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January 23rd, 2017 154 comments

Character Options 2017 Doctor Who product Line

All new 2017 items are now available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk

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Character Options 2017 Doctor Who product Line to be seen first at London Toy Fair

Character Options is proud to unveil a range of new Doctor Who figures and accessories for 2017. The new collection will be available from mid spring and is to be seen for the first time at London Toy Fair on Tuesday 24th January 2017.

Heading up the range is a number of articulated figures that will be perfect for collectors. Set in the classic 5.5 inch scaling each perfectly replicates some of the favourite characters, past and present, from the show.

The Tenth Doctor in Tuxedo, available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk, is packed in collectors packaging and not only comes with a figure and a Sonic Screwdriver but for fans is one of the most requested alternate outfits; perfect to recreate scenes from “Rise of Cybermen” and “Voyage of the Damned!”

Added to this is the favoured Tenth Doctor’s Sonic with lights and sounds. For those that did not collect it first time round now’s the time to add to your collection.

Fans of the Tenth Doctor will also be keen to get their hands on The Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Playset. With its motorised time rotor and pulsating lights this is the ultimate playset and has an illuminated console with six control buttons, removable floor panels and flip up console panel.

Another Figure in the series is the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, in his Ninth Season hoodie and checked trousers outfit. This item also includes a new head sculpt and his brand new Sonic Screwdriver just in time for Season Ten!

For serious collectors needing every variant, there is also the Twelfth Doctor in his Ninth Season Hoodie and Black Jumper outfit, a 5.5 inch figure not to be missed.

Finally, if you are looking for a Cyberman with a difference then make sure you stretch yourself for the new Cyberman 7-inch Stretch toy! Watch with wonder as the Doctors arch enemy is stretched many times his size only to return back to his original shape and size once he is let loose.

Photos from our Toy Fair 2017 album on Flickr

Toy Fair 2017


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154 comments

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    January 22nd, 2017 - 3:25pm

    It’ll be interesting to see whether the sizing issue that the previous four variants had has been fixed this time as judging by the pictures of them in the packaging they look the same size as the Series 8 variants.

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    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      January 22nd, 2017 - 3:27pm

      This is referring to the two Twelfth Doctor hoodie variants if anyone’s wondering.

  • Harold Saxon

    January 22nd, 2017 - 2:07pm

    Looks good likeness on those figure which is a good start

    Reply
  • GuyTheZygon

    January 22nd, 2017 - 9:58am

    Time for the Wirrn, adult Krynoid and Planet of Evil Sarah-Jane

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  • Dalek4ever

    January 22nd, 2017 - 9:03am

    Will you keep us updated with what is going to be released

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    • Dalek4ever

      January 22nd, 2017 - 9:04am

      At the toy fair

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 9:13am

      yes we will

  • The Outcast

    January 22nd, 2017 - 1:08am

    The Twelfth Doctor figure look amazing in these images. They look alot more like peter than the old ones. I still hope there will be something else new at the Toyfair though as they need to release more Monster/Villain figures soon. If you don’t count re-releases, then the only Monster/Villain we’ve had are the two variants of Missy, which is annoying as Doctor Who is as much about the monsters as it is the relationships, which I feel people often forget.

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    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2017 - 1:21am

      “No bug-eyed monsters” – Sydney Newman

    • The Outcast

      January 22nd, 2017 - 2:16am

      But not all Monsters/Aliens/Villains have bug-eyes. And having a villain would certainly be better than constant Nu-Who Doctors and companions. I mean, if we can have villains can we atleast have TV movie 7 or Jamie. I like these figures and can’t wait to buy them, but whats the point in having the Doctor if he has no enemies to fight?

  • CG

    January 22nd, 2017 - 1:03am

    Well I am very excited for these three figures! I think we should be very grateful for the two extra 12 doctors which in my opinion look absolutely fantastic in these images, at least giving his face a little more expression and likeness to Capaldi. Personally I am not too fust about the 10th doctor but certainly see the demand and “need” for this particular variant.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2017 - 9:15pm

    Okay, so I know this is a wierd one, but who else would like a 5.5 inch s7 Amy figure from The Angels Take Manhattan (I think that’s what it’s called). I loved the 3.75 fig and just wondered if anyone else wanted the same.

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    • DWFAN1

      January 21st, 2017 - 9:22pm

      yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2017 - 11:11pm

      Yay. Glad someone agrees.

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2017 - 7:58pm

    When it said cybermen I was hoping for 5.5 nightmare in silver cyberman

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    • Jordan Scott

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:03pm

      Same 🙁

    • Ian

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:08pm

      Same..this will end up as a peg warmer like the last Cyberman thing they did.

    • The Outcast

      January 22nd, 2017 - 12:20pm

      How difficult is it to make a 5.5 2013- Cyberman. Surely its just an upscale of the 3.75 version.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 12:53pm

      they already have the renders which could be used in any scale

      its the tooling where the biggest expense is and that’s not been done

      I really don’t know why they haven’t done this

  • Still Not Ginger

    January 21st, 2017 - 7:38pm

    Do you think that a five inch Clara is a possibility?

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    • Dalek4ever

      January 21st, 2017 - 7:53pm

      It’s already out

    • Jordan Scott

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:02pm

      That’s just a repainted Oswin, doesn’t resemble anything Clara actually wore.

    • Still Not Ginger

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:07pm

      Like a series 9 one I mean

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:09pm

      I would have really liked a s9 FTR Clara. Or at least a Clara with short hair to look like she’s from s9. I don’t like all the Clara’s released having long hair when it was short in s9.

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:12pm

      …And I would also like to know if there is any chance we will get a proper s9 Clara figure in the future, or if they’ll skip it and move to s10 figs.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    January 21st, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Well then, my dream 2018 (or sooner) action figure range would be:

    12th Doctor Red Velvet Jacket Variant 5″
    Bill Potts 5″
    Dark Eyes 8th Doctor (wildcard action figure) 5″
    12th Doctor’s Console Room

    Reply
    • Dalekparadigm2

      January 21st, 2017 - 7:40pm

      And even a step further by making the Dark Eyes 8th Doctor into a two pack alongside Alex Macqueen’s Master… Dark Eyes 3 Figure set maybe…

    • Dalek4ever

      January 21st, 2017 - 7:53pm

      Agreed

    • The Outcast

      January 22nd, 2017 - 12:14am

      They could easily do the Alex Macqueen Master. Just get any standard suit wearing body, repaint it a bit and place a new head on (and maybe give him his tissue compression eliminator as an accessory).

    • Dalekparadigm2

      January 22nd, 2017 - 10:08am

      Yeah, and even though they would have to make a new body mould, the head for 8 already exists (War Doctor spare)

    • Dalekparadigm2

      January 22nd, 2017 - 10:11am

      To make a new red velvet Variant is stupidly easy now. Do it!

    • Dalekparadigm2

      January 22nd, 2017 - 10:11am

      For Capaldi that is

    • The Outcast

      January 22nd, 2017 - 10:38am

      I didn’t mention this in my other comment, but my most wanted figure is the ‘Wheel in Space’ Cyberman. It’s the only major classic variant they need to release and it is much sought after by collectors.

      I’ve always had this set IDEA: Cyberman collectors set #1:
      ‘Wheel in Space’ Cyberman (Height: in-between Tomb and Invasion designs)
      ‘Attack of the Cybermen’ Cyberleader (New head on pre-existing body)
      2013-Current Cyberman (Upscale, No arm weapon and no chest-light)

      If Character released this, it would sell as
      A) Its got the current Cyberman design in it
      B) The Wheel and Current Cyberman designs can be reused
      C) Collectors would love it (Completes the gap in the collection)
      D) Some new Villains, at last…

  • Dalek4ever

    January 21st, 2017 - 6:59pm

    Any ideas when the 12th figures and 10th’s tardis console is out?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 7:06pm

      at the moment mid spring so May Time unless of course any one has an exclusive lead in deal

  • Alex

    January 21st, 2017 - 6:50pm

    Als einer der wenigen deutschen Whovians bin ich über das Re-Release des Sonic Screwdrivers sehr enttäuscht! Der 11th war super und der neue 12th grandios! Und jetzt wieder der alte falsche? Sehr übel! Außerdem hätte ich mir den 9th Doctor in der 3.75 Line gewünscht…

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  • Aj

    January 21st, 2017 - 6:05pm

    Oh yes… and more time squad figures…. we need a 9th Dr, Zygon, Bill, Rose… anything iconic from series 8 and 9…

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  • Aj

    January 21st, 2017 - 6:03pm

    The figures I would be excited to see…

    Series 9 Clara
    New Cyberman
    New Zygon
    River Song (husband’s of/black jacket)
    Bill

    Random figures such as tux 10…
    Rose Tyler series 4
    Donna series 4
    New 10th Dr Brown suit updated sculpt.

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    • Oliver

      January 21st, 2017 - 7:29pm

      It’s been said Billie Piper and Catherine Tate vetoed any more figures, disliking their previous versions. It’s a shame, I really need a better Rose and Donna

  • Still Not Ginger

    January 21st, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Is the build your own sonic definitely getting re released?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 6:06pm

      its not mentioned but the images were included with the release so not sure what’s that about, same for the journal with ring

  • DanWFA

    January 21st, 2017 - 5:55pm

    Booboo, Is everything that’s on this page everything that will be revealed at Toy Fair or is there probably more stuff (Hopefully 5.5 inch) to be announced there?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 5:58pm

      I would think this is it but we wont know until we get there

  • EndlessTimelord

    January 21st, 2017 - 5:13pm

    So if we do get to see stuff for “The First time” what would everyone want to see and in which scale? I think if there are figures it would be from Series 9 as they’ve had a year and a bit to do so. 🙂

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    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2017 - 5:16pm

      i hope for a new range like the micro universe or time squad something cheap and that you can get hold of easily

  • thatgirl

    January 21st, 2017 - 5:01pm

    I completely forgot about the toy fair this year!
    Can’t wait for the 12th Doctor figures!

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  • Tom Baker Plush

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:59pm

    “Stretchy Cyberman?” Whose idea was that? I can’t imagine what would make someone think there is any demand whatsoever for a stretchy Cyberman. Instead of making a massive mold for that and spending loads of money to cast memory foam, they could’ve made as smaller mold, spent less money and given us a 5.5″ Cyberman that hundreds of collectors have been requesting for ages, and hence wouldn’t be destined to end up on the shelves of Home Bargs a couple of months after release

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  • Ian

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:58pm

    Boo boo is the playset any different

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 5:01pm

      not that i can see

  • LastOfTheSonics

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:56pm

    Anyone have pictures of the re-release of the build your own sonic?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 5:01pm

      these images were included with the release but not sure where they fit in really

    • LastOfTheSonics

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:28pm

      Interesting. Nothing new there then. Although aren’t you going to Toy Fair on Tuesday? Could there be something new there?

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 9:52pm

      we will see, somehow I doubt it, I think there is more, clearly Bill is a must but they wont be showing her just yet possibly

    • LastOfTheSonics

      January 22nd, 2017 - 8:23am

      I see. Did you see that video about the red setting for the new sonic? I was thinking maybe they’re gonna have a new wave of sonics and it’ll have the new one with the red setting included.

  • WhovianFan2003

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:48pm

    Booboo wil you be going to the toy fair?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 4:50pm

      yes we are on Tuesday, will be posting images etc whilst we are there

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:36pm

    Some new non humanoid figures would be nice. I find these endless Doctor figures really boring.

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  • Dan Fellows

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:21pm

    I wish they would re issue 4th Dr classic police box & release a classic Tardis console. So much missed opportunity!

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    • CharlieTheWhovian

      January 21st, 2017 - 8:49pm

      Agreed!

  • Al

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:15pm

    Because the world needs a Cyberman version of Stretch Armstrong.

    Hoping for a Series 9 Clara and a red velvet jacket Twelve before long. As well as Pearl though I don’t expect one of her for a while.

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 4:20pm

      Because of the break and broadcast time they have had plenty of time to do Pearl but they may not be able to show her publicly yet

      when the show was on early in the year in the past there was plenty of stuff hidden away at the toy fair in a “secret room” because it was from episodes that had not aired yet.

      Wouldn’t surprise me if some people get to see a pearl figure

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2017 - 4:24pm

      I was also hoping for a s9 Clara and a red velvet 12, I would love them.

  • KEVIN BUNKER

    January 21st, 2017 - 4:04pm

    Have the 12″ radio controlled Dalek’s been scrapped? Was hoping we’d see them released last year but it’s been quiet a long time now.

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    • Jordan Scott

      January 21st, 2017 - 4:16pm

      I really hope they’re not, it would be great to see some more at some point!

  • TheWarDoctor

    January 21st, 2017 - 3:48pm

    I heard on the DoctorWhoToys forum that apparently the annual sonic range is re releases. Build your own sonic, journal of impossible things and 10s sonic. Can Character release stuff from the 12th Doctor’s era, it is after all, the 12th Doctor’s era. Tennant is long gone no matter how well it sells!

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 3:54pm

      the 10th sonic is the diamond classic packaging and the other are the same, not sure what’s behind these re-releases its a really odd selection

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2017 - 3:46pm

    Will there be other stuff at the toy fair booboo? Or will it just be this?

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 3:48pm

      this is probably it for public display but I suspect there will be more behind the scenes that they can’t show yet

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 21st, 2017 - 3:51pm

      It does say it’s going to be seen for the first time, so hopefully. Just a waiting game I suppose…

  • TheWarDoctor

    January 21st, 2017 - 3:42pm

    Looks like I was right Booboo…

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    • booboo

      January 21st, 2017 - 3:47pm

      Things have only just changed for whatever reason

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 21st, 2017 - 3:47pm

      I can’t wait to see what there is hopefully Capaldi era merch as there’s not been much.

  • EndlessTimelord

    January 21st, 2017 - 3:40pm

    Wait, does this mean there will be other stuff on show? Like some new Series 9 stuff? Would it be 5 inch or 3.75? Can’t wait!

    Reply

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