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September 27th, 2019 27 comments

Doctor Who Build-A-Bear® Collection

BBC Studios partners with Build-A-Bear for new Doctor Who collection

BBC Studios has announced its first licensing partnership with the popular global brand specialising in customisable stuffed animals, Build-A-Bear®, to create a new collection of plush, outfits and accessories based on the Doctor Who franchise.

This is the first time that Doctor Who plush are going to be offered at Build-A-Bear Workshop®, with products launching on line in both the UK and USA in 2020. Doctor Who is one of the longest running sci-fi television series in the world,spanning 55 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a proven track-record in consumer products and live entertainment with over four and a half million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 13 million action figures sold since 2005, over 19 million DVDs sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.

Julie Kekwick, Senior Licensing Manager, BBC Studios said: “We’re excited to be partnering with Build-A-Bear to create a collection that will appeal to fans of the show both young and old. Doctor Who has a huge following and with the launch of Series 12 early next year we’re looking forward to this new range launching online.”

Anjali Khosla, Senior Manager of Brand Management, Build-A-Bear Workshop said: “We are thrilled to partner with BBC Studios to bring the iconic Doctor Who franchise to Build-A-Bear Workshop.We look forward to sharing our version of this beloved story with fans and collectors around the world in early 2020.”

The announcement follows the news that Series 12 of Doctor Who is due to air in early 2020 and will see the return of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

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    November 1st, 2019 - 10:45pm

    10th dodger would be awesome he’s my favorite he’s AWESOME!!!!!

  • prototype dalek

    September 30th, 2019 - 4:27pm

    Something new.

  • Anonymous

    September 28th, 2019 - 10:51am

    I am hoping we see a Captain Jack bear too!!

    • Andrea

      September 28th, 2019 - 2:48pm

      Me too, that would be awesome!

  • Brenda

    September 28th, 2019 - 3:05am

    4th doctor with a scarf & hat! Oh I would love that!

  • The5thDoctorFan1982

    September 27th, 2019 - 8:02pm

    A Fifth Doctor Bear for me with his little stick of celery and cricket gear

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2019 - 4:10pm

    Your probably looking at about £100+ per bear. These Build-A-Bear Workshops are pretty expensive after the initial purchase, the adding on all the accessories/clothing, etc. Certainly worth it for Teddy Bear Collectors. The only bear I can remember them doing was the 50th. Anniversary one. The 11th. Doctor Steiff which was about £300 or so?

  • Lillian Laureano

    September 27th, 2019 - 1:46pm

    Hopefully I get a Kiosk close to where I live, we rarely do, but hopes are hi, I’ll take a 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13, I have fallen in love with all of them.

  • Melody

    September 27th, 2019 - 1:43pm

    Can’t wait to see what these look like!

  • Daz

    September 27th, 2019 - 1:06pm

    Ooooh I want a Jodie bear! that’s gonna be awesome and if they do all the Doctor’s too that would be cool.
    I’d rather like a 7th Doctor too imagine his little umbrella!

  • Master of M

    September 27th, 2019 - 12:55pm

    I am just guessing, but I’m fairly confident that the range will be biased towards, if not entirely, NewWho

    • booboo

      September 27th, 2019 - 1:00pm

      it depends where its largest market is, as a USA company that would lean toward nuwho as they only want the “latest” stuff, classic who merchandise is not at all popular in the states where as in the UK it would be popular across the board.

    • 9 Will Always Be My Doctor

      September 27th, 2019 - 10:25pm

      Not interested unless I can get a bear in a black leather jacket (and maybe a green or maroon jumper underneath).

  • MattSmith4ever

    September 27th, 2019 - 11:11am

    One floppy haired, drunken giraffe for me!

  • Moodbeam

    September 27th, 2019 - 11:06am

    It’s reassuring that they’ve managed to build this partnership and that we’ll start to see new merchandise become available as series 12 airs. I’m hoping that perhaps Character might revive their building range for 13.

  • Bryan

    September 27th, 2019 - 10:43am

    oh i so want a 1st Doctor Plush bear. He would be so proud,to see the life Doctor Who has Today.

    A 6th Dr bear too, but all of them eventually. I wish i could watch family members, all traipsing into build a bear, as i get 13 birthday pressies 😉

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2019 - 10:06am

    Capaldi plush! Please!!

    • Anonymous

      September 27th, 2019 - 10:18am

      Yes yes yes

    • Anonymous

      September 27th, 2019 - 12:38pm


    • Denise Horn

      September 27th, 2019 - 6:13pm

      Yes! Absolutely! So many wonderful accessories for 12!

  • TheFuffyDoctor

    September 27th, 2019 - 7:56am

    Forth Doctor Bear

  • MickeySmith07

    September 27th, 2019 - 7:16am

    This is pretty cool. Hoping for a little Tennant suit!

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2019 - 6:48am

    This is so nice!

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2019 - 2:32am

    But is it just gonna be a Jodie bear or will it be 1-13 clothes ?

    • booboo

      September 27th, 2019 - 8:10am

      no idea they may start with the usual 4th,10th11th and 13th and move on from there if successful

  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2019 - 12:47am


  • WhovianLife

    September 27th, 2019 - 12:28am

    This is so amazing can’t wait!


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