Further to our original post detailing the new 11th Doctor Collector figure (see Collector Figure), Big Chief Studios have announced a delay in shipping the Collector Figure:
We have received a number of requests for an update for the release date of our forthcoming Eleventh Doctor figure. We understand how keen you all are to finally own your very own Doctor and believe us we are desperate to deliver them to you all.
However, despite our best efforts and due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to regretfully inform you that the shipping date has been delayed until the end of April.
The delay has largely been due to problems with our original vendor, in whom we have invested heavily. As a licensee we are bound by the BBCs ethical code of conduct, which any vendor must agree to abide by. Unfortunately there were issues with our original vendor which they failed to work toward to resolve.
Given the urgency of the situation we travelled to China at the end of November last year to meet with an alternate vendor. We are happy to report that our new vendors are a fantastic company with extensive experience in the high-end collectors 1:6 scale field. Production is now underway and they are working hard to catch up and if possible improve upon the April shipping date.
On a positive note we are pleased to announce that our Amy Pond 1:6 Scale Collector Figure will be available at the same time as the Eleventh Doctor. The full product reveal will be posted on our website www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk very soon, so stay tuned.
Our customers are very important to us, we appreciate that many of you will be disappointed. So by way of a small apology we will be including an additional accessory with both the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond figures.
The Eleventh Doctor will now also come with the Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver as seen in the very first episode of series 5 “The Eleventh Hour”.
Amy Pond will now also come with the Raggedy TARDIS to accompany Raggedy Amy as seen in the very first episode of series 5 “The Eleventh Hour”.
Once again we can only apologise for the delay and hope that you can see that we are doing our very best to ensure that there are no further delays and to deliver your figures as quickly as possible.
One thing is certain though - the figure definitely looks worth the wait.
For further details of the figure, including how to order, see our original post: Collector Figure