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January 6th, 2011 43 comments

Danbury Mint Doctor Who Chess Set

Danbury Mint Doctor Who Chess Set

The Danbury Mint Chess set is now highly collectable. Once you had subscribed two chess pieces were sent out every other month at a cost of £15.45. Expansion sets were also issued covering right up the the TV Movie with Paul McGann. Below is the cover and information from an original promotional leaflet. The set has not been available for some time.

danburychessleafletDoctor Who is the world’s longest running sci-fi television series.

Since the very first episode was shown in November 1963, the Doctor’s breathtaking adventures have enthralled viewers for three decades. Aided by his heroic companions, his crusade against the most evil forces in the universe has become legendary.

Now, for the first time ever, these fabulous characters are brought together in the unique “Doctor Who Chess Set”. Brilliantly represented in solid pewter, this superb collection recreates the epic battles between good and evil – the intrepid Time Lord locked in combat with his most powerful foes Taking their places for this mighty encounter we present:

Heroes of the conflict

The Doctor, a Time Lord who left his planet Gallifrey to explore the farthest reaches of the universe. K9, the electronic dog with a computerized brain. Leela, the Doctor’s assistant – a fearless warrior who would face the most formidable danger without a moment’s hesitation. The Tardis, the famous police call box used by the Doctor as his time machine.

The Doctor’s infamous enemies

The Master, a renegade Time Lord who would stop at nothing to reach his goal – the total domination of time and space. The Daleks, created by Davros in the laboratories of Skaro, became the most feared of the Doctor’s enemies. The Cybermen, metal robots with nothing left of their original humanoid form but their evil minds.

The complete cast of Doctors

During his dramatic expeditions through time and space, the Doctor has survived no less than six regenerations, appearing in seven different images. As part of this magnificent thirty-eight piece chess set we present all of these seven Doctors, recreated in exquisite detail, to delight the most avid Doctor Who fan. Each mission can then commence with any King, chosen from these seven, as the defender of the universe.

Finely sculpted pewter

Each character in this superb set is expertly recreated in solid English pewter. The detail in each sculpture is magnificent. Each piece is an object of art in its own right. This is truly a chess set to enjoy – both as a game and as a work of art.


Elegant craftsman-made playing board

To complement your chess set, you will receive a handsome playing board at no extra cost. Crafted from carefully selected woods, it also contains each of the thirty-eight pieces in its own lined compartment for protection. In addition, every subscriber will receive a booklet which provides fascinating information about each character in the set.

Categorised under: Games, General


  • Mr John Reid

    March 11th, 2019 - 6:01pm

    Does anyone know who designed the pieces? I recently bought a box of maquettes and included in it was a pewter model of Delgado as the Master but he is standing with arms crossed rather than as was issued in the set. I am trying to work out if the company that made the clay figures also designed the chess pieces for Danbury Mint.


  • Angie Taylor

    August 26th, 2017 - 6:54pm

    Hi. I’m looking for the board for this set. Any ideas on where I can find one?

    Thank you,

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2017 - 8:26pm


    • Angie

      September 26th, 2017 - 12:12am

      Thank You. I found one there 🙂

    • Larry VanMersbergen

      November 1st, 2019 - 1:26pm

      There is a whole set plus expansion pieces at Alien Entertainment in Lombard, IL. Just came in. You can contact them through their website

  • Harry

    October 10th, 2016 - 7:42am

    Is it still for sale?

  • Mark Taylor

    October 26th, 2014 - 3:37pm

    Here is a current live link that lists all 3 waves of the set.

  • Luke Isaacson

    February 7th, 2014 - 5:16pm

    I came across a full set of these dr who chess pieces today when I was clearing out one of my house, it’s in very good condition and there are 38 pieces
    16x k9/dalek
    7x king (1st generation to 7th generation)
    4x rook (tardis/sontaran)
    4x knights (icewarrior / sea devil / adric / James mcCrimmon)
    4x bishop (Brigadier / Kamelion / cyber man / Draconian)
    1x king ( the master)
    2 x queen ( Rani / Leela)

    Could someone please tell me how much these are worth?

  • Glenn

    November 3rd, 2013 - 4:02pm

    I’m looking for the complete set with the Tardis storage case. Anyone know where to find one?

  • john

    February 18th, 2012 - 6:50pm

    i’d like some of the pieces especially the baddies if anyones selling some figures let me know. i just bought the sea devil on ebay and it’s superb

  • John

    January 15th, 2012 - 6:56pm

    I bought the Danbury Mint Dr Who chess set,I also bought the ‘second’ set of 24 figure’s,
    which are:- (baddies)two masters tardis’s,(grandfather clocks)two robots of death(rooks) davros,omega,morbius creature, sharez jek,(bishop’s),silurian,zygon,yeti and terileptil(knights).(goodies), castellan,sgt benton,capt yates and alpha centauri bishops,harry sullavan,turlough,knights,zoe, susan,peri,jo grant,tegan,ace,queens.

  • rory

    June 28th, 2011 - 3:38pm

    Unless I have missed it in the thread above there is no definitive statement of which figures costitute the full set. It would be very helpful if anyone can furnish this information, and the total number of pieces.

  • Versamstep

    May 2nd, 2011 - 12:01pm

    At £587.10 cost I would expect to get more than £700 for mine.

    • Andy Wix

      June 21st, 2011 - 9:04pm

      I have a full set of the originals, and would be interested in receiving offers….?

    • Marcus

      August 11th, 2011 - 11:18am

      Sorry, but full sets go on ebay for about £330. It is the expansion pieces that fetch the best prices – and especially the “expansion set of the expansion set” which comprised four pieces:
      *Red King – Paul McGann as The Doctor
      *Red Queen – Daphne Ashbrook as Grace (Dr Grace Holloway)
      *Red Knight – Yee Jee as Chang Lee
      *Black King – Eric Roberts as The Master


      December 23rd, 2012 - 8:58pm

      Marcus I think I have the full expansion but not having a place for it it is in loft storage. unfortunatly a fire has now destroyed the board and most of the key pieces.

  • Chess Sets

    April 15th, 2011 - 9:34am

    Good post, I’ve been playing chess since I was eleven, I never get bored of it.

  • crazy doctor who fan

    February 27th, 2011 - 4:00pm

    that looks good I wish I had one!!!

  • chas to boo boo

    January 30th, 2011 - 4:23pm

    boo boo do you have all the dr who merchindise and figures

    • booboo

      January 30th, 2011 - 4:50pm

      do you have all the dr who merchindise and figures

      Not everything but a lot, i dont have this chess set but i might get one sometime

  • booboo

    January 30th, 2011 - 2:54pm

    I have the full set going on e bay tomorrow.

    I would love a set

  • ben

    January 9th, 2011 - 7:15pm

    i wish i had them ! 🙂

  • Angel Tim

    January 8th, 2011 - 9:18pm


    It didn’t put my message right! 👿 I meant
    the left is good and the right is evil.

  • superdalek

    January 8th, 2011 - 1:04pm

    Only on the second hand market, will cost several hundred pounds for a basic set

    £700!? Even on the second hand market that is to much. 😡 👿

  • Angel Tim

    January 7th, 2011 - 9:42pm

    I’d love a new one of these with this list of peices:
    King=the doctor (M.S)/the master (J.S)
    Bishop=Rory/weeping angel
    PS:The sides are =evil

    • versamstep

      June 27th, 2012 - 12:27pm

      is this an extension?

  • H.K

    January 7th, 2011 - 9:16pm

    very, very, very cool, but why!!!!!!!
    and it would be very expensive!!!

  • King Ninja

    January 7th, 2011 - 7:02pm

    Wish there was new dr who chess set out!

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    please can some one tell who are the Characters

    • booboo

      January 7th, 2011 - 6:48pm

      please can some one tell who are the Characters

      I dont have a list sorry

  • superdalek

    January 7th, 2011 - 4:21pm

    I have to get these! were are they being sold!

    • booboo

      January 7th, 2011 - 4:28pm

      I have to get these! were are they being sold!

      Only on the second hand market, will cost several hundred pounds for a basic set

  • David

    January 7th, 2011 - 10:29am

    I have collected some pieces but would love the full set

  • Anonymous

    January 6th, 2011 - 8:58pm

    who are all the Characters

  • The Pandorica

    January 6th, 2011 - 8:32pm

    Leela looks like she is about to commit suicide.

  • Angel Tim

    January 6th, 2011 - 7:45pm

    What are the peices?
    For example:
    King=The master/the doctor

  • TARDISman1000

    January 6th, 2011 - 7:26pm

    does anyone know where you can buy this?

    • booboo

      January 6th, 2011 - 9:11pm

      does anyone know where you can buy this?

      you cant only more only one second hand market

  • D0ct0r11

    January 6th, 2011 - 6:09pm

    I’d love a New Series one. 🙂

  • Dalek ironside

    January 6th, 2011 - 5:33pm

    May be they could do a news series one? I would love to collect

  • Bob

    January 6th, 2011 - 5:28pm

    I have heard of these , it looks fantastic here. i wish i had collected


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