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November 12th, 2015 45 comments

An Unusual View of The 5.5″ 8th Doctor Figure

Ever wanted to know exactly how your figure looks before it hits the shelves?

This image may surprise a few as to just how many components are involved!

For more images and insight into how these Doctor Who figures are made visit The Affable Design Company Ltd at


Toys “R” Us has linked up with Character Options to bring to Doctor Who fans young and old a very special collector’s series of figures that will be available only in Toys “R” Us Stores in the UK .

The 8th Doctor and other 5.5″ figures will be available to order from shortly.


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  • The Savage Cabage

    November 17th, 2015 - 10:06pm

    They should release the non painted versions as these look great!

  • Charlie

    November 15th, 2015 - 8:37am

    Do you think there’ll be any more announcements before Christmas?

    • Charlie

      November 15th, 2015 - 8:39am

      I just remember in a quote the design company said they had many new sculpts…

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 4:16pm

      Hopefully they’re not all just variants of The Doctor.

    • The Savage Cabage

      November 15th, 2015 - 10:11pm

      I hope so as we need some monsters in this series (also humans such as Kate and osgood)

  • shatner

    November 14th, 2015 - 2:34pm

    is it possible to get pieces of old figures to fix old broken ones. my 3.75 wave 1 cyberman with arm gun was broken when came out of box I just bought 3 wave 1’s without gun to see if I can mix and match to fix it. the shoulder joint is broken off inside


      November 15th, 2015 - 9:53am

      There’ a fella who has a channel on youtube goes by the name toi polloi, he gives great tips for figure repairs. Try him.

    • shatner

      November 16th, 2015 - 10:55am

      fixed by heating pin and sliding through broken joint then superglue cutting of excess works lovely. I wont let kids near it tho sharp if broken. this one is for me


      November 16th, 2015 - 1:54pm

      Well thought out that, must keep it in mind.

  • jack.1234

    November 13th, 2015 - 10:13am

    I pre-ordered the 8th Doctor figure from Forbidden Planet, will I still be getting my order from forbidden planet when it is released?

    • booboo

      November 13th, 2015 - 10:37am

      yes you should, they are still getting the stock but it looks like they sold out of their on-line allocation

  • Chris

    November 13th, 2015 - 9:17am

    booboo where did you get your 8th doctor from?

    • booboo

      November 13th, 2015 - 9:24am

      from Toys r us / Character / Evolution PR

      Its an advance sample

  • Slightly Evil Dr

    November 13th, 2015 - 8:01am

    I ordered this when it first came out. Shouldn’t it be arriving around now??

    • booboo

      November 13th, 2015 - 8:10am

      it was listed as the end of November

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2015 - 9:58am

      I emailed FP and all they could say (because its no longer listed on their site) is that they are expecting in to hit their warehouses this month.

    • Slightly Evil Dr

      November 14th, 2015 - 6:03pm

      Ok thanks

  • Professor Black

    November 13th, 2015 - 6:54am

    This blows the 3.75 scale version out the water. Odd that the two are being released same time.

    • Cyberman Bill

      November 13th, 2015 - 7:24am

      I don’t think it blows it out of the water…. I think the 3.75″ one will be one of the best 3.75″ figures made to date. I think it looks a lot like the 5.5″ one. Al Dewars photos show that!

  • Anonymous

    November 12th, 2015 - 10:52pm


    Anyone know if thee band is moulded to the coat or removable?

    • mark Belsom

      November 12th, 2015 - 11:03pm

      I have seen another picture with the band removed.

    • Cyberman Bill

      November 12th, 2015 - 11:14pm

      It’s removeable

    • booboo

      November 12th, 2015 - 11:14pm

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2015 - 12:43am

      Cheers guys…so excited about this figure. I bought two and already have a young War Doctor custom planned.

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2015 - 2:08pm

      Why have you got three?

    • booboo

      November 13th, 2015 - 2:42pm

      its the same figure

  • The Savage Cabage

    November 12th, 2015 - 10:48pm

    That means that in total there are 35 pieces of plastic including accessories

  • Floppy Who

    November 12th, 2015 - 10:16pm

    Images like that show why 5″ action figures can’t be produced to sell at £6.99 any more…!

    • Dominic Kane

      November 12th, 2015 - 10:40pm

      They never were, they were sold as £10.00 or £9.99

    • The Savage Cabage

      November 12th, 2015 - 10:49pm

      In the early days (series 1-4) they were

    • The Werewolf

      November 12th, 2015 - 11:04pm

      Series 1-3 you mean. Series 4 was the start of £9.99 I think, unless I’m misremembering.

    • Whovastron

      November 13th, 2015 - 12:19am

      They were £7.99 in 2008

    • The Werewolf

      November 13th, 2015 - 12:39am

      Ah yes, that makes sense.

    • The Savage Cabage

      November 13th, 2015 - 8:45am

      Sorry t’was 1-3

    • DoctorSong2016

      November 13th, 2015 - 11:13am

      I’m pretty sure it was only 1-2


      November 13th, 2015 - 11:35am

      £6.99 was the original till series 2. 3 put it up to £7.99, 4 was £8.99. Then etc.

    • The Flying Shark

      November 13th, 2015 - 7:06pm

      I’m pretty sure it was £6.99 from the start of the range to series 3, £7.99 for series 4, the first classics and C&B waves, £8.99 for series 5 and classics wave 2 and £9.99 from Paradigm Daleks to series 6, and now, of course, it’s £14.99 for the collectors’ series.

  • GFP WhenISayRun

    November 12th, 2015 - 10:00pm

    Weird… there’s no neck peg. Probably just a standardised pice so wasn’t on the design or something.

    • GFP WhenISayRun

      November 12th, 2015 - 10:01pm


    • The Savage Cabage

      November 12th, 2015 - 10:50pm

      The kneck peg is on the body now so that you can remove the head

    • GFP WhenISayRun

      November 13th, 2015 - 8:17am

      Yeah I know, but it’s not in this image. Unless it’s just not very big and is blocked from view by the top of the torso.

  • cyberdoctor42

    November 12th, 2015 - 9:43pm

    This answers two of my questions. 😀

    • DoctorSong2016

      November 12th, 2015 - 10:29pm

      are they :

      is the head removable?

      is the scarf removable?

    • cyberdoctor42

      November 13th, 2015 - 7:28am

      No and yes, the first was ‘does it have universal joints at the shoulders?’ and the second was ‘is the scarf removable’ so well done! You guessed one of my questions.

  • shatner

    November 12th, 2015 - 9:32pm

    this really helps for sometimes bits need a little trimming


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