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February 11th, 2016 740 comments

Doctor Who 5.5″ 8th Doctor Action Figure

“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.



  • 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.


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


  • Exterminator

    December 24th, 2015 - 8:46am

    It’s back in stock at toys r us everyone. Be quick.

    • Exterminator

      December 24th, 2015 - 8:55am

      Wow, gone again.

    • The Silent Silent

      December 24th, 2015 - 8:59am

      They probably only had about 5 figures in stock !!!

  • whotoys

    December 24th, 2015 - 8:16am

    Got a dispatched email from forbidden planet can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂

  • adipose1

    December 23rd, 2015 - 3:24pm

    Mine from forbidden planet came today and looks great. Happy it came before Christmas.

  • Anonymous

    December 21st, 2015 - 12:32pm

    I’ve just got my dispatch email from forbidden planet! I was one of the people who do didn’t get their’s three weeks ago because they didn’t have enough stock. Other people like me should also be getting dispatch emails soon!

  • Andy Thorpe

    December 19th, 2015 - 10:45pm

    Mine arrived from Forbidden Planet last week, so its hardly a Toys R Us exclusive. The figure is amazing btw.

    • The Werewolf

      December 19th, 2015 - 11:15pm

      It’s an exclusive to Toys R Us and Forbidden Planet. Only those two stores.

  • Mr Vector

    December 19th, 2015 - 1:31pm

    Might get one next Christmas!!!!!!:)

  • David

    December 18th, 2015 - 3:42pm

    Does anyone actually understand what’s gone on with these figures? Why do they come up on the website but are not actually instore? I have been told the product is discontinued, it’s only just come out!

    • EpicDude:-)

      December 18th, 2015 - 7:09pm

      There is few of these out in shops, not helped by the fact that is only out in toys r us

    • 7thwhovlogs

      December 19th, 2015 - 6:52pm

      It’s really annoying, they did this last year

    • 7thwhovlogs

      December 19th, 2015 - 6:53pm

      Correction: The year before

    • Mad Psientist

      December 20th, 2015 - 5:42pm

      You mean with the dalek twin packs? Yes, I remember it well, the McGann figure was one of the most difficult to come by on that occasion too. I was worried we might get a repeat of that situation, and unfortunately we have :(.

  • M

    December 18th, 2015 - 3:16pm

    Arrived today. Amazing figure, so happy I finally got it!

  • Robert A Fett

    December 18th, 2015 - 9:14am

    I just ordered two* from With the 20% discount for orders over $20 and the pretty good $/£ exchange rate it came to just over £36 including delivery. Not much more expensive than buying from TRU and certainly better than lining the pockets of ebay scalpers.

    The combined value falls under the UK threshold of customs duty but I may still be liable for import VAT depending whether or not my package gets selected at random at Customs. Import VAT is 20% plus an £8 handling fee, so fingers crossed.

    *One to keep mint in box and the other for display, as if you need to ask.

    • The Thirteenth Doctor

      December 22nd, 2015 - 1:40am

      I also purchased one from – and I live in the U.S., but I ordered on December 19, and it’s already very close, and it seems (and the tracking said) that it will arrive by Christmas Eve at latest – so even if you are overseas – I would assume that it would come very quickly.

  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    December 17th, 2015 - 9:11pm

    They just sent me a text this morning saying that they are not getting any more stock. Really upsetting, was a priority for Christmas 🙁

    • the astronaut of death

      December 18th, 2015 - 5:49pm

    • the astronaut of death

      December 18th, 2015 - 5:49pm


    • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

      December 18th, 2015 - 7:47pm

      I’m in NI so fear customs 🙁

    • Robert A Fett

      December 20th, 2015 - 11:34pm

      There won’t be any customs duty, just import VAT @ 20% of the total cost including delivery, plus a handling fee. They only check duty on a random selection of parcels too so you might get lucky and not have to pay any import charges at all.

    • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

      December 30th, 2015 - 9:29am

      Unfortunately I havent been so lucky in the past…

  • M

    December 17th, 2015 - 5:17pm

    Just to let anyone know it’s best to check TRU website as I signed up for the stock alert and have not received any emails. But because I checked I managed to get it yesterday through checking first thing in the morning.

  • Hey Missy You’re So Fine

    December 17th, 2015 - 12:30pm

    Series 9 Figures I’d Like…
    1. (PRIORITY) Ashildr/Me figure from either Face the Raven or Hell Bent.
    2. Series 9 Version of Missy
    3. Rigsy
    4. Unit Set – Kate, Osgood & Jac
    5. Under the Lake Set – Ghost Figures

    Comment below if you agree and if there’s any others you want to see soon

    • Matthew

      December 17th, 2015 - 3:50pm

      Osgood would be nice. Maybe Ashildr and Kate. I wouldn’t buy the rest though.

    • DoctorSong2016

      December 17th, 2015 - 6:00pm

      Series 9 Missy is coming

    • Hey Missy You’re So Fine

      December 17th, 2015 - 6:27pm

      How do you know? And when?

  • UnlimitedRicePudding7

    December 16th, 2015 - 7:22pm

    Will be getting this for Xmas!

    • Anonymous

      December 17th, 2015 - 6:50pm

      Good luck

  • Yes

    December 16th, 2015 - 5:37pm

    Mine has still not turned up from forbidden planet. Anyone know why

    • doctor w

      December 16th, 2015 - 6:37pm

      Got the same thing, apparently they are “awaiting more stock” which should appear any time now really.

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2015 - 6:42pm

      I emailed them and they said they won’t get stock until after Christmas 🙁

    • doctor w

      December 16th, 2015 - 6:52pm

      Question is why haven’t they emailed everyone still waiting that?

      So are they definately getting stock then?

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2015 - 9:20pm

      I only got it because I contacted them myself, but we knew all along they would get more stock.

  • Ollie

    December 16th, 2015 - 5:31pm

    Got my two by ringing round my local stores. Showed none in stock in Poole. Spoke to manager on phone and he said none in stock but said he was heading to Woking a few days later and he could bring two back for me (they showed as having seven in stock). Anyway, he calls me back a few minutes later and says in fact I’ve got two at Poole and keeps them back in his office for me to collect… WINNER! So ring round – you never know your luck!

  • Chris Aldridge

    December 16th, 2015 - 2:01pm

    Just ordered mine. has free shipping today only.

  • StetsonDoctor

    December 16th, 2015 - 10:54am

    Dammit, I missed out again. How long does it usually take to come back in stock?

    • DannyTheNerd

      December 18th, 2015 - 10:35am

      Someone above said it’s not

  • MickeySmith07

    December 16th, 2015 - 10:43am

    Just reserved one

    • MickeySmith07

      December 16th, 2015 - 12:19pm

      Just got an email saying they cancelled my order! I’m never going to get this figure 🙁

    • booboo

      December 16th, 2015 - 2:42pm

      when did you place the order?

    • MickeySmith07

      December 17th, 2015 - 11:00pm

      I placed it as soon as you updated it but i got one today so its all good! Manager ordered one in my local store for me weeks ago but forgot to call me so i gave up hope there

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    December 16th, 2015 - 10:24am

    Just ordered! Was going to go to my local today, as they had some in. But then they were gone this morning! So glad this is back in stock online!

  • Vortexsurfer

    December 13th, 2015 - 4:47pm

    Went to my Toys R Us today. After much persuading, they finally went and checked with their supplier. According to them, only sixty-four figures were allocated to TRU in the entire UK!
    No wonder they’re hard to come by!

    • booboo

      December 13th, 2015 - 5:08pm

      can tell you for a fact that figure is nonsense

      i have no idea where they got it from

    • Janet

      December 13th, 2015 - 10:11pm

      Maybe it was that they’ve only received 64 cases?

  • DoctorOsgoodTARDIS

    December 13th, 2015 - 12:51pm

    Managed to get this today from Northampton TRU, love the figure it’s probably my favourite one I have from the collectors series
    Any ideas why the underground toys logos had black stickers over them?

    • DoctorOsgoodTARDIS

      December 13th, 2015 - 8:00pm

      Also does anyone know if the head is removable or not?

    • Anonymous

      December 14th, 2015 - 7:23pm

      Stickers cover the Underground Toys Logo presumably because of the TRUS Exclusive deal in the UK. All figures originally Exclusive to Forbidden Planet did not have the Logo covered over.

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2015 - 2:08am

      I wonder why a War Doctor head wasn’t included

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2015 - 10:04am

      It’s already got 3 accessories

    • mark Belsom

      December 16th, 2015 - 4:58pm

      DoctorosgoodTardis , the Mcgann head just pulls off. Just be gentle.

  • Anonymous

    December 12th, 2015 - 5:32pm

    Do you think I will have missed out on 8th figure or will there be more stock soon? And I mean will I have to get to the website in 0.2 seconds to have a chance of getting one?

    • The Werewolf

      December 12th, 2015 - 6:42pm

      It’ll probably be back, depending on stock levels you may have to get in within a few hours of it coming live.

  • Janet

    December 11th, 2015 - 7:54pm

    Toys’R’Us are useless beyond belief!
    I actually managed to order one of this figure from them last Sunday morning, they confirmed the order and it showed up on my Paypal account for the correct amount. A package arrived from them yesterday containing the other items I ordered, but missing the McGann figure.
    I messaged them through facebook, (since they’ve completely ignored my email from the previous week), and they assured me that the figure would be on its way soon.
    Now they’ve sent me an email telling me they’ve cancelled my order!
    All this after they’d sent me stock alerts on six occasions for one of the stores near me and that store never had any.

    • Greg

      December 11th, 2015 - 11:33pm

      I agree! I tried to reserve a Black Shirt 12th Doctor after receiving an in stock text. When I got to the store, they didn’t have any!

      I would do anything to avoid TRU in the future!

      I got my 8th Doctor from fpi without any problems!

    • The Werewolf

      December 12th, 2015 - 12:44am

      I’ve not had any problems with Toys R Us, everything has been great with them for me.

    • prototype dalek

      December 12th, 2015 - 10:58am

      Can someone send me the reference to the FPI 8th doctor bit please, thank you

    • Anonymous

      December 12th, 2015 - 2:02pm

      Fpi took it off their website as they are not taking any more orders for the time being!

  • Doctor_Number 10

    December 10th, 2015 - 1:33am

    Does anyone know where to buy the 8th Doctor in the US?

    • Cyberman Bill

      December 12th, 2015 - 7:25am

      Mikes comics Kokomo toys or eBay is the only place left where u can get it. I bought 4…. 2 from Mikes comics and 2 from Kokomo toys.

    • Cyberman Bill

      December 12th, 2015 - 8:09am

      Also, I just saw that Whona has a restock of them. Better get it quick because they sell out very fast!

  • shatner

    December 9th, 2015 - 1:14pm

    my second arrived from f.b for my mates kids xmas present then i realised my ones leg was different. it has two left thigh joints. i thought he was meant to look wonky but now i can see he isn’t. i still think they are great but PLEASE can they be more carefull my Clara has two left shoulders. i have swapped them i hope he wont notice.

  • Matt Young

    December 8th, 2015 - 10:24pm

    No wonder you can’t find this in the shops as they are all on e-bay. Between just 2 of the sellers on there they had 15 for sale!!!! And at much higher prices – surprise, surprise. I finally managed to find one in TRU which had loads Clara and 3 of 12th Doctor (purple shirt seems sparse) – someone has done some very wrong calculations somewhere.

    • Matt Young

      December 8th, 2015 - 10:25pm

      And there was only one.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    December 8th, 2015 - 10:17pm

    I finally received mine today and what a great figure it is! I am a massive 8th Doctor fan so to have this figure in my collection is a blessing and it is in my opinion one of the best 5″ figures ever made. I find it a major coincidence though that mine came today of all days considering today’s date…

    • Mad Psientist

      December 9th, 2015 - 12:04pm

      Are you seeing patterns in things that aren’t there? ;D

  • The Hell Bent Shadow

    December 8th, 2015 - 8:36pm

    I hope I get one of these figures… But I’m beginning to doubt that I will…

  • David Dalby

    December 8th, 2015 - 3:28pm

    Smell a rat. There seem to be quite a lot of the 8th doctor figures on e-bay at inflated prices. Someone at TRU making a quick killing? It is about time they got their finger out or not be allowed to have exclusive rights.

    • Anonymous

      December 8th, 2015 - 4:55pm

      Or it could be people who order multiple figures, knowing if they hang on until the TRU/FP stocks have gone then they can list the spare figures and pretty much ask for whatever they want. Supply and Demand.

  • doctor w

    December 8th, 2015 - 3:18pm

    If I got an email about partial stock delivery the other week, should mine have been dispatched yet?

    • The Savage Cabage

      December 8th, 2015 - 9:56pm


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