Character Classic Toys!

Excellent news for fans of the Chacacter range of Doctor Who toys, as the comnpany reveals plans to release a range based on classic series characters! reported on Friday of Character and BBC Worldwide’s announcement, which scheduled release of the figures for April 2008. Character are of course expecting a positive response from news of this new line.

Jon Diver, joint managing director of Character Group, said: “The resounding success of the Doctor Who TV series is made up of both new and existing fans. We have reacted to public demand and will be producing a range to the depth and quality of our existing line.

“The classic licence will broaden the collectibility and enhance the position of the brand,” Diver continued.

It’s been another good year for Character as well, which this news can only build upon, with The Appointment reporting

Character Group… announced that sales and profits were “substantially ahead” of the same period last year and that it remained on target to meet market expectations for the year ending August 31st.

The company added that it believed the further development of its enormously successful Doctor Who range would give the group scope for further substantial sales growth of Doctor Who products in 2008.

Hemscott, meanwhile, reported that:

The toy and games maker said its sales and probability till date remains significantly ahead of the same period last year adding it remains confident of meeting at least current full year market year expectations.

I personally can’t wait for the germinating Krynoid pod twin pack…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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