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April 12th, 2013 33 comments

Official Figurine Collection Magazine (Test Area) 05

magazine-figurine05The Official Figurine Collection Magazine (Test Area) 045

Please note this is the final test issue.

The official figurine collector’s magazine that explains how the character evolved. Plus get the inside story behind classic moments, explore 50 years of the series’ history, learn the secrets of the Doctor Who universe and discover the answers to some impossible questions.

This magazine is currently only available in test areas before its national launch later in 2013. Subscriptions will also only be available in these areas at present.

Every issue of the magazine gives you essential information about the featured character and reveals the inside story of Doctor Who.

Your figurine…
Get up close and personal with your figurine, discover exactly why they look the way they do, uncover hidden details and learn how they have evolved over the years.

The moment…
Every figurine recreates a specific moment from a classic story. Go behind the scenes to get the inside story of how the production team brought it to your TV screen.

50 years of Doctor Who…
Get the whole story with this incredible timeline that takes you from Doctor Who’s beginnings in 1963 to the latest episodes.

The Doctor Who universe…
An in-depth profile of an essential element of the Doctor Who universe including Time Lords, UNIT, Daleks, and much more.
PLUS Mysteries answered and the people who made Doctor Who happen

In This Issue…

  • Your Figurine – Silurian Warrior
    How The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood brought back one of the most memorable ‘monsters’ in the history of Doctor Who.
    How the look of the 21st-century Silurians built on the design of the original versions that appeared in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Moment in time – Going Underground
    How the production team created the subterranean world on a scale never seen before in Doctor Who.
  • 50 Years of Doctor Who -1965
    Highlights of the major moments in Doctor Who’s impressive history.
  • Doctor Who Universe – Regeneration
    Examining the one concept that’s helped Doctor Who reach 50 years.
  • The big Ask – Your questions answered
    Are Silurians evil? Why aren’t there any in Earth’s future? We find out…
  • The people who… William Hartnell
    The original Doctor who set the standard for all others to follow

Categorised under: Doctor Who Figurine Collection, Magazine


  • Doctor Who

    May 26th, 2013 - 11:47pm

    To be honest I think this service is terrible.

    I mean yes the figurines are good, but it would be nice if they came UNDAMAGED!!

    Also, I have subscribed and only recieved 3 issuses, 1 unbroken.

    • Doctor of tardis 1974

      September 1st, 2013 - 6:15pm

      Are you the next one

  • Tardispals

    May 5th, 2013 - 11:33pm

    Please exuse me while i get the next train halfway up the country for these magazines 😛 september time is when they will be properly released right? C’mon these will be great why test them they are brilliant!!! From the looms of them anyways! The company is aiming at making us cry who dont live in the testing zones :'( Whos with me whovians!!!

  • Doctor 909

    April 19th, 2013 - 2:46pm

    Booboo when you have time can you post a picture of the back of this magazine

    • Doctor 909

      April 30th, 2013 - 7:33pm

      Please somebody

    • booboo

      April 30th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    • Doctor 909

      May 4th, 2013 - 8:12pm

      Wow looks good

  • Daff

    April 18th, 2013 - 1:42pm

    awesome just had issues 2/3 turn up that was a surprise XD

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2013 - 1:42pm

      did you get anything with them like the binder?

    • Daff

      April 18th, 2013 - 2:39pm

      Nope just the magazines and the figures,

    • The Monitor

      April 18th, 2013 - 7:09pm

      Just had 2 and 3 as well. Quite a tight bag with mags wrapped slightly around figures.

      Address label on bag said:
      “Product ID 1;2″…which you normally would take to mean the first two issues.

      Guess for Daff, others and myself it will be a lottery now as to whether we get issue 1. I have heard of another collector having got issues 1,2 and 3 today.

      I spoke to DMWI yesterday about the payment issue which is now resolved, and asked about DWFC to which they responded about problems; obviously it was already in post, or some of them…

    • Daff

      April 18th, 2013 - 7:47pm

      I got issue 1 on its own about a half and a half ago

    • Daff

      April 18th, 2013 - 7:48pm

      woops thats supposed to say a month and a half ago XD

    • cjayp33

      April 22nd, 2013 - 4:39pm

      I subscribed from issues 2 yet product ID strangely had i;2 which I assume means issue 1 and 2, so that shows how sloppy they are.

  • Bow Tie wearing Stranger

    April 16th, 2013 - 3:16pm

    Tried to get an update from Database Factory – sent the following query:

    Please advise, test issue 5 has now been released (and is apparently the last one before this magazine series is issued nationally).

    Will those of us who subscribed to this set eventually receive any of these issues? Or will the subscription be transferred to the national release sometime later this year?

    • Bow Tie wearing Stranger

      April 16th, 2013 - 3:20pm

      …Was the option to take out a subscription actually just a test to see how much interest there was in this series of magazines/figures or is it the case that there were insufficient magazines/figures produced to send to both retailers and subscribers?

      Remarkably, after 4 attempts, I received a reply (perhaps because I also copied it to other named members of Database Factory’s Customer Care Team).

    • Bow Tie wearing Stranger

      April 16th, 2013 - 3:21pm

      Database Factory reply:
      Thank you for your recent e-mail.

      Doctor Who Figurines was released as a test subscription to see how well received the collection would be.

      Hopefully the collection will be launched nationally later in the year, this is at the publishers discretion and something that has not yet been confirmed.

      If/When the subscription does launch nationally all stock will be available and fulfilled, should you still wish to subscribe at this point.

    • booboo

      April 16th, 2013 - 3:48pm

      that sound like no one is getting anything yet i have read on other sites stocks have arrived and everyone should get them in around 2 weeks

  • timelord22

    April 12th, 2013 - 6:51pm

    Wish we could’ve got the Dalek before it ended…oh well :/

    • cjayp33

      April 12th, 2013 - 8:40pm

      same, now we have to wait for a national release to get it.

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    April 12th, 2013 - 6:22pm

    Are these released on wednesdays?

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      April 12th, 2013 - 6:24pm

      I know they’re only test issues at the moment, I’m just wondering what days its out on, because if it clashes with DVD files, then I’ll have to spend nearly £14 every two weeks! But I’m subscribing so…

    • booboo

      April 12th, 2013 - 6:27pm

      i think so

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    April 12th, 2013 - 4:49pm

    Aaarrgghh!!! Its killing me coming on here and seeing these little treasures (The figurines). I’m getting much more excited for the proper release, because they are just fantastic!

  • drjakeyoung

    April 12th, 2013 - 4:29pm

    i thought there was going to be 6 test issue’s?

    • cjayp33

      April 12th, 2013 - 5:27pm

      No, five is the norm for test issues, I think they just show issue 6 as its easier when it launches nationally as the issue will have a next time page.

  • Charlie Webb

    April 12th, 2013 - 4:26pm

    Any idea when the full launch is roughly yet? Really hope it’s not too long!

    • cjayp33

      April 12th, 2013 - 5:26pm

      September onwards

  • The Monitor

    April 12th, 2013 - 3:46pm

    Did you get this in Swindon again, Booboo?

    I still have no had any issues sent, so am imagining and now hoping with it being the final issue that it will be a 5 issue job lot.

    • booboo

      April 12th, 2013 - 3:49pm

      yes i did, , the mag has a note saying its the last one, what happening to people who subscribed is very unclear

  • Doctor 909

    April 12th, 2013 - 1:48pm

    This is the last on that is a shame

    • booboo

      April 12th, 2013 - 1:49pm

      well until the official launch later (assuming it was successful)

    • Tardispals

      May 5th, 2013 - 11:36pm

      Of course they were successful we whovians want them!!!!!

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