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October 1st, 2021 61 comments

B&M 2021 The Five Doctors (1983) Figure set

Character Options is excited to announce a next wave of Doctor Who action figure sets for 2021 with five new lines scheduled to arrive in B&M stores in Mid-October.

The line-up will introduce two more action figure three packs, two further ‘History of the Daleks’ sets, plus a rather splendid “Doctor & TARDIS” set. This new wave includes highly detailed and decorated 5.5 inch scale figures with multiple points of articulation all of which come packaged in the familiar ‘heritage’ style Doctor Who collector packs with specially created insert artwork. Once again these Limited Edition figure sets all bring something fresh to the range be it the characters themselves or variants never released before.

Its been said this set will contain either a Cybertrooper Or Cyberleader

Mock up image

07442 The Five Doctors 1983 collector figure set

This set is from the Classic Anniversary Story the Five Doctors in which the Doctor suffers some cosmic angst that’s revealed to be his other selves being removed from Time to the ‘Death Zone’ on Gallifrey, to aid the dictatorial Time Lord Borusa in his quest for entry to the Tomb of Rassilon. The set features the Third Doctor in his unique outfit from that story, a somewhat weathered Cyberman figure with blaster and for the first time, a figure of the very memorable Raston Warrior Robot.

Al Dewar Character Options’ Creative Director said: “I think it is safe to say this swathe of releases is very different from the first release and features some truly unique characters and ‘Big hitters’. This line up represents some of the finest episodes of the Fifth Doctor, Cyber Androids with interchangeable ‘attack’ hands, a Raston Warrior Robot and a new First Doctors TARDIS that’s not just a repaint! In the Daleks sets we have also delivered something new for fans again with some truly nefarious Daleks and the first real ‘army builder’ set. We hope that our fans and followers enjoy them!”


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61 comments

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    October 10th, 2021 - 5:00pm

    After this wave of figures (I only want ‘Five Doctors’ set and 1st Doctor/Tardis, plus K1 Robot if it gets a re-release?), I can’t see myself buying many more. Not only am I running short of space, but the cost of living could mean I may well have to adjust my spending in the near future. I would still get the DVDs and Blu-rays. But I know I won’t be able to buy as much Doctor Who merchandise.

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  • Aj

    October 7th, 2021 - 9:54am

    Has this Cyberman or cheerleader been released before? Thanks

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    • Aj

      October 7th, 2021 - 9:55am

      I mean cyber leader!

    • Jay

      October 8th, 2021 - 12:07pm

      Both have been released before I think with the B&M Silver Nemesis set.

    • Jay

      October 8th, 2021 - 12:29pm

      There will be differences with the boots from Silver Nemesis and maybe a darker paint finish as the Silver Nemesis one’s were much more shiny.

    • d33j r093r5

      October 9th, 2021 - 4:14pm

      These aren’t the same as the Silver Nemesis Cybermen. They have been released previously, back in the noughties as individual figures in blister packs, with a couple of re-releases here and there. They are they Earthshock Cybers, which reappeared in The Five Doctors, and again in Attack of the Cybermen. The Silver Nemesis Cybers had a different uniform again from these.

    • The ergon

      October 9th, 2021 - 6:05pm

      Funny. I couldn,t imagine the cyberleader with pom poms.

    • OllieOz

      October 11th, 2021 - 7:16am

      Previously in terms of standard 80’s Cybermen we’ve had:

      Earthshock Cyberman – Ski Boots and Silver Gun.

      Attack Cyberman – Lace Up boots and Green/ Gold Gun

      Silver Nemesis – Entirely different Sculpt Helmet, Chest Unit and Body, New Guns, Cyberleader with Solid Black Handles.

      Since in the Five Doctors they had the lace up boots they would use again in Attack but the same silver guns as Earthshock they are new variants… on a technicality.

      Plus we’ve never had an early 80’s Cyberleader with the divided Black and Silver handles!

  • Ayo

    October 4th, 2021 - 7:35pm

    Hi Booboo, I apologise if this has been asked but I haven’t seen it yet, when it says it could be cheerleader or normal cyberman, is it random? Or do we just not know what’s in the set? Like will some sets have the leader and some have normal cybermen?

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    • booboo

      October 4th, 2021 - 8:01pm

      i honestly dont know, its a 50/50 split but that could mean boxes of 6 contain either or so a chance stores will end up with all the same sets

      news on these sets is so diluted now but we should know more when they arrive

    • Bundy

      October 4th, 2021 - 9:15pm

      Al has confirmed each store that takes them will get equal numbers of both sets.

      The down side of this decision is that it encourages people who want all variants to buy two boxes, which essentially halves the chances of stock being on the shelf when you visit a B&M.

    • Spacewarp

      October 12th, 2021 - 2:00pm

      @Bundy. “The down side of this decision is that it encourages people who want all variants to buy two boxes, which essentially halves the chances of stock being on the shelf when you visit a B&M.”

      Which is a double-edged sword. The faster the stock is sold, the more likely that store is to continue stocking the line, or even increase the meterage. A couple of stores in Nottingham no longer stock the Who lines, possibly because they weren’t lucrative enough.

  • DrXshock

    October 3rd, 2021 - 11:41am

    Something people seem to be missing is that the 3rd doctor finally has the frilled shirt sculpt without any accessories on it. Nice!

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    • Coleman

      October 3rd, 2021 - 4:30pm

      Probably not on this site, but it’s all round the internet DrXshock about Jon Pertwee having a shirt with no tie.

  • Muz

    October 3rd, 2021 - 9:06am

    As someone in Australia, I can’t quite express just how frustrating these releases are to get. It’s either eBay for a ridiculous price, or nothing. Does anyone know if they’re sold anywhere else? They’re so nice

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    • booboo

      October 3rd, 2021 - 9:34am

      not at the moment, looks like the market in Australia and the USA is not big enough any more as previous wholesalers have not ordered them this time.

  • Jason Z

    October 2nd, 2021 - 8:29pm

    I have a general question to ask, so will put it as a comment on this lovely set. What are the chances of CO re-releasing, in £20 3-sets like these, now-rare figures like Sutekh, Scaroth, Omega and Night of the Doctor 8th? I look at the prices on Ebay and baulk at them. Would they not sell as well?

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    • Coleman

      October 2nd, 2021 - 8:53pm

      Jason, I think theirs a very good chance any of COs back catalogue of figures could end up in these B&M sets. (Why Not). The only problem CO will have with these budget sets is making new Tooling for brand new figures.

    • masterdoctorten

      October 2nd, 2021 - 8:53pm

      Remember, the three packs started as a way of re-releasing figures, initially with Tesco before b&m picked them up, and gradually they have been expanded to new figures & variants. Also we do get re-leases like the Axos Brigadier, this cyberman and others for example.

      The thing is @Jason Z, it is far more in CO’s interest to release slight variants than exactre-releases, as an attempt to attract both people who missed out on originals who are happy to substitute and those who have originals but want variants. There is no reason for people who do own figures to buy straight re-releases, so they make small changes, like the HOTD squinted eyes.

      Also, there is what I like to call “orphan figures”, where part of a set is released but not all. Think of the original claws of axos set, the Jo and Axon man are just as rare but there is a similar brigadier re-release. Similarly the Ainley master is as rare as it has always been, but the hatted 5th doctor that came was re-released with minor variations. Many accessories fall into this category due to budget, including the cane and skull from in this wave.

    • Jason Z

      October 4th, 2021 - 3:56pm

      Thanks both!

  • Tim M

    October 2nd, 2021 - 6:00pm

    If I only manage to buy one set. It’s got to be ‘The Five Doctors’ set. For the Pertwee varient and Raston Warrior Robot!

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  • Phantom Sidious

    October 2nd, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Hey how come the Cyberman in the batmanmarch review is just a regular cyber scout and not a leader as advertised? What’s going on?!

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    • booboo

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:11pm

      why dont you ask him? we don’t get any sets in advance or any other info to be able to answer that

    • Phantom Sidious

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:21pm

      I have asked he’s not replying, I thought you guys had some sort of info on these sets in advance or something? Whatever, no cyberleader not buying the sets, false advertising and a deal breaker for me

    • booboo

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:29pm

      nope we know nothing, we get the official press release (which unlike us hardly any one publishes in full) at the same time as everyone else.

      This time it came out of the blue and we were unable to post it for several hours.

      we get no info or anything in advance. seems like we are looking at 2 variant sets, a bit like the Jo Grant Smiling / neutral face

    • masterdoctorten

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:26pm

      CaptainJimiPie gave the answer in his review.
      Apparently it is a 50/50 variant set, you might receive the cyberleader or the cyberman. The same thing happened with the smiling/neutral joe and the commander/general modern sontaran.

    • the ergon

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:50pm

      I hope its not like trying to find a needle in a haystack where the cyberleader is concerned and that would mean buying 2 of the same set if you want both.

    • booboo

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:56pm

      50/50 split its been said

    • the ergon

      October 2nd, 2021 - 6:12pm

      What i meant Booboo is if some get more cybermen than leaders in store or vice versa. and you would still have to buy both if you want both.

    • booboo

      October 2nd, 2021 - 6:15pm

      a right yes i see, depends if they are 50/50 split in the boxes i suppose, otherwise it really is going to be hit a miss

    • Bundy

      October 2nd, 2021 - 11:50pm

      I fear it will be like other sets where this has happened (smiling/straight faced Jo, the different ranked Sontarans) and one store only gets one type.

      I don’t think CO needed to do this to encourage sales, they would have sold perfectly well all having the same figure – this is just going to frustrate people trying to find the one they want, or needing to buy two sets (reducing the number available to others) to get 4 figures and have 2 duplicates.

    • the ergon

      October 3rd, 2021 - 10:30am

      Something else to add to the comments. ‘ Do you know if there Was a cyberleader/cybermen in the sets?’

    • Birdy98

      October 3rd, 2021 - 4:58pm

      The cyberman was to be the original release and was sent out in the “pre-production” samples. They changed it to the cyber-leader based on feedback and based on having variety in the sets as it is essentially a new figure.

    • PJH17971

      October 4th, 2021 - 10:45am

      Which sets were the smiling/straight faced Jo & the different ranked Sontarans in? I never knew about these. Thanks.

    • booboo

      October 4th, 2021 - 10:49am

      this set https://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-5-5%e2%80%b3-bm-2017-collectors-set-the-monsters/ and this set https://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-5-5-collectors-set-the-3rd-doctor/

      the smiling Joe’s were much rarer i think

    • PJH1971

      October 4th, 2021 - 4:22pm

      Thanks for the links booboo – I think I might actually have the smiling Jo

  • Alex Oswin

    October 2nd, 2021 - 11:46am

    This is the must get out of all this year’s sets for me. I wonder if we’ll eventually see more sets from this story with the other Doctors, monsters, and the companions?

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  • Fin

    October 2nd, 2021 - 11:26am

    Apparently the cyberman figure in this set is a 50/50 chance between a regular scout and a Cyberleader.

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    • Judooning

      October 2nd, 2021 - 12:51pm

      I was wondering this.
      So it’s like another scenario with the Sontaran Commander/General from a few years back.

    • Fin

      October 2nd, 2021 - 4:42pm

      I believe so Judooning.

    • Phantom Sidious

      October 2nd, 2021 - 5:10pm

      I hope so, otherwise its false advertising, why does there have to be some issue with all the cybermen in these sets being a leader?

    • DaveBlob

      October 4th, 2021 - 1:18am

      Can someone give me more info about the 50/50 Sontaran variants. First I’ve heard about it is here, and I’ve tried to find info elsewhere about it, including on this site, but haven’t turned anything up.

      Was it the Sontaran set with Harry, or the 2 Doctors set with Ape-arms Peri that had the variants? How were the figures different?

    • booboo

      October 4th, 2021 - 4:55am

      bottom of the page https://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-5-5%e2%80%b3-bm-2017-collectors-set-the-monsters/

      for got used to do all these comparison pics etc when we got the review sets

    • Coleman

      October 4th, 2021 - 9:08am

      The variants nothing major DaveBlob. I think the Sontarans were identicle apart from the collar.
      They were three or five tiny marks on collar to denote rank.
      The variation was so sleight I only picked up one set of these.

  • Judooning

    October 2nd, 2021 - 10:29am

    Was there ever a Cyber Leader in this episode? It’s been a few years since I’ve seen it.
    The cyber Leader figure will go nicely with the Earthshock set

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    • Danny

      October 2nd, 2021 - 10:51am

      There was at least 3 throughout the story… The first one one encountered the 5th Doctor and ended up being destroyed by the Master on the “Board of Death” the second was impaled by Raston Robot (being the one in the set) and the third tried to blow up the TARDIS with a cyber-bomb 🙂

    • Judooning

      October 2nd, 2021 - 11:20am

      Thank you for that! Always thought it was a standard cyberman that was impaled by the Raston Warrior. Definitely need a re-watch

    • Danny

      October 2nd, 2021 - 2:30pm

      I think the leader is the one that pukes up the white coloured liquid when he gets hit in the arm… the first one that gets hit direct in the chest is a scout

  • Tardis2

    October 2nd, 2021 - 9:53am

    I’ve seen elsewhere,photos of some sets having cyberleader and some cyberman.

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  • Birdy98

    October 2nd, 2021 - 12:00am

    They should have called this the five doctors set but with a sub heading “the 3rd doctors encounters” so that they can release more from the episode

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    • Philip Shaw

      October 5th, 2021 - 8:41am

      I’m hoping that they do a set 2 with Hurndall and Susan figures with a Dalek…

  • Phantom Sidious

    October 1st, 2021 - 11:13pm

    Superb set, love all the figures and finally a Cyber leader!

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  • Dalekz

    October 1st, 2021 - 11:00pm

    A great chance to get the rare “Attack” Cyberman version without the moonboots and the Raston robot looks cool

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  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    October 1st, 2021 - 10:21pm

    Definitely want to get this set. The Pertwee figure would look great alongside the Troughton in fur coat figure.

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  • Jay

    October 1st, 2021 - 10:19pm

    These look great. Always wanted a raston warrior robot.

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  • Sons of Skaro

    October 1st, 2021 - 10:07pm

    Ooh, nice! I had a feeling they’d do a Reston warrior robot and Earthshock Android. Easy enough to make.
    I will be getting this one. But, most likely from eBay as none of the B&M stores near me ever seem to have the dr who sets in stock.

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  • Alan Silvester

    October 1st, 2021 - 9:56pm

    I’m sorry, but the body on the Raston Warrior Robot is all wrong. It’s all too “chunky” and it did not have ripples on the chest – it was smooth. But, obviously, CO have reused the Voord moulds (which they’ve also done for the androids in the Earthshock set). Very obvious and very disappointing. I’m afraid I won’t be rushing out for these.

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    • Children of davros

      October 1st, 2021 - 10:07pm

      You do realise that co have to reuse moulds to make these commercially viable? It looks enough like the raston and androids to make me happy

    • the ergon

      October 1st, 2021 - 10:40pm

      It creases a bit when it moves. i just think they could have added a few more accessories for the raston warrior robot as they did with the sensorites and voords.

    • the ergon

      October 1st, 2021 - 11:04pm

      The eaglemoss raston shouldnt be too far behind Alan if this disappoints you. That should have a smoother body.

  • Century 22 Productions

    October 1st, 2021 - 9:55pm

    Awesome set!

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