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October 12th, 2023 60 comments

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B&M 2023 The Deadly Assassin Set

The Deadly Assassin Set Product Code 402027 In-store Price £21.99.

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This set contains:

  • Fourth Doctor in Time Lord robes
  • Chancellor Goth
  • Cardinal Borusa

This figure trio features the Fourth Doctor in Time Lord robes, collar and skull cap, Chancellor Goth in his Prydonian Chancellery robes and the Claret robed Cardinal Borusa, all iconic characters from the third serial of Season 14.

This was the only story in the Classic series of Doctor Who to feature the Doctor without a companion and saw the return of the Doctor’s nemesis, the Master, but in a heavily decayed state at the end of his original regeneration cycle. The storyline sees the Doctor head to Gallifrey to answer to the Time Lords’ summons.

On the way, he is struck by a premonition that he will assassinate the Lord President – a premonition that plays out! The Doctor is quickly apprehended but by claiming a right to stand for President he sends Gallifrey into a constitutional crisis. The full synopsis behind the episode and creation of the set can be enjoyed on the packaging.

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys



  • Tom Williams

    April 30th, 2024 - 8:31pm

    So surprised today too see these still in Bedford b and m with the garden centre near the town shame the most though couldn’t bag one

  • Loobop

    December 3rd, 2023 - 9:59am

    check for variants with these sets as i only noticed today on ebay that the tenth doctor b and m pack like the thirteenth doctor pack seems to have a variant of one of the figures,i see a few listings of the jacket less doctor in a white shirt instead of light blue.did the ninth and eleventh doctor have a variant figure too i now wonder.

    • ChrisP

      January 26th, 2024 - 9:40pm

      Down to 16.99 in Beccles and a shelf full of them

    • Lola Bunny

      February 14th, 2024 - 1:08pm

      Could you link to something that shows the variants?

  • JR

    November 27th, 2023 - 8:41pm

    My local store in Chesterfield have nothing at all.
    However, my day job results in a lot of travelling around and this week whilst in Paisley I called into their store and they had loads of Deadly Assassin sets, Dalek twin packs and the triple figure sets (9th Dr, 13th Dr)

  • Jon

    November 22nd, 2023 - 1:20am

    Anyone finding this set impossible to locate? I have tried Dover, Folkestone and Ashford on the south coast and nothing. Same thing with first doctor set, just never arrived. Seems like only Daleks make it to stores down here now. Getting very frustrated with it. Off to eBay I guess and dance with the scalpers, no other option.

    • Chris

      November 27th, 2023 - 7:31pm

      Interesting you say that. In South Wales, these are all they have! All my local stores must have 20-30 time lord sets on their shelves and no dalek sets at all. The distribution is shocking. Will end up with reduced sets on shelves and B and M stating they don’t sell well…..

  • Peter C

    November 17th, 2023 - 3:59pm

    Would love a Guardians of the Edge set. You would only need one body sculpt and then different heads for #1, 5, 6 & 7 with a re-release of 8th NOTD figure to go with them. Not sure of the logistics of that on B & M’s budget, but the idea is good.

  • Andrew Oliver

    November 12th, 2023 - 11:58am

    Only the first doctor and Dalek in Mablethorpe. Could some kind soul confirm if any of the new sets have arrived in Skegness please?

  • Badwolfy

    November 8th, 2023 - 6:10pm

    Timelords have arrived at Anglia Retail Park Ipswich, and lots of them. They have annoyingly stuck the magnetic sticker on the side, well placed, but the side nonetheless! Still at least it wasn’t the top or front which happened to one set a couple of years ago!
    Bloody cheeky charging as much as for the Dalek sets too! That’s me done, I hope there’s no more again till late next year!!

  • GuyTheZygon

    November 7th, 2023 - 2:15pm

    Does anYone know please if the Series 4 Time Lord previouslY released bY Character is of the same height/size as these 3 new ones? thanks

    • Colin H

      November 9th, 2023 - 8:24am

      Yes, the figures in the new set are all based on the original Character Time Lord figure.

  • Anthony Fagn

    November 5th, 2023 - 7:13am

    With only 408 cases of this set available and only 6 pieces per case no wonder its hard to find. But is that 408 cases to cover the uk or is it 408 cases PER DC?

    • HS

      November 11th, 2023 - 5:49pm

      It can’t be 408 cases for the UK.

  • Badwolfy

    November 1st, 2023 - 7:57pm

    Both Dalek sets have arrived at Anglia Retail Park Ipswich!! Mercifully the first branch I checked; saving me repeated marathons across 5 stores from Ipswich to Colchester!!!

  • Joe

    October 31st, 2023 - 2:37pm

    going hunting for these sets tomorrow, wish me luck

    • Rich

      November 1st, 2023 - 8:58am

      Joe, you should wait for confirmation that they are actually out!

    • Joe

      November 1st, 2023 - 11:11am

      well I found the Remembrance set today!

    • mick

      November 1st, 2023 - 11:18am

      Not even got to central warehouse in the north yet

    • Jade

      November 1st, 2023 - 11:24am

      What’s date showing now mick?

    • Pjd94

      November 1st, 2023 - 12:53pm

      Could they be arriving at Bedford first once again?

    • mick

      November 1st, 2023 - 2:28pm

      It’s a day by day thing now until they arrive can’t be far off. Soon as they arrive at Central warehouse I will post on here

    • Sam

      November 1st, 2023 - 4:00pm

      @Joe May I see it?

    • Jay

      November 1st, 2023 - 4:24pm

      @Joe How on earth did you find a set that isn’t even released yet?

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2023 - 4:26pm

      sets have arrived in south

  • Jay

    October 30th, 2023 - 8:12pm

    Are we getting a map for this release?

    • booboo

      October 30th, 2023 - 8:13pm

    • MDS

      October 30th, 2023 - 9:41pm

      Looks like its the Time Lord from Terror of the Autons. Instead of arriving in mid air to deliver a message he’s chosen the North Sea this time.

    • JadeB

      October 31st, 2023 - 8:21am

      In news Boo Boo. Hit warehouse ?

    • booboo

      October 31st, 2023 - 8:23am

      no not yet, supposedly yesterday but as we know things can change last minuet

    • Judooning

      October 31st, 2023 - 1:26pm

      App saying the 6th Dr & TARDIS set and both History sets reduced to 14.99

    • mick

      November 1st, 2023 - 11:19am

      TARDIS set is £19.99 now

    • Badwolfy

      November 1st, 2023 - 7:58pm

      May I ask, what is the significance of the map? Do these sets not reach all of the stores?

    • Jay

      November 1st, 2023 - 9:21pm

      @Badwolfy – Not all stores get the sets and it’s not even always the same stores that got the previous sets. Scalpers also buy a stores entire stock to sell for 3x as much on Ebay, the map helps people find the stores with stock, hopefully before the scalpers.

    • Badwolfy

      November 2nd, 2023 - 1:44am

      Thanks Jay. WOW I didn’t know that not all stores got stock. That would explain a few things with the 5 stores I am lucky to frequent.
      I cannot believe they let scalpers buy the entire stock, that’s scandalous.
      I recently found out that at one of the bigger stores near me, the Security guard keeps the stock hidden and only puts out a few at a time so the stock isn’t wiped out by scalpers. Bless him, I need to get in with this guy! I work in security too so hopefully he’ll recognise SIA Brotherhood! ;o)

    • Badwolfy

      November 2nd, 2023 - 3:10am

      I’ve just seen the page with the map explained; I really should explore this website some more! I thought that time lord was marking my current location then when I zoomed in I realised it marks the store where I bought Daleks last night!

  • Dwho

    October 29th, 2023 - 8:31am

    Do we see this in stores next week? North or south the excitement is here!!!

  • GrantP

    October 24th, 2023 - 11:41am

    Pre-order on E Bay for £49 really!!! Do they think someone will pay that!!

    • Anthony Fagn

      October 26th, 2023 - 11:06am

      Sadly some do otherwise they wouldn’t do it at all.

    • rich

      October 27th, 2023 - 9:32am

      £16 profit, not including transport costs and packaging – £15 if sold abroad.

    • Jay

      October 27th, 2023 - 11:42am

      They buy the entire stores stock, if they only get 10 per store that’s £160 profit from doing nothing but driving to a store.

    • rich

      October 27th, 2023 - 1:35pm

      Jay, They would have to package and post the toys as well, using your scenario of a day to drive to the shops and back (most likely several shops in several towns) and a half day packing then it’s a reasonable return.

  • Stephen

    October 24th, 2023 - 1:18am

    Now on B&M website (all three sets)so must be anytime now to hit shelves

    • Rich

      October 24th, 2023 - 9:19am

      where on the B&M website?

    • Stephen

      October 24th, 2023 - 10:09am

      Now been took off but we’re on round 12/2 last night

    • booboo

      October 24th, 2023 - 10:11am

      bar code stopped as well, this happed before just before stock arrived

    • mick

      October 24th, 2023 - 11:56am

      Now saying at Central warehouse around 30th October

    • The Fishmonger

      October 29th, 2023 - 9:07am

      That soon? I’ve only just recovered from the last round of shenanigans

  • Jam Fletcher

    October 17th, 2023 - 2:31pm

    Has the usual Al Dewar video showing the figures appeared online yet? Seems really odd the review videos are on YouTube but Al’s isn’t.

    • Joe

      October 18th, 2023 - 1:59pm

      No there is no video for this wave but if I’m remembering correctly we never got a video accompanying the second wave last year either.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    October 14th, 2023 - 10:23am

    Do we have an estimate for release?

    • DalekCollector

      October 17th, 2023 - 1:05pm

      Was rumoured to be at the Central warehouse 23rd of this month but don’t know for certain

    • mick

      October 19th, 2023 - 3:31pm

      now saying 30th october

  • Anthony Fagn

    October 14th, 2023 - 8:06am

    No doubt exclusive to North of England and all of Scotland again. Here you are lads have 4 or 5 cases of each set to put on your shelves.

    • David Goldberg

      October 16th, 2023 - 7:50am

      @Anthony Fagn – Makes a change because the North of England and Scotland usually miss out on these releases. #RealityCheck

    • Daniel Seymour

      October 17th, 2023 - 8:07am

      The South West misses out as well. The Poole branch never has these in stock. Its all Turtles and Funkos.

  • PhonoPaul

    October 11th, 2023 - 7:56pm

    I think this need the 5″ tag.

  • Pupbenny

    October 10th, 2023 - 11:11am

    Just realised I can get two of these, paint the collars gold and have time lords either side of my Rassilon, it’s gonna be epic. 😀 (assuming I’m able to get them.)

    • Neil

      October 11th, 2023 - 10:11am

      I wouldn’t be at all surprised if such a set was released as an ‘End of Time’ B&M set at some point in the future. Wouldn’t mind, either, as long as the Time Lords were new head sculpts.

    • Peter C

      October 20th, 2023 - 2:03pm

      They could also do a Time Lord Victorious set with 9th, NOTD 8th and Time Lord figure with Tennant head to sync with the cover of the second book.

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