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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

  • Jamie

    January 25th, 2024 - 1:26pm

    Mine arrived this morning as well. Absolutely beautiful. Well worth the wait. One of the best figures they have ever done. The sculpt and paint are perfect.

    Reply
    • bryan

      January 25th, 2024 - 1:39pm

      Totally agree Jamie.

      Beautiful paint job, attention to detail is astonishing. Her blaster is a work of wonder alone.

      Superb release. Fabulous service .

  • booboo

    January 25th, 2024 - 1:11pm

    People are obviously finding their way around 2 per customer, multiples on ebay with one seller just listing 20 of them

    Reply
    • Masterdoctorten

      January 25th, 2024 - 3:06pm

      Without requiring idenfitciation,
      “2per customer” actually means “2 per email address”

    • booboo

      January 25th, 2024 - 3:11pm

      yes, people get around it.

    • Anthony Fagn

      January 26th, 2024 - 12:14am

      I put 4 separate orders in so a total of 8 pieces all on my email address as I only have 1. One TARDIS set for me and the other 7 for people who asked me to get them a set.

  • Snowman

    January 25th, 2024 - 12:18pm

    Well, my Fugitive set arrived at 9.30 this morning in perfect Condition.
    Arrived much quicker than I expected. Well done Character and the Royal Mail.

    Reply
  • Sime

    January 25th, 2024 - 11:22am

    Mine has just arrived. Looks great! Really pleased with it.

    Reply
  • Doctorbendisco

    January 25th, 2024 - 10:52am

    My tardis set has just turned up.

    Reply
  • Anthony Fagn

    January 25th, 2024 - 10:50am

    Free postage. Is that why they just get shipped in CO thin brown shipping cartons where they get easily damaged. Id rather pay for shipping and have them sent in a box in a box.

    Reply
    • Snowman

      January 25th, 2024 - 12:41pm

      You’ll be paying 5 Quid already for the Postage but with CO it’s already included with the price. (I.e. The TARDIS and Figure will be 35.00 and the other Fiver will be put aside for Postage)

  • Troughton’s Trousers

    January 25th, 2024 - 10:11am

    My Fugitive Doctor arrived this morning. But annoyingly the cheapskates Character have just shipped it in a cardboard box with no space for packaging inside – so the nice transit dent in the outer box had gone straight through and dented the toy’s box. Bah. Oh well, at least I have one…

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 25th, 2024 - 10:13am

      see if they will send you another one, they have been sending this way on single items for ages now.

    • Troughton’s Trousers

      January 25th, 2024 - 4:55pm

      Thanks Booboo, will give it a go.

    • Nath

      January 28th, 2024 - 8:17am

      Seems a bit much for just a little dent… Like my sonic came dented as long as the figure and taris is fine they shouldn’t be problem especially if your getting it out of the box anywhere

    • booboo

      January 28th, 2024 - 8:41am

      It’s sold as a collector’s item, dented boxes devalue it.

    • Nath

      January 29th, 2024 - 6:09am

      I get that but I’ve never had a problem selling something with a dent in it it’s just seems a bit picky not everyone will care about a dent I know that I don’t just seems like an over reaction

    • anon

      January 29th, 2024 - 6:17am

      TAO

  • Cardinal Hordriss

    January 25th, 2024 - 4:29am

    They’ve also got Gatwa’s sonic and a plush Meep on the way.

    Reply
    • JRT!

      January 25th, 2024 - 8:49pm

      And for some reason the sonic looks so much better as a toy. I want one!! lol

  • Grand Serpent

    January 24th, 2024 - 11:08pm

    I’m really praying for a re-release of the current Tardis. I couldn’t get my hands on it the first time around and it’s now going for £150+ online. It’s absolutely beautiful

    Reply
    • Pupbenny

      January 25th, 2024 - 12:18pm

      I so regret not getting one when I was trying to when Flux was airing and they were dirt cheap, like £19 on average (But It Now), because I thought I could get one cheaper lol. It’s up there with my biggest ‘not getting’ mistakes including in 2020 when I could’ve got the Time Of The Doctor Set for £19.99 or last year when I could’ve gotten the Capaldi TARDIS for £50.

    • Grand Serpent

      January 25th, 2024 - 6:16pm

      Surely they’ll re-release it at some point. It’s both 14 and 15s Tardis know so I’m hoping they do bring it out again.

  • Doug Quaid

    January 24th, 2024 - 9:40pm

    I was hoping for some 60s-80s classic doctor who b&m figure releases soon..

    Reply
    • FH

      January 24th, 2024 - 10:06pm

      Probably won’t be for around 8 months judging by the last couple of years.

    • DanWFA

      January 24th, 2024 - 10:16pm

      I wasn’t. For once we’re getting new series. Bout time we had a break from 60’s – 80’s

    • alfie

      January 25th, 2024 - 12:43pm

      hoping for more new series figure sets from B&M. Like Dan said – we need a break from classic figure sets

    • Lola Bunny

      January 25th, 2024 - 5:07pm

      We have had too many classic sets that don’t sell at any of my b&ms within 50 miles. Time for some modern sets

  • Maggot2000

    January 24th, 2024 - 2:14pm

    The website is absolutely infuriating!

    How is everyone even getting past the address page? Every single time I try to buy something off their website it won’t even let me select my country.

    Missed out on so many figures due to this and I’ve had enough now.

    Reply
    • Wh0vian

      January 25th, 2024 - 8:05am

      I had that problem, but when I frustratedly skipped past it and put my address in it automatically put the country in for me.

  • A4geek

    January 24th, 2024 - 11:40am

    Fugitive Doctor and TARDIS materialised this morning – well done Character and Royal Mail!!

    Reply
  • The Real Matt

    January 24th, 2024 - 11:17am

    Mines just arrived

    Reply
  • NickD

    January 23rd, 2024 - 10:59pm

    TARDIS just looks to be the Troughton one from The Abominable Snowman.

    Very late in the day but better late than never.

    Reply
    • Grand Serpant

      January 24th, 2024 - 10:54pm

      Tbf I rewatched FOTJ last night and that Tardis is pretty actuate to what’s on screen

  • Banquo

    January 23rd, 2024 - 9:20pm

    Just bought mine, I love the fugitive doctor, in the few eps and comic she was in she really became a favourite of mine. Even meeting her she really seemed to have loved that role. I’m still waiting on the Big Finish story which seems to have been delayed.

    Reply
    • Troughton’s Trousers

      January 24th, 2024 - 8:18am

      Don’t hold your breath. I heard a rumor it had been pulled…

    • Whofan44

      January 24th, 2024 - 10:07am

      Its not been pulled. They have said in the Big Finish podcast that it is still in production and they will announce more info when the BBC give the go ahead.

    • Alan Silvester

      January 24th, 2024 - 4:26pm

      Wish that Big Finish would put information like this on their website. Not everyone has the ability or time to listen to podcasts. They announced the Fugitive Doctor series over 18 months ago, and would still have my money if I hadn’t cancelled the order after waiting a year. This, along with the other still ongoing fiasco that I’ve given up on ever seeing completed, has sadly put me off BF going forward.

    • Whofan44

      January 24th, 2024 - 5:17pm

      I feel it would be very tricky for them to word without it sounding like they are blaming the BBC who they very much need to keep happy. I also don’t blame Big Finish for the CD delays for Once and Future as that is the fault of there supplier letting them and constantly messing Big Finish around.

    • Banquo

      January 24th, 2024 - 11:31pm

      Thanks Whofan44, I’ve not heard the podcast of the delay, all I saw was the date disappear on the BF pre-order, I’m just glad it’s still going ahead.

  • Tom’s cabbage

    January 23rd, 2024 - 6:25pm

    I see extortionate prices on ebay already for it,
    Glad I got mine,

    Reply
    • Anthony Fagn

      January 24th, 2024 - 6:17am

      Yep. Why people pay more than RRP for an item that is STILL available on the CO site is beyond me

    • Nath

      January 24th, 2024 - 10:42am

      I think it’s the people over seas buying them anyone in the uk has to be under a rock to not know it’s an online only

  • anon

    January 23rd, 2024 - 5:48pm

    I was on for 3 hours yesterday & then gave up. Tried again at 7pm still a nightmare. Tried again at 10pm & ended up with 2 Tardis Sets – Don’t know what happened there?

    Reply
    • David

      January 23rd, 2024 - 7:41pm

      you probably still had one in your cart from earlier (cookies remember) and then added on when you went back – but that’s a guess.

  • Peter C

    January 23rd, 2024 - 5:42pm

    I ordered mine not so long ago, but echo what others have said re the website. It didn’t recognise my password so I had to request a new one, then when going into my account it was saying ‘invalid address’ despite my having saved details on previous orders. I did receive a confirmation email, despite it freezing up on the order confirmation page. It is frustrating, no wonder it puts people off. A nice set, but difficult to see me ordering much online from Character again. Unless they do a Eye of Orion Fifth Doctor & Companions set!

    Reply
    • Eric the Dalek

      January 23rd, 2024 - 11:02pm

      I had similar issues with their site. I ended up just ordering under ” guest” and refilled in my particulars. It accepted it that way. They really do need some overhauls on their system. But…I have one on the way. Now…if we could just get more items going on a regular basis. That would a collector’s dream once again. Here’s hoping Doctor Who returns to glory days.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 23rd, 2024 - 5:24pm

    New figures seen on Instagram at toy fair!!

    15th Doctor
    Ruby Sunday
    Wrarth Warrior

    Reply
    • Anon

      January 23rd, 2024 - 5:46pm

      And 15s new sonic on X (Twitter)

    • NickD

      January 23rd, 2024 - 11:01pm

      Ruby Sunday won’t be a big seller if she’s been and gone already. Sadly.

    • JRT!

      January 24th, 2024 - 4:25pm

      What do you mean,been and gone? She’s in the new season coming later this year.

    • Rex F

      January 25th, 2024 - 11:00pm

      JRT!: They need to sell and manufacture the toy, by which time the season – and apparently Ruby’s story – will be long finished. (You’ve seen the reports, yes?)

    • JRT!

      January 26th, 2024 - 9:46am

      No,sorry,not seen the reports. So she’s only doing one season?

    • anon

      January 26th, 2024 - 12:06pm

      She’s also in Season 2

    • JRT!

      January 26th, 2024 - 1:03pm

      Oh good!

  • TheMaster

    January 23rd, 2024 - 3:28pm

    IF anyone wants one they have lots left at the moment and after the rush of fans and scalpers, the site is working correctly now.

    Reply
    • FH

      January 23rd, 2024 - 3:57pm

      I could be going out on a limb here but I honestly think this set will still be available a year from now. Don’t mean that in a negative way, just an observation.

    • Lola Bunny

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:29pm

      Just the like sylurian sets then

    • FH

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:52pm

      Yeah, plus the Regeneration Set only sold out last month or so and that featured the 14th Doctor, which I’d have thought would’ve been more desired than the Fugitive Doctor. I could be totally wrong of course, but the relatively high price combined with the fact that it’s been suggested that the Fugitive Doctor is going to be released separately anyway, plus the fact that they’re limiting it to 2 per person (which I point out because the Regeneration Set had no such limitation, at least initially, and still took over a year to sell out) suggests to me that these will probably be around for a while. Unless I’ve severely underestimated the appeal of her TARDIS… I’m a massive fan of the 2nd Doctor lamp and even I’m not decided on whether to get this set yet.

  • AD

    January 23rd, 2024 - 12:33pm

    So that news yesterday was a load of baloney then? The news that Tuesday morning would see new Toy Fair reveals… so where is it?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2024 - 1:37pm

      no one said they were definitely toy fair reveals , the Tardis set was supposed to be announced at the start of the toy fair but was bought forward a day

      There is stuff at the toy fair which clearly they don’t want people to know about yet

    • The Outcast

      January 23rd, 2024 - 2:10pm

      This was the Tuesday news, it just got bumped up a day.

      Granted, there does seem to have been some interesting prototypes at the toy fair, but those aren’t at the stage where they’d be officially announced.

    • John

      January 23rd, 2024 - 2:13pm

      It was said that the news was brought forward, however 15th, Ruby and Wrarth warrior have been seen.

    • Martino

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:46pm

      I like the way someone here posts something huffy or a bit rude, and within a few hours there’s a big reveal. The Wrarth Warrior, Ruby and 15 figures look GOOD, and best companion figure since Ace IMO, well worth the wait.

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:54pm

      But there is no official announcement, people were waiting for a press release and there isn’t one, we don’t even know if those images are supposed to be out there

  • Eric the Dalek

    January 23rd, 2024 - 12:09pm

    I certainly hope there is more Who product coming. If there isn’t…that could be a bad sign. Interest in Who , here in the States, has really dropped off, from what I can see. Comic shops that used to always have Who figures, are pretty hard to find now. A good many of the owners tell me, they need the wall space for items that actually sell. And I do not know of any major retailers that carry Who figures. Even Walmart and Target only have the odd DVD sets in the brick and mortar stores. I always hope for the best, with Doctor Who. I hope it picks up again.

    Reply
    • The Outcast

      January 23rd, 2024 - 2:20pm

      There’s definitely more coming. Definitely.

    • Rex F

      January 23rd, 2024 - 4:07pm

      The toy market is definitely changing. Look at how few characters from the last Star Wars movie became an action figure (even main ones) – and it wasn’t because of the reaction to the movie, because they were prepared before release. You’d never imagine it just two or three years earlier.

    • Bobby Davros

      January 23rd, 2024 - 7:28pm

      It was because of the reaction to the PREVIOUS movie.

    • Bob James

      January 23rd, 2024 - 10:51pm

      Who figure collectors in the US have as a market, shrunk, but we’re still out there. We know where to find them (and usually, lately, gotten mugged with inflated prices sometimes), and with a finger on the pulse of the market and with the right choices of releases on CO’s part, we’ll be buying.

    • Rex F

      January 24th, 2024 - 12:33am

      Bobby: The damage was that bad? Wow… (I’ve still not seen it myself. But then, maybe that’s also a sign that the reaction wasn’t exactly great.)

    • Moodbeam

      January 24th, 2024 - 1:53pm

      I think a lot of the problem Star Wars has is it’s over exposure since Disney started pumping new content on a constant stream. The merchandise market has become far too saturated with SW merch and this has been going on for the better part of a decade now. If anything I’m surprised that they still produce what they do for it as there is so much and a lot of it ends up in clearance sales because they just can’t shift it. Can you have too much of a good thing? Apparently so.

      I don’t think we face the same problem, Who merchandise has been pretty scarce the last few years and a lot of it is online only, it’s a long time since physical stores had stock and displays for Who so hopefully we’ll see some renewed interest this year.

    • NickD

      January 25th, 2024 - 5:20am

      DW has struggled for years. The fan base isn’t as interested in action figures than they once were. Not helped by CO changing scales then releasing little product to promote the series. It’s unlikely to become a hit like Star Trek or Star Wars with figures.

    • The Outcast

      January 25th, 2024 - 7:30am

      Star Trek hasn’t exactly been a hit with figures either.

      I don’t expect the figure line to ever reach Star Wars levels, or even 2008 levels, but I do think things can improve significantly from where they currently are, and this recent Toy Fair is a step in a positive direction, hopefully the retailers are convinced.

  • Eric the Dalek

    January 23rd, 2024 - 11:55am

    Anyone know why , in the video with the toy, Jo Martin said what she did ? The bit about, ” Nobody can take this away from me.” Why say that? I’m not a fan of the Chibnall era, but does she get guff for just having played the Fugitive Doctor? That was strangely sad, to me. Any ideas ?

    Reply
    • DanWFA

      January 23rd, 2024 - 12:15pm

      She’s just saying how it’s a special moment for her and no one can take it from her. Its a phrase

    • Snowman

      January 23rd, 2024 - 12:54pm

      If I’m Totally honest Eric, I think Jo is one of a very few People (Actors/Directors/Writers/Show Runners) Recently, who haven’t had “Guff” for being in Dr Who. She seems to be Universally liked and I’ve only seen praise for her Performance.

  • Doctorbendisco

    January 23rd, 2024 - 10:52am

    My tardis set has just been shipped

    Reply
  • PandoricaOwner

    January 23rd, 2024 - 10:48am

    Any news on if there will be anything else at the Toy Fair in London today?

    Reply
  • Adam Smith

    January 23rd, 2024 - 10:44am

    Mine has been shipped!

    Reply
  • Morlu

    January 23rd, 2024 - 10:38am

    I’m glad they are including a cardboard insert, If they can’t for any reason do it in the manufacturing of the toy in production. It’s a small gesture but one that’s appreciated. I hope they continue to do this in the future. Hopefully with an 8th Doctor’s Tardis

    Reply
  • Gallifreycustoms

    January 23rd, 2024 - 9:05am

    Booboo are you at Toyfair today?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2024 - 9:23am

      No unfortunately, we don’t know if there is anything there so it’s to far to go and in the past there was quite a few people to see but not now

  • Loobop

    January 23rd, 2024 - 8:45am

    I still question what happened to the 60th anniversary special figure line someone on youtube said they got mixed messages on twitter saying it was releasing later witch ncuti doctor included and others saying it got scrapped.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2024 - 8:50am

      The was a supposed Funko wave that vanished as well

  • anon

    January 23rd, 2024 - 1:25am

    So what is the ‘actual’ Easter Egg?

    Reply
    • Gordon Wilson

      January 23rd, 2024 - 2:39am

      The cardboard insert hidden behind the TARDIS inside the box, that you can fold up to put inside if you so wish.

    • Martino

      January 23rd, 2024 - 10:54am

      The joy of the Easter Egg is to discover it yourself …. eep, mine has shipped.

    • anon

      January 23rd, 2024 - 5:49pm

      TAO

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