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February 20th, 2018 373 comments

Doctor Who 5.5″ Bill Potts Action Figure

Available to Order from www.amazon.co.uk

Most likely but not confirmed as an Amazon exclusive.

Advanced listing pending delivery. Shipping date and official images to follow when available.

Doctor Who 06690 Bill Potts Action Figure

  • Recreate scenes from Doctor Who
  • Fully articulated
  • Highly detailed
  • 5-inch Scale
  • For ages 5 years and over


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

373 comments

  • Captain_Rex_of_the_501st

    February 21st, 2018 - 12:08am

    What if this isn’t the company and this is just someone making a listing and they plan to resell it when it comes out. It would explain the odd price.

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  • Anonymous

    February 20th, 2018 - 10:58pm

    Does anyone know when the official images will be released

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  • Anonymous

    February 20th, 2018 - 10:49pm

    ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’

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  • The real master

    February 20th, 2018 - 9:38pm

    I’m guessing that the package is gonna have the new logo, but didn’t want to show it until after the announcement.

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  • Dominic

    February 20th, 2018 - 8:22pm

    So glad the Bill figure is actually happening! 😀 Won’t get my hopes up too much for Nardole though. Is this the final price? Seems a little odd.

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  • Omega63

    February 20th, 2018 - 5:11pm

    So is this an Amazon Exclusive?

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:26pm

      we just dont know, no one is saying anything

    • Omega63

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:48pm

      Intriguing. I can’t help but feel this figure was always intended to be mass market, available in a similar manner to 10th Doctor in Tuxedo and Hoodie 12th Doctors. Clearly something went wrong, and somehow Amazon have picked it up. Will be interesting to see if Character Online also sell it.

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:55pm

      the 10th doctor and 12th hoodies were never intended to be mass market but more FP exclusives and UT in the USA until they cancelled

      still think Bill was heading for the same market until the UT demise (and could well have been the “cancelled” figure) and CO had to find a new partner

    • Omega63

      February 20th, 2018 - 6:13pm

      Even so I think it was nice to see those figures on sites like Zavvi, Character Online, in FP stores and at the time the Experience store. I mean obviously ideally it’d be slightly more mass market than that but it was still nice to see.

      Tbh I find it difficult to see how the brand will manage now, in merchandise anyway, with Toys R Us declining rapidly I can’t help but think the potential paths are closing slowly overtime.

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 6:21pm

      that’s because the entire stock destined for the USA market had to be sold out cheaply to the UK

      Take the 13 doctors set, 600 UK allocation sets sold out in a month yet now half price a year and half later in the USA

      shows the appalling lack of commitment to the UK market in years past by retailers

    • Galactic yo-yo

      February 20th, 2018 - 7:06pm

      If this is real, I hope this isn’t gonna have a limited release and run out before I have a chance to get it like NotD 8, gonna hold out till I know its official.

  • Doctor Walker

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:57pm

    And why did Character not show this at the toy fair?

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:59pm

      because its probably an exclusive, no exclusives are ever at the toy fair, i mean why would you show something to retailers that they cant buy

    • The Werewolf

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:25pm

      Exclusive items are sometimes shown at US toy fairs, but they are a whole different kettle of fish.

  • Koloth

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:54pm

    It could be whats left of the license before resigning by the new regime.

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  • prototype dalek

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:43pm

    Pre ordered mine

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  • Anonymous

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:27pm

    Is this real? No info or official pics have been released yet and £13 seems a lot?

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:31pm

      well as far as i know Amazon are not in the habit of making things up, would be a poor show by all parties concerned if this is a red herring and previous exclusives have been £14.99 plus post this is £13.87 with free post for prime members so hardly expensive

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:16pm

      But for last year’s wave of figures they were £9.99? I’m not going to order one yet just as it doesn’t seem 100% right. Please tell me if anyone recieves theirs 🙂

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:25pm

      last years wave had already gone into production and had do be sold out at CO expense on general release because UT cancelled the orders for the entire USA market, for all we know CO made a loss on these

      I can tell you for a fact they were all destined for FP at £14.99

      anyone taking on an exclusive wants to get a good return for their investment Bill is also probably a limited run and one off figure.

    • The Werewolf

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:24pm

      They were reduced to 9.99 to accommodate the US stock in the UK. They were supposed to cost 14.99

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2018 - 7:42pm

      Yikes. I always thought that £14.99 was too much.

    • prototype dalek

      February 21st, 2018 - 8:23am

      I remember when some of the individual classic figures use to be £18.99 for the single figures such as the 6th Doctor Regenerated and Leela “Face of Evil”.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:22pm

    Fantastic news! Really loved Bill! Ordered 2. To to stay boxed and the other to display 🙂

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  • LastOfTheSonics

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:18pm

    Oh my is it really on preorder already? Hang on, are you sure this legitimate? Because there’s no pictures of it, nor has there been a heads up beforehand.

    If it is really already up for preorder, I’m ecstatic about this news and I hope it leads into a whole new wave.

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:23pm

      Its an Amazon listing so they must have been offered it but at the moment its a brick wall on any more info for some reason.

    • LastOfTheSonics

      February 20th, 2018 - 6:05pm

      That’s a shame. I would be straight in if there was more information available, but I’m going to hold back for now until a little more light is shed on it.

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 6:10pm

      there is nothing to loose by ordering to be honest but that’s my point, people hesitate because of the lack of info and those on the fringes may mean lost sales, I know, impulse purchases can make or break.

  • Someone

    February 20th, 2018 - 4:09pm

    will pass

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  • EndlessTimelord

    February 20th, 2018 - 3:50pm

    This is random and confusing yet great! Has anyone contacted CO about it to get more info? 😀

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:54pm

      yes and a few other people as well

    • EndlessTimelord

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:45pm

      Will you let us know when you get a reply BooBoo? 🙂

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:49pm

      dont think i will get one, in this case i hope no news is good news

    • EndlessTimelord

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:05pm

      How so?

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:13pm

      because there is nothing anyone can say right now because “official” news is imminent, either that or this Amazon listing is a very poor PR mistake

    • EndlessTimelord

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:26pm

      Ahhhh I see, time will tell 🙂 I can’t imagine the backlash CO will get if it’s a mistake

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 5:39pm

      what’s happened today is a classic example of why things fail in my book to be honest

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    February 20th, 2018 - 3:50pm

    I wasn’t expecting this, I have never known Amazon to list 5” figures before FP. I wonder if there will be anymore figures or it’s just this one? If it is just this then it makes sense because it was probably months into production and too late to cancel which is why we may be getting just this figure and no others. I think it’ll be packaged in the standard collector’s series packaging as the branding hasn’t been released yet for Series 11 so it’s unlikely the figure will come packaged in anything relating to the next series.

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:54pm

      I had hard they (CO) had found a retailer for Bill but I wasn’t expecting it to be Amazon i have to say

      we still dont know if its exclusive, the term coming up against a brick wall springs to mine right now

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:00pm

      This is a different approach from CO when it comes to releasing 5” figures as they’ve been known to release them through FP or TRU, there’s nothing to say though that FP won’t sell it but I doubt TRU will with their recent financial situation. Is this what you meant during the week of London Toy Fair when you said stuff was definitely coming but you weren’t allowed to say?

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 4:05pm

      something like that

      I still think Bill was developed months ago with UT and FP as the retailers but the split put pay to that and CO had to find a new retailer if she was ever to get released which they seem to have now done

      this listing strikes me as a “pre press release” listing so its ready to link to when all the info/images come out.

      ifs that correct it should be immanent

  • The Legend Doctor

    February 20th, 2018 - 3:47pm

    ORDERED!! No questions asked!!!

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  • The Werewolf

    February 20th, 2018 - 3:24pm

    Thanks for the heads up booboo

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:26pm

      just wish i could get more info

  • MJS

    February 20th, 2018 - 3:17pm

    Stopped pre orders now

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    • MJS

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:19pm

      Sorry, incorrect. “Out of stock” but still accepting orders

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:28pm

      yes i think pre-order is confusing (although that’s what it is) i have seen Amazon listings like this before when there is no set delivery date so it just shows out of stock

  • whovian

    February 20th, 2018 - 2:44pm

    To avoid the scalpers who are probably going to get Bill and charge more than double, should I actually pre-order her? It says accounts won’t be charged until she is dispatched, just want some advice

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 2:46pm

      nothing to loose, I have

      would be nice to get more info though

    • whovian

      February 20th, 2018 - 2:55pm

      So what do i need to do? Never pre-ordered anything off Amazon before

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:00pm

      do you have an account? if so just sign in and click order

    • whovian

      February 20th, 2018 - 3:08pm

      Done that. Says that an email will be sent when they have an estimated delivery date. I missed out on a few things over the years, so don’t want to miss out on Bill.

  • Lege

    February 20th, 2018 - 2:11pm

    Don’t normally buy these but have pre ordered these

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  • Antonio

    February 20th, 2018 - 2:00pm

    Thank god that u can order this but the only problem why ain’t there no official pictures on amazon with the figure boxed etc ?

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    • WhoviVortex

      February 20th, 2018 - 2:07pm

      Only just been announced. Can’t expect they’ve taken promotional images just yet.

    • Antonio

      February 21st, 2018 - 11:02pm

      I know but wouldn’t sometimes trust it same on eBay u can see stuff up for preorder but don’t have images atall

  • DanWFA

    February 20th, 2018 - 1:56pm

    Booboo, have i already missed out on this as it says ‘Temporarily Out Of Stock’ If i have will more come in?

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 2:07pm

      no you haven’t dont worry its how these listings work

      we are trying to find out more

  • The Outcast

    February 20th, 2018 - 1:27pm

    I’m going to wait for a bit before pre-ordering this. It could be a hoax or something…
    Though if it isn’t, thank god, finally!

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:31pm

      a hoax? this is an Amazon listing. Only problem will be if they have been given the wrong info by Character

    • The Outcast

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:34pm

      I don’t really know how amazon works, but I know there are multiple sellers for some items, which lead me to assume in works a bit like eBay but with more rigorous anti-fraud protection measures.

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:38pm

      this is listed as “despatched and sold by Amazon” which is very different from fulfilled by Amazon

      they (Amazon) must have been offered this figure for it to be listed like this

    • The Outcast

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:45pm

      Ok, so it is 100% legit. YAY, finally!

  • Anonymous

    February 20th, 2018 - 1:09pm

    How strange! Now announcement of the wave nothing! And I notice no release date either!

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:12pm

      dont think there is a wave

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:16pm

      So just one random figure? But why? Surely that would be a waste and people might not hear about it!

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:19pm

      there might be a press release or something, Amazon have just put up the listing we will try to find out more

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:23pm

      Okay! And do you think that is the price? Seems to have gone up once more!!

    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:26pm

      no idea but its cheaper than previous exclusives if it is exclusive

  • Luke

    February 20th, 2018 - 1:05pm

    Out of stock

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    • booboo

      February 20th, 2018 - 1:10pm

      this is a new listing which i have no doubt will be updated soon as happens with the DVD’s

  • shatnerrr

    February 1st, 2018 - 5:46pm

    i dont care how over priced i just love the 5 inch figures looking at 12 , 1. 2. 5, 6, and 7 dr’s range its so sad looks missing on the shelf

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  • The Outcast

    January 31st, 2018 - 9:56am

    So, what are the chances this will get released as an exclusive?

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    • booboo

      January 31st, 2018 - 11:22am

      Suppose it depends on the USA situation only uk store Likely is toys r us I suppose or if they do it jointly with one of the FP’s

      We also don’t know what else they might have developed just because we have only seen Bill doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything else

  • LastOfTheSonics

    January 30th, 2018 - 6:53pm

    There’s some really fitting quotes from the S10 finale for this.
    “How much longer?”
    “Pain. Pain. Pain.”
    “I waited for you…”

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  • Bruce Campbell

    January 30th, 2018 - 12:37pm

    NO planned 5″ toys at all this year following toyfair visit

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    • Bruno B

      January 30th, 2018 - 3:23pm

      At least for the moment, and that’s excluding exclusives like the B&M sets, which wouldn’t be shown at Toy Fair.

    • Anonymous

      January 30th, 2018 - 4:04pm

      And is the Bill figure is going to be an exclusive figure. They wouldn’t show it at a Toy Fair because they’d be no point if it’s only exclusive in one shop.

    • booboo

      January 30th, 2018 - 4:09pm

      And any planned 13th Doctor toy line is 5” of course

    • Anonymous

      January 30th, 2018 - 5:31pm

      And also, it was said that CO had a figure of 13th Doctor, but it was locked away or something.

    • booboo

      January 30th, 2018 - 5:36pm

      a few people on twitter / social media said so, others were told nothing was there at all and others say they know lots but can’t say what – take your pick on what you believe

    • Bruno B

      January 31st, 2018 - 2:29pm

      I spent a while at CO’s booth and there was no 5″ figures at all. There was no secret room either, just a conference room in the back.

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      February 2nd, 2018 - 1:45pm

      It seems like reports of what “may” have been there have been greatly exaggerated. There have been many different posts on social media either claiming that nothing was there or that there was but it was being shown to retailers. It really is anyone’s guess as to if there was anything shown in a conference/secret room or not. There could’ve been something being shown to retailers, but without images or confirmation the information is sketchy. We don’t even know for definite if there was a Thirteenth Doctor figure there or not and if there was what scale it’s in and what costume, I suspect it would’ve been her main costume. I’m not sure where the rumour of there being a Thirteenth Doctor figure there originated from in the first place, it could easily have been people assuming there was one on display there, which I’m not saying there wasn’t but there isn’t enough information to prove it and the only people who really know aren’t allowed to disclose the information.

  • Luke

    January 25th, 2018 - 11:06pm

    Was she on show at the toy fair?

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    • booboo

      January 26th, 2018 - 7:09am

      no she is likely to be an exclusive so wouldn’t be on show anyway.

    • Luke

      January 26th, 2018 - 10:52am

      Ok, thank you booboo.

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