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Big Chief 1:6 Scale 3rd Doctor Commemorative Edition

Available to order from

The Third Doctor figure stands tall with a breathtaking likeness of the incomparable Jon Pertwee, who so memorably portrayed the Time Lord from 1970 to 1974.

Outfitted in his dark blue velvet jacket with embroidered piping, frilled shirt, western tie and of course that cape. Ready for action the Third Doctor comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver, plus a host of other accessories including: magnifying glass; Sea Devil gun; Guerrilla gun; remote control for Bessie; Metebelis Crystal and TARDIS Key. A variety of posed hands as well as gloved hands comes as standard, as does his light-up display base with Gallifreyan symbol for the number three.

Available to pre-order in an exclusive Commemorative Edition of only 500 pieces, the Third Doctor also includes a special photo print signed by actor Katy Manning, who portrayed the Doctor’s companion Jo Grant. Not available via general retail, the Commemorative Edition packaging is embellished with gold foil detailing.

A standard Limited Edition will be available through their retail partners.

What’s in the box:

  • Third Doctor Portrait Head featuring an authentic likeness of Jon Pertwee
  • Anatomix Standard Male Body with over 30 Points of Articulation
  • Faux Velvet Fabric Jacket with Embroidered Piping
  • Frilled Shirt
  • Western Tie
  • Cloak with Red Satin Lining
  • Pair of Trousers
  • Pair of Boots
  • 6 x Interchangeable Hands
  • 2 x Interchangeable Gloved Hands
  • Display Base with Illuminating Gallifreyan Symbol and Stand
  • Printed TARDIS Control Room Backdrop
  • Commemorative Edition Photo Print signed by Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
  • Commemorative Edition Photo Print Wallet

Categorised under: Big Chief Studio Figures, Collectables, Featured



  • Dalek1

    October 5th, 2021 - 12:02pm

    Finally received this yesterday – very good.
    And although the 13th Doctor figure is also very good, there is no stand for the signature plaque as in previous releases. Having contacted them, they say this was not included in the pre-order page – which appears to be true – BUT it was most certainly listed as being included on the “Pre-Launch” page when I ordered back in March 2019!

    • Pam Smith

      October 26th, 2021 - 2:15am

      Mine arrived yesterday (Australia) was missing a maggot, had spaces for two but only one. Other than that I think it is a great likeness. Posted same time at 13 which arrived Saturday, (thank you Aust Post) she would have to be the best I have 9. Her foot fell off but easy fix, not like 11, couldn’t get his foot on & didn’t want to send back to UK so leave him in the box

  • Danny

    September 27th, 2021 - 6:55pm

    BCS emailing shipping notifications for these now… looks like deliveries expected on 01/10/2021… at last the wait is nearly over 😀 can’t wait to see it in hand…

  • Danny

    July 19th, 2021 - 4:22pm

    Email from BSC requesting payment for shipping as the figure is expected to arrive at the end of August. They are taking shipping in advance to avoid delays… looks like it will be £6.00

    • Danny

      August 25th, 2021 - 6:29pm

      BCS have confirmed 25 Commemorative Editions will be available to order Friday @ noon with shipping late September for all orders 🙂

  • Rikki Krystal

    February 4th, 2021 - 6:15pm

    Update from big chief. New shipping est, now end of april, early may.

  • Danny

    November 30th, 2020 - 4:58pm

    Jan 2021 appears to be Est Shipping date for both versions of this figure. Series 18 Tom is the back end of the year Oct 2021 but understandable in current circumstances…

  • MickeySmith07

    August 12th, 2019 - 2:30pm

    Only 10 left of these! That must be the quickest figure big Chief have done to sell out. I expect these all to go by the end of today

    • Davydd Van Antwerp

      August 12th, 2019 - 4:24pm

      I just happen to have a character online, series 2 Mickey Smith in original packaging that is also autographed. And don’t know it’s value or what to do with it.

  • Stewart

    July 28th, 2019 - 5:10pm

    Wife is being really nice and saying I can order if I want – so all the responsibility is now one me 🙁

    • Stewart

      July 28th, 2019 - 5:10pm

      On* me 🙁

    • Col

      July 28th, 2019 - 6:11pm

      My boyfriend did the same infact he could see how much I wanted it so practically pressed the button for me 🙂

  • Rafael Ciaccia

    July 26th, 2019 - 7:36pm

    anyone knows when to order it other than from big chief website ? thanks

    • booboo

      July 26th, 2019 - 7:38pm

      you will only get the Commemorative Edition for Big Chief, it will probably be sometime before other retailers put the std edition up for order

    • Rafael Ciaccia

      July 26th, 2019 - 7:45pm

      Thanks thats what i meant, maybe i should send a mail to big chief studio to know if they have a date for when the limited edition will be available on other retailers.

  • Rikki Krystal

    July 26th, 2019 - 6:43pm

    Just ordered mine,Roll on june(or probably later.)

    • Col

      July 26th, 2019 - 7:33pm

      I caved too haha :p…I am always so torn there amazing but so expensive

      But always glad when they arrive

    • Anonymous

      August 1st, 2019 - 8:33am

      So do they take payment immediately or do they wait until the figures ready to send out?

  • GuyTheZygon

    July 26th, 2019 - 6:33pm

    Now that’s more like it!!! Wow – First true likeness they’ve achieved i.m.h.o.
    Costly but truly stunning work.
    Personally I don’t see why people lay so much stock by real cloth costumes, wish they would just solid mould them; fabric always marks, gathers dust and perishes much faster (as witnessed by anyone familiar with the 70’s Denys Fisher releases).

    • Bicky

      July 27th, 2019 - 10:53am

      That’s a good point. That’s what’s good about the Robert Harrop figurines- they are solid and don’t have fabric clothes etc which sometimes look untidy and oversized.

    • Chris Howarth

      July 30th, 2019 - 7:52am

      If they solid-moulded them they’d be an entirely different kind of merchandise. I think the reason I like the Big Chief releases is they’re basically high quality Action Men (and women); they evoke a sense of nostalgia for the kind of toys I had or wish I’d had as a child.

      I can only imagine how excited the eight year old me would have been if a Third Doctor doll had been sold in toyshops back then.

  • Mark Belsom.

    July 26th, 2019 - 6:20pm

    Just ordered mine,can’t wait. I very rarely spend this much on one item,but couldn’t help it. LoL.

    • 0doctor0who0

      July 26th, 2019 - 6:27pm

      Exactly the same as me lol.

  • 0doctor0who0

    July 26th, 2019 - 6:12pm

    Just pre ordered mine 🙂
    Paid in full and getting giant maggot version 2 apparently? Any ideas what this might be? Maybe his costume or a maggot itself?

    • Cyberman Bill

      July 27th, 2019 - 9:07am

      They have a picture of the maggots you get after all he photos of the 3rd doctor figure

    • Anonymous

      July 30th, 2019 - 2:36pm

      There’s also a couple of pictures of Daleks menacing the Doc as well. They’ve either borrowed them from elsewhere or maybe they’re prototypes of the planned release later in the collection. Looks like a couple of colour variations.

  • Thetruth

    July 26th, 2019 - 5:51pm

    Well Over £200 and they don’t include shipping the price by the looks…. Shame

    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2019 - 6:35pm

      The shipping is a bit naughty. I wonder how many people will be caught out by that? And I wonder what the shipping costs are? From what I can see they don’t tell you how much shipping is until 7 days before it’s due.

    • Rikki Krystal

      July 26th, 2019 - 6:42pm

      Shipping to uk is around £10.00

    • Col

      July 26th, 2019 - 8:13pm

      It’s never high and they give rewards now in spendable value ….I am wondering if that can be reclaimed on shipping

    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2019 - 8:48pm

      Big Chief use FedEx next day delivery for inland U.K. and it is free

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2019 - 5:35pm

    This is by far the best looking BGS figure. The only one to actually look like the actor. And being my favourite doctor, this is perfect for my first 1/6th scale figure!

  • The Silent Silent

    July 26th, 2019 - 5:04pm

    Might pre order this one. The last Big Chief Figure I ordered was the PJ Christmas Invasion 10th Doctor Figure which was a while ago now.

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2019 - 12:57pm

    Really cool! Shame they are so expensive. I can’t pay that for a figure. Nice anyway

  • john

    July 26th, 2019 - 12:25pm

    omg this is awesome take my money

  • Daz

    July 26th, 2019 - 11:52am

    Shame these are so expensive seeing how many Doctors there now are, it would be cool to have them all lined up with monsters and compainons…not gonna happen sadly.

    • Darren

      July 26th, 2019 - 4:12pm

      You know they are planning to do a dalek and a cyberman in the next few years

    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2019 - 4:13pm

      I think he means he can’t afford to buy them in order to line them up

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2019 - 11:17am

    Same here, can’t afford it, can’t warrant spending big chief prices either. But it looks great. And those who can afford it are in for a treat

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2019 - 10:43am

    i wont get it coz big chief is way out of my budget.. but for anybody that does I hope you really take a moment to appreciate this incredible figure


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