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August 2nd, 2017 28 comments

Doctor Who Dr.Men Figurines Due This Year

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

Also available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

With thanks to BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide secures UK licensing deal with RP2 Global for Doctor Men figurines

Doctor Who licensor BBC Worldwide and Mr Men licensor Sanrio have announced they have signed RP2 Global to launch a range of Dr Men figurines in the UK.

The fist wave of product will launch this autumn and will feature Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth.

The figurines mirror characters in the Dr Men book series, which is published by Penguin Random House, and sees Doctor Who and The World of Hargreaves in a brand mashup bringing to life Doctor Who characters in the distinctive story-telling and illustrative style of Roger Hargreaves.

Rikesh Desai Licensing Director for Merchandise & Gaming, BBC Worldwide said: “The Doctor Who Mr Men mashup is an innovative development for the brand. RP2 have successfully captured the charm of the original illustrations in these figurines. Doctor Who fans will no doubt embrace them with as much enthusiasm as they did the books. This deal is a great start for our relationship with RP2 Global.”

Simon Cox, Managing Director of RP2 Limited, added; “Working with BBC Worldwide and Sanrio on this very prestigious license is hugely exciting for RP2. The books look amazing and will act as a fantastic awareness builder for our products. The amount of interest that already exists in the market is sure to make our launch a huge success. We can’t wait to get started!”

Alastair McHarrie, Licensing Director at Sanrio said; “We are delighted with how well the Dr Men books have been received by Doctor Who fans and I am sure they’ll be very excited to hear that an accompanying range of figurines are about to hit the market too.”

News of the deal follows the BBC’s recent announcement that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor. She will be the thirteenth Time Lord and takes over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the franchise at Christmas.

The figurines are scheduled for Autumn / Winter 2017 RRP £9.99 and are on average around 105mm tall and sold in window box packaging.


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28 comments

  • thetruth

    August 4th, 2017 - 7:55pm

    So £99.99 at FP then 😉

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  • Stewart

    August 4th, 2017 - 4:56pm

    So will Doctor 14th be part of the Dr. Men or will she be Dr. Women, surely not Dr. Miss ? Anyway on a serious point – looking forward to seeing Dr. Third book and accompanying figure.

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  • SVCP

    August 4th, 2017 - 2:08pm

    US release?

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  • Eoghan Daly

    August 4th, 2017 - 10:41am

    Anyone know the heights of these figures??

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    • booboo

      August 4th, 2017 - 11:36am

      we will ask

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2017 - 2:34pm

      around 105mm on average, window box packaging

      hope to have some packaging images next week.

  • Someone

    August 3rd, 2017 - 11:08pm

    i agree but if they make 9 I will buy

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    • booboo

      August 4th, 2017 - 3:29pm

      I’m sure the figuriness will follow the same release schedule as the books

  • Someone

    August 2nd, 2017 - 10:37pm

    I need one of 9 !!!

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    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2017 - 1:40pm

      I want 7 of 9

  • Anonymous

    August 2nd, 2017 - 9:14pm

    Does anyone know who the Producer of the figures are?

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    • The Werewolf

      August 2nd, 2017 - 10:30pm

      RP2 Global I believe it says in the description?

  • prototype dalek

    August 2nd, 2017 - 6:09pm

    Very different, might get 1 or 2

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  • Mrs Who

    August 2nd, 2017 - 5:41pm

    I won’t bother getting these. Spend more than enough on Doctor Who. I have to ignore some things. Whilst it is Mr Men, the Doctor Who crossover does little interest to me anyway.

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  • Garry

    August 2nd, 2017 - 4:14pm

    Definite purchases. They’re something different and will be a good addition to the shelf.

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  • Dalek4ever

    August 2nd, 2017 - 3:35pm

    I never thought Mr Men would be so cute

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  • Anonymous

    August 2nd, 2017 - 2:26pm

    Any idea how much these will cost?

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2017 - 2:26pm

      £9.99 RRP

  • whovian

    August 2nd, 2017 - 2:10pm

    They are so cute.

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  • bryan

    August 2nd, 2017 - 1:32pm

    These are so silly, so beautiful and such a brilliant Idea.

    Nostalgia, affection, and cute all rolled into one.

    1st day purchase for this old soak 🙂

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  • Reece

    August 2nd, 2017 - 1:20pm

    YES

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  • Jordan Scott

    August 2nd, 2017 - 1:15pm

    These look fantastic!

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  • Mumble5557 – Rob

    August 2nd, 2017 - 1:05pm

    What scale are these and I think a mini blind box series would be quite cool for these with Missy and Cybermen etc from the actual books

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2017 - 1:08pm

      similar Mr.men figures seem to be 3-5″ tall

    • Anonymous

      August 2nd, 2017 - 9:13pm

      No blind boxes thank you. If we have to keep spending out on Doctor Who merch I’d rather KNOW what I was buying.

  • The Outcast

    August 2nd, 2017 - 12:59pm

    These are pretty cool!

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  • Paul Armstrong

    August 2nd, 2017 - 12:54pm

    I have to admit that even as a 40 year old bloke, I will be parting with money for these.

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  • Nicholas

    August 2nd, 2017 - 12:53pm

    I need these!!!!

    Reply

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