Big Chief Makes Special Announcement About North American Doctor Who Product Distribution
September 16, 2014

Today, over on their official site, Big Chief Studios made a significant announcement about the distribution of their upcoming Doctor Who production in North America:


Special Notice to North American & Canadian Retailers

Plus Customers Purchasing BIG Chief Products from US & Canadian Retailers

Tue, 16th September 2014 12:05

It is with deep regret that despite our best efforts and extensive negotiations, the renewal of our license granting us rights to sell our Doctor Who products to US wholesalers and retailers, has proved unsuccessful.

Who is affected?

  • US and Canadian wholesalers and retailers who have pre-ordered BIG Chief Doctor Who products for pre-sale to their customers.
  • Customers who have pre-ordered BIG Chief Doctor Who products from US and Canadian retail outlets.

This is not the outcome that we had hoped for and we have done everything within our power, but unfortunately the decision is beyond our control.

Please note our products are still available to purchase direct from BIG Chief for US and Canadian customers via our official website. So rest assured you will still be able to purchase your official Doctor Who collectables.

We are currently evaluating alternate options to further reduce shipping costs where possible and we will post further updates when we have more firm information to share.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but on the subject of the contract we have no further comment.

Products affected:

  • Weeping Angel 1:6 Scale Collector Polystone Figurines – Single & 2-Pack

  • 11th Doctor Dynamix Ultra-stylised Vinyl Figurines – Series 5 Limited Edition

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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1 Comment »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    pity that that big chief winds up losing some revenue since they can’t offer their doctor who stuff to other online outlets. for fans. who may not visit their site. hope they find a good solution in the end to keep suplly doctor who merch for fans who want it

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