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December 20th, 2018 488 comments

Character UK 5.5″ 13th Doctor Action Figure

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Character Options announces a 5.5” Scale Thirteenth Doctor Figure

The new collectible will be available for pre-sale from 1st December 2018

Character Options has announced details of the next item in its 2018 Doctor Who collection; a 5.5-inch scale figure of the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.

Renowned for its highly detailed 5.5 -inch figures, this latest collectible from Character will delight fans who are celebrating the brand new TV series which launched on BBC One on 7th October.

The figure depicts the newly regenerated Time Lord dressed in her high-waisted culottes, rainbow striped dark blue shirt and coat. Carrying the essential sonic screwdriver, the figure comes with multiple points of articulation.

Mark Hunt from Character Options commented: “From the moment we announced details of the 10” Thirteenth Doctor figure in late August, we have been inundated with questions about a 5.5-inch scale version. We are therefore delighted to be able to reveal details of this latest Doctor Who release.”

The new figure costs £12.99. It will be available from late December, and can be ordered on pre-sale from 1st December 2018

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Please note we have removed an image that does not represent the final product. The removed image was originally posted on the official BBC studios site.

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Featured, Toys


  • Luck4Unow

    December 5th, 2018 - 9:51pm

    Does Character automatically charge your credit card when you pre-order from Character Online?

    • booboo

      December 6th, 2018 - 6:23am

      yes, at the point of order as a form of commitment from the customer.

    • Luck4Unow

      December 6th, 2018 - 9:27am

      Thanks for the quick reply, booboo

  • Judooning

    December 5th, 2018 - 8:06pm

    Character online are down to their last 20 (give or take) figures of this. I believe they had around 700 up for order when it first went on.

    • booboo

      December 5th, 2018 - 8:19pm

      being as they had the advantage of most big sites linking to them via the press release (including us) that’s not really surprising to be honest

      apart from a couple of Independents other retailers were subject to a Dec 1st embargo, not even amazon have it up which is odd

    • Luck4Unow

      December 5th, 2018 - 9:49pm

      Will Amazon have it up? I prefer to order from them, if anything, to encourage the potential for CO-Amazon partnerships with exclusives….

    • The Outcast

      December 6th, 2018 - 2:06am

      Is this a good sign?

  • dr who fan boy 13

    December 5th, 2018 - 4:17pm

    i think they should do all the doctors and then do all of the time machines in play sets that will be really cool and good to see and i like in season 11 so far the robot episode it is just a real Dr who episode.

    • Anonymous

      December 5th, 2018 - 4:45pm

      They already have made all the Doctors.

    • doctor whom

      December 5th, 2018 - 5:12pm

      they have nearly done every thing in figures apart from season 11 and some classic ones

  • Tyler Prescott

    December 5th, 2018 - 3:31pm

    How come people are getting these already? It says on the website it’s “available for pre-order delivery” on the “week commencing 7th January”.

    • booboo

      December 5th, 2018 - 3:32pm

      they are advanced review samples

    • Tyler Prescott

      December 5th, 2018 - 7:05pm

      Okay, thanks

    • Anonymous

      December 5th, 2018 - 11:33pm

      Do you have one yet booboo? Can’t wait to see some good shots of the figure!

    • booboo

      December 6th, 2018 - 8:31am

      yes its arrived late so a bit behind on doing things

    • Anonymous

      December 6th, 2018 - 5:46pm

      No worries! It’s not available for another month so there’s no rush to get them up 🙂
      What are your opinions of it in hand?

    • booboo

      December 6th, 2018 - 6:05pm

      to be honest we are are collectors rather than “rivet counters” if you understand that term.

      likeness is brilliant, some people disappointed at no ball joints on shoulder, head movement limited up and down as on ball joint but much better that horrible neck joint line.

      coat “turns in” part way down hence no colored stripes and can see why including them would be difficult.

      packaging isn’t for collectors really

      when a static Vashta pop is £20 and this is £13 puts things into perceptive and cant fault it value wise

    • doctor whom

      December 6th, 2018 - 6:25pm

      this looks great, hopefully this is the start of CO making some good figures again rather than that will do ones like we have been getting in more recent years.
      love the new packaging and like how colourful it is!!!!
      mind you i dislike the way they have painted the sonic, it looks very sloppy to me however that is just my opinion on the figure, i will no doubt i will review it on my youtube channel
      [ doctor whom??] when i get my hands on it in the new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • doctor whom

    December 5th, 2018 - 1:36pm

    if this sells i recon we will have ryan, graham, yaz figures later in 2019 [ hopefully ]

  • doctor whom

    December 5th, 2018 - 11:44am

    thanks for getting back so quick booboo

    • dr who fan boy 13

      December 5th, 2018 - 4:19pm

      hay they should to the whole team and the 13th doctors time machine.

    • doctor whom

      December 5th, 2018 - 6:53pm

      yes, i agree

  • doctor whom

    December 5th, 2018 - 10:00am

    why don’t CO bring back the classic range, surly a 12th or 13th doctor figure can’t be more expensive to make than a Susan or Jamie?

    • booboo

      December 5th, 2018 - 10:06am

      because there wasn’t enough demand and its even worse now as they were co funded with UT and Character no longer distribute in the USA

    • doctor whom

      December 5th, 2018 - 11:41am

      thanks for getting back to me, so it seems the only classic figures where getting is the slight changes or re releases B&M give us.

  • doctor whom

    December 4th, 2018 - 11:42am

    any news on B&M sets?

    • booboo

      December 4th, 2018 - 11:45am

      no its unlikely you will here anything on these here

    • doctor whom

      December 4th, 2018 - 12:58pm

      ok, thanks for getting back to me!!!

  • M

    December 3rd, 2018 - 6:06pm

    Which figures were made but never released? That’s the question

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2018 - 6:11pm

      many were sculpted, but not tooled (and that the important bit )

      that ” big picture” contained some that have still not been released

      off hand i can think of lazurus, Waters of Mars creature, peg doll, scarecrow, yeti, Richard Hurndell 1st Doctor, Zygons 4th Doctor and a few more

      It can happen, Korwin came out of the blue in a Tesco set once

    • M

      December 3rd, 2018 - 6:18pm

      It would be good idea for character as I know collector would get them. A yeti would be amazing!

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2018 - 6:26pm

      fur coated Troughton was another one

      biggest hope is perhaps B&M but i have my concerns right now over that

      we must also remember Character have effectively lost the entire USA market and on of their biggest UK outlets recently.

    • doctor whom

      December 3rd, 2018 - 6:42pm

      there was a dapol whomobile if that counts?

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2018 - 6:45pm

      was also a character Bessie on the cards i believe


      December 3rd, 2018 - 7:50pm

      Is there any links to the images of these unrealeased figures?
      One other I cna think of is Owen Harper from the unreleased Wave Three TORCHWOOD figures.

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2018 - 8:20pm

      the flood figure was on a DVD video feature is seem to remember, Lazarus was posted on the Mark Gatiss twitter feed i think

      the others i can’t post here, Owen ( who looked brilliant ) wasn’t a character figure


      December 3rd, 2018 - 9:34pm

      Thank you booboo. Forgot Torchwood figures weren’t character. Was the Flood in the same documentary that had the reveal of light up Sutekh?

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2018 - 9:36pm

      yes it was i think, there are some screenshots on here somewhere just cant find them

    • iknownewdrwhotoys

      December 4th, 2018 - 1:00am

      Son of Mine, Cybershade, Tritovore, Clara (NOTD), Generic Time Lord Soldier, there’s so many.

    • The Outcast

      December 4th, 2018 - 2:23am

      Wait, there was a prototype of a Timelord Solider?

      Anyway, unreleased figures I remember are: Update Series 1 Rose, Rose from the Satan Pit, Duffle coat 7, Wheel Cyberman, 10th Doctor (Valiant set version), Yeti and the 5th Doctor’s TARDIS.

      Ones I’ve heard about but I don’t know if they were made: Lady Christina (which was rumoured to come in a set with the Tritovore, so if those were made, then she was probably made too), the 3.75 Haemavores.

    • BrunoB

      December 4th, 2018 - 8:55am

      No Timelord Soldier that I know of.
      There was a guy on some forums who used to have those vast lists of figures they wished to have and who claimed there were prototypes of them.. I believe that was one of those wishes… I think that Lady Christina and the Tritovove were also in that guy’s list.

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      December 4th, 2018 - 10:45am

      Wasn’t there also prototypes for Donna from The Runaway Bride and an exterminated Tenth Doctor from The Stolen Earth?

    • M

      December 4th, 2018 - 1:45pm

      Booboo what are your concerns about B&M?

    • booboo

      December 4th, 2018 - 1:48pm

      not B&M as such but what they have just done, wont air them in public though they don’t communicate anymore with us anyway.

    • M

      December 4th, 2018 - 1:48pm

      What are you concerns about B&M?

    • M

      December 4th, 2018 - 2:11pm

      Sorry for that coming through twice. Has you past source no longer giving information?

    • mike

      December 5th, 2018 - 4:13pm

      well i think they should do old classic figures and monsters because that was cool and also they could make some of the new monsters.And i have a really big collection of Dr who figures and what if they did the the 13th doctors time machine play set that would be great to see bye.

  • 1

    December 3rd, 2018 - 8:15am

    I think this series so far is not lending itself to leading a resurgence in the 5″ line. There’s just not enough good things from the series to make figures out off.

    • doctor whom

      December 3rd, 2018 - 9:20am

      i agree.

    • bryan

      December 3rd, 2018 - 10:04am

      What!, What ! ?

      The Doctor (we are getting)

      Graham, Ryan,Yaz (might have been waiting to see who comes back for season 2 ) But every series since 2005 , The Doctor has gotton a companion figure (3m Amys,2Martha Jones, 5m, Rose, 4 Clara figures I am aware of) 2 Bill figures, B and M and Amazon)

      Tim Shaw (tzm, Sha )
      Pting ( iknow lots of people who want both the 5.5 and a plush or stress toy version)
      Kerblam Robot
      Krasko (the Time Meddler, although that depends on his continuing usage)
      Thijarians (Demons of the Punjab)
      Solitract (again lots i know what this: There is even an amusing Figurine collection mock up)
      Giant Vampire Moths (big furry plush one please 🙂

      Thats more than most series have had in the past. Or even gave us in the past few year (bar Capaldis first year, when we got lots of 3.5″ figures .

      Lots of opportunities

  • DannyTheNerd

    December 2nd, 2018 - 7:23pm

    There’s a review of this figure on YouTube and it looks a lot better than the promotional images.

    • doctor whom

      December 2nd, 2018 - 8:24pm

      i’ve seen it too, she does look great!!!

      all the best doctor whom??

  • Anonymous

    December 2nd, 2018 - 6:27pm

    It’s a shame that this range of toys has become so infrequent, now with mainly repaints and characters created from other body parts. I use to get hold of old action men in the early 70’s and convert them into Doctors, the Brigadier and with the help of candle wax, autons! For me this has probably been the best of range of toys ever produced for the show. I appreciate that new figures are not that commercial anymore but it seems a little sad to just to keep getting repaints, with the odd new figure. Those classic monsters CO produced were great. Perhaps, as with everything, the range should come to end but with one big final release of characters, perhaps those that were tooled but were never manufactured, or an iconic monster from each Doctor.

  • Anonymous

    December 2nd, 2018 - 2:45pm

    Just seen a video of this on YT, detailed figure but not as much articulation as more recent figures. I’ll buy it still

  • doctor whom

    December 2nd, 2018 - 2:32pm

    this looks like a good figure, but no more than good. CO’s doctor who figures where once amazing but now it seems like they only do alright figures.
    now that,s not to say i’m not pleased we are getting a 5.5 inch 13th doctor figure but i wish it looks a bit better than this.

    this sudden lake in quality was noticeable in the recent 3rd doctor and tardis set. it was a good set but i dislike the way they just painted over the neck tie it seemed very lazy to me. now i know it is partly done to cost but if they could do it in 2008 they can do it now.
    sorry if this sounds grumpy but it is my view points on the matter.

    • doctor whom

      December 2nd, 2018 - 8:22pm

      i take it back for the 13th doctor figure, she looks great on a review i have seen on youtube!!!

  • Jack S

    November 30th, 2018 - 10:08pm

    Do you know of any news relating to the Seven20 version?

    • booboo

      December 1st, 2018 - 9:05am

      with Jodie Whittaker for final approval apparently so not even in production yet

      the approvals process can be long and drawn out

    • Anonymous

      December 1st, 2018 - 10:55pm

      Doctor Who Maybe Has Just An Good Tasha Bad Times

  • DannyTheNerd

    November 30th, 2018 - 6:11pm

    Release date on FP says 9th Jan. Absurd move by Character, they’re gonna miss all the christmas sales

    • doctor whom

      November 30th, 2018 - 6:36pm

      yes i agree.

    • booboo

      November 30th, 2018 - 6:41pm

      more down to the time taken to get BBC approval i would think

    • The Living Shadow

      November 30th, 2018 - 10:49pm

      Absurd move by the BBC then!

    • The Werewolf

      November 30th, 2018 - 10:59pm

      A day earlier and it would be released on by birthday, so almost yay me. But missing out Christmas sales is probably not great for Character Options, whether it was their fault or not (probably not)

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    November 23rd, 2018 - 7:53am

    Booboo, if I ordered this today would it be dispatched on the week of the 7th January or would it be later?

    • booboo

      November 23rd, 2018 - 8:05am

      probably that week but form past experience stuff can easily arrive earlier / later than predicted

  • Anonymous

    November 20th, 2018 - 9:31pm

    When does this actually come out it shops to buy?

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      November 20th, 2018 - 9:36pm

      If the delivery date on CO’s website is anything to go by it should be available in shops from the week of 7th January.

  • Anonymous

    November 17th, 2018 - 12:40pm

    Sorry, but that looks like it doesn’t have neck articulation

    • The Outcast

      November 17th, 2018 - 2:45pm

      I think the head is on a ball, which allows it to look up and down as well as left and right.

    • Anonymous

      November 21st, 2018 - 10:28pm

      from here that looks like a solid head… not really worth exporting to the UK for me… I like good articulation on figures… from looks alone it looks like it has as much articulation as a Wave 4 Sontaran from 2008…

    • Wholords2

      November 21st, 2018 - 10:36pm

      It does have a ball joint neck, Al Dewar confirmed it on gallifrey base

  • Anonymous

    November 14th, 2018 - 10:55am

    Booboo do you know when your sample will arrive?

    • booboo

      November 14th, 2018 - 11:01am

      no idea they don’t have right now for reviews

    • Anonymous

      November 14th, 2018 - 5:52pm

      must be soon, The Who Shop have posted a photo of one they were sent on twitter?

    • booboo

      November 14th, 2018 - 6:17pm

      doubt it, some strange things going on at the moment , vast majority of retailers cant even put it up for order

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      November 14th, 2018 - 11:25pm

      The Who Shop have also asked people on Twitter whether they’d like to see an unboxing video of it.

  • DalekLordOfPizza

    November 10th, 2018 - 10:23am

    Looks great! Probably will not be purchasing however as Jodie isn’t a stellar doctor in my opinion and the 4th doctor regeneration set looks more promising.

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2018 - 8:20pm

      What the regeneration set ?

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:36am

      There’s a new B&m Dr and Tardis set due out February 2019 featuring a newly regenerated 4th Dr and his tardis.

  • Anonymous

    November 10th, 2018 - 9:59am

    Why was this not released back when the 12inch one was?

    • DannyTheNerd

      November 13th, 2018 - 1:20pm

      Who knows

  • Doctor who dalek

    November 9th, 2018 - 11:50pm

    Do you think they will release a B&M set on Jodie and the companions together.

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2018 - 9:11am

      Errr no! Lol

    • The Outcast

      November 10th, 2018 - 9:42am

      No, as they’d need to make the companions as figures first, and that costs too much money for them to be in a B&M set.

      I’d reckon we’ll probably see the companions in a set or as separate single carded figures.

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2018 - 6:36pm

    Same after every episode too. You have to except negatively on forums etc.

  • Sean

    November 9th, 2018 - 11:23am

    Does anyone know what pre-sale means?

    • The Outcast

      November 9th, 2018 - 11:46am


  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 9th, 2018 - 10:45am

    This is excellent. This year, I have Doctors 1 through 7 and 9 through 11. Hopefully by next year, I can complete my lineup of the Doctor’s incarnations, including number Thirteen here.

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2018 - 8:36am

    I’ve ordered this from Galaxy4. Cheaper both for the figure and delivery. I have not used them before so really home they fulfil the order.

    • doctor whom

      November 9th, 2018 - 6:08pm

      do they also say they will deliver it on the 7th of January?

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2018 - 6:39pm

      They have 5th Jan as the release date so if that does turn out to be correct, then I suspect it will be dospatched within 2 or 3 days.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:27pm

      They sometimes have a delay in getting stock, but equally they can get things early as well. They tend to send things the day they get them or the next day at the latest. I’ve never had any problems and if you have any queries ring them or email and they’ll be as helpful as they can.

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2018 - 8:13am

    I hope that we might get a fifthteen doctors set with a new box

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2018 - 9:38am

      Only if the others are all new variants.

      Btw – 15? 13 plus War. What us the extra one?

    • DannyTheNerd

      November 9th, 2018 - 9:39am

      I guess another Tennant figure?

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2018 - 9:56am

      Ah yeah, probably right. I think if you people class him as a Doctor you then need to include the Valyard, the Dream Lord and the Watcher. Although 10 used up a regeneration by channelling the excess energy into his severed hand, the resulting Meta Crisis Doctor was a result of something else with Donna and not the actual regeneration. Therefore in my opinion their have been 14 incarnations of the Doctor and 4 entities that are connected to the Doctor but not actual incarnations.

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2018 - 10:05am

      Sorry – I meant to replace the word “you” with “people” but clearly didnt delete “you” now it sounds really rude – whoops.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:30pm

      It’s two David tennant figures. Jodie is the 15th doctor, Matt was officially the final doctor (the doctor confirms this in time of the doctor) before being given a new set of regeneration.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:38pm

      1st doctor
      2nd doctor
      3rd doctor
      4th doctor
      5th doctor
      6th doctor
      7th doctor
      8th doctor
      War doctor (9th doctor)
      9th doctor (10th doctor)
      10th doctor (11th doctor)
      10th doctor (12th doctor)
      11th doctor (13th doctor)
      12th doctor (14th doctor)
      13th doctor (15th doctor)

    • The Werewolf

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:56pm

      I don’t know why anyone would want a set with two Tenth Doctors though. They’re easy enough to come by anyway.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 12:58pm

      Thing with the valeyard is, he’s not a regeneration of the doctor. He seems to be a manifestation of the doctor’s darker side, but he isn’t a time Lord himself, otherwise he wouldn’t need to steal the doctor’s regenerations. He was created between 12th and last (13th doctor matt smith Technically) according to trial of a time lord, it never says he was the doctor, just part of the doctors psyche.

    • Anonymous

      November 11th, 2018 - 1:00pm

      I know lots of people who would want that. Seems a bit pointless to me, but as far as they are concerned it would be great.

    • Anonymous

      November 13th, 2018 - 1:41am

      Actually another point about the valeyard is that he never really confirms in the ultime foe that he is a version of the doctor. The only proof is from that reliable source the master!

  • Anonymous

    November 8th, 2018 - 10:27pm

    I never think the promo images for these figures never look as good as the actual figures, do you reckon you’ll be sent a sample figure by Character booboo as with the doll?

    • booboo

      November 8th, 2018 - 10:33pm

      we are on the list so hopefully

  • DannyTheNerd

    November 8th, 2018 - 9:07pm

    I’m quite disappointed that the prototype isn’t the final figure. It looks so much better. The final product doesn’t look awful, but it looks quite cheap compared to the prototype.

    • booboo

      November 8th, 2018 - 9:16pm

      it looks so much better because of photoshopped parts not viable on a production figure

      as far as I’m concerned that image should never have been put in the public domain and has just fuelled unjustified negativity to the disadvantage of us all.

    • SJF

      November 8th, 2018 - 10:17pm

      I’m sure if we were to see a factory produced version of that prototype, it really wouldn’t look all that far off from what we’ve got.

    • The Outcast

      November 9th, 2018 - 1:09am

      I’m kinda with Booboo here. When I first realised the differences between that photoshopped prototype (which, at the time, I didn’t realise was a prototype) and the proper image, I was annoyed that we didn’t get the arm and upper leg moulds that were on the prototype. I still am a bit disappointed, as the upper legs on the prototype look better and the arms have more articulation, which is what I was upset about (I always understood the paint apps were always going to be like the production figure’s), but I’m still highly looking forward to this figure, which still looks great regardless.

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