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January 23rd, 2017 154 comments

Character Options 2017 Doctor Who product Line

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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, 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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  • Anonymous

    February 27th, 2017 - 8:07pm

    Have you guys seen that Forbidden Planet have the changed the date for the release of the figures? It’s now the 12th of March.

    • Wholords2

      February 28th, 2017 - 9:15am

      Only for FP, FPI have it listed to be released today

  • whotube

    February 27th, 2017 - 7:53am

    love the figures and the playset. my only hopes now is a red velvet jacketed doctor (not so fust about the waistcoat), clara from face the ravern, rigsy and bill

  • Anonymous

    February 26th, 2017 - 11:59am

    Remember all the cool things we were going to get? Like the 3.75 11th Doctor 7b playset and those timezone sets for the 5″ range.

  • Ian

    February 23rd, 2017 - 9:27pm

    Unusual for me but I will be ordering this online. Manchester FPI are charging £14.99, but online with postage from either FP its only £11.99.

  • mick

    February 21st, 2017 - 12:06pm

    I see the 3 new figures have been put on character online website but all 3 saying out of stock.

  • Beevers Master

    February 18th, 2017 - 8:34am

    Getting the 10th in tux, the 12th in black jumper and the tardis playset

  • Anonymous

    February 16th, 2017 - 8:29pm

    I just got an email from Forbidden planet saying that the TARDIS play set has been dispatched, was it released early??

    • booboo

      February 16th, 2017 - 8:39pm

      .com have sent some out today but non from so far

    • Anonymous

      February 16th, 2017 - 8:46pm

      Yeah, that’s who I ordered from. How odd. I wonder if we’ll get the figures early

  • Phil

    January 30th, 2017 - 3:50pm

    Anyone know where Americans can get these? Forbidden planet does not ship to U.S. unless im missing something on their site.

    • booboo

      January 30th, 2017 - 4:30pm

      .com do but you need to contact them to get a price

    • Phil

      February 9th, 2017 - 10:49pm

      Help, I type in the phone number supplied and it is not working…i looked to email them but all they have are preset options buttons and none of which are place order in u.s. the number i tried was 02078031900….am i supposed to add some more digits? Can I place my order over a phone? Has anyone ordered from them to send to the U.S.who would write me a kindergarten style list of directions?

    • booboo

      February 10th, 2017 - 8:36am

      direct email is

      what they are saying to people is that because they don’t have the items yet they cannot give an exact cost because the don’t have the size/weight until they arrive

      they are saying roughly £16.00-£20.00 GBP for 3 figures

      if you order they will send you an exact quote before despatch and taking payment

    • Cyberman Bill

      February 21st, 2017 - 10:46am

      Shipping to the US for this is £38.00.
      It brings the total cost for this to £87.99
      Considering they sell the original one for $300 plus here in the States this is still a good price.

    • Cyberman Bill

      February 21st, 2017 - 10:47am

      Also Phil… just order over the internet… it makes it so much easier! I can help I if u still need help

  • Darren H

    January 29th, 2017 - 2:49pm

    I can’t believe we haven’t yet get a 5″ Clara figure wearing her now trademark tartan skirt, bow-tie top and black ankle boots with the little gold details!
    This is one of the more iconic Clara outfits which is a little underwhelming in the tiny 3.5″ figure and even the forthcoming Big Chief Clara hasn’t got that outfit although she looks cool too.
    The Clara figure in the red dress is nice but it isn’t actually Clara its Oswin and the Clara in the purple outfit is a lazy repaint of the Oswin figure.

    • 15 April

      February 10th, 2017 - 9:01pm

      We need bill now!

  • Mad Psientist

    January 26th, 2017 - 2:03pm

    I don’t know what’s going on with this latest wave of figures and merchandise, but I’m loving it.

    Wider availability (nice to see an old stalwart like Galaxy 4 being given the chance to stock figures again), lower prices,,, it’s almost like the good old days. I missed the console room set first time round, and at 9.99 each I can justify buying both 12th and the 10th Tux figures as well.

    If “collector” is the way they’re going to continue with the figures, then it makes sense to make them available to as many collector outlets as possible, i.e.specialist retailers like both the FPs and G4. Toys R Us U.K. clearly have little concern for the collector’s market and trying to obtain figures through them over the last few years has been frustrating to say the least (Dalek twin packs/NOTD 8th/13 Doctors set). And Underground;s treatment of the U.K. customers has been inexcusably shoddy, with the marketing and availability of the 13 Doctors set being the last straw.

    It’s probably just the Funko acquisition, but I’d love to believe that someone from BBC branding and licensing was keeping tabs on the situation and gave UT and CO a stiff talking to. Probably not, but if UT never come back in as partners that’s fine by me, especially as their absence seems to have resulted in prices on the figures being reduced by a full third. And I have to say, it’s nice to have a situation where we appear to be getting these figures BEFORE the U.S. market for a change.

    • booboo

      January 26th, 2017 - 2:18pm

      I hear where you are coming from, but UT have never had anything to do with the UK distribution to be honest, their USA division were the licensed distributors for the USA market only.

      Thus far the UK has been very undeserved with the 13 Doctor set, we still don’t know if FP are getting any allocation which they seemed to be at one stage

      This situation seems to have arisen because UT USA didn’t want to commit to these new figures for whatever reason

      They are telling retailers more stuff in coming in the second half of the year though.

    • Mad Psientist

      January 26th, 2017 - 2:45pm

      Ah well, I just don’t know what’s going on with the range nowadays. Is it CO themselves that are causing the problems? Because as the primary, U.K. – based licensee that’s even worse.

      I had just assumed at this point that FPI weren’t going to get the set at all. I had the opportunity to get it when it was on the TRU website a couple of times but I decided against it in the end. But I know there were people on this site and elsewhere upset and frustrated because they either couldn’t get on the site or couldn’t afford it at the brief times it was available. If TRU at least offered a pre – order option it would have helped.

      The way this latest wave is apparently being released just feels a lot fairer. I don’t mind the overseas markets getting releases at the same time as the U.K., but getting them months ahead of us isn’t justifiable and it’s bound to cause resentment, particularly if they’re so difficult to get hold of when they DO eventually arrive.

    • booboo

      January 26th, 2017 - 3:37pm

      The main problem is getting enough UK retailers to order them

    • Ian

      January 27th, 2017 - 10:56pm

      I think the BBC do not pay enough attention to what is going on with the range. A lot feel that once the BBC get the money for the licence they don’t care. They have to agree with whatever CO make but when they allow figure that are poor likeliness of the actors is beyond me,

  • The Moment

    January 24th, 2017 - 6:38pm

    Both Twelfth Doctor figures ordered!

  • Ian

    January 24th, 2017 - 8:58am

    Booboo why do you think Character are bringing out all this ‘old’ Tennant stuff… It’s not as if he’s still playing the part or a high demand for his sonic again!

  • Twenty|Øne|Piløts fan

    January 24th, 2017 - 1:01am

    Back when i was a young pre-teen, i always used to look forward to new waves of figures coming out, seeing all the different characters that were available.

    Now however at 24, i feel like the production value has simply disappeared. Getting a tenth doctor figure variant ten years too late.

    Thats just my own opinion, but for me, ill just look forward to the new series… cus with the merchandise, i hate to say it, but: I am done.

  • The Legend Doctor

    January 23rd, 2017 - 11:43pm

    Booboo.. I was wondering.. Since you have Facebook… Why not use Facebook Live secretly? 😉 Or can it only be Photography? 😛 Make sure to check out the TITAN Vinyl section for any new Doctor Who too! 😀

  • Joe

    January 23rd, 2017 - 9:52pm

    Does this also signal the end of the ‘Classic’ Doctor Who line? I would hope not. Personally I love the Doctor Who figures – though I have very few of them as my local Forbidden Planet only seems to stock and army of Amy Ponds.

    Is there any chance that the ‘Classic’ Doctors would be updated to feature ball jointed shoulder joints?

    Considering Capaldi is getting an oceans worth of variants I don’t see why they can’t do the same for the other Doctors, even if that just means pre-existing figures with new POA. I for one would love to see a grey haired Second Doctor in his shirt sleeves from ‘The Two Doctors’. Or an aged Fifth Doctor from ‘Time Crash’.

    I suppose there would be little chance some characters from the audio dramas and the comics at some point?

    They should also, definitely, consider a ‘classic’ Doctor’s TARDIS!

    Also, perhaps an esoteric choice, but a Peter Capaldi Doctor? Or even some Daleks from those films?

    • Anonymous

      January 24th, 2017 - 12:17am

      I might actually kill for a Peter Cushing figure!

    • Ian

      January 24th, 2017 - 3:07pm

      Character don’t have the rights to make anything from the Dalek films.

  • Anonymous

    January 23rd, 2017 - 9:12pm

    Are there going to be more than just these three?

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 23rd, 2017 - 9:17pm

      Non of us know as of yet.

    • 333’S Pickled Onion

      July 18th, 2017 - 7:24am

      It was reported earlier yesterday that CO will be making a new 12th Doctor, a 13th Doctor, a possible TARDIS and possible Bill/companions/monsters

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:32am

      reported where?

  • koloth

    January 23rd, 2017 - 5:56pm

    I’m going to wait this time until they are released by Toys R Us. I can’t afford postage on 3 individual figures.

    • Mark Belsom

      January 23rd, 2017 - 6:33pm

      Toys”r”us may not get them.

    • koloth

      January 24th, 2017 - 4:10pm

      They always have done, but now I see they are all released I only get to pay one lot of postage, and a choice of both FPs.

  • Doctor Stu

    January 23rd, 2017 - 12:41pm

    It’s a bit sad that back in the day, everyone used to wish for certain characters and various monsters and character would more than deliver but now we’ve relsulted in wishing for variants and repaints because it’s no longer realistic to expect anything new

    • The Outcast

      January 23rd, 2017 - 1:07pm

      The only things that you can still expect are new Nu-New Doctor variants and the odd companion variant. I rekcon we’re getting Bill in April (to coincide with the series). But yeah, It is sad, I mean, I still live in hope that one day, CO will release the ‘Wheel in Space’ Cyberman variant, but seeing as we still haven’t got the 2013 version, it makes that just a pipe dream.

    • Doctor Stu

      January 23rd, 2017 - 11:22pm

      I’m still waiting for a handbot tbh :mrgreen:

  • The Outcast

    January 23rd, 2017 - 11:50am

    A thought just occurred to me. Character could easily make an actuate Series 10 Twelfth Doctor using the Hoodie sculpt. If you look at the trailer, the scene when the Doctor and Bill are standing in the room with all the Vaults with the yellow lights, the Doctor is wearing an outfit that could easily be made via repainting the shirt on the Hoodie figure to be a very dark Grey/Black with a slight red collar, painting the Hoodie a light brown and the Jacket a very solid Black.

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 23rd, 2017 - 11:26pm

      They could reuse the head but his coat is a different length.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    January 23rd, 2017 - 11:43am

    I love how the publicity states – ‘perfect to recreate scenes from “Rise of Cybermen’.

    Maybe a Cyberman figure would be helpful as well? Lol!

    • The Outcast

      January 23rd, 2017 - 12:15pm

      True that, Especially with the bottom part ‘…Looking for a Cyberman…Cyberman 7-inch Stretch toy!’. Can we just get a 5.5 inch 2013 Cyberman action figure, I mean, we haven’t got any other villains this wave.

    • The Legend Doctor Mysterio

      January 23rd, 2017 - 12:27pm

      Rise of Cybermen? I thought it was Rise of The Cybermen?

  • Rose Paul

    January 23rd, 2017 - 9:33am

    Anyway these could be sold in or to the US?
    Forbidden Planet in NYC doesn’t have anything like is show here, not even for pre-order. Forbidden Planet UK doesn’t sell or ship out of the UK.
    I really, really like the face on this version of 12 better than any I’ve seen so far.
    I hope I can find one of these 12’s soon.
    Unfortunately, my tablet didn’t load the stretch Cyberman, those sound kinda fun.
    Thanks in advance for any advice you may offer!

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2017 - 10:01am

      As far as i understood UT have the licence to distribute / Import certain doctor who products in the USA but have at least for the time being cancelled their order

      These seem to be general release in the UK so some retailers will probably ship overseas hopefully with reasonable postage costs

  • Anonymous

    January 23rd, 2017 - 7:26am

    Figure wish list:

    Twelve with Red velvet coat.

    Clara from Time Of the Doctor (Then she can go with both 11 & 12)

    Rusty the Dalek.

    The Mummy.

    2013 Cyberman.

    2013 Ice Warrior.

    2013 Zygone.



    Series ten 12th.

    • 333’S Pickled Onion

      July 18th, 2017 - 7:32am

      12th with Red Coat- Being Designed
      Clara- No Clara 🙁
      Rusty- No Rusty- Possibly a Dalek and 12th Doctor set
      The Mummy- Nope
      Cybermen- Possible re-releases of 2013, Cybus and Mondasian
      Ice Warrior- Exo Skeletons ones only
      Zygon- Possible 2015 Zygon
      Me- IDK MAYBE
      Bill- Absolute
      Series 10 Doctor- Possible ”Oxygen” Suit

      (13th Doctor- Capaldi-Whittaker Regeneration)

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:52am

      has some from Character been talking somewhere? (and they never made a 2013 Cyberman to re-release)


    January 22nd, 2017 - 10:50pm

    If they did a red velvet twelve, then they could paint the coat blue to give an accurate series 8 twelve as it would have the waistcoat

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 23rd, 2017 - 12:49am

      the variants you can get with that sculpt:

      Red Velvet look

      Class look (black waistcoat)

      Series 8 look (Navy waistcoat)

      Black Velvet return of Doctor Mysterio look

  • SciFiBrony

    January 22nd, 2017 - 8:28pm

    Honestly, I wish they would re-release the Wave 4 “Heritage Line” Tenth Doctor Screwdriver. Between redesigns for both the end cap for the slider and the bottom of the screwdriver itself AND the blue LED, it was undoubtedly the most worthwhile version of the screwdriver, since both the pen nibs and the slider cap fell off super easily.

  • Still not ginger

    January 22nd, 2017 - 7:43pm

    Boo boo do you think there will be other 5 inch figures on show at the toy fair?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 7:48pm

      honestly don’t know, I suspect not but you never know

  • EndlessTimelord

    January 22nd, 2017 - 7:33pm

    Toy Fair hopes:

    New Figures:

    12th Doctor (Red Velvet)

    12th Doctor (Hoodie repaint with his burgundy jumper and velvet coat)


    2013 Cyberman

    2013 Zygon

    MAYBE a Bill? After all she has been seen on TV in the short scene

    And if they got the boards for future plans I’d like to see:

    12- Series 10


    New Monster

    New Monster

    Movellan (if they are in series 10 it’s a great op to get a classic figure out while keeping it new)


  • When The Doctor Was Me

    January 22nd, 2017 - 5:56pm

    My previous TARDIS play set has been through the wars, and lost pieces and some even broken, a well played with toy from my childhood. My 11th Doctor one is still in very good nick though! However I’m very tempted to get another one and keeping in the box, I want to eventually hand down my figures to my kids and think a fresh TARDIS play set would be good.

  • The Moment

    January 22nd, 2017 - 5:07pm

    What figures does everyone want for the future?
    Mine would be:

    New Releases
    Twelfth Doctor (Red Velvet Coat)
    Clara Oswald (Face The Raven)
    Bill Potts
    Cyberman (Death In Heaven)
    Zygon (Day Of The Doctor)
    Ice Warrior (Cold War)

    Tenth Doctor (Updated articulation)
    Dalek (Bronze Version)
    Silence (Closed Mouth)
    Ninth Doctor (Red T-shirt)
    War Doctor (Day Of The Doctor)

    • Richard

      January 22nd, 2017 - 5:46pm

      I completely agree with that list! I’d maybe add The Mummy though!

    • Tom

      January 22nd, 2017 - 8:11pm


    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2017 - 8:23pm

      I so want a new clara and red velvet Dr. They would be my dream figures to show up.

    • X08-Chill

      January 24th, 2017 - 4:42pm

      This is one of the best comments I’ve seen

  • Vortexsurfer

    January 22nd, 2017 - 4:39pm

    Does anybody think it’s strange that we’re getting all this Tenth Doctor stuff now? Don’t get me wrong, I admire David Tennant as much as the next fan and I welcome the tuxedo figure. But to wider audiences beyond the collector’s market (i.e. children watching the show right now), are these really relevant enough to sell?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 4:52pm

      I think the 10th Doctor Tardis was aimed mostly at the USA market (hence the UT logo on the box) as it was never widely available there but clearly something has changed for now

      to be honest I’m not really sure what’s behind the rest of it although the 10th in tux is welcome addition at any time

      a couple other images are not mentioned in the release either

    • JRT!

      January 23rd, 2017 - 5:58am

      I’m just hoping UGT will have some new stuff at Comic-Con in July! One can always hope,lol.

  • EndlessTimelord

    January 22nd, 2017 - 4:30pm

    Booboo what are the chances of some 3.75 figures?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 4:34pm

      non it seems, although i would like to know where wave 5 got to, looked like they were done and dusted to me

    • Jay Glover

      January 22nd, 2017 - 4:39pm

      I didn’t like that range

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 4:54pm

      some of the early figures were poor admittedly , but they were getting better and wave 5 looked the best of the lot

    • Richard

      January 22nd, 2017 - 5:48pm

      What figures were in wave 5?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 6:31pm

      Missy (black and purple), 8th Doctor, 2 Daleks and 12th Doctor

    • EndlessTimelord

      January 22nd, 2017 - 7:34pm

      Does this mean they’re trying to get the 5.5″ back onto the market?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2017 - 7:40pm

      could be to test the market again

      the fact they are going to be at the toy fair suggest these are available to all retailers

    • prototype dalek

      January 22nd, 2017 - 8:16pm

      Bit like the first wave back 2005/06

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