An action figure is a poseable character figurine, made of plastic or other materials. While most commonly marketed as a children's toy, the action figure has gained wide acceptance as an adult collector item. In such a case, the item may be produced and designed on the assumption it will be bought solely for display.
Character Options has been the holder of the BBC's main toy licence since 2005. It has produced high quality and collectible toys and action figures drawing on the new and classic series of Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
SciFi Collector has been the owner of the licence to make toys based off Torchwood since 2008. Their figures are made so as to be in scale with and totally compatible with Character Option's five inch figures. They produced two waves of figures which tied into the series 1 and 2 of Torchwood, along with 3 limited edition figures.