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March 18th, 2014 355 comments

4th Doctor Time Capsule DVD Book & Figure Set

Available to order for £29.99 while stocks last from

The Fourth Doctor Time Capsule is an individually numbered deluxe box-set, containing exclusive content and memorabilia from Tom Baker’s era on Doctor Who, including a newly-commissioned interview with the man himself – An Interview with the Time Lord.

With a limited run of 5000 units, the Time Capsule also includes:

  • An exclusive post-regenerative Fourth Doctor action figure, wearing Jon Pertwee’s trademark frill-fronted shirt
  • A Fourth Doctor sonic screwdriver.
  • An audio version of classic Tom Baker story Genesis of the Daleks.
  • Novel Tomb of Valdemar by Simon Messingham, set during the Doctor’s search for the Key to Time.
  • Art cards of all the Fourth Doctor’s companions.
  • And a letter from Tom Baker himself

Alongside the interview package, the set contains an advance vanilla release of the restored Terror of the Zygons, set to be released in full later this year. Telling the tale of shape-shifting aliens attempting to colonize the Earth, Terror of the Zygons introduces the titular monsters, who are set to return in the 50th anniversary special.


From witnessing the genesis of the Daleks to preventing the death of the universe at Logopolis, the Fourth Doctor was an adventurer on an epic scale. Armed with a gleeful smile, swashbuckling charm and righteous morality, he defeated Sontarans, ancient vampires and the Black Guardian.


It was this incarnation of the Doctor that found and reassembled the Key to Time, that tried to reason with Davros at the birth of the Daleks, and was invested as Lord President of the High Council of Time Lords. Always selfless, his fourth body died saving the universe from the Master. But that moment had been prepared for…


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  • Doctor Mysterio

    March 18th, 2018 - 3:12pm

    Delivery problems aside it is a great set when you get it.

  • Nathan

    March 9th, 2018 - 11:17am

    Mine arrived this morning!

    • Anonymous

      March 9th, 2018 - 8:55pm

      Mine did

    • MJS

      March 9th, 2018 - 9:00pm

      Mine too

    • Dav

      March 13th, 2018 - 4:17pm

      Me too! 🙂

  • Dav

    March 6th, 2018 - 3:27pm

    Just got my dispatch notification.

    • Nathan

      March 6th, 2018 - 3:30pm

      Me too

    • Andrew

      March 6th, 2018 - 3:41pm

      Same. Looks like they finally got their act together. Doubt I’ll be ordering from them again, tho.

  • Totalbritshgamer25

    March 6th, 2018 - 3:07pm

    to all those all waiting for there items from zavvi though I should say that I don’t trust there site cause I tried buying a dc figure from them weeks ago and it took almost a week for me to lose my trust in them cause it took almost week for them to respond to be cause my item was not dispatched even though it was in stock so I just cancelled it cause amazon update’s you on your orders and forbidden planet at least there message you back with in hours most times and most site do work for buying but to me zavvi is that one site that seems quit off to me that’s why I have not bought this doctor who item item from them even though I want it and will still look to other site cause I just don’t like the way there handle customer and how long it take for a responds from them like they have Facebook and a contact page but still took almost a week for a respond which was not helpful so just though I should share my bad experience with you all so you can be wary and know that this site is not 100% as it seems.

  • funkadelicish

    March 6th, 2018 - 12:56pm

    Thanks Derek. I seem to have been charged for this item now (despite it still saying awaiting dispatch on my account), so hopefully they’re getting on with sending out the first run of orders now!

  • MJS

    February 27th, 2018 - 5:09pm

    Best check your orders. It was in stock when I placed mine, but now showing “awaiting stock” on my update.

    • Andrew

      February 28th, 2018 - 10:13pm

      Same. Anyone know how this site has handled this sort of thing in the past? Wonder if I should expect a rejection email soon or should otherwise pull my money out yet.

    • Anonymous

      March 1st, 2018 - 9:15am

      Boo boo anything you can tell us?

    • booboo

      March 1st, 2018 - 9:31am

      not off hand, they should have physically had the stock if it was “in stock” when you ordered so should have been despatched by now

      has anyone had theirs despatched?

    • Nathan

      March 1st, 2018 - 9:39am

      I haven’t yet

    • MJS

      March 1st, 2018 - 9:52am

      Mine has “expected despatch 28/02.” But that was yesterday and no update.

    • MJS

      March 1st, 2018 - 11:27am

      Update- received an email from zavvi apologising for the delay and advising to continually check my account for further updates. No cancellation though, so hopefully…..

    • Anonymous

      March 2nd, 2018 - 12:45pm

      Can anyone who has ordered it keep me updated

    • the_4th_doc

      March 3rd, 2018 - 7:03pm

      I’m in the same situation right now, with the email

    • Anonymous

      March 4th, 2018 - 9:42am

      No dispatch as of yet

    • the_4th_doc

      March 6th, 2018 - 5:50am

      mine’s now awaiting dispach

    • the_4th_doc

      March 6th, 2018 - 5:52am

      they’re back in stock at Zavvi, just checked the product page

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      March 6th, 2018 - 9:32am

      I’ve had poor experience with Zavvi of late. Made an order in october for a cmas present for a friend. Never got dispatched. So i asked why and they said they don’t know. Cancelled the order. Very poor customer service

    • MJS

      March 6th, 2018 - 10:21am

      Ok, looking good. Now “awaiting dispatch” and have taken the money from account.

    • DWT

      March 6th, 2018 - 10:51am

      Mine keeps saying it hasn’t been dispatched and they’re looking into it but to keep checking my account. I’ve had the same e-mail twice since ordering it last week, hopefully they’ll change this soon. I’m expecting to not get it now though to be honest.

  • Anonymous

    February 27th, 2018 - 3:16pm

    Just checked, back in stock now!

  • Tyler Prescott

    February 27th, 2018 - 1:28pm

    Ordered mine last night. I was planning on getting 4’s sonic anyway, and that was about £20 on Amazon. I was also looking at the (slightly different) 4th Doctor regenerated figure, too, which would have been another £27. Definitely worth the both of them, plus all the other great stuff (including Terror of the Zygons, a DVD that was also on my list to buy) for less than the price of just the figure and the sonic!

  • Nick C

    February 27th, 2018 - 10:24am

    Damn – just sold out as I was placing order!

  • Anonymous

    February 27th, 2018 - 8:43am

    Is the letter an actual autograph or just a print?

    • the_4th_doc

      February 27th, 2018 - 9:37am

      just a print

  • Andrew

    February 27th, 2018 - 5:42am

    As a US collector I’m surprised this set could still be floating around at relatively low prices in any capacity, used or new. Few things come to mind about this:

    1. How low has the demand shifted for this since the 50th?
    2. Was the production run greater than the announced 5000?
    3. Are Classic Who fans, even Tom Baker lovers, actually not that big enough to the point of plenty of these remaining unowned?

    • booboo

      February 27th, 2018 - 8:32am

      problem with this set was to expensive for figure collectors (although many did buy it just for the figure) most would have the sonic already

      DVD collectors knew the full release was just round the corner

      great collectors set for those price though

      they could have sold 4500 with 500 lurking around in warehouses, often happens

  • Nathan

    February 26th, 2018 - 8:11pm

    Hadn’t got this so great! Also used VCUK10 for 10% off the order which expires tomorrow for anyone interested.

  • Mark Belsom

    February 26th, 2018 - 5:23pm

    Nice set to add to your collection,paid a lot more for mine. Plus the figure is slightly different to the later release.

  • Anonymous

    February 26th, 2018 - 4:43pm

    Does this include any episodes or is just extras and interviews?

    • booboo

      February 26th, 2018 - 4:49pm

      it includes terror of the zygons (no extras) which had not been released on DVD at the time

  • Warlord Games

    February 26th, 2018 - 12:32pm

    These are going for less on eBay now so £30 is a bit steep for extra-less Zygons etc.

  • Harri

    February 26th, 2018 - 12:28pm

    Just bought mine! Can’t wait!

  • funkadelicish

    February 26th, 2018 - 12:03pm

    Purchased! Thanks, booboo 😀 Would pay that just to get the figure, let alone all the other great extras in this set. And you can never have too many copies of Terror of the Zygons!

  • Mr Vector

    October 26th, 2017 - 5:51pm

    BooBoo, is the head removable on the fourth doctor so i can make a custom regenerating set with changeable 3rd to 4th doctor heads?

    • booboo

      October 26th, 2017 - 6:43pm

      never tried to remove it to be honest

    • Mr Vector

      October 26th, 2017 - 6:44pm


    • DoctorSong2016

      October 26th, 2017 - 8:05pm

      It is indeed removable.

  • DW fan

    July 30th, 2014 - 4:58pm

    I got mine for £8.50 of eBay. Complete with nice packaging. Nice bargain.

  • paul l

    June 30th, 2014 - 11:31am

    Picking mine up today. Looking forward to it.

  • Cyberking281

    August 27th, 2013 - 7:41pm

    Very pleased with this, Terror Of The Zygons is a brilliant story 🙂
    (My number is 83 of 5000)

  • Scotty 240

    August 25th, 2013 - 9:31am

    Got mine on Friday. Terrorof the Zygonsis brilliant!

  • Joe

    July 31st, 2013 - 10:05pm

    It costs to much I saw one in HMV for £80 it’s to much but I’m starting to save up hope to get it soon.

    • dalek eternal

      August 12th, 2013 - 6:12pm

      you can get it for 65 pound in the dwe although every time ive seen it my parents tell me its too expensive and im not aloud one till christmas

  • 1

    July 30th, 2013 - 9:47pm

    mine arrived today it was 1825, tom’s head for the figure is the traditional one, I think? If not mine is very ‘wonky’

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2013 - 10:39am

      Where is the number…I got mine yesterday too and I fogot to look for the number. The set is a thing of beauty. The Tom figure looks younger but seems to have blonde highlights 🙂

    • drjakeyoung

      July 31st, 2013 - 12:49pm

      You know the sleeve on the outside? The one that says the name of the box and the picture and list of contents? On the back, it shows the number.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2013 - 10:16pm

      Thank you

  • doctorwhomad

    July 30th, 2013 - 8:29pm

    I’ve received mine today. It is absolutely lovely! The box is brilliant and everything inside is brilliant. I’ve never seen Terror Of The Zygons before. I’m so glad I’ve seen it now. It’s one of my favourite Fourth Doctor stories now. Brilliant letter from Tom as well. Mine was number 4191 out of 5000. It’s well worth the money. 😀

  • Carl

    July 30th, 2013 - 5:50pm

    Will they be making a US version?

    • Some bloke

      July 30th, 2013 - 7:53pm

      no, it’s exclusive to the uk. Besides you in the US have had many exclusives that we here in the uk haven’t 🙂

    • Rose

      July 30th, 2013 - 8:41pm

      And so has the UK.

    • Some bloke

      July 31st, 2013 - 4:40pm

      what exclusives have we had other than regenration box set and the fourth doctor time capsule?

  • The TARDIS

    July 30th, 2013 - 12:44pm

    Got mine today! Really impressed, it is beautiful. Mine is number 616.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby

    July 30th, 2013 - 10:33am

    Mines’ just arrived and am about to open it!

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby

      July 30th, 2013 - 5:15pm

      Opened it a while a go now as soon as it came and I’m really impressed and have got to say it’s absolutely marvellous! My Number out of 5000 is 2122!

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