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5.5″ B&M 2017 Collectors Set The 4th Doctor

To find your nearest store visit Please ring (option 3) to check availability before travelling. Priced at £16.99 per set. Product code 294255

This 5.5″ figure set is presented in collectors series window box packaging.

The 4th Doctor set contains…

  • The 4th Doctor
  • Leela
  • K9 Mk1

This second B&M exclusive 4th Doctor Set contains The 4th Doctor from the 1975 Tom Baker story The Pyramids of Mars, leela from the 1978 Tom Baker story The Invasion Of Time and K9 Mk1 first seen in the 1977 story The Invisible Enemy.

Accessories include the sonic screwdriver with the 4th Doctor and a knife with Leela.

The Leela in this set is a re-release of the one seen in the Invasion Of Time set released some years ago.

The new figure (front) does have darker hair and more noticeable blue eyes but other differences are minor.

The k9 in the set is undoubtedly the highlight for long term collectors.

This K9 Mk1 is a darker grey than previous releases along with a black tail, top panel and painted side view screen.

The image below shows the difference between this new release (left) and the previous version.


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys



  • Thatminimizerguy

    July 27th, 2017 - 10:27am

    Are K9 Mark I and Mark II identical? Does this serve as both?

    • Dalek

      July 31st, 2017 - 9:12am

      Essentially yes, also Mark III as it appeared in the Five Doctors. Sarah apparently gave him a paint job before School Reunion

  • DoctorSong2016

    July 26th, 2017 - 9:19pm

    Leela has the Face of Evil hand painted a flesh colour for some reason, rather than the same hand as the original Invasion of Time variant.

  • Simon Partridge

    July 26th, 2017 - 10:40am

    Picked mine up at the Kidderminster store. They were hidden behind some childrens stickers that were hanging up.

  • bryan

    July 25th, 2017 - 9:44am

    Chester Greyhound shopping outlet, a All variations of te,, wit 9th Dr set, being the most on show. shelf space holds one row face on, abd three rows,side pack on.

    more in stock room. staff vey lovley and will always ave a look for te one you want

  • mrcrazyesque

    July 24th, 2017 - 10:29pm

    Are both sides of the Doctor’s scarf painted or is it just the one side like the original PoM figure?

  • whovian

    July 24th, 2017 - 4:32pm

    Ive just spoke to a man that works in one of two local stores to me and has just confirmed that there are 6 sets available in the shop as of right now! The only problem is i cant get them till i get paid on friday. Noooooo

  • Spenmm

    July 24th, 2017 - 2:44pm

    I’ve been to buy my Fourth Doctor and Monster sets, and finally got hold of both after searching in two other stores which had sold out. The store I bought them from had only one of each Fourth/Monster sets and two x Ninth Doctor sets.

    This got me round to thinking, to say there is “no market” for Doctor Who figures, these sets do sell out very quickly; it does show big demand for the right characters at the right price point in the right retail outlet.

    Surely other retailers could learn from B&M’s strategy where these are an annual and highly anticipated release of nothing more than repaints.

  • Fredfez

    July 24th, 2017 - 8:48am

    It says I can’t check availability over the phone but I have to travel really far by train to get there. Is there any other way to check availability?

    • Fredfez

      July 24th, 2017 - 9:38am

      Sorry i didnt see the full phone selections but they only have 2 ninth doctor sets left in the southampton store 🙁 do they re-stock?

    • Dalek4ever

      July 24th, 2017 - 10:08am


    • Fredfez

      July 24th, 2017 - 1:06pm

      If you find the store on the website then phone up and select option 3 to phobe them and tgen ask with the product code

    • Dalek4ever

      July 24th, 2017 - 1:19pm

      Did they mention any other sets are in stock by any chance?

    • Fredfez

      July 24th, 2017 - 2:31pm

      No they said the only had 2 of the ninth doctor ones which is why I’m very disappointed

    • Dalek4ever

      July 24th, 2017 - 2:56pm

      Well that store is quite a walk for me and I usually go there when I go that way. So I’m hoping when I go in a week or 2 they have the 4th dr one or monsters set.

    • Dalek4ever

      July 24th, 2017 - 3:08pm

      Booboo, is a store that doesn’t have one of the type of sets likely to get another load of them?

    • booboo

      July 24th, 2017 - 4:15pm

      most stores seem to get 6 (2 off each) as first delivery then topped up as they sell

    • Dalek4ever

      July 24th, 2017 - 4:34pm

      Do you know if they get more weekly? Fortnightly?

    • Fredfez

      July 26th, 2017 - 11:19am

      Thank you booboo, when do you think the next delivery will be in stores?

    • booboo

      July 26th, 2017 - 11:32am

      they get deliveries every day apparently

    • Fredfez

      July 28th, 2017 - 3:01pm

      Thank you, I called up again this mornig and was able to get them today. They still have 1 of each set left each in the southampton store.

  • 7thwhovlogs

    July 23rd, 2017 - 10:57pm

    The only thing I would buy the set for is K9, but for 16.99, I’ll pass

  • Beevers Master

    July 23rd, 2017 - 1:42pm

    Hey booboo

    I have the 4th and 9th doctor sets would you like me to take some pictures and send them to you to put on the appropriate posts?


    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2017 - 2:11pm

      It’s ok Thankyou I am not at home untill Tuesday so can’t do much with them

    • Beevers Master

      July 23rd, 2017 - 2:32pm

      OK I thought i would try and contribute to this forum as this is where i go to get news on things all the time and also i am the same person as above as i have sorted out a gravatar account

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2017 - 3:12pm

      you can try do send them in [email protected] see if i can get them in the comments

    • Beevers Master

      July 23rd, 2017 - 3:46pm

      i was going to email them to you if you have email

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2017 - 3:55pm

      [email protected]

    • Beevers Master

      July 23rd, 2017 - 4:26pm

      Ive sent you the pics and some info about a few of the figures

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2017 - 5:20pm

      i have put them in a collection page

    • Dalek4ever

      July 23rd, 2017 - 6:41pm

      Where’s that?

    • Beevers Master

      July 23rd, 2017 - 7:08pm


  • The Outcast

    July 23rd, 2017 - 6:02am

    Ok, here’s my question. The question that decides whether I bother to get this set. People who also have the Pyramids of Mars 4, is the 4th Doctor in this set different to the Pyramids one?

    • Dalek4ever

      July 23rd, 2017 - 10:20am

      The shirt is different yes

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2017 - 1:28pm

      also seems worth buying fro K9 as well

  • whovian

    July 22nd, 2017 - 12:20pm

    Really want thr Ninth Doctor set as i never got the Doctor, and need a replacement Rose…. but unsure to get this. Ive had the exact same 4th Doctor before (pretty sure it was that one). Never had a Leela, and need a K9. I just dont like the idea of spending seventeen quid on the one figure ive never had.

    I didnt even buy the 12th doctor for £15. I brought him from FP for 6.99. The only figure that has been purchased that was a lot was the War Doctor…. he was brought for me and is still in his packaging, no intention of opening him.

    If any of you reckon i should get the 4th dr set, let me know and whichever gets the most answers ie yes/no ill go with it. I hate deciding

    • DoctorSong2016

      July 22nd, 2017 - 1:43pm

      I’d say get the Fourth Doctor set because that Leela comes from a set that isn’t all that common and the K9 is exclusive to that set. Also the Fourth Doctor might have variations in it. The Ninth Doctor set is basically just rereleases of common figures that you could get for cheap off eBay anyway.

    • prototype dalek

      July 22nd, 2017 - 7:21pm

      Get the ones you feel like getting personally to you 🙂

    • whovian

      July 23rd, 2017 - 3:27pm

      Nice response Prototype Dalek.

  • Anonymous

    July 20th, 2017 - 5:24pm

    Leela looks like she has been on holiday and is very orange

  • Daniel

    July 18th, 2017 - 4:15pm

    Where can you buy this?

    • AllOfWho

      July 23rd, 2017 - 5:28am


  • Anonymous

    July 18th, 2017 - 1:10am

    K9 wants the sonic

  • Anonymous

    July 14th, 2017 - 6:09pm

    Toms facial expression is scary.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    July 14th, 2017 - 11:30am

    Typically i own one Leela figure. And this is it. From the Image of the Fendahl set.

    • The Outcast

      July 14th, 2017 - 1:19pm

      This has different hair from the Fendahl set one. But I’m in the same boat as you. I’ve only got one Leela variant, the one that is in this set. I honestly don’t know if I want to get this set. The Pyramids 4 doesn’t come with the TARDIS panel, but the K9 is an exclusive.

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2017 - 2:40pm

      I’m exactly same, I have one Leela and it’s her. But I’m definitely getting this set, since I missed out on this Tom.

  • Colin fan no. 1

    July 12th, 2017 - 8:27pm

    Tom’s facial expression looks creepy

  • Dalek4ever

    July 12th, 2017 - 3:38pm


  • Ryan Croughan

    July 12th, 2017 - 3:30pm

    Probably the best set of the three because it features two variants. The classic K9 is something we should have had in the Warriors Gate two pack in 2010 so it’s amazing to finally see it here.

    Baker’s jacket seems to be closer to his brown frock coat worn from The Face of Evil onwards, rather than the olive purple jacket seen on the original Pyramids version. The simpler waistcoat pattern is the same as on the US Diamond re-release which I guess is nice for collectors over here who prefer the brighter addition of that decal. It wouldn’t have harmed to make his face less orange though.

    To make it accurate to Face of Evil would have been nice though seeing as he’s packaged with Leela – a simple repaint of the hat to a bottle green along with the new brown coat would have completed the look (bar the shoes, but I guess it’s too much to ask for the change to the booted leg piece).

    As for Leela? There’s very few variants of that costume out there. And they’ve done a very good job of it on the previous releases. Of course with resculpts they could add a fur ‘outsider’ cloak from The Invasion of Time akin to 6’s blue Necros cape. Perhaps simply just some sand detailing on the boots and legs from the scenes where she’s training with the outsiders from that story – anything!

    I would have preferred it if they would have chosen the original Leela outfit – two really slight repaint opportunities (which they would have jumped on back in the day) could have raised their heads. Perhaps a blue eyed version from Invisible Enemy onwards, or a version with a head scar from where she was shot in The Sun Makers. I know, tiny little changes but it’s literally anything at this point just to spice it up.

  • MrTom

    July 12th, 2017 - 2:40pm

    They gave the 13 Drs set Tom a really nice paintjob on his face, so how have they managed to screw this one up so badly – again?!

  • prototype dalek

    July 12th, 2017 - 11:52am

    Will miss the 9th Doctor set and get this and the Cyberman set, the K9 does seem a little darker than the first release

    • Jordan Scott

      July 12th, 2017 - 1:17pm

      I will be doing the same!

    • Gareth

      July 13th, 2017 - 6:16pm

      Same. You can buy the 9th doctor set components for like £10 on ebay 😉

  • Anonymous

    July 10th, 2017 - 6:48pm

    I’ll be reviewin good these on my youtube chanel

    • Dalek4ever

      July 12th, 2017 - 7:45am

      Hang on they are out?

  • Rich1e

    July 6th, 2017 - 9:06pm

    Did I imagine it or was there supposed to be a Third Doctor set with Jo and the Master this year?

    • Someone

      July 6th, 2017 - 11:02pm

      that was last year lol

    • The Werewolf

      July 7th, 2017 - 12:21am

      Yes, I’ve got that set sitting atop my wardrobe.

    • R1ch1e

      July 12th, 2017 - 4:00pm

      Lol sorry. I’ve been to sleep since then!

  • Aj

    July 6th, 2017 - 5:29pm

    Won’t be getting these sets due to dull choices and lack of repainted etc. That Rose seriously should be updated if it’s going in a ‘collectors set. ‘

  • DannyTheNerd

    July 6th, 2017 - 10:20am

    Very disppointing sets. Won’t be getting any of these.

  • Judooning

    July 6th, 2017 - 9:38am

    Great set!

    Just imagine if these figures had not been released yet and this was a set that was released 4 or 5 years a go in the hype of the classic line.
    This would have been one of those Ebay jobs for sure!

  • Anonymous

    July 5th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    why couldnt they stick with the classic theme and put one of the classic sontarans in it

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 7:39pm

      they may have been part financed by FP / UT

  • The Outcast

    July 5th, 2017 - 2:25pm

    Is the K9 Grey? I can’t tell.

    • booboo

      July 5th, 2017 - 3:00pm

      its supposed to be from the early info

    • Bruno B

      July 5th, 2017 - 3:01pm

      K9 is a grey variant yes

    • Anonymous

      July 12th, 2017 - 12:02pm

      What was the other release? Was it a dirty silver?

      Is there anything different about the 4th Doctor?

  • Michael

    July 5th, 2017 - 1:19pm

    Is this the Pyramids coat (purple) or have they done a repaint? (Brown hopefully).

    • Whovastron

      July 5th, 2017 - 2:04pm

      The pyramids coat is brown already

    • Michael

      July 5th, 2017 - 7:19pm

      Is this one of these cases where different people see different colours? I’d say the Pyramids figure has a very dark purple coat.

      I’m hoping it is a brown. Last year’s Tennant figure had the grey suit actually painted brown. For some reason they went back to grey for the 13 Doctors set.

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