Site Menu

August 6th, 2021 451 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

451 comments

  • Anon

    July 24th, 2021 - 2:57am

    Nice Diorama. Nice to see the Raston Robot again. Poor Yeti won’t stand a chance!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 24th, 2021 - 12:02am

    Seems like a slower day for it, only went down to like 250 from 300 and something.

    Reply
    • KB

      July 24th, 2021 - 5:14pm

      154 left

  • tom styan

    July 23rd, 2021 - 8:28pm

    question, why is the sign on the right?

    Reply
    • Peter

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:31pm

      The doors on the Tardis prop were hung incorrectly for a few stories.

    • tom styan

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:36pm

      peter, thank you, this is what i thought

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:48pm

      The stories where I know the sign is on the ‘other’ door are ‘The Evil of the Daleks’, ‘The Abominable Snowmen’, ‘The Enemy of the World’. There may be other stories, but certainly those three stories show the doors misplaced.

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2021 - 2:27am

      It was like that from The Evil of the Daleks to The Wheel in Space, then corrected in The Dominators. You can clearly see it in the opening scene of The Enemy of the World.

  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2021 - 5:53pm

    How many are left

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 5:57pm

      not many, less than 400 it seems

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2021 - 5:58pm

      Ok

    • KB

      July 24th, 2021 - 5:22am

      Only 226 left unless they adjust the number.

  • Totalbritish25

    July 23rd, 2021 - 5:19pm

    So I caved and bought one last night just waiting for it to arrive know I feel glad that I ordered one after a long think but know I wonder when we will see the next wave of b&m sets

    Reply
  • mick

    July 23rd, 2021 - 4:43pm

    the roof on mine is a bit warped and doesnt fit flush. anyone elses like this?

    Reply
    • Neutrobyte

      July 23rd, 2021 - 4:50pm

      The front corners stick up on mine (the one with the defective windows), and if you look at the roof with either corner facing you, you can see a slight concave “bowing” inbetween them.

  • Neutrobyte

    July 23rd, 2021 - 3:59pm

    NOT a happy Whovian…
    My Tardis set was waiting for me when I got home today (I’m self-employed for context), and I was perfectly satisfied, right up until I’d finished putting in the batteries. Why? Because CO sold me a defective Tardis! NO I don’t mean the doors are wrong (har har), or that there is no SFX when you open them. I mean that the plastic window piece on the right side has been glued-in off-centre (to the bottom right of where it should be, by at least 2mm). The rest of the exterior is fine, so the right side windows stand-out like a mis-hung door! I have already sent an e-mail of complaint to CO, but they won’t see it until Monday, so who knows where that leaves me? This is a teensy bit worse than receiving noticeably crumpled (two of them) Jungles Of Mechanus sets, and I feel very disappointed, given how excited I was to being getting my first SFX Tardis…

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2021 - 4:57pm

      Sounds like it’s has a defect. Your well within your rights to ask for a replacement and I’m sure CO will gladly oblidge.
      I can see your dilemma though, your worried if they will have any stock left to send you a replacement. (You could end up just getting a refund).

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 5:12pm

      hopefully they will keep some back for replacements, have you the funds to order another one and then send this one back for a refund, as its defective return post should also be covered under DSR’s

  • Peter C

    July 23rd, 2021 - 3:40pm

    My first of two sets has just arrived. It’s absolutely brilliant! The detail on both The Doctor and the weathered TARDIS is incredible. They’ve even secured it so that you can’t see the white elastic/wire from the front of the display box, better than the preview pics/video suggested. I’d go so far as to say this is one of the best sets Character have ever done and glad I got in early on Tuesday to order it, bearing in mind how few are left only three days later.

    Reply
  • Richard C.

    July 23rd, 2021 - 3:37pm

    Arrived this afternoon. Top of box is distorted, that’s the joy of mailing !

    Reply
  • Jamie

    July 23rd, 2021 - 2:07pm

    My set has arrived! Absolutely beautiful! Its hard to believe we finally have this version of the 2nd Doctor! Its at the point now where I believe the Yeti could happen.

    Reply
  • Sons of Skaro

    July 23rd, 2021 - 1:40pm

    My Yeti Troughton has arrived!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2021 - 1:28pm

    Mine arrived this morning. A very nice looking set!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 23rd, 2021 - 12:59pm

    How is it known they’ve sold 90%?

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 1:02pm

      because Character themselves just said so

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2021 - 1:04pm

      Ah, thanks booboo. 🙂

  • pandoricus

    July 23rd, 2021 - 12:31pm

    Ordered mine Tuesday, received RM post this morning, but no TARDIS! Maybe sometime today, hopefully.

    Reply
    • prototype dalek

      July 23rd, 2021 - 1:36pm

      Sometimes parcels may come separately to normal post, mine does.

    • Pandoricus

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:37pm

      Still nothing. Maybe tomorrow.

  • Coleman

    July 23rd, 2021 - 12:00pm

    Thanks Booboo, ultra quick last couple of times with photos, don’t know how you do it with all the other stuff.

    Reply
  • Kevin225

    July 23rd, 2021 - 11:25am

    Mine was ordered on Tuesday and hand delivered as part of normal post by Royal Mail this morning. Dispatch email was yesterday.

    Reply
  • Doctor

    July 23rd, 2021 - 10:53am

    My tardis set got delivered by Royal Mail this morning instead of dpd

    Reply
  • Peter C

    July 23rd, 2021 - 10:27am

    I ordered one set on Tuesday and one yesterday, but the second order isn’t showing up on my account in the Character website and I’ve had a dispatch email for the first set from Tuesday but it’s still not arrived. How long are people waiting for theirs, as I have seen posts where they’ve been ordered one day and turned up the next day!

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 10:31am

      ordered Tuesday but not arrived (yet), seems like they are using DPD and RM, i think down to just how quickly each courier gets to you

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:03am

      Booboo, I don’t know where the CO warehouse is based but I bet all those that received their sets yesterday are within shouting distance of where they are posted from.

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:16am

      I noticed they have an address at Oldham but I don’t know if that’s where their warehouse is situated?

    • The ergon

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:21am

      I,m hoping we get those forthcoming b and m sets week one this year coleman

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 12:03pm

      Looking forward to them ergon, though possibly middle of August for me would be best as it’s when I get payed. Anyway we will see.

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 12:05pm

      Ergon, my Abominable set arrived this morning. Just posted a photo on collections.

    • The ergon

      July 23rd, 2021 - 12:12pm

      Nice. No post as yet.

    • The ergon

      July 23rd, 2021 - 12:16pm

      Ancient ones being shipped next week as well, some great stuff coming. The hartnell figurine going up shortly for you as well coleman

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 12:45pm

      Yes ergon, apart from Big Chief, the Harrops stuff is my favourite. I take it you saw that the 1st Doctor photos are coming soon. Also look out for the Trio of figures, two are complete and the other is nearing completion.
      Dan mentioned the Ancient One should have been posted just a week after going live as they were all ready but they’ve had trouble with the foam packaging. (Ah well).

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 23rd, 2021 - 1:43pm

      Coleman, order mine Tuesday and it arrived Thursday – I’m in London. The Royal Mail’s ‘arteries’ don’t run at the same speed – post can move much more slowly in some parts of tue country and yet reach cities much farther away from the same startpoint much faster, depending on how many depots etc it has to move through, how good the rail links are etc.

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 4:50pm

      Very well explained Gareth, so it not necessarily those who live nearest COs warehouse that could receive them first?

  • the ergon

    July 23rd, 2021 - 10:20am

    Do you have yours yet Booboo? I haven,t had a DPD notification as yet.

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 10:22am

      not yet

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:20am

      Hello Ergon, havnt had my set yet but I received a posted notification yesterday morning at 10.37. l managed to get my order in about 10.45 Tuesday morning after what seemed like an eternity of trying.

    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:23am

      Woohoo, just arrived as I posted that last comment.

    • The ergon

      July 23rd, 2021 - 11:28am

      Ill wager you started ordering from 10am coleman. We are all thinking the same thing. Get it in early. Although the deliveries are never the same. Its like people who order harrops early. Doesn,t guarantee a low number.

  • Gordon

    July 23rd, 2021 - 7:26am

    Don’t normally go for figures but I adore this set so I had to pick 1 up. As I was skint I had to wait till pay day.

    Reply
    • Coleman

      July 23rd, 2021 - 10:54am

      Yes Gordon, all these years I’ve noticed you only ever comment on the Blu ray, DVD releases etc.
      Always meant to ask you don’t you collect anything else Dr Who wise?

    • Gordon

      July 27th, 2021 - 9:27pm

      I would happily buy other figures but space is an issue. I do buy big finish occasionally when they release something that peaks my interest but always digitally as i really don’t have space for a couple of hundred cds.

    • Coleman

      July 28th, 2021 - 4:53pm

      Yes I agree with you about not having enough space. Abit of my collections now boxed up purely because I don’t have room to display it.
      It’s a shame really because theirs some really beautiful stuff been made over the years and it deserves to be displayed really.

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 10:58pm

    Think there’s like 100 odd left got 2 didn’t show up today hopefully will tomorrow reckon we will get the yeti at some point

    Reply
    • Lewisfrisby

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:49am

      It’s not out until the 2nd of August

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2021 - 9:12am

      its out now 2nd of August was an ” at the lastest date”

    • OrdersRontheway

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:59am

      I ordered on Tuesday it came Thursday morning,

  • pupbenny

    July 22nd, 2021 - 9:17pm

    Well, it’s past 21:00 at night and mine just came. LOL. Very unexpected! A suprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

    Reply
    • Sons of Skaro

      July 23rd, 2021 - 8:49am

      Gooooooooood!

  • Eric the Dalek

    July 22nd, 2021 - 7:41pm

    Does anyone have a rough idea on how long it would take to get this , via Royal Mail, to the middle part of the USA?

    Reply
    • Doctor Whoa

      July 23rd, 2021 - 3:52am

      Having ordered quite a bit from CO’s website over the last few years it really depends. I live in Canada, before COVID hit shipping usually took 2 weeks. During and post-COVID, shipping now takes anywhere from 3 weeks to two months. My guess is it’ll probably be 3 weeks for you minimum.

  • Steve

    July 22nd, 2021 - 7:31pm

    156 left at the moment!!

    Mine arrived today 🙂

    Reply
    • SJF

      July 23rd, 2021 - 1:45am

      It’s down to 76 now, these thing are selling like hot cakes!

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 6:32pm

    What does it mean by they aren’t using tape to hold the doors?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 6:37pm

      They used to use tape to hold the TARDIS in place in the packaging but it was cause the doors to warp and also the paint to come off when the tape was ripped.

  • TheBrigadier@2013

    July 22nd, 2021 - 3:03pm

    Arrived much quicker than expected! Only ordered 10am Tuesday. Came today, and that was 2nd class postage. Must have been dispatched Tuesday?!

    Reply
    • John

      July 22nd, 2021 - 6:17pm

      Did anyone get a tracking number before you got your set got an email to tell me that its been sent

    • Paddy Troughton

      July 22nd, 2021 - 6:41pm

      Nah got the confirmation email this morning then got the set at 3. Hopefully you get it tomorrow

  • Mr Fish

    July 22nd, 2021 - 1:23pm

    Mine just arrived! Came via DPD instead of Royal Mail

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 1:06pm

    Says there’s about 200 left. I wonder if they’ve put all the stock out though. Mechanus set took way longer to sell out, with only 1000 more units, despite being an army builder, so I feel like they surely must’ve not put all of these sets out yet, unless demand truly is extremely high for these, even more so than the Mechanus sets.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 1:20pm

      lol and as I say that, they put in more stock! Was 199 a minute ago, now it’s up to at least 280.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 1:56pm

      WHOA, I swear someone just bought like 80 of them or something, went down to less than 200 from 284 in like 5-10 minutes.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 3:32pm

      Massive stock increase, 554 now available. (Was 150 a short while ago.)

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 4:05pm

      thought this would happen, had the same with the Dalek set but its still selling very quickly

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 4:41pm

      You got that right booboo, it’s back down to 180 again already!

    • BrunoB

      July 22nd, 2021 - 4:58pm

      I’m thinking that stock decreases with people putting lots in their basket to check the numbers, without completing the sale, and then they go back up when the basket resets LOL

  • ClaphamRob

    July 22nd, 2021 - 12:05pm

    Literally just received my order! I was fully expecting to wait another week for these (i ordered 2) so completely surprised to get them now.

    I would just have to say that the packaging is similar to the Jungles of Mechanus (packed to within a mm of it’s life!) so, if the parcel gets dropped, or dinted (which is in the case of my package) then it’s likely to impact on the display box inside. I for one would be happy to waver the “free P&P” on orders over a certain amount as I’d be more interested in receiving these items intact and in pristine condition.

    I do have to sing the praises of the Who shop with regards to packaging as I ordered a couple more of the Jungles of Mechanus Dalek sets from them and they were amazingly well packaged and the display boxes inside were in pristine condition (which shows that it can be done…).

    Good luck everyone!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 12:44pm

      Mine came today too I also ordered 2 didn’t have any dents at all thankfully

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2021 - 11:47am

    I’m looking on eBay and people are buying the sets put on there for like £80. Why!? Are they unaware that they can get them for £40 right now or something? Is there a reason I don’t know? I don’t get it.

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 11:54am

      These sets get huge exposure, especially via BBC SM channels now with their 5 Million followers, but yes there will be people out their who don’t use SM and are unaware and think this is “normal” because its on ebay, they just an item, like it and buy it and dont look any further.

    • Rich

      July 22nd, 2021 - 2:06pm

      There have been two sold on eBay. It’s no big deal.

    • John

      July 22nd, 2021 - 5:52pm

      Exactly why do it all they do is just rob true fans

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2021 - 5:56pm

      I think most “true fans” if there is such a thing who are inserted in figures would know about this from multiple sources, they (ebayers) target the more casual buyer, but this happens all the time with everything so we shouldn’t be surprised.

      But realistically its why this site exists, regular visitors need not miss out on anything.

      I should point even some retailers buy multiples as well, its not all ebay and also 3rd party sellers on Amazon do the same and they are not often mentioned.

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2021 - 6:39pm

      It feels like such a niche thing to me, it genuinely baffles me that there are people who are interested in classic-era Doctor Who figures enough to be on eBay and find and buy a 2nd Doctor TARDIS set but not into it enough to know it was coming out or where, etc. It’s so weird.

Leave a Reply to Joe Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Twitter

Facebook