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June 24th, 2011 432 comments

Junk Tardis Console Playset

Junk Tardis Console Playset

Highly detailed 5-inch scale Junk TARDIS based on the design by Susannah Leah, winner of the Blue Peter ‘Design a TARDIS Console’ competition. Features include flight restraint safety straps; removable console panel and time rotator.

Use the spinner on the base to fly the TARDIS, get strapped in first though – it could be a rough ride! Action figure not included. Assembly required. 5+

Retail price seems to be around £20.00

This set is available to order online from Forbidden Planet or Forbidden Planet International

Our own images…

The junk Tardis with panel removed, click the image for a really large version…

The console from a low angle, the time rotor is completely removable…

The spinner – put your thumb on the rotating device (A) and use the handle (B) and spin the Tardis – Hold tight!

The back of the packaging…

Two sets of groves for the feet (The Doctor and Idris, yes where is Idris?) are provided along with flight restraint straps to hold the figures in place when you spin the Tardis…

The official image….

Figure NOT Included

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, General toys, Toys


  • The Docor&River

    June 18th, 2011 - 11:50am

    I rang Forbidden Planet and they said they wont have this in the manchester store tomorrow 🙁

    • anthony

      June 20th, 2011 - 4:29pm

      what you mean town manchester where theres a cabab shop no not that shop i go there aswell hoew about you u noi that im going to get all series 6 wave one and get this tardis all cost 60 no it isnt that is it
      the shop in town

  • megahorsefan

    June 18th, 2011 - 8:25am

    i like this tardis a lot!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Nicholas

    June 16th, 2011 - 6:55pm


    This has been postponed until Tuesday 21st of june
    I’m getting annoyed now

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2011 - 6:58pm

      well at least we got the CB Dalek packs this week

    • Mels

      June 17th, 2011 - 3:22am

      I hope they don’t delay the who goo too (lol)… at least then I’ll have something to order along with the Junk Tardis.

    • The Spaceman

      June 17th, 2011 - 3:52pm

      It still says sunday on forbidden planet international

    • The Spaceman

      June 17th, 2011 - 3:53pm

      Whats that about?

    • Nicholas

      June 21st, 2011 - 3:15pm

      i may of jinxed it

      thats if co don’t postpone it

  • Nicholas

    June 16th, 2011 - 6:36pm

    I shall be able to get this on sunday, whoop whoop
    thats if co don’t postpone it

  • DuckandGrouse

    June 16th, 2011 - 6:33am

    where did the figure come from?

    • Mels

      June 16th, 2011 - 8:18am

      Probably a prototype… currently unreleased either way.

    • The Spaceman

      June 16th, 2011 - 5:50pm

      I hope it’s released in the future because there better than most of the current 11th doctor figures!

    • anthony

      June 20th, 2011 - 4:31pm

      not even screen acurate the doctor figure apart from the hair but the jacket wrong im going to get the xmas adventure set ag=ain and do a head swop

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    June 15th, 2011 - 11:24pm

    I just hope the paint job, and detail work on this thing is up to standard, I don’t want to open it up and find CO have done a cheap job on the thing ! Like the last Tardis playset was.

    There is no electronics cause then it would be megabucks.

    • Mels

      June 16th, 2011 - 3:14am

      If it looks at good as the promo pics, it will be fine (still not happy about the lack of electronics, but I could whinge about that all day…).

      But I also have the same sinking twinge that the paint job at least will not match the pics we’ve seen.

      …I’ll be very happy to open a box and be proven wrong!

  • The Spaceman

    June 14th, 2011 - 4:32pm

    Will this be available to buy on sunday because I’m going to forbidden planet then?

    • booboo

      June 14th, 2011 - 4:32pm

      its due this week so i hope so

    • The Spaceman

      June 14th, 2011 - 4:40pm

      I have enough for that and a silent with mouth open so fingers crossed 🙂

    • Doctor Stu

      June 14th, 2011 - 6:14pm

      my dad is hopefully going to get me the two silence, ood and the Doctor and then i’ll pay him back when i get my pocket money for this month as for the tardis ill probs get it ut of the christmas argos catolouge or if i cant wait that long im bound to go to toys r us.

    • McGann is The Doctor.

      June 15th, 2011 - 11:22pm

      I was at Forbidden Planet just yesterday, they don’t have any new new-Series stuff, just plenty of classics. I had a tough choice between the three things I wanted and was allowed to have:

      The Master and Tardis set.
      Peri on Varos set.
      And Peter Davison from Logopolis.

      I wanted to get the Master and 5th Doctor regeneration but this would have been too much, so I had to settle for the Doctor’s dear girl, Perpagillium Brown instead. Always meant to have that set. 😀

    • Mels

      June 16th, 2011 - 3:11am

      That’s a really good haul McGann! I don’t have any of those yet.

      … I’ve been constantly refreshing the CO website so I can order the new series figures, Junk console, and (a full box this time) of Character Building figures as soon as the new stuff goes live.

      They must think I’m completely crackers constantly bombarding their website.

      ..Probably because I am, but you know…

  • RandomDude

    June 10th, 2011 - 7:41pm

    Is this going to be on the lists?

    • booboo

      June 10th, 2011 - 7:50pm

      yes we will do it when we get back

    • RandomDude

      June 11th, 2011 - 7:48am

      Thanks, will the goo pod be on it too?

  • The Spaceman

    June 7th, 2011 - 4:28pm

    I really want a classic Tardis playset!! :mrgreen:

    • booboo

      June 7th, 2011 - 4:31pm

      dont we all (well most of us)

    • Run For Your Life

      June 7th, 2011 - 5:01pm

      I know i want one coz whenever i see anything classic doctor who i just get it sheight away me but somethings i cant get

  • Mels

    June 7th, 2011 - 10:37am

    I’m vainly clinging to the hoope that this Tardis background is painted, but my brain and eyes are of course telling me it is cardboard… I just hope it at least has a nice metallic finish.

    I’m am quite tired of cardboard in playsets though. 🙁

    I hope at least the console paintwork will match up with this prototype, and not be released with fewer inferior colours like the 11th Doctor playset was…

    I guess we will know soon enough. 😀

    • Mels

      June 7th, 2011 - 10:39am

      *hope lol.

      Still the queen of typos. :p

    • Doctor stu

      June 11th, 2011 - 10:10am

      the 11th doctors play set was too small and ‘cramped’ where as the 10th doctors was big and to scale with the figures.

    • Mels

      June 13th, 2011 - 8:52am

      Agreed Doctor stu, the 9th/10th Doctor playset is gorgeous. CO really got that one right.

  • anthony

    June 6th, 2011 - 4:54pm

    is this going to be a prototype cos it should have lights and sounds and have a secret figure like idris and still the doctors jacket rong errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!! so anoying can some one find out iof they could do that ive only got 4 more series 5 figures to go 1 this week roman aution the reasion why im anypoed couldnt they just realease the xmas adventure set doctor with that tardis with lights and sounds with amy from the the almost people having the black jacket on and rory

    • anthony

      June 10th, 2011 - 8:35pm

      i might do this im bying all the series 6 figures when they come out then after that this and there going strght away for xmas and what light was u talking about and another xmas adventure set because of the figure not having the correct jacket ive made the one from the rebel flesh all ive done is paint it blue botie and white shirt left the correct jacket and bying an other one to be the vairient

  • grimreaperguy

    June 5th, 2011 - 7:01pm

    Wait a sec 💡 thats a doctor figure from the series 6. persumerbly wave one. that means those figures arnt coming out. amelia, ood, stetson. they are making a completly different wave 1. and im expecting to see rory and river in it.

    • Mels

      June 6th, 2011 - 9:38am

      I think that Doctor figure is a prototype from last season and not for release. CO have stuck prototype images on final box art before (11 Doctor Tardis Playset COUGH)…. I HATE it when they do that, it’s misleading, since the prototypes generally look nicer than the mass produced item you get in the box… (and I’d really like to own that figure!)

      If this Junk set is nice, I’m seriously thinking about rigging a light into the time rotor, and maybe even pulling the SFX setup out of a regular flight control tardis and fitting it into…

    • anthony

      June 6th, 2011 - 4:49pm

      yeh they should do that just show us a few and realese rory amy doctor for goodnes sake when are they going to give the doctor figure an xmas adventure set jacket and a blue and red bowtie for varient and have idris and all of the suggestions cos last time when we voted for series 5 figures the y had ploice amy and she came out so that means that the pirate amy might

    • anthony

      June 6th, 2011 - 4:50pm

      the jacket is wrong the tardis should have lghts and sound effects shoul’nt it

    • Mels

      June 7th, 2011 - 4:30pm

      It *should* have lights/sound yes, because it is a PLAYset and not an ornament. The fact that the Tardis can be assembled/unassembled, would have made it slightly trickier to put in a light, but certainly not impossible.

      I would have happily paid and extra £5 for a red glow and a couple of sound effects, but it’s not to be. CO seem to be shying away from these now (mega shame!). For example, the 11th Doctor Flight Control Tardis is missing the interior light, and the 11th Doctor Playset had no lights/sound whatsoever…

  • Space Fish

    June 5th, 2011 - 4:33pm

    Does anyone know how big it’s going to be?

    • Mels

      June 5th, 2011 - 6:51pm

      Have there been any mock-ups of this seen? Otherwise not sure. It certainly doesn’t LOOK very big. If the Doctor figure is to scale… I’d say… 7-8 inches tall maybe? Probably a bit wider.
      I think it’s safe to say it won’t be huge…

  • The Spaceman

    June 4th, 2011 - 9:45pm

    I can’t wait to buy this! It would look amazing with an Idris figure!

    • DoctorWho2011

      June 5th, 2011 - 7:10am

      much better wound’t it with Idris

    • cyberleader

      June 5th, 2011 - 5:12pm

      I agree I so wish it came with an Idris figure

  • whofan4ever

    June 4th, 2011 - 8:16am

    probably a daft question but what is the time rotor and the spinner

    i think the time rotor is the middle but i aint no sure yol lol

    and i think the spinner is on top

    • Mels

      June 5th, 2011 - 2:31pm

      Yeah, the time rotor is the column in the middle. (I think the 11th Doctor would describe it as the ‘uppy downy thing’!) Except this model doesn’t have a functioning time rotor, just a dismantable one.

      We won’t know 100% what the spinner is until these are seen in the ‘flesh’ (so to speak), but it will most likely be the same as the flight control Tardis. That is, a free-moving rotating indent under the Tardis that you balance one finger on. Then you ‘spin’ the Tardis by twirling it from the top with your other hand. (Make sense?)…

    • whofan4ever

      June 8th, 2011 - 6:54pm

      yeah thanks

      knew it was a daft question

      i thought the spinner wa the plus shaped bit on the top

  • whofan4ever

    June 4th, 2011 - 8:04am

    pre order from fp

    gutted that its 20 quid in co

    • whofan4ever

      June 4th, 2011 - 8:17am

      i mean i did pre order it

  • DrWhoFanNumber1

    June 3rd, 2011 - 7:53pm

    If had to do a big box set about The Doctor’s Wife these are the figures I would probably choose for it:

    Junk TARDIS box set,
    The Doctor,
    Idris (the TARDIS),
    Auntie and

    • booboo

      June 3rd, 2011 - 8:02pm

      we will have a big most wanted figures poll after the episode on Sat


      July 28th, 2011 - 2:07pm

      how could they draw up an action fiugre of House???

  • Mels

    June 3rd, 2011 - 10:08am

    Listed now on the CO website @ £19.99.
    Not in stock yet, but cheaper than expected. 😀

  • Mels

    June 2nd, 2011 - 10:51am

    Looks nice, but dissapointed with the lack of light and SFX. A TARDIS without that – even a ‘junk’ one lol, just doesn’t seem like a real TARDIS…

  • roo slitheen

    June 2nd, 2011 - 10:46am


  • timelord3

    June 1st, 2011 - 9:31am

    will there be an idris figure because she was the one who controlled it not just the doctor

    • DoctorWho2011

      June 1st, 2011 - 10:48am

      no they wont be and also they wont be a doctor aswell so its just a playset

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2011 - 10:53am

      I think they mean will there be an idris figure which i’m sure there will be

    • DoctorWho2011

      June 1st, 2011 - 11:11am

      right i did’nt know but fingers cross she might come out with the set

    • anthony

      June 2nd, 2011 - 9:58am

      theres a good person on ebay whos making series 6 figure customs idris is on there and some more theere great ive made my own blue bowtie doctor from nusing the xmas adventure set and the shirt is correct i painted it white and painted the bowtie so i have a variant soon ill be swapping the doctor figure on that set with the an other xmas adventure set doctor figure for accuratses

  • space fish

    May 31st, 2011 - 8:18pm

    Thank you boo boo

  • space fish

    May 31st, 2011 - 8:12pm

    how much do you think this is going to cost, boo boo

    • booboo

      May 31st, 2011 - 8:15pm


  • timelord3

    May 31st, 2011 - 5:27pm

    if you look at the picture with the removable pit whan the pannel is taken off there is a big red rectangle thing, so what is it

    • timelord3

      June 3rd, 2011 - 10:32am

      I meant BIT not PIT

  • nicholas

    May 29th, 2011 - 11:39am

    I contacted Forbidden Planet and they said it does not require batterys

  • Scarves are awesome

    May 28th, 2011 - 3:10pm

    Could make a passable Classic Tardis until Character finally realize it would be a good idea to make one as it is one thing that fans have been crying out for them to make, and instead they waste plastic making things like Destroyed Cassandra

  • HarryLovesDW

    May 27th, 2011 - 9:11pm

    this item looks really cool! although it might be a bit exspensive 🙁
    hope not!

  • HarryLovesDW

    May 27th, 2011 - 9:11pm

    this item looks really cool! although it might be a bit exspensive 🙁

    • Jbann

      June 12th, 2011 - 4:48pm

      its only £19.99 its less than the tardis interiar

  • Patrick Scaife

    May 27th, 2011 - 7:35pm

    booboo when is the character building weeping angel army come out cause im going into town tommorow

    • booboo

      May 27th, 2011 - 8:02pm

      its not out yet, cant be long as they put it on the Character Building website

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2011 - 6:29pm

      Some people have been saying August so it could be a while.

    • doctor stu

      June 1st, 2011 - 4:44pm

      I thought it would be out before august. It might be out a couple of weeks after the series 6 figures are released in the shops.

  • dalek eternal

    May 27th, 2011 - 12:10pm

    ill get this cause it good price i only need tenner but must get silver robto from classic wave today so get that fisrt then i have all classic voc robots


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