Big Chief Studios, the UK-based 1/6th retailer and manufacturer, announced a new entry into its line of one-sixth Doctor Who figures.This time it’s the Fourth Doctor, as portrayed by the great Tom Baker in his final (18th) season clothing.
This final season outfit includes the maroon overcoat, paisley vest, maroon corduroy pants, light red and purple striped scarf, and maroon hat. Accessories include; sonic screwdriver (standard and extended), TARDIS key, telescope and, yes, a bag of Jelly Babies.
He also comes with an illuminated stand with a TARDIS control room graphic and TARDIS backdrop.
The sculpts look much improved from the original release of the Fourth Doctor (in his – arguably – more popular grey coat/multi-colored scarf clothing) and both sculpts – standard and smiling versions include a PERS-type moveable eye system which should be a nice addition! The sculpts are separate from the hair so you can swap out the “hat hair” and the standard full hair.
This figure is currently available as a “Signature Edition” – which includes a plaque hand-signed by Tom Baker, limited to 500 pieces worldwide. It’s unclear at the moment if there will be a non-signature edition. Price is £224.99 (roughly $298 US) for a limited time (regular MSRP £299.99), which considering the autograph is a pretty fair price and can be paid in full or in smaller payments over time through bigchiefstudios.co.uk.
Trevor is a New York-based Creative Director and business owner. He has a growing collection of 200ish 1:6th scale stock and custom figures (and more and more Lego sets and Mezcos). Toy photography melds his childhood dreams of comic book illustration and film directing with his design talents and – in his mind – justifies the stupid money he spends on these things. When he’s not shooting, he enjoys kayaking, catching up on good TV and building dios.
Last modified: December 14, 2019