How soon will it be before the Twelfth Doctor appears in stores? No, not Peter Capaldi himself, the important one: his action figure.
To help answer this question, The Daily Record has a new interview with Alasdair Dewar, the product development director of the Character Options toy company. Dewar–a lifelong Doctor Who fan who is living the dream–lets slip a few tiny details.
In addition to new Union Jack (no, not Harkness…) Daleks to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary, there are at least two terrific figures of the Doctor in the works.
Just in time for this year’s Christmas special will be an Eleven-Twelve figure, which will be very special in itself. Dewar elaborates:
“We already have plans, though, to do a special regeneration figure, partially using Matt Smith’s action figure with Peter’s (Capaldi) head, so we’re lucky that they’re both of a similar body shape and height.”
And, of course, some time in the future will come the official Twelfth Doctor figure. Dewar, who gets an insider’s access to the Doctor Who sets and actors for his work making toys, sounds excited at the prospect:
“There absolutely will be a Peter Capaldi 12th Doctor action figure. We’re trying to get a date when we can scan him but at the moment he’s busy filming the Musketeers film.”
So there you have it. As soon as the boffins at Character Options can get Mr. Capaldi’s face and body scanned into the computers (and find out what delightful fashions he’ll be wearing?), the figure will be on it’s way to becoming a reality on local store shelves.
Now the only real secret left to be answered is, when will the John Hurt one be ready to go? I can’t have any peace or sanity without one of those to complete my collection!