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November 4th, 2020 357 comments

B&M 2020 The Coal Hill School Collectors Set

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B&M 2020 Ace Set UK Product Code 364315. Available from 8th November 2020.


This set celebrates Remembrance of the Daleks from Season 25 Episode 3, first broadcast in October 1988.

The TARDIS arrives in London in 1963, where the Doctor and Ace discover that two rival factions of Daleks – one loyal to the Dalek Emperor and one to the Dalek Supreme – are seeking the Hand of Omega, a powerful Time Lord device that the first Doctor hid there during an earlier sojourn on Earth.

The Daleks are focusing their search around Coal Hill School – the school that the Doctor’s grand-daughter Susan attended – while a military unit led by Group Captain Gilmore is attempting to resist their incursions.

The figures in this set feature the Imperial Dalek and Ace as well as accessories including backpack and RPG launcher.

Speaking of the new release, Al Dewar, Creative Director said: “This year has seen a cascade of new sets for collectors and fans and these latest two sets are favourites of mine because they represent unique moments in Doctor Who that many fans including myself remember… wonderful stuff!’


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys

357 comments

  • Coleman

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:40pm

    Very surprised she comes with a complete Dalek.
    When the bazzooka was mentioned before I thought she would be accompanied by the destroyed Imperial Dalek

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  • Gerard Groves

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:33pm

    Can anyone hazard a guess whether this Dalek will use the old semi-circle eyestalk or the new full circle? I have an original Imperial but he’s been missing his eyestalk for years… Thought this might be a great opportunity to finally repair him!

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  • Prototype dalek

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:31pm

    I’m quite looking forward to this set, I know tbe mesh is inaccurate but its unnoticeable unless looking for it. Mainly glad the eye is accurate this time round.

    Considering the mesh has been repurposed, wonder what it was repurposed for, potentially an upcoming release?

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    • Mrs Croot

      October 30th, 2020 - 4:38pm

      Renegade Dalek form the 50th toysRus line 7th Doctor set.

  • Dalekz

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:25pm

    Yes! I only have one imperial so this is most welcome so I can get another without paying a stupid big price on eBay!
    I have this ace but it’s worth it for another Imperial Dalek as they are my favourite design.

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  • The Evil Dalek

    October 30th, 2020 - 3:58pm

    …Why does the Imperial Dalek have mesh?

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    • booboo

      October 30th, 2020 - 4:06pm

      Because the original mould was retooled for something else and this is the nearest they can get within B&M budgets.

  • philip.shaw

    October 30th, 2020 - 3:45pm

    I’m hoping we get the destroyed Dalek in it’s place in the History of the Daleks set when Remembrance comes around, or the special weapons Dalek. hate double dipping…

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    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2020 - 3:52pm

      I think we’ll get a Renegade Supreme and Special Weapons Dalek in that pack. Unless they do one pack per faction

    • Prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 4:17pm

      I can imagine Character doing another exclusive set for this story to fill the gaps

    • philip shaw

      November 3rd, 2020 - 11:02pm

      I imagine another online exclusive as this story has a lot of variant daleks.

  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 3:32pm

    I’m in Bristol for the weekend. I don’t suppose anyone knows if Winterstoke Road
    Bristol
    BS3 2LF has any stock? I’d have to get a taxi over. Much appreciated! 🙂

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    • Timelord Drew61

      October 30th, 2020 - 4:46pm

      They have not had any of the latest sets yet neither has Brislington. The only stores in Bristol that have had the latest sets are Cribbs Causeway and Hengrove. Good Luck

    • Kevin225

      October 31st, 2020 - 8:15am

      No sign of the new two sets in Cribbs Causeway – still some of the previous/most recent batch though.

    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2020 - 12:12pm

      Hi does anyone know if any of the other Bristol stores have the 5th Dr Tardis or Tom Baker unit set? Thanks

    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2020 - 3:32pm

      Thank you Timelord Drew61 for your help. I got 2 of the sets I needed in Cribbs Causeway. They still have the new 13th Dr Friends set left.

  • daz

    October 30th, 2020 - 3:19pm

    Glad these are out for those who missed out on previous released versions.

    Kind if glad I can save the £40 which will go towards the next Classic Season Blu-ray set.

    If only I could get the rocketlauncher cheap.

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  • Ben Hill

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:48pm

    cant wait for this set to come will be getting one as i dont have an imperial dalek or ace yet in my collection.

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  • the ergon

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:46pm

    Not going to lie but i,m not in any rush for these.

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    • Doctorus

      October 30th, 2020 - 3:10pm

      Neither am I. Even though I’ve missed out on the original figures, my local B&M will most likely stock these in a couple of months later after their release.

  • Dalek Commander

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:30pm

    I think the mesh error was caused by the fact that CO may not have the correct neck mold available from the previous release or it no longer exists. CO possibly knew it was wrong and went for the nearest option. As mentioned many times the B and M sets are made to a cost. All things considered not a bad set especially for people that did not manage to get the first release.

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    • the ergon

      October 30th, 2020 - 6:35pm

      If anything it would make me want to seek out the originals which make these look inferior. Shame, I really like the HOTD and the companion sets they,ve released this year these two are a cheap mis-step. It might have been better to hold back until 2021 and made a better job on them.

  • The Outcast

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:17pm

    Does this have the cone shaped plunger like the four-pack release, or is it just a regular plunger with bits cut out? I do hope it’s the former, the latter would be disappointing.

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  • Doctorus

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:16pm

    Oooh okay, this is intriguing. Again, i’ve a feeling that my local B&M stores will take ages to get this in stock.

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  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:56pm

    I wish there would be a coal Hill set with the class characters. Miss Quill, Charlie, Matteusz, Ram, April and Tanya.

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  • Mrs Croot

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:44pm

    The bulletin board in the backdrop interests me, hope there is some Easter eggs on it.

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  • The Werewolf

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:43pm

    Now I really wish I didn’t buy that Ace of ebay because it I want to get 2 or 3 of these Imperial Daleks that I don’t have any of, I will have to end up with 3 or 4 Aces unless I can shift them on ebay but I think everyone and the grandmother will be doing the same. I will hold onto the other figures I have to get rid of I think.

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    • Who_collector

      October 30th, 2020 - 5:06pm

      You could always use the spare aces for simple customs like survival

  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:41pm

    Anybody have any idea when this is arriving?

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    • booboo

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:48pm

      From 8th November

  • AT

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:40pm

    So want this set, wish they could be ordered online in the UK

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    • jason

      October 30th, 2020 - 2:43pm

      i agree bet midlands won’t have them again

  • Mrs Croot

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:40pm

    I think too many people are complaining about the mesh, it sticks out, but in a good way. Like with the latest HOTD sets, we now have two different representations of this Dalek to choose to display. Do miss the blue eye though, even if it is inaccurate.

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  • TARDIS_H63

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:31pm

    Is Ace just a re-release? Any slight variations?

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  • Anon E Mouse

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:24pm

    Let me get this straight…we’re getting a brand new (bonus, considering the release schedule) set…the first ‘Remembrance’ imperial dalek in 10 years…and people are moaning about the texture of the mesh? It’s very clearly an imperial dalek and looks fantastic. Sometimes I wonder why Character bother when all they get is moaning…

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    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2020 - 3:06pm

      Yep, seems new release = moaning.

  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:15pm

    Hi, I know this is random. If there’s a radiator on the opposite side of a wall, and the figures are mint in box on the other side. And the radiators heat only warms the wall a bit. Can the figures or box be damaged?

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    • ReddDaleK

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:25pm

      No. But will keep the box dry. Are the boxes in the dark away from UV light? Remember the plastic will shrink over time as it dries out. So be delicate with handling. Or go to a flower market and buy a roll some clear acitate and wrap them after a week. Just make sure they have aclimitised to your house.

  • Oscar Denman

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:12pm

    So, they re-release an imperial Dalek about 9 years later and they mess up the most important detail? Why is there mesh around the slats?!?

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    • Dalekpigslave

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:14pm

      Variants mate, this makes the originals worth more, good on you character

    • Gregor

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:17pm

      They retooled to original mould in 2013 for the Renagade dalek rerelease, they didn’t make a new one, they actually changed the old one so sadly the proper imperial slat no longer exists.

    • Oscar Denman

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      Stop with all this “variants” milarke. It’s not how it appeared on screen so why do it? They’ve changed the eye stalk, sureley that’s enough variation? I’ve emailed the PR team anyway, asking if they can pass on the information.

    • A dalek gave me flowers

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:24pm

      Not just the slats, the figures, (like most of CO Daleks) skirt is wrong too. CO make some great figures but ive never been a big fan of the same sculpt Dalek repaints. I liked the 60s dead planet Daleks set but they had the wrong number of dashes on the back, now every review on Yt says the inaccurate statement from the box. I know Eaglemoss isnt perfect but its so nice too have a collection of accurately shaped Daleks in a line to see the evolution of the prop. Eaglemoss aren’t perfect either though. But to CO fans its still a nice set for anyone who wants both figures, the Ace is excellent.

    • JL

      October 30th, 2020 - 1:31pm

      In the grand scheme of things, does it really, really matter??

    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2020 - 2:27pm

      Imagine actually emailing the Pr and throwing a hissy fit cause your plastic toy isn’t completely screen accurate.

    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2020 - 2:39pm

      FACTS!!!!’

    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2020 - 7:01pm

      JL of course it doesn’t matter. If inaccuracies bother people so much just don’t buy the figures. If you want completely accurate figures then be prepared to pay a lot more as it would mean retooling and extra work meaning a significant increase in costs for the manufacturer and a big price hike for the customer. This looks like what it represents… an imperial dalek.

    • JL

      October 30th, 2020 - 10:29pm

      Exactly! I’m so hyped for this set!

    • Oscar Denman

      October 30th, 2020 - 10:38pm

      Guys guys guys, its a little thing called passion. I know the imperials aren’t accurate anyway, they use the genesis sculpt. Yeah that’s fine whatever. As a consumer, you deserve the same quality as you were served two times prior. I “asked” the pr team and they gave me a straight forward answer. There was no hissy fit involved, it’s just a bit frustrating, yknow? We’re the consumer and we deserve quality why is that so hard to wrap your head around?

    • Oscar Denman

      October 30th, 2020 - 10:40pm

      While we’re at it, why not just give the tenth doctor a costume without pin stripes, hell, why don’t we just go back to the disco dancing fugues if that saves money

  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Very good… wicked even…

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  • Dalekpigslave

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Oh god, I do not want an army of ace

    Looks like eBay is gonna have a lot of ace figures on their site .

    Also love character attention to the imperial mesh details accurate as usaual

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  • Pusher

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Imperial dalek drone!!! Yesss 10 years coming a re release!!!

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  • The Melkur

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:10pm

    Consider me sold.

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  • The Outcast

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:09pm

    Ayyyy, Imperial Dalek. Will have to get this.

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  • Pusher

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:08pm

    Omg, its BACKKKK! 10 years later! Imperial dalek drone!

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  • Anonymous

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:05pm

    YES!!

    Reply

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