In 1977 Mego and Denys Fisher embarked on a successful UK-only figure line based on the BBC Sci- Fi series Doctor Who. Then in its fourteenth season, the show (no stranger to merchandising blitzes) was on a high due mainly to the popularity of its leading man, Tom Baker.
Mego's European sales agent (who was really working for Lion Rock manufacturing) contacted Neal Kublan (Mego VP of R&D) about creating the line for Denys Fisher. According to Kublan "[The sales agent] came back to the factory and said "The guys in England want Doctor Who" and so they made it." Kublan adds "I would close the license and they would make the goods and I would never see it, it would ship right out of the Orient."
This attractive 10" line itself was a hit and the character range rivals many profitable Mego US lines.
Rumours abound that Denys Fisher hoped to release the Master (unknown if this would be a figure of Roger Delgado or the Peter Pratt version) and of Davros, the creator of the Daleks but no prototypes have been found. The second wave only included one figure, K-9.
In January 2001, Toy Maker Bif Bang Pow announced a new series of 8" Classic Doctor Who figures, for more information please visit the Mego Museum Bif Bang Pow Doctor Who Gallery