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August 10th, 2018 1,435 comments

Doctor Who 2018 B&M Collectors Sets Stocks Arrive

If you are unable to locate a Tardis set you could keep an eye on www.amazon.co.uk where the price can get more competitive with multiple sellers competing.

Alternatively you can keep an eye on the lowest priced listings on www.ebay.co.uk


The 3 figure sets are Priced at £16.99 per set. Product code 294255

The 3rd Doctor and Tardis set is priced at £19.99.Product code 337412

To find your nearest store visit www.bmstores.co.uk. Please ring (option 3) to check availability before travelling.

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A Bill Potts Action figure in her most recognized top is available to order exclusively from www.amazon.co.uk. The Amazon post should be updated in the near future with official images which have been issued.


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1,435 comments

  • Sam

    August 11th, 2018 - 11:50am

    Somebody is selling the loose figure from the 3 packs on eBay right now. Could this mean they are out in some places?

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    • Sam

      August 11th, 2018 - 11:51am

      Bill Potts listing http://www.ebay.co.uk

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 11:57am

      stocks are arriving , only in a couple of reported places so far though in the north

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 12:09pm

      Disgusting scalpers!

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 12:26pm

      @booboo do you mean the north as in Scotland?

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 12:30pm

      no seeing Possibly Leicester, Carlisle and Normanton (york)

      these are all second hand reports though but they are clearly starting to get about

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 12:33pm

      Alright cool will probably check in B&M tommorow

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 12:34pm

      Checked Cheltenham and Gloucester no luck

      From past experience they could be on the store room waiting to be put out if not on shop floor

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:18pm

      About to go to my local one in Leeds, hopefully its in all of Yorkshire haha

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:19pm

      let us know

    • The Outcast

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:21pm

      Has anyone here actually got the sets yet, and if so, does the 12th Doctor figure have the clown feet that the S9 versions had?

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:40pm

      yes it does

    • The Outcast

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:50pm

      Blast, now I have to swap the shoes with another of my Series 8 12th Doctors. Why did they have to give him the clown feet?

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 5:23pm

      probably they were in the same tooling block as the head, only so many parts are interchangeable, B&M will only be paying a few quid each for these sets and that just won’t allow for any additional tweaking. CO also have there bit + Shipping from China and then there is the VAT man.

      These probably have to come out of the factory at a Couple of pounds a figure or even less, puts it into perspective a bit

    • Euan Bird

      August 11th, 2018 - 1:55pm

      @anonymous did they have the sets?

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 4:32pm

      No. I went to 2 stores (the ones along york road if ur from there) and they just had the 9th doctor ones in both. Ill try again monday

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 5:39pm

      @Sam: Good thing is, they haven’t put the 3rd Doctor/TARDIS set up yet. They’ve only bought the 1970s and Twelfth Doctor.

  • rgb

    August 11th, 2018 - 8:20am

    I enquiried in both the bargins and home store near preston bus station, they won’t get them for a week or two yet

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  • Anonymous

    August 11th, 2018 - 7:15am

    B&B only get deliveries Friday’s and Monday’s according to the manager meaning that the sets will either be on shelves today (Saturday) tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday at the latest

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    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 7:49am

      I’m going to check in B&M today. Let’s hope they may be out

  • Zenofy

    August 11th, 2018 - 4:59am

    Do B&M still sell things like the Laser Screwdriver and stuff?

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    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 7:02am

      They sell The Twelfth Doctor sonic screwdriver and remote control Dalek.

  • Anonymous

    August 11th, 2018 - 1:37am

    My local store is getting 6 tardis sets on Monday.

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  • Anonymous

    August 10th, 2018 - 3:50pm

    I will be near the Bude store on Sunday. Will pop in to see if they have any.

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  • the ergon

    August 10th, 2018 - 2:29pm

    Phoned a branch in west yorkshire. It seems as though its part of their autumn / christmas stock and they said it might be a few weeks before they get these in.

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    • the ergon

      August 10th, 2018 - 7:24pm

      I wonder if there are any B and M employees who might have a few tucked aside for themselves as they hit the shelves.

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 6:00pm

      This whole “Christmas stock” malarkey has been said on a few online forums. I wonder why they didn’t reveal them closer to their release date….

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 6:17pm

      They (if you mean B&M) didn’t reveal anything, we did, do you see them on B&M’s website, No, and everything is happening as we said it would quote The official release date for these sets is week commencing 13th August in Selected stores although they could arrive sooner / later. Stocks started to arrive on 10/08/2018.

      The original date of the 6th, again given by us was set as an estimation months ago and was missed by just one week probably due to shipping/customs delays outside of B&M’s control

      Oh and you want to tell that youtuber to stop spreading FAKE images

  • Ian O’Brien

    August 10th, 2018 - 11:02am

    B&M tell me they are in the Warehouse but not all stores are allocated to have them. Could they not make it easier to buy the items? Rang several stores in Manchester and they won’t be getting them.

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    • JonVic

      August 10th, 2018 - 11:42am

      I have rung around all my stores close and far on the south coast and not one of them is getting the Tardis in. After all this anticipation it looks like I won’t be able to get one. Total farce really, what’s the point in this if people can’t get them? I assume there will be a few stores with them and the ebay scalpers will hoover them up and they will be £50-60 within a week.

    • Ian O’Brien

      August 10th, 2018 - 3:41pm

      JonVic I would say email and complain but I sent a question about the sets yesterday and automated reply says allow 14 days to respond. Ridiculous!

    • JonVic

      August 10th, 2018 - 4:56pm

      Yes, I do think I am going to complain as the customer service on the phone has been pretty poor as well. With one exception the staff don’t seem to understand the way their own store works and in a couple of cases they seemed reluctant to even check stock for me. If they are going announce these sets on social media and try to create hype about them then there needs to be transparency on what is available, where and when. Surely that’s not too much to ask? They want this Doctor Who line to be a success and so do we, so we all need to work together to make sure the stuff is spread so everyone gets what they want. If they don’t do this it’s doomed!

    • booboo

      August 10th, 2018 - 7:21pm

      They don’t announce any of these on social media themselves and they are not worried as this is a tiny tiny part of their business.

      Its the forums and news sites such this one that create the hype all on their own

      Also their phone message specifically states they don’t check or reserve items on the shop floor so their staff are probably told not to (even though some do)

      It’s been no different for the last 4 years to be honest

    • Anonymous

      August 10th, 2018 - 6:50pm

      2 branches near me in Portsmouth are getting them in

    • MickeySmith07

      August 10th, 2018 - 6:51pm

      Sorry m, that was me

    • JonVic

      August 10th, 2018 - 9:38pm

      @booboo: Ah, I thought they had announced them on Twitter, but it seems checking back on that I may have been mistaken. Just as well for sites such as this eh?

      Well, I suppose the next few days will be telling and we will see which stores do get them in even if the staff seem to think they won’t have them.

      If you give them the product code for the non-Tardis figures they are clearly just quoting the current stock of 2017 figures. It seems as if it just a case of seeing what turns up on the lorry and hoping for the best!

  • Anonymous

    August 10th, 2018 - 10:48am

    B&m are probably the worst to get these kind of exclusives. Tried 4 B&M’s in my area just to see if they’re stocking them and no one answers the phone :’) so frustrating. Does anyone know what stores in SE London/Kent area get these?

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  • Rhys

    August 9th, 2018 - 11:26pm

    Why do the twelfth doctor figures never have a waistcoat? There are very few occasions when no waistcoat is worn especially with that jacket.

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  • Ian O’Brien

    August 9th, 2018 - 3:21pm

    Not all the stores will be stocking them, example Sale in Manchester will be getting the figure sets but not the Tardis.

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  • Ian

    August 9th, 2018 - 9:33am

    Dusted my displays and cabinets but made no room for these except the Tardis. That 4th Doctor looks good.

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  • MickeySmith07

    August 9th, 2018 - 8:26am

    I phoned up my local and asked them to check stock. They had none but they were able to tell me that they’re getting 12 of the figure sets and 6 of the TARDIS sets

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    • Judooning

      August 9th, 2018 - 9:34am

      So we can assume that’s 4 of each of the three packs.
      I wonder if they get re-stocks.

    • Anonymous

      August 9th, 2018 - 10:21pm

      So basically, most people will have to buy them off ebay & suchlike. Half the stores won’t get them in, a number will sell out immediately with no re-stocks, etc. Unlike my local B&M that took about 3 months after they were released to get them in & by then I had already bought them off the web.

  • Anonymous

    August 9th, 2018 - 8:19am

    Hi

    Is there is list of which figures are new variants (distinct rather than slight repaints). I am sure I saw it somewhere on this site but can’t find it.

    Also, has anyone established if the TARDIS is a canon design or if this just some obscure repaint of the 4th Doctor’s TARDIS. If the latter, I don’t think I’ll bother with that set…Unless the 3rd Doctor is a brand new variant.

    Info appreciated.

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    • BrunoB

      August 9th, 2018 - 8:27am

      It’s both a canon design and a repaint of the 4th doctor’s tardis. Looks amazing though.

      All the figures are variants except Oswin

    • the ergon

      August 9th, 2018 - 8:34am

      It is canon but is also a repaint. The 3rd doctor is a variant of the one found in the 12 doctor set. Its also proving to be very popular and could sell out fast judging by a recent poll mentioned on this page.

    • Anonymous

      August 9th, 2018 - 8:39am

      Cool – cheers. Which story did the 3rd Doctor appear with that design TARDIS? I.e. the exterior used in 4th Doctor era and black base?

    • Tyler Prescott

      August 9th, 2018 - 8:44pm

      The TARDIS design was seen in Season 9, but with darker windows, and blue base.

    • Anonymous

      August 9th, 2018 - 10:44pm

      So this isn’t an official TARDIS design. From what I can gather the TARDIS has never had a black base and the exterior looks nothing like anything that was used in the 3rd Doctor era.

      I wonder what processed them (is it CO?) To paint the base black?

    • Shane Cook

      August 10th, 2018 - 12:58am

      Annonymous, we start getting into TARDIS prop history here.
      There are times the TARDIS had a black base, however most of the times during Pertwee it was more about camera lighting that made it look black. This one in question is debatable as it appears to be sourced from a photo when the TARDIS was in the console room of the Master. They either needed a rush base and used something black or it is shadow.

      The TARDIS had a black base during season 17 in Tom’s era. this also had a white lamp, which I think would have been a better version to make as it is at least screen accurate

    • Anonymous

      August 10th, 2018 - 1:02am

      We also start to get into the actual shape of this box. It is nothing like what the actual Pertwee prop was. For the CO releases they have used the same wall design and base for all classic TARDISes, just changing the roof from Flat to stacked. A real Pertwee/early Tom should have a thinner non tappered base, a completely different lamp, a very wonky flat roof and reversed signage (black text on white). Very frustrating when CO just do something half arsed.

    • The Outcast

      August 10th, 2018 - 1:08am

      I believe all the Classic TARDIS toys are based on the dimensions of the Yardley-Jones prop. Originally the idea was to do different TARDISes for each set, e.g. The 1st, 4th and 7th Doctors would all have accurate boxes.

      But due to some inflation in oil prices or something, that became financially unviable, so as a result they had to alter the already designed 7th Doctor TARDIS to doubt as a 1st and 4th Doctor TARDIS as well, resulting in two TARDISes entirely inaccurate and one which now was slightly inaccurate.

    • BrunoB

      August 10th, 2018 - 10:45am

      That’s the version of the Tardis the toy is based on:

      https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/docteurwho/images/a/a2/Doctor-who-time-monster.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140104123626

  • Anonymous

    August 9th, 2018 - 1:04am

    Hoping Wishaw, Motherwell or Hamilton get these in , they’ve gotten every other set over the years in, the sonic and the Big Dalek so fingers crossed….

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  • Stirlingwhoo

    August 8th, 2018 - 10:04pm

    Curious to see if these make it up to Scotland for the 13th

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    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 10:53pm

      Doubt it honestly

    • BrunoB

      August 9th, 2018 - 8:28am

      Last year, I found them on the first week they were released. The previous year, it took at least three weeks for them to be available

  • Delgadomaster

    August 8th, 2018 - 9:21pm

    Have been keeping an eye every day this week and will continue to do so. I’ve got a couple of branches fairly handy so will holler as soon as anything turns up.

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  • Raven 0doctor0who0

    August 8th, 2018 - 7:14pm

    Will be looking in my 2 local B&Ms Monday onwards daily & will give updates where I can.

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  • John Kelly

    August 8th, 2018 - 6:38pm

    Deffo want the 3rd doctor’s tardis set

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  • the ergon

    August 8th, 2018 - 6:10pm

    The quest is on.

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    • Raven 0doctor0who0

      August 8th, 2018 - 7:12pm

      The quest is the quest 😉

    • the ergon

      August 8th, 2018 - 8:37pm

      You said it . Nice Underworld reference. Was almost tempted to say it myself.

  • Anonymous

    August 8th, 2018 - 5:02pm

    Does the 3rd doctor and Tardis have the same code as previous sets?

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    • booboo

      August 8th, 2018 - 5:05pm

      no because its a different price, the product codes and prices are clearly shown above?

  • Anonymous

    August 8th, 2018 - 2:41pm

    Anyone near Glasgow know if these sets will reach… Also the 10th tuxedo figure and 12 hoodie figure which we never got

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    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 4:47pm

      I’m not sure, I hope so. The one at the forge got the old sets in, though they still have a few of the 9th Doctor sets left.

    • Anonymous

      August 11th, 2018 - 5:44pm

      The 10th Doctor tuxedo figure wasn’t a B&M exclusive and, like the 12th Doctor figure, can be found in Forbidden Planet/your local sci-fi shop.

    • booboo

      August 11th, 2018 - 5:52pm

      yes but they are all £4.99 in B&M will be why they motioned it

  • the ergon

    August 8th, 2018 - 2:30pm

    The least of the 4 is the auton and doctor/brig set. If i can get one i,ll pick one up.The other 3 are a must have.

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  • Euan Bird

    August 8th, 2018 - 2:03pm

    Planning on getting the 11th and 12th doctor set. Not too interested in the other sets as I don’t really have a lot of classic who figures to along side with them.

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  • Greg

    August 8th, 2018 - 1:47pm

    My local store has space on the shelves and price tags underneath for these sets.

    Hopefully that means it won’t be too long until they hit the shelves.

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  • Chris

    August 8th, 2018 - 1:33pm

    Is the 3rd Doctor’s TARDIS the same scale as the flight control one?

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    • Pjd94

      August 8th, 2018 - 1:34pm

      Yes. It’s a repaint of the 4th Doctors TARDIS.

    • hsimpsonthepatient

      August 8th, 2018 - 1:36pm

      I would imagine so. All TARDISes have been the right scale for the range

  • Anonymous

    August 8th, 2018 - 1:30pm

    Why is the tardis so bright?

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    • Mark Belsom.

      August 8th, 2018 - 2:39pm

      In some Pertwee episodes the Tardis is painted a fairly light blue.

    • Richard Ansell

      August 8th, 2018 - 3:28pm

      Jon Perteee was stuck on earth because time Lords alter controls in tarnished

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 3:29pm

      I cant find pics of a tardis with a black base.

  • Anonymous

    August 8th, 2018 - 1:20pm

    Just rang they have 10 thousand on the way to distribute to all stores! I think we will all get one! Next week apparently.

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    • Exterminator

      August 8th, 2018 - 1:54pm

      10,000 that’s a lot of figures, plenty for everyone so no need to panic buy!

    • booboo

      August 8th, 2018 - 2:03pm

      if that’s 2500 of each that’s not a huge amount to be honest, that could be as little as 5 per store

    • The Outcast

      August 8th, 2018 - 2:26pm

      How many of each set do they usually do?

    • booboo

      August 8th, 2018 - 2:31pm

      not sure off hand i thought 4000 was mentioned at one time but that could be wrong

      even if only half their stores get them that’s still only 10 per store puts it into perspective a bit

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 4:28pm

      “Somewhere on this planet are 10,000 daleks!”

    • prototype dalek

      August 8th, 2018 - 6:34pm

      It was a similar with last year’s figures that about 2,000/2,500 were made so not really surprised. And I am sure it will be 2,500 of each set

    • booboo

      August 8th, 2018 - 6:40pm

      well according to our poll 2700 visitors to this site alone are going to buy the 3rd doctor and Tardis set so we could be in trouble with that one

    • prototype dalek

      August 8th, 2018 - 8:03pm

      Ah, that might be a slight problem then it if all 2,700 try to find them and buy them.

      Luckily my local B&M is putting that set on reserve for me so I have no worries about it.

  • Anonymous

    August 8th, 2018 - 11:11am

    On the B and M website it says there is a bargins store and a home store, which one stock these sets

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    • DanWFA

      August 8th, 2018 - 11:54am

      Bargains store. The home store i believe is a diffrent branch that doesn’t sell Doctor Who toys

    • Grant

      August 8th, 2018 - 12:22pm

      My B&M is a home store and always stock huge amounts of these Doctor Who sets every year. Not sure where the idea has come from that homestores don’t stock DW stuff but I’ve seen quite a few people saying it.

    • Stevennnnn.

      August 8th, 2018 - 12:45pm

      The Home Store near me stocks more Doctor Who items than the regular store. That’s where I’ll be heading this weekend to see if hey have any in.

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 5:44pm

      The Bigger stores are the home stores. the smaller are the bargain stores. therefore they will be shipping the figures to the home stores

  • hsimpsonthepatient

    August 8th, 2018 - 11:01am

    Cannot wait. If you make customs then this range is a good place to find rare parts that you need, like 3rd dr coat or unearthly child 1st dr coat.

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    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2018 - 2:50pm

      1sr doctors not in any of these sets

    • hsimpsonthepatient

      August 8th, 2018 - 4:17pm

      The waist coat from the 4th dr figure

    • The watcher

      August 8th, 2018 - 5:02pm

      That’s got nothing to do with the first doctor

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