It has been rumoured for a while that B&M would launch three new Doctor Who 5.5" Action Figure sets for Summer 2017. The Doctor Who site has now confirmed these with details direct from B&M.
With no other retailer picking up the 5.5" inch figures, and the 3.75" versions pretty much cancelled, that leaves B&M as the sole supplier of Doctor Who figure collectibles. Fans were of course excited to find out what is coming.
The most impressive Set is the Enemies Set which contains the Tomb of the Cyberman Cyber Controller - he was originally a Build A Figure. In the same set we get an Attack Cyberman, a figure that is technically new as it was previously released in a set with Peri and it came with dirty weathered paint job and removable mask. The third figure is a fairly "meh" Skorr the Sontaran - some fans had been hoping for a classic Sontaran pack in.
The second set is a 9th Doctor Set. This contains the 9th Doctor in his leather jacket and possibly the blue T-shirt which was originally in the Dalek 2-pack wave. He comes with Rose, and sadly the rather akwardly posed 2006 Rose from the Battle Pack. There is then a grey suited Auton.
The final set is the 4th Doctor Set. Here we get a dark brown long coated Doctor. This appears to be the Pyramids of Mars outfit completed with Smiling Head, but we need to see larger images. K9 is a grey classic version, and Leela is a repack from Invasion of Time with her hair down.
No word on pricing. Last year these were £12.99 each. I suspect in line with recent wholesale price rises on figures we may see these at anything from £15 to £20. Stocks are apparently due soon. Let us know via Facebook or on here via Disquss if you find them in your local B&M store.