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May 18th, 2020 325 comments

Six new Doctor Who Collectors’ Sets + New USA Availability

Six new Doctor Who collectors’ sets announced by Character Options Character Options is pleased to announce the launch of six new Doctor Who action figure sets launching in June 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 June.

Customers in the US can pre-order boxsets via The Official North America Doctor Who Store, Amazon and the BBC Shop.

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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325 comments

  • The Ergon

    May 26th, 2020 - 12:17am

    Hooray! Perfect timing. We can start rummaging the shelves of B and M shelves for toys and Non essential items from 15th June. Its as though the stars aligned for this to happen. Still be very cautious people.

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    • booboo

      May 26th, 2020 - 8:55am

      yes, best to remember several people could have handled the sets before you do

    • daz

      May 26th, 2020 - 10:56am

      The toy aisle has never closed at my B&M as is part of their social distancing one way system once inside leading to the tills.

      So will be no different.

      I just hope my local one stocks them.

    • John hogg

      May 26th, 2020 - 2:19pm

      Just so everyone is aware you can no longer get through to b&m stores on the phone. There is only 2 options now. Both end up repeating itself then hanging up. Even tried pressing ### which hangs up. Looks like our hunt just got a lot harder!

    • booboo

      May 26th, 2020 - 5:07pm

      there is an app where you can check stock but it can be out of date

    • The Ergon

      May 26th, 2020 - 5:18pm

      Best to get to those doors early and form a 2 metre distancing queue with the greedy people why,ll watching the sun rise.

  • Anonymous

    May 25th, 2020 - 7:56pm

    These sets are absolutely amazing I love them! I wonder if we will get some variants of the 2nd ext like the one in the enemy of the world backwards sign version also hopefully we will get some more history of the daleks sets eventually because it’d be a nice addition to the collection and it would also be cool to see some different versions that we may not have gotten before.

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  • Anonymous

    May 25th, 2020 - 7:53pm

    I really like these sets I wonder if we’ll get variants of the 2nd set with this new model maybe like the enemy of the world backwards sign version hopefully. I hope we’ll get some more history of the daleks sets eventually because it’d be really cool to see some others!

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  • tom baker rules

    May 25th, 2020 - 3:56pm

    booboo do you know any dates of hen these are coming out?

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    • booboo

      May 25th, 2020 - 4:20pm

      i only know what the press release says sometime in June

    • tom baker rules

      May 25th, 2020 - 4:20pm

      ok thanks

  • tom baker rules

    May 25th, 2020 - 11:18am

    booboo do you know how expensive these may be?

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    • booboo

      May 25th, 2020 - 1:00pm

      UK All sets £19.99

      USA All sets expect Daleks $19.99 Dalek sets $29.99

    • tom baker rules

      May 25th, 2020 - 1:01pm

      ok thanks

    • David Vandervliet

      May 29th, 2020 - 4:02am

      Curious. The three packs and TARDIS will be cheaper in the US, but the Daleks More expensive.

    • booboo

      May 29th, 2020 - 7:50am

      they are not really cheaper as the USA doesn’t pay vat but higher local taxes, The Daleks are puzzling though yes

    • David Vandervliet

      May 29th, 2020 - 7:55pm

      I see, that makes sense. I also know there are some odd tax laws involving toys in the US. The post seems to indicate that the WhoNA store was going to be selling them, but they haven’t said anything about that yet. I hope they do, I much rather buy from them than Amazon.

    • booboo

      May 29th, 2020 - 8:11pm

      whona are not the “official store”, i think many assumed they were because of the North America bit, the official store will simply be linking to Amazon, so its Amazon or the USA BBC shop. Whona might get them, but possible with a mark-uo.

      Having said that be grateful the USA are getting these at all, they will be more accessible than for many in the UK and more or less at the same price, when UT imported these B&M sets they were nearly double the price.

    • David V

      June 1st, 2020 - 12:19am

      Ah that makes sense. Thanks Booboo. Believe me I am glad they will be available here too.

  • TARDIS Traveller

    May 25th, 2020 - 1:46am

    Seen a few suggestions on how to make companion figures. I think a Mel figure could be done by using the Jenny Lewis body and painting it to look like either her vervoid costume (cream with blue top) or poka dot it and you could have a paradise towers look. Or for something different use the Helen cutter figure or Martha Jones in combats and paint it denim and you could have a delta figure.

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  • The Silent Silent

    May 24th, 2020 - 6:14pm

    Shame the Judoon Trooper won’t be available separately as that is definitely one for army building 🙂

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    • Romanna 3

      May 26th, 2020 - 3:45am

      They could give it a single release to bulk out the next mass-release wave, since they already have the parts, and as they know it will be an army builder… Just, God, I hope they aren’t planning on waiting till after season 13 has aired to release the next wave, thats too long surely, if they want to make any money…

  • Doctor

    May 24th, 2020 - 2:12pm

    Booboo do you know when there will be more information about these sets

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    • booboo

      May 24th, 2020 - 2:17pm

      possibly next week, or the week after

  • Bunter

    May 24th, 2020 - 10:58am

    A great mix of classic and new, thank goodness for Character Options.

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  • Bunter

    May 24th, 2020 - 10:57am

    When the last Doctor/Dalek twin packs and 3rd/Tardis sets came out in the spring, I had to wait a little while to get the money, and by the time I did there were none left and no restock (obviously couldn’t shop around time time). Do we think there are still more of those sets to hit the shelves as well as the new sets? It seemed like they maybe got held back as they were prioritising more essential items, at least that’s what I’m hoping.

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    • Jason BROOKS

      May 24th, 2020 - 5:45pm

      I saw some of those sets in the b and m in Portsmouth yesterday mate, they must still be around

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      May 24th, 2020 - 11:42pm

      The Colne, Lancs store had the McGann and Hurt Dalek sets in stock. last Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    May 23rd, 2020 - 1:30pm

    I would like a ‘Companions of the 1st Doctor set’ Ian, Barbera and Susan

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    • Anonymous

      May 23rd, 2020 - 3:59pm

      I’d love all the companions one day but I do hope next year we see that and a 5th doctor or 2nd doctor companion set

    • Anonymous

      May 23rd, 2020 - 4:54pm

      So would I! a first Dr companion set would be the icing on the cake and I do think it is possible to do so please B&M & Character please I think in time if all these sets are popular like they are this will happen.

  • Daniel McCrohon

    May 23rd, 2020 - 3:28am

    Hoping that the scalpers don’t get to them first! These are wonderful new sets, and there will probably be enough for every fan to have some at a very reasonable price. Unfortunately, the scalpers will strip the shelves bare of them (thus creating scarcity) and then put them on eBay at vastly inflated prices. A shame there can’t be a ‘one of each per customer’ policy – it worked with the toilet rolls!

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    • JJ

      May 28th, 2020 - 6:26pm

      It’s ridiculous it should be one per person, more so for the children which originally figures are made for. If there’s lots left over after awhile then fair enough buy some more for collection or custom making whatever, but in these circumstances hopefully people will leave it a bit longer to give everyone a fair chance. The scalpers shouldn’t be allowed to buy more than one.

    • booboo

      May 28th, 2020 - 6:31pm

      how would they know its scalpers ? in the current climate more people than ever maybe buying for friends or to help out

      On top of that start creating to much hassle for B&M and their staff and they might just not bother in future.

  • tom baker rules

    May 22nd, 2020 - 10:28pm

    is anyone from Hertfordshire and know if the b&m store in Watford is open?

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    • BlueBel

      May 23rd, 2020 - 5:49pm

      Went there today, they’ve only got in the Mccoy with Dalek & Pertwee with Tardis sets, in stock.

  • Steven Bird

    May 22nd, 2020 - 12:11pm

    Could do a Season 18 set?

    4th doctor (smiley face), Ainley Master (although his likeness can’t be used anymore apparently so maybe not) and possibly a companion?

    Also, the 2nd doctor in fur coat prototype still exists so I’m sure they could do a twin pack with the yeti which has an existing prototype… I’m pretty sure most fans would still pay £20 for a two pack?

    Could do classic Doctor/Davros packs along the same lines of the doctor/Dalek twin packs from a few years ago…

    And then a Children of Time/Specials set?

    Rose (using martha Jones body and a new head sculpt to create the series four blue jacket look)

    Wilf (new head sculpt using Ryan sinclairs body to create an End of Time Wilf)

    Donna variant (using Sarah Jane’s body from the baby slitheen or kudlak twin pack to creat either a stolen Earth/Journeys end Donna or an End of Time variant)

    Maybe a Harriet Jones figure?

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    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 12:49pm

      We will never get a new Rose figure sadly.

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 1:48pm

      Maybe one day character can sweet talk the estate who own the rights to the yeti…

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 1:54pm

      I’d quite like a hatted 4th doctor from season 18, they could perhaps repaint the current romana 2 figurine for a season 17 horns of nimon outfit or perhaps even do a meglos 4th doctor. Perhaps using a gelth body they could do a victoria, pyramids Sarah Jane and a shada romana

    • Bundy

      May 22nd, 2020 - 4:19pm

      From postings I’ve seen on forums the issue with the Ainley master is not the image rights, rather the cost of making a body that is close enough for release. Given how loose the Romana I release is to screen accuracy I am hopeful we will still see the velvet master as a figure release.

    • Steven Bird

      May 22nd, 2020 - 6:24pm

      Why won’t we get another Rose?

    • booboo

      May 22nd, 2020 - 6:32pm

      there was a time when Billie Piper would not approve any more figures, however Titans,the Figurine collection and Big Chief have got approval since so things might have mellowed.

    • Anonymous

      May 23rd, 2020 - 10:38am

      That’s right Billie doesn’t like her previous figures. The figurine collection etc got the rights due to character likeness and they do not need the actors approval. Titans are animated and do not need the actors approval. Billie didn’t even know about the Big Chief when I asked her.

    • Steven Bird

      May 24th, 2020 - 11:40pm

      At a convention just before Christmas, John Levene has no idea that they were doing an action figure… he said he’d love to see one but didn’t think that Benton would be a character that made the range And had never been approached, so I don’t think character are asking for actors approval anymore anyway

    • Gareth Pugh

      May 25th, 2020 - 8:28am

      Anonymous, that’s not quite the case – Eaglemoss DO still need to get sign – off from either actors or (if they are no longer alive) their estate to proceed with a release, certainly in most cases. They tweeted last December to someone that they had really wanted to include a figurine of the War Chief (as part of the current Time Lord Series) from The War Games but could not because their efforts to find any family or else an actors agency that might have been the last to officially represent him at the time of his death, for the late Edward Brayshaw, to approve a release, had drawn a blank. You cant easily just go ahead and sell a product based on their likeness anyway, as that leaves a company / licensee at the risk of someone with a bona fide authority to approve or refuse coming forward later and taking legal action if they are not happy about their permission not being obtained (even if that company tried to find someone). The added complication with Billie Piper, I have read, is that back in her late 1990s pop career days, her musical agent signed a contract with a toy company to make dolls based on her. That license had a long lease on it and was still current when Doctor Who was revived in the mid-2000s. Apparently, one legal way for CO to protect themselves was to do everything in their power to position their Rose products as being very much of the character from the fictional world of a TV drama series, and so NOT as a toy of Billie Piper because technically, that other toy company had a registration for the Trademark Class that covered toys of Billie’s likeness. It’s said that this is why Rose figures usually came packed with another character (Ninth Doctor, then K9 and one or two other pairings) to help emphasis that difference. I suspect that original toy licence has long since expired now. But I think even now you’d still need to obtain her approval for a Rose figure or figurine.

    • patchampyoutuber

      May 25th, 2020 - 11:58am

      Hey Gareth, thats all a bit of an outside of the box explanation tbh… Billie Piper has said many times the very simple reason she wont approve figures with her likeness is as the idea of seeing her own child with an action figure of herself simply ‘creeps her out’. Nothing to do with her music career or any of that. Its a simple distaste she has with seeing her likeness replicated on toys

    • Gareth Pugh

      May 30th, 2020 - 7:29pm

      Hi patchampyoutubeuser. My post was explaining why back in the late 2000s they had to release Rose figures packaged in a configuration with something else from the show (I seem to recall reading a quote from someone involved in the line around that time about it) – where that wasn’t an issue for other companions etc. What you are talking about there is reasons why there haven’t been more Rose figure variants released, that’s a different issue and, from what I’ve read, you’re right on that. (As I say in my post, a late1990s toy licence for her likeness definitely won’t be in force now!!)

  • Anonymous

    May 21st, 2020 - 11:04pm

    Okay, hear me out;
    Susan – Abby Maitland
    Barbara – Probs the most difficult one to get, Maybe S2 Rose/ ‘Axos’ Jo Grant, or at a push, Pyroville Priestess for her ‘Romans’ look, but maybe too specific.
    Ian – Honestly, Take yer Pick.
    Vicki – Jo Grant, with Amy Ponds legs for her original costume.
    Katarina – Pyroville Priestess
    Steven – Brigadier in jumper or Mickey Smith maybe.
    Dodo – Abby Maitland or maybe jacketless ACE?
    Ben – Mickey Smith (Tenth Planet, Jumper)
    Polly – Joe Grant
    Sara Kingdom – Jenny Lewis (New plastic wrap around torso, with her coat and belts)
    Victoria – Gelth Zombie
    Zoe – Astrid Peth (I think the look im thinking of is from the Dominators)
    Jamie – Axon Man (New kilt piece as well as lower legs, with boots added on)
    Liz Shaw – Joe Grant, for her ‘Silurians’ look with orange dress and black boots, though Astids legs may be more accurate if compatible)
    Adric- Lazslo
    Tegan – ‘Resurrection’ look using peris legs, Amys Police skirt and Abby maitlands torso
    Nyssa – original Martha Jones
    Turlough – Take yer pick, again…
    Mel Bush – Martha Jones torso and SJA Sarah Janes legs, repaint to get a (rough) ‘Terror of the Vervoids’ look.

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    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:54am

      Amazing Ideas!!!! I’ll have to do a list like this for villains they could do with new headsuclpts!

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 10:36am

      Thanks for that post

    • Anonymous

      May 23rd, 2020 - 12:38pm

      Idris body would have worked well for Romanna 1- Stones of Blood outfit.

    • Bobby Davros

      May 24th, 2020 - 3:15am

      That possessed guy’s body from the impossible planet is ideal for a lot of male companions clothing. Hell you could even do him for Jamie if you gave him a soft plastic wraparound kilt like Clara’s figure has.

    • SJF

      May 24th, 2020 - 12:05pm

      They can’t mix and match parts the way you’ve suggested. Any changes have to be a new sculpt. So you can do an old body with an new, but you can’t do an old body and old legs, unless that body and those legs were made to be compatible with each other and that’s only true for a few figures like the various Fourth Doctors, Brigadiers and Jo Grants.

      The Weeping Angel body would be almost perfect for Katarina.

      Ace’s body without her coat but with her rolled up jacket sleeves would get you a close approximation of Nyssa’s Snakedance costume.

      Tegan from Snakedance from Androzani Peri’s body.

      For Mel, Claudia Brown from Primeval with a new body wrap to make her Time and the Rani costume. Pack it with a “Rani disguised as Mel” figure to justify the new wrap like with Benton and Yates and you’re good to go.

    • JL

      May 28th, 2020 - 7:28pm

      Perhaps Barbara could be done with an invasion of the bane sarah jane smith figure and zoe’s jumpsuit using the martha jones (Shakespeare code – Lazarus experiment) figure (perhaps with school reunion sarah jane legs if they’re compatible). I still think character could invest in a new 3rd doctor head sculpt that is compatible with the 4th doctor regenerated figure to open up a lot more variants…

  • Dominion

    May 21st, 2020 - 5:56pm

    So in the US these can be ordered, yet in the UK we have to hope the local B&M stocks the figures, that the eBay scalers are not in action, and we are likely to miss out on the sets. Why can’t we also order in the UK instead of another round of searching. Given the COVID situation, it would mKe sense for B&M to have an online ordering system.

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    • booboo

      May 21st, 2020 - 6:15pm

      I think it needs to made clear that without B&M’s commitment these would not exist at all, but i do understand the difficulties for UK buyers as this time around we are in the same boat, you won’t find me searching these out in B&m stores.

    • Tom

      May 24th, 2020 - 4:14am

      At least you’ve got a chance in the UK. It seems like there’s no distribution for Australia or New Zealand at all!

    • The Fishmonger

      May 25th, 2020 - 10:27am

      There hasn’t really been a shortage of these since the first wave. Yes it is frustrating that not all stores stock all the figures but as long as you don’t get swept up in the initial rush you should be ok. I’ve seen the last Dr/Dalek sets on Ebay for £17.99 inc p&p which is cheaper than in-store. Be patient and it will be ok.

  • Lee Moone

    May 21st, 2020 - 12:13pm

    Ian wore a suit and tie, so plenty of options there. The Auton figures are ideal for Ian, Harry and Turlough. On another note, the old ladies body in The Unquiet Dead would be ideal for Victoria or Shada Romana

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  • Pear Tree Dweller

    May 21st, 2020 - 8:58am

    I looked at this post late last night before I went to bed. Then awoke this morning thinking I must have dreamt it…
    So very happy it’s reality!

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  • davidhhh

    May 21st, 2020 - 8:05am

    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Character for giving the fans such a treat!
    And for making them available in America!
    And to Booboo and everyone behind this site for giving us all the info!

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    • CybermanBill

      May 25th, 2020 - 5:18pm

      You need to thank B&M before Character! If it wasn’t for B&M we wouldn’t have these at all!

  • Mrs Croot

    May 20th, 2020 - 9:34pm

    Richard Hurdnell is now a possibility! He could be released with a death-zone Dalek. David Bradley could also be an option, and an Attack Cybercontoller. If you ignore the fact that he is overweight and does not ft in the costume, then you can use a normal Earthshock body.

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    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2020 - 5:58pm

      Would that not be a waste though, making a variant of a character that we already have (Character, not recast actors) whilst there are still many companions to be represented. Its the same reason I wouldn’t want them to, atleast right now, create a serious hatted 7 or a bald Peri head. ALL available finances should be prioritised for characters that have yet to be made at all… Susan, Ian, Barbara, Vicki, Steven, Dodo, Katarina, Sara, Ben, Polly, Jamie, Vicroria, Zoe, Liz, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Turlough, Mel, (maybe Grace, Shang and Roberts Master, if Rights allow) and Adam (jk) should all surely be given priority over characters that have already been released…

    • Mrs Croot

      May 22nd, 2020 - 9:51am

      There are obviously priorities, “cough” Adam (jk as well). My reasoning is Character are likely, at this stage, to go all out next year and do the Ian, Barbara and Susan 3 pack hat we have always wanted!

      So that set is most likely happening, along with Jamie. If they do Jamie, then maybe they’ll use the prototype sculpt that already exists, which might mean they package him along with a Yeti figure, as they already have the prototype figure.

      The Yeti would be too big for a 3 pack with Jamie, Doctor/Brigadier and itself, so it would likely be a 2 pack. They most likely would do two or three 2 packs to go along side this. If I were them, then I would do a 1st Doctor (RH) Death Zone Dalek 2 pack and a 6th Doctor Attack Controller 2 pack to save money as they would of already done Ian, Barbara and Susan.

      It’s convoluted and most likely wrong but I hope you see my crazy reasoning behind it, because were not there yet! We may be close to anything, but we are not in Grandma Connolly, Winston Churchill and Hoix days yet, and maybe we never will be.

    • Mrs Croot

      May 22nd, 2020 - 9:54am

      Also Richard Hurdnell is an Auton so he is technically a new character 🙂

    • Steven Bird

      May 22nd, 2020 - 12:13pm

      Would love a Hurndell doctor!

  • Anonymous

    May 20th, 2020 - 9:04pm

    are any of the b&m stores even open?

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    • Steve

      May 20th, 2020 - 9:11pm

      My local B&M is open. Just with social distancing and only a certain amount of people allowed in store at the same time.

    • Dr who 102

      May 21st, 2020 - 11:18am

      My b&m rarely have dr who toys

    • Dr who 101

      May 21st, 2020 - 11:18am

      My b&m rarely have dr who toys

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2020 - 3:07pm

      My b and m does not have social distancing.

    • Dr who 101

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:44am

      Really

    • booboo

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:48am

      All B&M’s have social distancing policies, it just depends on if the customers inside adhere to them. (same for many other stores)

    • Dr who 101

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:47am

      The only time at the b&m near me only have them when I haven’t the right money or have no money

    • Dr who 10-

      May 22nd, 2020 - 8:53am

      The b&m beat me only have dr who toys on their website

  • Doctor

    May 20th, 2020 - 7:03pm

    Booboo have you any idea what happened to that blue top Jodie variant that was going to be released

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    • booboo

      May 20th, 2020 - 7:09pm

      they had not decided where and when it will get released last i heard.

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2020 - 6:00pm

      Hopefully, there will be another wave of figures with Dahwans Master, Martins Doctor, rerelease of Cpt. Jack etc… maybe she could be released with them?

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2020 - 6:17pm

      Now that Character seem to have found their way back into the USA market (and direct selling by the looks of it) maybe just maybe there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2020 - 9:26pm

      I’d love to see a 2020 cyberman as they could reuse the body for a cyber master and a cyber warrior with cybus head that was seen floating in space

    • The Ergon

      May 21st, 2020 - 10:15pm

      by that’ light’, could that mean ‘new original bodies’ for these, that is what you,re saying right?

  • darkbill

    May 20th, 2020 - 6:51pm

    We find out about new sets coming out and almost immediately our attention shifts to what are they planning next.

    Collecting really is a curse. 🙂

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  • Andy

    May 20th, 2020 - 6:18pm

    Lots of people on here concerned (quite rightly) about having to travel to lots of B&M’s to find these figures in the middle of pandemic, against the government’s advice. B&M have a “contact us” page where you can fill in a form and send them a message. I would suggest you take 2 minutes to ask them for more clarity on release dates or store stock levels, or perhaps instruct stores to allow customers to “register interest” to leave some contact details so they can call or email when the products come in. Perhaps put them to one side for people? Remind them that getting more people in-store but p***ing off all those new customers is probably not a good business model.
    If enough people send a message, maybe they’ll help us out?

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    • whovian

      May 21st, 2020 - 12:12pm

      Andy, I recently contacted a B&M store to enquire about a specific item to save a journey if they didnt have in stock, but the woman didn’t even let me get the words out, all I got told from the woman on the phone was “I can’t tell you what is on the shop floor, you’ll just have to come into the store & look for yourself”

      Even before all this situation, it was a 50/50 chance of getting someone polite & friendly on the other end of the phone

    • Dalek Command

      May 21st, 2020 - 12:21pm

      Great idea.
      I think the problem is that we are dealing with an organisation which don’t understand the collector market. They see the sets as just a way to get us into the shops or just another toy. However if this is the only way we can get any new figures then we just have to be happy with what we have. Not ideal but I think your contact idea is fantastic. If enough of us contact them then they may listen and help.

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2020 - 12:33pm

      actually, The “Buyers” at B&M very much understand it and its a very big part of why you are getting these at all, but they cant change as business model to suit. At this stage i don’t think they will alter anything no matter how many emails they get.

    • Dalek Command

      May 21st, 2020 - 1:47pm

      booboo

      Have you spoken to them at all on this? Not sure what relationship if any you have with B&M. I wasn’t thinking of a business model change just a bit of understanding an assistance to help collectors.
      Only an idea. As mentioned glad of any new Who figures.
      Would love them to produce an orange 13” Dalek to make the set of 5 but I think that is unlikely now.
      Got to say Eaglemoss are doing a fantastic job with their collection. Their customer service has been good as well even recently.

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2020 - 2:08pm

      we have no relationship with B&M at all now, everything is done through Characters PR Company

      It really depends on what is happening on the ground when these sets arrive as to what we do here but i really think B&M wont budge.

  • 47

    May 20th, 2020 - 5:49pm

    I think this is a fabulous wave of figures. I limit myself to one of each Doctor I want, so alas, the 2nd Doctor n’ Tardis will stay on the shelf, so to speak, but a fantastic set !
    I do have Dead Planet Daleks….but Daleks are Daleks….. !! Although the Invasion of Earth set I won’t get, as I have the Saucer Commander with The 1st Doctor, and a couple of Invasion Daleks from when the sfx range were out. Again though, a great set !
    I do not have a Sarah Jane, and I hope I am able to find that set with both Romana’s, really good, and likewise, I haven’t a Brigadier yet, and this U.N.I.T set with Benton and Yates is very cool !! Hopefully I can come across it as stores where I am don’t get them all in…..
    I do like in-store exclusives, as it keeps the high streets busy, and store rents paid etc, as long as we can all get a shot at getting them, however, in the current climate, perhaps on-line would be better, cos as much as I like them, I wont be trooping around for them…. Safety First.
    Pragmatism aside, great sets, look forward to next ones !! Good Stuff !!

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  • Dalek the Supreme

    May 20th, 2020 - 4:35pm

    I want… all of them. I want the Fourth Doctor’s companions. I want the Thirteenth Doctor’s companions. I want the U.N.I.T. figures. I REALLY want those Dalek sets, since I missed out on those particular versions. Character Options has made me a happy man with these sets

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  • Anonymous

    May 20th, 2020 - 9:12am

    is the 2nd doctors leg still articulated?

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    • The dr whi

      May 20th, 2020 - 10:24am

      Yes it is printed on the articulation it still moves

  • Anonymous

    May 20th, 2020 - 7:43am

    My local shops never get them in. I would have to travel. During a pandemic? I’d like to try justify that as necessary travel. Wish they would reconsider.

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  • Steven Toon

    May 20th, 2020 - 7:08am

    I hope that people in charge at B&M get to read some of the comments, maybe that way all stores will get them in stock and stop the silly prices. If the set is out of stock and not available in store then let people get silly with what they charge ( but it’s nice that Doctor Who fans lookout for each other and not charge extortionate amounts for them) the last two waves I have missed out on as my store hasn’t had them, so when I see lots of new stuff coming out I don’t bother as I won’t get them. (Yes I look but what’s the point now) Rant over lol.

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    • Crosby

      May 20th, 2020 - 5:40pm

      I can’t wait for these to hit B&M SHELVES I’ve just got 3rd Doctor with TARDIS to get then I can start on these new sets

  • Eric the Dalek

    May 20th, 2020 - 2:41am

    So looking forward to young Sarah Jane Smith. I have a connection to the late Elizabeth Sladen, in a mutual close friend. Also, Sgt Benton and Capt. Mike Yates. It’s about time. Now, if we could only get Jamie and Zoe action figures…

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    • Matthew Jones

      May 20th, 2020 - 8:55am

      Well if the above comment about no new body parts being produced – I’m guessing no as I can’t recall a kilt and legs, or for Zoe a Cat suit.

    • Anonymous

      May 20th, 2020 - 10:45am

      Maybe, due to the popularity of Jamie, they could invest a bit more money into a making a kilt and legs and then release him with 2 simple rerelease figures, perhaps of a cyberman and ice warrior in order to cut costs on both new sculpting and paint (as both of those are predominantly one colour). I think they could manage a Polly using a claws of axos jo for a faceless ones -ish variant and they could probably use an Idris or Gelth zombie with a repainted dress for a Victoria and perhaps Pyramids of Mars Sarah Jane

    • booboo

      May 20th, 2020 - 10:53am

      they might be able to do a Terror of the Zygons Brigadier as well with re use of the kilt and there was the prototype 4th Doctor from that story as well if it exists so potentially good set there

    • Lee Moone

      May 20th, 2020 - 11:31am

      Re Zoe, she didnt have a catsuit all the time. The Krotons costume could be used by adapting some outfits from Jo. With a change of sleeves one of Jo’s figures could easily be used for Polly too.

      As for Jamie… yes I agree, an all new figure would certainly make money with at least 5 different varients I can think of ie With poloneck, with shirt and sleeveless jacket, with military jacket (from War Games) in full tartan dress as per the 2 Drs and in a guards uniform from Enemy of The World. This obviously would have trousers and would be a perfect starter for a Jamie figure. Who knows, put it in a 3 pack with Astrid (using a Prime Evil Body) or a Victoria and a Salamander. Talking of which… wasnt there once a 2and Dr head with parted hair, or was it a prototype? That would be ideal for Salamander.

    • Lee Moone

      May 20th, 2020 - 11:50am

      If they do do a Zygon set, it would be an ideal opportunity to have another Harry. This time with a blazer on. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      May 20th, 2020 - 12:50pm

      I do hope that we get some 1st and 2nd doctor companions next summer as well as some 5th doctor ones, perhaps even a lucie miller for 8, perhaps even a Conpanions throughout the ages series like the history of the daleks sets

    • TheRealEnemyOfTheWorld

      May 20th, 2020 - 3:14pm

      The series 1 captain jack upper body is great for a Jamie figure. If they had to reuse parts then the lower half of a Roman figure would be ok. Not perfect but as long as we got the headsculpt

    • Matthew Jones

      May 21st, 2020 - 10:40am

      Is there an already existing “blazer” body? It could also be used for an Ian figure maybe even a School Teacher Brig?

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