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July 10th, 2011 47 comments

BIG Chief Studios 1:6 scale figures

From www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk

DOCTOR WHO – 24/06/2011

BIG CHIEF STUDIOS ANNOUNCE LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BBC WORLDWIDE FOR DOCTOR WHO FIGURES

You can follow development on their Facebook page Here.

BIG Chief Studios Ltd. is proud to announce a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide to produce a range of high-end collector 1:6 scale figures and 1:4 scale mixed media statues, based on the flagship TV series Doctor Who. The agreement includes rights for both the current series starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and the classic series’, from the very first Doctor William Hartnell, through to David Tennant.

Initial product offerings will include highly detailed 1:6 scale versions of the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). Both figures will be fully articulated for maximum poseability and will feature authentic hand-painted character portraits, finely tailored costuming, signature accessories and themed display bases. To complete the first wave, other popular characters including Rory Williams and River Song will be released.

Key monsters and aliens from the hit TV series will also be released. Additionally themed 1:6 scale dioramas depicting the sets from the show will be introduced for collectors to create displays for their figures.

The Definitive Edition 1:4 scale mixed media statues utilize a blend of non-articulated, pre-posed figurines with authentic character portraits, fabric costuming and themed display bases. Select statues will also include light-up display features. These museum grade pieces will be the ultimate collectable for fans of the Time Lord.

BIG Chief will begin offering the first two character releases in Q4 2011, both direct to consumer via their dedicated website and through select hobby and specialist retailers.

BIG Chief directors Mark Andrews and Tony Leetham said, “We are extremely proud and excited that BBC Worldwide has granted us these rights on such a key and prestigious brand. Everyone in the BIG Chief team are dedicated fans of Doctor Who, committed to delivering great collectable products, which not only celebrates the incredible new series, but also the long heritage of the franchise.”

Richard Hollis, Head of UK Licensing at BBC Worldwide comments: ”Providing unique products for the dedicated fans of Doctor Who is a priority for us, and we are delighted that Big Chief are on board to offer these high-quality and very special sculptures. They are a company who really understand this market and will complement our existing fan ranges perfectly.”

BIG Chief Studios Ltd. is comprised of industry veterans with the experience and passion to deliver high quality collectables. Directors Mark Andrews and Tony Leetham have a combined experience of more than 25 years working within the licensing industry. Both Mark and Tony specialise in the design, development and manufacture of gift, collectable and toy products. With offices in both Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead, the company has a network of distribution channels.


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47 comments

  • Pam Smith

    October 6th, 2011 - 9:26pm

    I so want one of these! Forbidden Planet sent me their newletter with its pre-order price £149.99 more than my 1/6 Severus Snape but wow! the interchangable hands and postions have Matt Smith’s character right!

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  • McGann is The Doctor.

    July 17th, 2011 - 3:38pm

    The 1st ones will be afew from the current Series, aswell as the current Doctor and COmpanion. It will be unmissable 😀

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    • booboo

      July 17th, 2011 - 3:41pm

      have you seen their facebook page with the part image of Matt Smith, it looks so life like

    • Mels

      July 17th, 2011 - 4:05pm

      *Rumages through internet to find facebook page*

      All I can say is WOW! If that’s a taste of what the final figures may look like, these are going to be absolutely fantastic! 😀

    • Anonymous

      July 17th, 2011 - 4:11pm

      Have you got a link Booboo?

    • booboo

      July 17th, 2011 - 4:54pm

      sorry should have put it in

      http://www.facebook.com/BigChiefStudiosLimited

    • anthony

      July 17th, 2011 - 8:20pm

      are they better than charecter options have u made an account and should i how do u see the figures
      ?

    • booboo

      July 17th, 2011 - 8:21pm

      as soon as the figures are shown they will be on here, they will be high in price and aimed at the serious collectors market

    • Mels

      July 18th, 2011 - 6:53am

      I’m secretly hoping these are under £150 each. But considering how much the Tonner dolls were (and they are far less detailed) I don’t hold out a lot of hope!

      The final reveal and pricetag will be interesting. As long as they are not outrageously expensive I’ll be getting at least the 11th Doctor (I’d love the 4th/9th/10th Doctor as well).

  • forever dalek 1323

    July 1st, 2011 - 5:52pm

    thanks a will keep a look at this page for the confinmed baddies of the wave

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    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 5:54pm

      I’m really looking forward to seeing these

  • Dalek Vader

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:18am

    Should be interesting.I hope for new and old cybermen,daleks,sontarans,davros,monsters(YETI!!),the master(DECAYING!!),time lords and the doctors 1-10.(Because 11 has already been annouced.)

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  • king gerbil

    June 30th, 2011 - 2:54pm

    sos don’t know what happened there

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  • king gerbil

    June 30th, 2011 - 2:54pm

    Are character still doing doctor who figures?

    Their most recent wave was very small compared to wave 1s of the past…

    Worryingly so… 🙁

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    • booboo

      June 30th, 2011 - 3:33pm

      well i hope so, things do seem a bit thin on the ground at the momnet

  • king gerbil

    June 30th, 2011 - 2:52pm

    Are character still doing doctor who figures?

    Their most recent wave was very small compared to wave 1s of the past…

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  • Mels

    June 30th, 2011 - 10:17am

    These sound fantastic! They also sound very expensive… collectors only I would think. 😛

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    • booboo

      June 30th, 2011 - 10:20am

      I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with these especially the scale dioramas and the museum grade pieces

    • dalekmaster17

      June 30th, 2011 - 3:07pm

      what does museum grade pieces mean and might get these

    • booboo

      June 30th, 2011 - 3:32pm

      very high quality basically

    • Mels

      July 1st, 2011 - 7:27am

      Yes, very high quality *display* pieces. 😀

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    June 29th, 2011 - 8:18pm

    DRAT! I AM NOT GONNA BUY A RORY AND RIVER TO PLAY WITH MY 5 INCH ONES COULD IT WOULD LOOK SO WIERD! I DON’T SEE MUCH OF A POINT IN THESE NEW FIGURES, CHARACTER OPTIONS DOES A GOOD ENOUGH JOB!

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    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 8:19pm

      Different market

    • Dark Side of the Moon

      June 29th, 2011 - 9:18pm

      Didnt CO make 12 inch figures for a period of time…I wonder why the BBC went else where with the licence…not that I’m a fan of 12 inch figures…I just hope CO dont lose their 5 nch licence too…people moan about them…but having been a fan since 78 and only having those awful Dapol figures…kids today dont know how lucky they are to have CO and FP making it possible to manufacture less popular figures by arranging exclusive deals.

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 9:26pm

      yes they made 12″ figures but i don’t think they did to well although i though they we very good, difficult to stand up though – i have them all

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 30th, 2011 - 8:01pm

      i got dalek sec hybrid for my bday

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      June 30th, 2011 - 8:01pm

      sometimes i think the big ones look really wierd

    • forever dalek 1323

      July 1st, 2011 - 5:54pm

      i have a cyberleader and one day a saw another 12 inch cyberman so when i came back to get it, it was gone cruel fate

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      July 1st, 2011 - 5:58pm

      don’t you hate it when that happens? once i was about to order amy pond action figure last year, and they had one left, then a sign flashed up saying the last one had just been ordered. i cried.

  • forever dalek 1323

    June 29th, 2011 - 7:22pm

    will this more articulation and does anyone know if they will bring out figures based on the cyberman that was in the latest story

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    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 11:33pm

      we know very little at the moment but thsi all sounds very promising

    • forever dalek 1323

      July 1st, 2011 - 5:51pm

      thanks i just can wait to get the chance to make another cyberman army

  • 123abc

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:49pm

    have you heard any more on the plush toys or dr who worlds of time

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    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:50pm

      nothing at all, they may unveil them at comi con

    • Nicholas

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:51pm

      they are out in august http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=64522

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:52pm

      Thats bif pang pow, totally different

    • Anonymous

      June 29th, 2011 - 8:09pm

      Worlds of Time is definetly geting a proper announcement at the SDCC, that was confirmed in the initial announcement.

  • DoctorWhoDW

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:39pm

    how big are these compared to the 5inch range?

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    • OodSigma

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:40pm

      These figures will be 12 inchs tall.

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:42pm

      Much bigger, like the CO 12″ range

  • Nicholas

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:38pm

    Oh a company who make river and rory

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  • dalekmaster17

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:36pm

    how big is 1:6 and 1:4 and the background/displays sound nice

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    • Will

      June 30th, 2011 - 7:58am

      1:6 means that 6 feet tall is made as 1 foot tall.

  • the doctor 1055

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:16pm

    they are a doctor and a the silence that is all i know

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  • Mumble5557

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:13pm

    So does CO still make the figures?

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    • booboo

      June 29th, 2011 - 3:14pm

      yes these are BIG figures, i just picked this up with google search, i know nothing else about them

  • Mumble5557

    June 29th, 2011 - 3:11pm

    Awsome might look more into that

    Reply

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