Site Menu

September 14th, 2012 203 comments

Figure Set: 5th Doctor & Masters Tardis

Action Figure Collectors Set: 5th Doctor Castrovalva

Due 20th August 2012 Price £19.99

Contents:
1 x Post-regeneration Fifth Doctor action figure.
1 x Shrunken figure accessory.
1 x Master’s TARDIS as a Stone Column.

The newly regenerated Fifth Doctor escapes with his companions back to the TARDIS. Suffering from post-regeneration trauma, he only narrowly manages to save the ship from destruction as it plunges back to Event One, the hydrogen in-rush that preceded the creation of the universe.

He then seeks sanctuary in the peaceful domain of Castrovalva, only to discover that it is an illusory, dimensionally paradoxical trap set for him by the Master with the unwilling aid of a kidnapped Adric.

The Doctor eventually wins the day by enlisting the help of the Castrovalvan people who, although also part of the Master’s creation, are nevertheless able to exercise free will.

The Master’s TARDIS
Whilst on the planet Traken the Fourth Doctor discovers that the Master, his long time nemesis, is trying to take control of a complex Traken bio-electronic power known as ‘The Source’. The Source would allow the Master unparalleled power, and the ability to regenerate his dying body. When the Master’s TARDIS is destroyed by the power feedback of The Source it is revealed he has another and thus he escapes to encounter the Doctor again. Their next encounter finds the Master’s TARDIS, with its fully functional Chameleon Circuit, disguised first as a Police Box and latterly on the planet Logopolis, as a sandstone Doric column. The Master’s TARDIS stayed in this favoured form during several encounters with the Fifth Doctor, before changing once again.

The Masters Tardis
Collection grows… Only a horse-box, fireplace, Concorde, iron maiden and several others to go!

Will you be buying this set?…



Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

203 comments

  • Classic Who Is Cool

    June 26th, 2012 - 7:22pm

    Why another doctor figure, they make billions of doctor figures, isnt it time there were some more NEW classic companion figures released and not varient ones !

    Reply
  • The Casterline

    June 26th, 2012 - 5:17pm

    looks awsome

    Reply
  • Tardis’nt

    June 26th, 2012 - 3:04pm

    2 questions: is the mini figure the master? and is that a new 5th doc head sculpt?

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 26th, 2012 - 3:07pm

      doesn’t look like it

    • Tardis’nt

      June 26th, 2012 - 3:49pm

      ok. thanks.

  • gary

    June 26th, 2012 - 10:08am

    So why isn’t this coming with the master? What a silly set, Not getting this at all.

    Reply
  • THE ERGON

    June 26th, 2012 - 10:00am

    I DO HOPE CHARACTER/UNDERGROUND START TO CONCENTRATE ON COMPANIONS AND MONSTERS IN FUTURE. IF THEY DO HAVE TO DO A DOCTOR FIGURE. MIGHT I SUGGEST SAY A MEGLOS DOCTOR AND CACTUS, OLD DOCTOR AND FOAMASI ETC.. I THINK YOU GET THE IDEA. I.E: LIKE WITH THE PERI AND LEELA ACTION FIGURES

    Reply
  • Mumble5557

    June 26th, 2012 - 7:12am

    I know this is a set that I’m buying.

    Reply
  • Mels

    June 26th, 2012 - 4:54am

    That… is awesome. 😀 The Master’s Tardis disguised as a columnn the one I have fond recollections of.

    Reply
  • David

    June 26th, 2012 - 3:45am

    YEEEESSSSS I CAN’t BELIEVE IT!!! WOWOWOW NEW FIGURES!!!! YESSSSSS! THANK YOU CHARACTER OPTIONS, YOU MAKING US HAPPY!!! OMG!!!!

    Reply
  • dalekmaster17

    June 25th, 2012 - 10:30pm

    defo getting this
    the doc will go with the other 5th doctor in regeneration outfit with is underground toys

    http://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/sdcc-fifth-doctor-regeneration-outfit/

    Reply
  • Stike

    June 25th, 2012 - 9:36pm

    The master never shrunk anyone in castrovalva,so why is the the small person in the set. They should have a warriors of the deep set with a sea devil, a Silurian and the myrka

    Reply
    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:49pm

      No thats not true,in the thing the captured airline passengers are trying to get into, I can’t remember their names, but when the doctor and the professor gets inside, they find a couple of the Axon looking creatures shrunk. So it could be based off them, but looking at the paint job, I think its based off a logopolitan as he shrunk one of them in the previous story.

    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:50pm

      Mean’t to say, Yes a warriors of the deep set would be brilliant, I would likea few silurians to go with their cousins!

    • THE ERGON

      June 26th, 2012 - 2:27pm

      ANDREW THE STORY YOUR,E THINKING OF IS TIMEFLIGHT, NOT CASTROVALVA.

    • THE ERGON

      June 26th, 2012 - 4:59pm

      P.S- THE CREATURES I THINK YOUR REFERRING TO ARE THE XERAPHIM. THE MASTER WAS USING HIS TCE AND DISGUISING HIMSELF A LOT DURING THE 5TH DOCTOR ERA.

    • andrew

      June 27th, 2012 - 4:18pm

      Damn, I appologize for that, I never got confused before, and I thik your right, thinking of CASTROVALVA, I’m thinkingg he never did shrink anyone, unless it is supposed to be a logopolitan? He shrunk a few of them in the previous story.

    • THE ERGON

      June 28th, 2012 - 2:09pm

      THE ONES I REMEMBER HIM SHRINKING PEOLE WAS TERROR OF THE AUTONS,THE DEADLY ASSASSIN,LOGOPOLIS,TIMEFLIGHT,MARK OF THE RANI AND A FEW SPACESUITS IN PLANET OF FIRE.CAN,T THINK OF ANY OTHERS.

  • Bryan Simcott

    June 25th, 2012 - 9:04pm

    Poor Character Options dose get a bashing. This is not a Character options release. its Underground toys exclusive for Forbidden Planet. Character only make what they are asked to make for the classic series.

    I do think this is lazy and messy. there are no shrunken figures in Castrovalva, the Masters Tardis lasts less than 1 min, and the Doctor takesd most of the clothes off before the midway point of episode one.

    Shambles set

    Reply
  • MrWho63

    June 25th, 2012 - 8:25pm

    Love the idea! Defonatly buying it! Now what about logopolis set…

    Reply
    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:51pm

      Well what would they put in it? We have the doctor, we have the TARDIS, we have the master’s TARDIS, the only thing you can have from Logopolis now, is if they decide to finally release an Ainley master in his proper costume from that story, companions or a Logopolitan, maybe the monitor would be cool.

    • MrWho63

      June 28th, 2012 - 5:24pm

      Well, they could finaly release companions. Eg. Adric Nyssa Tegan and a master like you said

  • Jack

    June 25th, 2012 - 7:18pm

    Defo getting this cant wait to get it

    Reply
  • the11thdoctor

    June 25th, 2012 - 7:04pm

    wot the hell wheres the temporal sonic screwdriver and arm worn tardis takin ages for it to come out

    Reply
    • lett

      June 25th, 2012 - 8:46pm

      i’ve got a friend who gets infomation from charactet and there saying there not coming out till next year

    • doctorpond393

      June 26th, 2012 - 7:30am

      well then why show it at the toy fair that shows stuff thats coming out that year if its not coming out till next year this is ridiculous i think i’ll email character giving them a piece of my mind! What about that dalek gun eye thingy.

    • booboo

      June 26th, 2012 - 8:39am

      a lot of items shown at the toy fair were just mocks ups and might be’s – they are possible future products with no set release time.

  • the TARDIS

    June 25th, 2012 - 6:45pm

    Only real problem I can see is that the column was the Master’s TARDIS in Logopolis, not Castrovalva.

    Reply
    • Merast

      June 25th, 2012 - 7:52pm

      It was floating in mid air at the beginning Castrovalva

    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:53pm

      True and true, I think really it should be a Logopolis set, but maybe they have other plans for Logopolis.

  • dalek eternal

    June 25th, 2012 - 6:27pm

    why does it say the master on the box its the dr not the master

    Reply
    • Judooning

      June 25th, 2012 - 6:39pm

      The box was probably a mock up. Like a tester.
      Obviously CO changed their plans and released the 5th Dr instead.

    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 6:40pm

      yes, problem is it should never really have been seen like this

    • THE ERGON

      June 25th, 2012 - 11:17pm

      MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE GONE ALONG WITH A LOGOPOLIS SET AFTER ALL. IF IT WAS MEAN,T TO BE ANOTHER FOURTH DOCTOR FIGURE AS THE ONE FROM THE TRAKEN SET SO BE IT. WE COULD HAVE HAD THE MASTER AND THE WATCHER IN FOR GOOD MEASURE. THE PROBLEM BEING THE EXPENSE,CHEAPER TO INCLUDE THE MASTERS TARDIS AND ACCESSORY,THAN MOULD UP TO 2 NEW FIGURES.

  • pupbenny

    June 25th, 2012 - 6:24pm

    OOH! NICE! 😀 😀

    Reply
  • THE ERGON

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:31pm

    BOOBOO,IS THIS THE ONLY SET YOU KNOW IS COMING OUT? ANY OTHER EXCLUSIVES YOU MIGHT KNOW ABOUT?

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 5:34pm

      Until something is officially announced there is nothing i can say

  • Dave

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:28pm

    http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8035/cha03929doctorwho5thmas.png

    This shows the box. If you look closely, you might notice an interesting detail…

    I think this release will end up containing a figure of the Master. Hopefully in Traken costume.

    Reply
  • Mr Pond

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:26pm

    I never got the previous regen 5th so this is great for me

    Reply
    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:55pm

      Same glad it comes with the scarf, I prefer this figure to the Season 18 one, better detail. Plus it will look cool with the Traken Baker figure.

  • Fishfingers

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:25pm

    Not what I expected since we have nothing for months but its a decent set

    Reply
  • THE ERGON

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:25pm

    THEY SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED THE MASTER IN HIS CRUSHED VELVET OUTFIT OR AT LEAST INCLUDED HIM AS THE PORTREEVE. WILL BE BUYIN G MAINLY FOR THE NEW ACCESSORIES,AS IT IS THE FIFTH DOCTORS HEAD SHOVED ONTO THE 4TH DOCTORS FROM THE TRAKEN SET.

    Reply
  • AlphaOmega

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:24pm

    Strange set but I like the price,will definitely get it

    Reply
    • Judooning

      June 25th, 2012 - 5:24pm

      Yes, i think the price is very fair for this set.

  • CONNORTHEDOCTOR

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:19pm

    I wont get this the reason why is in the the kreeper of kraken set it with a clock,i never play this that clock and i wont with this BUT atleast there bringing more set’s out.

    Reply
  • Judooning

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:16pm

    Booboo, you know that new rating system with the TARDIS’es, well it has a number at the end. Is that how many people have voted?

    And how do you see the overall score of the ratings?

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 5:19pm

      yes, i have changed it now as it doesn’t work with you own images for some reason

    • Judooning

      June 25th, 2012 - 5:24pm

      It’s a great idea putting a rating system on it! 🙂

  • Judooning

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:15pm

    A nice little set. Both figures look very good! But it would of been nice to see a Master with it.
    I mean, you would expect a Master figure with his TARDIS. Wouldn’t you?

    Reply
  • Nicholas

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:14pm

    Why doesn’t this come with the master?

    Reply
    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 1:57pm

      They probably either didn’t get rights to make another figure, or didn’t make enough of them to get them out in time. So they shoved the Doctor in there and I just hope we get the proper costumed master soon.

  • Anonymous

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:12pm

    I really don’t get this set
    Please can someone explain what the things are and why the 5th doctor is wearing those clothes

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 25th, 2012 - 5:14pm

      its from Castrovalva where the 4th had regenerated into the 5th so he is wearing the 4ths clothes

  • Anonymous

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:11pm

    CANT WAIT FOR THIS. ALTHOUGH ISN,T THE FIFTH DOCTORS HEAD TRANSPLANTED FROM THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN SET. GREAT THEY,VE INCLUDED THE MASTERS TARDIS .WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD A MASTER IN CRUSHED VELVET OUTFIT. STILL WHOS COMPLAINING. BRILLIANT.

    Reply
  • matparks08

    June 25th, 2012 - 5:05pm

    Another waste of space – there were such good releases at the end of last year (Fendahl set, Keeper of Traken)- this is so lazy!

    Reply
    • andrew

      June 26th, 2012 - 2:00pm

      No really, at least we know we are getting more sets, they probably leading up to better sets besides I think the less we get this year the better. Next yeat I want to see a lot of stuff for the 50th, so I hope they save money now and put it into making good and big sets for 50th such as a Classic TARDIS set (preferably with 6 sided console) and maybe some other stuff such as McGann pb and more 8th figure variants. More companions. More Master stuff, lol.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Twitter

Facebook