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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

  • Andrew

    January 22nd, 2024 - 11:38pm

    I like it. Just purchased one – first attempt. Now if Character could do more inserts for the other Tardis I’d be pleased – free pdf’s to download on their website maybe?
    Shame it’s not electronic but I suppose I can’t have everything.

    Reply
    • Snowman

      January 23rd, 2024 - 12:49pm

      Yes Andrew, I purchased straight away aswell without any problems. Seems for once us guys that were late to the party actually benefitted for once.
      Feel sorry for the Guys who wasted 9 hours or more trying to buy this Set, life’s too short for that.

  • Snowman

    January 22nd, 2024 - 9:10pm

    I went on the Character Site and ordered straight away without any problem.
    I’ve been busy most of today though so i only just saw about the Fugitive set a couple of hours ago.

    Reply
    • Snowman

      January 22nd, 2024 - 9:50pm

      Looking forward to the Easter egg included. I hope mines White Chocolate and not Milk.

    • Alan

      January 22nd, 2024 - 10:08pm

      Snowman, the Easter egg is the inlay card of the Tardis interior.

    • Anon

      January 22nd, 2024 - 10:12pm
  • Alan

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:55pm

    Rate Limit is a paypal thing so if you keep getting that error, it might be best to wait so it has a chance to clear.

    Reply
  • Matt Y

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:54pm

    Well that only took 9 hours! Crazy!

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  • Jade

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:49pm

    How many are there up for grabs? Just crashing tempted to wait till later in the night?

    Reply
    • Rex F

      January 23rd, 2024 - 7:37am

      It’s Chibbers-era, it won’t go as fast as the other exclusives.

  • MaTt

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:46pm

    Managed to get on my laptop and purchase one on the first try.

    Now just the meta crisis and 15th Dr figures to complete the set!

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  • Tin & Sonic

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:16pm

    7 1/2 hours later I wanted to give up. I tried 3 different devices, 4 different browsers and kept clearing my cookies and cache. Still met with the error on the payment tab.
    Asked my friend to try, went through straight away.
    So glad I managed to bag one, but so frustrated by the process.
    Love the look of this. It’s exactly as I wanted if they did this character so looking forward to it arriving.

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  • BaileyBlue

    January 22nd, 2024 - 8:09pm

    Only took 8hrs but finally managed to snag 1, what an absolute pain being timed out every step of the way. i wonder if theres a ven-diagram somwhere of doctor who toy collectors and fans of dark souls

    Reply
  • Col

    January 22nd, 2024 - 7:47pm

    I keep getting an error message rate limit reached anyone else getting that ?

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    • Sherlock

      January 22nd, 2024 - 7:55pm

      Yep. Every time I try now. At this rate will just have to accept defeat and hope for the purported glasses variant.

    • Col

      January 22nd, 2024 - 8:10pm

      Keep trying mine went through in the end took a few attempts though good luck 🙂

    • Sherlock

      January 22nd, 2024 - 8:29pm

      It came through at last. Happy days.

  • Obi-Jiff Kenobi

    January 22nd, 2024 - 7:34pm

    It took a little while, but I managed to place my order. Not the easiest process, but not the hardest either!

    I’m really excited about this set. Been waiting for the figure to be announced ever since the episode first aired, and to get an updated TARDIS too is even better. The new packaging is pretty cool too.

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  • Doctor Stu

    January 22nd, 2024 - 7:21pm

    Is this what was supposed to be coming tomorrow or is there more from the toy fair

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    • booboo

      January 22nd, 2024 - 7:45pm

      This was tomorrow’s announcement

    • Anon

      January 22nd, 2024 - 10:20pm

      Not that much to show for a 60th anniversary year. Hope there are more 60th figure packs to come.

  • Absolute Blegh

    January 22nd, 2024 - 6:59pm

    Is this electronic? On the Doctor Who social media page, it looks like it lights up, but that could always be due to the editing!

    Reply
    • Absolute Blegh

      January 22nd, 2024 - 7:30pm

      Just replying to myself and for the others lmao. From the video with Jo Martin, the Tardis itself actually has a speaker grill. So hopefully an electronic variant might come soon?

    • FH

      January 22nd, 2024 - 7:43pm

      Every TARDIS they do has a speaker grill because they use the same mould for every TARDIS regardless of whether it’s electronic or not, so unfortunately this isn’t a sign that there’ll be an electronic variant. Which is a shame because it’s a nice TARDIS.

  • Anon

    January 22nd, 2024 - 6:43pm

    I,m cancelling mine. I just want the fugitive figure.

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  • TimelordTim

    January 22nd, 2024 - 6:09pm

    Great to see the Fugitive Doctor get the release she deserves!

    Unfortunately though I won’t be purchasing this. I can’t justify £40 for 1 figure given I’m not interested in the TARDIS and it would just sit at the back of the cupboard rather than on display with my figures. Not a criticism of the price point, but just not viable when I’m only interested in half of it.

    However, I’ll be keeping an eager eye out for the eventual release of the glasses variant. I expect it’ll be in a B&M 3-pack or 2-pack (likely with Judoon rerelease, 13th rerelease or maybe a Dan figure if we’re lucky), but we will see.

    Also gives me hope we will eventually see a Dhawan Master! My most wanted figure by far!

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    • Anon

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:29pm

      I know what you mean Tim. I would much rather a few new 3 figure packs. I did buy it but i think i will be selling this TARDIS and others on in 2024.

    • Doug Who

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:36pm

      Hi Tim! Been a while!

      Yes I agree with you. I don’t collect the TARDIS packs for reasons of space apart from anything else. A single release variant with glasses down the line will be great.

    • TimelordTim

      January 22nd, 2024 - 9:51pm

      Hi Doug! Yep, I still check this website very regularly but been a while since I commented on a release.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one Doug and Anon, it’s certainly a space issue for the TARDIS’s, whilst the variants are great I’m not really that fussed about slight changes in colour, roof shape etc, a few TARDIS across the eras is enough for me.

      Personally hoping the glasses release will either be single release (I’d go up to £20 but would expect it to be £15) or better yet a 3-pack; reckon they could do a Dan head sculpt as the new thing for the pack alongside a 13th rerelease for a Flux set. But I’d be happy with any combo of figures that allowed me to get a Fugitive without a TARDIS.

  • Thatchos

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:55pm

    American fan here – this figure looks beautiful!!

    Any tips on ways to get this from across the pond? I could order through the website, but shipping through Character would put this past $80 USD, which is very steep for my budget. I’m a casual collector who tries to get at least one of each Doctor (which means so far I’ve already missed the 14th regeneration figure but that’s another story). Any advice would be appreciated – thanks!

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  • Andy R

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:40pm

    I see comments from people aghast at the 39.99 price tag but its the same as the 2nd Doctor in fur coat and Tardis set. That literally was just him in a new coat and slightly changed Tardis – so wondering why all the negative comments. As always, you don’t have to buy if you don’t want to and secondary market will have the usual field day with upped prices.

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    • FH

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:56pm

      The 2nd Doctor TARDIS was electronic whereas this one isn’t.

    • Whofan44

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:00pm

      Given that the figure is almost certainly an all new tool which is very rare for Character Options now given how expensive making new molds is the price makes sense to me.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:27pm

    Is this the announcement that was meant to be tomorrow or is there more to come?

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    • Sherlock

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:35pm

      According to SFX Editor on Twitter, this is the only Who announcement from Character.

  • Matt Y

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:20pm

    I give up!!!!! 5 hours and the problem still exists!!!!! Why will CO not sort out its website?!!!! No one can buy anything from their website. Unless you are one the lucky few who managed to buy something. With the annual B&M hunt and this website nonsense buying Doctor Who action figures has become a really unenjoyable activity.

    Reply
    • Joe Josephson

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:30pm

      Totally agree, it is a very unenjoyable activity trying to acquire the Character figures whether through the thankless tasks of B&M or the CO website

      Absolute stress, endless error messages, saying invalid address details, despite being logged in with everything they have on record. After hours of trying a payment option with PayPal came up. PayPal took the money, but the order didn’t complete without their website crashing. Sure I’ll get the money back, but that’s an extra inconvenience one could do without

  • mick

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:18pm

    The legs on the figure look like the 11th doctors legs

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    • FH

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:35pm

      They look more like the 12th doctors to me. But shorter.

    • mick

      January 23rd, 2024 - 9:10am

      i think you are right.

  • Anthony

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:16pm

    Would be interesting to see if Character would have success launching crowdfunding campaigns on their online store, to get certain figures or sets made that they otherwise couldn’t afford to, similar to Hasbro’s HasLab. That way everyone who helps fund it is guaranteed their item. Still can’t order this new set after about five hours trying on and off.

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    • bryan

      January 22nd, 2024 - 9:07pm

      CO don’t own the rights to DW or Any of the people/monster designs. No matter how much Kickstarter raised. you have to Licence the image /person fees. then clear fees with said person if say Dan etc. Then get it made. Then get it approved by BBC, then approval of John Bishop (example only) or Monster if say Yeti, needs the Haisman estate clearance and approval.

      The sculpting molds cost 200k+ but it all falls at the BBC rights or Terry Nation,Robert Holmes etc. I would love to be able to pay for Jamie and Zoe say. but it’s all rights and costs

    • JRT!

      January 22nd, 2024 - 9:57pm

      So totally agree! I want the Whomobile and the Imperial Dalek Shuttle seen in one of Al’s vids and would happily pay a lot for both.

    • JRT!

      January 23rd, 2024 - 3:56am

      So you’re saying Hasbro can do whatever they like with Marvel or SW but CO has a lot to go through to get something out there? Only asking as I’m curious about it.

    • Hewy

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:58am

      And if we did manage a Jamie you could use the kilt and legs for another fifteenth variant.

    • Rex F

      January 23rd, 2024 - 7:51am

      Bryan’s right, but only in the same way as any other licence and any other figure. It’s the same with all of them, inc. Hasbro and Star Wars – we all know that. Maybe he was thinking in terms of Dave down the road starting to make action figures? Or Dave raising money to give to Character? (Neither of which Anthony meant.) I’ve also wondered why CO won’t go the KS or HasLab model – but they never answer. Maybe BBC Studios won’t let them.

    • John

      January 23rd, 2024 - 10:04am

      CO have said countless times crowdfunding isn’t their business model. Also I doubt a lot of Who fans would be in favour, we aren’t used to it.

    • Rex F

      January 23rd, 2024 - 3:46pm

      John: Who fans not liking new things? Never! But now you mention it, I can imagine the grief CO would get if they did branch into crowdfunding – it’d not be worth the effort so no wonder they don’t want to explore it.

  • Andrew

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:10pm

    How’s everyone doing now? I’ve been trying since 8;30 est and made it as far as final confirm before errors. Now I keep trying and get rate limit errors before I can even add payment info. But worried about a part of the message saying “blocked due to date limiting”z

    Reply
    • Sherlock

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:32pm

      Same story; been persisting all day, even got to confirm a few times. All foiled by errors and now stuck with rate limit, even on a different browser. Slightly worried my IP might be now blocked, but get same on my phone data.

      Frankly Character should be embarrassed at state of their website.

    • Andrew

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:26pm

      Ok it finally got through after I did the constant tapping. Hope it holds through the full processing.

  • pupbenny

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:08pm

    I wonder what sort of set the glasses variant is going to be. A single release? How much would that be? If it’s £7.99-£10 or whatever the standard is now a days that could basically mean this set is £30 for a non-electronic TARDIS.

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    • Who Knew

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:17pm

      b&m 3 pack

    • daz

      January 22nd, 2024 - 5:34pm

      I’m surprised they didn’t edit the video so that info wasn’t given away.

      I’ll wait for the one with glasses now as I have no room for another Tardis.

      It could easily appear in a B&M 3 pack eventually along with 2 other cheaper to produce variants from 13 era.

    • Lk

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:24pm

      Which video is this???

    • Who Knew

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:26pm

      Link is on the second page

  • Archimandrite of Hertfordshire

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:08pm

    The CO web-site says that I am a figment of my own imagination. It tells me that I don’t have an account; when I try to register a new account; it tells me that I already have an account. I had enough of this nonsense with Eaglemoss; I don’t intend to go through this again with CO. I have bought my last product from this bunch of clowns. If they can’t get their website working I am not buying.

    Reply
  • DannyS97

    January 22nd, 2024 - 5:06pm

    Took me all day and an accidental double charge but my order is secured

    Reply
  • Brian

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:47pm

    Got mine took ages, Web site awful.

    Reply
  • Phantom sidious

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:44pm

    Can’t get it, tried since the morning, just ridiculous, they need to sort out their website, might have to miss out on this one.

    Reply
    • Nyder@newcastle

      January 22nd, 2024 - 4:54pm

      A very painful process.

  • Moodbeam

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:44pm

    It’s impossible to order. I’m not wasting hours of my time, if they want my money they should sort out their site this is ridiculous and happens every single time.

    Reply
  • Shane

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:23pm

    Wish they’d release these elsewhere. Would cost over €60 to get it to Ireland, and have to assume I’d get caught by customs too.

    Reply
    • Fezmeister

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:22pm

      Same problem here. I’d totally buy this for the euro equivalent of £40, but with postage and customs it’s just too much.

    • Anita

      January 22nd, 2024 - 6:55pm

      You could try sending it to AddressPal (an An Post service) – you send it to their address in the UK (so you only pay UK postage) and An Post then forward it on to you for €6.50. You’ll still get stuck with customs though.

      https://addresspal.anpost.ie/

    • davidhhh

      January 22nd, 2024 - 9:32pm

      Are there any other reasonably priced similar services for virtual UK addresses that ship to the US.
      I googled it after seeing these comments, and everyone looks VERY expensive!

  • Andy92

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:23pm

    Very bad company, when ordering the orders won’t go through and when calling they cut the call. Come across pretty dodgy these days

    Reply
  • Alex3301

    January 22nd, 2024 - 4:18pm

    Anyone know how to get past the “RATE_LIMIT_REACHED” error when confirming delivery option?

    Reply
    • Judooning

      January 22nd, 2024 - 4:22pm

      Using the mobile site, I literally clicked the confirm button like my life depended on it. Multiple clicks per second. After about 10 seconds it went through. And don’t worry, you don’t get charged multiple times etc. Once it registers that it’s gone through, it stops letting you click It

    • Grantp

      January 22nd, 2024 - 4:23pm

      Yes keep pushing the confirm order buttons for your life!! Mine finally went through got confirmation! Only took me 4 hours!!

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