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So sad!

 

 

It is with heavy heart that I must inform our customers that despite our best efforts Big Chief Studios, the Company, has been forced to cease trading.

Having gotten through the global pandemic, the subsequent numerous knock-on effects have combined, creating a perfect storm that has extended delays to both the manufacture and release of our products. The current cost of living crisis and economic downturn have resulted in plummeting sales, which has seriously impacted our ability to continue and for us to be able to negotiate the renewal of our key licenses with any certainty.

I have carefully considered the financial position of the Company and following receipt of specialist advice from Begbies Traynor, I have concluded that the Company is unable to pay its debts and can no longer continue to trade. The necessary steps need be taken to place the Company into creditors’ voluntary liquidation. You will shortly be receiving a formal notification from them detailing the liquidation process and steps that you may be able to take to secure a refund of any deposits you may have paid.

Having worked tirelessly for over a decade to deliver high-end collectables, it is deeply wounding for myself and the team. I am sincerely sorry to all our loyal customers and apologies wholeheartedly for the situation.

For further information kindly send any queries to bigchief@btguk.com

 

Yours sincerely

Mark Andrews
Managing Director, Big Chief Studios Ltd.

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Doctor Who Diamond Collection Art Print The Fugitive Doctor

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

Jo Martin is the Doctor!

Celebrate the Fugitive Doctor – and the many mysteries that surround her!

Featuring all the friends and enemies we’ve seen her face… so far!

Doctor Who: The Diamond Collection: a celebration of 60 years of Doctor Who.

This is release 92 in the range, and sized 11×14’ ‘(art print).

 

 

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Doctor Who Diamond Collection Art Print The Thirteenth Doctor

Available to order from www.forbiddenplanet.com

Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor!

Celebrate the Thirteenth Doctor – the woman who travelled alongside her fam: Yas, Ryan, Graham and Dan!

During their travels they faced off against many threats including Tzim-Sha, the Skithra, Swarm & Azure and this era saw the introduction of the Cyber Lords and the Pting!

Doctor Who: The Diamond Collection: a celebration of 60 years of Doctor Who.

This is release 87 in the range, and sized 11×14’‘. (art print).

 

 

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Dr Who Figurine Collection Box Set #1

Available to order from scificollector via www.ebay.co.uk or www.scificollectorshop.co.uk

This special unreleased box set #1 brings together the combination of a Cyber Warrior, Judoon Captain & The Last Dalek.

The Doctor Who figurines are carefully produced in 1:21 scale, and cast in a specially formulated metallic resin before being painted by hand and numbered.

Fully BBC licensed and approved merchandise.

Supplied in a themed presentation box.

Sold with New or Damaged Packaging. Magazine is NOT included. Figurines may vary slightly from originals.

 

 

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Dr Who Figurine Collection Box Set #2

Available to order from scificollector via www.ebay.co.uk or www.scificollectorshop.co.uk

This special unreleased box set #2 brings together the combination of the Ice Warrior, Weeping Angel and Skaro City Dalek.

The Doctor Who figurines are carefully produced in 1:21 scale, and cast in a specially formulated metallic resin before being painted by hand and numbered.

Fully BBC licensed and approved merchandise.

Supplied in a themed presentation box.

Sold with New or Damaged Packaging. Magazine is NOT included. Figurines may vary slightly from originals.

 

 

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The bankruptcy of Big Chief Studios this week has left collectors massively out of pocket. Reports of losses ranging from hundreds to thousands of pounds are common over here and the chances of getting anything back are virtually zero. A collector friend is out of pocket to the tune of £2500. Preordering with payment up front was always a risky business but now it is even more precarious. To add fuel to the fire, Big Chief were taking payment right up until the announcement of their failure, even though they must have known that orders were not going to be honoured. Caveat Emptor. 

 

On the bright side I'll be be scouring the discount outlets for fire sales of bankrupt stock. Even if models have been produced they won't be shipped to the buyers now that the receivers have moved in. 

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1 hour ago, Brian.. said:

The bankruptcy of Big Chief Studios this week has left collectors massively out of pocket. Reports of losses ranging from hundreds to thousands of pounds are common over here and the chances of getting anything back are virtually zero. A collector friend is out of pocket to the tune of £2500. Preordering with payment up front was always a risky business but now it is even more precarious. To add fuel to the fire, Big Chief were taking payment right up until the announcement of their failure, even though they must have known that orders were not going to be honoured. Caveat Emptor. 

 

On the bright side I'll be be scouring the discount outlets for fire sales of bankrupt stock. Even if models have been produced they won't be shipped to the buyers now that the receivers have moved in. 

 

 

 

Sounds like a badly run company.   

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On 8/7/2023 at 10:16 PM, Roboto said:

Same here, I was waiting for the K-9 version!

 

 

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Didn't they release 1 version of K9?

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The much anticipated Eaglemoss Image of Fendahl figure set contains the Fourth Doctor's companion, Leela alongside the transformed Thea Ransome and of course the Fendahleen.

Carefully produced in 1:21 scale, and cast in a specially formulated metallic resin before being painted by hand. Previously unreleased by Eaglemoss and secured from the administrators from the factory in China. Once again with these unreleased items it appears to have been produced in a modest quantity compared to previous sets, many of which were repeated after initial runs, which plainly will not happen with this particular issue.  Once considered never to see the light of day, this is a must have for your collection.

Although stated that magazine is included on the packaging, a magazine wasn't actually produced for this issue.

Fully BBC licensed and approved merchandise.

 

 

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B&M 2023 The History of the Daleks 13 The Five Doctors

From the 1983 episode, The Five Doctors, this set includes a detailed figure of the (Richard Hurndall) First Doctor together with the Gallifrey Death Zone Dalek. Setting the scene, the Fifth Doctor is found relaxing with his companions at the Eye of Orion but starts to fade from reality as his former incarnations are pulled from their Time streams.

The Fourth Doctor is trapped and the First, Second and Third Doctors are drawn to the Death Zone. The storyline sees them face some of their deadliest foes, including a lone Dalek. Behind the scenes, the original Dalek prop received some significant visual modifications including large grey disc-style dome lights. Further modifications include a ‘lifted’ neck bin and a new grey and black paint scheme.

These new sets will be available in coming weeks at local B&M Stores and with and SRP of £34.99 for the TARDIS sets and £24.99 for the Dalek Sets. (Prices may differ in store)

 

 

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B&M 2023 The History of the Daleks 14 Revelation of the Daleks

From the 1985 episode of the Revelation of the Daleks, this set includes 2 Necros Daleks. In this adventure, the Sixth Doctor and his companion Peri arrive on the bleak planet of Necros to attend the funeral of old friend Arthur Stengos but find Davros lurking in the catacombs below.

He is in the process of creating a new Dalek by harvesting tissue cells from the dead. His extortionate demands on the leader of the Tranquil repose facility led to the need to assassinate him. Behind the scenes, four new props were required and departed from their original design. These off-white and gold Daleks have steeper skirts, ‘lifted’ neck bins, a new chunkier style shoulder section, dome lights and a different eyestalk.

These new sets will be available in coming weeks at local B&M Stores and with and SRP of £34.99 for the TARDIS sets and £24.99 for the Dalek Sets. (prices may differ in store)

 

 

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B&M 2023 The Sixth Doctor and TARDIS

This exclusive anniversary year release of the Sixth Doctor with his TARDIS comes exactly a decade and half since this figure’s first release in 2008. The Sixth Doctor was one of the most verbose, and articulate of The Doctors incarnations, and could be both melodramatic and stubborn. But despite these tendencies, under his thunderous and turbulent exterior, he was passionate, warm and empathetic.

Al Dewar Creative Director says ‘These were interesting sets to work on. Regarding the Dalek sets we’re hopping around a little this year, but it meant we could be creative and add the ‘Five Doctors’ into the History of the Daleks Sets. As fans know this story featured one lone Dalek so it was a perfect opportunity to bring back a head sculpt created over a decade ago of the late great Richard Hurndall who played a version of the first Doctor in this story. Or … it would have done had the sculpt not been scrapped. So, not to be outdone we resurrected it in digital form, and I think it’s fair to say it’s better than the original.

‘Both the Daleks for this Set and the second ‘Revelation of the daleks’ set have been given a makeover with a mix of new parts to update the look to better match the screen used props including a lifted neck bin making them a teeny bit taller, new eyestalk, new dome lights and an updated chunkier front shoulder section on the Necros boys!

‘The final Set is The Sixth doctor and TARDIS set featuring a very different version of The Sixth Doctors costume based on one used in a Stage Play of the time. It’s a lovely figure which coupled with a delightfully shabby TARDIS which perfectly reflects the state of the prop at the time, creates a nice standout set.

‘It’s also worth mentioning fans and collectors will notice a distinct change to the packaging for these 2023 sets giving the whole range a nice facelift.’

 

 

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