While a lot of focus is on the upcoming New York Toy Fair, we shouldn't forget that the UK Toy Fair takes places next week - and ahead of this we have been sent the full details and promotional images of Character Options Spring 2017 Doctor Who range.
The bulk of these are the figures and TARDIS play set that were announced by Underground Toys US and then to the detriment of the brand apparently "cancelled". Thank fully the Character Options PR is much slicker and we thank them for providing us with this full press release and images.
Read on to see what is upcoming from Character, and it is worth noting that none of these are listed as exclusive so we should expect to find them on sale in numerous retailers - despite the exclusive stamp that Forbidden Planet International had listed earlier this week.
We look forward to adding the three new 5.5 inch Doctor figures to our Doctor Who archive
Character Options is proud to unveil a range of new Doctor Who figures and accessories for 2017. The new collection will be available from mid spring and is to be seen for the first time at London Toy Fair on Tuesday 24th January 2017.
Heading up the range is a number of articulated figures that will be perfect for collectors. Set in the classic 5.5 inch scaling each perfectly replicates some of the favourite characters, past and present, from the show.
The Tenth Doctor in Tuxedo, is packed in collectors packaging and not only comes with a figure and a Sonic Screwdriver but for fans is one of the most requested alternate outfits; perfect to recreate scenes from “Rise of Cybermen” and “Voyage of the Damned!”
Added to this is the favoured Tenth Doctor’s Sonic with lights and sounds. For those that did not collect it first time round now’s the time to add to your collection.
Fans of the Tenth Doctor will also be keen to get their hands on The Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Playset. With its motorised time rotor and pulsating lights this is the ultimate playset and has an illuminated console with six control buttons, removable floor panels and flip up console panel.
Another Figure in the series is the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, in his Ninth Season hoodie and checked trousers outfit. This item also includes a new head sculpt and his brand new Sonic Screwdriver just in time for Season Ten!
For serious collectors needing every variant, there is also the Twelfth Doctor in his Ninth Season Hoodie and Black Jumper outfit, a 5.5 inch figure not to be missed.
Finally, if you are looking for a Cyberman with a difference then make sure you stretch yourself for the new Cyberman 7-inch Stretch toy! Watch with wonder as the Doctors arch enemy is stretched many times his size only to return back to his original shape and size once he is let loose.
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Within the picture galleries we were sent were images of a re-packed Journal of Impossible Things - now packed with the Masters Ring. There is also a re-release for the Build Your Own Sonic Screwdriver