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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: Character Options to Launch Classic Series Range Reply with quote

Launch of “Classic Doctor Who” Range and Trading Update
Character Options, the trading subsidiary of Character Group, is launching a new range of classic Doctor Who figures in association with BBC Worldwide.
The 5” figures will initially feature detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters. These Doctor Who figures are part of the award winning Doctor Who range that has achieved unprecedented success. The new range will be launched in the spring of 2008.


http://www.thecharacter.com/news/Character%20-%20Dr%20Who%20&%20Trading%20Update.pdf

I wonder if they are doing this to broaden their range in anticipation of the axeing of the new series? Surely if they are concentrating on producing classic figures to broaden and subsidise the range, this means their focus is shifting from the new series figures to the core classic series fanbase. Such would suggest that there isn't going to be a requirement for new series figures in the near future.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Character Options to Launch Classic Series Range Reply with quote

stelladiversus wrote:
Launch of “Classic Doctor Who” Range and Trading Update
Character Options, the trading subsidiary of Character Group, is launching a new range of classic Doctor Who figures in association with BBC Worldwide.
The 5” figures will initially feature detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters. These Doctor Who figures are part of the award winning Doctor Who range that has achieved unprecedented success. The new range will be launched in the spring of 2008.


http://www.thecharacter.com/news/Character%20-%20Dr%20Who%20&%20Trading%20Update.pdf

I wonder if they are doing this to broaden their range in anticipation of the axeing of the new series? Surely if they are concentrating on producing classic figures to broaden and subsidise the range, this means their focus is shifting from the new series figures to the core classic series fanbase. Such would suggest that there isn't going to be a requirement for new series figures in the near future.
I don't really see how you can claim

1) they are "concentrating" on producing classic figures,
2) the classic figure will subsides the range
3) their focus is shiifting

when the statement makes no reference to the new series figures nor their financial status. Looks to me like they are expanding a successful range.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Character Options to Launch Classic Series Range Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
stelladiversus wrote:
Launch of “Classic Doctor Who” Range and Trading Update
Character Options, the trading subsidiary of Character Group, is launching a new range of classic Doctor Who figures in association with BBC Worldwide.
The 5” figures will initially feature detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters. These Doctor Who figures are part of the award winning Doctor Who range that has achieved unprecedented success. The new range will be launched in the spring of 2008.


http://www.thecharacter.com/news/Character%20-%20Dr%20Who%20&%20Trading%20Update.pdf

I wonder if they are doing this to broaden their range in anticipation of the axeing of the new series? Surely if they are concentrating on producing classic figures to broaden and subsidise the range, this means their focus is shifting from the new series figures to the core classic series fanbase. Such would suggest that there isn't going to be a requirement for new series figures in the near future.
I don't really see how you can claim

1) they are "concentrating" on producing classic figures,
2) the classic figure will subsides the range
3) their focus is shiifting

when the statement makes no reference to the new series figures nor their financial status. Looks to me like they are expanding a successful range.


I never claimed anything. I was simply speculating, hence I started my sentences with 'I wonder','Surely IF' and 'Such WOULD'.

Please read the post properly next time Rani.

As it stands it is possible to make these deductions, as, if they were simply responding to demand, why didn't they make these additions 2 years ago when their DW toys outsold every other toy massively at christmas? (in no small part due to the buying power of the classic series fans). It's clear now that they are choosing to tap into this buying power now for some OTHER reason than broadening the range.

Given the speculation regarding the axeing of the show and that series 4 may possibly be the last series we get, my conjecture isn't unreasonable.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Character Options to Launch Classic Series Range Reply with quote

stelladiversus wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
stelladiversus wrote:
Launch of “Classic Doctor Who” Range and Trading Update
Character Options, the trading subsidiary of Character Group, is launching a new range of classic Doctor Who figures in association with BBC Worldwide.
The 5” figures will initially feature detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters. These Doctor Who figures are part of the award winning Doctor Who range that has achieved unprecedented success. The new range will be launched in the spring of 2008.


http://www.thecharacter.com/news/Character%20-%20Dr%20Who%20&%20Trading%20Update.pdf

I wonder if they are doing this to broaden their range in anticipation of the axeing of the new series? Surely if they are concentrating on producing classic figures to broaden and subsidise the range, this means their focus is shifting from the new series figures to the core classic series fanbase. Such would suggest that there isn't going to be a requirement for new series figures in the near future.
I don't really see how you can claim

1) they are "concentrating" on producing classic figures,
2) the classic figure will subsides the range
3) their focus is shiifting

when the statement makes no reference to the new series figures nor their financial status. Looks to me like they are expanding a successful range.


I never claimed anything. I was simply speculating, hence I started my sentences with 'I wonder','Surely IF' and 'Such WOULD'.

Please read the post properly next time Rani.

As it stands it is possible to make these deductions, as, if they were simply responding to demand, why didn't they make these additions 2 years ago when their DW toys outsold every other toy massively at christmas? (in no small part due to the buying power of the classic series fans). It's clear now that they are choosing to tap into this buying power now for some OTHER reason than broadening the range.

Given the speculation regarding the axeing of the show and that series 4 may possibly be the last series we get, my conjecture isn't unreasonable.
In that case then I think your speculation is wide of the mark given there is nothing in the CO statement to base those remarks on. I suspect these figures have been in the pipeline for some time but they have been waiting to see the success of the 5in range new series figures before they launch. Besides there are lots of new series figures in the pipeline too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it looks to me that Character Options are looking for other outlets now RTD's remake series is winding down before being axed.

Don't forget they're also producing Primeval Season 1 merchandise right now(who the BBC helped forge the contract with!) and will have Primeval Series 2 ready made and in the shops to capitalise upon as soon as it airs next year!

Character Options don't seem daft to me, they recognise a dead wood franchise and so take on others with more selling power instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobFilth wrote:
Yeah it looks to me that Character Options are looking for other outlets now RTD's remake series is winding down before being axed.

Don't forget they're also producing Primeval Season 1 merchandise right now(who the BBC helped forge the contract with!) and will have Primeval Series 2 ready made and in the shops to capitalise upon as soon as it airs next year!

Character Options don't seem daft to me, they recognise a dead wood franchise and so take on others with more selling power instead.
More likely they have their succesful core revenue stream set up, and its time to branch out into riskier but smaller volume lines.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
More likely they have their succesful core revenue stream set up, and its time to branch out into riskier but smaller volume lines.

Nonsense.

They're moving on from the dead wood Rani, any fool can see that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
More likely they have their succesful core revenue stream set up, and its time to branch out into riskier but smaller volume lines.

Nonsense.

They're moving on from the dead wood Rani, any fool can see that.
Not when every toy store is selling these as fast as hot cakes!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
More likely they have their succesful core revenue stream set up, and its time to branch out into riskier but smaller volume lines.

Nonsense.

They're moving on from the dead wood Rani, any fool can see that.
Not when every toy store is selling these as fast as hot cakes!

Rubbish, they'll all be in the 50p bin by xmas once the eagerly awaited Primeval merchandise starts to fly off the shelves.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
More likely they have their succesful core revenue stream set up, and its time to branch out into riskier but smaller volume lines.

Nonsense.

They're moving on from the dead wood Rani, any fool can see that.
Not when every toy store is selling these as fast as hot cakes!

Rubbish, they'll all be in the 50p bin by xmas once the eagerly awaited Primeval merchandise starts to fly off the shelves.
Lol, dream on. The current range was featured in the national press it has been selling so rapidly.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny how the Sea Devils - who Rani maligned and said there was no demand for - are a huge part of Character Options' initial classic series launch.

Such a move proves just how popular, scary and enduring a monster they are. They've obviously done their market research and it looks like they've finally listened to the fans, rather than simply foisting unwanted crap like the Slitheen on them.

Other figures include:

The Fourth Doctor in his Red velvet jacket from the story Revenge of the Cybermen. This figure will include two interchangeable heads - one with the hat, one without.

The Fifth Doctor with short hair as seen in the story Resurrection of the Daleks.

The Sixth Doctor in his patchwork frock coat with short hair as seen in Attack of the Cybermen.

A Zygon with the Skarassen control device.

Voc Robots from The Robots of Death. This twin pack will include SV-7 (Super Voc) and D-84 (Dum Class).

Magnus Greel and Mr Sin from Talons of Weng Chiang will be the second twin pack.
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Ask her if she has any dolls houses left over from her childhood and then you could tie a bunch of her green dreads together and re-enact the final scenes of "Seeds Of Doom" of the krynoid attacking the mansion with them.


Me and a childhood chum spent a happy afternoon doing something very similar. We went one better and deployed Airfix models for the climactic air strike.

Last weekend it was. No, it was in 1977, honest.
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I remember devising a method of making a dalek from one kellogg's variety box and a munch bunch pot (with detail in blue/black biro), I had about a dozen of them.

So did this range of classic series toys materialise? Bastard kids of today, they don't know theyre born. What I would have given for highly detailed DW figures and an iPod with genesis of the daleks on it
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