Images have been shared for the first B&M Doctor Who 5 inch Dalek set for 2019. These Dalek sets include a Doctor and a Dalek figure and are based on the Big Finish audio series rather than an on screen appearance.
This first set was named in the original announcement and is the 8th Doctor and the Dalek Interrogator Prime as per the Garden of Death audio adventure.
The 8th Doctor is in his updated outfit of jeans and a blue jacket. This is in actual fact a repaint of the original 9th Doctor figure with a revised head sculpt for Paul McGann. Looking at the shots the Doctor is missing his satchel that usually accompanies this outfit, and while there is a gripping hand for it - no sonic screwdriver appears present..
The Dalek is a New Series Dalek in a very nice Blue & Silver colour scheme.
The packaging for these sets is also getting an overhaul vs the 2018 sets. I do like the art work down the spine with the Big Finish Logo. We should get a breakdown on the reverse of the box of the two figures and the story on which they are based.
More details should be incoming in the next few days and weeks, with Character Options promising an online unboxing event for all the 2019 B&M sets.
Press Release as follows.
Following the announcement earlier in June of this summer’s Big Finish inspired Doctor Who merchandise from Character Options, a first preview image has been made available as a taste of what is to come.
The image released is that of the Eighth Doctor and Dalek set featuring a new version of the Doctor action figure in his ‘Dark Eyes’ inspired costume, along with Interrogator Dalek from the Big Finish audio episode, In the Garden of Death.
Steve Berry, Head of Marketing at Big Finish said: “We are delighted to be working with Character Options on this project and cannot wait to see the items in store. Since the news broke that the sets will soon be available, we have been inundated with requests for an image. We hope that this small taste will add to the excitement of the Character Options online reveal taking place in July.”
The new Big Finish items will be all part of a wider line-up of Character Options Doctor Who figures and accessories coming to B&M retail stores this summer. Al Dewar, Creative Director at Character Options commented: “As you can imagine we’ve been keeping this inventive collaboration under wraps for a while so it’s fantastic to be able to release this first image of these unique additional sets to the B&M store range. As announced previously we plan to do a full unveiling live, which will take place ‘unboxing style’ Character Options’ own You Tube channel in July; details of the time and date will be announced soon.”