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August 27th, 2021 63 comments

Robert Harrop The First Doctor – William Hartnell

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We at Robert Harrop Designs have been creating collectable hand painted figurines for over 30 years and have gained a well earned reputation of high quality and accuracy of detail. Our extensive portfolio includes Thunderbirds, Camberwick Green, Beano Dandy and 2000AD to name but a few. A portfolio that is extremely nostalgic and very British, so it was no surprise that Doctor Who would be the next project that we wanted to embrace into our studios!

In partnership with the BBC, we have meticulously hand sculpted a range of 1:12 scale, hand cast and hand painted Doctor Who figurines, each made to strict Worldwide Limited Editions.

As a mark of provenance, each Limited Edition figurine will be numbered with a unique Edition Number and will come packaged in a presentation box with an Information Card and Certificate of Authenticity!

  • A Limited Edition Hand painted figurine / statue from the Doctor Who Collection.
  • Designed, Sculpted and Made in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs.
  • Traditionally Hand Sculpted by Mike Rodgers.
  • Official BBC License. The figurine has been approved by the Doctor Who television production team at the BBC.
  • Approximately 7.1 inches (180mm) tall.
  • A Limited Edition of Only 225 Figurines Worldwide.
  • Individually hand numbered with a unique number on the base.
  • Pewter cane for added strength.
  • Comes complete in a presentation box with information card and a Certificate of Authenticity!

Categorised under: 1:12 Scale Robert Harrop Figurines, Collectables


  • Zygon_invader

    October 6th, 2021 - 11:21pm

    Does anyone know in what order the three new figures will be released

    • The ergon

      October 7th, 2021 - 1:45am

      I reckon the master first or second to tie in with the 50th anniversary of delgados first appearance. The carnival auton i,m guessing last and will no doubt be one of the quickest to sell out since omega.

    • Zygon_invader

      October 8th, 2021 - 1:49pm

      You could be right ergon I think the auton will sell out pretty quickly I will be up late for the pre order on all of these I don’t want to miss out

    • Coleman

      November 8th, 2021 - 12:19pm

      A couple of weeks ago, Dan from from Harrops announced the Master would be released first, then the Troll doll, then lastly The Auton. He’s even put up provisional release dates.

  • Jay

    September 24th, 2021 - 7:04pm

    Mine arrived today. Amazing detail. Number 195/225. Really pleased with it.

    • Coleman

      September 25th, 2021 - 4:03pm

      Yes it’s a nice piece Jay, their definitely improving the human likeness on these figures.
      If the rest of the Doctors they make are up to this standard I’ll be more than happy.
      Looking forward to the Master now and hopefully some companions in the future.

  • Joe 90

    September 17th, 2021 - 4:23pm

    Looks like the 3 figures for the next releases from S8 are from Terror of the Autons….
    The Master with tissue compressor, Terror Auton and the Troll doll.

    • Zygon_invader

      September 17th, 2021 - 11:55pm

      I wonder how much the troll doll figure is going to cost considering it’s size

    • Coleman

      September 18th, 2021 - 11:45am

      I leaning towards normal price Zygon. I remember people on about this same issue on social media with K9, saying because of his size he’ll probably be quite cheap But then later Harrops announced he would be the usual price because of all the work involved.
      Mind you K9 came in two pieces that had to be joined plus they made his ears and tail separate from Pewter.
      The Troll Doll looks like one piece with no added pewter so it might be abit cheaper. ( Fingers crossed).

  • Zygon_invader

    September 17th, 2021 - 11:43am

    Arrived this morning what can I say apart from WOW I got number 73 I hope harrops don’t keep us waiting to much longer before we find out what figures are coming up next

  • Coleman

    September 15th, 2021 - 12:16pm

    Just checked, theirs 12 left. Come on guys get your orders in, once word gets round how Good these are they’ll be snapped up. Ah ah.

  • Coleman

    September 15th, 2021 - 11:30am

    Ergon it’s arrived this morning, number 61. On par with my Big Chief Portraits, but just abit smaller. Wasn’t expecting this kind of quality. Dead ringer for Billy.
    The photos don’t do it justice. WOW.

    • Coleman

      September 15th, 2021 - 11:32am

      If the Master is indeed one of the three upcoming figurines, now that Harrops have got their act together with the human likeness, I can’t wait for it.

    • Zygon_invader

      September 15th, 2021 - 2:41pm

      Hopefully mine will show up tomorrow

    • The ergon

      September 15th, 2021 - 3:06pm

      Glad you got your billy figurine. Is that your lowest edition number? I notice those last dozen or so of the doctors always take time to shift once all the advanced orders are in. That wont be the case with the next batch. We await with eager anticipation now. Keep checking but its still bill.

    • Coleman

      September 15th, 2021 - 5:42pm

      Yes ergon, that’s my lowest number by far. I’ve started staying online late on Thursday night to order at 11.00 when it goes live Friday. (Seems to be helping). Let me know what number you get Zygon-invader and what you think of the portrait? It shouldn’t be long now, it’s the first time I’ve had one this early.

  • Anon

    September 14th, 2021 - 7:53pm

    Received “Shipped” email from Harrop’s today for 1st Doctor Figurine so looks like they are on the way to customers.

  • random browser

    September 8th, 2021 - 5:08pm

    This is going to sound mean. But it’s been annoying me why the figure looked half familiar. The first Doctor – yes, but something else as well.

    Doctor Who meets (classic) Planet of the Apes.

    No discredit to Harrops, theres a hell of a lot of work in the piece. It’s just the photos don’t usually do the actual figures any justice when you see them for real.

    The face and that hairstyle unfortunately give an otherworldly not quite human look to the figure.

    I’ve ordered mine last Friday anyway. I’m certain it will look better when it arrives. Much closer to Hartnell than Cornelius

    • Christina

      September 13th, 2021 - 11:15am

      Looks a bit like joe biden lol

    • Coleman

      September 15th, 2021 - 11:33am

      If the Master is indeed one of the three upcoming figurines, now that Harrops have got their act together with the human likeness, I can’t wait for it.

    • Coleman

      September 15th, 2021 - 11:35am

      Looks just like Billy Hartnell in hand, stunning likeness.

  • Coleman

    September 7th, 2021 - 12:07pm

    Hi guys. Considering Roger Delgado’s in nearly every story from Season 8, im 99% certain he’s going to be one of Harrops three new figurines.
    The 1% of doubt I have is because of the problems they usually have with human likeness and all the Hassel they receive. (would they intentionally put themselves through that again).
    What do you guys think?

    • Coleman

      September 7th, 2021 - 12:13pm

      Oh, by the way, I’m leaning towards the Master, the little Guy and a warrior with spear all from colony in Space.

    • The ergon

      September 7th, 2021 - 1:53pm

      I think its the likeness that might hold me back. I might be more interested if he comes complete with troll doll like the big chief version and especially with just letting a troll doll go through dithering.

    • Coleman

      September 7th, 2021 - 2:55pm

      Ergon, my Favourite master design from Season 8 would be the one in red gowns that CO made years ago. But I’m sure Dan mentioned the figures weren’t from Daemons.

    • Thw ergon

      September 13th, 2021 - 11:36am

      Im thinking now the master simply because its still delgados 50th year since that first appearance, carnival auton and if not from colony i would be more than delighted with a keller machine.

  • Sean

    September 5th, 2021 - 11:13pm

    The 3 from the same episode has got be from ever terror of the autons
    Daffodil auton
    Auton policeman
    The master
    Or from the daemons
    The master

    • The ergon

      September 5th, 2021 - 11:52pm

      That would have to be a pretty large figurine to make azal authentic and a hefty price.

    • Sean

      September 6th, 2021 - 2:23am

      I agree ergon azal would have to be large if you was to guess what episode do you think that thay will be from

    • the ergon

      September 6th, 2021 - 10:24am

      I,d like to think it could be various figurines from any of the stories from series 8 and not just singled to one story. I mean they could do Azal at standard size but would look disproportionate to the other releases. They could do the master in either guise. I think a lot of fans would Love the Daffodil Auton or Bok but i,d like to see something from colony. Either a High priest or Uxaerian warrior would be something different sean.

    • Coleman

      September 6th, 2021 - 11:10am

      Hello Sean, my memories a little hazy because it was quite awhile ago now but I’m sure Dan mentioned the three figurines weren’t from The Daemons.
      We were having a conversation on here awhile ago when Booboo mentioned he couldn’t see it being from the Autons, because of having two or three similar Auton variants so close together. Then their was this Daemons anouncement from Dan. So that just leaves Colony from Space.
      So ergon might get his wish.

    • Sean

      September 6th, 2021 - 12:50pm

      Thanks Coleman/ergon for your comments I hope thay hurry up and let us know

  • TheDoctorWhoCollector

    September 5th, 2021 - 1:07pm

    Down to 20 figures left, looking forward to the next annocement of figures on Facebook.

    • Coleman

      September 6th, 2021 - 10:57am

      I’m being pessimistic DoctorWhoCollector. But I wonder is this anouncement is going to be a long, long way off yet.
      Was wondering if Harrops was waiting for the 1st Doctor to sell out, then they could announce the Monochrome version which I’m expecting next. Then the big announcement could be after that.
      (I hope not though).

    • TheDoctorWhoCollector

      September 6th, 2021 - 10:22pm

      Hello Coleman, that would be the logical next move to have a monochrome first doctor and match up with the 2nd doctor. However iam really dying to know the three figures from one story, but it would look a little odd not having a monochrome first doctor from a whole collection view. What do you think?

    • Coleman

      September 6th, 2021 - 10:28pm

      Yes I think it’s a certainty they’ll do a Monochrome version of the First Doctor.

  • Coleman

    August 31st, 2021 - 11:41am

    I usually get notifications when fan sites post on Facebook.
    Just had one an hour ago from Robert Harrop, (I thought to myself woowho, photos of the three mystery figures at last).
    But, alas no, it’s just a reminder that the 1st Doctors still for sale. Ah well.

  • Sidney

    August 30th, 2021 - 10:51pm

    I’m hoping that the three up coming figures are MAGNUS GREEL MR.SIN AND LI H’SEN CHANG

    • the ergon

      August 31st, 2021 - 9:21am

      There all from season 8

    • Sidney

      August 31st, 2021 - 9:48am

      Does it say what season the three figures are from? I don’t have Facebook I only know that the three are from the same episode through this site

    • booboo

      August 31st, 2021 - 9:51am

      yes Harrops said season 8 on Facebook

  • Doctor Mysterio

    August 30th, 2021 - 8:37pm

    Want a 5th Doctor next…

    • TheDoctorWhoCollector

      August 30th, 2021 - 8:50pm

      I agree with you Harrop Fan, it would balance the first two Doctors nicely. I wonder how difficult it would be to make a Bessie for the anniversary year.

  • Anonymous

    August 28th, 2021 - 10:47am

    28 in stock now.

    • TheDoctorWhoCollector

      August 29th, 2021 - 6:46pm

      Only 24 left.

    • The ergon

      August 29th, 2021 - 6:55pm

      They always sell out now but if that had been a monster it would have gone the next day.

    • Harrop Fan

      August 30th, 2021 - 2:52pm

      If they release this as a B&W version it’ll go before you can blink.

      Harrop released other monochrome editions of the first two Doctors’ eras, so I’m hoping they do so with this one as well.

    • Anonymous

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:45am

      It’ll go before you blink because they usually make very low editions of the Monochrome figures.
      I’m guessing between 75 and 100 sir.

  • Anonymous

    August 28th, 2021 - 10:47am

    Anyone know what story this is from?

    • Coleman

      August 28th, 2021 - 11:10am

      Is this the same outfit has CO are doing at the moment from the Sensorites Booboo.
      He’s wearing the same blue tie with the cream/beige waistcoat and monocle. I know the trousers are more redder on the CO version but Al already mentioned that was his fault the trousers where the wrong colour because the colour photos he had used for comparison shots had bled due to old age?

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2021 - 11:18am

      yes looks the same as the sensorites

    • Sherlocked

      August 28th, 2021 - 12:39pm

      But the little floor thing doesn’t look like it would be. The Reign of Terror maybe seeing as he has his walking stick?

    • Coleman

      August 28th, 2021 - 2:34pm

      Theirs a photo on the net from Reign of Terror where this actual Harrops pose might come from, where Billy as his walking cane in one hand and his other hand in his pocket, don’t know if you’ve seen it Sherlocked?
      On the photo though I can’t see if he has the white spats on over his shoes without checking out the actual episodes.

    • Anonymous.

      August 28th, 2021 - 2:47pm

      Eaglemoss made their 1st Doctor in this outfit in a similar pose with his walking stick but he had brown shoes whereas Harrops version as black shoes with white spats on.

    • Sherlocked

      August 28th, 2021 - 3:19pm

      @Coleman do you mean this one?

    • Coleman

      August 28th, 2021 - 3:47pm

      Yes the exact photo I’d been looking at, but as I mentioned before you can’t tell if he has the black shoes with light coloured spats on. But as you mentioned it does look like the figurine is based on the Reign of terror outfit.

  • Anonymous

    August 27th, 2021 - 9:18pm

    I wonder which will come first, photos of the new trio of figurines or Harrops announcing their doing a monochrome version of the 1st Doctor?

  • TheDoctorWhoCollector

    August 27th, 2021 - 2:31pm

    Only 42 left.

    • Anonymous.

      August 27th, 2021 - 5:04pm

      39 in stock now, sales seems to be slowing right down.
      The last few Creatures sold on their site had usually sold out by now.
      The Doctors have a history of being slower sellers though.

    • TheDoctorWhoCollector

      August 27th, 2021 - 6:21pm

      Now only 36, left your right Doctor figures sell slower, but this first doctor figure is selling better than most. Does anyone know the next three figures to be produced?

    • Coleman

      August 27th, 2021 - 6:33pm

      No, I keep checking Harrops Facebook page everyday but they still haven’t posted photos yet.
      Keep checking Facebook or Twitter, theyll be the 1st to know.

  • Coleman

    August 27th, 2021 - 12:57pm

    I hope they get the scale right with Billy and he’s a similar height to their Second Doctor.
    Can’t really tell about the scale with these single figure photos.
    Harrops are usually good scale wise so fingers crossed.

  • TheDoctorWhoCollector

    August 27th, 2021 - 9:51am

    Ordered mine last night, selling fast, only about 59 left at the moment.


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