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December 6th, 2019 41 comments

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Big Chief Studios 1:6 Scale 4th Doctor Character Replica Figure

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The Fourth Doctor Definitive Series Signature Edition Sixth Scale Character Replica Figure represents the definitive version of the Time Lord and features all new sculpted portraits and a multi-layered beautifully tailored costume. With special features affording collectors a greater range of posing options, fans can create the ultimate display.

Signed by Tom Baker, who so memorably brought the whimsical and brooding Fourth Doctor to life, the figure is available in a worldwide edition of only 500 pieces and is exclusive to BIG Chief Studios Ltd.

Categorised under: Big Chief Studio Figures, Collectables



  • The Fishmonger

    December 11th, 2022 - 10:07am

    Gregg from Big Chief has said on Facebook they have just got the first sample costumes for this figure from the factory. So, going to be a while yet. He confirmed that Tom has signed the plaques for the signature edition.

    • Snowman

      August 11th, 2023 - 2:13pm

      Gregg has just Confirmed that Big Chief as Gone Bust and we will be lucky to see any of the Figures that were on Pre-Order.

  • Loobop

    February 21st, 2020 - 7:30am

    heads up big chief studios are currently selling some clothing parts for the tenth and ninth doctor,they have pyjamas with slippers,dressing gown for 10th and black jumper for 9th.

  • Danny

    December 14th, 2019 - 12:23pm

    No comments on this seems very strange. Has anyone ordered this?

    • James

      December 15th, 2019 - 5:23pm

      I’ve bought a few items directly from Big Chief but never got this heads up.

      I first I saw of this, was late on Friday evening.

      I ordered it immediately.

      I’m sure it’s going to look a lot better than these test shots and if not, I’m glad to at least have the Season/Series 18 costume.

      If I don’t like the new head sculpt, I’ll just use the Tom head from the last release.

      I love how they’ve included both the Bucanneer Boots & Brogues Shoes with Socks.

      This Christmas pre-order release time is a bit off, I would have appreciated a bit more lead time.

      …, and for this same reason, I’m also anxious with the link to the future releases – I love these figures but 2 pre-order release dates in 2020?

      I Better get saving!

    • James

      January 10th, 2020 - 6:09pm

      Big Chief have just announced ammendment to the hair sculpt.

      It looks a lot better!

  • Anonymous

    December 8th, 2019 - 9:18am

    His hair/head looks like it has been virtually stretched, it looks awful!

    • Anonymous

      December 8th, 2019 - 1:33pm

      So don’t buy it then

    • Anonymous

      December 8th, 2019 - 3:29pm

      all moulded hair looks odd

    • Anonymous

      December 8th, 2019 - 4:34pm

      The original figure’s hair was the right shape so why does this look so odd?

    • CybermanBill

      December 9th, 2019 - 2:43am

      The head and hair that has been on this figure for a lot of the conventions and photos was the 4th Doctor head from the first release of the 4th Doctor. I think everyone is used to that one…. but I’m sure by the time these figures go into production his head and hair will be practically perfect! The figure they’re showing now is just a prototype. Big Chief are great at listening to criticism and what the Collectors want and taking what’s said into consideration and making the appropriate changes to what the people want.

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2019 - 9:52pm

      I think that people might want them to change it to a likeness of Tom Baker.

    • Anonymous

      December 12th, 2019 - 7:20pm

      It is a likeness of Tom Baker

    • Mark Belsom

      December 14th, 2019 - 5:44pm

      Big Chief are still working on the head.

  • Anonymous

    December 7th, 2019 - 8:33pm

    I’ve got rose, Amy and Clara and would love more but just can’t afford them!

  • Bobby Davros

    December 7th, 2019 - 6:31pm

    Odd this doesn’t look a lot like the prototype I saw a couple of weeks ago at the BC booth at the NEC which was superior. His hair here looks like he’s hanging upside down.

    • Darren

      December 7th, 2019 - 8:06pm

      The one at the nec had the old head on the costume

    • Bobby Davros

      December 7th, 2019 - 11:35pm

      Ah, that’s why it looked better, they fixed the 5 o’clock shadow.

  • Negative_matter

    December 7th, 2019 - 3:51pm

    Must admit not overly keen on paying for another one up front though not while Im waiting for Pertwee. I imagine though that people have even more on order than me.

    • Col

      December 8th, 2019 - 3:04pm

      I’m waiting on 8th 13th and 3rd doctor but they are always well worth the wait 🙂

    • Anonymous

      December 8th, 2019 - 6:55pm

      Me too – 8th, 13th, 3rd and Commander Koenig. This is why I have no money.

  • Negative_matter

    December 7th, 2019 - 3:38pm

    Far superior to the previous Tom figure…be nice if you could get the first season outfit and accessories from that previous one with this.

  • Stanley The Great

    December 7th, 2019 - 2:56pm


    • CybermanBill

      December 9th, 2019 - 2:47am

      I heard at one time they were going to be making Daleks. That was like 3 or 4 years ago though. Or your looking for a decent looking Dalek to put with your Bog Chief figures I find that the Dalek Bluetooth speakers seem to be about the right size and look great when posed together. I have 4 of them and it really adds to the display!

    • Anonymous

      December 9th, 2019 - 8:57am

      Booboo posted this reference to Big Chief getting their licence renewed. Take a look at the last three entries on their list of planned figures. Though you’ll have to wait a while.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    December 7th, 2019 - 2:35pm

    Looks lovely! But has anyone heard about 13? It was due November and it stills says that on the website. But no sign or email about a delay?

    • Daniel O’Brien

      December 7th, 2019 - 3:00pm

      Their October production update gave late January as the new provisional release date. For some reason, the listing for the figure did not get updated at the same time.

    • Daz

      December 7th, 2019 - 4:24pm

      I read the same thing, the Pertwee figure has pushed the Jodie one behind schedule.
      I waited two years for Clara, yep two whole years after paying full price on launch day! Hopefully Jodie won’t take as long.

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      December 7th, 2019 - 4:44pm

      Thanks both! Must have missed that newsletter!

  • Don’t vote Saxon (He’s a bad man) :)

    December 7th, 2019 - 12:05pm

    It’s okay, I’m not keen on his later costume and the scarf looks a bit thin.
    Still waiting for Jodie to come in stock as it’s been delayed to January apparently but I’ve got Clara before and she’s great. Shame the prices have jumped up a lot as a full Doctor set is almost impossible without choosing these over having money to stay alive for a bit longer to enjoy them.

  • The Outcast

    December 7th, 2019 - 3:43am

    I think it’d be cool if they did an alternate Meglos head and hands.

    • Negative_matter

      December 7th, 2019 - 3:57pm

      A brilliant idea! His aged ‘da Vinci’ head from Leisure Hive would also be a superb addition.

  • MickeySmith07

    December 7th, 2019 - 12:43am

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the figure. I wonder if the original hat/hair can be swapped with this too

    • CybermanBill

      December 9th, 2019 - 2:51am

      I’m sure it could. So far, all of the Doctors heads for onto all the bodies. The neck peg is basically the same size in all the figures. I have all the Doctors and sometimes it fun to switch heads every once in awhile.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    December 6th, 2019 - 10:55pm

    The head looks like half a Tom sculpt and half a Jagaroth

  • Anonymous

    December 6th, 2019 - 7:38pm

    Would love to get more of these but way out of my budget. Really wanted the Jodie one but just too expensive. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying they should be cheaper I fully understand the pricing it’s just unfortunate that I don’t have the money for them. This one decent to me. And yes they do often look better than the photographs suggest. The Jodie one I thought doesn’t look much like her with the serious expression but I think the smiling head is spot on. It will be the same here if the other head sculpt is a smiling version.

  • 6sek

    December 6th, 2019 - 6:03pm

    What’s the RRP?

    • Mark Belsom.

      December 6th, 2019 - 6:30pm

      Big Chief have said that because of the extras that come with this figure he will cost more than previous ones.

    • SamWho

      December 6th, 2019 - 6:32pm

      What if it comes with Meglos & old heads that would be good and make sense why it’s more expensive

  • Michael

    December 6th, 2019 - 5:30pm

    The final figure often looks a lot better. The Paul McGann packaging photo figure looks awful but the production figure looks rather good. I saw a computer generated image (pre paint) of a smiley portrait for this figure of Tom and it looked great.

    I agree that these photos aren’t selling it for me. Big Chief can be very hit and miss.

  • Anonymous

    December 6th, 2019 - 5:07pm

    This doesn’t look good.


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