Every Doctor Who Character Building Release So Far...
2014 Character Building Releases
Series 4 Micro Figures Micro Figures Series 4
Sontaran Battle Pod Vehicle Set Sontaran Battle Pod
Tardis Console Set Revised version with Twelfth Doctor, Toy Fair 2014 Tardis Console Set
2013 Character Building Releases
Display Brix Doctor Who Display Brix Wave 1 & Micro-Figure Variety Packs Display Brix
11 Doctors Micro-Figure Set Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Boxset in Stone-Effect Tardis Display Box. July 2013 11 Doctors Micro-Figure Set
Eleven Doctors Micro-Figures New Eleven Doctors Micro-Figures and Super Rare Variants 11 Doctors Micro-Figures
Dalek Vehicle Mega Playset Exclusive to Argos. The Dalek Spaceship Set was first released in 2012 with 2 daleks; Dalek Vehicle Mega Playset contains 9 daleks. Released 2013 Dalek Vehicle Mega Playset
Micro-Figure Multi Packs Micro-Figure Multi Packs - The Ponds in New York, Monsters & Dalek Paradigm The Ponds in New York Monsters Dalek Paradigm
Tardis Console Set Eleventh Doctor's new version, Toy Fair 2013 & 2014 Toy Fair Tardis Console Tardis Console Set
Cyberman Big Build Set Over 250 pieces. Released 2013 Cyberman Big Build
Dalek Skimmer Mini Set Includes 3 Daleks. First released 2013 Dalek Skimmer
Cyberman Speeder Mini Set Includes 3 Cybermen. First released 2013 Cyberman Speeder
2012 Character Building Releases
Series 3 Micro Figures Micro Figures Series 3 & Series 3 Super Rare Series 3 Super Rare
Temporal Blast Combat Sets include one Character Building Figure. The first sets were released in 2012 Temporal Blast Sets
Dalek Spaceship Set Features Detailed Dalek Spaceship Interior. Includes 2 Dalek Drone Micro Figures Dalek Spaceship Set
Silent Time Machine Set Includes Silent and River Song Micro Figures Silent Time Machine Set
Tardis Dematerialising Mini Set Includes The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond Micro Figures Tardis Dematerialising Set
The Girl Who Waited Mini Set Double Sided Playset featuring sliding door. Includes Handbot Micro Figure The Girl Who Waited Set
The Doctor in Berlin Includes Rory Williams and Amy Pond Micro Figures The Doctor in Berlin
2011 & 2012 Character Building Releases
The Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Set Launched at Toy Fair, London 2011. First released June 2011 11 Doctors Micro Figure Set
From August 2011 Character released a limited number of 'Super Rare' Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Sets. Though the packaging is identical, the rare sets contain 5 variant Doctors:-
1st Doctor with white hair, 4th Doctor with Brown Coat, 7th Doctor with Brown Coat, 9th Doctor with Green jumper & 10th Doctor with Glasses. Rumours suggested these sets were initially limited to 100 pieces.
Series 1 Character Building Doctor Who Micro Figures comprises 10 figures - Dalek Strategist, Weeping Angel, Cyberman, Dalek Drone, Weeping Angel (Screaming Version), Silurian Warrior, Smiler, The Eleventh Doctor (blue shirt), The Eleventh Doctor (brown shirt) & Amy Pond. CB Micro Figures come with a DW logo display base and collector's leaflet. The Dalek micro figure packs do not have the display base. First release April 2011
Character Building Micro Figures are supplied to retailers in cases of 36 figures. Each case of 36 contains 1x Blue Shirt Doctor, 8x Jacketed Doctors, 3x Blue Dalek, 1x Smiler, 5x Cybermen, 3x Amy, 3x Red Dalek, 1x Serene Angel, 1x Smiler, 3x Restac, 1x Amy, 4x Screaming Angel & 2x Red Dalek.
Series 1 Super Rare
There are 5 Series 1 Super Rare variants of the standard micro figures - Projected Weeping Angel [500 pieces worldwide, 1 in every 1000], The Raggedy Doctor [500 pieces worldwide, 1 in every 5000], Amy Pond (Green Coat) [100 pieces worldwide], Eleventh Doctor (Kings Arms Football Kit) [100 pieces worldwide] & Silurian Alaya (Grey Outfit) [100 pieces worldwide]. Each one comes with a winning certificate instead of the standard collector's leaflet. Thanks Neil
Series 2 Silent, Dalek: The Supreme, Cyberleader, River Song, Amy Pond (Police Uniform), Roman Auton, Vampire, Rory Williams, The Eleventh Doctor & Amy Pond. First released August 2011 Series 2
Series 2 Super Rare
As with Series 1, there are 5 Series 2 Super Rare micro figures: Hologram Silent, River Song in blue denim jacket (Limited Editions of 500); Auton Rory 'The Last Centurion', Amy Pond in Pirate Costume (Limited Editions of 250); and the most rare, The Eleventh Doctor in Straightjacket (Limited Edition of 100). These figures come with a certificate of authenticity and a gold-coloured tardis plinth. In March 2012 a complete set of 5 sold for £899.
There are in existence a limited number of Series 1 and Series 2 Super Rare special edition gift sets in presentation cases put together by Character Options. For example, two were donated by Character to the Toy Trust for auction in 2012.
Exclusives 3 Free promotional figures with the Daily Mirror from 7-9th May 2011 - Eleventh Doctor (Brown Jacket, Blue Shirt), Dalek: The Eternal & Amy Pond (Brown Jacket, White Shirt).
Army Builder Packs Dalek Army Builder Pack (5x Dalek Drone), Cyberman Army Builder Pack (5x Cyberman), Weeping Angel Army Builder Pack (5x Weeping Angel) & Silent Army Builder Pack. The first 3 Character Building Micro Figure Army Builder Packs were released in June 2011, the Silent Army Pack is from February 2012.
Cyberman 5 Figure Pack First released August 2011 as an Argos exclusive; contains 3 Cybermen, 1 Cyberleader and 1 Pandorica Guard Cyberman. The Cyberman from this pack are a different shade of grey to the Cyberman released previously in the first wave of figures and the Cyber Conversion set, and are missing the Cybus logo on their chestplates (which are, instead, blank – these are the Cyberman from our universe, not the parallel one). Thanks Dalek194, Neil & Cameron
Tardis Console Room Playset includes the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song micro figures. Features TARDIS, tiered staircases, console and time rotor. July 2011 Tardis Console Set Thanks Neil
Dalek Factory Set includes Dalek Drone and Dalek Scientist micro figures. Features swivelling dalek factory Machine arm, Moveable conveyor belt, dalek components hopper, reject parts bin and control panels. July 2011 Thanks Neil
Cyberman Conversion Chamber Set includes Cyberman and Space Captain micro figures. Cyberman construction playset featuring swivelling cyber-conversion machine arm and moveable conversion bed with restraining arms. July 2011 Thanks Neil
The TARDIS Mini Set features a constructable Tardis plus Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond micro figures. First release April 2011 Thanks Cameron
The Time of Angels Mini Set As seen in Series 5 episode 4 Time of Angels (2010). Includes Weeping Angel micro figure. First release April 2011 Thanks Cameron
The Dalek Progenitor Room Mini Set features a dalek spaceship interior and includes one Supreme Dalek micro figure. First release April 2011 Thanks Cyberlek
The Dalek Progenitor Room Thanks Cameron
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In May 2011 Character launched a dedicated Character Building website at characterbuilding.eu
Character Building Launch at Toy Fair 2011
The Doctor Who Character Building range was launched at the London Toy Fair, Olympia on 25th January 2011. The following products were on display:
Series 1 of the Character Building Doctor Who Micro-Figures, available from Easter 2011, is comprised of ten figures; The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, The Eleventh Doctor (blue shirt), Weeping Angel (Screaming Face), Dalek Drone, Dalek Strategist, Cyberman, Silurian General Restac, Weeping Angel (serene face) & Smiler (angry face).
Series 2 Micro Figures will be out in the Autumn and may include Dalek: The Eternal, Cyberman, The Eleventh Doctor, Vampire, Amy Pond (in police uniform), Roman Rory and Dalek: The Supreme.
Five piece Army Builder Packs of the micro-figures including Weeping Angels, Daleks and Cyberman.
The Tardis Mini Set (includes The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond Micro-Figures)
Time of Angels Mini Set (includes Weeping Angel figure)
Dalek Progenitor Room Mini Playset (includes Dalek: The Supreme)
Dalek Factory Set (parts to make 5 dalek figures included)
Cyberman Conversion Chamber Set (includes Cyberman & Cyber Leader)
Tardis Console Room Playset (includes The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song)
The Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Set 11 Doctors Micro Figure Set
The Doctor Who Micro-Figures are assembled from five or six separate components and come with a Tardis-shaped base.
The figures are blind-packed and will retail for £1.99 each. The components of the micro figures are completely interchangeable, reminiscent of the 1960's dalekmania era Cherilea Toys. The Dr Who Micro-Figures can be fixed onto any Character Building playset. The playsets can be joined together and the components are compatible with other well known construction building ranges and construction minifigures.
BBC Worldwide Press Release
On the 19th January 2011 BBC Worldwide announced a major new deal with Character Options' new Construction division which saw Doctor Who enter the construction toy market for the first time.
The Character Building range will include 3D micro-figures, brought to life with sculpted facial features whilst play sets will be uniquely tailored to Doctor Who. Fans will be able to build their own Doctor Who world with all their favourite characters including the Doctor and Amy Pond with their famous foes the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.
Distinctive to the Character Building range will be the use of texture on some of the building blocks, whether it be the sleek and smooth edges of a spaceship, or the rough edges of a rock face. This will be pivotal in recreating each environment, providing a natural look, but still allowing easy construction play. The Character Building Doctor Who range debuts at the London Toy Fair 2011 with the first products released in Spring 2011.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on seeing their new figures and commented:
Matt Smith: "It was very surreal and funny coming face to face with a miniature version of myself as the Doctor but I'm glad that the Doctor's trusty Sonic Screwdriver is in his hand, ready to fend off attacks from monsters!"
Karen Gillan: "I absolutely love these miniature toys of The Doctor and Amy Pond despite the strange sensation of seeing myself immortalised in plastic and miniature and buildable...and dissectible. I'm loving Pond's flaming ginger mane and it's funny to think that The Doctor and Amy are small enough to travel around in someone's pocket!"
Richard Hollis, Head of UK Licensing at BBC Worldwide said: "We are delighted to build on our existing relationship with Character Options. We've worked successfully with them in the past and the quality and imagination they put into their toys is outstanding. This new venture offers the perfect play pattern for Doctor Who fans and opens up a fascinating and innovative genre. We believe that this is a fantastic new project and we're really excited to see how popular these toys will become."
Jon Diver, Character Group's Joint Managing Director, commented: "This new project represents a major investment for us and we are delighted to be increasing our Doctor Who portfolio. In doing so we will also be supplying a new option to the child constructor who will now have the choice of a construction toy that has all the excitement and appeal that the licences brings with them."