“We got the gig in 2005 when two people turned up at the office. One was the head of licensing for the BBC at the time, Richard Hollis.In the interview, Dewar talks about recent figures he has been asked to produce, one of them being a Union Jack Dalek, which he claims is to tie in with the fiftieth anniversary. Does this mean a Union Jack Dalek will feature in the story of the special? Or is it just a novelty item to reiterate to us that Doctor Who is a British show?
“They had been going around all the toy companies, saying, ‘Whoever gets the licence has to understand Doctor Who.’ I turned around and said to them, ‘I’ve got a police box at the bottom of my garden – does that count?’”
Later in the interview Dewar reports that Character Options are already planning a regeneration figure for Capaldi, and are awaiting an opportunity to scan Capaldi after he has finished filming for a Musketeers film. The regeneration figure will use the body of Matt Smith's action figure, with Capaldi's head slapped on the top - which makes it simple and realistic for Character Options to do so as they claim that they both have "a similar body shape and height."