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January 12th, 2022 44 comments

Past 3 Figure Sets available from Character and Now Forbidden Planet

Please note we believe these are returned / unsold USA stock and not in any way connected with B&M. This is an update and some comments will be historical.

You can see all sets available from Forbidden Planet at www.forbiddenplanet.com

You can see all sets available from Character at www.character-online.com

Sets Available from Forbidden Planet Include:

Doctor Who: Action Figure Set: Companions Of The 4th Doctor

Doctor Who: Action Figure Set: U.N.I.T 1975: Terror Of The Zygons

Doctor Who: Action Figure Set: U.N.I.T 1971: The Claws Of Axos


Sets Available from Character Include:

Doctor Who Companions of the 4th Doctor Set

Doctor Who Friends and Foe of the Thirteenth Doctor Collector Figure Set

Doctor Who U.N.I.T 1975 Terror of the Zygons Collector Figure Set

Doctor Who U.N.I.T 1971 – The Claws of Axos Collector Figure Set


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44 comments

  • davidhhh

    January 17th, 2022 - 1:53pm

    Just so you know, the Amazon seller Gogs1, who was the only official seller in the US, is still selling these on Amazon, along with the later companions and 13th sets. He was out of stock of many of these for a while, but they eventually came back in stock.

    While it’s still possible that these are returns of excessive US stock (or maybe some returns from some of the many Amazon warehouses in the US that sellers can keep their stock in), I’m not so sure. I’m guessing that these were intended for Gogs1 in the US, but since sales slowed down, he/they never ordered as many as character had hoped and produced, so they had extras in their warehouses to sell. Sadly, while NuWho started to break through into mainstream audiences, particularly in the Tennant and Smith eras, Classic Who is still a niche product in the US.

    I wonder if Character will eventually make other B&M sets available online? It might make a much better option for many non-Brits to get these without paying crazy ebay prices (and ebay’s crazy shipping markups!) I’d have happily paid these prices for the Sensorites and Marinus sets. Even with their shipping, it would be much cheaper than I paid on ebay for partial sets of those.

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  • The Monitor

    January 13th, 2022 - 4:30pm

    I actually have these sets as well as the UK ones. The gold sticker is not there and each barcode is different. Figures are the same. I think the barcode numbering font size is different which may be akin to a different country’s shop stock control processes.

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  • PigeonMoss

    January 13th, 2022 - 12:29pm

    Is there any information on if this will be a regular thing? If its just a question of waiting a few months (or even a year) to order online and not have to part take in the great B&M toy hunt, then I’m sold

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    • booboo

      January 13th, 2022 - 12:34pm

      doubt it, this is unsold / returned USA stock, nothing to do with B&M stock, the USA market is over for now as clearly didn’t work, probably insufficient interest for the quantitates needed.

    • The ergon

      January 13th, 2022 - 12:48pm

      Its not so much when you get them, its the buzz of the hunt just whyll the momentum is there. I think a lot worry they might not get those daleks or TARDIS sets and some still havent.

    • PigeonMoss

      January 13th, 2022 - 3:39pm

      @The Ergon – I’m more of a “click, click, scroll, click, done man” Glad you enjoy the hunt. If you want an even bigger buzz next time, let me know and I’ll give you my order haha.

    • The ergon

      January 13th, 2022 - 4:40pm

      Im more hunter gatherer and wo betide any shelf clearing scalper who gets in my way. Also It gives me peace of mind once theyre in the trolley. I dont have the patience to wait for returned stock or a clearance. Its old merchandise by then.

  • booboo

    January 12th, 2022 - 6:03pm

    this is an old post updated and some will be historical

    will point out now these are NOT b&m stock

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  • Mutant

    August 9th, 2021 - 4:08pm

    Don’t know how the Zygons set had escaped my notice. Now purchased, thanks for the post.

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  • Dr Kev

    August 3rd, 2021 - 1:11am

    When are we going to get them over to B&M in Northern Ireland as were are waiting patiently for them

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  • Dr Who Figure Collector

    August 2nd, 2021 - 12:36pm

    When can we expect an announcement on the next set of B and M releases. We know and have seen images of a History of the Daleks set, and a Sensorite set. But are these out in shops very soon? Plus I hear it mentioned that a Raston warrior robot figure may be upcoming. Possibly in a ‘Five Doctors’ themed box set. I don’t know what other two figures would go alongside it? Maybe a Cyberman and Ainley Master perhaps?

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    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2021 - 12:41pm

      Not heard anything officially people who seem to be in the know are saying tomorrow, Raston warrior could be a red herring as the five doctors was filmed in the same area

    • Doctor Who Figure Collector

      August 2nd, 2021 - 5:56pm

      Didn’t expect Al Dewar to answer my question today! How ironic my question seems now!

  • the ergon

    August 2nd, 2021 - 10:29am

    I wonder where we will hear of the new sets arriving first. I think last year it was the north East.

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  • Anonymous

    August 1st, 2021 - 2:31pm

    Do you think this is showing how the line wasn’t very successful? Sets reduced to £1, now on Character’s website. Or was it they made too many this time? Maybe they’ll steer clear of doing purely companion sets again. I did think it odd to do a Doctorless and monsterless set.

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    • booboo

      August 1st, 2021 - 2:38pm

      apparently these sets were destined for the USA, seems nothing to do with B&M, sort of fits in with the USA thing about them not continuing over there.

    • davidhhh

      August 2nd, 2021 - 5:14am

      It seems likely these were meant for the US, as booboo guessed. The Amazon seller Gogs1 seems to have permanently marked all of the sets (besides the Dalek sets, which are $30) down to $25. He’s also running a promotion of 10% off for 2 sets, and 20% off for 3 or more. That puts the prices pretty comparable for Americans to this sale, thanks to CO’s 13.50 pounds shipping charge to the US. And Gogs1 has nearly all recent sets still available.

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2021 - 9:16am

      not really a guess it had been sled elsewhere.

  • NickD

    August 1st, 2021 - 9:08am

    I wish they’d put some more sets up from B&M the availability of them has been shocking and coupled with the pandemic many fans have been left without these great figures.

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    • booboo

      August 1st, 2021 - 9:37am

      probably aren’t any to put online, the Daleks and Tardis sets would have sold through OK probably.

  • Steve

    July 31st, 2021 - 6:28pm

    Just did a stock availability check on the first UNIT set and there are about 470 available. So good supply.
    If it was the 2nd Doctor & TARDIS set I would think it would sell out quickly from that position, but with these sets that most collectors already have they should be available for a while I would think. Good opportunity for overseas buyers though.

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  • Chumbley

    July 31st, 2021 - 3:39am

    As an Australian who can only get this stuff at an extreme premium, This is an insane deal grabbed the three classics and cant wait

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    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2021 - 8:33am

      Good for you! 😀

    • Mark Dunne

      July 31st, 2021 - 1:20pm

      Yes for us Australians it was an awesome deal for an example with 3 classic sets and postage the entire price came to the price we have been paying for 1 set. I am sure if character did this a little more then they would shift more units but I understand that B&M have a vested interest. So for now a good deal for anyone outside the UK.

    • Anonymous

      August 1st, 2021 - 11:59am

      Wow! 😀

  • Coleman

    July 30th, 2021 - 5:46pm

    Should imagine, with the low prices especially they’ll be alot of takers for these.
    Especially the half of the country that never recieved them.

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    • John hogg

      July 30th, 2021 - 6:02pm

      £1 in B@M stores

    • booboo

      July 30th, 2021 - 6:03pm

      to be honest most people who really wanted these would have got them from Ebay/Amazon ages ago

    • Squab

      July 30th, 2021 - 9:23pm

      Which stores John Hogg? I’m in Glasgow but have no idea which Glesga stores have figures.

    • John

      August 2nd, 2021 - 10:54am

      TBF hardly any B&M stores have the £1 figures in and I’m sure most of them will be bought and resurface a lot more next year…..

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2021 - 10:59am

      yes, and B&M dump out ay end of lines for next to nothing to clear shelf space, its not Doctor Who specific.

  • Anonymous

    July 30th, 2021 - 1:29pm

    This is good for those of us in the South who didn’t get this wave shipped.

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    • Tom

      July 30th, 2021 - 2:45pm

      lol yeah, none in fareham, portsmouth or gosport

  • Alex Oswin

    July 30th, 2021 - 11:53am

    I noticed my local B&Ms completely removed all these sets a few months back when usually I’d expect to see at least a couple left. Wonder if Character bought back excess stock to sell on their site.

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  • BadgerLeopard

    July 30th, 2021 - 10:22am

    Please, please, please let the sets that are coming out this year be announced…

    AND be available from the Character Options website…

    IN BULK….

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    • George

      July 30th, 2021 - 1:10pm

      AGREED! 🙂

    • John

      August 2nd, 2021 - 11:02am

      It would be unlikely for CO to sell them due to the exclusive agreement – these seem to be ex Amazon stock, or stock which never made it to Amazon!

      It would be nice if they could have a deal though!

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2021 - 11:25am

      Dilute sales over online and in store between 2 companies and i doubt it would be enough for either party to be hoenst, these have worked for B&M for many years now (last year had a covid issue), start messing with proven formula that and they might just not be interested in future.

  • prototype dalek

    July 30th, 2021 - 9:57am

    Were these set’s just not sent to B&M stores or B&M just sent a few sets back?

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    • booboo

      July 30th, 2021 - 10:26am

      Who knows, maybe the sets due to Southern UK were never sent to B&M as the warehouse wasn’t ready or something

    • prototype dalek

      July 30th, 2021 - 10:49am

      Maybe, hard to get an idea what CO are doing sometimes

    • mick

      July 30th, 2021 - 12:38pm

      b&m would never send them back if they had to they would end up being 10p just to get rid

    • Steve

      July 30th, 2021 - 12:49pm

      If B&M had sent them back from stores then the boxes would be worn after months and months if they been on shelves and I can’t see CO selling “second hand” worn sets like that.
      So maybe this is previously undistributed stock?

    • Anonymous

      July 30th, 2021 - 1:19pm

      I’d say excess stock hanging around at character maybe? When they did the Xmas competition last year it was all excess samples left over . However at that point they said they had around 40 left over and as far as I know they were fairly distributed to entrants. Maybe this is the same thing selling off leftover stock

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