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April 4th, 2017 10 comments

Dr Who Memorabilia: An Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who Collectables

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk

Available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com

First appearing on our screens over fifty years ago, Doctor Who has not only been a television phenomenon, it has spawned more merchandise than any other British TV programme in history.

Literally thousands of products have been produced since the series launch in 1963, with many of these items now being collectible and highly sort after by fans of the programme.

Doctor Who has featured on virtually every conceivable product, from books and records to toys and games, breakfast cereal promotions to full-size prop replicas.

The series merchandising has enjoyed many peaks and troughs from the heady days of Dalekmania in the 1960s to a drought in the early ’70s, the rise of the collectible in the ’80s to the nostalgia driven days of the ’90s and then a huge resurgence following the Doctor’s return to television in the twenty-first century.

Whether you’re looking for a full-size Cyberman or a pair of Dalek slippers, a Tom Baker scarf or a Doctor Who pinball machine, Doctor Who has produced something for every type of collector.

Sit back and revel in nostalgia as we take a look at some of the more notable and unusual items that have been produced over the last half century.


Categorised under: Books, Reference books

10 comments

  • Black Guardian

    June 24th, 2017 - 11:23pm

    I have just bought this and it’s wonderful. Full of lovely colour pictures which bring back memories of treasures once owned but now lost in the mists of time. Whatever happened to my Jotastar Top Trumps? Did I really throw out my full sets of Weetabix cards and backgrounds? Well thanks to this book I can now revisit these and other classic collectables. Highly recommended – especially if you grew up in the 60s, 70s or 80s.

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  • Paul Berry

    April 5th, 2017 - 12:12pm

    Yes Mick I do, I’ll be selling copies in the shop.

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  • steve

    August 27th, 2016 - 3:46pm

    How about signed memorabilia from John Nathan Turner at a special Doctor who event

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    • The Fishmonger

      August 28th, 2016 - 10:02am

      JNT is currently busy in the afterlife and is unable to attend any signings or events. He sends his apologies.

  • Gareth Pugh

    August 27th, 2016 - 11:31am

    I wonde if the 96 pages bit is a typo (or placeholder text), as that seems a bit short for the subject and the price-point?

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    • Paul Berry

      August 27th, 2016 - 9:54pm

      I am writing the book for Amberley and the 96 pages is currently correct although there is a chance it may be expanded slightly. It should be stressed it is not a complete guide but will instead focus on some of the more memorable and collectible items from over the years.
      It will be highly pictorial with all images in colour. The company has issued Batman and Ghostbuters collectable books and the Who book will be in line with those more aimed more at a general audience, although there should still be a lot of stuff of interest to the diehard collector. The £14.99 price tag seems standard on most Amberley titles.
      Surprised to see this listed already as I am only about a month into writing it.

    • The Fishmonger

      August 28th, 2016 - 9:59am

      No pressure then, Paul 🙂

    • mick

      April 4th, 2017 - 2:47pm

      you dont own starrider in grimsby do you?

  • KEVIN BUNKER

    August 26th, 2016 - 1:03pm

    I already have several books like this from Telos Publishing, the transindental toy box, well worth a look. I’ll get this too as you never know, there might be something I’ve missed over the years. 🙂

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  • ahunter8056

    August 26th, 2016 - 11:44am

    This sounds very interesting! I never buy any unofficial books, but I think I’ll make an exception for this one.

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