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July 30th, 2019 235 comments

Doctor Who B&M Exclusive 2019 8th Doctor / Dalek Set

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Character Options presents a set of three unique Doctor & Dalek Twin Packs, inspired by the Doctor Who audio series from Big Finish.

Sets will be available in B&M stores from Late August

This includes a brand new take on the Eighth Doctor, plus the Dalek Interrogator Prime. The two additional Doctor and Daleks sets to be released from this range will feature the Seventh and War Doctors respectively.

There will be a second and much more limited version of each set with slight variations and exclusive to Big Finish. These will arrive shortly after the B&M stock and there will only be 150 of each.

Images shown here are of the mass market B&M Sets. The will be 1000’s of these available in stores

Both the B&M set and the Big Finish sets are marked as Limited Editions.

Following the announcement earlier in June of this summer’s Big Finish-inspired Doctor Who merchandise from Character Options, a first preview image has been made available as a taste of what is to come.

The image released is that of the Eighth Doctor and Dalek set featuring a new version of the Doctor action figure in his ‘Dark Eyes’ inspired costume, along with Interrogator Dalek.

Steve Berry, Head of Marketing at Big Finish said: “We are delighted to be working with Character Options on this project and cannot wait to see the items in store. Since the news broke that the sets will soon be available, we have been inundated with requests for an image. We hope that this small taste will add to the excitement of the Character Options online reveal taking place in July.”

The new Big Finish items will be all part of a wider line-up of Character Options Doctor Who figures and accessories coming to B&M retail stores this summer.

Al Dewar, Creative Director at Character Options commented: “As you can imagine we’ve been keeping this inventive collaboration under wraps for a while so it’s fantastic to be able to release this first image of these unique additional sets to the B&M store range. As announced previously we plan to do a full unveiling live, which will take place ‘unboxing style’ on Character Options’ own You Tube channel in July; details of the time and date will be announced soon.”


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235 comments

  • Anonymous

    August 19th, 2019 - 3:11pm

    Booboo, any rumours when the figures are coming out yet? I’ve been trying to get ahold of B&M all morning and every time the line is busy. I heard rumours that the figures are to be released on the 20th. Is that likely? Or when they say ‘end of August’, do they literally mean the last one or two days of the month?

    • booboo

      August 19th, 2019 - 3:24pm

      over the weekend of the 26th August, assuming the 3 figure sets have actually arrived by then.

    • Anonymous

      August 19th, 2019 - 4:10pm

      Thanks booboo! Where did you get this information if you don’t mind me asking?

    • booboo

      August 19th, 2019 - 4:14pm

      B&M, situation is very fluid though.

  • Colin Forever

    August 16th, 2019 - 2:54pm

    I hope we get an Eighth Doctor figure that uses the alternate head from the War Doctor figure one day. Perhaps maybe a Great War variant with his muddy TV movie outfit?

  • Jason Marshall

    August 6th, 2019 - 10:46am

    The last lot of B&M exclusives never reached or even appeared in my local branch, spent months looking for them. I’ve emailed character about possible buying online and mail order but they say “we do not have the stock” , now I find that a little odd considering that they make the sets.

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2019 - 11:01am

      They are B&M exclusives and stock gets sent straight to them from the factory so Character never do have them a such.

      B&M’s (very successful) business model relies on getting people in stores, the don’t sell anything online.

      Ask you store manager to get them in, if that fails phone CS are ask the same.

      I don’t pretended to know fully how B&M internals work but i see no reason why every branch can’t have some stock.

    • prototype dalek

      August 6th, 2019 - 11:54am

      Normally it’s always the bigger stores that get them and they tend to be on a list. Some stores can be taken off the list to automatically receive these kind of items and don’t know about them till someone requests them. I went in to one store that didn’t have or know of the 4th doctor and TARDIS set earlier in the year until I went in, of course after making them aware they did order a batch in from their main distribution centre. Basically all a store by store thing that not all automatically get the sets, but if you ask they normally can get them in.

    • booboo

      August 6th, 2019 - 12:29pm

      I’ve never understood this logic, if its exclusive they should all have them the have had to reduce the 4th Tardis to £10 yet some stores never had them, this makes no sense to me

  • Marky

    August 5th, 2019 - 8:44am

    Hiya is everything being released at once or is it all staged? The figures 1st….the daleks a bit ltr etc?
    Are you any nearer a date for release in b&m?
    Cheers Mark

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2019 - 9:05am

      right at this time we don’t know and B&M don’t want to tell us, there is also some miss information going around.

      Some of the Tardis sets are arriving first, they are probably already here, with the rest to follow same days later with most sets arriving by the end of August.

      As soon as stock gets sent out it will be on the front page

    • Marky

      August 5th, 2019 - 3:00pm

      Cheers thank you for the info!

  • synovus

    August 4th, 2019 - 10:28pm

    it bothers me that this looks exactly like an eternity circle dalek

  • DalekAgent

    August 1st, 2019 - 8:06am

    Im happy were getting a Dark Eyes Eighth Doctor but shouldn’t this one of been the Eighth Doctor from The Night of the Doctor because he’s wearing those clothes on the covers from the audios

  • GallifreyanKnight

    July 31st, 2019 - 9:17pm

    Cheating a bit by using a repainted 9th Doctor body, but whatever…

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2019 - 6:22pm

      Part of the deal with B&M was that they could make action figures using pre-existing sculpts, no brand new parts (though retools and evidently new head sculpts are obviously on the card now). Be thankful that we actually are getting Big Finish figures.

    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2019 - 6:25pm

      i think most people realise that, some people will never be happy though

    • Anonymous

      August 5th, 2019 - 3:25am

      Personally really really hoping next year for a Clara using the oswin body and new head sculpt for a somewhat accurate under the lake Clara

  • whovian

    July 30th, 2019 - 10:40pm

    I really like this. Blue Dalek and a varient of the 8th Doctor! I never managed to get the The Night of the Doctor figure, so this would look great in my wall unit, alongside his 9th, 12th and 13th incarnations, oh, and his still boxed, mint condition,Day of the Doctor “Other” Doctor self

  • Dominic

    July 30th, 2019 - 7:28am

    Is the live stream to day and also why did you delete the b&m update again

    • booboo

      July 30th, 2019 - 7:40am

      supposed to be

      Until we get an accurate time its not serving any purpose now, and i am not around for a lot of the day as i already put off things twice so we may have to take a back seat on this one.

      I just simply may not be around to post and update things, we needed more warning than a few hours.

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2019 - 7:47am

    Will these still be releasing at the end of this month?? If not will they be out before August 11 as I’m on holiday until end of August??

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2019 - 7:57am

      we have no dates for the Daleks

  • Marky

    July 18th, 2019 - 7:02am

    B&M in Bolton Were selling tom baker&tardis for £10

  • Marky

    July 11th, 2019 - 9:38am

    Any idea when all these new figures will be in the b&m shops?
    Is there an expected date for general release?

    • booboo

      July 11th, 2019 - 9:45am

      they are “staggered” this year, possibly very end of July/Begging of August then through to September, i think one of the Tardis sets and one or 2 of the 3 figure sets maybe last to arrive but of course things could change.

    • Marky

      July 12th, 2019 - 1:38pm

      Cheers for that booboo

  • Anonymous

    July 9th, 2019 - 12:21pm

    They should’ve done a poll to re release sets , so people could choose what was going to come from this. I actually wanted a tenth doctor in brown suit with a dark blue shirt, or the twelfth doctor with a red hoodie like from smile I think the episode was called?

    • booboo

      July 9th, 2019 - 12:25pm

      they did, they asked people on various forums apparently inducing GB what they would like to see in these sets.

  • David

    July 9th, 2019 - 9:40am

    Yawn.
    I guess the market isn’t actually big enough to warrant something NEW.
    Sick of them retreading the boards with different paint jobs.
    Don’t anyone give me guff about it’s a “new McGann mold” (IF it is?), it’s still ANOTHER McGann, not a new figure.

    Why not resurrect the Classic TARDIS control room they designed a decade ago?
    How about more classic companions? My Hartnell is missing his Granddaughter SO much!
    Surely a Kroton, a Quark or a servo robot ain’t so hard to do?
    A Lalla Ward wouldn’t go amiss – they could do a nice Season 17 set with 6 different Romana’s in it and a Nimon for good measure….

    Which gives me an idea. I’m off to Pulse and Cocktails to buy parts to make my own Erato…

    • booboo

      July 9th, 2019 - 9:49am

      Yawn, play a different record, another ill informed pointless comment.

      B&M budgets, no new tooling, no new figures, but then if you actually took any interest in these sets you would know that already.

    • Anonymous

      July 9th, 2019 - 10:25am

      Well said booboo, I don’t see any problems with these, they are exactly how the were described from the start. Many daleks would be a repaint, being a variation on colour, and the eighth doctor is different figure from what we’ve had before, so what’s not to like, does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak. Hopeful a lot more to come.

    • Anonymous

      July 9th, 2019 - 10:21pm

      Be grateful we are getting any kind of 5” figures! If it wasn’t for B&M there would be nothing! Yes we would all love to see a classic console room or classic companions but it’s not going to happen and I for one are looking forward to this release the packaging alone is stunning!

    • Anonymous

      July 10th, 2019 - 2:44am

      I can’t fault B&M at all. They’re giving us fans a consistent Doctor Who range which we haven’t had for quite some time. I’m very pleased and I’m looking forward to the reveal of the new figures in due course! 🙂

  • DWS

    July 6th, 2019 - 1:45pm

    Just had an awful experience at B&M. So I hear my local store won’t be getting the sets until everything is cleared. They’ve got just about 30 revised sets in, on top of the original sets. Great. So anyway, I go in the buy the 11th Doctor set and first of all, there are ‘chavs’ purposely blocking my way, giggling. Anyway, I get to the sets and this old man is getting way to close for comfort, attempting to be interested in what I am. Then, there is only 1 till open with the slowest check out woman I’ve ever seen. Sorry, I know this isn’t that relevant but I’m sick of B&M now. But hey, the set is nice so yay!

    • booboo

      July 6th, 2019 - 3:00pm

      apart from the Tardis set which maybe an issue for stores i don’t believe all this won’t get them until old stock is cleared business.

    • Ben Delany

      July 9th, 2019 - 9:47pm

      ‘Chavs’ will be the deaths of us all, maybe they don’t live in a council house but they must’ve been incredibly obnoxious all the same. I don’t envy you mate

    • Cyberman Bill

      July 30th, 2019 - 6:26pm

      What’s a “Chav?”
      (Forgive my ignorance )

    • prototype dalek

      August 3rd, 2019 - 7:01pm

      Mostly young people that behave like idiots basically, like shouting in the street and just being a nuisance

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