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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

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:49am

    site is down now

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    • Peter C

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:51am

      Yes, I saw that! I was hoping to check that my purchase had gone through ok. It took almost half an hour!

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:48am

    Stressful, but far less stressful than shopping in B&M

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:46am

    Gotten an email for PayPal, so payment went through, but not from the website as of yet. Should be confirmed, but with the way that website is, I’m not too sure at this point.

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    • Peter C

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:52am

      Same here.

    • dave

      July 20th, 2021 - 11:28am

      same as me but i checked and co email went to junk

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:46am

    Eighth story? Ninth, surely? Tomb is 8th.

    Reply
  • Neutrobyte

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:45am

    My GOODNESS it was a harrowing (figuratively speaking) experience pre-ordering mine! Besides the website buckling under the pressure of the scaplers (prove me wrong), the first time I tried to order it, the site “somehow” stuck FOUR into the basket instead of one. A shocking Paypal payment screen later, I had to change the amount back to one, make sure to agree to the terms and conditions, make sure to say “no” to the mailing list, then re-check the basket to make sure Character hadn’t made the same mistake again. After FINALLY completing the order, I made sure to download a PDF of the completed order, just in case things happen to go awry (you never know these days). I’m relieved that the website hasn’t crashed outright (yet), though I don’t like it that Character stealthily still charged us for postage (hence why its £39.99). Looking forward to watching the official announcement video from Al!

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  • Mrs Croot

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:42am

    the video is up in the playlist section

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  • the ergon

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:42am

    I thought i would never get through. Been clicking since 10am and it took 35 minutes to finally get my order processed. I accidentaly ordered 2 the first time as it came up £79.98 on paypal checkout, so i had to to go to my history page and start all over again. Got me a little frustrated with the speed.

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  • DanWFA

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:41am

    Phew, took me. awhile but got my order in!

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:41am

    Phew! That was stressful. Worth it though!

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  • 6sek

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:40am

    Took 26 minutes to order mine

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  • ClaphamRob

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:39am

    Just ordered it! Thanks for the link – I was originally looking at the Character Options main page, which, of course, had nothing related to this! Thank you for keeping us so well informed – it is muchly appreciated!

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  • bryan

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:39am

    Hooray.

    thats me happy. and in time for Birthday (friend) and My Anniversary .

    Brilliant Value for a brand new figure, and the Tardis can be £24.99 for the electronic variant alone. so. happy bunny here. hope there are lots of others who get what they want.

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  • Alan Silvester

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:38am

    Stick with it. Site is obviously creaking under the strain of everyone ordering! Took about 10 minutes, but finally got my order confirmed.

    Reply
  • Scott

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:36am

    Phew, got my order in. The website was not prepared for that haha

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  • TheDoctor

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:36am

    Sites running very slow – but ordered

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  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:34am

    Finally just ordered 2 of them!!

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    • John

      July 20th, 2021 - 11:22am

      Site was very slow I ended up with 4 in my basket I didn’t want 4 I’m not a scalper but managed to get one yea looks amazing shame about the wait time though 2nd of August come on

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:31am

    Do you have to pay with PayPal? It’s not giving me any other options

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:40am

      no add to basket and go from there, they paypal button is just separate.

  • Andrew Oliver

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:30am

    Can anyone advise where on the websiste the set is listed please. Went to Dr Who and Whats New – the sets not listed there.

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:34am

      it has its own page that’s what the link is there for above

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:57am

      Thanks boob boo. I was in a panic and had mental images of ebay scammers cleaning the site out !

  • Mrs Croot

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:30am

    is the video atill going up soon? though i slept in and missed it but not there, makes you think we’re not the only ones scrambling to do something related to this set this morning 🙂

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:43am

      added it now

  • Totalbritishgamer

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:29am

    Okay I love this set but not the price to the point were I may have to skip this set since I cant justify £39.99 on what is almost close to a B&M set with lights and sound there not even a insert in the Tardis for the console room like for the price u would think there would be something more to try to justify the cost but its a figure of the second doctor with out any accessories and the tardis witch looks amazing but is still lacking the back inside I know you can do one your self but it feels wrong for the price to try and put this out at 39.99 and not something like 30.99 or something

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    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:41am

      I’m pleased with the price personally, I was expecting £40-45 lol. I’d say it’s reasonable and the reason it doesn’t have an insert is because it didn’t have one in the show.

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:45am

      To be honest you may regret not buying it. Looks awesome to me

    • daz

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:48am

      Limited Edition exclusives will always be more expensive than the basic B&M range as they are produced in larger numbers.

      The 13th Doc Electronic Tardis was £25 on it’s own last year. Add in an exclusive, never before released 2nd Doctor which could retail at £12.99 and ‘free delivery’ then price is reasonable.

      I do however collect NECA Gremlins and TMNT movie figures and Super7 Thundercats Ultimates too though so am used to paying even higher prices for 1 figure.

      Do we know how many there are for this one?

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:50am

      Being told 4000

    • Doctorus

      July 20th, 2021 - 11:54am

      Basically my point.

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 8:12pm

      I won’t regret not getting it. I can buy 2 highly detailed DC multiverse figures for that price.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:26am

    Was there any word on the B&M sets?

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:26am

      no

  • Mrs Croot

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:25am

    gpt through and accidently clicked off, it’s there now though in the few seconds i saw it.

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  • dave

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:25am

    what an awful site, contunue ,click, contnue, click, continue, click, continue, click

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    • Peter C

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:46am

      Same here – took almost half an hour, freezing up all the time and had to go back in, confirmed purchase, but nothing from Character via email yet!

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:23am

    Cool, hopefully we’ll see a Five Doctor’s variant, for those who miss out on this release with the grey hair, and recoloured coat/trousers

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    • John

      July 20th, 2021 - 11:00am

      You won’t it has been confirmed this is the ONLY release of the figure.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:22am

    40 quid for a tardis and a figure I mean come on! Yes it has electronics and a new figure but for an online exclusive I would’ve expected at least 25-30 quid not 10x that amount

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    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:28am

      they were £35 ten years ago and this includes post, not in the slightest to much

    • Maths Analysis Machine

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:31am

      I fail to see how 40 is 10 times more than 30

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:40am

      I was expecting £40-45 tbf. They surely wouldn’t be able to make much money if it was less than what it is.

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:44am

      @Maths Analysis Machine – Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:21am

    took 20 minutes but finally ordered it

    Reply
  • pupbenny

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:19am

    Just ordering mine now! Everyone was waiting for it, the website is so slow to load lol.

    Reply
  • The Evil Dalek

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:17am

    NICE. I didn’t get a War Games TARIS due to the problems surrounding it but this one looks much better and I feel like I should have a TARDIS for my favourite Doctor. Also, we get a new figure we’ve wanted for years!

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    • FH

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:43am

      lol, I’m pretty sure it’s you who I replied to a comment yesterday on YouTube saying I see you everywhere and now here you are haha.

      Out of curiosity what problems surrounded the War Games TARDIS? Was it the fact it was grey because I wanted it too until I found out it was that colour and not the blue on the original promo image. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:14am

    nothing there and website is crawling at a snails pace

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:13am

    Can’t get in their website! Prob too many trying

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:26am

      Keep at it – took me a while but I got to it. Each stage of purchasing took long time too

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