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January 13th, 2020 96 comments

Figurine Collection Magazine Tardis Console #2 The Five Doctors

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This Special Edition of Doctor Who Figurine Collection looks at the magnificent TARDIS console that made its first appearance in the 20th-anniversary adventure!

For the first two decades in the Doctor Who’s series, the TARDIS control room and the style were “redecorated” several times, but the main console remained relatively the same (with minor alterations). The 20th anniversary was a perfect time to introduce a new console that reflects the interior of the revamped control room from the previous multi-Doctor celebration “The Three Doctors”. “The Five Doctors” (1983) episode stepped further and brought a completely new control room and console, including the changed shape of the console for the first time since the Doctor Who began.

The Tardis Console Model: The Five Doctors, made from a high-quality polyresin, meticulously recreates every button, switch, and panel. It was carefully hand-painted to bring to life the consol that served three Doctors until it was retired in 1993 adventure Dimensions in Time.

The Tardis Console Model comes complete with a magazine detailing this console’s place in history, its functionality and use in the adventures. We look at the making of the ever-changing TARDIS console that appeared in the series from 1983 to 1993.

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  • Dalek Command

    January 14th, 2020 - 4:15pm

    Just received this. Excellent model with very good paint detail.
    Hope we get more of these.

  • Alvin

    January 14th, 2020 - 2:12pm

    The 5th Doctor console arrived today 🙂

    I’m really pleased to finally have the Five Doctors tardis console in my collection.
    The detail is really nice and it looks great next to the season 15 console.

    Thank you Eaglemoss for releasing this model, you’ve made this fan really happy

  • Negative Matter

    January 14th, 2020 - 12:52pm

    Had my console today rather please a bit put off that three sides have lost the hexagonal patterning to some degree fortunatelt the other three sides look fine when you study it head on… am wondering if the previous console is ever going to be in stock again. Not sure if the website ‘Notify me’ system is working though

    • Jordan9364

      January 14th, 2020 - 2:45pm

      Yeah do we know if that’ll be back in stock? Missed out on that one and I’ll only collect the rest if I can get my hands on that

    • Negative Matter

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:49pm

      Careful Jordan if they dont restock you’ll miss all of them !

  • Ian sly

    January 13th, 2020 - 5:50pm

    Just had a message from eaglemoss saying my order will be delivered tomorrow. Must be the console as that’s all i’ve got on order with them. I’m actually getting a little excited now. ( quite sad really as i’m 53 ) .

    • The Ergon

      January 13th, 2020 - 7:26pm

      Thought it was the Werewolf. Thats been on preorder for 2 months now.

    • Sean

      January 13th, 2020 - 8:23pm

      Me to Ian I’m 53 also (54 Oct) I’m I’m getting excited aswell lol

    • Col

      January 13th, 2020 - 8:33pm

      Age doesn’t matter guys I’m 35 and thrilled 🙂

    • booboo

      January 13th, 2020 - 8:49pm

      age makes no difference, a 10 year old when first seeing this will be 47 now and they probably love it just as much, just buy it if you want it regardless of how old you are.

    • dazzleshell

      January 13th, 2020 - 9:24pm

      Well I’m 40 and I can’t wait.

      Got email today and delivery is through DPD.
      I thought it was gonna be the werewolf too but my subscription stuff comes via Royal Mail.

      With this and Season 26 coming in 2 weeks (or less hopefully via Zoom) it is a lovely time to be a Whovian.

    • Daz

      January 13th, 2020 - 9:42pm

      I first saw this console when I was a kid and when my console comes in the post tomorrow it will be the same kid now disguised as a 42 year old opening the box and looking in wonder at his favourite console at last!

    • MickeySmith07

      January 13th, 2020 - 9:56pm

      22 year old here very excited. 5th/6th Doctors were my introduction to the classic series so it’s great to have this for the collection

    • Andrew Townsend

      January 14th, 2020 - 4:25am

      I’m 53 this time.theres no sad in it. There is nothing wrong with Who. People collect all sorts eh…cars. but ours is not that expensive …it’s getting that way though. Need a mortgage this year for all the stuff

    • Negative Matter

      January 14th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      Only 53 ? You youngster 😀 I say my collecting keeps me going .

  • Anonymous

    January 8th, 2020 - 5:54pm

    Will there be plans for the masters tardis console or the Rani’s console.

    • Negative Matter

      January 14th, 2020 - 1:19pm

      The Time Monster variation ? I really like that version of the Master’s console. Rani’s console would be rather good too – a very impressive piece of work.

  • Fred

    January 3rd, 2020 - 9:32pm

    How about a Sea Devil from Warriors of the Deep

    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2020 - 10:03pm

      Anything from the 5th doctors ers would be nice, ergon, garm, black guardian, companion set of nyssa, tegan and adric, tractator, sea devil, etc.

  • The Master

    January 1st, 2020 - 11:04pm

    Looking good I have ordered one !

  • The Outcast

    December 25th, 2019 - 2:41pm

    I think I’ve noticed a mistake on the cover. If you look at the console panel to the left of the screen, it looks like there’s a circular bit phasing through the panel. I think it’s an error.

    • Daz

      December 28th, 2019 - 12:23pm

      Yep and a few hovering red lines in the same area with four misaligned buttons coming onto the edge of the panel. Well spotted.

  • Anonymous

    December 25th, 2019 - 10:32am

    I’m guessing (hoping) that people who subscribe to the specials will get the two new consoles automatically- as with the last one.

    We didn’t get the bonus Daleks automatically- but we did get the bonus K9. Confused?

    • booboo

      December 25th, 2019 - 11:44am

      I didn’t get the last one and I subscribe to the specials I thought they were a separate line?

    • dazzleshell

      December 25th, 2019 - 5:52pm

      Subscribers don’t get the consoles as it is indeed a seperate line and is exclusive to website orders and also available from Forbidden Planet.

      When the last one came out I did get an email with a discount code though because I was a subscriber to the normal range.

    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2019 - 11:31am

      Thanks, guys, but I genuinely did get the console without ordering it. K9 too. I’ll check with customer service as I definitely want these consoles!

    • booboo

      December 26th, 2019 - 1:09pm

      I got K9 but def not the console I had to buy it

    • Crosby

      January 3rd, 2020 - 11:46pm

      We didn’t get the first console automatically we had to buy separately same with the 2 bonus Daleks

  • David mckirdy

    December 22nd, 2019 - 1:54pm

    Glad to see this console brought on the market fed up of NS console models by character .will be adding this to my collection.

  • kaospheric

    December 21st, 2019 - 3:07am

    So beautiful and so grateful we’ve finally got this.

    But (I hate to say it) the central column lets down the rest of the sculpt, which is perfect – that solid white bone structure, and the “glass” column part with the plastic gob at the top.

    • Daz

      December 21st, 2019 - 12:16pm

      That structure inside the column is really hard to reproduce given that the original all looks like Perspex and was really intricate so I can understand why they did this.
      I made a 3D printed version of this console for the 5″ scale and left that part to last, I made a simplified version from Perspex rods and plastic a bit like Dapol did with their 5 sided console and it works really well.

      Also the dimple on the top of the transparent case is a bit of a shame as I found something for mine which was didn’t have one but again it’s fine I can look past that.

    • kaospheric

      December 21st, 2019 - 8:13pm

      I totally get that, and I feel like a total jerk moaning about it, because it’s an otherwise beautiful sculpt.

    • Daz

      December 21st, 2019 - 11:38pm

      It is rather beautiful I agree, I wish the inside structure could have been clear plastic or something like that to make it even better maybe it’s because we have never had a proper version of this console (not even a Character Options version) we just want it to be perfect I guess.
      I moan a fair bit myself about some things when I first see them lol, some things I don’t like I end up loving once I see it in person.

    • Bobby Davros

      December 23rd, 2019 - 1:31pm

      I’ll be painting that column partially silver to mimic transparency (if the lid comes off again)

  • Daz

    December 20th, 2019 - 3:32pm

    Eaglemoss site says delivery for December 2019 but FB says February, do Eaglemoss usually have things ship ages before places like FP get them in?

    Dates are so weird with these things I know as the Big Chief Jodie has been marked as coming in April-June now!

    • booboo

      December 20th, 2019 - 3:36pm

      they can do yes, they had most of the companion sets a month or more before FP

    • Anonymous

      December 20th, 2019 - 4:33pm

      I’d be surprised if it turned up in December? They have already put back the Werewolf Special to Feb 2020, I expect this to be the same.

    • Daz

      December 20th, 2019 - 8:31pm

      I didn’t know that booboo thanks, it would be nice if they turned up sooner than expected.

    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2020 - 6:04pm

      January now. Site still says December. Anyone had any updates? I really want to avoid the pain of calling them.

  • Sons of Skaro

    December 20th, 2019 - 1:04pm

    I’ve wanted to own this console since Dapol’s infamous five sided variant appeared on shelves.

    • Daz

      December 20th, 2019 - 3:28pm

      I wanted that but I never got it as a kid, I bought one on eBay for £40 this year it’s still a cool thing even if it’s missing a whole panel lol
      I want this little one it’s really nice.

  • Doug Who

    December 20th, 2019 - 12:53pm

    What a beautiful cover on the magazine. I love this collection!

    • Neil Corry

      December 20th, 2019 - 9:09pm

      The cover is courtesy of Gavin Rymill, who’s also provided the art and words inside the magazine too. It’s from his computer models that we make the consoles. He’s a genius.

    • Doug Who

      December 21st, 2019 - 2:08pm

      Hi Neil,
      I should have recognised his touch in the Gallifrey scene.
      Yes Gavin’s work on the collection has been fantastic.
      The ‘Terry Nation Army’ series of videos he produces are absolutely fascinating too and I really recommend anyone to subscribe to them if they are interested in Dalek history at all.

  • Grant

    December 20th, 2019 - 11:36am

    Pre ordered this and 1st Drs so excited!

    • The Ergon

      December 20th, 2019 - 2:46pm

      First Doctors?

    • booboo

      December 20th, 2019 - 2:48pm

      probably from FP who have it up for order

    • The Ergon

      December 20th, 2019 - 2:53pm

      I didn,t look on there, so why not on Eaglemoss?, Are FP trying to get as many orders in first. I would have thought it better to wait for the discount. FP don,t always get them any earlier. Thats from personal past experience.

    • booboo

      December 20th, 2019 - 2:57pm

      solicitations go out to shops well before Eaglemoss ever put them on, its always been that way. FP tend to attract the more pick and choose buyer.

    • The Ergon

      December 20th, 2019 - 3:08pm

      I still would much rather wait and pay less and unless you are subscribed to something i don,t see much difference unless you can say ‘at least i,ve got mine booked in’.

    • booboo

      December 20th, 2019 - 3:37pm

      some people prefer to stick to one company

    • Crosby

      January 3rd, 2020 - 11:58pm

      How have you pre-ordered 1st Dr’s console it’s not available to pre-order yet

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2020 - 5:39am

      its available to order from

  • Exterminator

    December 19th, 2019 - 5:51pm


    • Exterminator

      December 19th, 2019 - 5:52pm

      Sorry that should’ve gone in the discount code question below.

  • The Ergon

    December 19th, 2019 - 3:23pm

    When are we going to get those companions to go round it?

    • Negative_Matter

      December 19th, 2019 - 5:50pm

      Hope Kamelion is included.

  • dazzleshell

    December 19th, 2019 - 2:15pm

    Are there any working discount codes at mo?

    Tried WHOS12 but says invalid.


    • booboo

      December 19th, 2019 - 2:28pm

      Try dalek15

    • dazzleshell

      December 19th, 2019 - 3:30pm

      That worked booboo. Thanks

    • booboo

      December 19th, 2019 - 3:33pm

      not sure why our one code is not working we have told them.

  • Anonymous

    December 6th, 2019 - 8:24pm

    hope we get season fourteen control room

    • Anonymous

      December 6th, 2019 - 10:11pm

      Hoping for a series 8 console- be nice to see both the green and orange light versions

    • SamWho

      December 19th, 2019 - 1:55pm

      We have a season 15 so a season 14 is unlikely because it’s quite similar and there’s a few others that will have priority

    • Nick Betts

      December 19th, 2019 - 2:08pm

      Oh yes, the wooden one, that would be amazing!

    • SamWho

      December 19th, 2019 - 7:03pm

      Oh of course the wooden one how could I forget yes that would be great quite small too

  • Grant

    November 29th, 2019 - 3:58pm

    Don’t normally collect these but on this occasion it’s a must along with the 1st Dr figure set as closest we will come to having figures of classic companions unless b&m do them in the future! Just wish they supplied a Tardis backdrop of the walls!

  • Anonymous

    November 29th, 2019 - 1:36pm

    How nice to see everyone so positive for a change. Stay classy guys!

  • Judooning

    November 28th, 2019 - 10:58pm

    I really do like the look of that. If I get one, I’ll want them all.

  • Daz

    November 28th, 2019 - 5:35pm

    Now that there is a thing I WANT!

    • booboo

      November 28th, 2019 - 5:56pm

      don’t we all

  • Anonymous

    November 28th, 2019 - 2:04pm

    Yes so glad, I was worried we wouldn’t see anymore of these.

  • Crosby

    November 28th, 2019 - 1:44pm

    Can’t wait to get these 2 consoles

  • Moodbeam

    November 28th, 2019 - 1:15pm

    😮 very excited! Lots coming out of Eaglemoss at the moment… I wonder if they’re trying to get as much in as possible before their license expires? Can’t imagine they wouldn’t want to renew it as there’s clearly a lot of interest in their lines and I can’t see why the BBC wouldn’t want it renewed. But that’s all a different story. Looking forward to these but there’s one console I would LOVE to have… Eleven’s first Tardis console. Please Neil, make it happen!!!

    • Anonymous

      November 28th, 2019 - 8:00pm

      I would like 12s console, especially to have more 12th doctor figurines

  • Anonymous

    November 28th, 2019 - 1:14pm


  • Alvin

    November 28th, 2019 - 1:09pm

    I’m really pleased we’re getting the refitted console from The Five Doctors 🙂

  • the 14th doctor

    November 28th, 2019 - 1:01pm

    WOW!!!!!! when is this out?

    • booboo

      November 28th, 2019 - 1:06pm

      hoping to find out very soon

  • Jamie D

    November 28th, 2019 - 12:50pm

    Oh awesome!


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