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December 4th, 2014 23 comments

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Doctor Who £1 Vending Machine Mini Viewers

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Six new Doctor Who “Mini Viewers” will be released by Tarco International in December. Costing just £1, these viewers will be available from vending machines up and down the country at places such as Motorway service stations, cinemas, various high street retailers and supermarkets.


Each View contains 8 images from its featured story…

Adventures include…

  • The Time of The Doctor
  • The Day of The Doctor
  • Nightmare in Silver
  • Cold War
  • Angels in Manhattan
  • Asylum of The Daleks

At £1 per viewer you really cant go wrong with these and they make a nice little collection.


Categorised under: Featured, Toys



  • Tony

    December 1st, 2017 - 11:46am

    I opened mine up just to see why it was sticking on the one picture, opening up OK then the damn spring came out, now i can’t figure out where the spring goes, any one else took these apart to fix let me know… 🙂

    • Pop

      May 29th, 2018 - 6:26pm

      I did

    • Chonietee

      January 6th, 2021 - 1:12am

      I did the same thing- would be awesome if someone could open one and take a pic of how its supposed to go back together and post it here 🙂

  • The Flying Shark

    August 8th, 2017 - 7:08pm

    Got the Nightmare in Silver variant today, just need The Day of the Doctor now for the set.

    • Dalek4ever

      August 8th, 2017 - 8:53pm

      The day of the Doctor one doesn’t work for me. Hope you get it anyway to complete the collection

  • David Field

    April 9th, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Just received a set 6 from an Ebay seller, they were not cheap, and all of them don’t work. If you push the lever with as much strength as you can muster, 1 might change pictures but your finger gets so tired that you cant get it to show all 8 photos, on any of the 6. I am wondering is the seller is selling rejected factory seconds, because I have had these before as a kid and they worked fine, no way could a child get any of these to click, so i have to assume they are all defective. Disappointing after paying $35 for the set as a gift.

  • The Flying Shark

    September 19th, 2015 - 4:19pm

    I got two of these before, and I got Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan.

    • The Flying Shark

      January 14th, 2017 - 7:05pm

      Got 5 more before, got 3x Time of the Doctor, Asylum of the Daleks and The Angels Take Manhattan.

    • The Flying Shark

      April 9th, 2017 - 7:08pm

      Got another Asylum of the Daleks yesterday.

  • Exterminator

    January 25th, 2015 - 11:17am

    I still haven’t seen these anywhere. But my local Sainsburys does have the little figures in a vending machine.

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2015 - 10:17pm

    you can now buy a set of these on ebay from a seller

    • Anonymous

      January 8th, 2015 - 1:03pm

      You can also get them from Amazon as well now

  • TheWhovianVortex

    December 5th, 2014 - 2:33pm

    looks cool

  • DavidH

    December 4th, 2014 - 10:43pm

    The Day of the Doctor one would be nice to add to my anniversary collection. Hopefully they’ll have them in the FP Dublin vending machines when I travel up next week

  • Harold Saxon

    December 4th, 2014 - 7:51pm

    nice collectable and cheap enough too!

  • TheReal McCoy

    December 4th, 2014 - 7:11pm

    I remember these. I use to love them when I was a kid.

  • StetsonDoctor

    December 4th, 2014 - 6:34pm

    I like the look of these, let’s hope that this time all these new vending machine toys are more widely available, unlike Figures Set 1…

    • Anonymous

      January 7th, 2015 - 10:19pm

      You can buy them from Amazon UK if you don’t have any Vending near you. Someone is selling the First & Second Set of figures & also these new Mini-Viewers as well.

  • Nobody in particular

    December 4th, 2014 - 3:53pm

    Older viewers may remember when vending machine toys were worth collecting

  • vespiformssting

    December 4th, 2014 - 3:30pm

    How these are interesting …funny thing is Ive never seenan of these vending machines in our local supermarket…I predict these have a strong possibility of becoming sort after collectables though..

  • MickeySmith07

    December 4th, 2014 - 1:49pm

    They had sticker ones near me for months

  • The Werewolf

    December 4th, 2014 - 1:35pm

    Are these the same sort of viewer clicky thing like they did for LotR back in 2001? I had a couple of those.

    • booboo

      December 4th, 2014 - 2:07pm

      yes they are

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