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May 28th, 2012 47 comments

Rewind – The Three Doctors DVD Corgi Set

Rewind – The Three Doctors DVD 40th Anniversary Gift Set

The Three Doctors DVD Special Edition Gift Set Featuring a Model Bessie Car by Corgi and a printed card of the DVD cover. Released in 2003 for the 40th Anniversary.

UNIT HQ comes under attack by an alien force, and The Doctor has no other option but to call on his own people, the Time Lords, for help. Breaking the first Law of Time, the first two Doctors are lifted out of their time-streams and sent to help the third. But in a universe of anti-matter, an all-powerful figure from Time Lord history is waiting, and even three Doctors may not be enough to stop him…

The decision to make a story that reunited the first three Doctors to celebrate Doctor Who’s tenth anniversary was almost inevitable, and the resultant four episodes are a delightful nostalgia-filled romp.

William Hartnell’s performance recreates, for one last time, the First’ Doctor as a powerful, commanding figure of authority. Patrick Troughton settles back with ease into his impish Second Doctor, whilst Jon Pertwee masterfully shoulders the burden of his previous incarnations, and demonstrates an ability to lead from the front.

The story is simply about the three Doctors, and all the other elements of the show are relegated to supporting status for once. The rest of the cast apparently know this, and seem to simply revel in the experience. How fitting that this story should see the Doctor forgiven by the Time Lords and allowed once more to travel in time and space…

Would You Like More DVD Sets Like This?

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  • Neil

    June 16th, 2017 - 10:20am

    I am an avid Doctor Who Fan, but while i don’t buy or collect any books, audios or other merchandise (Apart from DWM); I do have an ultimate Doctor Who DVD collection being built up and collecting Doctor Who DVDs is something I am very serious, enthusiastic, and committed to. Not for the visual content (actual episodes etc) but more importantly the actual physical collection. To date my main collection is at 264 items. Today I have just bought this Gift Set to add to my collection. It’s been on my wish list for the past year or so, but until this past week I could never source it for less than £74 inc P&p (UK Region 2 copy). Today I got it for much less. Of my + 165 Classic Series DVDs there are very few Gift Sets or Special Collectors items. This is one of a small handful. While its contents are quite simple; I am really pleased to have bought this, bar the fourth doctor time capsule its the only gift set with additional items. As noted above it is also becoming much rarer (region 2) with prices sneaking up to a point where it feels too expensive. So i’m so pleased to have picked mine up today. Anyone out there looking to buy one and unsure – get one when you can while under £50. A future REAL RARE COLLECTORS item.

  • CG

    August 23rd, 2015 - 5:03am

    Got the really rare Australian Version of this set for a good price today!!

  • skaroman

    February 10th, 2014 - 1:13pm

    Got the set off Ebay for £3.99

    It’s worth the Corgi!!!

  • auton101

    July 3rd, 2012 - 1:04pm

    i think this is quite good, not getting it though, ive got the three doctors and a corgi bessie


    June 20th, 2012 - 9:24am


    • gordon

      June 20th, 2012 - 10:49am

      Told you it wasnt coming out in june. I said back in february it would possibly be due about mid to late september time and it looks like im not far wrong. Im think 24 september or 1st october as a release date. Wont be later than 8th october as the october release as r1 wont have anything to release otherwise on that date. As the restoration of ambassadors would be very expensive i doubt they would have the budget to bring out a figure with it

    • gordon

      June 20th, 2012 - 11:03am

      To wet your appatite here is a comparison between the vhs and the upcoming dvd release.

  • the dr who geek

    June 17th, 2012 - 11:37am

    i cant belive it. my dreams came true.
    besie and a DVD gift set. and its the three doctors. awsome.

    • the man from outer space

      November 11th, 2012 - 7:41am

      you mean bessie.(realy I’m the dr.who geek but i changed the name)

  • Jack

    June 9th, 2012 - 1:18pm

    should i get this just for the corgi bessie?

    • booboo

      June 9th, 2012 - 1:19pm

      you can buy Bessie on its own

    • Jack

      June 9th, 2012 - 1:34pm

      oh thanks how much?

    • booboo

      June 9th, 2012 - 1:38pm

      about £5 or so

    • Jack

      June 9th, 2012 - 1:35pm

      is thi story any good hvent watched it before

    • booboo

      June 9th, 2012 - 1:38pm

      yes its good

    • Jack

      June 9th, 2012 - 3:02pm

      thanks bobboo

    • Jack

      June 9th, 2012 - 3:03pm

      i mean booboo

  • myles

    June 8th, 2012 - 11:04am

    AWSOME its a proper collectors thing like me

  • SPACE 1999

    May 30th, 2012 - 11:20am

    think about a tomb of a cybermen and robots of death veresions of this

    • Gordon

      May 30th, 2012 - 11:50am

      I doubt that will happen. Both were only rereleased about 4 months ago (revisitation 3 box set). Majority of people that would have went for it already own the dvd of both of those storys (and some fans have baught them twiceie both new and old versions)and i cant see a lot of fans willing to triple dip even if it was for something limited. I think a tenth planet dvd with a cyberman figure is a bit more likely than those 2 getting rereleased again

  • Gordon

    May 30th, 2012 - 9:26am

    If mind of evil is completed and released next year (with the ammount of work still required on mind of evil im not 100 percent sure it will be ready) i wouldnt mind a gold bessie with mind of evil. Its the golden aniversary of doctor who after all. Slightly off topic i remember when i was young it was thomas the tank engines 50th and they had a limited gold thomas come out. I was gutted i didnt get 1

    • dalek eternal

      May 30th, 2012 - 6:02pm

      lol i got the gold and silver thomas from years ago

    • Mr Who 63

      June 7th, 2012 - 10:16am

      Why don’t CO just release a normal figure size bessie!

    • Ginga Ninja

      June 17th, 2012 - 12:41pm

      the gold thomas was 60th was it not? I had it

  • I Luv McFly Harry Judd

    May 29th, 2012 - 10:00pm

    i really love that car Bessie 😆 grin:

  • dalek eternal

    May 29th, 2012 - 6:02pm

    i would like to see a brigadier figure released this year along with some companions and a classic tardis set preferably 3rd ,4th or 5th and a set with bessie the whomobile and his gyrocopter and a 3rd dr to fit in them

    • Anonymous

      May 30th, 2012 - 9:41am

      I agree

    • dalek eternal

      May 30th, 2012 - 6:01pm

      booboo can u do a classic figure and playset poll for what people want for the 50th aniversary please

  • Galifreyforever97

    May 29th, 2012 - 5:02pm

    I bought this in 2009, I’ve never got the car out the boxs but seeing the picture with it out the box then I may reconsider….

    They should bring out more of these for the 50th Aniversary

  • pupbenny

    May 29th, 2012 - 3:47pm

    A clever idea.

  • tardisnt

    May 29th, 2012 - 2:58pm

    i used to collect the little corgi minifigure things, i got the 4th doc in tardis and k9 two pack and the dalek and cyberman two pack too.
    i wish they’d make a 5 inch bessie with action figure set.

  • Mels

    May 29th, 2012 - 10:28am

    We had a version of this released in Australia too. I remember oogling over it in the shops, but never being able to buy it, since it was crazy-expensive at the time.

    I’m kind of regretting not getting it now though, because I’d love a little Bessie!

    Maybe one day Character or another company will release their own replica… Big Chief, are you listening? :p

  • Liason Ice

    May 29th, 2012 - 8:08am

    Bessie needs to be updated to fit the 5inch figures, don’t really buy the DVDs but if it had a 5inch Bessie I would

    • Gordon

      May 29th, 2012 - 8:27am

      Its not supposed to fit the 5″ figures. Its a collector’s item

    • luke kelly

      May 29th, 2012 - 10:29am

      definitely agree
      we need a figure set for that and a tom baker to fit it!


    • luke kelly

      May 29th, 2012 - 10:30am


  • Judooning

    May 29th, 2012 - 7:23am

    Never seen this before! I certainly would like more box sets like this!

  • The Monitor

    May 28th, 2012 - 10:30pm

    I bought this one, and the Fawlty Towers one in a simiar vein. I think it is nice to have something extra to make it special. For VHS, they tarted up The Crusades and The Space Museum set as well as The Reign of Terror and The Faceless Ones. As long as you can store the videos/DVDs separately, I think the box and additional contents is pleasing to most fans. All in all, I think the 40th Anniversary merchandise was well done.

  • matt smithy

    May 28th, 2012 - 9:37pm

    i got a set with modles like that a few years ago. it had k9, davros, gold dalek, 4th doc in bessie, 4th doc looking out of tardis, cyber leader and 4th doc by himself. overall i loved it. I still have it all today. I also had a set with a UNIT jeep and UNIT helecopter (I love UNIT). This was a really good idea and they should do more!


    May 28th, 2012 - 9:11pm

    Boobooo i see you adde the like item i suggested to you is it possible to put that onto comment’s?

    • booboo

      May 28th, 2012 - 9:14pm

      we looked at it but its not really possible, we will try to do some different things though


      May 28th, 2012 - 9:15pm

      Ok ok 😐 well anyway thx for trying.


      May 28th, 2012 - 9:16pm

      *Oh ok

  • Cyberleader

    May 28th, 2012 - 8:54pm

    I forgot about this i never got the chance to pick one up

  • Ray

    May 28th, 2012 - 8:53pm

    hope we get stuff like this for the 50th, something a bit different

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    May 28th, 2012 - 8:46pm

    oh my god, I can see it now. An exclusive action figure with some DVD’s…. I wish!

    • Commander Strax

      June 7th, 2012 - 10:47am

      theres 88 people with you, and 5 not [at the moment]. 😆

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