Forbidden Planet in the United Kingdom has nabbed some exclusive Doctor Who figures that feature William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Colin Baker.  Unfortunately, these exclusive figures are only available outside the United States of America and Canada.  Really?  I bet those online auction sites would beg to differ.  I wonder if Matthew has been good enough this year to land the Colin Baker figure for his birthday?

Complete descriptions and pictures after the jump.

1st Doctor and Dalek

This is the first appearance of the first Doctor, William Hartnell as part of Character Options classic figure series. It was Hartnell who brought the Doctor to our screens in that very first broadcast on 23rd November 1963. At the time the show was shown in black and white and this very limited ‘variant edition’ of the figures stick to a black and white color scheme. The Dalek is from the ‘’Dalek Invasion of Earth’ (Dec 1964) storyline and varies most conspicuously from later versions by the double neck banding and the energy dish collecting aerial on their rear. The Black Dalek was designated by rank as the ‘Supreme Controller’.

Available: July 27, 2009


2nd Doctor and Telos Cyber Tombs

This is the first appearance of the second  Doctor, Patrick Troughton as part of Character Options classic figure series. Troughton was the first actor to experience the Doctor’s regeneration in the Cybermen storyline ‘The Tenth Planet’ first broadcast on 29th October 1966. . At the time the show was shown in black and white and this very limited ‘variant edition’ of the figures stick to a black and white color scheme. The Cyberman is the version which appears, discovered in the cyber-tombs of the planet Telos, in the episode ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ (Sept 1967).

Availalbe: July 27, 2009


6th Doctor in Real Time Blue Coat

This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast ‘Real Time’ (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colors normally worn by Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor whilst retaining some design elements including the dandy’s tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with it’s more muted,, less frivolous, colourways.

Available: July 27, 2009


via Forbidden Planet


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  1. Billy Hartnell Rules!

    Three cheers for Character Options for bringing out collectors’ figures that young boys from the 1960s would have walked to the North Pole for.

    If only the Hartnell and Troughton storylines had been equipped with the special effects available today, as they knock the Dalek spots off some of the scripts from the new series.

    What an achievement too for an actor to have action figures made of his character nearly five decades after their original interpretations of the role.

    I hope you’re watching, Billy and Pat.


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