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June 16th, 2020 60 comments

B&M 2020 Companions of The Fourth Doctor Set

B&M 2020 Companions of The Fourth Doctor Set product code 357872

At the time of writing you can no longer speak to stores directly to check stock. You can however scan in the bar code below on the B&M app, This may help in some cases but my not be 100% accurate as to the exact situation on the shop floor.

Customers in the USA will be able to pre-order boxsets via The Official North America Doctor Who Store, Amazon and the BBC Shop.

Available to order from www.sanity.com.au



With the release of this set the Season 12 TARDIS Team is complete at last. Hot on the heels of Harry Sullivans release last year we now have a full set of three companions of the Fourth Doctor.

First up is Sarah Jane Smith as seen in 1975’s ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’ stories. Then we follow this with Season 16’s Time Lord companion Romanadvoratrelundar or Romana. She’s presented as seen in the 1978 story ‘The Pirate Planet’. Completing the line up fort this set is the second incarnation of Romana as seen in 1979’s Season 17 story ‘Destiny of the Daleks’.

All figures are 5.5 inch scale and are articulated. As usual they come presented in heritage Doctor Who brand packaging.


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

60 comments

  • Gary Penketh

    July 23rd, 2020 - 5:59pm

    Seen today on the shelves in Gateshead! Let the games commence…

  • Anonymous

    July 13th, 2020 - 10:00pm

    Anyone else really hate the outfits? Sarah Jane and Romana 1 should be swapped because it isn’t accurate, especially the latter. Isn’t there any others they could’ve chosen to match an outfit like a Jo Grant figure or something? It’s ashame because I really want these characters but can’t justify the price for poor quality. Would rather wait for a variant.

    • masterdoctorten

      July 13th, 2020 - 10:41pm

      I’m not sure that’s completely fair. They are doing the best they can with such limited resources, and we should be grateful the line is continuing at all. I agree Romana 1 is not the best, but all her outfits are flamboyant and especially difficult to do if you can practically afford to repaint bodies. The Sarah Jane though is great, yes the jacket is closed but is that SUCH a big deal, just imagine that she closed it once, and I don’t’ think swapping it with the Romana body would have helped if even possible, it’s a very different type of jacket.

      Personally I don’t think there will be many variants. The focus seems to be to produce as many new characters as possible in the most feasible outfit to represent. They are putting a lot of emphasis on companions this year with 7 new heads. If they do well, I think they’ll move onto 60s and 80s companions, and if they don’t do well enough, they’ll probably avoid companions for a while.

      NB. regarding price they work out to about £6.77 each, which is far cheaper than typical single releases, which in the last decade have been anything from £10.99 up.

    • tom baker rules

      July 16th, 2020 - 10:20pm

      anonymous you should just be grateful we’ve got these new FANTASTIC set of figures and masterdoctorten your absolutely right that isn’t a fair opinion at all

    • Anonymous

      July 19th, 2020 - 12:38am

      Masterdoctorten I get what you’re saying just disappointed with the outfit choices as I’ve wanted these figures for years. I understand there’s a limited budget though. I’ll get it if reduced. Hope they do some variants too.

      Tombakerrules it is a fair and valid opinion.

  • jamie

    July 2nd, 2020 - 1:17pm

    any update as to when these are going to be released

    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2020 - 1:31pm

      around the 20th is the latest

    • Mrs Croot

      July 11th, 2020 - 1:58pm

      25th is now the date

    • Jamie

      July 13th, 2020 - 3:52pm

      Is that confirmed on the 25th

  • JL

    June 25th, 2020 - 10:09pm

    Say we get a 5th doctor companion set of adric, nyssa and tegan, that would leave Liz Shaw, Turlough and Mel to do aside from 60s era companions. In order to get these 3 companions without having it to be era specific, do you think character could do an affectionately titled “ultimate gingers” set as it could cover 3 different doctors’ eras in one set, essentially meaning we could get all major companions from 70 to 89 in a total of only 2 sets after this years sets. This was one of those randomly out of nowhere thoughts but i thought i’d share it

    • Anonymous

      June 26th, 2020 - 12:27pm

      Err don’t think you can say ultimate gingers!!! Rude!!

    • The Ergon

      June 26th, 2020 - 12:51pm

      ‘the ultimate Ging’ as a response from one Amy pond. Remember that line. I don,t think JL meant it to be offensive.

    • JL

      July 2nd, 2020 - 1:23pm

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking of, didn’t mean to offend anybody sorry, i was also thinking cause it was recently used as a hashtag for a watch along and it’s a way to link together 3 companions from different eras

    • The Question Mark Umbrella

      July 3rd, 2020 - 3:17pm

      I’m ginger and I’m soooooo here for this idea

    • JJ

      July 3rd, 2020 - 3:49pm

      Yeah it would be light hearted and be a throwback to be called the ‘Ultimate Ginger set. Snowflakes will find a problem with everything and anything.

      I hope we do get all the sets and I know there’s a limited budget and we’re lucky to get anything but would prefer a more accurate figure considering the prices.

    • tom baker rules

      July 4th, 2020 - 11:38am

      yaasss the ultimate gingers! BRILLIANT! love the idea absolutaly LOVE ITTT!!!

  • Tom Baker rules

    June 21st, 2020 - 12:49am

    what would make The Romana I figure better is if it came with the tracer as well and maybe one of the keys to time

  • JL

    June 20th, 2020 - 5:20pm

    I really want to have multiple romana 2 heads as i’d love to use a Gelth zombie body to do either a custom full circle variant (so i have a season 18 variant to go with tom) or a shada variant to go with the tardis set, but i also have a spare sarah jane adventures figure (the one used for her destiny outfit) that i want to paint for a rough horns of nimon variant!

    • JB

      July 18th, 2020 - 2:57pm

      That Gelth Zombie body would be useful. I think they should also use it for a “Pyramids of Mars” Sarah Jane, utilizingthe new head sculpt.

  • Andy

    June 20th, 2020 - 3:47pm

    Character Options and B&M have confirmed to fans several time on Twitter that they’re look at a mid-July release.

    • Anonymous

      June 20th, 2020 - 4:41pm

      B&M haven’t said anything about the sets as of yet. Only CO and PR

    • booboo

      June 20th, 2020 - 4:43pm

      one of their staff has to someone on a forum, tweets suggest its come from B&M themselves which it hasn’t.

      B&M themselves don’t really ever say anything on these now

  • Steve

    June 19th, 2020 - 11:51pm

    Anybody else want a re-release of the s18 4th figure as they seem to be very rare these days. Maybe it could come in a 3 character pack like this

    • Anonymous

      June 20th, 2020 - 9:45am

      I’d love that

    • JL

      June 20th, 2020 - 4:08pm

      i’d love a season 18 4th doctor released with a season 18 tardis (the shada repurposed box) as that would be a cool variant with the shada colouring on a stacked roof model

  • Anonymous

    June 19th, 2020 - 8:18pm

    WOW. A dream set. This is incredible. And the likenesses are amazing. Thank you!!

    • Anonymous

      June 19th, 2020 - 10:19pm

      These look great! And no reason why we can’t keep on getting new classic companion figures gives me hope for an Ian and Barbara set which I do think will be possible.

    • Anonymous

      June 19th, 2020 - 11:13pm

      Agreed. Never thought we’d see this, especially with Romana 1 and 2 in the same set.

  • Doctor

    June 18th, 2020 - 6:29pm

    Booboo apparently the al dewar unboxing video is done editing and it is all ready to go
    Is that true

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2020 - 7:03pm

      yes just down to when PR send it out

    • masterdoctorten

      June 18th, 2020 - 8:49pm

      Is it still missing one set?

    • booboo

      June 20th, 2020 - 9:07am

      no idea

    • Tom Baker rules

      June 21st, 2020 - 12:50am

      Do you know when it’s coming out

  • Bob James

    June 18th, 2020 - 5:51pm

    It just kind of occurred to me in all this unexpected excitement. It’s just such a great thing that these figures are actually even happening. This is some of what I’d hoped for in the initial CO run, and to be getting it now, this late on, is extraordinary. I’m grateful.

  • Romana III

    June 18th, 2020 - 3:43am

    The trousers are pretty perfect for her Genesis look, but yeah, the tops a little off, but still works well enough… besides I’m sure you could customise a more accurate look mixing the martha trousers and claudia brown top…?

  • Dalek z

    June 17th, 2020 - 1:44pm

    This is the set I want the most mainly for the Romana 2 figure.
    I might have to break my own rules and see if I can get her on eBay as I’m not going on a grand tour of B&M stores this year as it’s really not the year for mooching around lots of shops.

  • Ian

    June 17th, 2020 - 12:24pm

    Character have really done fans proud with these. Having reviewed the sets they are amazing. Told Al they are great yesterday . I’ve put Romana 2 with Season 18 Tom 😀

  • Tom

    June 17th, 2020 - 1:50am

    It would be good if Amazon.com.au was able to stock these as well. I’ve been over all the usual sellers in Australian and cant get any information about how to purchase these in without resorting to eBay. Looks like our market down here has been abandoned.

    • Shane Cook

      June 17th, 2020 - 9:03am

      Al has indicated that Australia is getting these sets. I’d expect them to appear in Zing!, or maybe Amazon.com.au

    • booboo

      June 17th, 2020 - 9:21am

      yes i thought he said that somewhere, they should go on IKON unless its straight to Amazon like USA

    • Tom

      June 17th, 2020 - 10:14am

      Outstanding news! Thanks for passing that on. Ikon (wholesaler) usually gets everything down here.

  • Doctor

    June 16th, 2020 - 6:48pm

    Booboo is character going to send out review samples

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2020 - 6:58pm

      very few

    • Bundy

      June 16th, 2020 - 10:25pm

      Surely if there was anywhere you’d send review samples to it would be you guys – I can’t think of anyone who does more than you to promote these sets and to help people locate them.

  • tom baker rules

    June 16th, 2020 - 6:15pm

    this is the first set i’m getting cos i LOVE it however my biggest pet peave is that sarah jane’s face doesn’t look like liz sladen

    • Bobby Davros

      June 16th, 2020 - 7:15pm

      Dont worry, SpecSavers should be reopening this week.

    • That’s funny

      June 16th, 2020 - 8:04pm

      Haha nice one TB rules

    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      It’s the costume that annoys me the most. Looks nothing like on-screen. The Claudia Brown used for Yaz and Romana 1 would be better.

    • Romana III

      June 18th, 2020 - 3:41am

      The trousers are pretty perfect for her Genesis look, but yeah, the tops a little off, but still works well enough… besides I’m sure you could customise a more accurate look mixing the martha trousers and claudia brown top…?

    • JL

      June 18th, 2020 - 10:48am

      Maybe the Martha Jones body was more in scale for the height of Sarah jane… it really doesn’t bother me tbh

    • Bundy

      June 18th, 2020 - 10:52am

      Comparatively speaking it is a disappointment, but maybe with the budgets they needed to focus costs on the head sculpt, and with that now done they can do a different body in a future wave.

      Also, remember the painted boots for the B&M Talons figure, then a much better figure was release a few months later – maybe, just maybe we’ll see something like that around the jacket?

    • booboo

      June 18th, 2020 - 11:42am

      I’m astonished we have 5 new head sculpts at these prices to be honest

    • Bundy

      June 21st, 2020 - 8:29am

      Just realised this is all about SJS’s top (I think I need a trip to Barnard Castle) – I was referring to Romana I’s top. Very grateful for the figure – just saying that comparatively speaking it is the furthest away from what it is meant to be.

  • Drwho101

    June 16th, 2020 - 4:25pm

    Are you they out yet

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2020 - 4:40pm

      no not until July onwards

  • Fran Burns

    June 16th, 2020 - 2:42pm

    Booboo the al dewar video must be soon

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      still a work in progress but it will be soon

  • JL

    June 16th, 2020 - 2:00pm

    If they could do variants, perhaps a pyramids or mandragora Sarah Jane using a gelth zombie body, or a time warrior variant using her original school reunion body, a romana 1 using a jabe figure (is the chest a separate piece, if so resculpt it to remove the wood effect?) for her armageddon factor white dress (the hair sculpt seems to match that story more than her pirate planet hair) and perhaps a shada romana 2 using the gelth zombie body or reuse the same sja body for a horns of nimon variant.

  • The Ergon

    June 16th, 2020 - 1:47pm

    Apart from Ebay i don,t know exactly how to go about acquiring these. I,m not wasting hours of travelling on some fruitless search for something that is unlikely to be on the shelves. You ought to beable to go into any one store and ask them to reserve and order to store once stock starts flowing. Thats the only option i can think of for now.

    • booboo

      June 16th, 2020 - 1:57pm

      they might put option 3 back in but we will be in the same boat as everyone else this time.

      we still have to see if Amazon USA will ship to the UK on these but i doubt it

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