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July 18th, 2017 73 comments

Doctor Who Rabbit Tanaka Tardis Console Lamp

Now available to order for $29.99 from www.ThinkGeek.com


Also available to order in the USA from www.fye.com

Also available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com

  • Officially licensed Doctor Who
  • Light with lava in the shape of TARDIS console
  • Uses one 25W incandescent bulb (included)
  • Power cord with in-line on/off switch
  • 18″ tall

Advanced technology at its finest. Globules of paraffin & opaque substances undulate as a 25w bulb delivers a mesmerizing glow. Time Lord endorsed.

As seen on The Doctor Who Fan Show…

The TARDIS Console Lamp is a beacon to Time Lord technology. It’s a towering 18″ tall and is ideal for parallel universes. Available mid-Summer 2017.

You can see more information on their Facebook Page


Other Doctor Who desk lamps available from www.amazon.com


Categorised under: General, Novelty

73 comments

  • Anonymous

    July 25th, 2017 - 11:55am

    NOTE: ThinkGeek have just pulled this from shipping to the UK now. I tried to Order one last night & a Shipping Restriction is now in place against Shipping to the UK.

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    • Exterminator

      July 25th, 2017 - 12:50pm

      Oh no! That’s a shame.

      Booboo, see above.

    • Exterminator

      July 25th, 2017 - 8:09pm

      When I placed my order with Think Geek, there’s a warning notice informing that the lamp contains material that is known to be cancer causing.

      I’m wondering if this ‘material’ is banned in the E.U. and as such Think Geek have had to stop shipping to the uk and Europe?

    • booboo

      July 25th, 2017 - 8:27pm

      although the warning only seems to cover the State of California.

    • Anonymous

      July 25th, 2017 - 9:52pm

      For those lucky few that got one well done! It’s a Licensing issue like many items from the usa.

  • Exterminator

    July 21st, 2017 - 12:06pm

    Wow, I am so impressed with Think Geek, my lamp has just been delivered. 2 days delivery time from America and I chose the cheaper option!!!

    It’s all in one piece, and thankfully I didn’t have to pay any import fee’s or taxes so the total cost including delivery to the uk was £48.

    I can’t wait to switch it on just as soon as the voltage converter plug arrives, which incidentally was being sent from the uk so that’ll arrive sometime next week probably.

    I recommend everyone use Think Geek that wants this. 🙂

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    • Exterminator

      July 21st, 2017 - 12:58pm

      That’s £39 for the lamp and £9 for the voltage converter USA to U.K. (eBay).

    • booboo

      July 21st, 2017 - 3:02pm

      That’s really good

      That happened to me when I ordered the Tardis lights from them and the adaptor from a UK eBay seller no guesses which one arrive first

  • Exterminator

    July 18th, 2017 - 8:26pm

    I just ordered one from Think Geek at $29.99, they ship to the uk, the total was just over $48 with shipping. I paid with PayPal and because the £ is so weak at the moment it came to just under £39.

    U.S. to U.K. Power adapters are available on eBay for a couple of pounds.

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    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:40pm

      thinkgeek shipping to the UK has always been good, ordered much from them myself

      slightly concerned as to the now obvious overpricing by other sites on this product though.

    • Exterminator

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:40pm

      I just checked, a power voltage converter is needed, they’re about £9 on eBay.

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:43pm

      yes we have the Tardis lights and use one for those

    • Pip

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:59pm

      What was the shipping option?

    • Exterminator

      July 18th, 2017 - 9:18pm

      It’s UPS (united parcel service so may have to pay import tax before delivery) the options were:

      UPS Expedited $18.29 6-10 days
      UPS Express Saver $18.97 4-6 days

      Plus weirdly the more expensive Economy at $27.72 which I think was something like 20days.

    • Moodbeam

      July 18th, 2017 - 9:52pm

      I might have to order one next week provided they’re still in stock. I assume that this won’t be a limited run and that they’ll keep having them in stock (I understand that there may be times where they are waiting for deliveries)? Also, what do you think the likely import charges will be? I’m so very tempted by this but I’ve never ordered from abroad before.

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 9:58pm

      import charges are 20% of the total price including post them £8 Royal mail / Ups handling charge

      this is something the GOV need to look at because paying vat is one thing but the totally disproportionate handing charge is another.

    • Pip

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:11pm

      Thank you 🙂 so somewhere in the region of £55 all in. I’ll definitely have to wait until next week but I would certainly like one, it is beautiful.

    • Exterminator

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:18pm

      Lamp and shipping Think Geek £39
      U.S. to U.K. voltage ‘step down’ power converter from eBay £9
      UPS import charge and handling fee will be approx £14

      Total price £62 approx.

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:24pm

      for the record, i have never been charged import tax from thinkgeek but i know some who have

      luck of the drawer i suppose

    • Exterminator

      July 19th, 2017 - 1:44pm

      I’ll let you know if I have to pay any import charges and fees. But I just hope it arrives in one piece.

  • Exterminator

    July 14th, 2017 - 11:30pm

    I’d love to know how or where the fan show got their console lamp? Was it a promo freebie and did they have to change the American power plug for a U.K. One?

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    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 8:27am

      they would have been sent it, they used an adaptor which you can buy for the voltage difference

      A UK seller would not be able to sell it without a fitted UK plug and the CE mark to show it conforms to safety requirements.

  • TheWarDoctor

    July 10th, 2017 - 5:39pm

    ” Not at this time. Only offered in North American territories. There are some retailers who will ship to the UK, however. WibbilyWobblyTimeyWimey.com, for instance. Thanks for your interest in the TARDIS Console Lamp!”

    they told me this

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    • booboo

      July 10th, 2017 - 5:48pm

      the problem is it would have to have a UK plug fitted and the CE safety mark and re packaged accordingly to retail it in this country so it needs a UK distributor to take that on i don’t see it happening

  • Exterminator

    July 10th, 2017 - 12:16pm

    $50 in the U.S so hopefully it’ll be around £35 in the U.K. If we ever get it here.

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    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2017 - 7:07pm

      It won’t be available in the UK & I’m not paying the current £100 charge that it’s being advertised at!

  • Whotube

    May 1st, 2017 - 10:10pm

    The really tall series9 capaldi figures might eork with this console because they are so tall.

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  • K. Alan McDougall

    April 22nd, 2017 - 7:45pm

    I wonder if they’ve ever considered using a (greenscreened in) version of this time rotor for the TV series (or fan films)? It’d reinforce the concept that the Tardis is as much a living thing as it is a mechanism…

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  • Prydonian

    April 21st, 2017 - 4:51am

    Do we know of any rough price guide and if the console segments are metal or plastic?

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    • Exterminator

      April 22nd, 2017 - 11:14am

      No idea on price yet and I’m guessing plastic.

  • TORCHWOODFAN1

    April 20th, 2017 - 6:21pm

    It would be nice if they did this in green as well like the series 7b TARDIS

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  • Exterminator

    April 20th, 2017 - 11:59am

    I asked the manufacturer on Facebook if they’re planning any other colours for the lava lamp, they replied that they did some research and orange came out top followed by purple which they’re also considering at some point in the future.

    I requested a red lamp.

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    • The Outcast

      April 21st, 2017 - 9:11am

      I’m personally hoping for a blue (series 7b TARDIS), but Purple, Red and Green would also be cool.

  • Exterminator

    April 19th, 2017 - 11:02am

    All this needs is a raised floor, some roundel walls and door and you’ve got yourself a cool retro looking classic console room for figures. Why couldn’t Character Options do something like this!!!!

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2017 - 11:11am

      probably because i think people would expect something much more detailed to be honest

    • Exterminator

      April 19th, 2017 - 11:22am

      True but this is just crying out to be customised, I can’t wait to see what people do with these lamps when they get them.

      Just imagine a black lava lamp version as the masters Tardis. Very cool.

    • Exterminator

      April 19th, 2017 - 5:36pm

      I wonder if this would fit into the 9th/10th Dr’s Tardis play set in place of the console from that set? It would be cool if the floor panels fitted around this lamp.

    • The Living Shadow

      April 19th, 2017 - 11:59pm

      I was thinking that too, it looks to be a similar size. That would make customisation a lot easier!

    • larry Jensen

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:36pm

      The plastic console panel is aprox 3 3/4 ” high at the edge. 8 inches wide across square and 10 inches across point to point. My store just got them in.

  • Chris

    April 18th, 2017 - 9:59pm

    At 4:34 in the video it can be seen with a figure next to it. Is that one of the 3.5″ figures? Looks too small to be a 5.5″ figure. If it’s on of the smaller line figures, then the 5.5″ figures should look awesome next to this. Might get one just to strip out the center of it and try to turn it into a legit toy console with time rotor and everything. Even if you just made a mold of the console itself, it would be a great starting point for a custom TARDIS console!

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    • Tom Baker Plush

      April 18th, 2017 - 10:57pm

      That’s definitely a 5.5″ figure, they don’t make a 3.75″ figure of that variant. It’s a little too big but I bet it’d look ace when painted properly

    • larry Jensen

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:26pm

      FYI. The total height is 15 inches. The console is 8″ across flat 10 point to point. Outside of the control panel is aprox. 3 3/4 ” high

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2017 - 5:56pm

      Why would it look like Ace? 😉

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2017 - 4:42pm

    So is this availible in the uk?

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    • booboo

      April 18th, 2017 - 5:11pm

      we don’t know for sure

    • Anonymous

      April 25th, 2017 - 6:26pm

      They said no.

  • Joe Gould

    April 18th, 2017 - 4:07pm

    Musttttttttt get

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  • JasonisnotaRobot

    April 17th, 2017 - 11:05pm

    First piece of merchandise in years that I desperately want, looks amazing

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  • Exterminator

    April 17th, 2017 - 7:08pm

    Now this I really love. I didn’t get the Tardis or Dalek lamp but I want one of these.

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    • Exterminator

      April 18th, 2017 - 12:58am

      I would prefer a red lava lamp version though.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    April 17th, 2017 - 5:53pm

    This looks good. I avidly avoid the so called ‘fan show’ so thanks for letting me know. Wonder why America get all this stuff for a British programme?

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    • booboo

      April 17th, 2017 - 6:01pm

      its because the businesses making many items you see are USA based and no distributor in the UK wants to take this stuff on, at least at the moment.

      There are other complications such a regional licenses and different voltages and safety requirements

    • Borg

      April 17th, 2017 - 10:43pm

      I’m totally with you on the anti-fan show thing

  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2017 - 5:26pm

    As someone who doesnt use facebook…can someone please me the cost…?

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    April 17th, 2017 - 5:15pm

    So I’m guessing with a bit of modification this could fit in with some figure range ?

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  • Anonymous

    April 17th, 2017 - 4:57pm

    Trouble is, will this only be available in the USA as usual?

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    • booboo

      April 17th, 2017 - 5:31pm

      North American territories

      The problem is this like other merchandise relies on a UK distributor taking it on and there doesn’t seem to be one

    • Anonymous

      April 17th, 2017 - 6:46pm

      I thought so. I’ll cross it off my purchase list now then. It will probably cost about £40 from the US either on ebay or Amazon. Add the Shipping cost will be another £30-40 plus the Import Fee/Surcharge & you will be looking at £90-100 sadly. Great product, but just sorry I won’t be buying it.

    • booboo

      April 17th, 2017 - 6:49pm

      we have FYE, Thinkgeek and Amazon.com as retailers at the moment

      The Doctor Who fan show seem to be actively promoting this and its essentially aimed at UK viewers so maybe they know something we don’t

    • Anonymous

      April 25th, 2017 - 6:29pm

      I think that they know that they get free stuff.

  • Ryan

    April 17th, 2017 - 4:53pm

    I’ve particularly liked lava lamps, or though that they were for me… but now I feel I NEED this. I just love it and I really like how the console is just a basic template of all the buttons and levers with no colour! I WANT THIS!

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  • Jordan Scott

    April 17th, 2017 - 4:48pm

    If this isn’t too expensive I might get it and paint all of the console buttons!

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  • 12th Doctor Fan

    April 17th, 2017 - 2:01pm

    I love this, it’s fantastic.

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  • Dav McKenzie

    April 17th, 2017 - 1:58pm

    I noticed this in the background of the DW Fan Show. Looks cool shame its not more of a replica with more detail but I get that the lava is meant to be the star of the show!

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  • MickeySmith07

    April 17th, 2017 - 1:55pm

    I’d love to get this. It’s so cool

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    • Christopher Gilbert

      April 17th, 2017 - 2:31pm

      I would too!

  • The Living Snowman

    April 17th, 2017 - 1:54pm

    Shame it’s not in scale with the 5 inch figures! Looks very nice though :p

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    • The Outcast

      April 17th, 2017 - 2:17pm

      It sorta is though. If you raised the figures up to around the start of the rotor (the small bit of it under the rotor), then it sorta works as a 5.5 Tardis console from what I saw of it on the fan show.

    • The Living Snowman

      April 17th, 2017 - 2:24pm

      Oh right, well that’s good- I like it even more now!

  • The Outcast

    April 17th, 2017 - 1:30pm

    Saw this on the Fan show. It seems to be roughly in scale with the 5.5 if you raise the Floor level a bit (place the figures higher up). Even without that cross compatibility it still is a great idea for a product.

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    • larry Jensen

      July 5th, 2017 - 6:34pm

      Outside edge of the control panel is aprx 3 3/4 ” high

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