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January 23rd, 2024 327 comments

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Doctor Who Fugitive Doctor and Tardis Collector Figure Set

Online Exclusive announced by Character Options

Character Options is excited and delighted to announce that, for the first time, the Fugitive will join her esteemed other incarnations with her own figure set in this latest Online exclusive Doctor Who Figure set.

Inspired by the Doctor Who episode entitled “Fugitive Of The Judoon”, Character Options is proud to present this figure of the mysterious Fugitive Doctor along with her very own TARDIS! Both are presented in this specially designed 60th Anniversary window packaging, which has been designed to wow even before it’s opened.

Set Contents at 5.5 Inch Scale:

  • 1 x Fugitive Doctor Figure.
  • 1 x Division Blaster Accessory
  • 1 x TARDIS with opening doors

This incarnation of the Doctor is shrouded in mystery. The Thirteenth Doctor first met the Fugitive Doctor (played by Jo Martin) when she was hiding out as ‘Ruth Clayton’, a tour guide living in Gloucester. Using a Chameleon Arch, she’d re-written her DNA to appear human and buried her TARDIS below ground where it could never be found. She was hiding from her former employer, a mysterious Time Lord agency called ‘The Division’, who had hired the Judoon to track her down. With the arrival of the Judoon and Thirteenth Doctor, the Fugitive Doctor’s secret couldn’t be kept for much longer.

Ruth flees with the Thirteenth Doctor to a lighthouse she remembered as a child, but what they discover there only deepens the mystery. Sensing something familiar, the Thirteenth Doctor discovers her own TARDIS from the long past, and when Ruth breaks the fire alarm within the lighthouse it triggers a reversal of the Chameleon Arch. Instantly the Doctor once more, she teleports herself and the Thirteenth Doctor into her TARDIS and takes off to confront the ‘Division’. The Thirteenth Doctor is hugely disturbed by the fact she cannot remember being this incarnation but recognises the truth that she undeniably had been. Now free, this no longer fugitive Doctor leaves for further adventures and would go on to meet her Thirteenth self a handful of times, as a projection of the Matrix, and then again as a holograph.

The full story of the Fugitive Doctor remains undisclosed and only time will reveal the full truth… as it always does.

Al Dewar, Creative Director, commented:

“Well, it’s finally out there! And safe to say this is one of the most special Doctors I’ve ever worked on. It’s been under wraps for well over a year and a half which helped keep the secret. Jo Martin, who was utterly delightful to work with when creating this set and we also give her rather lovely TARDIS a wee overhaul as well, with the original flat roof being replaced by a slightly angled one, with replacement lamp and nice little undercuts between the roof pillars. There is also one neat little easter egg in the pack we hope collectors enjoy. All in all, this is a truly great set.”

The online exclusive costs £39.99 and will include postage to UK addresses.


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

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327 comments

  • HS

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Sorry but WTF is with that price?? The TARDIS isn’t even electronic. Even if it was, £40 is still ridiculous.
    I usually jump at the online exclusives but sorry, I’ll have to miss out on this one.
    I think it would’ve also been better as a single figure release rather than with a TARDIS.

    Reply
    • PJH1971

      January 22nd, 2024 - 3:05pm

      Totally agree – severely overpriced as not electronic. I wont be jamming up the website as not interested in anything post-Capaldi anyway.

    • anthony fagn

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:38am

      The Abominable Snowmen TARDIS set was £39.99 when that was released.

    • NickD

      January 25th, 2024 - 9:34pm

      It is sadly massively overpriced. I believe the production run is far lower showing how little CO think these things will sell and also how little DW merchandise sells.

    • Anomie

      January 26th, 2024 - 2:16am

      Where have you all been for the last few years? Everything costs more to make and ship now. Everything has gone up in price. You can’t expect to pay the same as we did five years ago.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:27pm

    Been trying for 2 hours now. Still no luck!

    Reply
    • Morlu

      January 22nd, 2024 - 4:30pm

      Been trying since 12. Still can’t get past payment screen

  • Jamie

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:23pm

    Been trying to order for almost 2 hours now…

    Reply
  • Dr Vendetta

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:02pm

    Finally ordered after 1hr 48 mins.

    Reply
  • Anony

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:01pm

    The Character website is a nightmare but got there in the end . If you are still trying hang on in there, it will work – eventually!

    Reply
  • Jon

    January 22nd, 2024 - 1:00pm

    The issues on the website really are a joke. I simply do not have time for this, so guess i will probably miss out.

    Reply
    • GrantP

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:28pm

      Same as joke joke joke

  • Bobby Davros

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:58pm

    They are bound to rerelease this Tardis in a B&M set with a Twice Upon A Time First Doctor figure given the BBC reused the same prop unaltered for Fugitive.

    Reply
  • Jace

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:57pm

    No electronics bit overpriced sooner buy the original versions lights and sound

    Reply
    • HS

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:31pm

      Indeed.

  • Fh

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:55pm

    Booboo, you’re very accurate with your predictions on how long items will remain in stock. What’s your take on this one?

    Reply
  • Anon

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:47pm

    Theres a high volume of people actually ringing character options up and they are struggling with the high volume of calls. All they will tell you is what they told me.It is down to technical difficulties and just keep trying.

    Reply
    • Anon

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:49pm

      And for any scalpers they are limiting to 2 per person.

    • Darren

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:49pm

      I hear you, but all the time some people are successfully placing orders and others aren’t, there is going to be a certain amount of panic involved and therefore wanting to call Character to find out what’s going on.

  • Shaun

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:40pm

    I can get as far as payment but then doesn’t let me. It did before, got as far as PayPal and temporarily charged me but no money taken. Now it won’t do anything

    Reply
    • Tom C

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:45pm

      Keep trying – you’re nearly there! I got that far, PayPal confirmed and did the temporary payment then I just continued to click “confirm” at the very bottom after all the order details until it eventually went through.

      PayPal has only charged me once. I actually got the confirmation it had gone through on my PayPal app slightly quicker than on the website.

    • Alan Silvester

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:46pm

      Same, Shaun – so frustrating. I’m hoping that because I have one in my basket, it will stay there and I can eventually checkout later. CO really need to upgrade their systems because this is pathetic.

  • Roosta

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:21pm

    Oh the joys of being a Doctor Who fan… can’t find B&M sets in any B&Ms, can’t order online due to website overloading… I confess to becoming a little bored with all this but when it’s for your kids you persevere…

    Reply
  • Troughton’s Trousers

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:15pm

    The website sucks, but keep at it!
    It took me 50 minutes of repeatedly trying, with various error messages throughout, but eventually I got through and successfully completed my order.
    Character really need to fix the capacity of their site.

    Reply
  • mb

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:12pm

    Finally got one ordered after 30 minutes of attempts. Good luck everyone! 🙂

    Reply
  • Tom C

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:11pm

    To anyone trying but frustrated – persevere if you can.

    Just took me an hour but I got my order through in the end. My PC was more reliable than my mobile for going back & reloading the purchase steps if that helps any.

    Good luck!!

    Reply
  • tim

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:11pm

    been at this for forty minutes and still no luck…. close to just giving up

    Reply
  • Alan Silvester

    January 22nd, 2024 - 12:02pm

    I have one stuck in my basket, but can’t get any further. CO really need to sort this out. Happens every time.

    Reply
  • Chris Howarth

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:55am

    Website keeps crashing. Probably means I ‘ll miss out.

    Reply
    • Gordon Wilson

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:05pm

      Just keep trying. It will eventually go through.

  • .

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:55am

    Was really hoping for a 60th set, feel the marketing for that has been poor, nice to see Jodie era getting some attention however, just need those cybermen and sontarans now

    Reply
  • Ian

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:43am

    Can’t get into their site

    Reply
  • SimplyZak

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:42am

    Has anyone actually been able to check out, I can’t get through to payment method due to too many requests.

    Reply
    • Kyle

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:46am

      I’ve seen a couple on twitter confirming their orders but I’m also stuck on payment methods, keeps giving me an error. It’s absolutely irritating.

    • The Werewolf

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:51am

      Took me 3 times, but managed.

    • Gordon Wilson

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:52am

      Yeah managed to confirm payment eventually

    • Albie511

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:04pm

      Took a couple of attempts but I got one

    • SimplyZak

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:40pm

      Tying all morning and keep getting the same error 🙁

      this is less fun then going into b&m stores.

    • Totalbritish25

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:17pm

      Yhe but took a hour give or take and the page kept reloading but just i keeps going and clicking complete order till it went threw

  • Tim

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:37am

    hope there’s still at least one more surprise tomorrow at Toy Fair… but I fear that the release of 15 is further in the future than I’d like to think

    Reply
  • Totalbritish25

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:30am

    Dame this is such a good looking set bit it’s such a pain to get been fighting the website trying to order this

    Reply
    • Totalbritish25

      January 22nd, 2024 - 12:59pm

      Update maged to order one took a hour but managed to secure one it just seems to take time and patience

  • cosmosboy98

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:27am

    This is a dream right? This isn’t happening… I’ve woken up in utopia. get that dreamcrab off me now

    Reply
  • Pupbenny

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:16am

    Wow, well that was unexpected. Hope they do enough of these, I don’t get paid for a couple of days hehheh. I don’t mind missing out on this one, but the figures/TARDIS sets usually last at least a couple of weeks or so iirc so should be alright. Either way, an interesting surprise. I was like 80% sure it was going to be the new sonic.

    Reply
  • Anon

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:13am

    Is the TARDIS electronic?

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    • bryan

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:41am

      Well this cheered me up on a murky Monday. Fabulous and another Toy reveal Tomorrow 10 am apparently,as this isn’t the one we were expecting.

      I wonder what the ” There is also one easter egg in the pack for collectors to discover and enjoy.” Means.

      The whole roof lid comes off so you can Bury it for authenticity
      Dirt on back of roof (weathered)
      The inside is while roundels (the pics of dark blue could be to fool us)
      Comes with a Ruth figure variant.

      Can’t think of anything else,even if some of the above are tongue in cheek.

  • Darren

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:12am

    Tried to order but I can’t get through checkout

    Reply
    • Alan

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:16am

      Same. Keep getting rate limits. Managed to get to the confirmation button once before it happened but now the site won’t even load.

    • Gordon Wilson

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:28am

      Website is now down with service unavailable error 503.

  • 6sek

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:12am

    So is this what was meant to be shown at the toy fair on Tuesday?

    Reply
  • John

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:06am

    What a wonderful surprise. So unexpected and so unleaked!! I wonder if this is tomorrow’s announcement or we have something else to look forward to.

    Reply
    • FH

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:12am

      That’s ANOTHER announcement!? :O

    • The Outcast

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:27am

      I’m currently unsure if this is tomorrow’s announcement, or if tomorrow’s announcement is yet more stuff. I’d say assume this is tomorrow’s announcement, better safe than sorry.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:44am

      This is tomorrow’s announce bought forward a day

    • Doctorbendisco

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:22pm

      I was hopeing we might get a new 15th doctor sonic screwdriver.

    • EVAN MARSHALL

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:39pm

      Surely this is in *addition* to the Toy Fair announcements. After all, why would they bother displaying a Fugitive Doctor at Toy Fair if none of the retailers can buy it? This is just something extra surely.

      It would beggar belief if there’s not a lot of product announced at Toy Fair.

    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2024 - 1:45pm

      email we had says tomorrows news was bought forward

  • Doctorbendisco

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:05am

    Ordered on CO website

    Reply
    • Darren

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:34am

      Has your order actually gone through?

    • Doctorbendisco

      January 22nd, 2024 - 11:41am

      Yes

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