Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toy Fair 2012 : Big Chief's Doctor Who

In a land with magnificent 12 inch action figures by Hot Toys, it's hard to get a fan's attention if you're a young company trying to make a name for yourselves. You'd have to come out of the gate with a license already worshiped by a legion of fans AND kick out a product far superior than those of your average toy slingers just looking to make an acceptable product for the kiddies. You'd need a phenomenon like...

...and you'd need to be like Big Chief Studios, who are just kicking all sorts of ass with their upcoming Who-swag. We've got an update, picture wise, courtesy of our new best friend Halestorm, so we'll just roll those out along with some previously revealed info for those new to the topic. I may make the wrong assumption in saying these are the same figures the previous text is based on, but we'll run with it anyway. Annnnd go.

Big Chief Studios 12 inch Collector Figures

Doctor Who 1:6 Scale Limited Edition Collector Figure : featuring the authentic likeness of Matt Smith, a jacket, shirt, cool bow tie, pair of bracers, pair of trousers, pair of boots, pair of socks, 6 interchangeable hands, TARDIS floor base with stand, Sonic Screwdriver (closed), Sonic Screwdriver (open), wallet with psychic paper, nano recorder gun, lash-up device, time lord consciousness cube, the Doctor's invitation with envelope, TARDIS door sign fragment, the Doctor's handkerchief & wristwatch.
Shipping 1st quarter of 2012 - MSRP (UK) 149.99 (around $200 US)

Amy Pond 1:6 Scale Limited Edition Collector Figure : featuring the authentic likeness of Karen Gillan, a jacket, shirt, skirt, pair of tights, pair of boots, 6 interchangeable hands, TARDIS Floor Base with stand, mobile phone, apple with smiley face, marker pen with lanyard, picture frame with photo, Raggedy Doctor & Amy dolls, pendant necklace, wrist watch and Amy's invitation with envelope!
Shipping the 2nd quarter of 2012 - MSRP (UK) 149.99

(NOTE: Figures and packaging are prototypes, not final product. The Doctor's jacket will be a different color on final product.)

Matt from Automattic Comics interviews Mark Andrews, Director of Big Chief Studios exclusively for doctorwhotoys.net

Next in line for production..THE WEEPING ANGELS!!

With countless monsters and aliens populating the universe, we wanted to choose a worthy adversary for our Eleventh Doctor figure. A Dalek perhaps? Maybe a Cyberman? After numerous discussions and brainstorming sessions, we kept coming back to arguably one of the show’s most scary creations – the Weeping Angels. The figure is currently at the earliest stage of development, but we have exciting plans for these terrifying characters.
We'll soon be getting the 10th Doctor as well, so start saving your cash! But there's bigger news..


Available exclusively at www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk, both Accessory and Costume Expansion Packs will be sold separately. In addition we will also release our articulated bodies for collectors to purchase, so that they may create an entirely new version of a character.

Starting with Expansion Packs for the Eleventh Doctor we have exciting plans for the range. The first Expansion Packs due for release later this year include:

“The Almost People” Costume Expansion Pack
1 x Tweed Jacket
1 x Blue Shirt
1 x Blue Bow Tie
1 x Pair of Boots (St. John’s Mining Facility)

“The Almost People” Accessory Expansion Pack
1 x Eleventh Doctor “Ganger” Portrait Head
1 x Sonic Screwdriver (Open)
1 x Torch
1 x Flesh Puddle with Face

“Closing Time” Costume Expansion Pack
1 x Green Three Quarter Length Overcoat
1 x Pair of Trousers with Blue Braces
1 x Pair of Boots

“Closing Time” Accessory Expansion Pack
1 x Eleventh Doctor Portrait with Stetson Hat
2 x Cybermats: 1 x Search Mode & 1 x Attack Mode
1 x Sonic Screwdriver (Closed)
1 x Toy Store Name Badge

Stay tuned for more details to follow soon. Oh and before you ask, the fez will make it into the range too. Fezes are cool!

We'll also take a look at Big Chief's Tenth Doctor 9" Dynamix Ultra-Stylized Vinyl Figurine, taking inspiration from the Doctor Who IDW comic series and made in a limited edition of 3 thousand.

CLICK HERE for a look at more Doctor Who merch!

Are you ready for Toy Fair?
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