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March 30th, 2020 170 comments

Character 5.5″ 13th Doctor Electronic Tardis

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The Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor Tardis is a replica of the Tardis feautred in the iconic TV Sci Fi series. This Electronic Tardis has multiple features including opening doors and ‘take off’ and ‘landing’ light plus Sound FX. In the TV Series the Tardis Reconfigured itself for the Thirteenth Doctor with a striking new crystalline and Honeycomb detailed control room.

Above image is our own.

The exterior is also subtly different with a darker, greener blue, a black information sign and a bright blue signal lights. The Electronic Tardis is a must have item for all Doctor Who fans and collectors and features classic Doctor Who style packaging.

  • Replica of the Tardis featured in the iconic TV Sci Fi series.
  • Opening Doors
  • With ‘take off’ and ‘landing’ light
  • Sound FX
  • This is a must have item for all Doctor Who fans and collectors and features classic Doctor Who style packaging

Please note Tardis does not contain a card interior, other pictures circulating of this item have a custom interior to demonstrate you can print out and fit one yourself if required.

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys


  • Anonymous

    February 6th, 2020 - 5:33pm

    I really want this! It’s a shame they couldn’t be bothered to put an insert in for us! Times must be hard!

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      nothing about can’t be bothered, and yes times are hard in the toy industry

  • Greg

    February 6th, 2020 - 12:05pm

    I’ve just picked one up from the forbidden planet flagship store in London. They currently have a lot of stock.

    • Doctor What

      February 6th, 2020 - 7:52pm

      Same with Forbidden Planet in Cambridge thanks for letting me know about London store having some,wouldn’t have made me check Cambridge for stock

    • Greg

      February 6th, 2020 - 10:05pm

      No problem. Glad I could help. I think she looks wonderful. I only bought one, but I might buy another to open and display.

  • Anonymous

    February 6th, 2020 - 11:28am

    I’ve been looking all over the internet for the custom interior card that was linked on Twitter, but I can’t seem to find it again. I don’t suppose anyone would have a link to one?

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 11:32am

      the account was deleted

      I have got one here but i need someone to print it out to make sure its works (it works for me fine)

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2020 - 1:42pm


    • BeeversMaster

      February 6th, 2020 - 1:57pm

      booboo, I would be happy to test print it as I am getting it so it would be nice to use it for my one.

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 2:12pm

      right click and save image

      this is designed to print out straight onto A4 with no adjustments needed, what I’m looking for is the distance between the 2 solid lines should be 75mm and the height of the background 150mm

      you score down the solid lines to get a neat fold then cut out, it should fit exactly just tucked behind the doors but may make the windows look odd, can be fiddly so you can trim if required

      i also have one with the sides oversized so you can custom fit it

    • BeeversMaster

      February 6th, 2020 - 2:42pm

      Will print it off onto my Gloss A4 paper when I get home and have access to my printer.

    • Patrick Gleeson

      February 6th, 2020 - 2:59pm

      What would be the possibility Booboo that you could make a new page on the site with some backgrounds for the B&M Tardis’ Sets? Im sure many of us would be incredibly greatful 🙂

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 3:02pm

      i might i just want to make sure these fit first

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2020 - 3:28pm

      Question which might sound odd. Is the roof hollow on the inside?

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 3:49pm

      no its flat inside

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2020 - 4:20pm

      Thanks booboo. Was thinking of adding a small orange led and battery pack to illuminate it a little.

    • BeeversMaster

      February 6th, 2020 - 5:04pm

      Just to confirm booboo, the insert printed out just fine on my printer and the measurements were almost spot on. It was wider by about a fraction of a millimeter but otherwise it is spot on height wise.

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      that’s fine should still fit width-ways, there was a bit of play to allow for those who wanted to stick to card if using paper just wanted to make it is as easy as possible for people.

    • BeeversMaster

      February 6th, 2020 - 5:11pm

      Ah gotcha. Well I cant wait to get the new tardis. Looking forward to battling with the tardis to get the interior card to stay in.

  • BeeversMaster

    February 6th, 2020 - 11:01am

    Just ordered this from Character Online. Hoping the delivery is quick because they didnt specify how long it will take to be sent. I only have a few more TARDISes to get until I have all of them.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    February 6th, 2020 - 10:49am

    Does anyone know what the delivery time is in uk?

  • Judooning

    February 6th, 2020 - 9:35am

    Nice surprise for this to be released early. Although i was looking forward to receiving a big box with everything in at once like the good old days haha.

  • Anonymous

    February 6th, 2020 - 8:23am

    In the picture it has an interior card does the tardis have one

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 8:26am

      no it has custom background on it, we will have images you can print out

  • Daz

    February 6th, 2020 - 1:36am

    I was going to dive on this for my Tardis set once it came out but it took so long since Jodie’s first appearance I couldn’t wait and I made my own. This is still nice but I don’t know if I want to get it now as my Jodie Tardis is more accurate than this one and has an interior background too so I wouldn’t be replacing it.
    I’m glad they made it though and as they are cutting costs it’s the only way to go I guess, shame as they never really did better than the original 10th Doctor Tardis which has light up signs and everything since then the later Tardis toys were never made as good.
    I’m after the figures though!

  • Anonymous

    February 6th, 2020 - 12:27am

    Booboo, have you inserted your own interior card into the TARDIS yet? If so is it possible you can share some photos please

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 7:09am

      yes, I’ve added one above but will be putting up a proper post with backgrounds people will just be able to print out (i Hope!)

  • Simplyzak

    February 5th, 2020 - 7:50pm

    I really would order this now, but £5.50 is definitely holding me back.
    However Character online isn’t much better and amazons estimated 1-3 months is off putting.

    was really hoping Argos would sell these and show them in the new catalogue

    • booboo

      February 5th, 2020 - 7:55pm

      many people would have ordered the figures as well so will pay 5.50 regardless.

      Amazon may get stock much sooner as clearly these have arrived.

  • Anonymous

    February 5th, 2020 - 5:09pm

    I’m pleased in a way – spreads the cost out a tad.

  • Mark Belsom.

    February 5th, 2020 - 1:49pm

    Looks like Forbidden Planet have got the Tardis early plus there’s some on ebay already.

    • booboo

      February 5th, 2020 - 1:57pm

      noticed that, wonder if they wait for the figures before sending everything out

    • Mark Belsom

      February 5th, 2020 - 2:46pm


    • DrXshock

      February 5th, 2020 - 4:17pm

      Just got a notification that it’s been shipped out. So evidently not.

    • Anonymous

      February 5th, 2020 - 5:00pm

      Same here, I ordered mine yesterday and I got an email at 4-ish saying it’s been dispatched

    • mick

      February 5th, 2020 - 5:05pm

      me to, was hoping it would be all sent at the same time at the end of the month

    • The Werewolf

      February 5th, 2020 - 11:52pm

      Forbidden Planet has always done this. When I preordered Star Wars figures from them in the past, they sent each item out as it came in stock. I wish they wouldn’t though.

    • JRT!

      February 6th, 2020 - 5:28am

      Says it’s in stock on Amazon UK as well,and has been for a couple of days.

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 7:08am

      dont think Amazon have it, there are a couple of 3rd party sellers that might

    • JRT!

      February 6th, 2020 - 5:41pm

      Yeah,you can get it through 3rd party sellers within two weeks,apparently,while Amazon will ship it within a month or two,lol! Hoping to see the figs and Tardis while in London for the con at the end of the month.

  • Anonymous

    January 31st, 2020 - 10:09pm

    I thought this was going to be £19.99?

    • booboo

      January 31st, 2020 - 10:12pm

      clearly said “we think” but was the wrong price given at the time

    • Anonymous

      January 31st, 2020 - 10:59pm

      That’s not a problem. Thank you for your response. 🙂

  • Doctorbendisco

    January 30th, 2020 - 11:27am

    Tardis, dalek and graham ordered from forbidden planet .com

  • The Living Shadow

    January 27th, 2020 - 1:50pm

    Maybe they should have a picture of the interior on the packaging that we can then cut out and stick in the Tardis box itself, in order to save costs and still give people what they want!

    • Exterminator

      January 30th, 2020 - 10:01pm

      Thats a great idea.

  • GallifreyanKnight

    January 26th, 2020 - 12:06am

    It’s such a shame that this doesn’t match the superior prototype.

    There’s just so many things wrong with it.

    • Anonymous

      February 2nd, 2020 - 6:47pm


    • Anonymous

      February 2nd, 2020 - 8:28pm

      Just be glad we got one because without the classic boxes it would be even more inaccurate

    • Anonymous

      February 6th, 2020 - 7:14pm

      Not picky at all, it’s a fact that this box is extremely innacurate

    • booboo

      February 6th, 2020 - 7:21pm

      which many people understand this was the only way it was going to get released.

      It was this or nothing basically.

  • Pls tell me

    January 25th, 2020 - 9:21am

    This is a stupid question but is this going to be in b&m

    • booboo

      January 25th, 2020 - 9:37am

      not normally but i wonder if they might keep some of the news stuff now

  • Josh

    January 24th, 2020 - 4:18pm

    Will Argos order 13th doctor tardis and figures

    • Anonymous

      January 29th, 2020 - 2:06pm

      No 13th tardis at argos

  • dazzleshell

    January 24th, 2020 - 11:53am

    I guess the inside doesn’t light up either like the old NewWho Tardis’. Shame. I’ll be waiting for a price drop.

    They really missed a trick not having a ‘Cut Out’ interior picture on the back of the box rather than have to print one elsewhere.

    • Matt

      January 24th, 2020 - 1:01pm

      It’s £25 – £30 on Forbidden Planet

    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2020 - 1:42pm

      I don’t mind not having a cut out inside, cause I don’t think you ever see it in the show, right?

  • Adam

    January 23rd, 2020 - 6:40pm

    Hmmm £24.99? Plus shipping looking at almost £30! I really don’t know :/

    • Grant

      January 23rd, 2020 - 7:43pm

      Yes I agree £24.99??? Mmm think I’ll pass for the minute pre ordered all the figures though!

    • Exterminator

      January 24th, 2020 - 10:54am

      We’ve been spoilt with the B&M Tardis’s for less than twenty quid which also come with a figure.

      All that extra money just for an electronic sound chip and a light bulb? Plus £5.50 p&p from fp, I’ll wait to see if these can be picked up from Argos I think.

    • Anonymous

      January 25th, 2020 - 10:03pm

      Yes ordered mine don’t be tight b&m ain’t doing this tardis

  • Andy

    January 23rd, 2020 - 5:37pm

    Will sell this? (your comment, “realised by someone” to DoctorBendisco indicates that you think this won’t be sold by Amazon (?)

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2020 - 5:47pm

      I was referring to a 3rd party seller if Amazon dont sell it themselves but then they only tend to go up for order when they have the physical stock.

      I dont know if Amazon themselves will be stocking these

  • John Kelly

    January 22nd, 2020 - 9:19pm

    Wow these are great love the tardis

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    January 22nd, 2020 - 6:45pm

    Really like this!
    Hoping Smytbs stock all of these so I can choose paint apps! To many times have I ordered online and the face has bleed or marks.

  • Doctorbendisco

    January 22nd, 2020 - 2:14pm

    Will it be realised on

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:27pm

      probably by someone

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 11:57am

    any links to pre orders yet???

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 12:10pm

      no wont be for a while

  • Landi Demukaj

    January 22nd, 2020 - 7:13am

    Any idea where they will available. Will they be available in shops or just online like forbidden planet

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:13am

      in shops and online, due late February

    • Anonymous

      January 23rd, 2020 - 6:55pm

      28th February

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 5:04am

    It’s a retooled classic box so don’t expect window lighting or an interior card

  • The Ergon

    January 22nd, 2020 - 12:41am

    This is ok if it has the electronic TARDIS sound effects but it looks a bit basic and doesn,t grab me. It would be great if you could get the inlay stickers for the inside to ‘set it off’.

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2020 - 11:26pm

    Does it have the interior image boohoo?

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2020 - 11:26pm


    • booboo

      January 21st, 2020 - 11:27pm


    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:50am


    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:13am


  • Daz

    January 21st, 2020 - 11:05pm

    It’s nice I like it, but this version won’t have the scale of the bigger modern boxes when put with them if they are using the existing classic box.
    I notice there are no cuts in the top and bottom of the posts which are unique to this Tardis and the windows should have that corrugated pattern but if this is the only way to make it for the cost I happy they mad it as close as possible.
    I might buy it to display in the box but I prefer my custom 13th Tardis as it’s in scale with the new boxes and has details like the cuts and the corrugated window pattern.