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B&M 2020 The Witch’s Familiar Collectors Set

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B&M 2020 The Witch’s Familiar Collectors Set UK Product Code 364316. Available from 8th November 2020.

This figurine set is inspired by Season 9, Episode 2, first broadcast in September 2015.

On Skaro the Twelfth Doctor confronts a dying Davros who is using living Daleks as life-support. Can the Doctor intercept Davros’ evil plan before it is too late?

The set comprises of the Twelfth Doctor and Davros figures and recognises the face-to-face moment when Davros and the Doctor lock horns.

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!’

Images Courtesy of @liammichael97

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys


  • Anonymous

    November 17th, 2020 - 1:12pm

    I would really like this set, I really hope I get it for Christmas!
    Booboo when do you think it will be released in stores? Apologies if you’ve been asked this question before

    • booboo

      November 17th, 2020 - 2:12pm

      maybe starting by the weekend

  • Anonymous

    November 17th, 2020 - 12:27pm

    Will they be released in the shops before Christmas?

    • booboo

      November 17th, 2020 - 12:30pm

      would think so

  • David Minter

    November 10th, 2020 - 5:51pm

    BTW, question about this set. About the Davros figure. Didn’t the original release of this figure like 10 years ago have some kind of remote control features?

    • booboo

      November 10th, 2020 - 5:53pm

      they did both, Standard and remote version

  • Uncle Davros

    November 9th, 2020 - 4:34pm

    Someone in the UK selling one on ebay… but wanting £40!

    I wonder how they got one so early?!

    • booboo

      November 9th, 2020 - 4:40pm

      any number of ways, but they have not hit the shops yet i dont think otherwise we would have heard more.

    • Doctorus

      November 9th, 2020 - 6:32pm

      I’m confused. What was the release date for these sets again? Someone said that Amesbury B&M had these sets today.

    • booboo

      November 9th, 2020 - 7:12pm

      I always had the 9th, PR said the 8th, others have said the 23rd.

      We only have the one report so lets see how we go this week. I have asked for an image to verify.

  • Doctorus

    November 1st, 2020 - 6:57pm

    I’m really, really sorry if I’m breaking the rules, booboo but, is the message system on the B&M October 2020 page has been disabled, permenantly or until further notice? Again, really, really sorry for breaking the rules.

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2020 - 7:37pm

      probably permanently, to much (understandable) ill feeling that half the country can’t buy them

    • Doctorus

      November 1st, 2020 - 7:58pm

      I don’t know why but, I should be grateful that I managed to get HOTD #3 at least. Keep in mind a friend of mine managed to get this for me in Birmingham (huge thanks to him!!) It’s honestly because I want to accompany with it the HOTD#4 set and a Visitation TARDIS set. I’m new to collecting DW figures. I could go up and down the country to get these but, I don’t have a car and I’ve got my own life to attend to. Plus, I think that my fuel costs would go through the roof if I did have a car. This is really weird, confusing and upsetting for people like me or in a similar problem like me. =( Will CO produce more to distribute the October sets to the areas void of stock, or are the areas void of stock aren’t getting any? Apologies if I sounded rude, there.

  • NickD

    November 1st, 2020 - 6:46pm

    A great opportunity for a pair of Fan Favourites.

  • Sons of Skaro

    November 1st, 2020 - 5:00pm

    Should’ve been 12th in Davros’s chair and Davros ejected from chair with wires hanging out.

    • Doctorus

      November 1st, 2020 - 5:10pm

      I think due to budget issues, CO wasn’t able to do that. On the other hand, it gives new collectors to pick up a Davros and a 12th Doctor if they missed out on their first release.

    • Spacewarp

      November 29th, 2020 - 9:09pm

      I bet you could custom that easily!

  • Anonymous

    October 31st, 2020 - 7:57pm

    Are we going to be able to get these now lockdown has been announced? Will we get these in the south west? The scalpers will get then Covid won’t bother them they just want to make money!

  • Doctor Stu

    October 31st, 2020 - 6:28pm

    What does this Davros actually look like in hand? Is it the orange looking Davros from the first set of pictures or is it the greyer looking Davros from the bottom images

    • booboo

      October 31st, 2020 - 7:12pm

      the pictures on the site of i hand figures are under artificial light which can give a orange/yellow glow

  • Alex C

    October 31st, 2020 - 3:59pm

    Do you think they’ll fix the date on the packaging? Not a huge issue but I like to display them in the box.

    • booboo

      October 31st, 2020 - 5:18pm

      no far to late for that unless they decide to put stickers across

  • Anonymous

    October 31st, 2020 - 8:28am

    Hi, does anyone know what the differences are between the davros in this set and the original journey’s end set version? Thanks

    • The Outcast

      October 31st, 2020 - 11:41am

      I have the set, and the only difference I could really find is that the chair uses the brighter silver they used on the 60s Daleks, and the face paint apps are marginally different, but it’s basically the same as the 2008 version, there’s really not anything much in it.

  • Jackson Lake

    October 30th, 2020 - 8:07pm

    The Witch’s Familar, (1988)?!?!?!?

    • Bundy

      October 30th, 2020 - 9:04pm

      Timey wimey….

  • prototype dalek

    October 30th, 2020 - 6:48pm

    I can confirm both this set and the Coal Hill School set will be distributed in boxes of 12

    • Judooning

      October 30th, 2020 - 7:01pm

      Is that what the history of the daleks set are distributed in?

    • Doctorus

      October 30th, 2020 - 7:02pm

      Do you know if the areas void of stock will get them first, prototype dalek?

    • Prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 7:33pm

      I assume so, probably easier to use already existing boxes for them. History of the dalek set boxes contain 6 of each set in each box of 12.

      I think the void areas will get them, as long as the distribution centre is up and running. Though probably not first, probably like past waves.

      The reason why distribution was terrible this year, after speaking to someone at head office at B&M. Apparently the new southern distribution warehouse wasn’t ready to open yet and so all distribution went to the northern hub and so by the time it opened, most of the stock was already sent out before it could be redistributed to the south due to the demand. Hence the voids.

      So in the end there was no distribution most likely because there was no southern distribution centre fully operating when stock arrived from China

    • Prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 7:40pm

      Feel free to delete my comment if it goes against the rules booboo

    • Doctorus

      October 30th, 2020 - 8:05pm

      So…most of the stock went to the northern hub? I’m really annoyed, now. =( (Not your fault, prototype dalek, B&M’s fault entirely)

    • prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 8:53pm

      Due to thier Southern site being down yeah, and due to demand and store orders, there wasn’t much to be redistributed when back up to full operation.

    • Prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 10:50pm

      Basically yeah, due to the fact that the southern distribution centre wasn’t fully operating. Hopefully it’ll be back to normal from now on

    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2020 - 9:16am

      Yeah but if a national lockdown happens that may scupper distribution…

  • Doctor Stu

    October 30th, 2020 - 6:38pm

    The only difference between this and the one we’ve already got is an oranger face? That’s literally the only difference and I hate that I still want to buy it XD

    • Phol

      October 30th, 2020 - 8:45pm

      Is that the only difference? I have this davros figure and this doctor figure and I’m struggling to see any differences at all.

    • Darkshadow

      October 30th, 2020 - 9:58pm

      I think actually zooming in on the eyes I can see that they’ve actually added eyelids or something to make it look like his eyes are closed. I hope Al does another video to confirm this or to explain what is different.

    • masterdoctorten

      October 31st, 2020 - 10:23am

      Phol, the Doctor is very different. It has a black hoodie and white shirt with grey pattern, the previous similar one has blue hoodie with shirt red pattern

    • Doctor Stu

      October 31st, 2020 - 10:34am

      Oh right, the picture on this site makes the face look oranger. If there’s no difference at all then I’m definitely not buying this.

  • TimelordTim

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:51pm

    An excellent set for those missing a Davros or 12th with longer hair (which is the head sculpt I much prefer for him), but I’ll probably pass on this one as already have both. Great to see though!

  • Judooning

    October 30th, 2020 - 4:44pm

    Really pleased with the official images. Will definitely get one.
    Would have been nice to see the “closed” version of the sonic with this as an accessory that came with the origional capaldi figures. It was a main part of the episode, and Ace comes with her rocket launcher accessory.

  • CybermanBill

    October 30th, 2020 - 2:24pm

    Davros ISN’T removable from the chair now so we can place the 12th Doctor in the chair; right? Missed opportunity. Looks like I’ll be making another custom!! ‍♂️‍♂️

  • Mrs Croot

    October 30th, 2020 - 1:43pm

    That new promo image of Davros does the figure justice, I’m now interested. Don’t know what was up with the grey head in the earlier pictures, must of been a bad job.

  • 6sek

    October 30th, 2020 - 10:20am

    Gave my b&m the product code for the 12th doctor & davros set and they said November 9th for delivery but could be delayed due to covid can assume Coal hill school set will come out at the same time

  • Michael Carter

    October 29th, 2020 - 12:04am

    this seems perfect to get a new series davros since i’ve missed out since 2008’s Stolen Earth Set. Hopefully, once it hits on the US, i could pick it up

  • Darren Dolby

    October 28th, 2020 - 6:40pm

    It would have been good for the doctor to have the sonic c

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2020 - 5:55pm

    Come on Ace

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2020 - 8:57pm

      We have “wurrrk” to dooo

  • Kerblam man

    October 28th, 2020 - 3:21pm

    Yay! I knew this would come. I like the design but I just wish they did Davros with the eyes open just like in The Witch’s Familiar.
    Although I’m not getting this straight away as it is on my Christmas list, I’m still excited for the Ace and Dalek figure pack if they release it.

  • The Question Mark Umbrella

    October 28th, 2020 - 9:18am

    I’d LOVE a Capaldi figure where he doesn’t look like a giant next to the other Doctors the closest we have it the TOTD head on the 11th Doctor body. These Capaldi figures from S9 have too big feet and too long legs!!!

  • Ian

    October 27th, 2020 - 10:56pm

    Ps, how do you know they will be out in November? No official announcement yet or have I missed it?

    • booboo

      October 28th, 2020 - 4:49am

      educated guess, its on the app so stock must be immanent

    • Thomas Chapman

      October 29th, 2020 - 10:18am

      Al has confirmed announcement is on Friday – Confirmed on another doctor who site

    • prototype dalek

      October 30th, 2020 - 6:32pm

      And its registering on the B&M stock list of upcoming items as well.

  • Ian

    October 27th, 2020 - 10:55pm

    12th Doctor has a different shirt. Davors has just had a metallic coat of paint.

  • Steven

    October 27th, 2020 - 10:42pm

    Would’ve been better if they painted davros with his eyes open, just for a bit of variety

    • Ian

      November 1st, 2020 - 10:41pm

      Would of liked a weathered chair

  • Dalekz

    October 27th, 2020 - 10:36pm

    Good for people who missed them first time around, shame they never give the Doctor’s their sonics with these sets.
    It’s a good idea to make new versions of figures they already have moulds for, anything from Remembrance of the Daleks is hard to find on eBay for a reasonable price so Daleks and Davros from that story would sell.

  • The Werewolf

    October 27th, 2020 - 6:38pm

    Sigh I had already given up and bought both hoodie Capaldi and Ace from eBay, but I am still tempted by these. Since Capaldi has so little stuff an extra Davros and slight Capaldi variant will add to the shelf. I will try to get another red and gold Supreme too. And if I would like to see what is different with the Ace plus I don’t have any Remembrance Daleks so even if she only comes with a destroyed Imperial (which I think is most likely) it is still new to me.

    • Dalekz

      October 27th, 2020 - 10:40pm

      I have done the same, I bought two rare Nemesis Cybermen from eBay just before the B&M sets were announced of the same figures. I have also bought Ace on eBay as well as Remembrance figures, I only have one Imperial Dalek (Lucky find at a okay price) but I’d like another and a Renegade so I’m not buying much from eBay just encase.

  • Anonymous

    October 27th, 2020 - 6:16pm

    Am I right in thinking this Davros is a re-release of the 2008 Stolen Earth Set and the 12th Doctor is pretty much a re-release of the 2017 FP exclusive, the only difference being he has a plain t-shirt?

    I’m not being negative, it’s a lovely set for those who missed the original releases – I am trying to work out if its worth buying if you already have those releases.

    • booboo

      October 27th, 2020 - 6:21pm

      That seems to be it, Looks like a B&M set for new collectors or for those who missed out 1st time around, there isn’t much here to tempt long term collectors to be honest.

    • DoctorPond393

      October 28th, 2020 - 1:04pm

      12 is just a variant of his S9 costumes. The original releases were from Under the Lake/Before the Flood and The Girl Who Died. So technically we’ve never had this variant. Davros seems to have a greyer wash, and uses the newer shinier silver we’ve seen on the HOTD sets recently. I’ll be buying for the Doctor alone.

    • Mrs Croot

      October 28th, 2020 - 3:04pm

      Good for me as have both originals, but my Davros has seen better days and is broken in 4 places (2 shoulder pads and 2 spikes on the head rest), but as I said before, paint aps on the face aren’t that good to me. I know others who have broken Davrosi (I guess) so it is appealing in that way for many.

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