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July 2nd, 2017 25 comments

Doctor Who Ace Figure Bargains £10 / £15

Forbidden Planet still have stocks of The Silver Nemesis Ace 5″ Figure for £10 available at www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk

OnePack LTD have reduced their Remembrance of The Daleks Ace figure from £19.99 to £14.99 at www.amazon.co.uk (sold out might be worth re-checking)


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25 comments

  • Dalek4ever

    July 3rd, 2017 - 4:50pm

    Is this for Prime Day?

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    • booboo

      July 3rd, 2017 - 5:21pm

      no nothing to do with it

    • Dalek4ever

      July 3rd, 2017 - 6:04pm

      Okay thanks ☺

  • Whotube

    July 2nd, 2017 - 10:06pm

    Ace another classic companion in figure form. Who wouldn’t want that

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  • Antonio Zambonini

    May 17th, 2017 - 2:54pm

    I rember seeing this in manchester fp before this sale and was only one so must be hard in getting this now

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  • Michael

    May 17th, 2017 - 2:03pm

    is the face better in hand then on the pic cause I don’t think it looks great ?

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    • booboo

      May 17th, 2017 - 4:29pm

      yes much better

  • The Outcast

    May 17th, 2017 - 12:45pm

    So, there aren’t as many figure fans as their once was?

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    • The Outcast

      May 17th, 2017 - 12:46pm

      Damn, that was for Josh Smith’s comment chain. Could I get the ^ comment moved please?

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2017 - 12:50pm

      no, people now have the choice of Funko, Big Chief, Harrops, figurine collection, Titans non of which existed when the 5″ were launched, only so much money to go around

      on top of that the USA are not keen on the classic which doesn’t help

    • The Outcast

      May 17th, 2017 - 1:28pm

      I hope the 5 line doesn’t die. Its the only line I collect and I don’t want to have to go and collector all the Doctors in titan or figurine collection form.

    • Josh Smith

      May 17th, 2017 - 3:01pm

      I think the DVD classic line stopping will have an impact too as less focus on the classic series.

  • Liam

    May 17th, 2017 - 10:11am

    Strange how these things keep re-appearing long after they’ve “sold out” and become sought after collectibles. Does Character or Underground have serious logistical issues where stock regularly just gets lost in large quantity?

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    • booboo

      May 17th, 2017 - 10:18am

      I think its down to stock in the UT warehouse that no one wanted to order and with the Funko buyout its been sold of very cheaply

      This ace was always in stock at FP though its just been reduced to clear

    • Liam

      May 18th, 2017 - 12:34pm

      The Ace figure I can kind of understand. Others like the Dalek FX Chase figure are weird though. My local Forbidden Planet struggled to get more than a box full and couldn’t reorder. This seemed true everywhere as they were unavailable and commanding a high price on the secondary markets like Amazon and eBay, Then suddenly massive quantities emerged from a sell-through warehouse company going cheap, I can only explain this as Underground misplacing the stock after release then finding it after they’ve stopped marketing it so therefore having to sell it off.

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2017 - 12:49pm

      they were supplied in cases of 6 with 2 of each Dalek

      Retailers already had left over stock of Genesis and Dead Planet Daleks so they weren’t going to order a load more cases just to get the sold out chase Dalek, they would have had loads of Genesis and Dead Planet Daleks pegawarming and tying up their money.

      you couldn’t just order the chase Dalek

      I think the stock held in warehouses was sold of cheap to accommodate the Funko takeover.

    • The Outcast

      May 18th, 2017 - 1:44pm

      Speaking of the Genesis and Dead planet Daleks, are they still available any for a cheap price anywhere? The ones on Ebay are going for around $60 (£30).

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2017 - 2:01pm

      looks like they are all gone now

  • LastOfTheSonics

    May 16th, 2017 - 4:14pm

    I wish it was the Remembrance one.

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  • Josh Smith

    May 16th, 2017 - 8:48am

    Does that mean they are struggling to sell the figure?

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    • booboo

      May 16th, 2017 - 9:33am

      apart from a few sets its seems there was an abundance of these classic sets around, many were sold out out to scifi collector a few years ago and since UT was taken over there seems to be a lot of unsold sets, presumably lurking in a warehouse , finding there way to ebay and Amazon

    • Judooning

      May 16th, 2017 - 12:05pm

      The only classic series sets I can think of that sold out quickly and was never seen again was the original lot of SDCC figures (Saucer command Dalek & 1st Doctor etc) and also the Remembrance 2 pack of Emperor Davros and destroyed imperial.

      The Dalek/Davros 4 packs were available for quite a while and a couple kept popping back up on the market. Same goes for the Leela and Sontaran 2 pack. Figures like the Regenerated 6th Doctor and the 3rd Doctor with maggots were hot sellers too. Is that because they were made in smaller numbers or is it just because the classic line was still new and popular? I know the 3rd Dr and Sea Devil was on Forbiddenplanet for quite some time. Could possibly be because it was the third variant of the 3rd Doctor in a short space of time.

      That was the best year for collecting in my opinion. I had shelf after shelf of my figures displayed. Always anticipating the next month to see what figure we were getting next. I was so excited when Peri and Sil was announced! A brand new classic monster!

      Now my collection is just packed away in boxes apart from the new collectors line which I still have displayed. It’s just not as exciting as it used to be to collect the figures, only getting a couple a year, even if I do prefer the concept of not having “waves” anymore.

    • The Outcast

      May 17th, 2017 - 11:29am

      You know what annoyed me recently. The SFX Dead Planet and Genesis Daleks sold out. And just when Amazon was coming to my country. :/

    • The Outcast

      May 17th, 2017 - 11:42am

      ^ Sorta ties in to the ‘finding stock in warehouses’ business. I hope they’ll find more stock for those, cause I really did want to get them.

      Anyway, to get back to the stuff about stock and figure releases, why isn’t anyone buying the figures. Is it because they don’t know they exist, is it because they are difficult to find or is it because they don’t like Who anymore? The prices of the figures maybe?

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2017 - 12:42pm

      its very complicated but probably boils down to the fact that it takes 10’s of 1000’s of pounds to develop a figure so you have to make so many 1000’s of that figure to show a good return on your investment and there is not enough market for them now

      there is so much more for people to spend there money on now then 10 years ago

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