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September 16th, 2015 144 comments

Sherlock 5″ Action Figure UK/USA Pre-order

uk-flag-smallAvailable to order in the UK from www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk

uk-flag-small Also available to order in the UK from from www.bbcshop.com

uk-flag-small Alternatively available to order in the UK from from www.forbiddenplanet.com

usa-flag-small Available to order in the USA from www.entertainmentearth.com

I’m not a psychopath…I’m a highly articulated action figure! Do your research.

Are you S-H-E-R-locked?

Now you can carry London’s only Consulting Detective around with you to help solve crimes, deliver a cutting verbal blow to your office frienemy or simply strike a pose. Underground Toys presents the 5inch Sherlock Action Figure!

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A highly detailed recreation of the eponymous sleuth, this stunning and fully articulated high functioning sociopath comes complete with character specific accessories such as Sherlock’s mobile phone, his violin and of course, the skull! Do your part for Queen, Country and the Crown Jewels, and grab your Sherlock action figure today!

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144 comments

  • Mad Psientist

    December 11th, 2015 - 2:13pm

    Got my despatch notice from BBC Shop today, and they’re usually very fast, so I may well get it tomorrow!

    This and the 8th Doctor were my most anticipated figures of the year so get them both before Christmas (and before the Sherlock special) is the icing on the cake.

    I just have to think of something else to ask for for my birthday in January now…

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    • Mad Psientist

      December 11th, 2015 - 2:15pm

      *To* get them both, I meant.

  • Cyberman Bill

    December 10th, 2015 - 9:38pm

    I got mine last week. It’s such a great figure!

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  • Anonymous

    December 10th, 2015 - 8:53pm

    BBC shop just dispatched mine 🙂

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  • CaptainJimiPie

    December 7th, 2015 - 3:49pm

    I’ve just noticed that FP have taken some money from my account, which is odd as this is the only thing I have on pre-order with them.

    After phoning them they informed me that this item is now being processed so it may well be sent out before xmas!

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    • CaptainJimiPie

      December 8th, 2015 - 1:30pm

      Not on general display yet but I’ve just seen these being unboxed from a shipment in FP Cardiff!

    • CaptainJimiPie

      December 9th, 2015 - 12:14pm

      Just had a FPI dispatch confirmation of this!

    • CaptainJimiPie

      December 9th, 2015 - 12:15pm

      Just had a FPI dispatch confirmation for this figure!

  • GallifreyanKnight

    September 25th, 2015 - 7:14am

    Sculpt render pictures.
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAffableDesignCompany/posts/478199125715879

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  • GallifreyanKnight

    September 17th, 2015 - 11:05pm

    I wonder if the head and scarf can be removed.
    I plan to repaint the shirt and the scarf to match what was seen in episode of season 1.

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    • Aidan Gula

      November 14th, 2015 - 11:49am

      If you look at the photos in the above link, you can see that the scarf has been removed.

  • Smeg Head

    September 17th, 2015 - 4:03pm

    I wander weather they will do any other BBC show characters? Is my Doctor Who/Bergerac crossover still on the books?

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    • GallifreyanKnight

      September 17th, 2015 - 7:43pm

      I’d love to get a Kryten figure. 🙂
      Never going to happen though, as BBC doesn’t hold the rights to Red Dwarf anymore, and as Dave would never ever get figures made. 🙁

    • Smeg Head

      September 17th, 2015 - 8:13pm

      We can only dream…

    • Aidan Gula

      November 14th, 2015 - 11:54am

      I’d like a wave of Sherlock figures.
      -Dr John Watson
      -Moriarty
      -Mary Morston
      -Mrs Hudson
      -Molly Hooper
      -Mycroft Holmes
      -Inspector Lestrade

    • Mad Psientist

      December 11th, 2015 - 2:19pm

      Never mind Bergerac, where’s my Luther figure??

      There was a point I’d have liked/hoped for some Jekyll and Hyde figures, but it seems to be doing so poorly ratings – wise I doubt it’ll happen now.

  • cyberdoctor42

    September 16th, 2015 - 11:11pm

    I’m slightly concerned by the arms. Does anyone know exactly how many points of articulation this has?

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    • TheDarkAndTheLight

      September 17th, 2015 - 2:36am

      The bottom image appears to be some form of prototype with less articulation. The image above it shows the figure with standard elbow articulation and swivel joints on the biceps, as well as the old standard shoulder articulation present on both. I reckon it’ll have at least the same articulation as, for example, the Eleven Doctors set figures.

    • RhysCH

      September 20th, 2015 - 12:25pm

      In the top one I can see 4 points of articulation (shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists). I don’t think there’s a ball joint at the shoulder though.

  • Anonymous

    September 16th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    So pleased I ordered from BBC with their free postage….I also ordered when they had a 15% discount. £11 is such great value….esp when you consider to pay £18.50 from FPI for the vastly inferior 12th Doctor figures.

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    • Anonymous

      September 16th, 2015 - 10:12pm

      Agreed!

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2015 - 10:15pm

      of course the other side to this is the The Collectors range may not have happened at all without those involved and committing to it wanting a good return for their investment, but of course no one would think of that

    • Anonymous

      September 16th, 2015 - 10:58pm

      It’s a very good point, but I just can’t help feeling that ‘those involved’ fleece the hardcore collectors by putting out slight variants (meaning lower manufacturing costs) knowing that most of the collectors will buy all 4 versions, even though there are no accessories and the figure is ok to good at best. Yet they can put out an amazing Sherlock figure with cool accessories at a significantly lower cost – I believe its like this…they know the Sherlock figure wont have the same appeal so they have to price it carefully and make the set more attractive…whereas, although DW clearly don’t have a mass market appeal, they know fine well that the hardcore collectors (which is what exclusive deals are aimed at) will sell very well even if they are over priced and not great value for money. I myself will buy the 12th Doctor figure in all 4 variants even though it annoys me that I am essentially buying the exact same figure with different licks of paint on the shirt. Even if they give away a different accessory with each variant would be something…it would be a token gesture of them trying to provide value for money. I don’t think its good enough to accept poor value for money just because we’re constantly told its this or nothing. Maybe the BBC should give the licence to a company that can make it work rather than watch the fans of their flagship drama being fleeced by companies that cant make it work.

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2015 - 11:14pm

      I very much suspect those involved want a good return for their investment and commitment and the ability to be flexible within their business frame.

      We seem to be talking toys r us here as a player

      we are also not privy to the associated licensing and rights costs all which play a factor

      there are only likely to be 3-4 key Sherlock figures with almost guaranteed sales where as if we want good variety within the collectors range then the costs need to be spread.

      people have very short memoires and i doubt any other company would have given you the massive range of new and classic figures we have had to date but to move forward the business model had to be right for the retailers involved.

    • Braxos

      September 17th, 2015 - 12:00pm

      Well there may be other factors at play here. Sherlock is a very small license in comparison to Doctor Who.

      Being a smaller license, it may command a smaller royalty fee which can translate to a slightly lower price.

      Nice looking prototype, but you would expect that from the sculptor involved.

    • Anonymous

      September 17th, 2015 - 5:30pm

      Agree with all points on this. They certainly need to strike a balance for future offerings.

  • Joe Gould

    August 23rd, 2015 - 12:20pm

    Is it just me or did Sherlock not have that thick or that many stripes on his scarf? Or did he have them at all?

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  • Doctorgeorgebaker

    August 22nd, 2015 - 11:41pm

    What doesn’t make sense to me is why there releasing it after Christmas, it just seems stupid

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    • Anonymous

      August 25th, 2015 - 6:03pm

      Sherlock is returning for a Christmas special, so it kind of does make sense

    • Tom

      September 12th, 2015 - 10:55am

      Think he means it would make sense to release it before Christmas so the company could capitalize on the Christmas present buying so they sell more

    • Dr Zaroff…Nozing in ze wurld can ztop me now!

      September 16th, 2015 - 9:41pm

      I don’t mind that it’s coming out before Christmas! Means I’m more likely to get it!

    • MrHalloWho

      September 17th, 2015 - 4:06pm

      Dr Zaroff…Nozing in ze wurld can ztop me now!
      It’s not coming out before Christmas, that’s Doctorgeorgebaker’s point.

  • Exterminator

    August 17th, 2015 - 7:25pm

    BBC shop code 10OFFBBC

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    • Exterminator

      August 17th, 2015 - 7:26pm

      10% off everything and free p&p.

  • cyberdoctor42

    August 15th, 2015 - 11:59pm

    Yes, so much yes!

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  • moogwhocraft

    August 15th, 2015 - 4:54pm

    aaaaahahhahahaha! Cant wait for this guy… been waiting SO long! 😀

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  • The Silent Silent

    August 15th, 2015 - 4:20pm

    LOOKS LIKE THE 8TH DOCTORS ARMS !!!!!

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    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2015 - 9:26pm

      Uh… no. I own both the 8th Doctors, and those are not the same arms.

    • cyberdoctor42

      August 25th, 2015 - 1:27am

      Character have always been really good for not reusing parts

  • Anonymous

    August 15th, 2015 - 9:30am

    Is there a discount code we can use for BBC or not?

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    • DoctorRiverTARDIS

      August 15th, 2015 - 9:31am

      0715RP runs out tomorrow (16th)

  • Anonymous

    August 14th, 2015 - 2:24pm

    How come this is available from fp.com when no new doctor who stuff is? Really annoying 🙁

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  • mick

    August 13th, 2015 - 3:56pm

    £11.69 from bbc shop if you use a 10% off code and that includes free postage, bargain. and they wont take ages sending it off like forbidden planet does.

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    • mick

      August 13th, 2015 - 5:22pm

      just had an email from the bbc shop saying the release date is now 31th December.

    • IKNDWTS

      August 14th, 2015 - 7:45pm

      What’s the code?

    • CaptainJimiPie

      August 14th, 2015 - 8:33pm

      To be fair, it’s not Forbidden Planets fault when it comes to delays in shipping, it’s the fault of the companies that constantly delay dispatching their stocks, I’m always tired of seeing FP getting a bad rep for this when they can’t help it

    • mick

      August 15th, 2015 - 6:47am

      0715RP runs out on sunday

  • 100000BC

    August 13th, 2015 - 11:26am

    I’m assuming that this is actually 5.5″, like the DW figures, and not 5″ like the annoyingly-just-out-of-scale-with-DW Robin Hood figures a few years ago…? Otherwise it will be rather irritating to display… 😀

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    • booboo

      August 13th, 2015 - 11:40am

      I’m sure it will be the same

    • 100000BC

      August 13th, 2015 - 11:46am

      Thanks, I thought so too but those Robin Hood guys are seriously annoyingly just out of scale and Sherlock would be even more annoying if it were because everybody wants to make ‘WhoLock’! (although Little John, being taller than the others, makes a good younger War Doctor for those of us still without our own War Doctor figure)

    • TheDarkAndTheLight

      August 13th, 2015 - 1:51pm

      Even more annoying than the Robin Hood figures being out of scale was the Torchwood ones being so, too. Only really the Weevils were passable, as they were hunched over. Plus they weren’t based on an individual character, so they could just have been a bigger member of their species than any that had appeared on screen. But there was no way you could have Gwen standing taller than the Tenth Doctor for example without it looking just wrong.

    • Nobody in particular

      August 14th, 2015 - 3:42pm

      I think what’s even annoying than the Torchwood figures being out of scale was the new Doctor Who ones. I mean, if we want to have the Ninth Doctor vs modern Ice Warriors, that’s not happening ;(

    • TheDarkAndTheLight

      August 16th, 2015 - 9:49pm

      Valid point.

  • Matt

    August 13th, 2015 - 9:55am

    Hey Booboo, baring in mind it is a 5” figure, do you think it will fit in next to the doctor who figures, such as the the time of the doctor set, it looks real and I’m sure it’s the right size, but do u think the material might b a bit cheap plasticy or will it be the same?

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    • booboo

      August 13th, 2015 - 10:16am

      I,m sure it will be fine it’s sculpted by the same people as some of the who figures

  • Jenn

    August 12th, 2015 - 10:09pm

    This is really great, but can we get a John Watson please?

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    • cyberdoctor42

      August 25th, 2015 - 1:30am

      Hopefully if enough people buy this they will. John’s my favourite character because martin freeman is a great actor

  • the astronaut of death

    August 12th, 2015 - 5:33pm

    You can get it 21 days earlyer if you order it on BBC shop….

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  • DoctorRiverTARDIS

    August 12th, 2015 - 4:27pm

    Does any one know how I can cancel an order at forbidden planet international, I want to order this from BBC Shop instead as it is free postage, so ultimately works out cheaper

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    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2015 - 4:43pm

      Just email them with your Order Number & Details & ask them to cancel it.

    • shatner

      August 13th, 2015 - 8:17pm

      ring them

  • Merlin

    August 12th, 2015 - 4:10pm

    It’s on BBC shop now

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  • Anonymous

    August 12th, 2015 - 1:09pm

    I’m hoping the head and scarf are removable.

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  • Sebatron

    August 12th, 2015 - 11:30am

    Just wondering, what episode is the skull from?

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    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2015 - 11:33am

      Its the skull that’s in his living room

    • cyberdoctor42

      August 25th, 2015 - 1:31am

      That mrs Hudson took away once.

  • the astronaut of death

    August 12th, 2015 - 10:58am

    The stands look great, I wish the 5 inch Doctor Who figures had them

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    • cyberdoctor42

      August 25th, 2015 - 1:33am

      I think that the stand is a choice made by underground toys, whereas the doctor who figures are made by character options.

  • Anonymous

    August 11th, 2015 - 11:56pm

    Great now all we need is a watson

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  • T4RD1S

    August 11th, 2015 - 11:32pm

    Looks better than the 12th doctor, sorry
    I’ve been watching Sherlock on Netflix trying to get into it

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    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2015 - 9:02am

      Best show on TV. BBC are repeating series 3 at the moment.

  • Professor Black

    August 11th, 2015 - 11:19pm

    Who is the toy manufactures? Not CO?

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    • booboo

      August 12th, 2015 - 8:29am

      It’s sculpted by the same company they use other than that I don’t think they have any involvement it’s purely an underground toys item

    • Anonymous

      August 12th, 2015 - 9:04am

      Ive never understood the difference between CO and UT. Are they different toy distributers that share the DW figure licence but use exactly the same manufacturer? Seems a strange arrangement.

    • booboo

      August 12th, 2015 - 10:51am

      No connection other than UT commission items from character who hold the licence for anything doctor who toy wise

      UT have the Sherlock licence although they could use the same factory in china presumably

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