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June 11th, 2019 323 comments

Big Finish Doctor / Dalek Packs In B&M 2019 Line up

Character Options announces new Doctor Who lines planned for B&M Stores

New Malden, London 11th June 2019

Character Options is delighted to announce a new series of exclusive Doctor Who toys that will be available later this summer from local B&M stores (UK variety retailer). Full details of the product line-up (with images) will be revealed in the coming weeks but here’s a small taster of what will be available.
 
Fans of the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdrivers will be able to get their hands on a heritage set of three popular incarnations.. The new blister-pack series will include electronic versions, inspired by the 50th anniversary episode, of the Tenth, Eleventh and War Doctor’s sonics.

For action figure fans,Character Options presents a set of three unique Doctor & Dalek Twin Packs, inspired by the Doctor Who audio series from Big Finish. This includes a brand new take on the Eighth Doctor, plus the Dalek Interrogator Prime, as featured in Big Finish audio book story In the Garden of Death. The two additional Doctor and Daleks sets to be released from this range will feature the Seventh and War Doctors respectively.

This year there will be not one, but two new TARDIS & Doctor sets released, each with a completely new take on both the Doctor and the blue box, inspired by adventures spanning the 1970s and 1980s. 

To complete the summer line-up there are three brand new collector sets with a range of three figures in each, inspired by the Classic adventures of the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.
 
Al Dewar, Creative Director at Character Options commented: “We are delighted to announce this first taster of what’s to come from our B&M stores Doctor Who toy range.  To reveal the visuals of these brand new products, we plan to do a full unveiling live, which will take place ‘unboxing style’ on Character Options’ own Youtube channel in July; details of the time and date will be announced.”


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323 comments

  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 1:44pm

    I think the Dalek in the War Doctor Pack will be the Time Controller Dalek from the War Doctor audios! That’s a repaint of The Red Dalek Supreme after all!

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  • David

    June 11th, 2019 - 1:38pm

    My prediction / hopes for the three packs are:

    • I’m hoping for Second Doctor (in Duffle Coat praying), Yeti (praying but not likely), Ice Warrior (presumably), Cyberman (presumably) or Jamie but again VERY not likely. (A combination of 3)

    • Fourth Doctor, Ainley Master, Classic Sontaran is what I’m hoping for and pretty easy to do

    • I think 6 and 7 will be in one set, probs with Peri but dont want another Peri, or Cyberman maybe? As much as I love them I can’t see either 6 or 7 leading a 3 pack, the average Joe Blogs isn’t interested in them enough. I think putting the two together would sell far more 🙂

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    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:40pm

      Isn’t it more likely that Six and Two will be in one set? With Seven and Ace coming with Ainley and Four with a Sontaran

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:41pm

      a two doctor set would be interesting

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:43pm

      a set based on the TV story the two doctors would be cool.

      2nd doc
      6th doc
      sontaran with blaster

    • BeeversMaster

      June 11th, 2019 - 5:41pm

      Well sadly they cannot release the Ainley master again due to licensing issues.

    • Wholords2

      June 11th, 2019 - 7:45pm

      They can release Ainley master!

    • BeeversMaster

      June 12th, 2019 - 7:51am

      Well they said that there was an issue with licensing Ainley’s likeness so I doubt that we would be able to get another release.

    • Ian

      June 12th, 2019 - 9:06am

      That as the Third Doctor would say “Arrant nonsense”, about the Ainley Master. Having spoken to Al Dewar he has said that ‘it’s not factually true to say Character Options can’t make another Ainley Master Figure because the estate has/had refused. The first 80’s Master head sculpt was created post his passing and approvals were carried out via the BBC.

      There were no issues at that point so it’s hard to believe there would be any issues were we to create a further sculpt. That said it would only be further body/costume variants which would need to be created not a new head/face likeness.

    • booboo

      June 12th, 2019 - 9:14am

      i think generally once a face sculpt is approved it can be used indefinitely, if only on variant bodies.

      However a band new face sculpt would need approval again.

  • booboo

    June 11th, 2019 - 1:14pm

    Big Finish will have their own, rarer versions of these set apparently after B&M get theirs

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    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:25pm

      How do you mean?

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:29pm

      same sets but with slight variations to the B&M sets with much less numbers

    • WhovianLife

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:31pm

      Oooooh that’s going to be a bit of a tricky decision between both!!

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:39pm

      they wont be until after the B&M sets i gather, i expect a press release from BF themselves at some stage, they have been very quite today.

  • Steven toon

    June 11th, 2019 - 1:00pm

    New take on the blue box, I’m going with a pink TARDIS from “The happiness patrol”

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    • Who Knows

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:06pm

      Would be cool to see however I don’t think it will happen this year as there are already two 7th doctor sets coming out in this line. I’m 89% sure it’s a 5th doctor tardis set . . .

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:07pm

      i think you may get that Pink Tardis, be maybe not this year

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:17pm

      Upon seeing this, That’s my birthday list planned.

  • Judooning

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:51pm

    If we’re getting a two doctors set, was the 2nd doctor that was released in the 13 doctors set the version from this story?
    I’m not too good with classic doctor costumes

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    • Who Knows

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:59pm

      Yes, the figure from that set was based on the two doctors.

  • Who Knows

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:44pm

    Prediction on the Three Packs:

    4th doctor set – season 15 costume 4th doctor, invasion of time sontaran trooper & leela

    2 doctors set – grey haired 2nd doctor, regular 6th doctor, caves of androzani peri repainted in the two doctor’s outfit.

    7th doctor set – 7th doctor in cream jacket with smiley hatted head, silver nemesis cyber man and master from survival ( praying for the last one, if not ace from greatest show in galaxy )

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  • Judooning

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:39pm

    I’m so excited!
    Would love to see that new series style special weapons Dalek with the War doctor. But obviously that would be new tooling.

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    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:53pm

      I’m hoping for the dalek time controller with the war doctor. Would just need a collar added.

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:58pm

      i really don’t think they would be able to do anymore than repaints given the budget of these sets, even so i still think they will be very worthwhile.

  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:30pm

    ACE ACE ACE PLEASE

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  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:26pm

    Why all classics where’s the new stuff ??? Mega disappointment!

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:30pm

      If you mean series 11 you were never going to get anything from that in these sets.

    • The Outcast

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:34pm

      The War Doctor and 8th Doctor sets are based on their looks from the modern Series.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:46pm

      @theoutcast we don’t know that for the 8th, he could be in his TV movie costume

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:51pm

      I mean we kinda do know that, since the figures are based on the Big Finish Time War series that has the 8th in his new who look. If he doesn’t have his new who look the set wouldn’t make sense.

    • SJF

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:22pm

      It might even be Eight’s head on Laszlo’s body based on what Eight wears in that particular BF Story.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 7:35pm

      OMG, can you imagine everyones excitement if they rereleased… LAZLO!!!!!

  • dazzleshell

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:18pm

    I’m wondering if the Prime Dakek is the one with the huge round dome sitting on top of the skirt section. Like what the comics used to do.

    CO could then simply use the Davros Emporer Dalek figure from Remembrance as a starting point. Add on the eye stalk and other bits and a repaint?

    I need these sets as Daleks are my main Dr.Who fetish.

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    • The Outcast

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:35pm

      It’s the Dalek Interrogator Prime, not Dalek Prime. I’ve no idea what this Dalek looks like.

    • Judooning

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:40pm

      Wasnt there a green progenitor style dalek from victory of the daleks that had a claw arm? Not sure if that was big finish or a fan made video

    • Tyler Prescott

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:54pm

      That was a fan video, and that took place after the Paradigm Daleks were created.

      This is supposed to be during the 8th Doctor’s run, so it will likely be based on the Time War Dalek, or the Resurrection-style Dalek

    • The Outcast

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:13pm

      It’s from the Time War, so definitely Time War style Dalek. But I’m curious to see what it looks like, as no images of it have been put out…

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:14pm

    Wonder if these new Daleks will be new sculpts or variants on what we have already?

    I don’t actually know what the Dalek Interrogator Prime looks like.

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:19pm

      i would imagine they are repaints, i don’t see new tooling being viable in these sets, but there are still some very good variants to have, mustn’t forget the Doctors either, I think we will get 3 really good sets here.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:04pm

      Look forward to them. You can never have enough Daleks.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:05pm

    I guessed right with the two figure sets being Doctor and Dalek ones on the other thread.

    Can’t wait to see the images when they appear in the coming weeks.

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  • The 14th doctor

    June 11th, 2019 - 12:00pm

    These sound good! Really hoping there won’t be too many rare figures in these sets as I have spent years and years trying to hunt them down! Do we know when we will get images?

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  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:59am

    So it looks like we are getting an 8th Doctor in leather jacket figure then…

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    • SJF

      June 11th, 2019 - 1:39pm

      Nope, it’ll either be Eight in his Time War outfit, or an orange jumpsuit.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:04pm

      We’ve already got the time war one

    • SJF

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:27pm

      Yes, we do.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:30pm

      It says a brand new take – so it will probably be the leather jacket version.

    • SJF

      June 11th, 2019 - 2:52pm

      No, it’ll probably be the orange jumpsuit version.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 3:16pm

      Doubt it…

    • Who Knows

      June 11th, 2019 - 3:28pm

      If it was going to be the leather jacket version they would have said that the figure was from a Dark Eyes or Ravenous story however they are clearly indicating it’s from the “Garden of Death” – the figure could be a straight up reissue of the NOTD version, a creative interpretation repaint of that version or as others are saying him wearing a orange jumpsuit as showcased on the cover for that story.

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 3:31pm

      I believe it might be one worth waiting for, but I’ve not seen it myself…

  • Steven taylor

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:53am

    im gonna be poor if i brought all of these so i think im gonna pass on the dalek sets and i will see about the 3 packs, defo gonna get the tardises

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  • Thomas Chapman

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:38am

    I’m very happy with what I’ve heard so far! But I will say that I hope for future releases that it’s a lot more 50/50 with Classic and New! Doesn’t seem to have any feature of New Series in this selection which is a shame!

    Still extremely excited with what’s been teased especially the 2 packs!

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  • Doctor 909

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:37am

    Something makes me think that the Tardis sets will be the 5th Dr (many a strong muttering about this) and maybe another 3rd Dr one as Al seemed to post quite a few pictures with the Purple jacket 3rd Dr at the same time he posted many other figure that appear to be in these sets. Plus isn’t that 3rd Dr deemed rare?

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    • _1963_

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:59am

      Where do you see these pics?

    • Tim M

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:42pm

      They should bring out a Troughton figure alongside his version of the Tardis, with the ‘pull to open’ sign on the opposite door, as seen in some of his stories. As seen in ‘Evil of the Daleks’ , ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Enemy of the World’. That’s what I’d like to see released.

  • Ian

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:32am

    What is the BF Dalek prime?

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    • Tyler Prescott

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:04pm

      Can’t find anything about it anywhere, I guess CO will have full creative license with it, which is cool

  • Ian

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:26am

    Goodness me the Tardis…well two! I know….spoilers!

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  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:22am

    So will that mean new moulds have been made for these sets? especially if this includes Dalek Prime?

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:27am

      i don’t see that to be honest, a new Dalek tool block would be horrendously expensive, but who knows

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:30am

      Nice to see big finish being linked in to the acion figure world

    • Ian

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:31am

      What is the BF Dalek prime?

    • The Outcast

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:38am

      I can’t find an image of the Interrogator Prime Dalek sadly. But I assume it’s some sort of Interrogator.

  • Luck4Unow

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:21am

    My guess is that the “classic Sontaran” will be a Sontaran trooper from Invasion of Time (with different helmet insignia).

    Of course, my guesses so far have been way off course….

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  • Doctor 909

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:15am

    So I imagine the the other Dalek two packs will be the War Doctor with the Dalek Time Controller and the Seventh Doctor either from We Are the Daleks or the Genocide Machine?

    The Second and Sixth Doctors are probably in the same three pack with a classic Sontaran and it’ll be a “The Two Doctors” set guessing by one tweet. And then the Seventh Doctor one will hopefully have a variant of Ace and maybe a Silver Nemesis Cyberman or maybe just a reissue of the Ace from Silver Nemesis to make a Silver Nemesis set? The Fourth Doctor will be the Season 15 variant on Al’s twitter but who know what it’ll be with!

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    • The Outcast

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:18am

      If it’s the War Doctor, it’d be the Dalek Time Strategist.

    • Doctor 909

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:19am

      oh yeah got confused with the names -Time Controller is in Dark Eyes isn’t it!

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:20am

      If that’s true hope they are able to make a proper two Doctors Colin, rather than a standard rerelease

    • Ian

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:21am

      Why season 15?

    • Doctor 909

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:23am

      There’s a photo on Al’s twitter of a repaint of the City of Death 4th Dr to look like Season 15

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:24am

      yes, and a Sontaran, plain sight and all that

    • Tyler Prescott

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:06pm

      What’s Al Dewar’s name on Twitter? I can’t find him anywhere

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:07pm

      he doesn’t really use it now, he post mostly on GB

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 12:35pm

      link?

  • Ollie

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:15am

    Do you reckon they’ll release the 2nd Doctor sculpt in his woolly coat from ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Ice Warriors’? I’m sure a sculpt was made but never released. Fingers crossed.

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    • Ian

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:22am

      No, I understand that was a retail exclusive that fell through and is unlikely ever to be made 🙁

  • Still Not Ginger

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:12am

    Was hoping for photos!!!! So we won’t find out what’s in the 3 packs until the video live?

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:15am

      that’s right, i thought that might happen, lots to talk about though

  • Scott

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:10am

    Lovely stuff, Big Finish is a bit of a surprise and those I can happily pass on! However new Doctors and TARDIS’s and 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th era sets are a must!!! 🙂

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  • Exterminator

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:09am

    The Dr Dalek twin packs will be must haves for me. Thank you B&M.

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  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:07am

    So al was lying when he said no Daleks lol

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:09am

      weren’t we all…

  • Doctor 909

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:06am

    Wow wasn’t expecting that! Big Finish figures -who’s have thought that would happen!! The three packs sound a bit weird but I’m sure they’ll be great!

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    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:11am

      if you know whats in them, it makes sense…

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:14am

      Is there a Jamie figure by any chance?

    • Doctor 909

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:17am

      I think we might have a “Two Doctors” set with 2, 6 and a sontaran?

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:19am

      well i think its fair to say a sontaran will feature somewhere

    • Scott

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:19am

      Booboo is it a Jaqueline Pearce figure? That way we could have a Two Doctors set and Al is a Blake 7 fan so he custom make a Servalan haha

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2019 - 11:21am

      i don’t think so, not seen the full sets though

  • Jon

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:05am

    Daleks!

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  • Ollie

    June 11th, 2019 - 11:03am

    It all sounds really exciting…

    Reply

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