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March 19th, 2013 162 comments

Doctor Who £1 Vending Machine Toys Set 1

Doctor Who £1 Capsule Vending Machine Toys

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Ood_wotTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary eight new Doctor Who figures have now been released by Tarco International. Costing just £1, these figures will be available from vending machines up and down the country at places such as Motorway service stations, cinemas, various high street retailers and supermarkets.

Each figure has a slightly “quirky” feeling compared to their on screen counterparts (They are modelled on Characters from the game Worlds in Time) making for something a little different.

The range at present consists of…

  • The 11th Doctor
  • Tardis
  • Weeping Angel
  • Cyberman
  • Ood
  • Drone Dalek
  • Supreme dalek
  • Eternal Dalek

Each figure measures approx 5cm high and feels very solid with a good finish for this size.

These pocket money toys are obviously targeted at the younger buyer but i have now doubt many of these will be finding their way onto collectors shelves!

At £1 per capsule you really cant go wrong with these and they make a nice little collection.

Our own images of the Actual figures, leaflet and capsules…









vending-machTarco International are delighted to be partnering the BBC on a range of products for the capsule vending category for ‘Doctor Who’.

‘Doctor Who’ is the BBC’s biggest license and at Tarco International we believe we will bring some truly different ideas to fans and collectors alike.

The 2 year contract will allow us to help celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary as well as have product available for the planned cinematic release. (we assume the anniversary episode will be shown in some cinemas as has been mentioned )

‘Doctor Who’ is entertainment that brings families together and is watched by millions every week.

‘Doctor Who’ is shown in over 54 countries worldwide and due to the popularity of the characters and the incredible stories this has allowed the Doctor to be enjoyed by a truly global audience.

Image below via Tarco Internationals Facebook page.


Categorised under: General toys, Toys


  • Scott the Raptor

    May 2nd, 2013 - 5:40pm

    Yay! I just got two from Sainsburys! I got the TARDIS and the white Dalek.

    • Nathan Hancock

      May 3rd, 2013 - 1:07pm

      which Sainsburys did you get them from?, I cant find them anywhere.

    • the living shadow

      May 23rd, 2013 - 8:30pm

      Those are the two figures I want, your so lucky!!!

    • dalek 105

      June 30th, 2013 - 6:38am

      i can

    • Jack

      November 14th, 2013 - 9:31am

      Luuuuckyyyyy I have all the daleks but want the TARDIS!!!

  • jammy bow tie

    April 23rd, 2013 - 4:08pm

    just like the mini figs

  • Tardis’nt

    April 20th, 2013 - 2:44pm

    I was able to get two of these at swimming last night by finding extra money in lockers :mrgreen: I got dalek drone and an ood!

    They are actually really really cool! I shall definately try and get all of these, at least one every week

  • Radburn

    April 19th, 2013 - 10:59pm

    See they are for sale on Amazon now as well…

  • TnTKid

    April 11th, 2013 - 6:30pm

    i saw these in the doctor who experience, i got four, the yellow dalek, weeping angel, ood and the last one was empty so i went to the desk and got the white dalek.

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:14pm

      are they good?

    • The Monitor

      April 18th, 2013 - 9:18pm

      For £1. Yes. TARDIS is chunky.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    April 10th, 2013 - 6:16pm

    I saw these today!

    • Radburn

      April 10th, 2013 - 7:53pm

      Where? I was contacted by the ebay seller who told me a second set is going to be released before Christmas…

    • The Driver

      April 10th, 2013 - 7:55pm

      @mrevilfez Where?

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:14pm

      I’m not Mr Evil Fez but i saw them it forbidden planet, london

  • The Surgeon

    April 5th, 2013 - 12:50pm

    Ha ha! That Weeping Angel! It looks like a caricature of Nick Clegg!

  • Radburn

    April 3rd, 2013 - 9:33am

    USA customers can only buy these on ebay at the moment, as it appears that this license currently only covers Europe & Australia?

    I presume that this is one of the reasons why some merchandise only appears in the UK & vice-versa for the States & Australia?

    • The Driver

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:32am

      When are these actually being released

    • booboo

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:40am

      FP and The Experience so far, not heard of any elsewhere yet

    • Scott the Raptor

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:37am

      They are out now.

    • Scott the Raptor

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:42am

      Booboo, why does your comments keep appearing above mine? Could it be a glitch on my iPad?

    • booboo

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:44am

      its because i use a different system so my answer goes directly below the question rather than to the bottom

    • Scott the Raptor

      April 4th, 2013 - 10:46am

      Ok thanks.

    • The Driver

      April 5th, 2013 - 12:57pm

      @Scott the Raptor- are these out in shops do you mean or just FP and Dr who experience

    • Radburn

      April 6th, 2013 - 12:20am

      Currently available on ebay, FP at the back of the store (London), 2 at the Doctor Who Experience & a sighting at one TRU…

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:12pm

      Which TRU store (please say brent cross)

    • T4RD1S

      April 19th, 2013 - 11:32pm

      omg the living shadow thats my local TRU!

    • The Living Shadow

      September 7th, 2013 - 3:04pm


  • Alex The Geek

    March 31st, 2013 - 12:36pm

    I’m keeping a couple of pound coins in my wallet just in case I see these.

    • the living shadow

      March 31st, 2013 - 1:18pm

      Ha ha!! me too!! Haven’t seen any though

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:10pm

      i saw them in forbidden planet sadly i had no £1 coins on me and i had already spent more money then i should have on 5″ fig’s

  • the living shadow

    March 30th, 2013 - 2:36pm

    i want the TARDIS the most!!!

    • gibrver

      April 7th, 2013 - 10:54am

      there weird

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:04pm


  • The Monitor

    March 29th, 2013 - 5:35pm

    Today in TRU I managed to get a set. I bought 13 to get the 8. Not bad I suppose.

    • Radburn

      March 30th, 2013 - 12:45pm

      That’s why I bought mine off ebay. I could see myself with a large bag of £1 coins turning the handle & getting Ood after Ood just to get the full set of 8…

    • the living shadow

      March 30th, 2013 - 2:56pm

      how big are they?

    • Radburn

      March 31st, 2013 - 4:11pm

      The figures are just over one & a half inches tall. Quite big really for Vending Capsules!

    • the living shadow

      April 12th, 2013 - 12:04pm


  • Ron Hubbard

    March 26th, 2013 - 12:38pm

    Just got my set of ebay. Well worth buying the full set i think the WEEPING ANGLE IS GREAT

    • the living shadow

      March 30th, 2013 - 2:45pm

      how big is the TARDIS in cm? i’ve always wanted a mini tardis

    • Radburn

      March 31st, 2013 - 4:14pm

      Just over 4cm – The Tardis is a great figure in the set.

  • DoctorWhoFan101

    March 24th, 2013 - 12:00pm

    Are these out yet?

    • The Monitor

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:36pm

      I have today checked TRU, Sains and chanced upon one in a mall hallway and no. Not yet. They will have to phase one other series out before they can add the Who range, so it is more a question of when this normally happens. Unless Tarco are adding a new machine especially which must be unlikely. I think this will be one of the easier collectible to get so we should not worry too much.

      The basis of these vending machines are that they are to be chanced upon as one exits or enters a place. I found 2 without even looking.

    • Radburn

      March 25th, 2013 - 10:24am

      Only on ebay & the Doctor Who Experience Cardiff (Which is a little too far for me to travel) at the moment…

  • cameron

    March 23rd, 2013 - 3:27pm

    give um me !!!

  • Radburn

    March 23rd, 2013 - 3:11pm

    My set from ebay just turned up. Very pleased with them all – Really like the Tardis – Brilliant! For some reason I thought they would be in different coloured capsules? But all half blue/clear…

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 24th, 2013 - 5:21pm

      i know weird hom much did you pay

    • Radburn

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:02pm

      £12 for the full set off ebay & I’m going to buy more – The Daleks are very good, perfect for army building. The seller is also selling them individually so I can now purchase what I want! Certainly beats having to put a fortune into a vending machine & getting 20 repeats of a cyberman…

    • the living shadow

      March 30th, 2013 - 2:55pm

      how big are they?

    • Radburn

      March 31st, 2013 - 4:15pm

      See posts above…

  • The Driver

    March 22nd, 2013 - 7:13pm

    Has anyone seen these in shops or wherever?

    • booboo

      March 22nd, 2013 - 7:30pm

      Only heard about them being at The Doctor Who Experience

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      March 24th, 2013 - 12:01pm

      Booboo, did the old Doctor Who Expierience in London shut down or is it still there?

    • booboo

      March 24th, 2013 - 12:01pm

      no its gone

    • the living shadow

      March 30th, 2013 - 2:38pm

      I’m going to forbidden planet soon so i’ll tell you if i see them!

    • dr w

      April 5th, 2013 - 8:46pm

      I got mine ay bognor Regis butlins

  • The Ice Warrior

    March 21st, 2013 - 8:21pm

    Booboo do you knoemw how much tjmheese are in bulk as in the big boxes dtores with vending machinrs buy

    • The Ice Warrior

      March 21st, 2013 - 8:49pm

      Booboo, also why isnt my gravatar showing

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 24th, 2013 - 12:01pm

      anyone else know

    • Davros

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:08pm

      Oh are u interested too

  • Radburn

    March 21st, 2013 - 4:33pm

    Does anyone have the direct ebay links for these items? I want to buy a set…

  • eddy

    March 21st, 2013 - 2:50pm

    just seen there is the whole set on eBay

  • Nick Jordan

    March 20th, 2013 - 9:00pm

    Two vending machines arrived today in the foyer of The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff bay!

    • booboo

      March 20th, 2013 - 9:03pm

      woo that good, any pictures?

  • dalek1999

    March 20th, 2013 - 7:01pm

    mabye the three clara

  • mr

    March 20th, 2013 - 7:13am

    I don’t know whether to get them or not.
    I like them a bit, but I already have loads of other ranges (micro figures, 5″ figures, 10″figures, etc.)

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 20th, 2013 - 8:29am

      for a quid i would

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 20th, 2013 - 3:21pm

      Only problem is that you don’t really get to chose which figure you get, so you’d have to give the FATlek ones for you dogs to eat.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      March 20th, 2013 - 6:20pm

      I hate it when people assume just because they hate the 2010 Daleks, everyone else does too. I think they and the TARDIS are the only ones of these figures that look even close to good. The Cyberman looks more like a Cyberbaby and the Doctor, Ood and Weeping Angel look freakishly cartoonish.

    • booboo

      March 20th, 2013 - 6:22pm

      Yes just like they did in Worlds in time which is where these are from

    • Dalek The Supreme

      March 20th, 2013 - 11:27pm

      That explains things, thanks Booboo. I’m still not getting them, but good for anybody who does. 😛

    • who else

      March 21st, 2013 - 5:53am

      i agree

  • Mels

    March 20th, 2013 - 5:50am

    So cute!

  • Radburn

    March 19th, 2013 - 11:50pm

    Considering these figures are based on the Doctor Who ‘Worlds In Time’ Online Game – Booboo’s photos show that they are quite accurate & will look even better in hand!

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 20th, 2013 - 6:38am

      are they well they are cool now i didnt like them at first but now yes they do look good for worlds of time figures

  • Souffle Boy

    March 19th, 2013 - 10:33pm


    • Souffle Boy

      March 19th, 2013 - 10:34pm

      the weeping angel looks really funny!:smile:

  • The Ice Warrior is

    March 19th, 2013 - 10:00pm

    hi people of gloucestershire do you think theese will be in the Eastgate shopping centre i do

    • Luke

      March 20th, 2013 - 7:28am

      Might do, if not maybe Toys R Us?

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 20th, 2013 - 8:27am

      yes they do have them soght of machines so may get them there but the eastgate is closer to me but it is easy for me to go so ill look when i go in next weekend (29 march) to get some figures i havent got so when i go ill look

  • The Ice Warrior is

    March 19th, 2013 - 9:43pm

    booboo what happened to the other 2 daleks and do theese have articulation

    • Mr Byzantium

      March 19th, 2013 - 9:52pm

      they dont have articulation, i dont think booboo has the other two daleks

    • booboo

      March 19th, 2013 - 10:16pm

      i have them all

    • booboo

      March 19th, 2013 - 10:16pm

      i have them but just photographed one, no articulation

    • The Ice Warrior is

      March 19th, 2013 - 10:32pm

      oh shame are they the same size as a microfigure

    • the living shadow

      March 30th, 2013 - 2:41pm

      how big are they. I’ve always wanted a small pocket-size Tardis

  • McGann is The Doctor

    March 19th, 2013 - 9:37pm

    If kids like them then fair enough, but I’m not tempted.

  • WowTheyDidntJustDoThat

    March 19th, 2013 - 9:22pm

    I don’t like these… not going to buy even if i find them


    March 19th, 2013 - 8:46pm

    Will keep an eye out for these, I do quite like the look of them.


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