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December 1st, 2022 487 comments

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B&M 2022 The First Doctor and Electronic Tardis Set

The five new Doctor Who classic lines will be available in November 2022 at B&M stores nationwide.

We think fans will be both delighted and surprised with this rather unique set. This action figure set includes:

  • The First Doctor as portrayed by David Bradley
  • Electronic TARDIS

As fans know, in the first ever episode of the TV show we encounter the TARDIS and its owner and pilot, an alien traveller known only as The Doctor. It’s the start of a great number of adventures over many years.

Since that first show the First Doctor has been played both on screen, and in audio format, by several actors but David Bradley in both the dramatization of the early years of Doctor Who ‘An Adventure in Space & Time’ and in the twelfth Doctor Story ‘Twice Upon A Christmas’ as well as many Big Finish audio adventures, giving a very unique and powerful portrayal which really captured the essence of William Hartnell’s First Doctor.

Speaking of this wave of releases Al Dewar, Creative Director at Character Options, said: “This range has some real gems in it, including some not so easy to spot ones. The three figure sets are very cool and there’s at least one standout figure in each set, including a new Ninth Doctor with new components and an updated Rose V1. We also have a brand-new Angel variant as well as a physically new version of Yaz. Collectors will delight in looking for both variants of the Angel figure.

“With the Dalek sets – this time we have two absolute standout pieces with ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ and my personal favourite Dalek story ‘Destiny of the Daleks’. For me it has everything and I love the look of the battered war worn Daleks. Following that and much to my own delight, is a new First Doctor figure in the form of David Bradley’s Doctor paired with a very unique looking TARDIS based more on the TARDIS look in the BBC 2013 anniversary drama story which covered the creation of the TV series.

“Lastly to go hand in hand with the Dalek sets is a great special release featuring Davros and a very special Dalek … all I can say is fans will not want to miss out on that one!”

Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys



  • bryan

    November 14th, 2022 - 9:54am

    On the B&M website, searching for Doctor Who, brought up the latest 10th and 8th Doctor sets.
    Its now showing Genesis of the Daleks ( 2 Dalek set) & Destiny of the Daleks set. As INSTORE ONLY.

    Hopefully the other items get lsted this week too. At leadt we will know what we need to hunt for and whats available online.

    • Anthony Fagn

      November 14th, 2022 - 11:46am

      The TARDIS set has been delayed by 2 weeks. Expect it to arrive anytime FROM the 28th of November.

  • Steve65

    November 4th, 2022 - 2:42pm

    Looks like this will be available online at B&M along with the Davros set – search for B&M Tardis and B&M Davros in Google and links (which don’t work yet) appear – price is £24.99 in the detail – hopefully this won’t change

    • John hogg

      November 6th, 2022 - 12:23am

      nop removed was test page price will be as advertised

    • Spacewarp

      November 7th, 2022 - 6:01pm

      I wonder if they only put the sets online that end up hanging around on the shelves until they’re reduced to nothing? B&M is the kind of store that wants you to go in for one thing and then come out with several (Wilko is like that), so if you’re not going in to pick up a Sensorites or Voord set then you’re not shopping anyway so they might as well try and get rid of them by mail order.

      But they know the TARDIS and Dalek sets will always get snapped up, so I’d guess we’ll never see them online.

    • Ian

      November 14th, 2022 - 1:25pm

      Dalek sets available instore only.

  • DWho

    November 3rd, 2022 - 2:44pm

    Do we have tentative release date ?

    • booboo

      November 3rd, 2022 - 2:47pm

      last i had was the 7th but the 14th is also being mentioned

    • georgaline mullen

      November 4th, 2022 - 11:23am

      do you know the B& M price

    • georgaline mullen

      November 4th, 2022 - 11:24am

      do you know the B& M price ofDoctor Who B&M 2022 The First Doctor and Electronic Tardis Set

    • Martino

      November 4th, 2022 - 12:46pm

      Lovely set. For once I wouldn’t mind a delayed release, I’m in Malaysia until the 27th … :OD

    • Anonymous

      November 4th, 2022 - 12:53pm

      Out of stock already on b&m website

    • Steve

      November 4th, 2022 - 6:25pm

      It was marked out of stock on the website because it has never been in-stock yet. It was there temporarily and since removed. When it returns hopefully they will ready for ordering! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      November 5th, 2022 - 12:19am

      Georgealine it literally says above your comment!! 24.99

    • Anonymous

      November 6th, 2022 - 11:41am

      Rumours going round saying January 23

    • Robert W

      November 6th, 2022 - 1:43pm

      Where did you see the rumour?

    • Anthony Fagn

      November 9th, 2022 - 9:09am

      It’s anyday from the 14th of November. Price £24.99p

  • Morlu

    November 2nd, 2022 - 12:24pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this version of the first Doctor and his Tardis but i’m wondering if we are ever going to get a 6th, 8th, or War Doctor’s Tardis?

    • Anonymous

      November 2nd, 2022 - 7:56pm

      No I don’t think so

    • daz

      November 2nd, 2022 - 10:16pm

      6th Doctor is just the 5th Doctors Tardis toy so I’d say yes. The figure is the issue… If they can’t afford to do 6th figure paint I’d like them to remove his jacket but give him big hair from TOATL or put the comic version in it.

    • Morlu

      November 3rd, 2022 - 5:35pm

      Would love the Big Finish Blue costume of the 6th with his Tardis. Never managed to pick one up and now its a fortune on ebay. Is his comic costume the same as that?

      Now we are getting a David Bradley version of the first Doctor is there any reason why we can’t get a Movie Peter Cushing Doctor and his Tardis?

    • booboo

      November 3rd, 2022 - 5:47pm

      yes sadly, Peter Cushing, companions and the “Movie Daleks” belong to studio Canal, completely different licence to the BBC and probably not affordable for such a limited range of product at this moment in time.

    • daz

      November 3rd, 2022 - 7:34pm

      Morlu. Yes. That’s what I meant. The blue one.

  • Nore

    October 29th, 2022 - 11:04pm

    Really hoping to pick this up when they are released in store, would love you add this to my collection

  • masterdoctorten

    October 27th, 2022 - 2:12pm

    Price of this one?

    • booboo

      October 27th, 2022 - 2:34pm

      supposedly £32.99, the price went down so people assumed they might have drooped the electronics but seems its back up to where we were again, the app is not actually showing the price yet.

    • Independently Cross

      October 27th, 2022 - 7:19pm

      Oh. Bit of a shame if the price has gone back up, then. The electronic gimmick seemed great at the lower price- at the higher price I’d have to reconsider if I even want this (that it lights up and makes noises the first time I take it out of the box is nice, but not £10 extra nice when it’ll spend the rest of it’s time on a shelf anyway, especially as part of a big, expensive wave). Can barely believe I might not aim to get a TARDIS as an addict, but it’s not technically ‘canon’ for me, as much as I like it; so if I’m ever gonna skip one that price might make this that.

    • booboo

      October 28th, 2022 - 4:07pm

      This may not have gone up by the sound of it, could still be £24.99

  • Tucker

    October 27th, 2022 - 6:42am

    Will this series of B&M sets be on Amazon? I have been out of collecting Doctor Who for a couple years now and I see that some of the other B&M sets are available there with prime.

    • booboo

      October 27th, 2022 - 8:58am

      perhaps by 3rd party sellers at some stage but not at the B&M price, we have yet to see if they will sell these online

  • Nicholas

    October 26th, 2022 - 10:21pm

    “Twice Upon a Christmas”

    Starting to wonder if CO even care these days

    • Drwhofan12

      October 27th, 2022 - 12:54pm

      Ohh yeah just noticed that

  • rich

    October 26th, 2022 - 5:12pm

    I give up, can’t find these anywhere, the scalpers, the scalpers

    • booboo

      October 26th, 2022 - 5:16pm

      They are not out yet so you wont find them anywhere

    • Drwhofan12

      October 26th, 2022 - 5:33pm

      I probably won’t be able to find any from this wave either

    • booboo

      October 26th, 2022 - 5:35pm

      Plenty of people do

    • HS

      October 26th, 2022 - 7:34pm

      I’ve been able to get some if not all from each wave

    • Drwhofan12

      October 26th, 2022 - 8:47pm

      Some sets for waves I’ve never seen in shops like the last wave from 2022 I didn’t find a single set in shops

  • Chris

    October 26th, 2022 - 3:38pm

    This looks fantastic, can’t wait to not be able to ever find one besides paying scalper prices on eBay!

    Hoping some day we get a coatless War Doctor with his beaten up TARDIS. That’d be an instant buy for me!

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2022 - 1:34pm

      To be honest it’s the same tardis as before with a new paint job and electronic it isn’t even remotely like David bradley tardis in the show

    • HS

      October 29th, 2022 - 2:51pm

      Its meant to be the TARDIS from An Adventure in Time and Space, not Twice Upon A Time.

    • Spacewarp

      November 7th, 2022 - 5:57pm

      I think a War TARDIS would be almost impossible to mass produce, simply to get the scuff marks accurate. Better off finding an old Tennant box and modding that. Either ignore the lamp or sacrifice a Smith box to get a more accurate one.

  • Andrew

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:58pm

    I’m getting it’s probably accurate to one of the sources or other but seeing all these TARDISes with black bases is getting a little irritating.

    • Ken

      October 26th, 2022 - 12:43pm

      This looks very tempting

    • Luke

      October 27th, 2022 - 12:45pm

      This is the Adventure in Space & Time prop, which does indeed have a black base if you watch that Docu-Drama.

      Why get irritated at accuracy?

    • Andrew

      October 29th, 2022 - 11:22pm

      I guess it’s just surprising how often Character has stumbled into these, and kinda throw off the look a little even if it is accurate.

      Though i have ended up with both of the last ones (that one Pertwee TARDIS and the Shada TARDIS), and this one looks very nice (particularly since I slept through the last Hartnell TARDIS and now its aftermarket is almost as bad as the 2010-era release), so it’ll just be weird how I’ve ended up going with the black-base ones in particular by circumstance.

  • Gazza

    October 25th, 2022 - 8:16pm

    Wow these sets look amazing – best ever to be honest with you . I can’t wait for these to come out !

    • Gazza

      October 25th, 2022 - 8:31pm

      I mean the 3 Dalek sets and the Tardis set are the ones that look great – the 2 from the new series I’m not interested in .

  • John b. o

    October 25th, 2022 - 7:14pm

    Seems somewhat strange.booboo,would have thought that they would be creeping all over you,considering the amount of publicity gained from this excellent site…..

    • booboo

      October 25th, 2022 - 7:19pm

      afraid not

    • Spacewarp

      November 3rd, 2022 - 12:36pm

      Youtube reviewers get early editions because their reviews are always overwhelmingly positive, and they allow prospective buyers to see the models close-up. A static forum isn’t really set up to advertise the product in that way, and comments are mainly about when’s the stock coming out, why’s it not accurate, and how limited it is. That’s not good advertising.

      Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cracking site, and I drop on every day when new stock’s on the way. Hats off to booboo, you are an invaluable resource!

    • booboo

      November 3rd, 2022 - 12:52pm

      I don’t see that as true really, The youtube reviews maybe positive but many of the comments are not, I have seen a lot of backlash recently.

      In the past we did comparison pictures with all past figures and a big feature, those posts were completely separate for the stocks arrive posts, not everyone uses forums or youtube (and i have never seen us as forum but more of a news site anyway).

      Doesn’t bother me we are considered of no consequence these days though, and for me its all got a bit mirky anyway, lots of cross forum / social media snipping and insults going on, we are better off out of it, especially at comments aimed at this site by one of them. I know the site stats, and will take our 70K – 80K+ map views (googles figures not ours) over a few thousand (or hundred in some cases) youtube reviews for products that most people are going to buy anyway, what we do is help people find the things, that’s more important.

      And before anyone mentions scalpers, these people are pros, some clean out entire areas, some trade a private sellers when in fact they are “businesses”.

      These people dont need us or anyone else to help them find stock.

    • Bundy

      November 7th, 2022 - 8:35am

      A picture paints a thousand words….. I expect most people make a decision on whether to buy or not based on the subject of the sets and the photos they see of them. I much prefer a static page with hi-res photos I can zoom into, especially if they have comparison photos.

      This site continues to help me find figures, and in turn pass on sightings to others.

  • John b. o

    October 25th, 2022 - 6:53pm

    hi Booboo,do you know if this new wave will be available online????


    • booboo

      October 25th, 2022 - 7:03pm

      Sorry no, we have no direct communication with B&M or CO now.

  • Anon

    October 25th, 2022 - 6:28pm

    Does the windows light up as well or is it just the lantern?

    • HS

      October 26th, 2022 - 7:37pm

      Just the lantern it seems.

  • The ergon

    October 25th, 2022 - 6:03pm

    With 6 sets to fill shelves i,m thinking The TARDIS set may be the one in shorter supply this wave.

  • pupbenny

    October 25th, 2022 - 4:06pm

    A pretty cool idea. I’m not personally interested in this but it’s a really cool thing that they’ve done this.

  • David

    October 25th, 2022 - 3:23pm

    Will this set be available on the b&m website in November?

    • Fin

      October 25th, 2022 - 3:50pm

      I would presume so. I think this, the 3-figure packs and MAYBE the Davros set will be available on the website.

      People on other forums have suggested that the reason why the Dalek packs weren’t listed on the website with the last wave is because the fact that they share barcodes would make it difficult to list them independently. If that’s the case, then I see no reason why the TARDIS set shouldn’t be put up there.

    • booboo

      October 25th, 2022 - 3:56pm

      Its not just the bar code but also B&M’s own product code, which are the same, its something i mentioned several times

      As for the Tardis, it depends on the quantity, in the past its been around 7000 figure sets, 3500 each of The Dalek Sets and around 4000 Tardis

      Based on that they Don’t actually need to sell either online

    • Fin

      October 25th, 2022 - 7:43pm

      Interesting, I didn’t realise the bar and product codes were the same somehow. I seldom do a thorough check of the comments so I didn’t know you’d said it before but it’s interesting to know nevertheless.

      Would be a real shame if they don’t make it online. I get it from the retailer standpoint but that doesn’t make it any less annoying for fans when scalpers clean up the shelves.

  • Drwhofan12

    October 25th, 2022 - 2:01pm

    Are we 100% sure it’s electronic because at first it said it will Ben electronic then it said it wouldn’t then it said it would so is it definitely electronic

    • booboo

      October 25th, 2022 - 2:10pm

      Press release states its electronic and its on the box so it will be now

    • Anthony Fagn

      October 26th, 2022 - 8:42am

      The video that Al dewar made shows the sound effects on the TARDIS. An electronic TARDIS For £25 from B&M. Who would have thought it?

    • John

      October 26th, 2022 - 10:54am

      Anthony, its not £25. It slisted as £32.99 on the price list being floated around.

    • Anthony Fagn

      November 7th, 2022 - 12:16am

      It’s definitely electronic as stated on the packaging. The price was going to be £32.99 and indeed is stated on the price list. But as always things change and in this instance the price for this set has dropped to £24.99. Happy Times and places.

  • HS

    October 25th, 2022 - 2:00pm

    The figure and the TARDIS seem very exposed, unlike the plastic completely covering the figures in the Dalek sets…..I hope this doesn’t mean finding a lot of them smudged/damaged.

  • Coleman

    October 25th, 2022 - 1:58pm

    Looks like there’s no Plastic Window again in the box, just like the New Dalek Two packs.
    I hope those Cardboard Columns are strong. (They don’t look it though).

  • Doctor Mysterio

    October 25th, 2022 - 12:48pm

    Here’s hoping this First Doctor set makes it to Kent, the Unearthly Child set never did.

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2022 - 1:03pm

      Yes it did, I got it the day they were first seen.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      October 26th, 2022 - 12:35am

      Good for you, I drove around everywhere looking!

  • Anonymous

    October 25th, 2022 - 12:31pm

    Are they available to pre order yet

    • John

      October 25th, 2022 - 2:31pm

      You can’t pre-order you have to go and buy them.

    • booboo

      October 25th, 2022 - 2:34pm

      assume they mean the B&M website but they will only add stuff when they actually have it

  • Darren

    October 25th, 2022 - 12:28pm

    I’m filled with both excitement and utter dread with the thought of trying to find stores which stock these.

  • Doctor Stu

    October 25th, 2022 - 12:21pm

    So they can do new heads. Just not for new who

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2022 - 12:43pm

      David Bradley’s First Doctor is New-Who…

      Yaz has a brand new headsculpt…

      The Ninth Doctor has a new head sculpt and a new jacket sculpt…

  • Judooning

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:58am

    I much prefer the new box. No big empty spaces

  • Theforce

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:56am

    scalers already getting the pallets reserved

  • Scott

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:49am

    Love the volume of the new sets, especially with them including Davros! They are my personal favourite.

    I recall seeing December as the release date previously, do we know if that’s changed or remains the same?

  • Jamie

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:48am

    Now I like this. Best of the 2nd wave for sure.

  • Anonymous

    October 25th, 2022 - 11:46am

    Cannot wait for this to hit the shelves!!


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