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December 31st, 2011 49 comments

Yesteryear Feature-Dapol 25th Anniversary Set

Dapol 25th Anniversary Tardis Console Set

In 1988 Dapol introduced a 25th anniversary set with the infamous five sided (should have been six) Tardis console. It is now highly collectable and one of the rarest Dapol items. It retailed for £39.99 – a large sum of money back then.

A Tardis console to match the currant range of 5″ classic figures is now high on people lists of most wanted items.

25TH Anniversary set comprises :

7th Doctor…

A Time Lord from Gallifrey. An articulated figure.
The last companion of the 6th Doctor and the first companion of the 7th. Also articulated.
The Doctor’s personal robot-dog computer with pull back action, wagging tail and nodding head. Runs around baseboard track.
Electrically operated rise and fall centre section with flashing light and illuminated TV screen. The Console is fitted onto the baseplate centrally on the three locating pins marked A.
Tardis… ___
With flashing light and opening doors. This item opens out to form the backscene when clipped onto the supplied baseplate.

The box: This set was supplied with a green K9 and Melanie with a pink top…

The set up: The Tardis comes apart so the interior can be used as walls. A large base is supplied…

Separate items: A base plate and top are supplied so the Tardis (with opening doors) can be used as a stand alone item…

This poll has been running for a while now but it seems an appropriate place to put it…

An original Dapol leaflet promoting the Tardis console…

An original Dapol advert from Doctor Who magazine dated March 1988…

Another Dapol
advert featuring the Tardis Console…

Categorised under: 1963 - 2005 toys, Yesteryear


  • badwolf99

    November 14th, 2015 - 11:25pm

    Ive bought the blue mel , I really love how simple the figures are. I wish they still made them.

  • mark jones

    August 26th, 2015 - 11:17pm

    I Have one of these – also I have another one and some of the toys which are still in their packaging and are signed by some of the cast and the old producer, when they went to the factory on a day out; many moons ago.

  • Cyberman Bill

    January 25th, 2015 - 8:47pm

    Why is this soooooo expensive! I want one so bad. To find one in the States is even more difficult so if you one, your going to wind up paying through the nose. 🙁

    • booboo

      January 25th, 2015 - 8:48pm

      because its rare and long out of production

    • Dr who 12 doctor

      March 1st, 2015 - 4:06pm

      How much is it

  • Exterminator

    August 30th, 2013 - 10:22am

    I have this set, it’s one of my favourite Who items. The photos above are missing the extra tardis interior wall section, which connected to the opened up tardis to make the interior bigger.

    I also have the dapol millennium darleks and the davros/daleks collectors set. Very cool.

  • matt9982

    April 5th, 2013 - 9:25am


    • David Daley

      April 26th, 2013 - 11:54pm

      My mum got me this when I was 12. I’m now 36 and it still works and in mint condition

    • matt9982

      May 5th, 2013 - 6:09pm

      Would you be willing to sell it to me? 🙂

    • booboo

      May 5th, 2013 - 6:14pm

      we have no way of conducting sales over this site

    • matt9982

      May 6th, 2013 - 12:22pm

      Oh, ok… Nevermind then I will just keep looking on ebay 🙂

  • the 12th doctor

    September 23rd, 2012 - 10:16am

    but k9 is green . the TARDIS is cool.

    • matt9982

      February 1st, 2013 - 7:51am

      When a picture of k9 was sent to the manufacturer the reflection from the grass made it look green so that’s the colour they made it 🙂

  • Salyavinsteapot

    August 13th, 2012 - 11:43pm

    The item I always really hankered after was the Third Doctor’s Whomobile. There was a prototype made but, like the promised 6-sided Tardis Console, it was never released to mass manufacture (I have a promotional leaflet somewhere showing the Whomobile).
    Often thought if I had the space I could set up a museum with all the old Dr Who collectables! Which leads me on to Danbury Mint’s Chess set…but that’s another story, for another time…

  • Salyavinsteapot

    August 13th, 2012 - 11:38pm

    Being extremely ancient, I remember collecting Dapol Dr Who figures from the very beginning. I still have the 25th Anniversary set along with some of the very early and much later figures too. The excitement of having a tardis set was immense and there was always a new product being promised although they sometimes never appeared. I even have one of the rare two-handed Davros ‘mistakes’. There was a millennium Dalek set too with weird glittery paint schemes and a re-issue of the tardis with sound effects unit built in and a different light.

  • the doctor(doctor who site fan)

    February 19th, 2012 - 1:04pm

    hey ive just saw the 35th anniversary set and they have got a 25th anniversery set!

  • Vashta Nerada comes for you!

    January 23rd, 2012 - 4:45pm

    Wow! I’ve always wanted these!

  • Mr_Moley

    January 3rd, 2012 - 9:57am

    I had one of these back in the day… I was about 12 at the time!

    It was sold on eBay a few years back and raised quite a bit more than the original £39.99… Still not sure if I should have sold it or not, but I’m sure it made someone very happy 🙂

  • droneclaw

    January 2nd, 2012 - 9:04pm

    do you know theres a new one the 35th dapol.

  • dec is ace

    January 1st, 2012 - 6:50pm

    so what are they bringing out then a classic tardis console room

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2012 - 7:13pm

      well we hope so one day, this is an old product.

  • alex

    January 1st, 2012 - 5:33pm

    i have got this!

  • Twelth Cyber Legion

    January 1st, 2012 - 12:18pm


    Happy New Year :mrgreen:

  • stetsonsarecool

    January 1st, 2012 - 9:10am

    Character Should make a 50th aniversary set with the first doctors tardis interiour with six sided console and flashing lights and sounds retailed at £39.99 .at argos free damadged 1st doctor.sounds like an advert!!!

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2012 - 9:17am

      i would love a classic console, a company was doing one (sixteen12) but it was cancelled through lack of demand – i was expensive though but looked fantastic . As any new one wouldn’t be made in huge quantities you will probably get a basic painted mould for 39.99

  • stetsonsarecool

    January 1st, 2012 - 9:08am

    Happy Who Year!!

    • droneclaw

      January 1st, 2012 - 5:04pm

      ha ha ha happy who year insted of happy new year.

  • dec is ace

    January 1st, 2012 - 4:18am

    so r they bringing the dapol 25 anniversary set out again or the figures sum 1 pls answer me coz i really want one

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2012 - 9:07am

      no there will be no more Dapol, this is just a yesteryear feature

  • roloboy97

    January 1st, 2012 - 3:03am

    booboo is this coming out again?

  • MasterKasterborous

    January 1st, 2012 - 12:31am

    There’s one on ebay now for £249.99!!!

    • Nicholas

      January 1st, 2012 - 8:13pm

      and it used to be £15

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Muscroft

    December 31st, 2011 - 9:01pm

    It’d be nice to have a few dapol figures, It would be good if they released a console set for the figures today with this, a bit like the scale scale the Junkyard Tardis, a bit bigger though and with an ‘exclusive’ Ace, Melanie and Brigadier figures!

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Muscroft

      December 31st, 2011 - 9:01pm

      oh and, happy new year everyone!

    • The Silence :D

      December 31st, 2011 - 9:32pm

      Happy new year From TheSilence


      December 31st, 2011 - 10:23pm

      Happy new year everyone from BOOBOO JR!!!!!

    • Anthony

      January 1st, 2012 - 9:44pm

      yeh now that sounds awsome and cool id love an ace figure from servival or the greatest show in the galaxy or remberance

  • MasterKasterborous

    December 31st, 2011 - 8:51pm

    WHAT!?!?! The TARDIS only has 5 sides!!!!!

  • Justininferno

    December 31st, 2011 - 8:29pm

    I have this set – the box id worn sadly, but the contents are mint. I also have the promtional material. Think I may have to think about selling it if its collectable!

  • the astronaut of death

    December 31st, 2011 - 8:20pm

    happy new year

  • Anthony

    December 31st, 2011 - 8:00pm

    happy new year for tonight and i wish theyed released this in scale with co figs and have ace and the doc and mell and hat stand u no proper tardis i have stopped gettin classics been stickin new series but i have to have ace and the 7th doc hes my second favriote doc matt number 1 mcoy 2nd

  • tardisfan101 (dwfan101) (torchwoodfan101)

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:36pm

    I didn’t enjoy McCoy’s episodes so this set is not for me. and since when was K9 green?

  • stetsonsarecool

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:24pm

    do the figures come with this?

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2011 - 7:27pm

      in the anniversary set yes

  • bradley

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:11pm

    I really hope Character or underground toys make a new one in scale with the 5″ classic series figures !

    • droneclaw

      January 1st, 2012 - 5:08pm

      hay bradley is bradley you rell name.

  • the astronaut of death

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:05pm

    i might get this

    • C@A

      December 31st, 2011 - 7:18pm

      Well, you’ll need to have a few hundred pounds you’re willing to spend first, astronaut of death!

  • crazy guy

    December 31st, 2011 - 7:04pm

    this looks awsome happy new year


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