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March 24th, 2017 42 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Special #46 Toys and Games

The latest special edition of Doctor Who Magazine is devoted to the many Doctor Who toys, games and other collectables that have been issued since the early 1960s.

One hundred pages of all-new content includes comprehensive guides to the toys produced in each decade, a look at some prototype designs that never reached the shops, the story of the rarest Doctor Who toy of all and a ringside seat at a Doctor Who board game marathon.

Other highlights include the story of Denys Fisher’s 1970s range of Doctor Who toys and exclusive interviews with the people behind the Dapol and Character ranges of action figures.

Final Cover…

Solicited Cover…

In Shops: Jun 14, 2017 (USA Date)


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42 comments

  • Nathan

    May 12th, 2017 - 1:53pm

    Do they have this in WH Smith Bristol?

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  • DannyTheNerd

    May 1st, 2017 - 4:21pm

    Where can I get this other than W.H.Smiths?

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    • mrsparky

      May 2nd, 2017 - 12:00am

      sainsburys have them

  • The Flying Shark

    April 24th, 2017 - 7:46am

    Got this today, the cover is very different from the one shown here.

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    • booboo

      April 24th, 2017 - 9:48am

      yes this cover comes from previews world and they regularly change them but they never send us anything

  • olly

    March 26th, 2017 - 3:56pm

    How much will this magazine be? Interested in looking at it

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    • Kane9847

      March 26th, 2017 - 7:18pm

      probably £9.99!

    • Floppy Who

      March 26th, 2017 - 7:36pm

      The “Non- bookazine” specials are normally £5.99 from memory.

    • Weeping Angel

      March 26th, 2017 - 8:02pm

      It’s £5.99. It said in the recent doctor who magazine

    • olly

      March 30th, 2017 - 5:49am

      Dont mind £5.99, but no chance am i forking out a tenner on a magazine. Id only do that if it was made from gold!

    • Anthony

      April 2nd, 2017 - 11:05pm

      The price will be £5.99 at W H Smiths the 20th April

  • prototype dalek

    March 26th, 2017 - 2:28pm

    All I need is the Dapol Cyberman and then I’ll have all the items on the front cover 🙂

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  • Ian

    March 25th, 2017 - 8:25pm

    How I wish I had that Denys Fisher Dalek..

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  • Rich1e

    March 25th, 2017 - 4:20pm

    When i was a lad i obsessed over my dapol figures. My TARDIS console was my pride and joy!! Happy Days indeed!!!!

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    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      March 25th, 2017 - 5:42pm

      Happy days but Crappy figures. Dapol did bring out the odd decent figure. The 7th Dr and the ‘Tomb’ Cyberman were pretty good. However, the 3rd Dr was a travesty, and the 4th Dr (minus trademark scarf) was poor.

    • Rich1e

      March 25th, 2017 - 8:12pm

      Yeah the Third doctor was pretty bad! But i was a kid so i really wasn’t bothered! My favorites was 7th doctor with brown jacket. It was a thing of a beauty but nothing like the kind of products available now.

  • KORSAIR

    March 25th, 2017 - 1:08pm

    I’ll be having this.

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  • Ian

    March 25th, 2017 - 12:42pm

    According to the editor Tom Spilsbury it’s out in April.

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  • Radioguy

    March 25th, 2017 - 2:13am

    I know they never have bagged specials, but this one ought to have been bagged with an actual toy on a blister card, or a poster showing every Dapol, PE, CO, or any other DW toy manufacturer’s, line of products. That would have been perfection.

    Even a cheap Rolykin-size candy-toy/surprise egg Dalek would have been killer with this.

    Come to think of it…the Music issue should have come with a CD…or even better…a flexi.

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    • Loyhargil

      March 25th, 2017 - 3:41am

      If you want to jack the price of the magazine up, that would do it.

    • Cyberman Bill

      March 25th, 2017 - 11:11am

      Exactly!! That would raise the price to where your average buyer couldn’t afford or want to afford it for the price!

    • DWCR

      March 26th, 2017 - 2:36pm

      I only agree with the music one, they could have potentially done a “free CD” and put a selection of songs (only 2 or 3) but at the end of the day these need to be affordable to the average buyer

    • Radioguy

      March 27th, 2017 - 2:20am

      Well it IS a “special”, and they had done such things before (Admittedly, some when it was still Marvel). It just seems more in keeping than the odd trading card or poster with a regular issue.

  • MJS

    March 24th, 2017 - 7:13pm

    This is the one SE I’m looking forward to!!

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    • Radioguy

      March 25th, 2017 - 2:12am

      I know they never have bagged specials, but this one ought to have been bagged with an actual toy on a blister card, or a poster showing every Dapol, PE, CO, or any other DW toy manufacturer’s, line of products. That would have been perfection.

      Even a cheap Rolykin-size candy-toy/surprise egg Dalek would have been killer with this.

      Come to think of it…the Music issue should have come with a CD…or even better…a flexi.

  • Weeping Angel

    March 24th, 2017 - 5:17pm

    I saw this in the recent issue, and i put it in the ‘ask a question’ section of this site. Its a must buy!!!!

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  • ahunter8056

    March 24th, 2017 - 2:47pm

    This is one special edition that is simply a must-buy for me. Can’t wait for it!

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  • Tim M

    March 24th, 2017 - 2:07pm

    When is this available in shops?

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  • Tom Baker Plush

    March 24th, 2017 - 2:00pm

    As a lifelong avid collector, I’m super excited for this!

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  • Sean Bassett

    March 24th, 2017 - 1:52pm

    I love DWM but it really feels like they’re scraping the barrel with these special edition magazines now. I think it’s time they changed the SE’s current format. Maybe re-publish past FAN magazines instead, or each one could be a collection of reader-submitted short stories?

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    • Sean Bassett

      March 24th, 2017 - 1:53pm

      *Ignore the ‘fan’. Annoying typo. Meant past DWM issues, not past issues of fanzines.

    • Borg

      March 24th, 2017 - 2:26pm

      A short story collection interests me.

    • itzPrew

      March 24th, 2017 - 6:13pm

      It’d be cool if they collected up some of the older comics that were never OFFICIALLY released in a collection like the Radio Times Ones and (I cant remember the name but the one we got a re-print of in the 70s issue earlier in the year)

    • Sean Bassett

      March 24th, 2017 - 6:14pm

      @ItzPrew Yeah, that would be interesting and certainly preferable to these random ideas for DWM Special Editions.

    • Richard Bignell

      March 24th, 2017 - 8:18pm

      I think many of the recent Special Editions have been nothing but superb. The ones covering Special Effect, The Art of Doctor Who and The Music of Doctor Who have been massively enjoyable and informative. I’m greatly looking forward to the new one on Toys and Games. It should be great fun.

    • Peter

      March 24th, 2017 - 10:58pm

      I’ve noticed lots of comic partworks lately for star trek, transformers, etc. and it’s led me to wonder if there’ll ever be one collecting the very early DW comics from TV Action, Countdown and the like.

  • The Outcast

    March 24th, 2017 - 10:20am

    Ohhh, I wonder if they’ll reveal anything about unreleased figures. I really want to pick this up regardless.

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    • The Outcast

      March 24th, 2017 - 10:26am

      Also, where can I pick this up if I live aboard (as in not in the UK)?

    • itzPrew

      March 24th, 2017 - 6:12pm

      I’d say something like eBay, usually here in the UK if I can’t get round to getting an issue I get it online

    • Cyberman Bill

      March 25th, 2017 - 7:54pm

      If you live In the US, you can get this issue from Whona.com.

    • Anonymous

      March 26th, 2017 - 9:05pm

      That would be interesting if they had any figures that never made it past pre or post production. I mean all the fans know about the yeti but I think it’d be cool to see if they had any others like a Journey’s End Donna.

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