CaptainJimiPie wrote:According to some people are there "heavy rumours" that the 5" figure will be "announced" on the 19th...however two things about this strike me as odd, firstly it has already been announced so surely it would be a "reveal", and secondly after looking around I actually can't find any original source for these rumours...so yeah pinch of salt with that one
Where has is been announced? I’ve only seen the 10”
If it hasn’t actually been announced, there are 4 other “figures” of 13 announced today, so it seems like a big reveal embargo day or something.
I really hope this is like the crash set, released the day after the first episode
So it seems the figure will be released months before TV debut, a first for Character (with the exception of rusty K-9). The rule has always been that it must have been in an aired episode before release right? Hence why the crash set was released the day after the Eleventh Hour. After the travesty of timing since series 7 with regard to merch, I’m not surprised if this rule is being changed. Having series 8 figures released whilst series 9 aired was a huge mistake. I hope there will be a range of figures released whilst the show is on air, kids have shorter attention spans than they did 12 years ago, these things need to be on shelves immediately.
In my opinion, If we can have a range of 5/6 5” figures, a TARDIS, a screwdriver, the 10” Figure and some other odd bits on the shelves by the end of the series run, there is a slight chance DW merch could come back in a big way. There’s no doubt that this series is gonna have a huge debut, Jodie will definitely bring a big crowd for episode 1 atleast, and it it’s a good show it will hopefully keep the crowd. Straight after the series is Christmas, so figures coming then will hopefully bring the line back from the dead. Fingers crossed guys