Since 2005, UK toy company Character Options held the Worldwide licence for Doctor Who Action figures and have produced a wealth of 5 inch, 12 inch and 3.75 inch figures and sets for fans and collectors.
During this time US toy company Underground Toys commissioned Character to produce some other figures which they then distributed in the US as well as back into the UK through Forbidden Planet.
Recently the licence was renegotiated and Character Options now hold the UK licence. Underground Toys, now trading as Se7en20, hold the US licence and that means they are going to produce their own action figures independent of the UK line.
Got that so far....
Well Se7en20 and their partner Toots Toys who will exclusively distribute these figures have unveiled their first figure, a 5 inch scale Jodie Whittaker 13th Doctor figure.
The Doctor comes in her current outfit with long coat and rainbow striped top. Articulation seems to be comparable with the Character versions. She also comes with a sonic screwdriver accessory.
1000 units were initially released, and at the time of posting only 11 are sold. The figure is $14.99 (around £12) and Toots Toys will ship internationally. You will be paying around £17.50 for delivery into UK on top of figure, making it an expensive purchase.
Comparison Image : Character Options (left), Se7en20 (right)