Character Options Announce Next Wave of Doctor Who UK B&M Store Exclusives

Character Options is pleased to announce the next wave of Doctor Who figures for summer 2022,
scheduled to land in B&M stores in August.*

Each new addition to this line forms part of the 5.5” figure range and features new decoration as
well as multiple points of articulation. The new sets come packaged in the familiar ‘heritage’ style
Doctor Who collector packs; though, this time, there are a few changes that eagle-eyed fans might

Here’s what to look out for, with details of the back stories behind them:

The Tenth Doctor Set (07780)
In this set, we have three all-new variants of the Tenth Doctor. The first figure depicted is the Tenth
Doctor in his slightly brighter blue two-piece suit, pale blue shirt and burgundy tie that’s specifically
tied to look like it did in The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith parts one and two. The second figure is
based on this same story but sees the Doctor wearing his iconic long duster style overcoat. The final
figure of the Tenth Doctor is inspired by the comic book series The Tenth Doctor Adventures. This
figure has a particularly ‘ragged’ look, with dirtied blue shirt, tie worn askew, and lower forearms

The Eighth Doctor Set (07866)
Fans first encountered the Eighth Doctor back in 1989 after a failed mission to transport the remains
of the Master back to Gallifrey. In this three-figure set, he is depicted in all his screen seen outfits
from his adventures but with updated decoration. The first figure is inspired by Doctor Who: The
Television Movie, with the Eighth Doctor, in an updated version of the costume worn after he
regenerated. The second figure depicts the Doctor in his dark blue leather pea coat and jeans from
his audio adventures. The decoration has been revised and, for the first time, this figure also has the
brown satchel. The final figure in this set is taken from The Night of the Doctor, minisode where he
sported a worn green overcoat, ruffled tie, bronze waistcoat, and US Army Cavalry boots. This outfit
corresponds with his overall weary appearance, during the Time War.

History of the Daleks 9 – ‘Planet of the Daleks’ (1973) 07785 (07766)
This duo of Dalek figures set is based on the Third Doctor’s battle with his greatest nemesis, on the
planet Spiridon. The first Dalek figure from this set is the Supreme Dalek from this story. This was a
redressed ‘movie’ style prop but with some unconventional changes to its overall appearance.
Nevertheless, finished in a gold and black colour scheme, and towering over the BBC props it was
visually stunning and has remained a fan-favourite despite its limited screen-time. The second figure
is the ‘Invisible Dalek’ from the story and is fully representative of a transparent Dalek!

History of the Daleks 10 – ‘Death to the Daleks’ (1974) 07785 (07767)
The second History of the Daleks Set features two Daleks from the Third Doctor’s final encounter on-
screen with these foes. The TARDIS suffers a complete energy drain and crash lands on the planet
Exxilon and, for this story, a visually impressive, but sadly never seen again, silver and matt black
livery was chosen to revive the ‘60s feel’ of the props. The first Dalek figure in the set is the
‘unofficial’ leader from this story, and sports orange-tinted dome lights, as well as having the special
‘machine gun’ style weapon, whereas Dalek figure two has clear dome lights and the standard
exterminator gun.

Al Dewar Creative Director commented “I think and hope the fans and collectors will really like these
new sets. We have really spent time updating the look of the figures to make them different. The
Eighth Doctor set, especially the TV movie and NOTD figures are a real delight and have a much
more sophisticated look, befitting a modern action figure. I think they are the best yet. The Tenth
Doctor sets have a very different and fresh feel and come with two never released variants. The
Dalek sets not only feature new packaging, but we have finally brought to the fans the Dalek
Supreme and a fully transparent Dalek from Planet of the Daleks! And The Death to the Daleks set is
also very close to my heart!”

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