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September 19th, 2020 87 comments

New Doctor Who Sets Now Available in The USA

Most sets are now showing as in-stock and available to order from the official USA seller via www.amazon.com #ad

Individual links…

13th Doctor Action Figure (Blue Top)

Doctor Who Companions of The 4th Doctor Set

Friends and Foes of The 13th Doctor Set

1971 U.N.I.T. Claws of Axos Set

Second Doctor and Tardis Set

History of The Daleks Set 1

History of The Daleks Set 2

Please note prices have been altered and increased since the first announcement.

Character Options is pleased to announce the launch of six new Doctor Who action figure sets launching in late July 2020.

The range includes several action figure boxsets, including Friends and Foes of the Thirteenth Doctor set which completes the Thirteenth Doctors crew. All include highly detailed 5.5 inch scale figures featuring multiple points of articulation and come beautifully packaged.

The new collection will be available in the UK exclusively at B&M stores from late July.They will also be available in the US and Australia.

Australian Collectors can order some sets from www.sanity.com.au. UK information can be found Here.


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87 comments

  • Davidhhh

    October 17th, 2020 - 11:08am

    Prices are back up to what they were previously on Amazon.

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    • booboo

      October 17th, 2020 - 11:10am

      yes they started to change them earlier today

  • Philip Shaw

    October 13th, 2020 - 11:19am

    Is it ok to start a next year character speculation thread Booboo…people with better knowledge about what moulds and previous figures, as well as other character figures can be utilised for new collections can hopefully contribute.

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    • booboo

      October 13th, 2020 - 12:10pm

      we dont really have a specific area for that and tend to leave it more to the forums

  • Cosmodad

    October 12th, 2020 - 5:29pm

    Can one infer from the price drop that this was a failed experiment?

    I know for me in Canada that it was cheaper to source them from E-Bay than from these guys.

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    • booboo

      October 12th, 2020 - 7:25pm

      Or perhaps making way for the next lot, i do know that The USA BBC shop never got these and they were supposed to and i don’t think anyone got the sign up email that was promoted?

  • Oblivis

    September 27th, 2020 - 9:45am

    Anyone know if the first History of the Daleks set will be back in stock on Amazon or if it’s permanently out of stock?

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  • Bob James

    September 12th, 2020 - 2:19am

    These sets now available with mint/near mint packaging for US buyers Stateside via Who North America, in Indiana, USA. Google exact link to store.

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    • Davidhhh

      October 12th, 2020 - 6:56am

      At literally twice the cost of Amazon PLUS shipping.

  • Bob James

    September 9th, 2020 - 3:24am

    One more try. These sets are now also available to US buyers Stateside from the The Doctor Who Store, in Lombard, Illinois. Google the the exact web address, as every time I’ve tried to leave a link, my posts have been deleted.

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    • booboo

      September 9th, 2020 - 9:31am

      as i have said before links generally get blocked

  • Davidhhh

    September 8th, 2020 - 8:30am

    It looks like everything seems to have settled in at Amazon. They seem to have everything back in stock and shipping for arrival in the US within a day or two. Considering the pandemic, unreliable international shipping to the US right now, and this being their first time getting this stuff from the US, plus the fact that most buyers got everything within 3 weeks of ordering as a preorder, I’d say that things went pretty well. I’d take this over the driving around the country searching for these that UK fans unfortunately have to deal with any day. Despite some grousing grousing here, Gogs1 has gotten 95% positive ratings from actual buyers. Not sure if Amazon is still shipping some sets in bubble mailers, but if mint packaging is important to you, they might not be the best option. Otherwise, they’re much cheaper than any other option available for shipping in or to the US.

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  • Andrew Taylor

    September 4th, 2020 - 11:10am

    For anyone interested, I just purchased a Protector for the 2nd Doctor and TARDIS set from PPJoe. They are a special order (I grabbed 10, but he is doing an initial patch of 50), so if you are interested in a protector for your Doctor + TARDIS B&M sets, contact PPJoe.com and mention the special order, they are 6.99 plus delivery.

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  • Bob James

    August 25th, 2020 - 11:02pm

    I have noticed that the sellers on eBay UK who have these for offer are asking for a much lower price than in previous times. THAT’S probably the only positive result (for me), in that with these sets more or less available Stateside, asking for the usual inflated prices is a bit discouraged. It’s the shipping where the pain is still felt! But I’d almost rather the extra money spent on a seller who will safely and securely pack my items so that they get to me in as close to mint packaging as possible. GOGS1, with the delays, followed by the Amazon fulfillment centers shipping them in bubble mailers incurring damage in transit, just really put this collector/buyer well off. I think I’ll head straight to eBay UK when the next sets are released.

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    • JRT!

      August 26th, 2020 - 6:19am

      But did you try the other seller on Amazon? I’m having some issues with Amazon UK and my Space 1999 dvd set. Casing was completely destroyed,which is what you get when shipping it in a flimsy cardboard envelope. It’s not bloody rocket science! lol!

    • Bob James

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:37pm

      I needed the 2nd Doctor with Tardis set and the Companions of the 4th Doctor set, and couldn’t find any other sellers on Amazon than GOGS1 who had them available. I have purchased quite a few figures and sets from sellers on eBay UK (with return business in several instances for sellers who did right by me), and have never had even one experience with an item arriving damaged. The figures and figure sets in my collection remain boxed (I do have separate shelves and areas for unboxed figures) and on display, so any visible, considerable damage to packaging is simply unacceptable.

    • JRT!

      August 27th, 2020 - 5:24am

      I only checked the 13th set,and it had Toyloko Toys as a seller too,so I just assumed the other sets did too. Sounds like you have a great collection,Bob! Wish there was a page for pics of peoples’ collection.

  • Bob James

    August 24th, 2020 - 4:07pm

    I’m not getting anymore of these sets from GOGS1 (over and out), but just as a curiosity question for anyone who is. Has Amazon started to ship these is a more secure, protected, boxed fashion? I have seen a number of complaints here, and the one set I did get from them was shipped in a bubble envelope, and thankfully survived. When I spoke Amazon representatives on the phone (twice) they also acknowledged complaints of damaged sets, and said they could and would ship them in boxes upon request. Has that been happening?

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    • booboo

      August 24th, 2020 - 4:08pm

      yes a couple of people have had them in boxes now

    • lister

      August 24th, 2020 - 5:28pm

      The Dalek #2 set I already got was shipped in an envelope. The figures were fine but the box was dented. I’m an opener, so that doesn’t matter. I’m currently waiting for two UNIT sets and two Companions of the 4th Doctor sets. They’re all being shipped under one tracking number, so I’m assuming they’ll have no choice but to ship them in a box. They’e supposed to be here today. We’ll see.

  • Natetron

    August 19th, 2020 - 10:26pm

    My set was shipped in a brown envelope mailer; fortunately the set’s box was just fine, as were the figures themselves. From Amazon, seller GOGS1. However, I did notice that there was no gold ”Limited Edition” sticker on the box’s front plastic window, so if that matters to you… it doesn’t to me, I don’t really care about the sticker.

    Overall satisfied. My other set hasn’t arrived yet.

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    • Tim

      August 23rd, 2020 - 9:19pm

      I believe that the stickers are at the request of B&M stores, not a decision made by Character, hence it’s lack of inclusion on the Amazon package.

    • KB

      August 24th, 2020 - 6:10am

      I ordered 4th Dr companions and 13th Dr (lt. blue shirt) from Amazon – GOGS1. It did come in an Amazon box, mint packaging, except for the bar code sticker they put on. Maybe they got the message? Oh and really quick shipping, fulfilled by Amazon.

      I am still waiting for my 1st order 2-3 wks. ago from the other seller on Amazon. (forgot name) No tracking, says it shipped a few days after ordered, nothing as of yet. Shipping from UK I think.

      That’s my experience in the USA.

  • Bob James

    August 19th, 2020 - 10:00pm

    My order with GOGS1 is cancelled. I am simply not going to believe that they will have stock available for the Amazon fulfillment centers to ship, after saying they would twice, and failing to actually deliver. I’ve already spent the extra money to get the remaining two sets I wanted on eBay UK. And inflated prices and all, that’s what I’m going to do next time unless an alternate, more reliable seller has any future sets on offer. What a stupid nightmare.

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    • JRT!

      August 23rd, 2020 - 1:51pm

      You could try the other seller on Amazon.

  • Davidhhh

    August 19th, 2020 - 8:54am

    I’m satisfied. All three of my 3-packs arrived, though the UNIT set took a bit longer than expected. The other 2 arrived before the expected date. Amazon already credited me for the price difference before they even shipped, but others here have said that the seller did give credit for them after contacting them. So anyone who ordered might want to try. 2 of the 3 for me arrived in Jiffy padded envelope mailers. The boxes were in decent shape, but definitely not mint. One arrived in a box, because amazon combined it with another order. But you can’t really rely on ordering them with something else, since all three of mine shipped on different dates from different Amazon warehouses across the country literally thousands of miles apart, even though I ordered them together. I’m not sure if Gogs1 can do anything to get Amazon to ship these in boxes, but I would tend to doubt it. All they could do is ship them to everyone themselves, but I doubt that they’re set up to do this. (Most third party sellers on Amazon never even touch the items, much less have a way to ship them.)

    So, I’d have to say that if mint packaging is important to you, this may not be your best option. (And the few that WhoNA have had specifically said that they were not in mint packaging either.) But if you just want the figures to display, and you’re planning to throw out the box, then this option seems to have stabilized now. It’s also the cheapest option available in the US, unless the Time Meddlers in the UK somehow get more in stock. (For those who don’t know, they were very briefly selling them at the same 19.99 pounds price as B&M, but sold out of them both times in just minutes.)

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  • Anonymous

    August 15th, 2020 - 11:26pm

    Update for buyers in Canada and by extension US:
    I ordered mine two weeks ago, the shipping times changed constantly and then suddenly out-of-the-blue it showed up this afternoon (apparently it was shipped a few days ago). I’ve heard about boxes being smashed. Mine arrived in good shape but be warned, can confirm, they don’t pad properly, there’s no airpackets and such. Just be aware.

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  • Davidhhh

    August 9th, 2020 - 7:04am

    One thing to remember is that the US Post Office service is EXTREMELY unreliable right now. Not only are there the many delays that could be expected during a pandemic, but there are a lot fewer flights traveling right now, with many companies fighting for cargo space on those few flights. And there are also long delays with customs for various covid-related reasons. Even before the changes I’m about to mention, my last package from the UK (including the Graham figure) a few months ago took over a month to arrive via air mail, when packages rarely take much more than a week. I also just recently had a small domestic package from less than 1000 miles away via UPS take two weeks longer than another similar package from the same place that was shipped days LATER.

    In addition, the USPS have a newly appointed inspector general who has made two immediate changes. He’s fired a whole ton of higher ups. And he’s refusing to pay anyone even a minute of overtime. Leaving aside any political discussion that doesn’t belong here as to motives or reasons, the net effect is massive delays in mail and especially package delivery in some areas.

    It’s very likely that “Gogs1” has literally no idea when these packages will arrive in the US. I’m assuming – and hope – that Character is drop shipping them directly to Amazon’s warehouses. If that’s the case, then all that the sellers actually know is where in the pipeline the packages currently are – IF Character provided tracking numbers. They could be adjusting shipping/availability dates as the shipping takes longer than expected. Or just pushing them back as the packages don’t arrive.

    At this point, it’s all guesswork on all of our parts. Given how much free publicity – and how many sales – this site is giving them, you’d think they would be in some sort of contact with it. But nope. So, I guess we’ll find out when they ship and/or when they arrive.

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    • booboo

      August 9th, 2020 - 7:37am

      Just to add to that every set has been shipped to buyers, so they have had stock of everything, but it appears to be very small quantities sent out so far.

      There appears to have been no large drop here, or they are limiting the amount of stock listed being as 3 have already “sold out”.

      It almost like they are drawing in stock as required from somewhere else. These were supposed to be on The BBC shop as well so maybe there is some kind of central warehouse, sounds like we are lucky in the UK as good delivery services were still maintained.

      I see Dalek 2 set has been bought forward to August as well now

    • Davidhhh

      August 9th, 2020 - 9:54am

      I put in my order for the three 3-packs early in the day you posted that they were available to order. The 4th Doctor Companions set shipped Saturday, and is supposedly arriving today. The UNIT and 13th F&F sets have not yet shipped, though Amazon estimates that they should be arriving by Monday.

      The 4th Companions set seems to have shipped out of Abington, MA for me, presumably from whichever of their warehouses is closest to there. I live in Boston. For items that are fulfilled by Amazon from other sellers, they generally receive them at their warehouses from either the third party sellers or more often drop shipped directly from the suppliers (in this case, Character.) Sometimes, they get them at multiple warehouses around the country to facilitate faster shipping around the country. Sometimes, items are primarily at one or just a few warehouses, which can make shipping take longer, especially during a pandemic. I’ve had multiple items from the same order ship from multiple states around the country.

      I’m guessing that the seller directly tells Amazon how many of each item that they (or their suppliers, like CO) are shipping to Amazon, and that Amazon limits sales to those quantities. Otherwise, they would have lots of problems of selling more items than the sellers have available. It’s up to the seller to make more quantities available to sell if those numbers sell out.

    • Davidhhh

      August 9th, 2020 - 9:58am

      It’s also possible that some Amazon warehouses have gotten stock of some sets before other warehouses have. Amazon chooses which warehouse each item will ship from to each customer, based on what’s available (or expected to be available, in the case of pre-orders) closest. So, it’s likely that they’ve shipped the ones they have to the most local customers who Amazon. So, maybe they got the 4th Doctor companions set at my nearest warehouse, but not the other sets. But they may have gotten those sets at other warehouses, which could be why some customers closer to those warehouses have already had theirs shipped.

    • JRT!

      August 9th, 2020 - 12:12pm

      I’ve had no problems or delays yet when it comes to shipping. Everything I’ve ordered from Amazon and shipped within the US has arrived real fast. Ditto things I’ve ordered from UK Amazon and shipped here to Norway,except for ONE item,but it’s just a STP book so no biggie. Already have it as I bought the magazine version on my first London trip in July,lol! And on my second London trip in July I sent a box of stuff to Portland,OR.,on a Tuesday and it arrived the Tuesday after,which is almost a new record! lol! The only problem I’ve had with USPS and Royal Mail is their tracking system. Kinda on and off a LOT! So I really can’t complain and have not experienced any delays and such yet. We’ll see how it goes when my American little brother sends a box back to me here in Norway,as the postal socalled service in THIS country is the laziest and crappiest socalled service I have ever encountered! Total stupidity. THERE’s some people who should be fired,lol!

    • JRT!

      August 9th, 2020 - 2:24pm

      Not entirely sure if I mentioned anything I’m not supposed to in my comment that most likely got deleted. Previous comments by others mention the same things,unless I was being too negative about this country,lol! If so,just edit it out and post the rest,since it is in response to already posted comments.

    • booboo

      August 9th, 2020 - 2:34pm

      nothing was deleted its just there were several moderated comment waiting to be put through as I’ve been busy this morning.

    • JRT!

      August 9th, 2020 - 2:58pm

      Thanks booboo! And my bad for being impatient. Just wanted to chip in with my,so far,really great experience. For some reason though,I’m having a hard time deciding if I should order the 13th set and blue top Doc from US Amazon. Or more to the point,this seller. Might wait to hear what people say once they get their orders.

    • booboo

      August 9th, 2020 - 3:19pm

      no worries I’m normally a bit quicker, i’ve ordered one but its not been despatched. a few who ordered on same day (when date showed 28th August) have had despatch notices, main worry would be how its sent, if its in a jiffy back its not going go well if you like your packaging mint

    • JRT!

      August 9th, 2020 - 4:11pm

      That’s the thing too! I’ve had too many things sent to me in a jiffy,and like you say,not good for mint collectors. Luckily I’m neither a mint collector or a completist,lol. Let us know when you get yours booboo,and about the whole experience. Same goes for anyone who get their orders.

  • Davidhhh

    August 7th, 2020 - 7:45am

    Note that the Companions of The 4th Dr Set is “CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE” on Amazon, at least as of now. So, DO NOT cancel that order until it shows as available to order again. It’s possible that this is because they sold a ton more of these than any other set. Either that or the Romonas are causing trouble again! 😉

    A few other things:
    – You will almost definitely be charged whatever you agreed to when you ordered it, even if the price changes. The only exceptions are certain items SOLD BY AMAZON that have a pre-order price guarantee. I’ve never had Amazon automatically lower the price of anything before, especially not from a third party seller.
    – Note that the available dates keep changing almost daily on each item. No idea why. It COULD be because they don’t really know when these will arrive in the US. It could be because they keep selling more than their initial orders, and keep reordering more, with later orders getting later shipments. Or they could just be confused or messing up. I’m guessing that they’re not going to meet my “expected delivery” dates of August 9-10 and 8-10 on my orders. But who knows?
    – On the plus side, there isn’t much risk here, in terms of money. If they don’t ship these, Amazon absolutely won’t charge you. In fact, they don’t charge you until and unless it ships. The only risk is not being able to get figures that many of us have been waiting decades for.
    – We have no idea who is actually selling these, how reliable they are, or how many they’re actually getting. What we’ve seen so far hasn’t exactly been promising. That has several repercussions:
    – Theoretically, they should not be taking orders for items that that aren’t guaranteeing that they will actually get. But since they’re a new seller, who knows if they’ll actually uphold that? We have no idea how close their relationship is with Character, and/or how many Character is guaranteeing to ship. Remember that your only compensation you’ll likely get if your order is canceled is a refund.
    – If you cancel your order, your new order moves down the shipping list. If they get fewer of these, your order may be delayed until a future shipment arrives. Or they could run out before your order gets fulfilled, and you get nothing. Again, your only real compensation will be a refund.
    – It MIGHT be possible to ask to get a credit from Amazon. Most likely, this wouldn’t happen until after they ship. But, of course, if the price goes back up, then you probably can’t.
    – Depending on who you get on the phone or live chat, it’s possible – but not guaranteed or even likely – that they’ll give you some sort of credit now. They claim that they can’t adjust the price of the order, until after it ships. I got a nice agent who actually gave me a gift card credit. She actually cheated and credited me for different orders. She had said it would be 1 gift/credit of $26 and change and another of $5 and change. But it actually turned out to be $21 and $5 and change. I’m not going to complain about <$4 when she was so nice. But don't expect this yourself! If you manage to get something, then good for you!

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    • Coleman

      August 7th, 2020 - 10:36am

      Wow, that was one hell of a post.Davidhhh.

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2020 - 12:10am

      Davidhhh is right in regards to Amazon making with the promotional credits. If you get on the phone with an Amazon rep, they likely will eventually offer you one ($5 increments for those in the USA). However, don’t expect to be able to use them on any order form a third-party seller like the USA seller of these figures. Promotional credits are only redeemable towards items sold AND fulfilled by Amazon.

    • Davidhhh

      August 8th, 2020 - 4:37am

      Thanks, guys. I’ve had a lot of experience buying from Amazon for well over a decade, and I often use promo codes, deals, third party sellers, etc. So, I thought I’d pass along what I’ve experienced.

      As to any possible credit, it really depends on who you get on the phone or live chat and how flexible and creative they are. And how nice, but reasonable, but somewhat firm you are. I emphasized that of course, I shouldn’t have to pay more than they’re charging now for an item that hasn’t even shipped yet, which she obviously couldn’t argue with. It also helps that I’m a Prime member and have spent quite a bit on Amazon.

      In my case, it wasn’t a promotional credit. It was a refund to a gift card. She processed it by pretending that two of my previous orders never arrived, and this was a return payment for them. I got emails saying that I got a credit for those items that “never arrived”. I wouldn’t expect that, though! But you never know. You might get a limited use promotional credit. They might tell you to call back later, after the items ship. They may do nothing. Amazon technically doesn’t offer any price matching guarantees, especially not on third party sellers. But if you’re really nice, and really reasonable, most agents will try to do something for you. It’s very likely that Amazon is eating the cost of these credits themselves, out of their profits.

      Finally, for Booboo’s questions about whether or not they’ve charged us, I can’t actually answer for sure right now, since a friend actually bought them for me with his credit card on my Amazon account. So, I can’t check if he has been charged, and he’s asleep right now. I don’t think I’ve ever been charged for anything until it’s shipped before, though. In my order summary, it shows the payment method, but when I expand under “transaction”, it shows the amount, but payment method and status are blank, where previous orders show the card and the date it was charged. So, I’m guessing that I haven’t been charged yet.

      Hopefully others can check with their credit cards’ online website or app to confirm whether or not they’ve been charged? Even then, it may just show a temporary authorization, rather than a final charge.

      Note: the 4th Doctor Companions set is still “Currently unavailable.”

    • lister

      August 8th, 2020 - 7:45pm

      The UNIT set is also now listed as “Currently Unavailable.” The fact that these are going unavailable at all may be a good sign. Hopefully it means they’re not taking more orders than they can fulfill.

  • booboo

    August 6th, 2020 - 10:38am

    I see the Daleks are in stock, they really should have sorted that listing out I’m sure a few that have ordered will be thinking they are getting both sets or some will have ordered 2 and end up with 2 the same.

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    • DWComicArt

      August 6th, 2020 - 7:23pm

      These sets are being sold by third-party sellers, not Amazon, so buyer beware as Amazon’s policies do not apply to them.

    • Luck4unow

      August 6th, 2020 - 10:38pm

      I really want this US distribution to work for all our sales. With this apparent price drop, the figures are much more reasonable and in line with previous years. I really want to order from them to boost CO sales in the US, but I still can’t figure out WHO THE HECK ARE THEY????

    • booboo

      August 7th, 2020 - 6:09am

      they seem to be doing a lot of messing about, a major leak, 3 price changes and some poor misspelling of Character names, wild date changes then stuff suddenly in stock. At least its fulfilled by Amazon so its all safe from a buying point a view.

      I thought Character would be behind it but then the above would not have happened so it looks like it is just some individual (fans of doctor who according to the shopify site) starting USA operations.

      Has anyone actually asked them for their full business details?

    • Davidhhh

      August 7th, 2020 - 7:50am

      Most of Amazon’s policies absolutely do apply to them. Anything bought on Amazon is backed by Amazon’s guarantees and their customer service. In most cases, they will err in favor of the customers, over the sellers (to the anger of many sellers, when a handful of buyers abuse the system.) One big advantage is that Amazon doesn’t charge you until the item ships. The only real risk is that they ship the wrong items. And then they’ll give you a credit. I guess the big risk is missing out on getting these figures that many of us have waited decades for.

    • booboo

      August 7th, 2020 - 8:22am

      Are you sure about that? Amazons t&c’s says payment for third party seller items (which these are) is taken immediately and not when the item ships.

      Can anyone confirm they are being charged immediately or not?

      These are not listed as pre-orders, so if that’s the case only hope is Amazon will refund the difference and claim back of the seller.

      Lets just face it, this is a mess. I look at how retailers operate everyday its almost like the shopify site and the Amazon listings are being done by completely different people, they have official images but Amazon have a box on a table for a few of them and so many misspelt names.

    • booboo

      August 7th, 2020 - 9:40am

      i think the dates are random, some 13th Doctors have been shipped (ordered yesterday) when date said 28th August

    • Luck4unow

      August 7th, 2020 - 2:56pm

      I dont understand the different dates for each figure. Also I want to order the History of the Daleks set 2, and can’t for the life of me figure out how.

      Also, I wanted to group my figures in one shipment due to logistics, but it seems impossible with items shipping on different dates.

      Also- why does the Amazon listing itself look so amateurish and the Shopify site professional? The Amazon page and its “Ramonas and Jasmins” read like a scam or bootleg Chinese knockoffs from 2008.

      What a mess.

      I want to order but they are making it extremely hard for me to do so with a grain of confidence.

    • booboo

      August 7th, 2020 - 5:46pm

      You can order in confidence as the sets are fulfilled by amazon and you can now order set but the date is miles away

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2020 - 12:16am

      @booboo: “Has anyone actually asked them for their full business details?”

      Like Davidhhh said earlier, it’s “GOGS1”. I assume both Mike’s Comics and WhoNA have obtained their full information if no one else has.

    • booboo

      August 8th, 2020 - 8:05am

      Yes I see their amazon name but it doesn’t tie in with anything about this official North America store. It’s almost like 2 different people are running this

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2020 - 11:08am

      @booboo: It does seem as if they want to keep a low profile for some reason. In that regard, they certainly are nothing like Underground Toys.

    • David Minter

      August 20th, 2020 - 9:54pm

      @booboo I can confirm GOGS1/Amazon.com was not charging immediately for the 2 History Of The Daleks sets. I ordered them and eventually cancelled them. GOGS1/Amazon.com had not charged me because the items hadn’t been shipped yet. As far as my experience with Amazon.com has been (And I’ve been a customer of theirs for 22 years.) you don’t get charged until your order ships, even if it’s a reseller.

  • Bradley B

    August 4th, 2020 - 12:01am

    I’ve noticed on Amazon that you can report incorrect product information. I’ve sent in a note to point out the two Dalek sets are on one page, and you cannot specify which one you’d like or indeed order both. If others could also report it might get the issue sorted sooner rather than later.

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    • Bradley B

      August 4th, 2020 - 12:02am

      The link is on the product page, just below the description.

  • Peter Knapp

    August 3rd, 2020 - 4:51am

    I live in the U.S. Looking at the prices of these new B&M sets through Amazon.com, it might be cheaper to ask my UK friends to get them for me. B&M is charging £19.99 or $22.17 per set. On Amazon.com the three packs cost $49.99, the Dalek sets cost $40, and the 2nd Doctor and Tardis set costs $44.99. That’s outrageous.

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    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2020 - 11:20am

      what people need to realise is that this is a business.

      I have no doubt there are some sort if import / shipping costs,probably quite substantial, and Amazon selling fees, so they are probably not working on any higher margin (profit) than any business would expect to be.

    • lister

      August 3rd, 2020 - 6:37pm

      Agreed, booboo. And like I said, these figures come out to be between $16-17 apiece. At this scale, I’m not sure how much cheaper we can realistically expect them to be.

  • Davidhhh

    August 2nd, 2020 - 10:09pm

    I can’t wait to get my Ramona figures! 😉

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    • Coleman

      August 2nd, 2020 - 10:39pm

      Who’s Ramona,
      Was she in StarTrek?

    • JRT!

      August 3rd, 2020 - 11:10am

      lol!

    • Bob James

      August 3rd, 2020 - 10:52pm

      I’m equally excited about the Brigadier Stuart figure. Is this a new character that I missed, along with Romona?

    • Davidhhh

      August 5th, 2020 - 12:43pm

      To make it worse, the repeat the misspelling THREE more times! Which I misspelled too, since they misspelled it as Romona. (At least they got the Brig’s full name right in the item description.)

      Then again, didn’t Cuthbert mispronounce her name as Ramona in Big Finish’s The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase? So, maybe this is meant to be a Big Finish Romana variant? 😉
      (Too bad she’s wearing her Ribos Operation outfit on the covers of those episodes.)

  • Bob James

    August 2nd, 2020 - 9:22pm

    Just noticed when looking back on the Amazon listings after purchasing, that the names of the characters are wildly misspelled. At least they got them listed!

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  • JRT!

    August 2nd, 2020 - 5:14pm

    I too collect SW stuff,and Star Trek,and Spidey stuff. The only stuff I buy in the UK is Doctor Who stuff,mainly because the other stuff I collect is almost always cheaper in the US. Who stuff is cheaper in the UK. A few times there have been sales on in the UK where I can get some of the stuff I usually buy in the US for either the same price as the US,or even cheaper. Fifty bucks for the various sets isn’t too bad,would’ve been happier with 39.99 though,lol! But I’d rather buy from Amazon than some ebay scalper. I’ve paid around fifteen quid a figure before,and probably will again.

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  • lister

    August 2nd, 2020 - 4:03pm

    As a U.S. fan, I always thought that 20 bucks for the three packs was WAY too good to be true anyway. Basically it’s 100 bucks for six figures, five of which are highly sought after characters that have never been before (the modern era Sarah Jane figures notwithstanding). That’s not unreasonable to me.

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    • Doctor Stu

      August 2nd, 2020 - 4:42pm

      In the UK, £100 for 6 figures is awful. When the waves of figures used to come out When the show was popular they were like £7 each. So 100 quid could get you about 15 figures.

    • lister

      August 2nd, 2020 - 6:23pm

      The way I look at it is that 4″ Star Wars figures are about 13 bucks in the U.S., NECA 7″ figures are 20-25. These figures are 5.5″ and come out to like $16 and change, so the price is just about where it should be, relative to other toy lines I collect. Would I rather be paying 2007 prices for all of it? Absolutely. But we are where we are.

    • JRT!

      August 2nd, 2020 - 6:56pm

      New figures aren’t too far from 6 for a hundred quid. The new Who figs were 13 quid each,so getting six of them you’re only 22 quid away,just add three quid and get the Tardis as well,lol! And yes,the show may not be as popular as it used to,but extremely few shows are. I still love the show,just as I still enjoy Star Trek,and loved Mandalorian. I even still enjoy Simpsons,lol!

  • Anonymous

    August 2nd, 2020 - 2:00pm

    Booboo the link to the 2nd Doctor and TARDIS is the same as the one to the Dalek 2 packs

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 2:14pm

      thanks altered it now

  • Anonymous

    August 2nd, 2020 - 1:19pm

    The Amazon listings are all third party fulfilled by Amazon so perhaps this shouldn’t be posted until Amazon have them in stock themselves at normal price?

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 1:33pm

      This is the normal USA price. Amazon are not keeping them themselves as far as I’m away, only fulfilling orders on behalf of The official North America store.

    • Davidhhh

      August 2nd, 2020 - 10:02pm

      Amazon isn’t selling these themselves. “The Official North American Doctor Who Store” aka GOGS1 is selling these as a third party seller on Amazon. (Note that they aren’t actually the official Who store for North America; they’re only the official store for the Character figures. The BBC has their own official Who store.) Amazon fulfills orders for many third party sellers. The sellers – or their distributors – ship their stock to Amazon, and Amazon ships them to customers, taking a cut of the profits. It saves the sellers from having to deal with shipping the products themselves. They may not even be located in the US. For all we know, GOGS1 could be a smart CO employee who worked out a sweet side hustle.

      In the case of these figures, it’s likely that “GOGS1” has arranged for character to drop ship cases of them to Amazon’s warehouse directly. Basically, all they have to do is work out the deals with Character and Amazon, and set up their web page and Amazon listings. They likely never even touch the actual figures or cases. The main advantages for us customers are that we’re dealing with Amazon directly, instead of some small and possibly unreliable supplier, and that shipping is free and fast for those of us with Amazon Prime.

      Since GOGS1 is the only official distributor and supplier for these in the US, these ARE the “normal price” in the US.

  • Bob James

    August 2nd, 2020 - 12:51pm

    It’s still better than getting these at eBay UK scalper prices. And anyone enrolled in the yearly Amazon Prime shipping service gets free shipping. I’m just glad they we’re finally arsed to get these moving.

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  • The Werewolf

    August 2nd, 2020 - 11:29am

    I agree with Coleman, also collect some Star Wars and it’s much more expensive than US.

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  • Coleman

    August 2nd, 2020 - 10:37am

    I don’t feel really bad for the USA.
    My other big hobby is Starwars I been a collector since 1977. Since it’s an American product it’s just visa versa. They get stuff at ridiculously low prices, and I usually pay 3 or 4times as much on eBay for same product. I could only dream of getting it a double the price.
    Anyone else on this site agree?

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 11:13am

      i think some it is down to import/export charges, When underground toys had the B&M sets they were $40 a few years back when they were £16.99 in the UK. The standard classic line were always a similar price in both countries (the USA were slightly less but they dont pay VAT on goods)

      Also Amazon charge for selling, so that also bumps up the price

  • Anonymous

    August 2nd, 2020 - 9:00am

    So is it $40 for both twin packs or $40 each? I’ve been confused by the product description.

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 9:07am

      each, these listing are just not being set up properly

    • Luck4UNow

      August 2nd, 2020 - 11:40am

      Do you get to choose which Dalek twin pack you get?

      So confusing….

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2020 - 12:10pm

      there should be 2 separate listings, I’m assuming Character have some direct contact with these people to get the right images in listings in place

    • Geoff

      August 2nd, 2020 - 1:06pm

      Glad I’m not the only one confused by the Daleks listing.

    • lister

      August 4th, 2020 - 1:40pm

      Yeah, the wording for the Dalek sets is very misleading

      “Doctor Who History of The Daleks Twin Packs – Daleks Collector Set – Dr Who Season 1 Dalek Action Figure – Classic Merchandise – Character Options – Pack of 2 – 5.5””

      It does say “Twin Packs” (plural) and “Pack of 2” which makes it seem like it’s both sets for $40. But that seems highly unlikely. And “pack of 2” could also refer to the fact that each set is a 2-pack in that it includes 2 figures.

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2020 - 2:03pm

      It def $40 per set

      I honestly thought someone would have sorted this out by now especially with all the misspelt names as well

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