Character Building Doctor Who Series

jon_hayward
By Published by
Character Building Doctor Who Series
. Views . Comments Comment . 3 Votes

Quick guide to standard Doctor Who micro-figures

Since 2011, Character Building have released a number of different Doctor Who micro-figures. Many have only been available in 'blind' packaging which itself has prompted much trading in the playground and on numerous websites and forums.
This information is intended as a brief summary of the various releases that are attainable by most collectors. I have detailed which figures were 'rare' as some were limited to one per case of 36 figures. I have not however included the Super Rare figures that had limits of as low as 100 world-wide.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Series 1

The first release came at Easter 2011. The rare figures in this series were the Eleventh Doctor in a blue shirt and the Weeping Angel with a serene face.
Note that the standard Doctor figure had a dark shirt.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Eleven Doctors Set

June 2011 saw the first Eleven Doctors set. The Eleventh Doctor was the same as the Series 1 release.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Daily Mirror

In August 2011, the Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK offered three exclusive figures. They are still readily available as reasonable cost. This time, The Doctor had a pale blue shirt under his jacket
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Argos Cybermen

At the same time as the Daily Mirror exclusives, Argos stores in the UK released their own exclusive set. All figures came with the [this universe] Cyber logo instead of the Series 1 Cybus one.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Series 2

August 2011 was a busy time with this release as well. The rare figures this time were Amy in police uniform and River Song. The doctor was now wearing a pale beige shirt.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Silent Army

There were three previous Army Builder sets, but they all contained multiples of the standard Series 1 figures: Cybermen, Daleks and Angels. The Silent Army, released in February 2012 was different in that it contained three standard Series 2 Silents, plus two with printed open mouths.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Series 3

It was November 2012 that saw Series 3 reach the shops. Many more figures were deemed 'rare' this time: Madam Kovarian, Vashta Nerada, Rory, Judoon Trooper and River Song.
The Doctor had gained a long green coat over his blue shirt.

Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Eleven Doctors Figures

A new series of blind-bagged Doctors appeared in July 2013. This time, the Eleventh Doctor's pale blue shirt was under a lighter-coloured jacket.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

50th Anniversary Set

Also arriving in July was the new box set of the Eleven Doctors. The Police Box was retained from the first set, but with the TARDIS looking somewhat silver. Many of the figures were the same as the first set, with the only differences being the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 11th Doctors.
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Brix Series

In December 2013, the blind bags were dropped in favour of Display Brix: a clear plastic display box, although the figures were still hidden from view by a card sleeve!
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Add a caption
Link to an eBay page

Series 4

The latest series started filtering into retailers in August 2014...
Explore More
Choose a template