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January 22nd, 2020 286 comments

Toy Fair 2020 News Round up 5.5″ figures and Construction Kits

Its that time of year again and our annual visit to the toy fair proved worthwhile.

On display at the Character stand were:

  • 13th Doctor TARDIS
  • Judoon with Gun
  • Reconnaissance Dalek (with Dalek mutant accessory)
  • Graham O’brien
  • The Thirteenth Doctor (with bag and sonic screwdriver accessories) purple top

These items are now available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

They will also available to order at a later date from www.character-online.com

These are due in late February, Figures have an RRP of £12.99 and the (lights and sound) Tardis £24.99

Also on display were Yaz and Ryan who will be included in an upcoming 13th Doctor B&M set!

The 13th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver was also on display and it should be noted everything is now in the “Classic Blue” style guide, as per the B&M sets.


One of the good things about the toy fair is that you come across things that you knew nothing about and this year it was 3 metal construction kits due towards the end of the year.

These kits are big and include The Tardis, K9 and a Dalek. They may look a little basic to some but we are back to the good old days of, well you know, those construction sets we all loved. These are great.


On a side note we spent a good, and very rewarding few hours with Eaglemoss outside of the event.


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286 comments

  • Joel Thomas Crofts

    January 27th, 2020 - 3:00pm

    Any idea where I will be able to buy the 5inch figures in the UK?

    Reply
  • Marky

    January 25th, 2020 - 8:57pm

    Have we got any classic Dr who figures & companions being released in February?

    Reply
    • DoctorPond393

      January 26th, 2020 - 2:16pm

      The classic line only comes through B&M sets now

  • Michael Wilcock

    January 25th, 2020 - 3:07pm

    Does the tardis have a picture of the control room inside?

    Reply
    • The Outcast

      January 25th, 2020 - 4:15pm

      No, it doesn’t.

    • Anonymous

      January 25th, 2020 - 4:43pm

      No

    • Jackson Lake

      January 26th, 2020 - 2:34am

      That photo Al Dewar “posted” of the new figures and TARDIS showed it with the door open and you could see the interior card

    • Wholords2

      January 26th, 2020 - 8:39am

      It’s a custom interior card that he added himself

      He’s posted it on Gallifrey base for anyone who wants to make their own interior card

    • booboo

      January 26th, 2020 - 9:29am

      That’s why he doesn’t want stuff copied because its doesn’t tell the whole story

  • Mrs Croot

    January 24th, 2020 - 9:40pm

    This is obviously fake news, CO would never release an electronic TARDIS. It’s TOO much effort for them. 😉

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 24th, 2020 - 9:48pm

      the other side to that of course is that if they had never made an electronic version of the classic Tardis, this one might never have existed, or any B&M Tardis for that matter, its a sort paradox

  • Dalek the Supreme

    January 24th, 2020 - 6:40pm

    These look interesting! I can’t wait to give the new Doctor her ‘fam’ as well as an enemy of her own to fight. The Reconnaissance Dalek looks pretty sweet, and I love that we’re getting a figure of an actual Dalek creature again.

    Reply
  • DoctorPond393

    January 24th, 2020 - 3:20pm

    Al Dewar has confirmed that the Yaz and Ryan B&M set will be released in April!

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 24th, 2020 - 4:46pm

      It was mid year, but without any official updates its impossible to for us to keep up with what going on.

  • DoctorPond393

    January 24th, 2020 - 8:17am

    Just wondering, if the TARDIS has an RRP of £19.99, why has Forbidden Planet got it up for £24.99?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 24th, 2020 - 8:20am

      it is 24.99 the price i saw was wrong

    • DoctorPond393

      January 24th, 2020 - 3:18pm

      Ah okay, cheers booboo

  • Ian

    January 22nd, 2020 - 11:28pm

    The Tardis is really good! Does anyone know if these will be available in the US.

    Reply
    • Tellygeek

      February 8th, 2020 - 6:43am

      An answer would have been grand, eh Ian?

  • Thomas Chapman

    January 22nd, 2020 - 9:43pm

    ARGOS’S new Catalogue is due out next week! Likely means that Doctor Who will be in it as the Judoon episode would have aired by then – NOT 100% but

    This is what i got:

    ”Hi, our new range is due to launch by the end of next week. Unfortunately we can’t confirm what will be in the catalogue as of yet”

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 9:53pm

      anyone remember the days when you used to constantly phone in after 12.00am trying to reserve what ever they had in stock from the new catalogue

    • Thomas Chapman

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:34pm

      Those were the days – hopefully we can relive them with this if they sell them

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2020 - 8:54am

      if they are in the catalogue be interesting to see if there stores have one or two of each ahead of the main stock like it used to be

  • Doctor

    January 22nd, 2020 - 7:32pm

    Ho right so can you remind what’s in the jan wave

    Reply
    • DoctorPond393

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:46pm

      There is no January wave. The figures listed above will be released at the end of February.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:48pm

      3 Dalek sets (same as before but with visible differences) and I believe a 3rd Doctor Tardis of some sort, info is very sparse though so i have no clue if things have changed

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:50pm

      i assume they meant the B&M stuff

    • BeeversMaster

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:30pm

      Wait there are more B and M sets out this month?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:40pm

      February was last word

    • BeeversMaster

      January 22nd, 2020 - 9:00pm

      Ah ok. Thanks Booboo.

    • Fredfez

      January 23rd, 2020 - 8:23pm

      Booboo, when you say three dalek sets same as before, so you mean b&m are releasing variants of the big finish sets? I never got any when they first came out and would love the 8th doc still.

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2020 - 8:35pm

      they are supposed to be the same 3 sets but with very noticeable differences, i asked at the toy fair and could’t get any hard info so i just don’t know.

      we were not able to ask as much as i would have liked to be honest.

    • Fredfez

      January 27th, 2020 - 1:45pm

      Thank you boo boo. Fingers crossed

  • Doctor

    January 22nd, 2020 - 7:21pm

    Booboo when do you think news of the b&m jan wave is going to be announced

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:24pm

      i dont know i did ask, it may just turn up (its Down for very early Feb at the moment)

  • Dominion

    January 22nd, 2020 - 6:52pm

    Annoying that Ryan and Yaz will be B&M released. The same old searching, followed by eBay scalers. Would have been better as a Dr and companions set.

    Reply
    • Judooning

      January 22nd, 2020 - 6:58pm

      I think the days of scalpers taking all the stock are over. Co make more of each set now that they know the demand is high for them. We had plenty of last years sets
      Of course, it doesn’t stop the scalpers, but there is very little risk of stock running out now.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:10pm

      Retailers didn’t want the set, be grateful B&M exist.

      There were online retailers who bought 60+ each of the Tardis and then there are Amazon sellers, its not all about ebay either.

    • Daz

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:41pm

      I found the B&M sets much better with the last sets lots of stock in a good few B&M’s I can get to. I got what I wanted and even spotted a load of stock last week in a more quiet store.
      Don’t pay eBay prices even the Eaglemoss 5th Doctor console is on eBay for double the price when it’s on their website for the proper price. I think eBay sellers got burned last time ending up stuck with stock they bought lol

    • Bob James

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:50pm

      There isn’t going to be anywhere near the sometimes usual demand for any B&M new series set. I think they’ll be readily available off the store shelves. And barring that, I think it’s pretty safe to say that even if the scalpers come out of the gate with prices blazing, they’ll come down when the demand doesn’t warrant it.

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2020 - 8:23am

      wouldn’t be to sure on that, a 13th Doctor set is going to appeal far more to casual and impulse buyers and kids looking down the toy isle than any classic set which are aimed really at collectors now, and collectors will want the 13th Doctor set as well, so its a double market.

    • Steven Taylor

      January 23rd, 2020 - 6:41am

      Get the B&M app ,it shows if any are in stock at any B&M

  • Whovian4Ever

    January 22nd, 2020 - 4:22pm

    Very excited for these! Look forward to having figures of Yaz, Ryan and Graham, a Reconnaissance Dalek, a new variation of the 13th Doctor, and a TARDIS too! They’ll make for great additions to my collection!

    Reply
  • Craig.

    January 22nd, 2020 - 3:53pm

    I’ll pass on these. Any news on B&M sets? Need a Tardis for the 8th and War Doctor. Anymore classic Masters would be good too.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 5:14pm

      No. These are still amazing though and perhaps you could reconsider them?

  • Judooning

    January 22nd, 2020 - 3:34pm

    Was anything said if retailers such as TESCO, ASDA etc were interest or carrying these figures? I feel like these retailers would play a big part in the success of these figures should they be on the shelf of major supermarkets again.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:38pm

      nothing was said but we weren’t there for very long to be honest

    • Thomas

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:51pm

      might be worth contacting the shops themselves.

      Hopefully they will confirm in the next few days when they will ship and who will stock them

  • Richard Phillips

    January 22nd, 2020 - 2:37pm

    A picture of the Judoon figure has leaked with the rest of pictures! Looks pretty good, he’s got the new chest piece

    Reply
    • Judooning

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:44pm

      Where can it be found?

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:54pm

      not worth looking at to be honest because its not the final figure, just a mock up for a toyfair leaflet, even the 13th Doctor doesn’t have her bag in the image

    • Jamie Clydesdale

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:10pm

      where ??

    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:30pm

      Where was it leaked to

    • WhovianLife

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:38pm

      Where?

    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 4:20pm

      It’s honestly not a very interesting image, it’s just the original prototype Judoon Captain from 2007 which has been photoshopped to include the new mohawk (original gun and scanners haven’t been changed either), so it’s certainly not a reflection of what the final figure will look like.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 5:55pm

      I’ve seen the Judoon, probably not many people have it was taken off display whilst we were there, your much better waiting see what it really looks like.

    • BrunoB

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:18pm

      Yup, we were lucky to be at the Toy Fair early. Judoon looked really good. Great meeting you guys at the TF!

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 7:25pm

      same

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 2:37pm

    A picture of the Judoon figure has leaked with the rest of pictures! Looks pretty good, he’s got the new chest piece

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:13pm

      Wait, where abouts? Very excited about the Judoon!

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 12:01pm

    Do you think that if the sales of these do well then we might start to see more figures and such???

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 12:14pm

      possibly, but they take a long time to develop from start to finish so probably wont be until next year if they happen.

    • Judooning

      January 22nd, 2020 - 12:36pm

      I’m pretty sure the first release of the 13th dr 5″ figure sold quite well didnt it? I think Characters website sold out the first batch that went up, and the same for the next few batches they got.
      I know places have It reduced now but that’s usually the case once they’ve sold the majority of the stock

  • Steven

    January 22nd, 2020 - 10:59am

    I hope we’re going to get more from the classics… a few more forbidden planet releases perhaps

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 11:10am

      impossible now, but classic sets of sorts will continue via B&M

  • Luke Ryan

    January 22nd, 2020 - 10:42am

    Bit disappointed by these – hearing about kits got me excited, nothing against meccano of course – love the stuff – but would love some proper, scaled Doctor Who kits for things like ships, TARDIS consoles and such.

    Never really been done and I do think there’s a market there with Revell, who do a Star Wars line – or potentially Airfix again who have done DW previously… just not as large a scale this time.

    Would be fun one day

    Reply
  • Demdike@CultLabs

    January 22nd, 2020 - 10:07am

    It’s great to finally get some more 5″ action figures that will go on general release.

    Just hope the Dalek isn’t in short supply as that’s the figure collectors will really want. You can almost predict shelves full of Graham and the Doctor priced at £2.99 in the summer and Daleks on Ebay for £200.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:30pm

      Well, that could maybe end up being a good thing, as it might make retailers tell Character Options, “Can you focus on making original monsters, please? They sell the best.” CO make money, retailers make money, fans get brand new figures… everybody wins!

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    January 22nd, 2020 - 10:04am

    Wonder what they could possibly embargo on the Judoon figure?

    I’m betting it’s probably the same figure the majority of us still have from 2007 repackaged.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:10am

      its head is different, and something else on it and with it.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:11am

      its head is different, and something else on it and with it.

      That’s why you cant see it yet

    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:15am

      Don’t know if you know but I detected a duplicate comment booboo

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 10:22am

      my computers playing up didn’t think they posted first time

    • Judooning

      January 22nd, 2020 - 11:08am

      I hope they’ve updated the translator socket on his chest to the new shape.
      The Judoon has always been my favourite new series figure and monster so to have them return AND a figure released of them is something I’m still getting my head around haha

    • Steven

      January 22nd, 2020 - 11:15am

      Possibly a removable helmet… that would be cool

    • JacksonLake

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:22pm

      ON IT: the new translator piece
      WITH IN: new gun/accessories…and helmet?!

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:28pm

      i did not see a helmet, new hair do probably would allow for it i suspect

  • SamWho

    January 22nd, 2020 - 9:52am

    Those construction kits look amazing love this sort of thing

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 9:50am

    Looking forward to all these. Don’t get why on the dalek construction kit they have used a rehearsal photo, the dalek belts have rolls of tape on them and the dalek on the right has a label on its dome, which would have had a number on it, so in rehearsals they could tell which was talking and what actions a particular dalek should be doing. It probably concept image anyhow.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 9:31am

    Is it safe to assume that FP will get these or at least the CO website. Either way it will be so so so nice to merely click and order as apossed to the organised chaos of hunting down the B&M sets.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 9:37am

      yes general release, many places should have them

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 8:21am

    Boo boo or like do you have any pictures of the stand from character from toy fair? And when will the sonic be re released?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:24am

      no pictures were allowed in the end, although that may change today because the official images have now been released.

      Not sure on the sonic its just a running change of the packaging

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2020 - 8:02am

    Do you know when the construction kits will be out?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 8:10am

      probably not until November-ish, these are quite big kits

  • JRT!

    January 22nd, 2020 - 5:43am

    So Eaglemoss are actually there? Just wondering,since they’re not on the exhibitor list.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 6:20am

      no we saw them on their own

    • JRT!

      January 22nd, 2020 - 2:55pm

      Oh nice! Yeah,they’re close by. Got a friend who works there.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2020 - 3:06pm

      we didn’t go to the office, there are much better places to hold these types of meetings!

    • JRT!

      January 23rd, 2020 - 5:28am

      Oh yeah! You’re in London,and plenty of great places around the Olympia,lol! Pubs,cafs,etc. Looking forward to being back there at the end of February for the con,try meet some of the Who guests.

  • The Living Shadow

    January 22nd, 2020 - 4:13am

    Woah I’m late to the party, but wow!!! Very exciting! Finally new figures!!!

    Reply
  • Doctor Mysterio

    January 22nd, 2020 - 12:51am

    Loving the K9 Construction Kit, Booboo! I’ll be looking out for this.

    Reply

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