Character Options has confirmed a number of new Doctor Who designs coming to shelves near you very soon — including the Fifteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver!
The Toy Fair, the UK’s largest annual dedicated toy, game, and hobby trade show, is drawing to a close today (25th January 2024), and has run in the Olympia London since 23rd January, with many exhibitors showing off their latest designs. Character Options has a considerable section of the Fair, and is showing off:
- The Fifteenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.
- Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) action figurine.
- Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) action figurine.
- Wrarth Warrior action figurine.
- Beep the Meep plush toy.
The last two are, of course, from The Star Beast, the first of the 2023 60th anniversary specials with the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant), based on the designs from the comic strip of the same name by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons.
But we can’t show any photos as those are hard to get by — as the designs still have to be confirmed and finalised by the BBC, any photography was very limited. Nonetheless, if you search on X (formerly Twitter, and yes, we still call it Twitter too), you’ll find some decent pictures, not only of these but also the Fourteenth Doctor sonic screwdriver.
There’s word that the figurine of Ruby Sunday may not go into production, but this feels like unnecessary and unrealistic nastiness from certain fans and media outlets — we don’t think Millie is being dropped (companions coming and going is what Doctor Who does) and fans will still want a figurine of Ruby. Millie has been going through a hard time lately, and it’s not right. So come on, Doctor Who Companion readers, let’s get behind a fellow companion!
Either way, these toys are sure to be big hits, and we look forward to seeing them on shelves.