Category Archives: DOCTOR WHO

Never mind the adverts… here are the toys (Pt2)

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Various Character Options. Spot the Dapol and Corgi Davros.

Welcome to our second post showcasing the toys rather than our usual toy adverts. It’s a bit belated (two years actually – told you editors rarely come back from a journey to the archives!) so enjoy while you can  🙂  You can see Pt1 here

Part two looks at the UK Character Options line of Doctor Who toys circa 2006 to present, along with its North American counterpart line Underground Toys. Special thanks to TVTA’s good friend Jay in the UK, who has helped to keep a steady flow of Doctor Who goodies coming this side of the Channel where the toys are scarce.

I’ll begin with the fourth Doctor’s companion, Sevateem tribeswoman Leela played by actress Louise Jameson in the TV series – one of my favourite companions and given great justice here with this action figure from Underground Toys.


Leela.

Leela


River and Leela.

River Song and Leela


Seventh Doctor with Dalek (from Remembrance of the Daleks)

Seventh Doctor with ‘Renegade’ Dalek (from Remembrance of the Daleks) by Character Options


Dalek, Ace and the seventh Doctor (from Remembrance of the Daleks).

Renegade Dalek, Ace and the seventh Doctor (from Remembrance of the Daleks)


Ace.

Ace (from Remembrance of the Daleks)


Radio Controlled Davros. Corgi Bessie/Tardis/K9. Radio Controlled Dalek Battle Pack. Flight Control Tardis.

Radio Controlled Davros. Corgi Bessie/Tardis/K9. Radio Controlled Dalek Battle Pack. Flight Control Tardis


Dalek Strategist and The Ark in Space DVD

Dalek Strategist and The Ark in Space DVD


Dalek Scientist.

Dalek Scientist


The Master

The Master from ‘The Deadly Assassin’


The Pyramids of Mars Mummy Robot and 'Mars Collectors' Set'.

The Pyramids of Mars ‘Mummy Robot’ and ‘Mars Collectors’ Set’


Pyramids of Mars.

Pyramids of Mars


Tenth Doctor, Werewolf, Witch and Cyberman

Tenth Doctor, Werewolf, Lilith and Cyberman


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Eigth Doctor

Eighth Doctor


Twelfth Doctor

Twelfth Doctor


Eleventh Doctor

Eleventh Doctor with Tardis


First wave and Series 1 MOC

First wave and Series 1 MOC


Daleks, Davroses and an Ewok

Daleks, x2 Davros and, erm, an Ewok…


Moxx and a Gelth Zombie

Moxx and a Gelth Zombie


3.75 inch series Cyberman and Dalek

3.75 inch series Cyberman and Dalek


… and to conclude this post, here is a 2007 UK advert showing the Judoon Trooper sound FX helmet and series 3 action figures from Character Options. Thanks for looking.

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UK. DW Adventures. 2007.


 

Doctor Who comic covers from Marvel

These covers all feature the adventures of the 4th Doctor between 1981 and 1985. Artists are: Dave Gibbons, Gene Day, Walt Simonson and Earl Norem.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N° 4 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N° 60 1981. Art by Earl Norem.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°59 1981. Art by Gene Day.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°13 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°11 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who. Vol 1 N°5 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°60- 1981. Inside art by Walt Simonson.


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DOCTOR WHO 1970s and 1980s merchandise Adverts

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Since 1963 Doctor Who has been thrilling TV audiences with its adventures of the time travelling Time Lord and his companions. The show is produced by the BBC and originally aired from 1963 to 1989. 1996 saw a televison film but a failure to embark on a new series. Fast forward to 2005 when the series was finally relaunched with Christopher Eccleston taking the role of the (9th) Doctor. The series continues to run to date, with Peter Capaldi currently in the role of the (12th) Doctor.

Here’s my collection of Who adverts featuring books, clothing, comics, toys and games and other DW goodies.


US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.

UK. Doctor Who The Tenth Season Files Magazine Spotlight. 1986.


UK. Spider-man. 1983.

UK. Spider-man. 1983.


UK. ROTJ.1984.

UK. ROTJ.1984.


US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.


US. Starlog. 1984.

US. Starlog. 1984.


UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.


UK. ROTJ. 1984.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.


US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.


UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 96. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 96. 1979.


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UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.


US. Star Wars. 1986.

US. Star Wars. 1986.


Artwork piece: The Doctor and his many foes - from Starlog 37, 1980.

The Doctor and his many foes – from Starlog 37, 1980.


 

 

Doctor Who: the new Doctor will be played by…

… Peter Capaldi !!!

congratulations Peter 🙂

After rounds of speculation and names thrown up in the air such as Peter Capaldi, Ben Daniels, Daniel Rigby, Rory Kinnear, David Harewood, Olivia Colman, Dame Helen Mirren, Hugh Grant and even, er, Alan Partridge (Tardises or Tardi anyone?), and not to forget the BBC hyping up the announcement via a live TV show… we finally have the name of the new actor who will step into the latest time travellin’ boots/brogues/Converse/wellygogs/sandals of the Timelord, following the departure of Matt Smith from the series (cheers Matt for the good work btw!).

I’m looking forward – as I always do with DW – to welcoming the new actor and whatever new persona is brought to the character following a regeneration.

To celebrate, here is a rather nice Doctor Who Weekly advert all the way from 1980!

UK. The Empire Strikes Back Weekly N° 120. 1980.

UK. The Empire Strikes Back Weekly N° 120. 1980.