Hero Collector Launches New Doctor Who Chibi RangeBookmark and Share

Saturday, 7 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Chibi  (Credit: Hero Collector )Hero Collector has launched the newest entries in its range of Doctor Who Chibi merchandise: fun pin badges and socks, decorated with chibi-style Doctor Who art.

Hero Collector designs, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectables from across the worlds of pop culture. They already offer pin badges for each incarnation of The Doctor, from William Hartnell's first incarnation to Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor. Now the darker side of the Doctor’s adventures is coming out to play, with almost a dozen iconic monsters captured as chibi-style metal pin badges!

Fans can collect a relentless Cyberman, reptilian Ice Warrior, diminutive Sontaran, wide-eyed Slitheen, terrifying Weeping Angel, ominous Ood, cold-hearted Snowman, an eerie Silent, and three different designs of Dalek.

These badges can be collected individually or as part of three new box sets, collecting Classic Doctors, Modern Doctors, and Monsters. Each design makes a perfect addition to any outfit – even better than a decorative stick of celery…

Plus, fans looking to add a little menace to their footwear can grab three new pairs of Doctor Who Chibi socks – the Cybermen, Daleks, or Weeping Angels decorate these sinister socks, which are 80% cotton and equal parts scary and soft!

These new Chibi Pin Badges and Chibi Monster Socks are all available exclusively on the Hero Collector webstore.

Pin Badges retail at £5.99, or £34.99 in a3 seven-badge box set. Socks retail at £4.99, or £11.99 in a three-pair set.

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Doctor Who BearBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)
Build-A-Bear Workshop and BBC Studios have launched a Doctor Who range, launching a Doctor Who Bear and accessories inspired by the TV series.

The Doctor Who Bear features branded blue paw pads and a blue heart on its chest.

The Time Lord’s look is completed with the iconic Thirteenth Doctor or Tenth Doctor outfits. Sport the striped top and braces worn by the Thirteenth Doctor, or the suit, trousers, glasses and trainers worn by the Tenth Doctor. Each bear will arrive with a sonic screwdriver in its own TARDIS gift box.

The new range is available in the UK and can be bought exclusively online at: buildabear.co.uk. The range will be launching online in the US later this month.

The Doctor Who Bear is available online now for £21.50, with outfits and accessories starting at £8.

Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)




Hero Collector Launches Doctor Who Baking SetsBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the world of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are said to be out-of-this-world.

These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with each decorated tin packed with equipment and instructions (plus online videos) to bring Gallifreyan goodies within reach of Doctor Who fans.

The collection is scheduled to launch in Spring/Summer 2020, and starts with three cosmic cookie tins:
  • TARDIS and Dalek Cookie Set: Make a tasty TARDIS or bite into a delicious Dalek! This tin contains two reusable cookie cutters, an adult-size Who-themed apron and a recipe/icing booklet.
  • Tea Time Lords Cookie Set: Time for tea? Time for Time Lords! This biscuit tin contains four reusable cookie cutters for the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Doctor – plus a Doctor Who tea towel and a recipe/icing booklet.
  • Monsters Cookie Set: Fill your teatime with terror! This cookie tin contains four reusable cookie cutters featuring the Cybermen, Sontarans, Weeping Angels, and The Silence – plus a Doctor Who tea towel and a recipe/icing booklet.


These Doctor Who designs will be on show at the Birmingham Spring Fair (NEC Birmingham, February 2-6), or New York Toy Fair (Jacob K. Javits Center, February 22-25).

Fans and collectors can stay tuned for further details about Hero Collector Handicrafts, including the reveal of more upcoming Doctor Who Baking Sets!

Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)




Doctor Who Series 12 T-ShirtsBookmark and Share

Monday, 30 December 2019 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Studios today announced that Forbidden Planet will be releasing brand new, exclusive Doctor Who T-shirts during Series 12, which goes on air from 1st January 2020.

A range of 10 Doctor Who T-shirts will launch during the new series, themed around each week’s episode and available to pre-order at ForbiddenPlanet.com the morning after transmission.

Kicking off the new series, Doctor Who will return to BBC One on 1st January at 6:55pm for a New Year’s Day special named Spyfall, with subsequent episodes broadcasting every Sunday.

Returning for her second season, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) will resume her travels through time and space with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yaz (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

Anita Majhu, Senior Licensing Manager at BBC Studios, said
This is such an exciting line and we’re thrilled to be offering Doctor Who fans the opportunity to be a part of the new series in this way.
Anthony Garnon, Licensing & Special Projects Manager, Forbidden Planet, said
Months of behind the scenes planning and co-ordination, this is Doctor Who merchandising on a whole new level. Don't just watch the episode, live it with Forbidden Planet!
T-shirts will be available to pre-order online and will be priced at £15.99 RRP.




New Doctor Who Companion SetsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Companion Set (Credit: Eaglemoss / BBC Studios)
Doctor Who Companion Set (Credit: Eaglemoss / BBC Studios)
Hero Collector have announced two new Doctor Who Companion Sets featuring a cast of beloved TARDIS travelers separated by 55 years.

The company, which publishes high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture, has released companion sets based on the first TARDIS crew and the current incumbents.

Hero Collector is Eaglemoss’ imprint for genre collectibles and is one of the world’s leading producers of figurines and fantasy die-cast vehicles. It makes products based on many of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Marvel and DC comics and movies, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Alien, Predator, Battlestar Galactica, Sonic the Hedgehog, Back to the Future, WWE, Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, and James Bond.

Each set contains four figurines – an incarnation of The Doctor alongside their three companions – rendered in hand-painted polyresin at 1:21 scale (approximately 3.5 inches tall). They also come with a companion magazine, packed with details behind each character’s time in the TARDIS – including interviews, photographs, and a look back at some of their best-loved stories.

  • The First Doctor (William Hartnell) arrived on screen in 1963, when teachers Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian Chesterton (William Russell) followed their mysterious pupil Susan (Carole Ann Ford) home. They soon discovered that she and her grandfather were alien time travelers living inside a police box – which led to all four setting off on adventures through space and time together!
  • The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) crash-landed in Sheffield in 2018. Teaming up with trainee engineer Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), former bus driver Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh), and probationary police officer Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), she defeated a tooth-stealing alien warlord and made her way back to the TARDIS – complete with new friends in tow.
The Thirteenth Doctor Companion Set will be available direct from HeroCollector.com or your favourite retailer in January 2020, with the First Doctor Companion Set following soon after in February 2020. They join Hero Collector’s ongoing line of 1:21 Doctor Who figurines, which explores aliens, monsters, robots, humans and Doctors from over five decades of classic science fiction TV. .




Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder and Laptop BagBookmark and Share

Sunday, 24 November 2019 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Official Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag With Pins (Credit: Lovarzi) Official Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag With Pins (Credit: Lovarzi)
Lovarzi have announced a new, shoulder/laptop bag for their collection of Doctor Who-themed apparel.

The new design features the ability to customise the front with pin badges, the bag coming with seven exclusive designs featuring the TARDIS, the Seal of Rassilon, K9, a Cyberman head, Weeping Angel, Bow Tie, and the Thirteenth Doctor Silhouette. The former six are all made from a high-quality, matte-finish metal, with the seventh printed in full-colour featuring the Thirteenth Doctor against a beautiful sunset background, with the TARDIS waiting to whisk her off across the universe. Additional pins for the bag will be released by the company later.

The bag's interior is further lined with a repeated TARDIS print, embossed with the Doctor Who logo both inside and out; it has internal organiser pockets on one side, and a buttoned area on the other to store devices measuring up to 15.6", e.g. a large laptop or tablet. A zipped panel allows access to the pins in order to change them as required.
Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, explains:
I'm so happy to finally present our new bag – we've been working on it for over two years now! The original idea came from a desire to make a product no other fandom has seen before. Something unique. We had this particular design in mind since we first approached BBC Studios about making officially-licensed Doctor Who bags.
We wanted fans to be able to customise it: make it personal and stand out from the crowd. It comes with exclusive pins which you can screw into the holes on one side, meaning you can highlight your favourite parts of the show. Effectively, you're the designer!
Speaking of their range of products, Maninder adds:
I'm incredibly proud of our whole range. It's been wonderful seeing people getting so enthusiastic about what we do. We hope fans similarly love this unique bag – and all the exciting products we've got planned for the future!

Full details for the Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag (with 7 Exclusive Pins) can be found at the Lovarzi website, where the bag can also be ordered. A video highlighting the bag can also be viewed on YouTube.





Official 13th Doctor ScarfBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - Reported by Marcus
13th Doctor Scarf (Credit: Lovarzi)13th Doctor Scarf (Credit: Lovarzi)The first ever officially-licensed Thirteenth Doctor Scarf is released this week by Lovarzi.

Inspired by the colourful t-shirt worn by Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the Time Lord, this rich blue scarf is edged with a stylish rainbow pattern based on the t-shirt the Thirteenth Doctor proudly acquired at the end of her first full episode, The Woman Who Fell To Earth (2018).

This exclusive design is made from 100% high-quality Acrylic.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, says
We think the Thirteenth Doctor’s outfit is the perfect look for this new era of the show. It's bright, bold, and colourful, so our specially-designed scarf is similarly eye-catching. But it's sure to sell fast, so best get a shift on!
Lovarzi's Doctor Who line launched in 2012 with the best-selling multi-coloured Fourth Doctor Scarf. Since then, the company has catered for cosplayers, collectors, and casual fans with items such as the TARDIS and Dalek Christmas Hat and Scarf, Seventh Doctor Sweater, and The Pandorica Opens Scarf. The Winter 2019/20 range also includes the TARDIS Laptop Bag.

The Thirteenth Doctor Scarf (25 x 175cms) will be available to order on 11th October, priced £24.99, from the official Lovarzi website

If you join LOVARZI Doctor Who Fan Club now and enjoy savings of 15% at time of launch plus get early exclusive access to buy the scarf.




TARDIS Laptop BagBookmark and Share

Monday, 23 September 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Credit: LovarziCredit: LovarziA new range of Doctor Who bags has been released by Lovarzi.

The TARDIS Laptop Bag, officially licensed by the BBC, comes in eye-catching blue, emblazoned with the Doctor Who logo.

It contains a soft shell and padded insides with an attachable shoulder strap which turns the carryall into a messenger bag. There's an additional canvas loop on one side, meaning you can attach it to longer luggage handles for easy transportation.

The zip features the Who insignia and you'll find the Seal of Rassilon, a key Gallifreyan symbol, embroidered inside.

The bag has padded pockets inside and out, including one specially made for a 15" laptop and a zipped outer compartment to store documents.

The design is exclusive to Veroli, sister brand of Lovarzi, which has created Doctor Who scarves, jumpers, ties, umbrellas, hats, and gloves since 2012, including the best-selling Fourth Doctor Scarf.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi and Veroli, says:
There was never any question about which design we should launch as our new line of Doctor Who unisex bags. Our latest items are the result of years of hard work and planning, so we can't wait for you to see what else we've got in store.
The TARDIS Laptop Bag is available from LOVARZI.co.uk, priced £39.99.




NYCC Doctor Who Exclusives From Titan MerchandiseBookmark and Share

Sunday, 15 September 2019 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Those attending this year's New York Comic Con in October will be able to purchase two exclusive vinyl figures from Titan, based on the Doctor from her first series appeaances in Rosa and Kerblam!.

Doctor Who Vinyl Figure - Rosa (Titan, NYCC 2019 exclusive) (Credit: Titan) Doctor Who Vinyl Figure - Kerblam!(Titan, NYCC 2019 exclusive) (Credit: Titan)

The limited edition items will be available from Titan Booth #2142.




New Character Options products for B&M stores this summerBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Character Options have announced
a new series of exclusive Doctor Who merchandise that will be available later this summer from local B&M stores in the UK:

Fans of the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdrivers will be able to get their hands on a heritage set of three popular incarnations.. The new blister-pack series will include electronic versions, inspired by the 50th anniversary episode, of the Tenth, Eleventh and War Doctor’s sonics.

For action figure fans, Character Options presents a set of three unique Doctor & Dalek Twin Packs, inspired by the Doctor Who audio series from Big Finish. This includes a brand new take on the Eighth Doctor, plus the Dalek Interrogator Prime, as featured in Big Finish audio book story In the Garden of Death. The two additional Doctor and Daleks sets to be released from this range will feature the Seventh and War Doctors respectively.

This year there will be not one, but two new TARDIS & Doctor sets released, each with a completely new take on both the Doctor and the blue box, inspired by adventures spanning the 1970s and 1980s.

To complete the summer line-up there are three brand new collector sets with a range of three figures in each, inspired by the Classic adventures of the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.

Al Dewar, Creative Director at Character Options commented:
We are delighted to announce this first taster of what’s to come from our B&M stores Doctor Who toy range. To reveal the visuals of these brand new products, we plan to do a full unveiling live, which will take place ‘unboxing style’ on Character Options’ own Youtube channel in July; details of the time and date will be announced.

More details on the products will be released in the coming weeks.




Doctor Who: The Collection - Season EighteenBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who: The Complete Eighteen Season (cover) (Credit: BBC)
Doctor Who: The Complete Eighteen Season (box contents) (Credit: BBC)
BBC Studios have announced the next Blu-ray release in their 'classic' season boxed sets will be Tom Baker's final year as the Doctor, the 1980/81 Season Eighteen.

As well as the seven stories from the season, the set will also include the Christmas spin-off special, K9 & Company.

As with the previous release of Season Twelve and the imminent release of Season Nineteen, this new collection will feature a host of new features to supplement the remastered high-definition upscaled episodes themselves:


The material has been remastered by Peter Crocker and Mark Ayres, with packaging/artwork by Lee Binding; the set will also feature a booklet by new series writer and content consultant Pete McTighe.

Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 18 is currently scheduled for the UK on 25th February 2019, though as with the previous volumes the date may change before its intended release.

You can pre-order the set from our Amazon Shop.





Lovarzi launch new Doctor Who apparel for ChristmasBookmark and Share

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, is expanding its Doctor Who range with new Winter 2018/19 products.

Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, said:
Doctor Who has been an important part of Christmas for over a decade now. Our original Doctor Who Christmas Scarf and Hat hit shelves in 2016 and we were nonetheless blown away by demand. Our new sweater is a perfect accompaniment to these items, and we're sure fans will love them.

For the first time ever, we're also releasing officially-licensed women’s gloves this year. The Pandorica Opens Scarf proved popular, and it's such a beautiful painting, we thought it was the ideal image to launch this extension to the range.


Lovarzi: Christmas Sweater 2018 (Credit: Lovarzi)After his battles with the Sycorax, the Master, and Harmony Shoal, the Doctor probably prepares for trouble around Christmastime. But you can gear up for the festivities with the TARDIS and Dalek Christmas Sweater, an exclusive pattern which incorporates the Doctor's faithful time-space ship and his most prolific foes. The design is complete with killer Christmas trees (like the ones seen in The Christmas Invasion and The Runaway Bride) and snowflakes… or is that the Great Intelligence?

Made from high-quality Acrylic, this yuletide jumper will keep loved ones warm while defending Trenzalore, listening to the Singing Towers of Darillium, or wandering around the South Pole after an invasion of Cybermen.

Available to purchase from our Amazon UK shop.

Lovarzi: Pandorica Opens Gloves (Credit: Lovarzi)The Pandorica Opens Gloves feature the piece by Vincent van Gogh, created as a warning to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor, depicting the disaster that cracked the universe: the TARDIS exploding, leading to total event collapse.
The stunning picture is digitally-printed on high-quality velvet-feel fabric, so shows the screen-accurate image in all its glorious detail.

Lovarzi: Cybermen Scarf (Credit: Lovarzi)Lovarzi's officially-licensed Doctor Who range launched in 2012, with the best-selling multi-coloured Fourth Doctor Scarf; since then, it's expanded to include the Seventh Doctor Paisley Silk Scarf, TARDIS Folding Umbrella, and Dalek Scarf.

But one of the show's most popular foes has been notable by its absence from the product line – until now. If you're suffering from a frailty of the flesh, the Cybermen will upgrade your body so you won't feel the cold. Or indeed anything else.

Alternatively, you can get an exclusively-designed Cybermen Scarf, which takes its repeated pattern from the ice-tombs of Telos, first seen in the Second Doctor serial, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967). This classic story starred Patrick Troughton as the Time Lord, Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield, and Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon.

From The Tenth Planet (1966) to Silver Nemesis (1988), Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel (2006) to World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls (2017); the cybernetic race has thrived for over 50 years. Made from high-quality wool and Acrylic, The Tomb of the Cybermen Scarf is fittingly completed by the Cyber-Controller's promise: "We will survive"!

Available to purchase from our Amazon UK shop.


Maninder adds:
Yes, the range has been upgraded! There are so many much-loved Cyberman stories, it was difficult to pick just one to focus on. But The Tomb of the Cybermen perfectly sums up their menace and genius, and provides us with the instantly-recognisable Cyber-head insignia. Plus, when Matt Smith was cast as the Doctor, he watched some classic Doctor Who and fell in love with Tomb. And who's to blame him?!

Alongside these three items, a shorter, more manageable version of the Fourth Doctor Season 18 Burgundy Scarf is also now available. This second version is a more concise 200cm, so it's easier to wear day-to-day without dragging the tassels underneath you.

The TARDIS and Dalek Christmas Sweater and The Tomb of the Cybermen Scarf will be available to buy from 12th November from Lovarzi.co.uk and Amazon. The Pandorica Opens Gloves will be available to buy in last week of November.

Members of Lovarzi’s exclusive Doctor Who Fan Club can take advantage of a 15% discount on all newly launched Doctor Who products by LOVARZI. You can become a member here.




NERVA event: Frank Bellamy inspired posters for saleBookmark and Share

Thursday, 17 May 2018 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Nerva: 30 Jun 2018 (Credit: The Hub)NERVA is a special event organised by the Ark in Space Facebook group celebrating the visual effects and other designers who brought Doctor Who to our screens.

Current guests include visual effects designer Colin Mapson (e.g. The Green Death), sculptor and prop maker Stephen Mansfield (e.g. Battlefield), K9 assistant operator Steve Cambden (e.g. Full Circle), documentary director Kevin Jon Davies (e.g. Thirty Years in the TARDIS), and researchers Richard Bignell (Nothing At The End Of The Lane), Jon Green and Gavin Rymell (Dalek 6388).

Alongside the event, a special poster has been commissioned from artist Ian Wells, inspired by the work of Frank Bellamy. There are three versions of the poster available that can be purchased separately to the event itself: the image with event information as displayed, one with the addition of Ian's autograph, and a third version with the text replaced with a personalised message from the artist. Full details can be found via the organisers' website.

All proceeds from the event and posters will be donated to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

The event itself is limited to members of the Facebook group, who can register their interest via the relevant thread, and to followers of the @ClassicDrWho Twitter account, who can tweet or send a direct message instead. You can find out mote about the event via the group or the organisers' event page.

With thanks to Simon Meade




Big Finish: Energy of the Daleks - On VinylBookmark and Share

Friday, 4 May 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Energy of the Daleks (Credit: Big Finish)Energy of the Daleks (Credit: Big Finish)In an exclusive deal with Sainsbury's supermarket, Doctor Who: Energy of the Daleks, produced by Big Finish Productions, will be available for the first time on vinyl record.

From the 25th May, Sainsbury’s will be stocking a strictly limited pressing of ‘Energy Of the Daleks’ on blue 180GM Heavyweight Vinyl. This will be available in participating stores only, limited to 1,500 units.

A spokesperson from Sainsbury's said
We’re really excited to be stocking something as iconic as the Doctor in our stores, so to have “Energy of The Daleks” on a limited run on blue vinyl is a massive treat for us.
The Daleks take on Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor in this Doctor Who full-cast audio drama from 2012, which takes place between The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Horror of Fang Rock, both broadcast on BBC One in 1977.

The Fourth Doctor Tom Baker and his companion Leela, played by Louise Jameson, find themselves in the middle of London at the time of a new energy crisis. The GlobeSphere Corporation seems to have all the answers – but several thousand protesters beg to differ.

The Doctor has detected a mysterious energy reading. Could it be that the most evil creatures in the universe have returned to claim ultimate victory once and for all?

For Baker, Energy of the Daleks was the first time since 1979's Destiny of the Daleks that he'd gone hat-brim to eyestalk with the Daleks - but for Jameson, it's a first. This is Leela's opening encounter with the Daleks, and she's not going to find it a pleasant experience. And speaking of unpleasant experiences, she's not quite ready for the 21st century either. But then, is the 21st century ready for Leela?

Executive Producer and Director of Energy of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs said
We’ve been delighted by the response to our ongoing range of Fourth Doctor stories. We have such an exciting and rewarding time making them, and we’re just thrilled that'll we'll be reaching a brand new audience for vinyl through our friends at Sainsbury's.
Guest stars include: Mark Benton (TV Doctor Who story Rose, Waterloo Road, Land Girls, The Street, Northern Lights, Strictly Come Dancing), Alex Lowe (The Late Edition, The Thick of It, Lead Balloon and Peep Show), TV Sontaran Dan Starkey, giving life to both Kevin Winston and a Roboman and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks.

Series one to seven, which star Tom Baker are available to buy now from the Big Finish website.