Doctor figure of some sort.

    • DannyTheNerd

      December 15th, 2017 - 1:55pm

      I heard about that. I wonder why he suddenly doesn’t want his likeness on products. I wonder if this also means they can’t make new figures with the old head sculpt? Hmmmm…

    • Jordan Scott

      December 15th, 2017 - 3:21pm

      Capaldi’s longer hair is his definitive look in my opinion, so it doesn’t seem fair at all that we as fans are just left with essentially a few not great s8 figures, (that goes for character and Big Chief). Not blaming anyone in particular, but it’s true.

    • EndlessTimelord

      December 15th, 2017 - 5:01pm

      Very weird idea here but they could make a new body to go with the Series 9 head sculpt 😛

    • Anonymous

      December 15th, 2017 - 5:16pm

      Wouldn’t it be awful if Jodie didn’t allow the BBC to use her for Figures etc. It would mean that the BBC wouldn’t get nearly as many sales in merchandise – no Titans, Pops!, Character Options Figures, Big Cheif etc. I think that the BBC will definately push her to say yes, if she hasn’t already…

    • booboo

      December 15th, 2017 - 5:33pm

      there must be something, otherwise Doctor Who licences would be severely devalued

      once out of contract though, which presumably PC is now and Billie Piper was when she didn’t want any more its up them what they want to happen

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      December 17th, 2017 - 11:25am

      It looks like UT/Seven20 have nothing to do with 5” figures anymore. According to WhoNA, they’re not expecting anymore figures from them. This still doesn’t explain why they were telling us news was coming, but something’s obviously changed.

    • booboo

      December 17th, 2017 - 11:59am

      they have said they have no inventory of any already released figures left so there is no chance of any re-stocks.

      they (UT) sold off most of their stock last year before the split (hence all the bargain sets, figures and other Doctor Who items that were around)

      Seven20 are effectively starting again so they may still be involved in future releases and will want their new logo on merchandise hence why all existing stock was sold off.

    • The Outcast

      December 17th, 2017 - 11:59am

      Are WhoNA expecting any figures from anywhere else though?

      Well, on the subject of new figures, assuming the first we’ll see of them will be at the next Toy Fair, we only have have a month or so to go until we see them.

    • The Flying Shark

      December 17th, 2017 - 7:17pm

      There are rumours Titan Comics are stopping their Twelfth Doctor series too, I wonder if that’s linked to this if true?

    • booboo

      December 17th, 2017 - 7:23pm

      well things do seem to be grinding to a holt and some franchise holders (and retailers) may be a bit uncertain as to what the future holds right now

  • Pip

    December 14th, 2017 - 6:09pm

    It should be written into the contract that they have to agree to merchandise. Of course it may well have been but as Capaldi’s contract is at an end he can do as he likes now. A real shame to be honest. Unless he’s been asked not to agree to anything so that the slate can be wiped clean for the show next year?

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  • DoctorFan

    December 14th, 2017 - 6:02pm

    https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-diary-of-river-song-series-03-1724

    https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/coming_soon_reverse/doctor-who—fourth-doctor-adventures

    https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/serpent-in-the-silver-mask-1266

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  • The Werewolf

    December 14th, 2017 - 9:30am

    Issue 125 of the Figurine Collection is the 2017 Mondasian Cyberman.

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  • DoctorFan

    December 13th, 2017 - 5:40pm

    What happened to the dvd of the wheel in space as that was animated and shown in some countries??

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    • booboo

      December 13th, 2017 - 5:43pm

      just telesnaps i believe that hardly got noticed

  • DoctorFan

    December 13th, 2017 - 5:39pm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/PuffinBooks/status/940899885586550785/photo/1

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    • booboo

      December 13th, 2017 - 5:43pm

      already on it

  • Koquillian

    December 13th, 2017 - 5:31pm

    Interesting to read this from a big chief studios Q&A on why they have not done a S10 Capaldi figure, could this also have implications on other lines such as the 5″?

    ‘Any chance of a series 10, 12th Doctor variant?
    Truth be told we had this figure in our plan to release, both separately and as part of a special “Twice Upon a Time” Christmas Special 2-pack together with the 1st Doctor as portrayed by David Bradley. We were very excited at the prospect of improving upon our original 12th Doctor, especially with what we all thought was a much cooler costume. We were also really excited to give fans the opportunity to own another version of the 1st Doctor. Unfortunately our concept was rejected, as Peter (Capaldi) did not want his likeness used on product at this point. That might change in the future, but right now it’s a no.’

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    • booboo

      December 13th, 2017 - 5:42pm

      interesting, if true, lets hope Jodie Whittaker doesn’t say the same thing! We might as well pack up now.

      surprised he would pull the plug on such opportunities to be honest.

      not sure how this would effect 5″ figures with already approved sculpts available.

      only thing i would say is that the brand manager of 12 years (who ultimately approves everything ) is leaving this Christmas so maybe we are in “no mans land” right now.

      I expect big changes next year

    • Jordan Scott

      December 13th, 2017 - 7:34pm

      That seems strange of Capaldi, such a shame as that’s the only Big Cheif figure that I was hoping for and would buy

    • booboo

      December 13th, 2017 - 7:42pm

      I’m not sure on this, if the (currently) lead character can do this it brings the viability of a acquiring a costly licence into question. I mean Big Chief are at the top end of the collectors market so what chance anyone else?

    • Koquillian

      December 13th, 2017 - 8:54pm

      They do have to get approval for the sculpts I know for a fact because the Captain Jack figure they are developing has been rejected several times because Barrowman doesn’t like the likeness. Whether that’s just because of the agreement they have with the bbc or perhaps due to the size I don’t know. Rather encouraging though is that their 3rd doctor figure is coming along nicely and they are now developing the clothing for him. There was a bit of a scare because they had to delay several figures considerably but the company seems back on track now.

    • booboo

      December 13th, 2017 - 9:02pm

      yes everything needs approval from someone but did not want his likeness used on product at this point is a rejection of anything good or bad.

    • The Outcast

      December 14th, 2017 - 4:24am

      So Peter Capaldi doesn’t want his likeness used on anything? That is a real shame if true. Still, it shouldn’t stop a David Bradley First Doctor figure or a Bill figure being produced by either CO or Big Chief Studios.

      And in Big Chief’s case, they could always package a new damaged 12th Doctor coat with the Hypothetical Bradley First Doctor.

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2017 - 8:29am

      not sure how this works if it would only apply to new sculpts so existing approved ones could still be released

      Bill figure already approved as far as I know, we just dont know what’s happened to it!

      David Bradley must be Ok as figurine is all set to go

    • Koquillian

      December 14th, 2017 - 6:05pm

      The Outcast, in the Q&A big chief said they wanted to make a two pack of Bradley and Capaldi from the Christmas special but with Capaldi’s refusal they decided not to. In regards to separate clothing they also said that it is not economically viable for them to release alternative costumes separate from figures which is a great shame as there are many great Capaldi costume variants. But in the recently announced lineup of big chief figures there was no Bradley announcement but rather Captain Jack, the 3rd doctor and a 10th doctor in spacesuit.

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