BIG Chief Studios’ marketing line should be “go BIG or go home.”  This year the UK-base company has locked three of the big four British giant genre franchises, and it’s rolling out even more of the company’s internationally popular 1:6 scale figures by year end.  With deals for James Bond’s Goldfinger, BBC’s Sherlock, and Doctor Who, BIG Chief has become the new source for high-end British series pop culture collectible figures.

BIG Chief is expanding into James Bond territory with Goldfinger, releasing this month great likenesses of actors Sean Connery as Bond, Gert Frobe as Auric Goldfinger, and Harold Sakata as Oddjob.  The figures each include several accessories, fabric clothing, displays, and attractive packaging, and can be pre-ordered now at online superstore Entertainment Earth.  The Bond series also is available in a set bundling all three characters.

The collectible company selected the big three from BBC’s Sherlock, creating a figure of Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes (Limited Edition 1000), Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson (Limited Edition 800; Signature Edition 200), and Andrew Scott as Moriarty (Limited Edition 1000; Signature Edition 400), now available only in the aftermarket, such as via eBay.  Three new figures are available for pre-order now at Entertainment Earth: classic Holmes as seen in “The Abominable Bride,” classic Watson as seen in “The Abominable Bride,” and Moriarty as seen in “The Reichenbach Fall.”  BIG Chief also is selling a 1:6 scale diorama set of the entrance to 221B Baker Street (Limited Edition 1000; Signature Edition 250).

   

BIG Chief’s Doctor Who collection has something for every Doctor Who fan.

BIG Chief released a commemorative edition featuring William Hartnell’s First Doctor through Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, and companions have included Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond.  Many figures in the lines were limited editions that have sold out and can only be found in the aftermarket including via eBay sellers and Amazon.  Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor (complete with long scarf), David Tennant’s 10th Doctor, Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor, and Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, plus the 10th Doctor’s version of the TARDIS, and the above linked Doctor Who figures are still available at Amazon.

Entertainment Earth announced this month it is now taking pre-orders for five new characters in the Doctor Who line coming in early 2018.

Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor and Christopher Eccleston’s 9th Doctor will finally be available in 1:6 scale from BIG Chief.  Probably the least known of the Doctors, McGann starred as the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who movie and came back for roles in “The Night of the Doctor” in 2013, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, also in 2013, and Doctor Who: The Time War in 2015.  Eccleston’s 9th Doctor was the first of the reboot series, called Series One in the UK.  The movie Doctor Who: The Time War introduced us to John Hurt’s The War Doctor, and he is now getting a figure, too.  Rounding out the new release are companions Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).  As with most companies creating 1:6 scale figures over the past few decades, the likenesses and sculpts from BIG Chief have improved with each new figure released.

   

Click on the links in the characters above to get more details and pre-order the new figures from Entertainment Earth now.  These are primarily released in limited quantities so they will only be available at these links only while supplies last.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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