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Doctor Who 5.5″ 8th Doctor Action Figure

uk-flag-smallSporadically available at www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk


uk-flag-smallCheck possible availablity at www.toysrus.co.uk

uk-flag-small You can see the entire 5.5″ Collectors series available to order Here

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

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

“I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren’t there.”

The Eighth Doctor was an effortlessly charming, romantic figure. He was unguarded about his background and equally candid about what the future held for people he came into contact with.

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Includes..

  • Sonic Screwdriver Accessory
  • Karn Chalice Accessory (Cup O’ Karn)
  • Cass’s Bandolier Accessory (removable)

It seems ironic that so much about this open Doctor remains a closed book…His first adventure took place in San Francisco at the turn of the Millennium with Dr Grace Holloway and Chang Lee in an epic battle with the Master.

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Much later, after many adventures with many companions, the 8th Doctors fate is finally sealed during the Time War, as he attempts to rescue a pilot, Cass, whose ship was crashing into the planet Karn.

When Cass realized that the Doctor was a Time Lord and her enemy, she refused his help and allowed the ship crash.



Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

739 comments

  • Nuallain

    October 12th, 2015 - 5:03pm

    I hope the bandolier is removable! After all, the Eighth Doctor never wore it – it was put on by the War Doctor after his regeneration. If it’s not that means this is our second figure of The War Doctor with Paul McGann’s face!

    Reply
    • 100000BC

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:46pm

      It looks removable to me; if you lift his arms up it should easily come off so long as it isn’t glued on (it is listed as an accessory so this is unlikely)

  • DannyTheNerd

    October 12th, 2015 - 4:26pm

    Why does FPI get all the 5″ figures? They should be avalabile in all stores. Not too sure why FPI always get them :/

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2015 - 4:57pm

      I think its more the other way round….FPI are one of only 2 or 3 chains that are willing to stock DW 5 inch figures…we know this line failed in the mass retail market after Woolies went down the drain. Without exclusivity deals with FP, FPI and TRU…we wouldn’t see any new 5 inch figures.

    • Cool Salsa

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:02pm

      Agree with you (DannyTheNerd).

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2015 - 4:25pm

    Will this be available anywhere other than fpi?

    Reply
    • DannyTheNerd

      October 12th, 2015 - 4:26pm

      yes. Ebay for stupid prices like £50

    • Cool Salsa

      October 12th, 2015 - 4:53pm

      Don’t know, Looks like FPI has most of the new releases now.

  • Cool Salsa

    October 12th, 2015 - 3:39pm

    So looks like FPI has the monopoly on all Dr Who 5 inch now.

    Reply
    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:51pm

      Not so sure. Barnes n Nobles has the 12th Doctor Flight Control Tardis.

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 4:03pm

      No

    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 12th, 2015 - 6:45pm

      Booboo, What you mean?

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 6:59pm

      they dont / wont have the Monopoly

    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 12th, 2015 - 7:25pm

      Ow i thought u ment no about barnes n nobles having 12s Tardis. Sorry, I misunderstood.

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2015 - 3:39pm

    are they limited edition booboo?

    Reply
    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 4:03pm

      Probably a one off run but not limited as such

  • Jamie

    October 12th, 2015 - 3:28pm

    Just ordered this figure, Purple shirt 12th and the Curator! Expensive but worth it! 😀

    Reply
    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:52pm

      Agreed, real expensive but still worth it

  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2015 - 3:15pm

    Cancelled my Purple 12th Doctor and Curator and re-ordered them with 2 8th Doctors and Clara….that way the £5 P&P seems a little more fair.

    Order a second 8th Doctor to customise into a young (anjd scuffed up) War doctor.

    Placing that order was the most exciting 5 minutes of my day. Truth be told, I am not excitied at all about the 12th Doctor and Clara repaints but as a collector, I have ordered them…and if those repaints allow CO to produce things like the Curator and 8th Doctor….then so be it….I just hope these are not out of scale….it will be more noticable with the 8th Doctor as he is a rather short fellow.

    Reply
    • Nathan

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:22pm

      Did you cancel from forbidden plannet? If so how do you do that?

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:31pm

      Call them to cancel and they will do it there and then – you will get an email confirming the cancellation within minutes.

      I then go on line and re-order with the additional items. The postage does increase when the order goes over certain costs but I ordered five items and it was still £5 p&p.

    • Nathan

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:32pm

      Thanks 🙂

    • DoctorSong2016

      October 12th, 2015 - 7:53pm

      I just sent an email to cancel by accident, I did want to cancel so I could reorder my purple 12 with Clara but was only making a draft and wasn’t sure I included all the appropriate info, I put the order number, date of order, my name is this enough for them to cancel or have I messed up?

  • Thatchos

    October 12th, 2015 - 3:02pm

    Has anyone else noticed the new series logo on the packaging? :O

    Reply
    • A friend

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:36pm

      Oh yes. Very well spotted. How curious….

    • Oliver Crabtree

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:57pm

      Its the same as normal?!

    • Cyberman Bill

      October 13th, 2015 - 12:57am

      No it’s not Mr. Crabtree…. Look again!

  • Nathan

    October 12th, 2015 - 2:44pm

    Up for forbidden planet preorder

    Reply
    • Nathan

      October 12th, 2015 - 2:52pm

      Pre-ordered.

  • The Foretold

    October 12th, 2015 - 1:39pm

    How lucky are we to have three different Eighth Doctor figures and three different heads for him? An incarnation who doesn’t top polls and has one televised story and a minisode. Very happy about this figure and can’t wait to buy it.

    Reply
  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 12th, 2015 - 12:09am

    I love the look of this figure, and that I’ll finally be able to get a screen accurate version of the Eighth Doctor without shelling a hundred dollars or so on the Eleven Doctors set.

    Reply
    • cyberdoctor42

      October 12th, 2015 - 1:30am

      I know! That thing shot up in price so fast!

  • Crazy Ross Before the Flood

    October 11th, 2015 - 9:13pm

    My figure wish list:
    The Magicians Apprentice set:
    12th Doctor in Tshirt variant
    Missy purple
    Clara variant (with Martha Jones jacket painted black and Amy pond legs /skirt)
    Davros
    Supreme Dalek
    Dalek

    Reply
  • cheesypie

    October 11th, 2015 - 11:39am

    Why is it only available in the US???? 🙁

    Reply
    • booboo

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:42am

      it wont be the info has just been released their first

    • Anonymous

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:58pm

      But why?

    • Nobody in particular

      October 11th, 2015 - 1:20pm

      Because Who North America were the first who decided to share it

    • booboo

      October 11th, 2015 - 3:34pm

      Info on the figures has always been inconsistent
      They either pop up on previews world whona Australia or Fp first take you pick

    • Cyberman Bill

      October 11th, 2015 - 2:51pm

      Who cares where it’s being released first!!! Just be glad it’s being released!!

    • DoctorSong2016

      October 11th, 2015 - 3:10pm

      i must admit it is mildly irritating that the US are getting everything first, I mean ive heard they have everything now while we only have 3 12th Doctors, I don’t mind if they are both being shipped and either we have a delay or it just gets to US first but they have everything and weve got 1 figure plus variants

    • Cyberman Bill

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:09am

      The UK always gets things first. Every once in a while the US gets it. It shouldn’t be irritating, unless you are a child. Just be glad they are being announced. I live in the US and I have to usually order things from England. I don’t complain. It shouldn’t annoy you or make you mad….. It should make you smile and be glad that they are even releasing these figures.

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 7:44am

      the problem is collectors do want their items asap and it is irritating for many, its the nature of collecting, and it has been very frustrating for UK collectors recently seeing items they want on sale weeks before in the USA or in the Past Australia, its only Missy that has arrived here 1st (if in fact it does)

      Not one 5″ new figure has arrived in the UK 1st now for years, although that may soon change possibly

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2015 - 3:51am

      At least you guys have some new figures. No Australian sites that I’ve looked on have them, unless you pay ridiculous postage costs from the US or UK through ebay. Plus the ABC Shops here are closing down, so all we’ll have is the online store. It’s so unfair. Australia has a huge Doctor Who fanbase. These figures need to come to Australia, especially the Capaldi, Mcgann, and Gomez figures.

    • Just Passing Through

      October 12th, 2015 - 6:28am

      Yeah it is rather unfortunate that Australia is so isolated when it comes to Doctor Who figures and stuff along those lines. I’m just glad that I’ve got friends and relatives in England who know how much of a Doctor Who addict/collector I am.

      It’s amazing what a few emails and some dollar signs can do to change a person’s mind 😛

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 7:10am

      must admit I would be interested to know what’s happened to the distribution in Australia, something has clearly changed as it wasn’t an issue until recently

      Has anyone actually ask IKon the reason?

      I always thought the market was quite strong in Australia

    • Anonymous

      October 12th, 2015 - 8:35am

      Well it just seems to be the 5 inch figures that are the main problem. We haven’t had any new ones in ABC Shops since The War Doctor figure. I had to order the Time of the Doctor set online, and I didn’t bother with the Impossible Set because it cost too much. I keep checking Ikon, but nothing new as of yet, same with the Sherlock 5 inch figure. Hoping we may get some new figures as it gets closer to the Doctor Who Sydney Festival in November, but maybe Ikon will get new stuff in by the March and April period next year, like in some American stores.

    • booboo

      October 12th, 2015 - 8:53am

      All the stuff you are not getting was distributed by Underground Toys so something has changed there

      Someone must know why

      Many Many people ordered the time of the Doctor set in the UK from pop Cultcha i know because it was actually cheaper and they got it at least months earlier

    • Just Passing Through

      October 13th, 2015 - 6:45am

      If anything Pop Cultcha is kind of falling behind when it comes to Doctor Who merchandise now. I check their site regularly but there doesn’t seem to be too much when it comes to new figures and other stuff along those lines. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re great, but most things Doctor Who related you have to find on other online locations now.

  • Cyberlord

    October 11th, 2015 - 11:14am

    I’d like a 2nd doctor figure, with Fur Coat and 1st Sonic Screwdriver.

    Reply
    • Antonio Zambonini

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:08pm

      cyber lord try a website called etsey as theres a seller on there with the custom 2 dr in fur coat

    • Whovianmaster

      October 11th, 2015 - 1:51pm

      One doesn’t have a sonic

    • mark Belsom

      October 11th, 2015 - 3:01pm

      Character did plan on making a second doctor in fur coat,but cancelled it.

    • DoctorSong2016

      October 11th, 2015 - 3:11pm

      not the first doctors sonic screwdriver, the first sonic screwdriver

  • ARandomWhovian

    October 11th, 2015 - 11:05am

    Does anyone else think some wounds would make this figure even better?

    Reply
    • Rusty

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:24am

      Maybe a face wound, but I like the figure how it is. Could be a little bit dirty though.

    • The Five Doctors

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:48am

      Yeah, maybe cuts and wounds would be a bit much for children

    • cyberdoctor42

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:57am

      You could easily add some wounds with a knife and some red paint

    • TheDarkAndTheLight

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:20pm

      A wounded version would limit it to being specifically post-crash ‘Night of the Doctor’ Eight, whereas this could potentially be him at any point in his life after Doom Coalition. Also, think back to the ‘End of Time’ Ten they released. I don’t think I was alone in wishing that they had just released the new Tennant head sculpt as uninjured, especially now that it has since made two more appearances on figures with the addition of glasses, leaving us still without a standard version.

    • The Foretold

      October 12th, 2015 - 1:43pm

      It would’ve been cool if they used the version of the head that came with The War Doctor, making the two sets compatible. However, given they’ve gone to the effort of creating a brand new head, I prefer the regular head without wounds.

  • The Living Shadow

    October 11th, 2015 - 10:53am

    Brilliant. And finally accessories!! I couldn’t help feeling like the Capaldi figures and Clara figure don’t come with enough accessories!

    Reply
  • MrHalloWho

    October 11th, 2015 - 9:48am

    This is one of those figures that could do with a light, black wash to bring out the detail and make it look a bit more dirty. The 8th Doctor was covered in ash, soot and dirt before he regenerated.

    Reply
  • TheDoctorForever

    October 11th, 2015 - 9:35am

    Where is this figure from? Like which company?

    Reply
    • booboo

      October 11th, 2015 - 9:51am

      made by Character marketed in the USA by Underground Toys

    • TheDoctorForever

      October 11th, 2015 - 9:59am

      So do you know where it’ll be available from in the UK?? And any idea how much for?

    • booboo

      October 11th, 2015 - 10:10am

      Either FP or Toys r us, we will update when the info is known

      Toys r us are expecting an 8th Doctor, we don’t know what scale

    • Cool Salsa

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:13pm

      Really hope it’s toys r us, there are no FPI stores in the southeast, so it will be nice to pick him off the shelf.

  • STRAXTHEDESTROYER

    October 10th, 2015 - 10:07pm

    Is it just me or does mcgane look very pale???

    Reply
    • cyberdoctor42

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:58am

      No, he’s about that pale in real life

  • TheDoctorForever

    October 10th, 2015 - 8:08pm

    This is awesome!!!! Really hoping for as many 5″ figures as possible! Who does everyone think will be next???

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    • Antonio Zambonini

      October 10th, 2015 - 9:38pm

      im hoping for more a new classic figure as theres been none atall this year

    • Anonymous

      October 10th, 2015 - 9:58pm

      I agree, but i do feel the collection is just sceaming out for a non-human in appearance monster/ creature

    • Aidan Gula

      October 10th, 2015 - 10:59pm

      I don’t know what next. But I’m hoping for these to be announced:
      -12th Doctor in black jumper (Listen)
      -12th Doctor in black jumper and hoodie (Last Christmas)
      -12th Doctor in white t-shirt, Hoodie, Checkered Trousers, swappable head with sunglasses, and Guitar (The Magician’s Apprentice)
      -New Cyberman

    • Aidan Gula

      October 10th, 2015 - 11:00pm

      When I said announced, I mean I hope they’re made

    • Hazbo

      October 11th, 2015 - 1:14am

      I don’t know whether they will be released, but I’m hoping, after finding out that Clara is just a repaint, that a day of the Doctor Clara is releases, and possibly the bad wolf moment, billie piper

    • Anonymous

      October 11th, 2015 - 1:39am

      Hopefully a monster of some kind such as a cyberman

    • TheDoctorForever

      October 11th, 2015 - 9:34am

      I’d like to see a new 12 in the hoodie outfit from TMA with a better head sculpt!!!

    • cyberdoctor42

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:01pm

      I feel like if they made a new cyberman figure it should be cheaper than the other figures and more should be made to assist with army building as more people would buy more of them.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:12pm

      i also hope they finally do some 5 inch figures from series 7 like the gunsman,whisperman and river song from the angels take Manhattan

    • DS

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:44pm

      I am hoping for a 12th doctor with waistcoat/cardigan available with both an open and closed jacket – Scupts can also be redeployed with paint apps capturing the doctors new velvet jacket.

      Head swappable feature so collectors can mount their favourite scupt.

      Not sure we will ever see the TV movie seventh doctor (straight faced with hat), master (in time lord robes) or grace sadly.

      I did wonder given the day of the doctor if there would be a 10th doctor re-release.
      Really pleased we have had a war doctor, eighth doctor, TOTD set, curator and missy

      I must confess is the only one of the above I have not ordered is the curator so far.
      The curator looks excellent.
      I have a white shirt 12th doctor and might pick up the purple and final variant when released.

      I cannot overstate my encouragement for this range and I am so happy for fans and collectors that despite the struggling scale that a reboot has been engineered and these figures have been made available 🙂

  • booboo

    October 10th, 2015 - 7:47pm

    Presumably

    Reply
  • toths06

    October 10th, 2015 - 7:42pm

    Here is the actual solicitation wording…

    Doctor Who: 5.5inch Action Figure: 8th Doctor (Night of the Doctor)

    Collector Series box packed Eighth Doctor from Night of the Doctor 5.5 inch figure.

    Action figure with:
    Sonic Screwdriver Accessory
    Karn Chalice Accessory
    Cass’s Bandolier Accessory

    SAME SOLICITATION PRICE AS THE 5.5″ 12th Doctor FIGURES

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    • booboo

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:46pm

      Yes exactly that

  • ian grigor

    October 10th, 2015 - 7:36pm

    How about all the classic companion figures too?

    Reply
  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 10th, 2015 - 7:33pm

    Hooray! It IS 5″!! (5.5. Whatever). After a day of uncertainty we finally have an answer. I’ll either buy this and get Clara 5″ for Christmas OR vise versa. Either way, today has been a good day for 5″ figures. Just waiting for Black Shirt Capaldi and TARDIS…

    Reply
  • Aidan Gula

    October 10th, 2015 - 6:54pm

    So my list of 5.5 inch figures to get is now:
    -12th Doctor (White shirt)
    -12th Doctor (Purple shirt)
    -8th Doctor
    -Missy (Purple dress)

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    • Cyberlord

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:11am

      Same!

    • Cyberlord

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:13am

      And Clara.

    • DoctorSong2016

      October 11th, 2015 - 11:18am

      Mine is just Clara and 8th Doctor as everything else I want is ordered

    • cyberdoctor42

      October 11th, 2015 - 12:02pm

      Mine is missy in purple (ordered)
      twelfth in purple
      eighth
      and time of the doctor set

  • Doctor_Number 10

    October 10th, 2015 - 6:54pm

    Booboo is it 5.5 or 3.75? I’m getting so many different answers?

    Reply
    • booboo

      October 10th, 2015 - 6:58pm

      This is 5,5 and 3.75″ version of this and Missy is coming

    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:13pm

      Well Thanks Booboo, you have been a great help for such a long time. I get most of my DW products info from you and I really appreciate all your hard work in doing so. 🙂

    • Nathan

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:35pm

      Completely agree. Booboo you and Luke do an amazing job and I really appreciate it as I’m sure others do too 🙂

  • Trenzalore

    October 10th, 2015 - 6:31pm

    Hasn’t put me off though, at least now it’ll be more affordable.

    Reply
  • 1

    October 10th, 2015 - 6:16pm

    If the head is swappable I will get two and put the war doctor’s head on one of them

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    • TheDaleksDeath

      October 10th, 2015 - 6:56pm

      But the War Doctor was young after his regeneration…

    • Doctor_Number 10

      October 10th, 2015 - 7:03pm

      Yeah thats whaa I was thinking.

    • 1

      October 10th, 2015 - 9:16pm

      It’s going to be slightly more accurate than having the 8th doctor’s head on the war doctor’s body as regeneration set

    • Anonymous

      October 10th, 2015 - 10:00pm

      well, i suppose we didnt see the young war doctors head in great detail so you could say he was old

    • Aidan Gula

      October 11th, 2015 - 8:17am

      I think he means the 8th Doctor head that came with the War Doctor

  • the astronaut of death

    October 10th, 2015 - 5:56pm

    typical i get annoyed we are not getting any 5 inch figures and then they all come at once! my wallet cant handle this

    Reply
    • Cousins2019

      October 10th, 2015 - 6:19pm

      I know the feeling!

  • the astronaut of death

    October 10th, 2015 - 5:41pm

    we just need a cyberman now….

    Reply
    • DoctorSong2016

      October 10th, 2015 - 5:49pm

      And Osgood and a Zygon and an Ice warrior and maybe Kate

    • James A

      October 10th, 2015 - 5:54pm

      A 3 pack of 5″ monsters!

      – Cyberman
      – Ice Warrior
      – Zygon

      The Series 7 Monster pack?

    • Mechanoid Fan

      October 10th, 2015 - 6:21pm

      Yesyesyesyesyesyesyes

    • TimLord

      October 11th, 2015 - 7:53pm

      Fantastic idea James A….email character please…haha 😉

    • Crazy Ross Before the Flood

      October 12th, 2015 - 5:30pm

      3 monster pack:
      Cyberman
      Zygon
      Icewarrior

      3 villain pack
      Missy
      Davros
      Half Face Man

      3 hero pack
      The doctor
      Clara
      Danny

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