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August 6th, 2021 450 comments

Doctor Who 5.5″ 2nd Doctor and Tardis Set

Some Reduced box damaged Stock was available from www.character-online.com


You can check for any reasonably priced sets on www.ebay.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk


Notes for collectors:

  • There will be NO 2nd Doctor Fur Coat Variant in the upcoming B&M sets.
  • It will remain an exclusive to this set for the foreseeable future.
  • It is limited to 4000 units as a one off run.
  • They are not using “Tape” to hold the doors.

Character Options announces a new range of Doctor Who collector sets

THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN set will be available to order from July 20th 2021

Character Options has today revealed the next instalment of Doctor Who collectors’ sets, available exclusively online on the Character Options website.

This Character Options online exclusive set celebrates one of the most iconic, and now sadly lost, adventures of Patrick Troughton’s tenure as the Second Doctor – The Abominable Snowmen. The set includes an electronic classic TARDIS and a Second Doctor figure.

The electronic classic TARDIS, featured by Character Options for the first time in over a decade, comes with different take-off and landing sounds. The TARDIS also features the more heavily weathered exterior and new colour plus the unique reversed front doors.

The new Second Doctor figure is a truly unique release, featuring the usual highly decorated look combined with full articulation on the arms.

The Abominable Snowman, first aired on 30th September 1967, sees fans join the Second Doctor in his eighth story. Set in 1935, the TARDIS has materialised high in the Himalayas where The Doctor is trying to return a relic, a holy bell, borrowed several hundred years earlier, to the High Lama of the local Monastery. Unbeknownst to the Doctor and his companions, things have taken a dark turn and the monastery has been infiltrated by an ancient and evil alien entity known only as The Great Intelligence. The alien is using robot versions of the Yeti’s, better known as ‘the Abominable Snowmen’ a usually passive creature, to attack anyone coming near the monastery. As the Doctor becomes involved, and the full horror of what’s going on becomes clear, he vows to thwart its plans.

Al Dewar of Character notes some of the special things about this 1967 story and development of this new set.

“The Abominable Snowmen is, much like the ‘Jungles of Mechanus’ collectors set before it, quite unusual and features a lot of unique features in terms of its production. For instance the TARDIS itself is unusual in its weathered appearance, with the exterior paint covering the top signs and the colour appearing slightly more indigo than usual. Its look is generally more beaten up and scruffy than fans would usually see and features fully reversed front doors with the phone cubby box sign on right hand door with no handles. The Doctor’s look in this story echoes that of the TARDIS, with the addition of a huge shaggy fur coat held together with twine.

“It’s fair to say fans have waited an astonishingly long time for both these products and we believe fans and collectors will embrace this new electronic TARDIS and the Second Doctor in his iconic shaggy coat as depicted in this classic story.”

Perfect for all Doctor Who fans and collectors, the set comes beautifully presented in special presentation pack with diorama insert and Doctor Who heritage packaging.

It will retail at £39.99 and be available for pre-order in the UK from 20th July 2021 on the Character Options Website


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

450 comments

  • Matt Y

    September 17th, 2021 - 10:27am

    Box damaged….like both of the ones I bought for full price and like so many others I have seen! Not impressed.

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    • booboo

      September 17th, 2021 - 10:32am

      You could have sent them back, i did and got a perfect replacement.

    • Birdy98

      September 19th, 2021 - 9:24am

      It does say stock available due to box damages…. Why buy one if you didn’t want a damaged box?

    • booboo

      September 19th, 2021 - 9:35am

      no these went on sale for a few hours, they bought the “normal ones” which seemingly arrived damaged

    • pupbenny

      October 9th, 2021 - 5:38pm

      Oh, wow I didn’t know Character ever did this! I wondered why the page had a lower price on it now. (Although sold out.)

  • The 2nd joker

    August 22nd, 2021 - 3:37am

    It finally arrived today, im crazy for it, the TARDIS is so beautiful specially with the sound effects and the light and also the 2nd doctor figure itself is very amazing, im in love with this set

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  • The 2nd joker

    August 22nd, 2021 - 1:35am

    Omg mine finally arrived today after a month and a day, im excited to open it soon

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  • pupbenny

    August 9th, 2021 - 2:10pm

    Did you get the replacement set yet booboo and what do you think of the set overall?

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    • booboo

      August 9th, 2021 - 2:18pm

      yes arrived today all good, really good set, can’t fault it.

    • pupbenny

      August 9th, 2021 - 2:33pm

      Great to hear that! 🙂 By the way, I love the way you changed the banner of the site to have it too! Nice touch!

  • mick

    July 31st, 2021 - 3:20pm

    did you get your replacement sets booboo?

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    • booboo

      July 31st, 2021 - 4:15pm

      not yet only sent one back in the end they one with the widows in the wrong place

    • Coleman

      August 1st, 2021 - 4:27pm

      Did you swap the boxs first Booboo?

    • booboo

      August 1st, 2021 - 6:36pm

      no, the dented box one i will leave open as my display one

  • Sir Xander J Williams Esq.

    July 31st, 2021 - 1:07am

    Are There Gonna Be Any New Dalek Sets?

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  • Eric the Dalek

    July 30th, 2021 - 7:49pm

    I got my Figure and Tardis delivered last night. It took a short amount of time. Ordered it and received it, in the USA, less than 2 weeks. Very nice surprise, when my wife told me it came in. Love the 2nd Doctor in fur coat. Very happy to have the Tardis with the reversed door signage. Hope more is to come.

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    • Chud

      July 31st, 2021 - 1:06am

      and you’re in the US right? Im in Kansas so hopefully mine should be coming very soon.

    • KB

      July 31st, 2021 - 7:30pm

      About 8 days.

  • Tom

    July 30th, 2021 - 2:44pm

    so much for the 3 packs being B and M exclusive, they are now listed on characters website, are they the same as the B and M ones or Variants?

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 30th, 2021 - 2:48pm

      same, and exclusive can be within a time frame

  • KB

    July 29th, 2021 - 10:52pm

    I’m in the US. Got mine today. Eight days to get here. Not to bad for time, I was expecting longer. But it was a damaged box (crumpled up), which I was expecting, so I opened this one up. Dr. and Tardis ok, no damge there, and works well.

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    • Owen

      July 30th, 2021 - 8:58am

      THE URGE TO OPEN 🙂
      AND SEE THAT LITTLE YELLOW LIGHT FLASHING 🙂

    • SamWho

      July 30th, 2021 - 12:03pm

      Life’s too short open it and enjoy you could always put it back in the box later

  • PJH1971

    July 29th, 2021 - 5:33pm

    Had email confirming dispatch last Friday and have still not recieved – getting worried now

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    • Callum Eales

      July 29th, 2021 - 10:28pm

      If its from royal mail i think they have been holding parcels latley as ive had many come one day. Then none for the next few days then all at once. That and i all mail atm is really slow. If its not there tomorrow contact charictar for sure.

  • PJH1971

    July 29th, 2021 - 5:31pm

    Had an email last Friday to say mine were dispatched and have still not received!

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    • PJH1971

      July 30th, 2021 - 11:37am

      Finally turned up today – dispatched Friday & received Friday – longer than normal 2nd class!

  • MrBadwolf

    July 28th, 2021 - 8:33pm

    Great to see the support for the line with this set! I think it’s a great addition.
    What’s happening with the B&M exclusives, should we be expecting an official announcement soon/ figures in store in August?

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    • booboo

      July 28th, 2021 - 8:47pm

      soon, maybe next week

  • Kone112

    July 28th, 2021 - 6:45pm

    Is it just me or is the public telephone sign on the tardis on the wrong door.

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    • Doctorus

      July 28th, 2021 - 6:48pm

      The reason why it is, is because on the actual prop in the episode, the police telephone sign was on the right, instead of the left.

    • booboo

      July 28th, 2021 - 6:50pm

      no its in exactly the right place for the episode this is from and one of the appeals of this set

  • Callum Eales

    July 28th, 2021 - 6:17pm

    Arrived today. So many are on ebay for more then dbl the rrp. So glad i managed to get 1.

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  • Peter C

    July 28th, 2021 - 12:48pm

    Received my second set this morning! Looks great!

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  • Col

    July 28th, 2021 - 8:36am

    Does anyone have a link for a printable insert ?

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  • Gordon

    July 27th, 2021 - 9:21pm

    Mine arrived yesterday. It’s bloody gorgeous isn’t it

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    • Day Dalek Gold

      July 28th, 2021 - 8:16am

      Unquestionably.

  • Philip Shaw

    July 27th, 2021 - 6:42pm

    ‘A new range’ obviously points towards more online character Exclusives.

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    • Ben B

      July 28th, 2021 - 9:56pm

      I am absolutely gutted to have missed out on this! By the time I heard about it, it was already sold out!

  • Gazza

    July 27th, 2021 - 6:07pm

    Mine arrived yesterday as a Christmas present from my daughter – so just 5 months until I can play with it

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    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2021 - 8:49pm

      Ha

  • Kone112

    July 27th, 2021 - 5:20pm

    Just got mine today , is the strip around the tardis plastic or sellotape? Cos if its sellotape I open it up and take it off , before it takes the paint off.

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    • booboo

      July 27th, 2021 - 5:24pm

      plastic

    • Mark Belsom

      July 27th, 2021 - 5:49pm

      Plastic strip is easily removed.

    • Nick Rich

      July 27th, 2021 - 8:26pm

      Heres a question bobo any one why are just figers for sale on e bay at £45 a time,why why would some one buy a set and just sell the figeri dont understand why they do that?

    • Andyuk70

      July 27th, 2021 - 10:12pm

      I’d guess that it was because they only wanted the TARDIS and not the figure? (And there may be some buyers who only want the figure and not the TARDIS?)

  • Simon Templar

    July 27th, 2021 - 1:37pm

    I really am quite at a loss as to how some folks who order on Tuesday got theirs delivered next day while others, including myself, ordered a little later and are still waiting on them? Dispatch email arrived (in my junk folder) on Thursday and here we are on Tuesday and nothing has turned up. I’d wanted to give this to my son as a reward for an excellent term at school after a tumoltuous year and thought I’d easily be able to do so on Saturday. Guess again. Oh well, I thought, Monday is ok – first day proper of the holidays, I can give it to him then, it will still have meaning. Guess again…

    Now, as much as postage is “free” with these things, it isn’t really, it’s built in to the price so why the disparity with some people getting next-day DPD delivery while the rest get sketchy Royal Mail delivery? I’ll be very pleased when the parcel turns up and as disappointing as the experience has been it wouldn’t prevent me from purchasing future internet exclusives but last years took an age to arrive too. All very frustrating though.

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    • George

      July 27th, 2021 - 2:20pm

      Hopefully he gets his well deserved Tardis soon 🙂

  • booboo

    July 27th, 2021 - 11:14am

    Both sets arrived today, despatched 2 days apart

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    • pupbenny

      July 27th, 2021 - 11:20am

      Nice, booboo! 😀 What do you think of it?

      I think the TARDIS is possibly the nicest looking one they’ve ever done in my opinion (at least from what I’ve seen of pictures of other TARDISes and the ones I have). It looks so real somehow. I think it’s the weathering maybe, but either way they’ve done a fantastic job painting it I think.

    • booboo

      July 27th, 2021 - 11:47am

      really nice, not had a chance to have a good look yet

    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2021 - 11:43am

      Mine still hasn’t arrived. Getting worried

    • Prototype dalek

      July 27th, 2021 - 11:45am

      Glad they arrived and didn’t got lost in the timeless void that is the Royal mail delivery warehouse.

    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2021 - 12:06pm

      Arrived literally as I posted this

    • ClaphamRob

      July 27th, 2021 - 12:12pm

      Hoorah! Really pleased that you’ve now got them. Let us know what you think when you get a chance to check them out properly! I can’t stop looking at mine!!

    • Coleman

      July 27th, 2021 - 1:01pm

      Glad they’ve finally arrived Booboo.
      I know how you guys feel, about two weeks ago I ordered four Star Wars Black series figures from a UK collectors site but they still haven’t arrived. I’ve ordered from them many times before, they pack items very well and post very quickly usually. However Ive Just emailed them this morning to see if they can offer any advise.

    • Peter C

      July 27th, 2021 - 1:12pm

      My second set still not arrived. Had no post at all today. Worried it’s not going to come now as the website keeps saying sold out!

    • Anonymous

      July 27th, 2021 - 1:54pm

      I think the Androzani set was probably the best one. The shape and top signs of the TARDIS were accurate, and a really nice paint job. The only differences from the actual TARDIS in Androzani being that the lamp didn’t have a block under it and the top signs weren’t narrow

      All the sets are lovely, but it is a shame they didn’t make different sculpts for each exterior. A 60s TARDIS set would basically be a repainted 80s TARDIS

    • booboo

      July 27th, 2021 - 4:48pm

      Sadly sending both of mine back which i have never done, I’m actually not that critical as many people know but one has a very dented box and missed paintwork to door, sticks out a mile, and the other has the windows to one side glued in completely the wrong place which looks awful.

      Pretty naff day all round for me, CO have assured me of replacements

    • prototype dalek

      July 27th, 2021 - 9:55pm

      Let’s hope it’s better second time round and by the looks of it cannot be any worse.

  • OswinOswald

    July 27th, 2021 - 9:22am

    Loving my set which arrived yesterday! Getting me excited for the new B&M sets and after what we were treated to last yet I’m hoping for new classic companions!! I’d love some 60s ones. An Unearthly Child set with Ian, Barbara and Susan would be amazing! And would also loved Tegan, Nyssa and Adric!

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    • George

      July 27th, 2021 - 9:46am

      Still waiting on an announcement. It’s taking a while

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