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SDCC 2016 New 13 Doctors Figure Set on Show

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Its that time of year again with SDCC 2016 about to start

Wednesday saw previews night between 6-9 pm, that’s 2-5am in the morning for people in the UK.

From what we can see nothing new was on show.

It starts on Thursday at 9.30am which is 5.30pm in the UK so no late night waiting for any information.

If anything is on show it should soon become clear.

The only Doctor Who items we know of so far are the 2 Titans, Ghost 12th Doctor and Glitter Tardis, Titan Comics, an electronic 20 questions Tardis, 5.5 “x 7” giant mug and Rory’s Story Cubes.

This year we have noticed the “exclusive” title has been dropped in many cases and replaced with “first to market” which means it is only sold there first.

I suspect all eyes (where Doctor Who is concerned) will be on the Underground Toys Stand where, assuming its on show, something “big” is coming (and no its not the mug)…


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1,422 comments

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    September 5th, 2016 - 6:20pm

    Picked my set up from my friend today and wow it looks amazing, pictures don’t do it justice! I’ll be opening it tomorrow.

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  • Ryan Croughan

    September 1st, 2016 - 7:23pm

    The wait just got too much and broke me in the end, I’ve just ordered one from eBay today, I was getting far too concerned that I was gonna miss out on this. Incredibly excited for its arrival. What’s the latest on its avaliablity (or should I say, lack of) in the UK?

    Reply
  • Cheesypie

    August 30th, 2016 - 10:22pm

    Someone was selling the fourth doctor in the UK on EBay so I bought him and can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂

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  • Dan Fellows

    August 26th, 2016 - 6:13pm

    I wish they would give us a better 2nd Dr. Let’s have a smiley face. He wasn’t grumpy for 90% of the time. A war games version wld have been good with large shirt collar & ripped trousers. Or even Fury with a bobble hat. This 2 Drs is good, but only Dr not to be represented by his era.

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  • Richie

    August 24th, 2016 - 7:29pm

    I’ve seen someone on here say that American Forbidden Planet has this set, but can that be? I mean if they have it why not our forbidden Planet, are they not the same company?

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    • BrunoB

      August 25th, 2016 - 3:57pm

      They are the same company, but the US FPI shop is distributed by Underground Toys

  • mark Belsom

    August 24th, 2016 - 10:44am

    Some fan paid £77 for the Pertwee figure,way over priced. I hope the set gets released soon.

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    • Voldermort

      August 31st, 2016 - 9:57pm

      £77??? They must have money to burn. No single Dr Who figure is worth that.

    • AngryDrashig

      August 31st, 2016 - 10:42pm

      They must….lucky them.

  • sw

    August 24th, 2016 - 10:43am

    My set has just arrived and I love it although there are a few too many of the figures have gaps in the arm joints where the bicep section slots into the shoulder section, worst of them all is 8 where you can even see the peg! Should (hopefully) be easily pushed in if I unbox them.

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  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    August 23rd, 2016 - 8:06pm

    A friend of mine who went on holiday to New York came back today and he very kindly and unexpectedly bought me this set from Forbidden Planet while he was there! I was so shocked as I was not expecting it at all and I was very grateful indeed! Hope this arrives in the UK soon so everyone else can get their hands on it.

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  • Anonymous

    August 23rd, 2016 - 1:06pm

    Bought mine a few days ago from the eBay listing as I didn’t want to miss out. On it’s way to the UK now, excited to see it finally arrive.

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  • Mad Psientist

    August 23rd, 2016 - 10:43am

    All sold now on the ebay listing.

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    • booboo

      August 23rd, 2016 - 10:46am

      and i will bet most to the UK

  • Antonio Zambonini

    August 21st, 2016 - 7:07pm

    Went to Sci fi shop and asked the old assistance manager about the 13th doctor set and he said he heard the rumors of it going to be in toys us and only 600 for all the different toys rus stores ?

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    • Bruno B

      August 22nd, 2016 - 12:54pm

      for such an expensive item, I understand why numbers will be so limited. UGT had said it was a very limited edition.

  • Cheesypie

    August 21st, 2016 - 7:09am

    I was SO excited for this set, all the figures looked great! But seeing as it’s only in places like America and Austrailia I’m beginning to slowly not care about this set anymore, I will just buy the classic doctors loose when I see them on eBay

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    • Bruno B

      August 21st, 2016 - 3:21pm

      It will probably cost you more to buy them separately though.

    • Cheesypie

      August 21st, 2016 - 5:05pm

      I’m only going to buy a few

    • The Silent Silent

      August 21st, 2016 - 5:11pm

      There are some on eBay UK now. Some around £10

    • Richie

      August 21st, 2016 - 8:34pm

      I get what you mean, when it first came out I was dying to get it, like I really wanted it, but the longer it’s taking the more I’m like… Meh, I’ll get it if I get it

    • Cheesypie

      August 22nd, 2016 - 11:29am

      I agree, such a shame 🙁
      I see the ones on eBay. It’s just a shame they are bid. I’m awful at winning bids!

  • Anonymous

    August 18th, 2016 - 8:26pm

    Someone in the UK has listed the individual figures on eBay, all with a starting bid of £9.99.
    The pictures look good as well.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk

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    • Bruno B

      August 20th, 2016 - 1:52pm

      some of the paintjobs are dreadful

    • Cheesypie

      August 22nd, 2016 - 11:31am

      The bids are getting higher and higher! Who ever is selling them will make a small fortune!

  • 100,000BC

    August 18th, 2016 - 5:32pm

    Only one I have a problem with is the 8th Doctor’s blood. That being said, I have skin-colour airfix paint so I could paint over it. It’s particularly annoying as I think the post-crash Doctor would fit better with the goblet and bandolier of the collector series version (and more effort would be made on the blood detail in the collector series), whereas a clean version fits better with a set of 13 general Doctor costumes with their sonic screwdrivers.

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    • Bruno B

      August 19th, 2016 - 2:54pm

      The blood looks very much OK on mine, but i know what you mean. I suppose they gave more accessories for the collector’s version and removed them for the 13 docs set to bring it under budget

  • Ian

    August 17th, 2016 - 2:53pm

    Last week Character said again TRU are selling it. TRU replied to my tweet saying they are not. Sent a copy of their reply to character but no response. FPI Said no idea.

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    • Bundy

      August 17th, 2016 - 3:21pm

      Character replied to me this week confirming that it will be Toys R Us that will be selling it.

      I have emailed Toys R Us but have received no response as yet.

      I don’t understand why when there is so much obvious demand in the UK that none of the companies involved are coming forward publicaly with any information – surely they would want people to hold off sending abroad for this and buy it from them?

      Perhaps their sales, marketing and PR departments are all on summer holiday……..

    • booboo

      August 17th, 2016 - 3:45pm

      I have no doubt FPi will get it its just a question of when, they dont do a any PR, it will just go up for order.

      The Toys r us situation is unclear, last word was they wont be taking it but that situation seems fluid

    • Bundy

      August 17th, 2016 - 4:35pm

      Is it possible that TRU could be getting a supply from Character and FPI could be getting a supply from Underground and that is why both names keep coming up?

      That still doesn’t explain why TRU are saying they are not stocking it when Character are so adamant that they are though.

      At this rate when it does finally hit our shores we’ll be complaining that it is now incomplete as it doesn’t include the 14th* Doctor we’ve been watching for over two series now (and what an unexpected casting she was!).

      * War Doctor included 🙂

    • booboo

      August 17th, 2016 - 4:56pm

      that’s likely what is happening

    • Ian

      August 17th, 2016 - 5:05pm

      Its really is so strange that no one is coming forward to say yes we will have it. Maybe they are holding on for Christmas?

    • booboo

      August 17th, 2016 - 5:15pm

      toys r us always get their stock end of Sept / beginning October, if its not announced earlier watch out for anything new then

    • 23rd Doctor

      August 18th, 2016 - 4:21am

      Whocentral.sydney are selling this set for Approx 154 pound that includes postage to the UK.

    • Bruno B

      August 18th, 2016 - 1:12pm

      Maybe it won’t be on sale in the UK?

    • Lets do Knitting

      August 18th, 2016 - 2:41pm

      That would be an odd and very alarming move, surely the UK market for this would be very substantial.

    • Bruno B

      August 20th, 2016 - 1:53pm

      The UK market for DW figures has been nearly non existent for a while now 🙁

    • booboo

      August 20th, 2016 - 2:14pm

      to much else for people to spend their money on, but the problem is much wider than that

    • Lets do Knitting

      August 20th, 2016 - 6:37pm

      The Doctor Who figures are struggling yet from what i have read they think there will be a market for figures form class?

      Some things are just not making sense

    • Tony

      August 22nd, 2016 - 8:59am

      This set is on sale in Australia, and if we are now saying there is more of a market there for this set than the UK someone really needs to look at how these things are marketed

  • Ericthedalek

    August 16th, 2016 - 10:58pm

    Have my set of the 13 Doctors. Quick thoughts; Repaints on 3, 5 and 6 are excellent. 7 is so very subtle, not impressed. 8 is just ok, as it isn’t screen accurate to the blood on his face. I like the darker tones on the War Doctor. Seems more true to his character, and the 50th tv Special. The 5th is average. 9 has a wonky eye brow paint application. 10 is only slightly improved. 11 is better than original, better face paint this time, same hair as original. Jacket looks better. 12 is…a mess. I had to do a paint correction to the hair. Skin tone was splashed into his grey hair. UGH!!! 1 and 2 look very nice indeed, the new paints on 1 make you look at it as if it were a new sculpt. And Troughton from the Two Doctors…well, I loved the 2nd Doctor. He was the Doctor when I was born. That is it. Worth getting? I think so. Cheers.

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  • Bruno B

    August 16th, 2016 - 1:57pm

    I recieved this as a lovely surprise for my birthday! Such a great set.

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    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2016 - 2:15am

      Where do you live

  • WhovianFan2003

    August 16th, 2016 - 12:45pm

    I had a dream last night that the 13 doctors set actually came to the UK. And it was only £75. Only if that could of been real

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  • Anonymous

    August 16th, 2016 - 11:58am

    Has anyone from the UK bought this from eBay?

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    • sw

      August 16th, 2016 - 8:06pm

      I have from the link above, £146.31, just waiting for it come now, better than the one actually in the UK at £300 + £15 p&p

  • Cyberman Bill

    August 16th, 2016 - 3:32am

    In stock at Big Bad Toy Store in the US.

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  • sw

    August 15th, 2016 - 1:07pm

    First one has popped up on ebay uk with a BIN of £300 + £15 postage, :-O

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    • booboo

      August 15th, 2016 - 1:18pm

      they probably got one form the USA and double the price

      This is going to happen until it goes up for order, see it to many times sadly

    • 23rd Doctor

      August 18th, 2016 - 4:25am

      Whocentral.sydney are selling this set for 154 pound that includes postage to the UK

    • booboo

      August 18th, 2016 - 8:32am

      problem is you risk another £40 on top for tax and charges

  • Ericthedalek

    August 15th, 2016 - 12:13am

    I should get my box set of the 13 Doctors set tomorrow. I will relate what I think, once they are in hand. cheers.

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  • The real master

    August 14th, 2016 - 11:18pm

    Does anyone one else think they should have split this into two sets, classic doctors and new doctors. It would be a bit cheaper and we wouldn’t have to waste money rebuying 9-12

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  • 7thwhovlogs

    August 14th, 2016 - 11:31am

    Might come across wrong, but here i go. Why are people excited for the 3rd doctor? It is nothing more than a repaint, they are too lazy to retool the jacket by sculpting the buttons on

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    • booboo

      August 14th, 2016 - 12:02pm

      retooling cost 1000’s, and they clearly did want any new investment in this set what ever the reason

    • 100,000BC

      August 14th, 2016 - 12:07pm

      Well for a first they aren’t ‘too lazy’, it’s just that it would be a lot of money for such a small change – and might mean that with the brand as it is, sufficient profit would not be made from the set.
      Secondly, it’s the variant that people have been waiting for for a long while as most variants of this Doctor have already been released.

    • doctorwhofigurephotos

      August 14th, 2016 - 12:09pm

      I get your point and feel the same but the price of the set would be higher if it had new or tweaked sculpts. The repaints keep it at a reasonable price for the customers.

    • Cyberman Bill

      August 14th, 2016 - 6:49pm

      I love this 3rd Doctor. I know the buttons are painted on but I think he looks spectacular. People are excited for this one because we have wanted the red jacketed 3rd Doctor forever!!! Now we got him. Also, it’s not “Laziness” that the buttons aren’t sculpted on… It comes down to money. If you would pay 500£ for this set they would re sculpt every figure. Since they no that’s not a reality, they go the cheapest route possible and give us repaints which makes the set affordable. I for one am glad they did. I love this set!

    • Anonymous

      August 15th, 2016 - 8:34am

      I understand your point, they did it for costs, but I think everyone is excited because its such an iconic costume.

    • Jordan Scott

      August 15th, 2016 - 1:37pm

      Yeah I doubt the set would be priced at £500 for sculpted buttons. At the minute the set isn’t reasonably priced anyway, my expectations are getting really low with Doctor Who toys now, I’m beginning to doubt this will even come to the UK at all!

  • Chris Hadden

    August 14th, 2016 - 7:46am

    Got my set in the mail last week. Comparing them to similar figures that I have, they are all amazing repaints. This set is just beautiful!!

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    • 7thwhovlogs

      August 14th, 2016 - 11:29am

      What is the 3rd Doctor like? The buttons seem to be printed on

    • Cyberman Bill

      August 14th, 2016 - 6:45pm

      Yes they are painted on but these are some of the best representations of the Doctors, I think. I love this set.

  • T4RD1S

    August 14th, 2016 - 4:24am

    Why is everyone saying “Well, that’s it. Looks like we’re not getting it then”. You guys just need to be patient. It will come. It’s only been announced like a month ago, just wait and it’ll definitely come to the UK.

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    • Lets do Knitting

      August 14th, 2016 - 7:29am

      Understandably, people want certainty, and I doesn’t help when CO customer services are telling people to contact Toys r us and there CS have no information about it.

      Although I’m sure it will, there is nothing official anywhere to say the UK will get this set and people get worried and are paying over top prices to ensure they get one.

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2016 - 11:27am

      I don’t actually mind having to wait for this set, I’m still not sure if I’ll even buy this. It’s just the fact there’s next to no information on this set at all.

    • mark Belsom

      August 14th, 2016 - 5:25pm

      When the Ace was announced at SDCC it took about two months to reach the UK.

    • Stop that TARDIS

      August 16th, 2016 - 3:10pm

      People are sick of American getting it better than us despite being a British programme! Why should we wait while others can get it!

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      August 16th, 2016 - 4:37pm

      Mainly because the show is thought to be more popular over in the USA than it is here which can be proved further being as they have more conventions over there and have guests like David Tennant attending. Another reason is becuase CO and UT are guaranteed to make more money off the set over there than they will here.

    • booboo

      August 16th, 2016 - 4:49pm

      Its not more popular, just a different market, the viewing figures are still huge in the UK as opposed to the USA and it has a much larger population.

      The other problem is Character seem to have all their eggs in one basket as far as the UK is concerned, and they will dictate the delivery schedule

  • Tom

    August 13th, 2016 - 5:13pm

    Are they coming to Forbidden Planet or Toys r us?

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    • Anonymous

      August 13th, 2016 - 6:20pm

      Forbidden planet apparently

    • Cyberman Bill

      August 13th, 2016 - 10:53pm

      I thought it was Toys R us?

    • Anonymous

      August 13th, 2016 - 11:20pm

      I think it was meant to be Toys R Us but something changed and now all signs are pointing towards FPI. But to honest, we really just don’t know.

  • mrdrbling

    August 12th, 2016 - 9:27pm

    I wish i could just speak to people who sold the 13 doctor’s box set and ask them to bring them in the united kingdom

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    • Phil

      August 13th, 2016 - 12:30pm

      Buy it from uk ebay seller whonorthamerica

    • Cyberman Bill

      August 13th, 2016 - 10:52pm

      I thought it was Toys R Us?

    • Cyberman Bill

      August 13th, 2016 - 10:53pm

      Disregard my comment. Meant for the one above

  • mrdrbling

    August 12th, 2016 - 9:24pm

    it is a shame for me because I really want this new 13 doctor’s box set but they don’t sell it in united kingdom so if i wanted it I have to buy it from ebay and the price is 125.95 and i couldn’t believe the price for this set from ebay i have to pay a lot of money for this set I wonder why are they not to sell it in the united kingdom

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    • Cyberman Bill

      August 12th, 2016 - 10:39pm

      That’s a good price. That’s how much it sells for in the US125$. At SDCC it sold for $150. It comes out to almost 150$ with shipping when buying this in the US

    • Wayne

      August 13th, 2016 - 3:26am

      It’s a shame for all UK collectors mate!

    • BrunoB

      August 13th, 2016 - 7:50am

      It should be on sale in the UK soon. It’s just a question of patience.

  • Tom

    August 12th, 2016 - 6:34pm

    I was one of the ‘few people’ who decided to buy this dr who figure set from the USA. What made me decide to impulsively buy this set, was the lack of definitive information on whether this figure set would be available to buy in the U.K later on in the year. Given that I decided to pay a bit over the odds for this. It was expensive to buy this from the USA,but if you are a Whovian completist classic collector like me then I have to admit this does seem to be a limited run as my own set is numbered like mine then for me this will be the final piece that I will be adding to my figure collection. The variant doctor figures are all nicely done :-).

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    • booboo

      August 12th, 2016 - 6:41pm

      I think there are more than a few to be honest, and I completely understand where you are coming from, i have done it myself before now, I’m actually quite sad we have to even consider doing it because of totally unclear situation though.

      Level playing field, thats what I like.

    • Anonymous

      August 15th, 2016 - 8:39am

      I agree, I am very tempted to but it from the US incase it does not come over here (Ok I appreciate it probably will), but I would prefer to have it than miss out or risk paying an extra £100 because it becomes rare.

      If on the other hand FP/FPI/TRU or someone said look we are getting some in at the end of September and you can PreOrder, I would happily wait.

      Its just not knowing what is happening that is frustrating, and all the companies talk about it like its a State Secret and they can’t confirm or deny if they are getting it in, I mean come on a simple Yes or No would suffice, a PreOrder would be better, but I can wait for that.

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