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July 7th, 2011 11 comments

The inspiration behind the Junk TARDIS

The inspiration behind the Junk TARDIS

On sale now, to the delight of Doctor Who fans, is a unique new playset with an equally unique beginning. The Junk TARDIS Console Playset, is not only the inspiration of a young fan and was featured in a recent Doctor Who episode but it’s now a playset in available to buy and for all to enjoy!

After a Blue Peter competition in 2010 in which viewers were challenged to design a TARDIS Console, Susannah Leah from Todmorden in Yorkshire, then aged 13, came up with the plan for a Junk TARDIS.

To set the scene, after deleting part of his TARDIS to traverse a rift that leads outside of the universe, the Doctor lands in a TARDIS Scrapyard. Here he takes pieces from scrapped time machines and adding other bits of “junk” he creates a Junk Console to enable his TARDIS to travel through time again. So great was her design that Susannah went on to win the competition and had the incredible treat of seeing it put into practice and form part of a televised episode. “It was amazing,” said Susannah; “I went to Cardiff and saw a life-size version of my design.

I witnessed some of the filming and I met Matt Smith … Incredible!”


The Junk TARDIS was so impressive that Character Options, the makers of the Doctor Who toy range, decided to take it as part of their new collection and now on sale in all major toy outlets!

Categorised under: General toys, Toys


  • jason

    December 23rd, 2012 - 2:11pm

    does the time rotor on the junk tardis move up and down like on the 10th doctors interior tardis playset

    • drwhofan209753

      December 28th, 2013 - 12:32pm


  • IronsideDalek

    April 2nd, 2012 - 5:22am

    This should become a new TARDIS interior.

  • doctor who rules 364

    January 1st, 2012 - 6:17pm

    This my favourite tardis and I only got it yesterday 😆

  • Dalek Sec

    September 1st, 2011 - 10:30am

    This is actully one of my favourite TARDIS consoles, it looks like the retro classic Who TARDIS! Just one thing, the Doctor Who Production Team forgot to give the time rotor wires, like in her picture.


    July 8th, 2011 - 6:41am

    I’m still not sure whether to get the Junk Tardis set or not? It looks good, but I don’t know whether to get this or start saving up for the figures first!!!

  • harold saxon

    July 7th, 2011 - 11:38pm

    you made a lovely console ,well done.

  • anthony

    July 7th, 2011 - 8:49pm

    she should be in the shops showingh off and finaly idris but im thinking of gettin a xmas adventure set doc figure red bowtie new jacket good or bad booboo how would u display it

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    July 7th, 2011 - 2:42pm

    Very imaginative kid, waht a splendid job they’ve done putting her design into a real Tardis control-room. 😀


      July 7th, 2011 - 4:01pm

      i agree.

  • Liason Ice

    July 7th, 2011 - 1:18pm

    That is one lucky girl, jealous (ALOT!)


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