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August 6th, 2021 451 comments

Doctor Who 5.5″ 2nd Doctor and Tardis Set

Some Reduced box damaged Stock was available from

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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


  • Coleman

    July 22nd, 2021 - 11:36am

    I had an Email at 10.37 this morning that it had been shipped. Still no sign of it though.
    The posts usually terrible round our way though, sometimes we have deliveries at Teatime.
    Is it royal mail though or a courier?

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:41am

      seems royal mail

      mines been and gone so looks like no luck here

    • Coleman

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:45am

      Yes Booboo, I was hoping it was a courier like DPD, their usually very quick.
      Now you’ve mentioned Royal Mail, mine will be teatime if I’m lucky or not at all today.

    • Coleman

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:48am

      Funnily, we never have Royal Mail delivers at all in the morning now, like we had years ago.
      It’s usually early afternoon between 1.00 and 2.00, at the earliest.

  • Paddy Troughton

    July 22nd, 2021 - 11:11am

    Got my confirmation email this morning saying it got shipped today. Assuming it means I won’t get the set til maybe Saturday. Can someone who has it tell me when their order was dispatched please so I don’t get my hopes up about it showing up today.

    • A4geek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:30am

      got my email this morning and the postman delivered it an hour or so later!!!

    • Paddy Troughton

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:41am

      Lucky man. My mail normal comes at like 11ish so if it was going to come today would probably be here by now just praying but think going to have to wait another day

    • Paddy Troughton

      July 22nd, 2021 - 3:11pm

      Mine now has arrived. Hallelujah. Looks so good

  • PJH1971

    July 22nd, 2021 - 10:56am

    Why couldn’t they have announced this next week nearer to end of the month – I really want one of these but cant afford it until payday, but they will bound to sell out by then.

    • Kenny

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:16am

      I used PayPal and it came up pay in 14 days time

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 10:44am

    Received a confirmation from Character today that my order has been dispatched. Does that mean it’s likely to arrive today?

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 10:48am

      no idea, did you get one prototype dalek? i haven’t had one yet

    • Prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:07am

      Technically I did get one, but an hour after I received the item. Post came at around 9:10 and got a dispatch email at 10:22, very strange.

    • Lewisfrisby

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:14am

      No its not I am sorry to say because it comes out on August 2nd so it wont come out I also got an email about 2 hours after I ordered it

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:19am

      It says no later than 2nd August but many people are getting theirs Today with the delivery arriving before the despatch email

    • Prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:25am

      I assume 2nd August and pre order were probably put there just incase there was a delay from customs to warehouse. Though quite a few seem to have been dispatched and received regardless of dispatch email so best to assume it still might come before the weekend if all is running well.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:51am

      I received a dispatch email today, so expect it to turn up in a couple of days. I presume it is easier for CO to start shipping out paid Orders now instead of a massive rush at the end?

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 12:32pm

      just got despatch email

    • prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 3:27pm

      Hopefully tomorrow then.

  • Matt Y

    July 22nd, 2021 - 9:48am

    How are people able to know how many are left in stock? Some very precise numbers are appearing in here and facebook sites? Cheers.

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 9:53am

      put in say 500, and keep reducing until you can order whats left, that’s the stock level, it doesn’t allow for the fact all stock may not have been added or stock in baskets that are not purchased though.

      fact is either way though it appears to be selling well

    • prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 10:14am

      And seems to be less than 300 sets left now so high chance all stock could be gone within 2 days of release, so it’s certainly sending a good signal to Character.

  • Prototype dalek

    July 22nd, 2021 - 9:16am

    To my amazement, just received mine this morning, loving the detail on the TARDIS and the I don’t mind the 2nd Doctor coat, quite a nice figure overall.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      July 22nd, 2021 - 10:27am

      When did you order it. How long until the set arrived from point of placing order. I’ve just ordered mine yesterday.

    • prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2021 - 10:44am

      Well from ordering the set to receiving the item, took approximately 47 hours.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      July 22nd, 2021 - 12:54pm

      Hopefully get mine tomorrow on my day off.

  • Andrew

    July 22nd, 2021 - 8:59am

    Wow. My set arrived this morning in a CO branded box! Figure is fantastic. Much better than I expected. And I actually like the paint job on this Tardis more than I thought I would.

    All this after I told myself I wasn’t going to get one because of the cost. Ha.

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 12:21am

    Highlighting “character announce a new range” will we see more from character options this year? Mainstream figures I mean, not b and m exclusives

    • John

      July 22nd, 2021 - 9:33am

      Unlikely considering how poorly the last ones sold, and not many memorable recent characters to make!

    • Doctor Mysterio

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:18am

      I’d hope to see a John Bishop ‘Dan’ figure at least.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    July 21st, 2021 - 9:15pm

    Ordered mine from ‘Character Options’. First time I’ve ordered straight from their site. But it looks like a great set. Plus I love my Doctor and Tardis variants.

  • prototype dalek

    July 21st, 2021 - 10:38am

    More stock seems to have gone up, up to just over 1,600 again

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 10:48am

      i think they took some off yesterday, they did that with The Dalek

    • prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 10:54am

      Do you know what might be the reasons why?

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:01am

      not off hand.

    • John

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:12am

      Just seen some on ebay one for £ 85 one £ 75 and £ 90 and one out of the box just the tardis £ 35 buy now no pre order where did he get his soon nerve

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:21am

      who knows how they get them

    • Paul

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:17am

      HEADS UP.

      future-worlds-u k

    • prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:18am

      Maybe just incase the P&P team couldn’t handle all the orders at once and so spread stock over the days to ease pressure

    • BrunoB

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:21am

      Could just be that many people had put them in their basket and ended up not buying them. Those can really affect stock levels until the baskets are reset

    • John

      July 21st, 2021 - 12:01pm

      It’s says in stock now not pre order how on earth had he managed to get one now in ebay

    • Prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 12:34pm

      There’s been quite a few sent out prior to the official release, at least 3 different review videos were released on Tuesday alone.

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 12:42pm

      also probably like the B&M sets that found their way out somehow, advance samples somehow seem to find their way to ebay, it was the whole lot last year

    • Prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 1:02pm

      Just wondering how they find there way out all the time

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 1:12pm

      sometimes in all innocence, advance samples will be sent out to various people.

      Remember when quite a few 3rd Doctor Sontaran sets were on ebay before they were announced and had been given out a some sort of function i seem to remember

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 1:41pm

      looks like people are starting to get these already

    • Prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:10pm

      Maybe the people that are near the distribution centre, then more and more as they work there way out

    • FH

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:15pm

      You mean people that ordered them yesterday are already getting them today, booboo?

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:17pm

      seems that way, seen couple of pics around (not review samples)

    • Steven98

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:35pm

      I wouldn’t believe that this figure will never be released again… the figures in the 13 doctors figure set were meant to be “exclusive” to that set but it seems we’re getting a rerelease of the first doctor in the exact outfit from that set in the upcoming sensorites B&M release.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if next year we see a 2nd dr in fur coat in B&M.

    • Prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:42pm

      I assume the exception to that was that was a Toys R Us UK exclusive, and now that they have gone in to liquidation the exclusive rights probably went with them so probably up for further re-releases again now they have gone.

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:53pm

      not the same outfit, different waistcoat and neck tie to start with, the one in the 13 Doctors set is from The web Planet

    • FH

      July 21st, 2021 - 3:06pm

      Oh yeah it no longer says ‘pre-order’ on it, it just says ‘add to basket’. Interesting….

    • The Outcast

      July 21st, 2021 - 4:16pm

      If we do see another Fur Coat 2, it’ll be a Five Doctors version. But I don’t think we’ll see that for a long, long time, if the range even exists at that point.

    • John

      July 21st, 2021 - 8:08pm

      Is this a brachacki tardis love this model tardis I have had a third doctor tardis made which is a brachacki tardis it’s quite a big model 1.6 scale if anyone wants one I could inform them

    • prototype dalek

      July 21st, 2021 - 9:04pm

      I doubt we will see a re-release, I’m sure Charater want to keep it as an exclusive for a while and there wouldn’t be a set to release it in due to the fact that the only second story with him in this coat will be released in the very near future so this figure will most likely be a one off.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    July 21st, 2021 - 9:47am

    Ordered mine. (Especially keen for this one as I missed out on the recent B&M set, but this one seems much better…) Now it’s just the long wait for him to materialise!

  • booboo

    July 21st, 2021 - 9:38am

    got a conformation email around 9.30 last night, someone was working late!

    • John

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:02am

      Yes me too

    • Ben

      July 21st, 2021 - 1:40pm

      Me too

  • jace

    July 21st, 2021 - 3:50am

    Bought mine, selling like hot cakes four thousand that’s not going to last long over a few thousand sold now. Look forward to seeing it in person.

    • Paul

      July 21st, 2021 - 9:23am

      4000 as a limited edition one time opportunity to acquire the 2nd Doctor in his iconic fur coat along with a very special and unique electronic Tardis. Both will never be rereleased as Al mentioned in the video that’s what makes it extra extra special.

      Hardly surprising really, it’s one of the richest looking Tardis sets. I’m happy I’ve obtained one.

  • Anonymous

    July 21st, 2021 - 3:46am

    Bought mine, selling like hot cakes four thousand that’s not going to last long over a few thousand sold now. Look forward to seeing it in person.

  • The 2nd Joker

    July 21st, 2021 - 2:35am

    Ordered mine some minutes ago, im thrilled cause im sure im the only Colombian that will have this set, i also have the war games and the visitation TARDIS sets from last year boxed still since december, but even as i spent much more on this release, i will definitely open this one because the fx TARDIS and because finally the fur coat 2nd doctor variant is a real release.

    Also happened to order it on the Colombia independence day.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 11:50pm

    Just ordered mine, I definitely appreciate the effort being put into classic series merchandise recently, from the season boxsets and steelbooks to this and the B&M sets, hope it continues

  • Judooning

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:54pm

    Could quite possibly reach under the 1000 units left mark by the end of the night.
    It’s really great to see how quickly this has sold.

    • Anonymous

      July 21st, 2021 - 2:58am

      1083 left from what I can see

    • KB

      July 21st, 2021 - 5:19am

      How many where there to start with?

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2021 - 6:10am


    • KB

      July 21st, 2021 - 5:23am

      1056 at 11:12pm USA central time. That’s + 6 hrs. UK time.

      How many were there to start with?

  • Tom.

    July 20th, 2021 - 10:28pm

    I have to say that I am really looking forward to this Troughton release and thank you Booboo for all the hard work that you do in maintaining this excellent dr who site. I re-watched the Abominable Snowmen episode 2 again recently and for its time during the 1960’s it was and still is an excellent well written story and the Yeti still terrify me. What excellent monsters they are.

  • Hi

    July 20th, 2021 - 9:37pm

    It looks like they are doing online exclusives by doctor order

  • SJF

    July 20th, 2021 - 9:30pm

    There seems to only be around about 1200 sets left now

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 9:27pm

    Does any one know where or a site that I can print off a Tardis interior for this and others? Cheers

  • NickD

    July 20th, 2021 - 9:05pm

    What a truly lovely gift. Really brightens the day and the summer. What a Great gift from CO. I truly hope everyone who wants this can get one.

  • prototype dalek

    July 20th, 2021 - 8:45pm

    Bought 2, looking forward to receiving this set. Nice to have a new tardis with a new doctor figure this time. And with the orignal tardis sets back in 2010 being at £35, only £5 increase over that time isn’t too bad.

  • Philip Ward

    July 20th, 2021 - 8:35pm

    The pull to open sign is on the wrong side …is that an error in the factory

    • 57305 Northern Princess

      July 21st, 2021 - 3:06am

      Error of the production team in 1967 during in “The Evil Of The Daleks” as the doors were rehung but the wrong way round this lasted till “The Wheel In Space”

    • Anonymous

      July 21st, 2021 - 6:23am

      *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. “

    • Mark Belsom

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:15am

      Nope that is correct. Makes this set even more exciting.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 7:48pm

    Just been looking at the extra photos that’s been put up of the new CO set.
    Never noticed before but is this TARDIS underscaled.
    On the show I always thought the Doctor only had to open one door to enter or exit, but these photos show both doors need to open for the 2nd Doctor to unload?

    • DrXshock

      July 20th, 2021 - 9:09pm

      yeah when they first developed the 7th doctor TARDIS toy, they made a mistake by making it off by scale point (the figures are 1/13 scale whereas the classic tardis is 1/13.5)

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 9:30pm

      In real life people don’t wear coats made of hard plastic.

    • Doctor What

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:06pm

      Both doors open mainly because other TARDISes have both doors open (which is especially useful to get figures out of them, as they can fit 3 figures), also if you watch Web of Fear you’ll see that both doors of this particular TARDIS open, especially when they arrive in London as The Doctor opens the left-hand door with the phone panel and then opens the right hand one to admit Jamie and Victoria 🙂

  • MJS

    July 20th, 2021 - 7:42pm

    PayPal had gone through fine at time of ordering. Just received email from character now confirming.

  • Whovian

    July 20th, 2021 - 7:30pm

    I shall pass on this set as I simply cannot justify the basically £40 price mark.

    I understand that this includes and electronic TARDIS, but £40 is basically £20 for the figure and £20 for the TARDIS.

    I’ll just stick to the figure sets that I personally like the of. Better to save money for something that I really want than to pay out money for something that would be the case of having it just for the sake of having it

    • Anonymous

      July 20th, 2021 - 8:06pm

      Yes 10 years ago I thought they were very expensive for what they were, hence only got one of releases back then. But by today’s standards you do get a lot for your money. If this set had gone up with inflation think they could have asked £55 to £65, but they have roughly held the price, fair play to CO.

    • Totalbritish25

      July 20th, 2021 - 8:17pm

      See I agree with you I love this set but it just so hard in my eyes to justify the set’s I collect so much other stuff then just doctor who and most 2 packs I have seen or bought for around the same price have the figures and then some bits to go with the figures like the dalek set they did a while back for 24.99 and I could agree with that £5 up from the B&M set but not with this £20 more for a doctor and tardis set with lights and sounds if it was £30 yes I could be on board but with so much stuff coming out these day it just seems hard to be able to keep up on these sets

    • NickD

      July 20th, 2021 - 9:08pm

      Sadly productions costs have skyrocketed. Making the same product a decade later for roughly £40 instead of £35 is a real bargain. This could have easily cost £50. Also it’s a very limited run, so for the price it is really good value I find.

    • Slitheen71

      July 20th, 2021 - 10:43pm

      I do think this is what some of us want from character again, it’s what we miss from the forbidden planet days. The B&M sets are great and the new figures and variants have filled big gaps in collectors collections but it has it’s limitations through budget constraints being sold in a pile it high sell it cheap store.
      I want the yeti now but I would like it as an exclusive rather than a B&M set. I will pay the cost for accessories. To have a premium and A budget range isn’t a bad thing, whether you collect one or the other or even both it doesn’t matter it’s what your happy with.
      Ace was released last year with backpack and rocket launcher , what a great budget figure that was to fill a companion gap for many. Never forget though that some of us were happy to pay £20 for that figure with extra arms, nitro nine cans and the base ball bat

    • Totalbritish25

      July 21st, 2021 - 11:50am

      I am tempted to get one get one but kind of scared even with the price that it will sell even before I can order one tomorrow night

    • Whovian

      July 23rd, 2021 - 6:13pm

      Totalbritish25, if I was you, if you can afford it, get it ASAP. I spoke to a family member today and they told me that it’s completely worth getting due to limited availability and that it’s based on a mistake. They even told me that they would pay for it.

      I completely understand why the price has to go up as it’s all to do with the production costs and moulds and all that sort of thing, and like others have said, the price could have easily have been put up to the £50 to £60 mark, so it’s basically a bargain for the price it is

      I’ve only ordered one set as I want other collectors to be able to get it too, so yeah, I do take back what I said in my original post. I’m still thinking of how much merchandise used to cost, I need to get my head into the modern day and take on board the cost of production etc

  • The Living Shadow

    July 20th, 2021 - 6:59pm

    Oooh this looks rather nice.. and regarding the price, I’m happy to pay more if it means I’m not having to head out to my poorly stocked local B&Ms (still waiting on the wave from last autumn lol…), during the tail end of a global pandemic.
    Plus I’m having to self isolate this week so I’m glad the b&m stuff hasn’t released yet haha.. yikes.

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 7:05pm

      stay safe

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 12:24am

      With both B and M releasing doctor and Tardis packs now, do you think it’s likely we’ll see the “bad wolf” prototype / unreleased tardis ? Would make sense to release it now

  • GrantP

    July 20th, 2021 - 6:51pm

    Just seen a comment saying new B&M sets coming in August! Does anyone know what they are as cannot find any information on them thanks!

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 6:54pm

      they were always august to start with but now staggered

    • pupbenny

      July 20th, 2021 - 6:57pm

      Any idea as to why they’re doing it staggered now?

    • booboo

      July 20th, 2021 - 6:58pm

      past years always were but March – August, this year a little different due to shipping issues

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2021 - 6:46pm

    Looks like there are only 1443 left of the original 4000 now!


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