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Doctor Who 5.5″ 13th Doctor Regeneration Set

Stocks are now being sent out in batches over several days. Some people have already received their orders but pick up and postal delays may mean a further wait for some.

Despatch emails are now being sent and order status updated although many have already had the set prior to this.

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Character Options reveals its next Online Exclusive, The Doctor Who Thirteenth Doctor Regeneration set

This fabulous collector’s set, Doctor Who Day, for delivery in January 2023

Character Options has revealed details of its latest exclusive Doctor Who collectors set titled ‘The Regeneration Set.’ The set takes its inspiration from the fantastic finale of ‘The Power of the Doctor’ featuring the Thirteenth Doctor’s final story. The episode debuted on Sunday 23rd October 2022 and stunned fans and news wires alike as the face of the Fourteenth Doctor was revealed after the Thirteenth Doctor’s epic, and final battle.

This new set is a fabulous and hugely distinctive set unlike anything produced previously and will hopefully firstly surprise fans and collectors alike and then delight them with its details and uniqueness.

The figures represent a one of a kind treat for collectors, as the set contains not one but two brand new Doctor Who action figures in the 5.5 inch scale available exclusively in this set and nowhere else.

First up is the Thirteenth Doctor in the ‘taunting’ multi-Doctor outfit, inspired by her past incarnations after a forced regeneration into the Master. This figure of the Thirteenth Doctor has been modified to be correct to the detailed look of the Doctor’s outfit in this story with details from the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Doctors’ iconic outfits replicated in detail.

The second figure in the set introduces a brand new figure of the Fourteenth Doctor which features his brand new look including the head sculpt with unique hair style, as well as his outfit which features, the textured dark blue calf length coat, rumpled plaid waistcoat and trousers, heavy weave silver tie, and warm grey plimsoles. This figure also includes ball jointed shoulders for added articulation.

The packaging alone is exceptional featuring a brand new ‘Fifth panel window box’ format with a unique graphic look, which feels very unlike any collector pack to date, and has a physical format which would not look out of place on shelf or in a display cabinet. The pack graphics have been designed to look bold and fresh and feature a bright white matt card finish with a high gloss UV overprint that picks out key details including the new Doctor Who logo. The flip open front panel has a cut-out lozenge shape which reveals the set name and then leads us into the pack proper. Opening the front panel we find on the reverse side, a brief bio of the characters, and a short story synopsis, and on the right is a window displaying both figures against a swirling Vortex themed background.

Al Dewar Creative Director for Character Options commented: “We all felt it was a genuine delight to see the Thirteenth Doctor’s era end on such a powerful note and as hard as it must have been to follow that, the genuine surprise reveal of her next incarnation in the form of the Fourteenth Doctor was mind blowing!

“Obviously we had a huge help from BBC Studios and Bad Wolf Studios in creating this new item and everyone has been massively invested in bringing a set to fans that really stands out as a celebration of this iconic part of Doctor Who history. We therefore cannot thank Russell T Davies, the brand team and BBC Studios enough for their huge help. It’s a real testament to everyone involved that this particular set has turned out to be such an amazing item and presented in this frankly shockingly fabulous packaging. The results speak for themselves and this is a real unique opportunity to add something truly special to your Doctor Who Collection.”

Set contents are as follows:

  • Thirteenth Doctor Action Figure with Sonic Screwdriver accessory
  • Fourteenth Doctor Action Figure

The Regeneration Set is a true one off and limited in supply, making it yet again a true exclusive and demand for this two pack is likely to be high. The set will be available to pre-order today at a retail cost of £29.99 which includes post and packing. The sets are due to be in stock to our warehouse in very late December and will be dispatched shortly after Christmas to avoid any delays in the mail system which might affect our customers. Updates will be issued if anything happens that affects these dates.

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  • Sparrowsabre7

    January 12th, 2024 - 3:14pm

    Don’t suppose there’s been any rumblings on further 14 figures or 15? They dropped news of this set fairly quickly after POTD so I’m a little surprised there’s been no further news. I would love a jacket less 14, ultimately all of his big moments (Restoring Donna’s memory, pretty much all of WBY, facing the Toymaker) happen without the coat and helps to diffentiate him from my trench 10.

    They also have at least 5 variant designs of 15 from the Xmas special alone.

    • booboo

      January 12th, 2024 - 3:16pm

      if there is anything they might be reserving announcements for the toy fair

  • Tardispals

    December 2nd, 2023 - 10:48pm

    Will they ever release this set again?

    • The Outcast

      December 3rd, 2023 - 2:48am

      No. Tennant should get a variant or two, but there’ll never be another release of this exact figure, and that 13th Doctor costume variant will never be reissued.

    • The Outcast

      December 3rd, 2023 - 9:31am

      I tried to respond to this before, but can’t see it, so here we go again.

      No, they’re not going to release this set again – the figures within are exclusive to the set. They may release similiar variants of Tennant’s Doctor, but this specific figure variant is exclusive to this set, same with that variant of the 13th Doctor.

  • Cammy

    August 23rd, 2023 - 5:30pm

    I’m I making this up or was there something said about the 14th Doctor figure being exclusive to this set?

    • daz

      August 23rd, 2023 - 7:00pm

      Yes. This figure won’t be released again.

      As per the text in the article…

      “The figures represent a one of a kind treat for collectors, as the set contains not one but two brand new Doctor Who action figures in the 5.5 inch scale available exclusively in this set and nowhere else.”

      However, that doesn’t stop them releasing a jacketless version or one wearing glasses.

      I imagine his next release will also include his new sonic too.

      Hoping we get one with Donna from the 60th or we might get a 2nd regeneration set including 15 in 14’s clothes.

    • The Outcast

      August 23rd, 2023 - 7:06pm

      All CO online exclusives contain exclusive figure variants – therefor this specific variant is an exclusive.

      We’re definitely getting a mass retail variant/mass retail variants though – but what differences they’ll have, we don’t yet know.

  • anthony fagn

    June 4th, 2023 - 10:11am

    Anyone know how many pieces of this set were made?

    • Rex F

      June 5th, 2023 - 2:01am

      8000 seemed to be the word early on, and that seems to tie in with other info available.

  • Anthony Fagn

    June 2nd, 2023 - 7:40am

    Can’t believe some of this set is on feebay for £60 and people are paying this when it’s still available from the CO website…

    • HS

      June 23rd, 2023 - 12:04pm


  • pupbenny

    March 30th, 2023 - 4:46pm

    One of the only unfortunate things about this set, I think, is the implication that we probably won’t get a ball-jointed 10th Doctor for a while as this 14th Doctor figure uses the same arm sculpt that the prototype ball-jointed 10th Doctors used. Which I assume means they must’ve modified the sculpt with the new material pattern, meaning it can’t be used for the 10th Doctor’s coat anymore. (I assume, but I might be wrong, not too sure on the process.)

  • Judooning

    March 11th, 2023 - 5:57pm

    Seems character have put a 5 per customer limit on this now. Wonder if that means it’s close to selling out.

    • Bundy

      March 23rd, 2023 - 8:31pm

      I wonder if it is to stop folk working out how many sets are left as anybody that wanted say 25, could just do 5 orders of 5?

    • Judooning

      March 26th, 2023 - 1:35pm

      Yeah, as they’re down to the last 1000 or so, I suppose they are trying to prevent people bulk buying to sell on.

  • Eric the Dalek

    March 1st, 2023 - 4:27pm

    Well, finally got my second 13 to 14 regeneration set. Ordered at the exact same time on the day they went up for purchase. I’m glad. This one stays in the box. But seriously, C.O. has to start using package tracking. But I’m not complaining. I’m thankful to have everything I ordered. Others are still waiting. I do notice a slight change in the paint on the Tenant figure’s hair , with the second box. This one doesn’t look to have such a high hairline. Not a major difference, but it looks better.

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2023 - 3:00pm

      Odd people are waiting, ordered a 2nd set on Sunday this week, came yesterday (Wednesday)

  • David butler

    February 25th, 2023 - 10:15pm

    I hope they do more sets like this leading up to the 60th anniversary because we haven’t got a full regeneration figure collection

  • Eric the Dalek

    February 13th, 2023 - 8:56pm

    Literally just opened the mailer box on my Regeneration set. Love it. It looks amazing. So glad to have the 14th Doctor figure.

  • Eric the Dalek

    February 13th, 2023 - 1:07pm

    According to my daily U.S. Postal Service alert email, my first Who Regeneration set ( 1 of 2 ) orders, is due to be delivered today. Happy news indeed. Looking forward to it very much. I ordered both of mine on the day it was announced. So to others awaiting shipment to countries outside the U.K. , it looks like it shall be soon. A reason to smile.

  • Bob James

    February 12th, 2023 - 12:58pm

    Mine arrived here Stateside yesterday. It IS a remarkable set, and somehow much more accurate and impressive in hand than in the pictures.

    • Mark Z

      February 12th, 2023 - 4:22pm

      Still haven’t received mine. Did it come via the post office or another way?

    • Mark Z

      February 12th, 2023 - 5:53pm

      I mean was it delivered by the US postal service or FedEx or UPS? Also where in the US are you located? I’m in Vermont. Any information would help since I am really worried about my order.

    • Mark Z

      February 12th, 2023 - 5:55pm

      Also where in the US are you located? I’m in Vermont. Any information would help since I am really worried about my order.

    • Bob James

      February 12th, 2023 - 7:03pm

      Mark-Z, it came via USPS, delivered by postal worker.

    • Bob James

      February 12th, 2023 - 7:03pm

      Westchester, Illinois.

    • Eric the Dalek

      February 12th, 2023 - 9:21pm

      Glad to hear the good news. Did you get an email from Character Options informing you of what day it shipped out from them? I’m in Ohio and have 2 sets coming. Only have one order listed as sent, went out on Feb 2. Interested in how long yours took from email to delivery.

    • Eric the Dalek

      February 12th, 2023 - 9:27pm

      Nevermind, say your older post about getting your ship date. About the same as mine. Hope to see something on my patio soon then. Keep being positive, fellow Who collectors.

    • Bob James

      February 13th, 2023 - 12:13am

      Eric the Dalek, I also had two orders and also only received a confirmation email for one. But both arrived the same day.

    • Mark Z

      February 13th, 2023 - 6:16pm

      Mine finally arrived today. I am so impressed with the set. It looks so much better in person than any pictures of it that I have seen. Over the moon with joy!

    • davidhhh

      February 14th, 2023 - 3:56pm

      Mine was shipped on the 1st, and arrived yesterday. They both look awesome!

  • Bob James

    February 9th, 2023 - 5:50pm

    For Stateside collectors: There is only VERY limited stock, and I don’t know if they’ll get more.

    • Mark Z

      February 9th, 2023 - 8:59pm

      Mine was shipped on February 1st but I haven’t received it yet. Concerned because Who North America received their order and they are also in the US. Starting to worry about my order.

    • Bob James

      February 9th, 2023 - 10:24pm

      That bothered me too. Someone from CO responded to an email and told me that there was a Royal Mail delay in shipping international orders, and claimed they would start shipping on 2/1. That doesn’t explain how WhoNA got their stock first.

    • Bob James

      February 9th, 2023 - 10:26pm

      WhoNA is now reportedly sold out.

    • Rex Farrel

      February 10th, 2023 - 1:03am

      If WhoNA ordered in bulk, it probably didn’t go Royal Mail (far too expensive and slow for bigger/heavier packages).

      Eight days wait for UK to US transport on small Royal Mail parcels would have been an amazing result, especially as they recover from the cyber attack backlog (if you’ve ever had faster you’ve been pretty lucky on standard air). They’re even still dealing with the internal Christmas strikes fall out – we had one of several missing Christmas cards turn up on Thursday (only another eight still to come). Royal Mail just isn’t terribly good at the mo, even France to UK takes over a week. From everything I’ve seen you could be waiting two to three weeks just for touchdown in the US. You’ll be fine – eventually.

    • Eric the Dalek

      February 10th, 2023 - 2:54am

      The guy who runs Whona , I believe, said he has a contact in the UK who sends him things he orders via them, on his platform . That might explain why he had some stock in. For the rest of us waiting, it’s like… Sigh. I hope C.O. provides tracking information in the future. This must be a nightmare for them as well. I imagine they are getting daily requests for update information. Oh well. ” Brave heart, Tegan.

  • Eric the Dalek

    February 1st, 2023 - 5:58pm

    I got a “shipped today” notice on 1 of my 2 orders. That’s good news. Curious to see the actual amount of time it will take to reach me from today. Hope to have both sets by the end of February. Sometimes clearing customs is the longest bit. Anyone else outside of the UK getting shipping notices?

    • Andrew

      February 1st, 2023 - 10:11pm

      Just got mine as a Yankee. By the end of the month would be a nice estimate, hopefully sooner, certainly hope not much later.

  • Anonymouse

    February 1st, 2023 - 2:33pm

    Mine turned up last Friday and fortunately the postie ignored the “signed for” stipulation and left it in my Safeplace. Having had it in hand for a couple of days I’m pleasantly surprised with the 14th figure – it’s absolutely, unequivocally David. But only to the naked eye. I look at it through the camera lens, and bizarrely it looks a lot LESS accurate a sculpt. I think we forget that a lot of digital image capture still isn’t anywhere near as sophisticated as the human eye or even good old photographic film. Even without heightened lighting, it tends to flatten out detail. But there’s absolutely some weird kind of Weeping Angel/Ringu thing going on with this figure :- <

  • Rex F

    February 1st, 2023 - 5:58am

    Has anyone worked out how many components of this set are new sculpts/molds? Aside from the tops of the legs, tops of the arms, the hands, and 13’s head, it looks like everything is new? That would give an idea of costs and sales needed for new figures (less when more existing pieces can be used – maybe just new head sculpts for some of the Doctors perhaps?).

    • The Outcast

      February 1st, 2023 - 12:44pm

      The Tennant figure reuses parts of the previous figures, I think the entire legs and hips are reused. It’s also worth noting that this tooling seems like it’ll be reused minus the coat wrap and with new arms later in the year, so that might offset the costs there. 13’s got reused upper arms, upper legs, hips, hands and head. There’s 8000 units of this set.

  • Eric the Dalek

    January 31st, 2023 - 9:02pm

    I received an email from Character Options in reply to a question I asked. It informed me that a cyber incident that had hampered Royal Mail was no longer an issue. Overseas shipments will begin this week, it stated. I’m just south, across the lake, from Canada. So post Customs clearance, I would expect my item by the 2nd to 3rd week of February. Anyone getting product sooner, let us know. Looking forward to a 14th Doctor figure, in hand.

  • Callum Eales

    January 31st, 2023 - 8:05pm

    Having this finally in hand i can still say the 14th doctors forhead is still a bit big. Great jodie figure tho. And the display box itself. Totally worth the price without the hunt like b&m. If they do more two packs i will certainly be intressed. Be great as doctor and companions sets i.e
    First doctor, susan
    2nd doctor, jamie
    3rd, liz
    4th, adric
    5th, teegan
    6th, mel
    7th, ace
    8th, case
    War, war master
    9th, new rose
    10th, new martha
    11th, clara
    12th, nardole
    13th, dan
    14th, donna

  • Phil

    January 31st, 2023 - 7:25pm

    Love that Tennant figure, my collection will never be completed until I have official figures of Susan, Ben, Polly, Jamie, Victoria, Zoe, Liz Shaw, Nyssa, and Tegan….(Susan, Jamie, and Liz are my most desired and in that order) then Victoria and Zoe, Nyssa and Tegan, Ben and Polly. I also would take any 8th Doctor companion whatsoever at all:)

  • Judooning

    January 31st, 2023 - 4:09pm

    We’re into the 1900’s now with the amount of sets left.
    I think it can certainly be deemed a success now. The rest of these sets can just be sold at CO’s leisure as a steady income. It’ll no doubt pick up again when the first 2023 special airs…if they haven’t already sold out by then!

  • Matt Y

    January 29th, 2023 - 5:05pm

    I can’t see the 13th’s sonic in the box. Where abouts is it? I am not opening mine just yet.

    • booboo

      January 29th, 2023 - 5:09pm

      its tapped into in the bottom right corner but you cant see it unless you slip out the inner packaging

    • Matt Y

      January 29th, 2023 - 6:05pm

      Thank you booboo.

  • Eric the Dalek

    January 29th, 2023 - 3:18pm

    Anyone in the States having arrivals show up?

  • Robert

    January 29th, 2023 - 2:11am

    Ordered mine to come here in Australia, no news on it being shipped yet……….hoping soon though as most in the UK are getting them now

    • TheOncomingStorm

      January 29th, 2023 - 9:23am

      G’day! Fingers crossed, mate!

      Sorry, couldn’t resist. Hopefully you’ll get it soon enough.

    • The Outcast

      January 29th, 2023 - 3:25pm

      Same here. Hopefully it’ll arrive soon.

  • DanDanMan97

    January 27th, 2023 - 6:11pm

    Mine arrived a few days ago unexpectedly then the next day I got an email to say it had been shipped but I agree with most it’s truly a beautiful set


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