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January 2nd, 2012 82 comments

Yesteryear Feature – Dapol 35th Anniversary set

Between 1987 and 2001 Dapol held the licenses for making Doctor Who products. They produced a wide range of Doctor Who toys, many of which are now considered highly collectable.

This is a very rare set limited to 350 units. It contained notable variants including the Dapol Tardis with gold windows and roundels, Davros with gold spheres and console and k9 with 35th anniversary printed on the side. Standard figures included were the 3rd Doctor, The Master and a Timelord.

David Boyle founded DAPOL model railways in 1983. For many years DAPOL had the licence from the BBC to manufacture Dr Who figures.

David also operated the Dr Who Exhibitions in Llangollen and Blackpool. He spent his twilight years living in Lytham St Annes.

David was well known within his local community. He loved dressing up and driving his beloved Dr Who car Bessie in the local carnival parades.

Leaflets advertising the set and the offer to have your own name engraved on a 35th anniversary Tardis now incredibly rare…

Categorised under: 1963 - 2005 toys, Yesteryear


  • Andyuk70

    May 9th, 2021 - 5:11pm

    Ahh, thanks for that Booboo! So pretty scarce then by the sounds of it? Got the possibility of getting hold of one so good that I’ve got a rough idea of how much it’s worth and what would be a fair price for it!

    • booboo

      May 9th, 2021 - 6:41pm

      i struck lucky with mine, some one put it on ebay some years ago for £25 buy it now

  • Andyuk70

    May 9th, 2021 - 9:44am

    Does anyone know how much these are currently worth? Can’t seem to find any on eBay?

    • booboo

      May 9th, 2021 - 10:29am

      last one in box sold for £150 i think but they come up so rarely job to know

  • barry shrimpton

    March 7th, 2019 - 5:19pm

    if anyone still wants this set there is one on ebay starting at 7.00 pm tonight

  • The Legend Doctor

    September 13th, 2016 - 5:28pm

    I actually would love this! It looks such a Unique set!

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2018 - 7:02pm

      its ugly as HELL

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2018 - 7:02pm

      but I do want that tardis

  • Nema

    November 18th, 2015 - 5:40pm

    I love the scaling with Dapol, a 9 ft JP leering over a rice crispy in a dalek dress.

  • doc no 4

    July 14th, 2015 - 8:58pm


    • The Legend Doctor

      July 14th, 2015 - 11:02pm

      Umm… I have not seen it in shops at all.. But i’m born in the 2000’s so i wont know when it was last in shops 🙂 Hope this helps

      Ps: Its such a Rare Set now.

    • doc no 4

      July 26th, 2015 - 11:31am

      I’ll check on eBay if not ill keep in touch with the legend dr see u soon

  • Grand Moff Moffat

    December 20th, 2014 - 3:19pm

    Awful figures, wish Dapol had done better 🙁

    • Thyme Lorde

      December 30th, 2014 - 8:31pm

      I’d like to see you try better.

    • Dalek Supreme

      November 6th, 2015 - 6:51am

      me to

  • cheesy pie

    November 8th, 2014 - 6:53am

    I have a dapol 7th doctor in brown coat

    • anony

      September 16th, 2015 - 6:49am


  • nick rich

    August 25th, 2014 - 2:27am

    “well I got £50 for this on e bay 5 years a go now must be worth £80 to £90 now

  • Macster

    August 19th, 2014 - 12:10pm

    Lousy Sculpts, Awful, Yuk!!

  • Robert Adams

    February 5th, 2014 - 6:43pm

    Where can you get Dapol for a good price anyway?

    • Living Shadow

      November 8th, 2014 - 8:10am

      The Who shop store? What do you mean by a good price?

  • The Supreme Dalek

    July 27th, 2013 - 12:42pm

    I might buy a few Dapol Stuff for collectibles. You never know, it could be worth a lot in the future. 😉

  • Ramalamadingdong

    June 18th, 2013 - 6:25pm

    I have one of these roughly how much is it worth?

  • matt9982

    April 5th, 2013 - 9:34am

    Really want this as well 🙂

  • eddy

    March 10th, 2013 - 11:42am

    got most dapol , as much as you can get, cant get enough about them!!


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