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March 20th, 2013 214 comments

Pyramids of Mars Priory Set

In this Fourth Doctor adventure, the TARDIS materialises on Earth in the year 1911 inside an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. Scarman has been possessed by Sutekh, last survivor of the god-like Osirans, who is being held prisoner inside a pyramid in Egypt by a signal transmitted from a pyramid on Mars.

Sutekh wants to be free and instructs Scarman to use robots, which look like Egyptian mummies, to build a pyramid-shaped rocket with which to destroy the Martian pyramid. The Doctor blows up the missile but falls under Sutekh’s control and is made to transport Scarman to Mars to cut off the signal controlling the prison. The Doctor, freed of Sutekh’s influence, rushes back to Earth and uses the time control from the TARDIS to move the end of the space-time tunnel that Sutekh is travelling down into the far future where, unable to reach the end, Sutekh ages to death.

Exclusive to Forbidden Planet!


This collector’s set includes

  • Sutekh (in Helmet with light-up eyes)
  • Marcus Scarman (interchangeable head with Jackal from 1st Pyramids of Mars set)
  • Two Canopic Jars
  • Sarcophagus with lenticular insert
  • Coordinate selector
  • Osirian War Rocket cardboard scenic display.


Several figures and accessories are already available from this story…

From the left the single Mummy for classic wave 2 (also supplied in the 4th Doctor Adventure set), Mummy with gold banding and Sutekh with Jackal head (both from The Pyramids of Mars set 1) and the 4th Doctor with control panel which was available as a sinle release from Forbidden Planet.


The Masked Sutekh with light up eyes (from the Aztecs special edition DVD)…


This set also includes a Cardboard Osirian Rocket…


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Toys


  • Sonic screwdriver

    May 4th, 2013 - 9:36am

    This set just look amazing and the boxes done this way makes them nice to display as well

  • TheLostDalek29

    May 3rd, 2013 - 10:18pm

    Does that buffy library set come with it? If not where can i get it?

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:19pm

      hardly, discontinued ages ago, they turn up on ebay every now and then

    • pug in a kilt

      May 4th, 2013 - 9:38am

      oh i thought it was a custom set

  • Steampunk Doctor

    May 3rd, 2013 - 7:19pm

    How much will this be ?

  • Mumble5557 Productions

    May 3rd, 2013 - 6:33am

    I need this set, when I have it my Pyrimids of Mars set will be complete!!!!!

  • McGann is the Doctor

    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:57pm

    Looks great and I will buy it but what is the point in a scarman figure, if they’re going to make obscure henchmen, make Lytton ! The KING of obscure henchmen.

    Also, why would you get two of them ? And army of Sutehks ? ❓

    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2013 - 4:44pm

      I would image a lot of people buy 2 sets so they can have every combination on display

      I bought 2 three Doctor sets so i could have both versions of Jo, same for Victory of the Daleks set and city of death

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 2nd, 2013 - 6:40pm

      Oh right, yeah that makesense.

      I was going to add “Surely this cardboard picture box is just a mock-up, the real product will allow you to see what’s inside.”

    • The Saracen

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:18am

      Or the other possibility is some are misreading the picture and it’s an illustration that is portrayed on a closed pack and not a window box.

      It would make a lot of sense. Otherwise how come you don;t see any of the pyramid or the Sutekh in the supposed window.

      There are precedents, the 3 3/4″ diorama playsets are also not in a window boxes, also the Eleventh Doctor console room is not in a window box either.

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:22am

      you have seen the 3 3/4″ diorama playsets packaging?

    • The Saracen

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:32am

      Wasn’t it shown at TF?

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:42am

      dont remember seeing the packaging must admit

  • time and relotive dimens

    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:22pm

    OMG these are fantastic. i am buying two 🙂


    May 2nd, 2013 - 3:17pm

    Oh fantastic, I had hoped they’d do Sutekh again someday with his iconic mask, but having his eyes light up is a bonus !! 😀

  • Dalek the Supreme

    May 2nd, 2013 - 2:17pm

    I have to get this one! Sutekh looks great, and Scarman will probably look great! I ought to get a mummy ahead of time!

  • The Greater Intelligence

    May 2nd, 2013 - 2:00pm

    Is it weird that I don’t like the human action figures (that includes all the Doctors)? I just think they always get the likenesses wrong and they just look off. ‘The monsters are always more believable and realistic and (in my opinion)the only ones worth buying outside a full set. What does anyone else think?

    • Dalek the Supreme

      May 2nd, 2013 - 2:15pm

      I think the likenesses are great, my Eleventh Doctor figure looks like he Geronimoed right out of the screen.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 2nd, 2013 - 3:52pm

      I love the human figures but don’t see the point in making scarman.

    • The Greater Intelligence

      May 2nd, 2013 - 4:10pm

      I think they could’ve made Sutekh’s servant from Part 1, but I think they were trying to round the set out with a figure that not many people knew of or wanted.

  • Earth Bound

    May 2nd, 2013 - 1:51pm

    we just need Sarah Jane now but what a brilliant set this is, much more to it than first appears

  • Gary

    May 2nd, 2013 - 1:50pm

    Buffy library would be great for this set and luckily i have one!

  • Mr

    May 2nd, 2013 - 7:09am

    I like the idea of being able to build a huge episode set. There is the Tom Baker figure, the first set, the mummy and now this one!

    If only there was a Satah Jane to go with it.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      May 2nd, 2013 - 2:16pm

      Just like with Remembrance of the Daleks, great story, great characters, great figures, but no figure for the companion.

    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2013 - 2:18pm

      They may not be able to do Sarah Jane now, we just dont know

    • Johnny

      May 3rd, 2013 - 9:57am

      Why wouldn’t they be able to do a Sarah Jane?

      Presumably Liz Sladen signed away her likeness for Character to be able to do the SJA figures, so it seems likely that this also included a Doctor Who branded figure, therefore removing any legal difficulties of releasing a figure.

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2013 - 10:26am

      she was very particular about how the figures looked i understand and would probably have only approved the figures as she was in The Sarah Jane Adventures, They may not have made a figure of how she looked in the 70,s for her to approve. It would be down to her family now most likely

  • Andrew

    May 2nd, 2013 - 12:47am

    Can someone put up the text there, or is it babbble that hasnt been confirmed yet?

  • Andrew

    May 2nd, 2013 - 12:43am

    Im so glad i skipped the first set, this looks like the beginning playsets, and you know what that means, classic console! Is the Sarcophagus a rotocast plastic, damn this looks great. This brings a lot of possibilities, such as genesis set, movie set. etc

    • mrewanwatson

      May 2nd, 2013 - 7:42am

      I hope so!

  • Dalek the Supreme

    May 1st, 2013 - 10:52pm

    I was kinda hoping for the Fourth Doctor, but Tom or no Tom, this looks to be a great set, definately one I want to get!

    • Mr

      May 2nd, 2013 - 7:10am

      There is a singular version of him from this episode.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      May 2nd, 2013 - 2:19pm

      Yes, but it’s really expensive wherever I find it. The only Tom Baker figures I can find for under $40 are the Destiny of the Daleks and City of Death sets (The latter of which I hope to get for my birthday this month).

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 2nd, 2013 - 3:53pm

      You should get both and throw out the body of the City Doctor and put the scarf on the Destiny one like I did.

    • Anonymous

      May 4th, 2013 - 10:15am

      The Pyramids of Mars Fourth Doctor is on Forbidden Planet for £6.99! Plus £2 postage.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      May 7th, 2013 - 3:50pm

      McGann is the Doctor, yes, but I don’t have the kind of money to get both, however, my brother does want to get the Destiny set for his birthday, so I might be able to swap the ‘City’ body for the ‘Destiny’ one, assuming we get those. Anonymous, I live in America, so I would need to know the price in dollars, not pounds, but thanks anyway 😉

  • Calum Gillan

    May 1st, 2013 - 10:51pm

    I love Pyramids of Mars b I won’t be getting this set. I was hoping for Sarah Jane!!!! 🙁

    • josh smith

      May 2nd, 2013 - 5:19am

      they cant relese Sarah jane that would be too expensve

    • itdalek

      May 2nd, 2013 - 3:53pm

      Don’t think so they CO did the new series version (from season 2) so I would imagine they could just slightly retool it for the classics

  • thehostproductions

    May 1st, 2013 - 10:43pm

    defenetly getting this! my guess is £30 to £35

  • The Monitor

    May 1st, 2013 - 10:14pm

    Superb news; has made my day. Any Pyramids of Mars merchandise is always welcome. There are so many iconic elements to the story.

    I just think that Sutekh is the most awesome villain to have appeared in the programme. I mean awesome in every sense. Had Sutekh not been stopped the havoc wreaked on the universe would have been so great. No one other individual could possibly have done so much damage and been so unstoppable. The story is suitable serious throughout.

    The figures sound great, and the mock-up just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  • trenzalore

    May 1st, 2013 - 9:17pm

    can’t wait but i would like to get all the toys r us dalek and doctor set’s first

  • Antonio Zambonini

    May 1st, 2013 - 8:23pm

    god another classic set to get hardly have any and trying my best to get the older released ones any suggestions on what older released figure from classic i should buy

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:25pm

      there are some terrific sets, depend what you are interested in

      The 3 Doctors sets is great, there are so many

    • Antonio Zambonini

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:50pm

      what sontran set would you recomend

    • josh smith

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:56pm

      leela and stor

    • auton101

      May 1st, 2013 - 9:05pm

      the best classic set i ever got was the enemies of the third doctor.

    • Antonio Zambonini

      May 1st, 2013 - 9:11pm

      Even though i aint paying 40 pounds of Amazon for leela and stor plus i think im considering enemies of the 3rd dr

    • Antonio Zambonini

      May 1st, 2013 - 9:12pm

      but do u reccomend the the enemies of the 1st dr

    • Andrew

      May 2nd, 2013 - 1:02am

      If you like Sontarans, the best set to get is probably the time warrior set, it took me a little while to track it down because it was rarified for a while, but i went to FP Nottingham and they had loads, i suggest that one, because its pertwee, the best Sontaran not to mention the first, and you get his ship.

    • Twelfth Cyber Legion

      May 2nd, 2013 - 7:05am

      On the enemies of the ……. Doctor sets are on sale:
      Enemies of the 1st doctor £24.99
      Enimes of the 3rd doctor £34.99

      I’ve ordered mine!

    • Dalek the Supreme

      May 7th, 2013 - 3:53pm

      I don’t own many, but I think the best Classic sets are:
      Dalek Collector’s set 1
      Resurrection of the Daleks
      The Time Warrior
      Enemies of the 3rd Doctor
      Ages of Steel set
      5th Doctor and the Master
      The Claws of Axos
      1st Doctor and TARDIS
      and City of Death

  • Dalek Smith

    May 1st, 2013 - 8:16pm

    so getting this what will the price be

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:18pm

      we know nothing about it (well not really true saw images of some of sculpts months and months ago)

  • DoctorWhoFan101

    May 1st, 2013 - 8:12pm

    Quick question Booboo, nothing related to this topic, but do you have a clue on when the ’50th anniversary special product, secret thing’ going to be announced?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:13pm

      i have no idea, i fact i’m having less and less of an idea about anything – which is rather a shame

  • josh smith

    May 1st, 2013 - 8:01pm

    WOW this is a good set

  • josh smith

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:58pm

    ummmm i cant buy this 🙁

    • Anonymous

      May 1st, 2013 - 8:08pm

      Why not?

  • DavidH

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:17pm

    I wasn’t too interested in these sets at first, but they seem to get better and better with every piece of information that’s revealed

    • The Greater Intelligence

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:22pm

      I know, I’m not a big fan of ‘Pyramids Of Mars’, but these look amazing and I think I’ll consider buying both this set and the prior one.

  • drjakeyoung

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:15pm

    booboo was this the figure from the doctor forever documentary on the Aztecs SE?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:16pm

      yes but there no picture of it in the box

    • drjakeyoung

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:16pm

      also was there originally going to be a water of mars set with a flood figure as there was a prototype figure in that documentary as well?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:18pm


      They probably make lots of sculpts of figures that never get released

    • drjakeyoung

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:25pm

      thanks for the info booboo also just one more question if you don’t mind. In the new DWM in the competition page, at the bottom in the terms and conditions it says if you are posting the answers then send it to “doctor who magazine 459”. But i thought it was issue 460?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:27pm

      i have no idea i dont get the mag

  • Anthony

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:14pm

    Wow, these sets jut get better but why no proper images

    • Anonymous

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:55pm

      maybe its still in progress

  • The Sea Devil

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:13pm

    Looks great but what an odd way to announce something there are no pictures or anything

  • Mr

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:05pm

    Are there any pictures?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:07pm

      in the link above

      For some reason the announcement has been give as an exclusive and the image is watermarked so i’m not showing it here

    • doctorpond393

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:47pm

      Could we have a link to it?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2013 - 7:56pm

      the link is in the post

  • TheLostDalek29

    May 1st, 2013 - 7:04pm

    OMG AWESOME!!! Looks like a different but interesting good set 🙂


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