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July 22nd, 2017 251 comments

5.5″ B&M 2017 Collectors Set The Monsters

To find your nearest store visit www.bmstores.co.uk. Please ring (option 3) to check availability before travelling. Priced at £16.99 per set. Product code 294255

This 5.5″ figure set is presented in collectors series window box packaging.

The Monster set contains…

  • Cyber Controller
  • Attack Cyberman
  • Sontaran Skorr


This second B&M exclusive Monsters Set contains The Cyber Controller from the 1967 Patrick Troughton story The Tomb of the Cybermen, A Cyberman from the 1985 Colin Baker story Attack of the Cybermen and Sontaran Skorr from the 2008 David Tennant stories The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky.

Accessories include a laser rifle and helmet with Sontaran Skorr and a Cyber Gun with the Attack Cyberman.

The new Cyber Controller (left) is a slight variant the original Build a Figure where individual parts were supplied in the “age of Steel wave”.

The face is a darker grey and the figure now has a silver rim below the brain section, the decoration on the brain is also slightly more obvious on this new version.

The “Attack” Cybeman (centre) is a combination of the Earthshock and Rogue Cyberman with appropriate paint application. The gun also has a different paint application. All in all i think most people would see this as an unreleased and new figure.

Sontaran “Skorr” is essentially a re-named re-release although he can either come with a rank insignia badge of 3 (Commander) or 5 (General) in this set. The badge is on the collar below the helmet line.

B&M294255


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

251 comments

  • Tim M

    July 14th, 2017 - 10:53am

    Great to see the Cyber Controller re-released. Especially with the 50th anniversary of the superb ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’ fast approaching.

    Reply
    • Tim M

      July 14th, 2017 - 11:09am

      Perhaps they should have released a Moonbase/Tomb Cyberman, Cyber Controller and Second Doctor as a three figure release. Would have made a brilliant ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’ themed set.

  • Anonymous

    July 13th, 2017 - 10:44pm

    I’ll be using my staff discount on this. Some days I love working for them mainly when they release these sets.

    Reply
    • prototype dalek

      July 14th, 2017 - 8:45am

      Very lucky!

  • Gareth

    July 13th, 2017 - 5:37pm

    I love the look of this set 🙂 any news on the sonic or dalek? Or was it just a rumour?

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 13th, 2017 - 6:07pm

      No both are due later, the Dalek in September

    • Stike

      July 13th, 2017 - 10:49pm

      What sonic/Dalek are you talking about?

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2017 - 8:48am

      12″ remote bronze and 11th sonic, no idea if in new packaging yet

  • Omega63

    July 13th, 2017 - 4:06pm

    I’d prefer a classic Sontaran as a person who unfortunately never got one due to the overpriced pods. But, am I the only one who doesn’t mind the new series one being included here? Yes it would make sense to have a 10th Planet Cyberman, but I was planning on doing a classic coloured modern series custom of the Sontaran and this is the cheapest way for me to get it.

    And, if the silver and black custom of the new series Sontaran looks good, it’s definitely a recolour I’d love to see for a proper Sontaran story in Chibnall’s run.

    Reply
    • SW

      July 14th, 2017 - 9:15am

      It does look good, I bought one a number of years ago not realising at the time that it was a repaint, stands at the front of my Sontaran army as the commander 🙂

    • Coolicle

      July 14th, 2017 - 12:11pm

      They did release a classic sontaran in an invasion of time set with Leela and no pod

  • Velvet Doctor

    July 13th, 2017 - 12:48am

    I know this is the attack cyberman, but out of curiosity is it the same design as in The Five Doctors?

    Reply
    • LastOfTheSonics

      July 13th, 2017 - 6:36am

      Yes.

    • Gollstrom

      July 13th, 2017 - 7:45am

      They’re the same bodies as The Five Doctors however they use the silver guns from Earthshock

    • Jamie

      July 13th, 2017 - 11:43am

      Different boots on the Attack version.

    • Whovastron

      July 13th, 2017 - 3:40pm

      @Jamie the Attack and Five Doctors Cybermen have the same boots.

    • Velvet Doctor

      July 13th, 2017 - 6:20pm

      Thanks guys! It’s difficult spotting all the little differences in these costumes for me 😀

    • Jamie

      July 14th, 2017 - 6:28am

      @whovastron
      Sorry, your absolutly right! For some reason I thought you meant Earthshock… Teach me to speed read!

  • Christopher

    July 12th, 2017 - 10:06pm

    boo boo. When are these sets, due to hit the stores?

    Reply
    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 10:09pm

      late July early August

    • Christopher

      July 12th, 2017 - 10:14pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Colin fan no. 1

    July 12th, 2017 - 8:32pm

    I think that they should’ve done a sontaran from the two doctors and then we would have a sontaran from each story

    Reply
  • Duncan parsons

    July 12th, 2017 - 6:24pm

    B&M’s is a chain of budget shops that sell things at budget prices such as toys. These are budget price figure sets produced on a budget so most if not all figures in these sets have been released before. If you are wanting something that’s brand new or rare or of limited number I would suggest looking elsewhere. Easy

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    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 6:26pm

      exactly, some people are expecting far to much from these sets

    • Dalek4ever

      July 12th, 2017 - 6:36pm

      I think for what you get its worth it! I too don’t understand what people are expecting. Are they expecting the regeneration 6th Doctor Regeneration 4th doctor and 5the Doctor? Rate figures. But so is the cyber controller but still. I don’t know what they expect

    • Weeping Angel

      July 12th, 2017 - 6:59pm

      Even though I feel that they could have changed some of the figures in the sets, I don’t know why people are complaining. At least we get some new doctor who merchandise this year, even if it is re-releases.

    • prototype dalek

      July 12th, 2017 - 7:07pm

      Any merchandise is new merchandise, especially with not as much Doctor Who Figures now a days

    • Judooning

      July 12th, 2017 - 9:28pm

      Although, just because a figure has become rare in the eyes of a collector does not mean it can’t be put in a budget set. It would cost no more to produce a regenerated 6th Doctor figure for one of these sets than it would a standard Sontaran figure that we’ve seen many times before. (Unless of course they no longer have the mould, then fair enough). The rarity of a previously released figure would not effect it being re-released.

      I like these 3 sets, and I completely understand the target audience for these sets, but still I can think of many more desired figures that the average “impulse buyer” would still recognise or find interesting.

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 9:43pm

      there would be endless list of desired figures so whatever they do people will complain about something

      Some classic figures were co funded by UT and FP so we don’t know what effect that may have in any re-use of them

      Other collectors would complain like hell (as some have already regard the cyber controller) if “rare” figures were re-released in cheap sets

    • Judooning

      July 13th, 2017 - 9:36am

      Excluding the Eleven and Thirteen Doctors box set, is this is the first ever figure set to contain both classic and New series figures?

  • Ryan Croughan

    July 12th, 2017 - 3:02pm

    Honestly, they could have so easily altered these sets to suit collectors and casual buyers using the same figures. I know many people were missing the Cyber Controller, but it wouldn’t have done much harm to add some ice/snow detailing to at least make it a variant to the scene where he first exits the Tomb. As for the Sontaran? Paint the face a light beige and we have Commander Stark from The Pandorica Opens. It doesn’t take a lot but it goes a long way for long time collectors.

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    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 4:41pm

      the problem is any alteration to the original production run costs money

      even snow would requite a new paint mask and and an alteration to the established production process

      B&M will only have these I’m sure if they getting a good margin from them

      I expect CO are having to produce these at a very very low cost so we are never going to see what some people are expecting from these type of sets

    • Dalek4ever

      July 12th, 2017 - 4:43pm

      Is this out?

    • Ryan

      July 12th, 2017 - 10:44pm

      That’s certainly true booboo, and I’m very glad we’re getting these figures at all. I just wish that there was some outlets for even repaints offering variants and improve versions on original figures, because the few variants they release in these sets are welcomed with such great response from collectors. I always thought the ‘collector series’ was a great opportunity for that, and have welcomed these sets each year for the (if slight) but desired variants they produce.

  • erikthedalek

    July 12th, 2017 - 2:56pm

    I wish to express my sincere desire that the Doctor Who 5 inch action figure range comes back, in a powerful way, in 2018. A new Doctor, a new show runner in charge, it could be a great new era for Who. I will miss Capaldi, as any Doctor who plays the guitar, has a spot in my heart. But, the show adapts and changes, so too must we. Best of luck to the new Who actor, whom ever he or she turns out to be. Also, best wishes to the Who toy line, it maintains 12 shelves in my collection. Good luck, see you in 2018. These statements are purely my own best wishes .

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    • The Outcast

      July 12th, 2017 - 3:17pm

      I agree. I really hope the Series 11 gets more people to buy figures.

  • Gollstrom

    July 12th, 2017 - 2:36pm

    So is the Sontaron suppose to be Commander Stark from TPO?

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    • mrcrazyesque

      July 12th, 2017 - 4:21pm

      That’s who he most resembles but i think the insignia on the collar is incorrect for that.

    • Anonymous

      July 12th, 2017 - 5:08pm

      Skorr

  • Weeping Angel

    July 12th, 2017 - 2:17pm

    I don’t understand why they put the new style Sontaran in this set, instead of another Cyberman, and then it could have been a Cyberman set. Also, does anyone know if the 12″ Dalek & Sonic Screwdriver will be coming out at the same time and when we will get images?

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    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 2:49pm

      they are not until September i think

    • Weeping Angel

      July 12th, 2017 - 6:21pm

      Ok, thx

  • Jordan Scott

    July 12th, 2017 - 1:23pm

    Thats definitely General Staal on the picture, yet he has Commander Skorr’s weapon and his name on the box. I hope this isn’t the case in the actual release.

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  • Mark Belsom

    July 12th, 2017 - 1:09pm

    Want three of these sets,plan on making the controller into moonbase Cybermen.

    Reply
    • TIMELORDTC

      July 12th, 2017 - 1:30pm

      Just buy a Tomb Cyberman. They are exactly the same in moonbase as they are tomb.

    • Mark Belsom

      July 12th, 2017 - 2:01pm

      True,but l want some extra attack Cybermen.

    • Anonymous

      July 12th, 2017 - 3:41pm

      There are several minor variations between the Moonbase and Tomb versions.

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2017 - 12:44pm

    Is that sontaran not called general staal, as I’m certain Commander Skorr was the name of the one played by Dan Starkey (later played strax) I’m sure the weapons are mixed up’ as general staal had a swagger stick.

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    • TheRavenMustBeFaced

      July 14th, 2017 - 2:33pm

      I was thinking exactly the same, Stall has a more grumpy expression than Skorr. Plus Skorr has 2 teeth showing.

  • The Outcast

    July 12th, 2017 - 12:38pm

    I think that the Cyberman is from the Five Doctors because the gun is silver. I’m definitely going to get this set.

    Reply
    • Gollstrom

      July 12th, 2017 - 2:32pm

      It’s from Attack Of The Cybermen

  • Adam

    July 12th, 2017 - 12:09pm

    £50.97 for all 3…. when you think of it like that 🙁

    Reply
    • Gareth

      July 13th, 2017 - 5:41pm

      Im not touching the 9th doctor set with a very long barge pole but I need a 4th doctor so 34 isnt too bad :/

  • prototype dalek

    July 12th, 2017 - 11:49am

    Will certainly be getting this! Like how the CyberController and Cyberman are different so cant wait for this! Any dates of release yet?

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    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 11:53am

      at the end of the month i think, may take a few days for stock to circulate

    • prototype dalek

      July 12th, 2017 - 11:59am

      Ok then, thank you. All I know is that my store will be getting one of the first batches so just hoping to ring and reserve them

    • Anonymous

      July 12th, 2017 - 12:01pm

      Hi, what is different about the Cyber Controller?

      The Attach Cyberman is new, right? As we have never had a regular silver Attach Cyberman before.

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 12:17pm

      the head looks darker and more obvious deco on the brain to me

      The attack is new

  • Johnny Disco

    July 7th, 2017 - 11:23am

    I wonder if they’ve corrected the Cyber Controller – on screen there were two sets of piping on each leg, but only one on the collect and build model. I makes a big difference to the look….

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    • mrcrazyesque

      July 7th, 2017 - 12:24pm

      The figure has a pipe at the front of each leg and a pipe at the back of each leg, is that correct or not?

  • thewhoman

    July 6th, 2017 - 3:57pm

    Probably a silly question, but I’ve seen people asking ‘why is this the Earthshock head if it’s from AOTC’ what’s the difference? I can’t see any on my figures.. Apart from the obvious weathering on the AOTC version.

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    • Anonymous

      July 7th, 2017 - 8:58am

      It’s the rogue cyberman I’m pretty sure

    • 7thwhovlogs

      July 7th, 2017 - 10:27am

      The difference is, on the Rogue Cyberman, the eyes are enlarged and the faceplate is annoying to put on. If it had the Earthshock head it’d be more screen accurate and no risk of the plate falling off

  • Judooning

    July 6th, 2017 - 9:35am

    I’m actually pretty hyped for this set! Cybermen and Sontarans make for great looking figures and you can do some nice poses with them when you have the guns. (Which I am so relieved they are included)

    Yeah Okay, a classic Sontaran may have been a bit of a change. But then I suppose the new series one would catch the eye of younger kids due to Strax being a more recent Sontaran in the series.

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  • prototype dalek

    July 5th, 2017 - 8:28pm

    Strange set with the 2 Cybermen and a Sontaran, would make sense to have another Cyberman with them really

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    • Jack

      July 5th, 2017 - 8:29pm

      Agreed, my thoughts too

    • Dalek Sec

      July 6th, 2017 - 2:43pm

      Would’ve been better with the original Mondasian Cyberman, considering the recent episode.

    • prototype dalek

      July 12th, 2017 - 5:07pm

      Makes sense

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2017 - 5:17pm

      not yet

    • prototype dalek

      July 13th, 2017 - 12:26pm

      Very intriguing answer booboo

  • Someone

    July 5th, 2017 - 7:27pm

    sets aren’t as good as last years tbh

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    • mattthegeek99@gmail.com

      July 5th, 2017 - 11:19pm

      its the some figure as the build a cyberman figure collection. is just how the picture taken

    • Danny

      July 6th, 2017 - 12:25pm

      The only one I think is worth getting is the Monsters set with it having the Tomb Cyber Controller if you missed out getting the build-a-figure. The original figure sells quite pricey when loose on eBay. Other than that these sets are very weak compared to last year (with the blue coat 3rd doctor as an example). Would have preferred a 5th doctor set or even a 1st doctor set.

  • Weeping Angel

    July 5th, 2017 - 5:43pm

    Why is the cybercontrollers head black?

    Reply
    • Weeping Angel

      July 5th, 2017 - 5:45pm

      That was me ^^^

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 5:50pm

      its is different but i think there is a shadow across it making it look dark

    • William

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:52pm

      The on screen Tomb Controller head is supposed to be a dark metallic silver colour; I’m glad CO are correctingly mistakes – makes this rerelease pack worth putting out

    • William

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:59pm

      *correcting

    • The Outcast

      July 6th, 2017 - 7:51am

      I’d rather it was a Black and White version. Would make things interesting.

    • William

      July 6th, 2017 - 10:15am

      That’s a good idea and perhaps replace the sontaran with a monochrome ice warrior 😉

  • Anonymous

    July 5th, 2017 - 4:37pm

    £16.99?! Oh dear

    Reply
    • The Living Shadow

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:47pm

      They always go down in price over time, don’t worry!

  • LastOfTheSonics

    July 5th, 2017 - 4:19pm

    Will these be available by the end of the month?

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    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 4:23pm

      possibly

    • mick

      July 5th, 2017 - 4:31pm

      says in our central warehouse on 31/7/2017 on our system, so a little after that when they get them sent to the stores

  • 7thwhovlogs

    July 5th, 2017 - 3:02pm

    Just to clarify, the attack Cyberman has the correct boots and the Earthshock head? I’d be so annoyed if the face plate from the “Rogue” Cyberman was just stuck on

    Reply
    • Mark Belsom

      July 5th, 2017 - 4:24pm

      I think the face is just stuck on,but I could be wrong.

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 4:36pm

      correct boots, not sure on the head, was supposedly the rogue Cybermen with fixed plate and no weathering but that could have change

  • The Outcast

    July 5th, 2017 - 1:46pm

    Images of the B&M sets! With an Attack Cyberman!
    This is EXCELLENT!
    Get-it

    Reply
    • mick

      July 5th, 2017 - 3:53pm

      I will have a look tomorrow for you

  • Jack

    July 5th, 2017 - 12:38pm

    How much will these be?

    Reply
    • mick

      July 5th, 2017 - 1:11pm

      £16.99

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 1:14pm

      Is the 12″ remote on the system yet?

    • mick

      July 5th, 2017 - 4:32pm

      will have a look tomorrow for you

    • Jack

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:44pm

      Did I read somewhere B&M are also getting a sonic? If so, can you say which one?

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:49pm

      the picture showed the 11th but we don’t know which version as such (a sin touch control/ opening/non opening etc , later there is also the 12″ remote bronze Dalek as well

    • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:49pm

      It’s the 11/12 Doctor’s Sonic from Series 5-9.

    • The Legend Doctor

      July 6th, 2017 - 3:49pm

      Mick was The Dalek on the database?

    • mick

      July 6th, 2017 - 3:59pm

      yes it is just goes under the name bronze dalek product code 328759 price £49.99. coming into our central warehouse round about 25th September.

      product code for the 3 figure sets is 294255

    • The Legend Doctor

      July 6th, 2017 - 4:12pm

      Ooooo! Thanks for the information Mick! I am glad its still £50! Will be getting one if i save up enough by then!!!

  • DalekAgent

    July 5th, 2017 - 12:00pm

    I hope theres somthing a little bit different with this Cyber-Controller compared to the collect and build Cyber-Controller so you can tell which is which because im sure others like me who have the collect and build Cyber-Controller are a little annoyed that they are now releasing the figure as a full figure because to me it felt like an achivement to have the collect and build Cyber-Controller because of its rareness

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2017 - 1:15pm

      Totally agree!

    • platon29

      July 5th, 2017 - 5:47pm

      The figures were normal price when first released and people selling them on ebay are nothing to do with the company so why should there be any difference?

    • Anonymous

      July 6th, 2017 - 11:12am

      IMO although it is nice to have collected and built that figure all those years ago- it isn’t fair on those who didn’t get it. They’ve waited long enough to rerelease it. It’s a lot like the River Song they rereleased a couple of years ago- in which people complained then too.

    • The Outcast

      July 6th, 2017 - 1:44pm

      I think it would be good if this controller was a Black and White version.

    • Johnny Disco

      July 7th, 2017 - 11:24am

      If they’ve got the piping on the legs correct this time it’ll finally be screen accurate – should have 2 sets per leg, not one. A really surprising miss on the design – can only think they simplified it for cost reasons but it’s a shame it’s not right as everything else about it is great.

    • The Outcast

      July 7th, 2017 - 11:40am

      The Tomb Controller already has 2 sets of pipes on it though. I know, I own one.

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