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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 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

  • Nick Rich

    July 26th, 2021 - 11:18pm

    Got mine today very pleased with this set good model.

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  • KB

    July 26th, 2021 - 11:11pm

    All Gone.

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  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2021 - 7:53pm

    Seems to be sold out again.

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    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2021 - 10:29pm

      All gone! Let’s hope the NEXT Exclusive is out soon…?

  • Jamie

    July 26th, 2021 - 7:44pm

    Someone just pointed out that if you look at Character Options Doctor Who playlist on YouTube it says 1 unavailable video is hidden. Is that an old video that has been removed or a video for the new B&M sets ready to be unveiled? Hmmm.

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    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2021 - 7:50pm

      Probably the original video showing this set that they unlisted.

    • Robin

      July 26th, 2021 - 11:23pm

      The deleted video is the same as the new 2nd doctor with tardis video.

  • pupbenny

    July 26th, 2021 - 3:20pm

    There’s some more added just now!

    Reply
  • ClaphamRob

    July 26th, 2021 - 2:39pm

    Boo Boo,

    Have any of your sets arrived yet?

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 3:32pm

      nope

    • Prototype dalek

      July 26th, 2021 - 3:54pm

      Will you contact Character booboo?

    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 3:58pm

      not yet. For some reason i have it in my head RM stopped delivering parcels here on a Monday

    • Prototype dalek

      July 26th, 2021 - 4:04pm

      Well hopefully tomorrow after exactly a week of waiting, we’ll find out.

  • Anonymous

    July 26th, 2021 - 2:23pm

    I ordered mine Tuesday morning but it still hasn’t arrived and I’m getting worried

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    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 3:33pm

      you are not alone, ordered one Tuesday, One Wednesday and nothing and post has been

    • Peter C

      July 26th, 2021 - 4:48pm

      I agree. I ordered myself a second one on Thursday, had to email them to confirm order had gone through ok, which they confirmed, but still nothing on account regarding the order number and nothing arrived as of today.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    July 26th, 2021 - 1:55pm

    My set arrived in the post today! On my day off too, which was lucky! Absolutely fantastic figure set. Great to have the long awaited Troughton in fur coat figure from ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ (or ‘The Ice Warriors’).

    Reply
  • Demdike@CultLabs

    July 26th, 2021 - 1:29pm

    At £40 each by my estimate Character have just raked in £160,000 in six days.

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    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 1:46pm

      sounds a lot, but by the time you take of VAT, postage costs, manufacturing and shipping cost from China a fair chunk will be taken out of that.

  • Jace

    July 26th, 2021 - 12:03pm

    Arrived this morning double boxed thank the maker, glad someone realised the character options box on it’s own with no padding was far to unsecure not to arrive without damage to the Tardis box. Good luck everyone hope your ones arrive soon. Sold Out now I believe.

    Reply
  • Loobop

    July 26th, 2021 - 11:20am

    how many are destined for ebay i wonder

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    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 11:26am

      probably a small % of the stock available, and only 3 sets have actually sold

  • The Living Shadow

    July 25th, 2021 - 10:26pm

    Seems to be completely sold out…! (Unless they’re staggering the availability) Either way, I think we can all declare this exclusive set a success. I can’t wait to receive mine!

    Reply
  • prototype dalek

    July 25th, 2021 - 9:40pm

    The page is now saying notify me when available and sold out on the basket, wonder if it well and truly sold out or just keeping a few back for swaps, damaged and lost sets.

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    • Anonymous

      July 25th, 2021 - 9:44pm

      They had like at least 20 only half an hour or so ago. At the rate it’s been going today, to me from what I’ve seen at least, it didn’t feel like it would’ve sold all them in that timeframe unless someone bought quite a few or something.

      So idk, it’s interesting!

      If they did sold out, does that mean they sold out quicker than the Mechanus set?

    • Anonymous

      July 25th, 2021 - 9:45pm

      Actually, just seen Andy’s comment 3 minutes ago saying there’s 36 left lol.

    • The ergon

      July 25th, 2021 - 11:39pm

      Well not quite sold out as i reordered and sending 1 back tomorrow..plastic base warped slightly and discoloured. Got to hope the replacement is a good one now.

    • prototype dalek

      July 26th, 2021 - 9:36am

      I assume a few are being kept back for replacements just incase, a few have been put back on I see around 12-15 so I assume these will be the final ones to go up not including any potential replacement sets that are put back up.

    • Anonymous

      July 26th, 2021 - 9:39am

      They are available just been on site

    • Steve

      July 26th, 2021 - 12:25pm

      Jungles Of Mechanus set sold out in three weeks. Looks like this one will sell out within a week, easily.

    • booboo

      July 26th, 2021 - 12:53pm

      we will call it the “Mechanus effect”

    • prototype dalek

      July 26th, 2021 - 1:26pm

      And the Mechanus effect has taken full affect and seems to have sold out inside a week, unless a couple more come up

  • Anonymous

    July 25th, 2021 - 9:40pm

    Says out of stock now as of 9.40pm Sunday eve!

    Reply
  • Andyuk70

    July 25th, 2021 - 9:37pm

    Only seems to be 36 left!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    July 25th, 2021 - 12:44pm

    Only think I don’t like about the set was the insert plastic being glued and cutting out big chucks of it reminded me of the 11th doctor play set it’s a shame as they had to make it bigger than the other sets before but the end result has let it down hope they don’t continue that

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  • pupbenny

    July 25th, 2021 - 10:59am

    Only 87 left!

    Reply
  • Joe

    July 25th, 2021 - 8:51am

    Ordered mine on Tuesday, got a dispatch email on Thursday but still waiting for mine. No RM van came on either Friday or Saturday, at all. If it’s not here on Monday then I’m gonna start getting worried it’s been lost in the post.

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  • Steve Merrifield

    July 25th, 2021 - 8:36am

    I wish all future Doctor Who releases were online purchases through Character. My local B&Ms don’t stock them and the eBay scalping had put me off collecting these.

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  • Anonymous

    July 25th, 2021 - 12:28am

    Now we have this, hopefully we’ll get some B&M announcements soon

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    • The ergon

      July 25th, 2021 - 12:13pm

      Cant wait to get hunting, the b and m i buy them from have been pretty reliable and usually get them in week one when the mad rush is on.

  • Chud

    July 24th, 2021 - 11:27pm

    Ordered mine Tuesday and currently living in the US, any Idea if they’re gonna arrive soon since it’s over seas?

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    • Jace

      July 25th, 2021 - 8:24am

      Probably be weeks because of customs clearing that UK and US can be annoying

    • David Minter

      July 25th, 2021 - 1:44pm

      I am in the US, too, and, last year, I ordered the Jungles Of Mechanus set to be shipped overseas. I don’t remember exactly, but I think it took 2 to 3 weeks to arrive.

      Hope that helps!

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    July 24th, 2021 - 10:05pm

    Ordered mine on Wednesday, still not arrived yet. But I’m glad it didn’t arrive Saturday, as I was out working all day. I’ve got Monday off, so hopefully it shows up Monday.

    Reply
  • Peter C

    July 24th, 2021 - 8:37pm

    Still waiting on my second set arriving. Dispatch email on Thursday, but nothing yesterday or today. Hopefully it’ll arrive on Monday.

    Reply
    • Nick Rich

      July 24th, 2021 - 11:54pm

      Loads ofcthem on e bay £75 to £99 should get mine on monday

  • Jace

    July 24th, 2021 - 7:26pm

    Ordered 21st shipped confirmation 23rd telling me the item shipped on 22nd and nothing so far see what Monday 26th brings. Tardis materialising WHO knows

    Reply
  • Mrs Croot

    July 24th, 2021 - 5:30pm

    Got the DS game: “Evacuation Earth” from eBay yesterday, and was happy to see in the instrustion booklet they have the doors the wrong way round for the TARDIS with no St. John sign. Seems like a msitake, but a perfectly timed discovery for me.

    Reply
  • Phantom Sidious

    July 24th, 2021 - 5:17pm

    Got Mine. Ordered Tuesday, got here Saturday

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    • The Werewolf

      July 24th, 2021 - 8:03pm

      Same.
      And my War Games TARDIS is on eBay

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      July 25th, 2021 - 1:23pm

      Why are you selling your ‘War Games’ TARDIS?

    • The Werewolf

      July 25th, 2021 - 8:19pm

      Because I have space for very few TARDIS toys, so I’m not having 2 of the same Doctor’s TARDIS.

  • Doctor dolby

    July 24th, 2021 - 4:16pm

    Order my Tuesday and it come Thursday

    Reply
  • Birdy98

    July 24th, 2021 - 3:47pm

    I’ve ordered mine but not had a dispatched email…

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    • Jon P

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:02pm

      I’m still waiting for mine. I ordered on Tuesday and haven’t heard a peep nor a tick.

    • The Fishmonger

      July 25th, 2021 - 7:33am

      Did you get an order confirmation email? I ordered on Tuesday, the order is showing as completed in PayPal but had no confirmation or despatch notice.

  • Tom.

    July 24th, 2021 - 1:17pm

    Hi Booboo and all my fellow Whovians, Hope all of you are good and Well. Both of 2 Troughton Electronic Tardis Sets turned up today in the post . I noticed that there are a couple of minor imperfections on both sets. Although to be honest Im happy enough as its great having the Troughton Fur Coat Figure and my first SFX Electronic Tardis. Just thinking about the actor Norman Jones who played the Monk Khrisong in the story. He was also in the Pertwee Story the Silurians as Major Baker and one of his best ever performances I remember watching as a child back in the 70’s in Tom Baker’s story The Masque of Mandragora as Hieronymous one of my fav 4th doctor stories . Just read recently that he passed away in 2013. What a great actor he was !. All great acting performances. All the Best Folks Tom.

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    • Lee Moone

      July 25th, 2021 - 2:14pm

      I thought the details were pretty good to be honest. My only gripe was the wrong bowtie, but it’s a common mistake as everyone is under the impression that the 2nd Dr only had a spotty one… which of course he didn’t for the majority of his stories.

  • Pandoricus

    July 24th, 2021 - 11:50am

    Has anyone else ordered on Tuesday, but not yet received there’s? I received a dispatched email on Thursday.

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    • booboo

      July 24th, 2021 - 12:19pm

      yes, ordered early Tuesday but not arrived as yet, ordered another one on wed that’s not here either

    • Pandoricus

      July 24th, 2021 - 12:34pm

      Thanks booboo! It was starting to feel like it was just me. 🙂

    • Mrs Croot

      July 24th, 2021 - 2:16pm

      same

    • JaseB

      July 24th, 2021 - 3:01pm

      I too ordered one on Tuesday, received an email on Thursday saying it had been despatched and it has not arrived as yet. To be honest I am getting a little concerned.

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2021 - 3:30pm

      lots seem to be in the same boat, RM van just stopped outside but drove off, thought my luck was in but sadly not

    • Doctor What

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:03pm

      Don’t worry, me too

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:32pm

      Booboo, since your getting two sets are you planning another compatition again?

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:38pm

      you never know, Probably not, one is for someone else

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:46pm

      Don’t worry while aleast the 2nd of August.
      CO have mentioned all sets will be posted by then at the latest.

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2021 - 4:58pm

      try your spam for despatch emails

    • Pandoricus

      July 24th, 2021 - 5:18pm

      UPDATE: Received mine, not long ago, this afternoon, delivered by Royal Mail.

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