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July 20th, 2020 569 comments

Six new Doctor Who Collectors’ Sets + New Australia / USA Availability

Some sets are available now with more to follow from www.sanity.com.au

Customers in the USA will be able to order sets via www.amazon.com

Character Options is pleased to announce the launch of six new Doctor Who action figure sets launching in late July 2020.

The range includes several action figure boxsets, including Friends and Foes of the Thirteenth Doctor set which completes the Thirteenth Doctors crew. All include highly detailed 5.5 inch scale figures featuring multiple points of articulation and come beautifully packaged.

The new collection will be available in the UK exclusively at B&M stores from late July and in the USA from www.amazon.com and in Australia from www.sanity.com.au

Hotly anticipated is the Friends and Foes of the Thirteenth Doctor set. These are the first figures of companions Yasmin (Yaz) Khan, as seen in ‘Arachnids in the UK’, and Ryan Sinclair as seen in the story ‘Rosa’. The set also features a Judoon Trooper, one of the ruthless intergalactic security enforcers seen in the story ‘Fugitive of the Judoon’.

The new release of the Second Doctor and TARDIS Set features detailing from the last episode of 1969’s ten part epic ‘The War Games’, the final story of Season Six. The set comprises the Second Doctor with ripped trouser knee details and bedraggled appearance. The TARDIS comes in dark blue with iconic Second Doctor square top lamp, standard opening doors, ‘POLICE BOX’ signage and the newer low-profile base.

For Dalek aficionados there will be the two History of the Daleks Sets, which include specially created inserts as part of the heritage Doctor Who brand packaging.

‘The Daleks’ Collector Set comprises of a Twin Dalek Set and features the Daleks as seen fully in ‘The Daleks’, the second story of the very first season of Doctor Who in 1963. When seen in the early days of black and white television these Daleks were utterly alien in look and virtually identical in their livery of silver, mid grey and blue hemispheres. Their eyestalks became larger or smaller like the pupil of an eye and their guns comprised straight metal rails with inset plastic octagons. To identify each prop the casings had parallel black lines etched on, numbering them one to four. This has been replicated as accurately as possible in this new set.

The Dalek Invasion of Earth Collector Set features the Daleks as seen in the second serial of the second season, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, from 1964. Overwhelming demand and popularity meant the Daleks had to return, and this time they came to Earth. These revised Daleks were taller and more imposing with deep bases and revised colour schemes this stunning new set represents a silver eyed ‘Drone’ Dalek and the black ‘Saucer Command’ Dalek.

Hot on the heels of the Harry Sullivan figure release last year, Companions of the Fourth Doctor features a new figure of Sarah Jane Smith and two figures of Romana completing the Fourth Doctor’s companion list from 1975 to 1981. This set includes Sarah Jane Smith as seen in 1975’s ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ and ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’ stories, and Romana as seen in 1978’s ‘The Pirate Planet’ and 1979’s ‘Destiny of the Daleks’.

For some collectors, the arrival of the 1971 U.N.I.T Claws of Axos Set ends possibly the longest awaited figure release and completes the classic Third Doctor’s core U.N.I.T team of Brigadier Lethbridge Stuart, Captain Mike Yates and Sergeant John Benton. This new set features figures from Season 8’s 1971 story ‘The Claws of Axos’; the Brigadier wearing his less formal uniform with U.N.I.T beret, and Benton and Yates sporting their combat fatigues and webbing.

Al Dewar, Character Options, Creative Director, said. “This will be the first time in almost a decade where there will be parallel launches of the same product in the UK and the USA. Hopefully this new wave of toys will contain a few surprises for everyone. As always, the Character team has tried very hard to bring something new to delight, and hopefully exceed the expectations of fans and collectors alike. This time we are bringing even more to the table with six new products!”


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569 comments

  • doctorwhovian97

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:41pm

    The sets look lovely, but there’s a pandemic going on. Most people aren’t gonna be able to leave the house, and the scammers are going to be charging double the price or more. As much as I want the sets sooner rather than later, I think that they should think about moving the release date until later in the year, or having an online service for the UK aswell, so it’s safer for people.

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:41pm

    Have the holes in Claudias jacket been filled in on Yaz or is it just the angle? I see they’re still there for Romana.

    • SJF

      May 18th, 2020 - 10:20pm

      Yaz’s hair is covering them.

  • The Ergon

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:32pm

    Benton and yates spot on. Less so The romana figures. Character you can usually rely on for a close likeness. Since these are promo photos i,d like to give the benefit of the doubt. Not interested in more daleks but it is an impressive lineup it has to be said.

    • James17

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:46pm

      I think the actual moulds are often spot on, it’s just the paintwork that can sometimes let them down. For example the mould for Yates and Benton look spectacular, but the paint on Yates makes him look like hes about to kiss me . The biggest detractors from the Tamm figure is that awfully red mouth!

    • SJF

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:54pm

      The Romana 2 that appeared on EBay although blurry looked pretty dead on and not much like the promo pic to be fair.

  • Whovian34

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:29pm

    How much will the 3 packs be £15 or more and will it be available to purchase online due to the lockdown situation

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:30pm

      all £19.99 and there is no sign of them being online in the UK

  • Alan Silvester

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:28pm

    These either need to be made available online in the UK or the release pushed back to later in the year, in view of the current pandemic situation. Otherwise, as others say, the scalpers will be the only winners, which is starting to annoy me and is very unfair.

    • Bobby Davros

      May 18th, 2020 - 7:18pm

      The scalpers have got to queue like the rest of us. It may even level the playing field.

  • Steven Toon

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:28pm

    Nice to have more Classic figures but my local B@M probably won’t have them ( the last two waves never turned up there)

  • The Silent Silent

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:27pm

    Looking Good 🙂

  • peter

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:14pm

    yes

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:13pm

    early or late June as the announcement for the March figures was also very close to them actually being in store

  • Tom C

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:12pm

    Just a shame that you can’t order them online in this coutry, not every town has a B&M, and with the current crisis, driving all over the country to find them isn’t very appealing.

    I guess it just means more money for the scalpers unfortunately.

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:18pm

      not always, all 3 of last years sets are on amazon for around £20 nearly a year on, you just need to avoid the initially frenzy

  • 6sek

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:11pm

    What are the product codes?

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:16pm

      not yet

  • Jamie D

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:10pm

    They all look amazing. The sculpts for Ryan and Yaz are particularly impressive.

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:09pm

    Shame that you can’t order them online in this country. Not every town has a B&M, and with the current pandemic, driving all over the place looking for them isn’t very appealing.

    Just means more money for the scalpers I suppose!

    • Jamie Cowan

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:42pm

      How many sales will they get though when people are sure to be concerned with getting a package from a person will have taken such risks to go get them?

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:06pm

    Well, this will speed up the spread of CV-19.

  • James

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:04pm

    Will you be kind enough to post product codes once they start to hit booboo?

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      I’m not sure how we will move on this in view of the current situation, I’m sure someone will though.

    • James

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:17pm

      Understandable, it certainly is a tricky one this time

  • Luke

    May 18th, 2020 - 5:02pm

    Sorry for the downtime guys, I pressed the upgrade button by accident!

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:36pm

    Am I right in thinking that besides the Dalek with the small eye stalk pupil, the other 3 daleks have been released before.

    Dalek with normal Eye Stal Pupil – Dalek Collectors Set 1
    Saucer Command Dalek – 1st Doctor and Dalek twin Set
    Drone Dalek – Electronic Sound FX release

    At first glance, I can’t see any major differences.

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:03pm

      these is some suggestion about some differences but i haven’t seen them yet to know

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:33pm

    Nice to have these confirmed. All must buys! Only dodgy figure is the Mary Tamm one but to get seven new characters is lovely 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:32pm

    Do we know the US prices or when they will be available to preorder? I haven’t been able to find them in the sites listed. Really excited to be able to get figures again as the high prices for imports have stopped me from buying them the past few years.

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 5:00pm

      no but i will add them as soon as i see them

  • patchampyoutuber

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:21pm

    Saw the leak on eBay about three days ago and was certain these were all real so im glad to see them confirmed

  • Antonio Zambonini

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:21pm

    Already saw these and know which two I would get I thought the Dalek sets was more with the drs like the 1st and 2nd drs but ohh well ps did see the custom version on Twitter someone did of the 2nd dr and admit it’s amazing like this one

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:20pm

    I’m very excited for these, I just hope everyone takes appropriate precautions if they do decide to go into any B&Ms either that or B&M sells them through Amazon UK.

  • Alex3301

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:20pm

    Omg I need like all of these, especially the UNIT set that’s a must have for me. So I guess the person who put these on eBay works for B&M?

  • Scott

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:18pm

    Amazing work CO, blown all expectations!

  • The Outcast

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:18pm

    Is there official anyway to get these in Australia or will I have to resort to my sources* to acquire these?

    *My Mum’s friend who lives in the UK

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:20pm

      i “think” ikon may get these but don’t quote me on that yet

    • CG

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:31pm

      There hasn’t been, no, and doesn’t look like it in Australia. Probably not possible for this release – but even if a retailer like Popcultcha had the Australian rights to stock these it would be so accessible, as not only do they have a well utilised online platform, they tour conventions and have a physical shop. I would love something like this to happen.

    • CG

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:32pm

      If true Booboo that would be fantastic! Either way fingers crossed 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:17pm

    Will we be getting extra photos, prices and individual posts for each set at some point?
    Also, any chances that Al will be doing another Unboxing video?

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:20pm

      yes, will do all that when the extra pics come through, he was going to do a video hope he still does despite the leak

  • prototype dalek

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:15pm

    Can’t wait to get some of these, love the Dalek set’s.

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:14pm

    What are the prices

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:19pm

      all 19.99

  • MJS

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:13pm

    OMG these are unbelievable!!!

  • Landi Demukaj

    May 18th, 2020 - 4:09pm

    Will you be able to order them off UK Amazon

    • daz

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:13pm

      No. Will be just USA Amazon.com.

      B&M exclusive in UK. Wish they had a website where you could pre-order to make finding them in June easier.

    • booboo

      May 18th, 2020 - 4:14pm

      doubt it, sometime you can get it shipped from the USA in their global store but we will have to wait on that one

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