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B&M 2021 History of the Daleks #7 Figure Set

Character Options is delighted to announce its first new wave of Doctor Who action figure sets for 2021 with four new lines scheduled to arrive in B and M stores across the country in Mid-August.

This exciting launch will introduce two more action figure trios plus two additional special collectors’ packs for Dalek Fans. Each and every set of this detailed series will include highly detailed 5.5 inch scale figures featuring multiple points of articulation and come presented in the ‘heritage’ Doctor Who packaging with specially created insert artwork.

We jump one story forwards to the next decade to 1972’s ‘Day of the Daleks’ and The Daleks’ first foray into colour TV with Collector Set #7 which celebrates this four part story first shown in January of that year. In this set you’ll find the highly detailed Gold Supreme Dalek and Grey drone Dalek as seen in the episodes. Considered a classic among Doctor Who fans, this episode saw the Third Doctor and his companions Jo and U.N.I.T take on Time Travelling guerrillas, Ogrons and the Daleks, in a bid to avert World War III.

Al Dewar Character Options’ Creative Director said: “Once again we are delighted to be working with B and M in bringing a fresh new collection to the legions of fans. This substantial line up represents some of the finest early Doctor Who episodes and will be familiar to many from diehard fans to adults that spent their child hoods hiding behind the sofa at teatime!”

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys



  • GalexTEM

    August 26th, 2021 - 3:37am

    do you think there will be a frontier in space dalek set or would that defeat the purpose of history #7?

    • Harry

      August 26th, 2021 - 3:35pm

      yeah, I think they’ll be skipping that one. #8 I imagine should be Planet of the Daleks, which will definitely include the Supreme Dalek from that story, but I’m hoping it also includes the Anti-Reflecting Light Wave Dalek too!

    • Martino

      August 31st, 2021 - 11:08am

      I imagine we could have a two-Dalek set for ‘Planet’ – a door cutter Dalek with a small white flame, a Drone with a slightly different paint app/ice effect, a more/less spray painted Dalek, or a Supreme with a better paint job or detailing? I’d buy a two Drone set, just for army building.

  • Steven98

    August 16th, 2021 - 10:00pm

    I hope that when we get to genesis & onwards we’ll start seeing a dalek with Davros. Hopefully the supreme for Resurrection…

    • philip shaw

      August 17th, 2021 - 12:27pm

      I imagine they will keep Davros separate and maybe release with a Dr like the recent Capaldi and Davros from The Magicians apprentice…

  • The ergon

    August 10th, 2021 - 2:08pm

    I,m hoping for my favourite, the dalek supreme from planet as rerelease in the next wave.

    • philip shaw

      August 10th, 2021 - 4:03pm

      …and the partly sprayed invisible Dalek, anti reflective or something did they call it? Hoping it’s not the fully invisible Dalek as we will get only one figure in the 2 pack and they can say it’s really in there!

    • the ergon

      August 10th, 2021 - 7:07pm

      Invisible daleks aren,t top of my list, got about half dozen of those as it is, trouble is i can never find them to display.,

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2021 - 7:44am

      Hopefully they don’t put in an anti-light wave dalek and a spiridon because then it’ll be just a box! 😀

    • Rex Farrel

      August 17th, 2021 - 2:24pm

      Well they did do that Destroyed Cassandra figure, so…

  • Chance

    August 8th, 2021 - 3:39am

    Any one have an idea if there’s gonna be the same American availability?

    • booboo

      August 8th, 2021 - 9:11am

      seems maybe not this year, a least not from gogs1

  • Cardinal Hordriss

    August 8th, 2021 - 2:06am

    Glad to see them doing the Supreme’s neck gold at last even if it is still a very different colour to the original.

  • Philip Shaw

    August 7th, 2021 - 9:36pm

    I expect another long running series ‘Evolution of the Cybermen’ at some point.

    • Independently Cross

      August 9th, 2021 - 10:20am

      I’d like that a lot.
      Barring some possible extra sets like Davros/Special Weapons, maybe- At this rate ‘classic’ (non-new series) Dalek sets would be done half way through 2023 (unless some serials get more than one set- which some actually warrant, in fairness)-
      So they may just continue onto the new series, or they may want to mix it up and do some Daleks, some Cyebermen a year.
      There’s lots of Cyebermen that are difficult to get now (‘Revenge’, especially), as well as the one classic type not yet produced. Be brilliant to be able to army build some of them (as well as other ‘army’ creatures, to be honest).

    • philip shaw

      August 10th, 2021 - 9:49am

      I imagine the main Dalek extensions will be ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’, ‘Victory of the Daleks’, and ‘Asylum of the Daleks’. I would love a Cyberman collection series.

    • John

      August 10th, 2021 - 12:58pm

      Unlikely you will get history of the Cybermen as B&M have done a lot of Classic ones already.

    • Anonymous

      August 10th, 2021 - 5:19pm

      At the current rate, a History of the Cybermen series is still several years off. The early sets are probably not as big a problem.

  • Peter C

    August 6th, 2021 - 5:55pm

    The gold dalek looks excellent! Hope I can get this set, it’s my favourite of the four new ones.

  • Anonymous

    August 5th, 2021 - 3:06pm

    Just noticed…the supreme Dalek had black mesh just below the head, not gold…

    • Philip Shaw

      August 5th, 2021 - 5:37pm

      From what I can remember the gold mesh was in the programme and any figures in the past put the black.mesh on incorrectly.

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2021 - 5:58pm

      yes, the black you are seeing is the “void” behind the (gold) mesh where the operator sat, essentially they just sprayed the whole thing gold bar the spheres and weapons including the top of the skirt, this is probably as screen accurate as you can get with in the budget.

    • Prototype dalek

      August 5th, 2021 - 9:11pm

      Best and most accurate version of this dalek to be released so far

  • Coleman

    August 4th, 2021 - 12:07pm

    What’s the names of the other few B&M sets released this year and estimated arrival dates Booboo.
    Give me a chance to work out budgeting, Or are they still classed as speculation?

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2021 - 12:18pm

      Not in the loop an any of this now so you know as soon as i do! but if whats been bounded about around forums and s/m is right ( and it probably is). dates i wouldn’t rely on but would expect about 1-2 months apart

      Five Doctor Set
      Earthshock Set

      2 More History of The Dalek Sets

      1st Doctor and Tardis set

      4th Doctor Robot Set

    • John

      August 4th, 2021 - 12:35pm

      On ebay already for £ 85

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 12:51pm

      Thanks Booboo, will save me searching on the web for hours.
      All I could remember was the Robot set out in December.
      And their was speculation that it was the K1 build a figure with a Tom baker variant.

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2021 - 1:02pm

      Its down for December i think

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 1:14pm

      Hopefully theirs a few more companions to come in the Earth shock set, looking forward to some fith Doctor Companions like Tegan, Nyssa and Adric. COs kept drip feeding us a few new companions each year so far.

    • TimelordTim

      August 4th, 2021 - 3:25pm

      I reckon the Earthshock one will follow the trend of these packs and be a couple of Cybermen with Adric, maybe?

      I’m certainly hoping for Tegan and Nyssa as well though.

      Five Doctors set could be the Master, Hurndall 1st and Tegan or Turlough maybe?

      Will be fun to find out. I’m looking forward to those 2 sets as they are the ones I’d pick up (if they are close to my guesses that is) out of the whole range this year. Fingers crossed!

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 4:50pm

      Hello Tim, won’t you be interested in a huge K1 Robot that was only ever available before as a build a figure, if it turns out this is the December set.

    • Factory Insider

      August 4th, 2021 - 6:35pm

      Five Doctors set: The Brigadier wearing a suit, Mike Yates with a pale face, and a non-posable Fourth Doctor representing the waxwork from the photoshoot.

      Earthshock set: dead Snyder (some left over melted plastic), dead Adric (some dust off the factory floor/SPOILER ALERT), and all new deluxe fully posable Beryl Reid as Captain Briggs (with karate chop action).

    • TimelordTim

      August 4th, 2021 - 8:08pm

      Hi Coleman. The K1 robot is the most tempting one of the rest for me, especially so close to Christmas 🙂

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 8:43pm

      If your right Factory Insider, I’ll be able to save some money for a change.
      I don’t think theirs much their to tempt me.

    • Philip Shaw

      August 4th, 2021 - 9:13pm

      I think they will do a cyber leader, scout, and black android in the Earthshock set. Then in the 5 Dr’s will re use the black android and spray it silver for a Raston warrior robot, with rumoured Hurndall 1st Dr and another figure.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      August 6th, 2021 - 12:45pm

      I reckon ‘The Five Doctors’ set should feature the Raston warrior robot, the Ainley Master and Borusa. The ‘Earthshock’ set should feature (as Philip Shaw said) black android (as seen in the caves), Cyberleader and Adric.

    • Anonymous

      August 7th, 2021 - 4:19pm

      No Mike Yates again, shouldn’t be one in the first place. Omega would be good to get.

      I wish they did 5 Doctors set part 1 and 2 like last year,
      One with 2 Doctors (hurdnall 1, coat 2) and villain, another with 3, companion and villain. Still happy with the first wave of sets anyway so hope these are good too. Any idea when they are out?

    • Coleman

      August 8th, 2021 - 5:21pm

      Speculation was some more sets were due in October, then the Robot set out in December.
      But it could change I suppose

    • Anonymous

      August 14th, 2021 - 7:47am

      Sounds awesome especially the Earthshock and fifth doctor one! 😀

  • Howard

    August 3rd, 2021 - 10:20pm

    Why is there a Day of the Daleks set AND a history of the Daleks 7 set also from Day. Do not get the difference between the two

    • FH

      August 4th, 2021 - 12:35am

      Wdym? This is history of the Daleks set 7, the Day of the Daleks set.

    • SilentNinjaZero

      August 4th, 2021 - 5:29am

      Which Day of the Daleks set are you referring to? As far as I’m aware the only previous CO figure from Day was the original version of the Gold Supreme with black neck bands, which came in both the 2009 and 2012 versions of the Dalek Collector’s set #2. Obviously, that set also had Dalek figures from Invasion of Earth and Evil of the Daleks.

      History of the daleks #7 is the first specific Day set released by CO.

    • Gareth Pugh

      August 4th, 2021 - 8:42am

      It’s not quite clear what other ‘Day of the Daleks’ set you mean Howard – are you talking about the two Big Chief products a bit further down this Merch news page? If yes , the difference is about £500 for the pair! Big Chief are 1:6 scale (about 11’ high I’d guess for their Daleks), are highly detailed models/ display items and sell fir about £280 each (ish). The B&M History of the Daleks set 7 (same Daleks same TV story) are sold together for about £20. 5.5” scale, made of plastic.

    • John

      August 4th, 2021 - 8:47am

      There aren’t 2 sets – theres HOTD 7, that’s it.

    • John

      August 4th, 2021 - 10:59am

      Just a thought we might not get them as there’s a shortage of lorry drivers

    • Anonymous

      August 4th, 2021 - 2:17pm

      No lorry drivers no sets

  • Mark Belsom

    August 3rd, 2021 - 8:21pm

    Nice to see a gun matel drone from Day of the daleks, which we’ve not had before.

  • Coleman

    August 3rd, 2021 - 5:54pm

    I think these two Daleks are the same two Daleks that Big Chief just have put up for pre-order.
    (The article Lower down on the merchandise guide).

  • Martino

    August 3rd, 2021 - 5:38pm

    At last a gun metal Dalek – looks like I will have to find space for a bit of renewed army building! These are very handsome figures, very happy.

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2021 - 2:47pm

    Have some people have them?

    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2021 - 2:55pm

      not from B&M no they have not arrived yet

    • Ken

      August 3rd, 2021 - 5:07pm

      I think this is the best of the new batch

  • Popplewick

    August 3rd, 2021 - 12:19pm

    Don’t recognzise the dark Dalek is he a new one ?

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2021 - 4:32pm

      No their old Daleks from the Seventies. I think their meant to be the dark grey Daleks.
      Maybe abit too dark with the colour scheme, (they almost look black).

    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2021 - 4:39pm

      according to the video, they have matched the exact colour from the show, and added other upgrades to make them as screen accurate as possible

    • Coleman

      August 3rd, 2021 - 4:56pm

      Quick question Booboo, is this CO Dalek boxset the same as the two Daleks Big Chief are making at the moment.
      I know big Chief said theirs were from the 3rd Doctors era?

    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2021 - 6:06pm

      yes same 2 Daleks from day of the Daleks

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 11:32am

      Yes, just asking, I thought they were from the same story but couldnt understand why the grey Daleks were two totally different colours?

    • booboo

      August 4th, 2021 - 11:34am

      might just be the images at this stage

    • Coleman

      August 4th, 2021 - 11:46am

      Yes, give them a chance, both sets might be totally different in hand Booboo.
      Unfortunately with Big Chief though, it could be up to two years before their in hand.

  • Fin

    August 3rd, 2021 - 11:20am

    The paint apps on that drone especially are phenomenal. Will have to pick this set up if none of the others at least.

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2021 - 9:37am

    Do we have product codes yet for the new sets?

    • booboo

      August 3rd, 2021 - 10:16am

      Unless they have changed

      Keys of Marinus 370537

      Sensorites 370538

      Dalek Packs (as before both same code) 370539

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2021 - 12:58am

    Brilliant set, can’t wait to get it. Very striking. Anyone know what the background is yet?

    • Philip Shaw

      August 3rd, 2021 - 7:36am

      It looks like the under the bridge time tunnel

  • Hi

    August 2nd, 2021 - 8:37pm

    Will these sets be available in the US again

    • Connor

      August 3rd, 2021 - 10:11pm

      I think not, well I haven’t seen anything about an Amazon release.

  • Dalekz

    August 2nd, 2021 - 7:13pm

    The drone is fine the Gold one is cool, I had him and sadly sold him so it would be nice to get him back again…only thing is where do I get a Jo Grant in knee boots to go with him?

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2021 - 12:59am

      I really want them to release a Jo figure again. They released a Peri but variant so let’s hope with 70s Dalek sets, they are next.

  • Gazza

    August 2nd, 2021 - 7:05pm

    Absolutely brilliant sets which will make great collector’s items for years to come . I love the fact that they are bringing out more of the 60s , 70s and 80s figures . K
    Long may it continue !

    • George

      August 2nd, 2021 - 8:28pm


  • Gazza

    August 2nd, 2021 - 6:40pm

    Is anybody else having issues with accessing the video ?

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2021 - 6:42pm

      OK this end

    • Anonymous

      August 2nd, 2021 - 6:46pm

      Ok thanks it must be my WiFi …

  • Steve

    August 2nd, 2021 - 6:16pm

    Most excited about this set from the new wave. The long awaited grey Dalek looks gorgeous! I have the three grey Daleks from the 2013 Toys R Us Doctor & Dalek packs but I don’t think any of them has as dark a grey as this one. I must check.
    And a set with as contrasting Daleks as these is very refreshing, particularly when one is such an ultra gold one.

    • Anonymous

      August 2nd, 2021 - 6:36pm

      Have they never released the Day Of The Daleks grey dalek before?

    • John

      August 3rd, 2021 - 9:01am

      No, there was a talking one from planet and the Gold one was wrong.

  • Doctor What

    August 2nd, 2021 - 4:42pm

    Just in case he reads the comments as this one seems to be the one he’s most likely going to read, many thanks Al for doing the video looking at the sets and thank you for answering the questions that we were all wondering like why Ian was in his suit rather than his Marinus komono and why the black and gold Daleks have silver sucker arms glad he’s added the bits like the First Doctor’ trousers being redder than they were as it makes for a nice variant, plus gives us a bit of insight on just how hard they work and how privileged we are getting these lovely figures from Character Options

  • Fledershrew

    August 2nd, 2021 - 4:05pm

    This set is really cool and I think the detail on the box insert is so superb! Regarding the Grey Dalek (my favourite of the two in this set), just wondering if this is the same shade of grey that they used for the Daleks in The Planet of the Daleks? I’ve always really liked the Daleks in this dark metallic grey.

  • Judooning

    August 2nd, 2021 - 4:01pm

    The contrast between the two is so nice

  • Day Dalek Gold

    August 2nd, 2021 - 3:53pm

    If I may be a Cyberman for a moment: Exellent.

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      August 2nd, 2021 - 7:38pm

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  • Tom

    August 2nd, 2021 - 3:05pm

    Daleks Daleks Daleks!!!