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  • Ty

    January 9th, 2024 - 5:49pm

    Do you reckon Pocketmags will have a digital DWM sale this month? Just missed the subscription offer but wouldn’t mind buying a few of the older issues

  • Anon

    January 8th, 2024 - 9:00pm

    So doctor who is not the only BBC series to not feature a charity segment on the official release. The children in need segment featuring davros is of course missing from the 60th anniversary DVD sets. I have just bought the final series of ghosts (love that show) and the comic relief segment with kylie minogue is not on the release. It’s more annoying as there is a blooper reel which features a blooper from it. Guess there must be an embargo on these type of segments being included now.

    • John

      January 9th, 2024 - 10:40am

      As time is given freely charity skits and clips etc often do not get a commercial release. Although Some have been included as extras in the past and Curse of the fatal death got its own video.

    • Anon

      January 9th, 2024 - 12:48pm

      I understand that but it is still frustrating. Nothing to be done about so that’s that really. It would be nice to have these things on DVD but dimensions in time, curse of the fatal death, the davros one and the einstein Matt Smith one are probably destined never to be released officially.

    • Mrs Croot

      January 13th, 2024 - 11:49am

      Einstein Matt smith wasn’t CIN, it was written by a child and aired during the final episode of Doctor who confidential, so there’s gonna be rights issues with the script the same way the abzorbaloff has rights issues. It should be on iPlayer now though.

  • WhoCollector

    January 4th, 2024 - 10:25am

    Question for BOOBOO, why haven’t my last couple comments been posted? On the church on ruby road. It’s regarding viewing figures

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2024 - 10:31am

      because all news comments are on permanent moderation and i put them through when i can

    • WhoCollector

      January 4th, 2024 - 1:31pm

      Is it that bad? Im of the stance that people can criticise, but the issue is – some people can’t distinguish being horrible vs criticising. And that applies to both sides. Some people interpret criticism as being discriminatory, when its criticism. Some people are just discriminating but calling it criticism too, ive seen quite a few examples on social media of this.

      Criticising how somthing is executed, is good. Criticising somthing because of someones personal life / Personal attributes, is wrong. Taking it beyond the fictional show, and attacking people in reality is ridiculous.

      This is someone who has started getting rid of their collection, due to falling out of love with the show. It feels insulting to the fans, because RTD is treating the whole fan base as morons – behind the scenes shows this, his attitudes and the way in which he approaches everything is disgraceful. It feels like a bit of a middle finger to the fans, saying “you know nothing, you will take on MY beliefs” – I miss when shows and films made people Question, ironically – What Tecteun claims is an issue, in flux. She is a villain in that story… RTD, doesn’t want people to question, he wants them to follow his beliefs. The reflections between him and her are pretty funny.

      I guess, he is treating the fans as idiots, and generalising them. If people are stupid enough to be discriminatory, or any of those things – then, thats a them problem. Dont group everyone as that. I also think RTD has forgot what an actors job is, and i worry he has stereotyped Ncuti Gatwa (which will likely cause him to get typecast)

      The comparison id make is Ian McKellen is one of my favourite actors (an understatement), and he can project a range of serious characters. Yet, he is completely different as a person – he is quite a funny dude. Thats an actors job. Gatwa, likely a great actor – has been typecast, and essentially plays himself. So many people were excited for him, my self included. I like him as an actor to play the Doctor, but he has been handled wrong. Its just a waste of talent, by RTD.

      I also feel RTD cast him for the wrong reasons. The right choice, for the wrong reasons. I used to really look up yo RTD, i really did – but my opinions of him have done a 180 over the 60th, the more and more behind the scenes i see of him, he sounds so condescending.

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2024 - 2:03pm

      yes, and it becoming impossible to moderate on new articles to individual expectations on a site like this and it may well be we will just post the news but without comments in the future (merchandise unaffected).

  • AlexOswin

    January 1st, 2024 - 10:43am

    Barbie are releasing dolls of the 15th Doctor and Ruby Sunday.

    There’s listings going around on Instagram for Mattel’s 2024 collector dolls. It’s picked up by usually reliable accounts so it’s probably genuine.

    • anon

      January 1st, 2024 - 4:42pm

      Any leads to these Instagram details?

    • Alex Oswin

      January 2nd, 2024 - 7:15am

      The account @a_plastic_tan posted it first, but it’s just a listing at the moment.

    • Moodbeam

      January 3rd, 2024 - 9:55am

      I have to buy Barbie now? Urgh

    • Anon

      January 3rd, 2024 - 11:11am

      Nah moodbeam you don’t have to buy it. I certainly won’t be!

    • Moodbeam

      January 3rd, 2024 - 5:10pm

      My Doctor Who Room disagrees lol

    • Loobop

      January 4th, 2024 - 12:50pm

      i saw them both listed on ozziecollectables no photo though,i’m really annoyed they have skipped 14th and donna.

    • booboo

      January 4th, 2024 - 12:56pm

      surprised to see them at all as the last one was sold of for £10, if they think there is a big enough market for this who knows what might turn up

    • AlbertoFrog

      January 4th, 2024 - 3:38pm

      Ncuti is a Ken, surely?

    • Moodbeam

      January 4th, 2024 - 10:48pm

      I would expect Ncuti to be Ken, I’m not sure he could pull off the Barbie figure. It is interesting that they’re attempting this again after it didn’t go very well the first time but with the wider reach thanks to Disney+ maybe they’re done research and believe there will be a bigger market for these?

  • I’m batman

    December 30th, 2023 - 11:13pm

    Does anyone know where I could find a comprehensive list of classic who dvd that had a different slipcase like how the five doctors 25th anniversary had a limited edition slipcase, but revelation and genesis had that blue slipcase. Idk which others.
    And also daemons had a limited edition I think.
    Resurrection 1st edition had that rubber one and remembrance special edition had the black one.

    Any places to find these lists?

  • Rex Farrel

    December 29th, 2023 - 11:08pm

    Here’s a question: Why hasn’t Andrew Pixley got an MBE?

    Even the previous DWM editorial team didn’t want to help nominate him for one from what I’ve heard. So writing the definitive history of any TV show, setting the example for others to follow, is apparently nothing to shout about. (Nominations have to be submitted by someone who knows the person and their address, so regular “fans” can’t do it alone.)

  • Bookcollector

    December 29th, 2023 - 4:07pm

    Doctor Who Fifteen Doctors 15 Stories Paperback – 9 July 2024
    by Doctor Who (Author)
    See all formats and editions
    Discover the latest edition of this much-loved anthology, with a bonus story featuring the Fourteenth Doctor, as well as a brand-new story featuring the Fifteenth Doctor!

    This is out July 24 but unfortunately it confirms that there is only one new story, the ncuti one. The fourteenth doctor story is reprinted from the festive tales collection and was also in the 2024 annual. One new story means I’ll not be buying this.

    Fifteen wonderful tales of adventure, science, magic, monsters and time travel – featuring all fifteen Doctors – are waiting for you in this very special Doctor Who volume.

    With a bonus story starring the Fourteenth Doctor, and a brand-new, very exciting and very exclusive, new tale that will feature the Fifteenth Doctor.

    Other authors featured include: Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Naomi Alderman and Steve Cole.

    • anon

      December 30th, 2023 - 10:57am

      Why do they even bother? $$$£££££

    • Bookcollector

      December 30th, 2023 - 1:38pm

      I would buy this if they bothered to put new stories in but it just feels like a ripoff. And yes, I know I don’t have to buy it but as a collector of books and a who can it’s very difficult not to want to buy it. However the decision on this is made. I’m not buying it. I think it really might just be target doctor who books from now on along with panini and obverse books. I’ve ordered the two new novels but I may cancel them. I’m tempted to get them though and see how I feel after reading them. You can’t even wait and pick them up cheap now. I looked at some books in paperback that are between 4 and 6 years old and the average price was £10.99. Gone are the days of picking up cheap books.

  • Bookcollector

    December 29th, 2023 - 3:49pm

    Have to say 2024 will be a make or break one for me in terms of original fiction. I was disappointed by the anniversary year fiction output. I loved the target books and those will continue to be bought but the rest were varied in success.
    We had …
    Two classic story mashes. Josephine and the argonauts was great fun but rebellion on treasure island had very weak charactisation.

    The doomsday novel also suffered from weak charactisation but was fine, its main problem was the nature of the storytelling, I’m not buying anymore multimedia spanning items regardless of which doctors are in the novels.

    Evil of the daleks was great, a good target style adaptation of the repeat showing. Not one we needed but one I enjoyed.

    There was a short story collection of okay stories but only featuring one doctor (yes, I know, technically it was two but really…) which was disappointing in the anniversary year.

    Then we have the anniversary decades books which were again new who heavy. The best was the Tom Baker story, 3 were good and two I felt featured again, weak charactisation.

    So this year is make up my mind year. I’ve collected who books since I was seven, 47 years later I find myself not convinced I want to continue buying them. I stopped buying factual books after the 50th anniversary. I only buy the panini graphic novels now, not being impressed with titans artwork. The target books I will buy regardless of which stories they are. But original fiction I really am uncertain about. I’ve ordered the two original novels due out in 24 and I’ll see what else comes out (although I refuse to buy 15 doctors 15 stories unless it contains 15 new stories and not all the same ones we have bought three times before since 2013 – 11 doctors, then 12 then 13 now 15 later in the year)

    I know this may seem like a negative post but actually it’s more to do with practicality. I still love who. I will happily buy the DVDs as the series are released. I will very happily buy the target books and the panini collections. But money is tight and books are increasingly expensive. Older books which should be cheaper are even more expensive nowadays so waiting for the price to drop is often pointless now. I’ve ordered the target hardback of church on ruby road but it will be the only one I buy in that format. The fact that they didn’t just publish it in paperback with the three 60th anniversary books is very annoying. So paperback only in future.

    I still love who but its shocking how much stuff I’ve stopped buying over the years. I no longer buy the magazine, the audio CDs (BBC or big finish), toys (figures etc) or any other merchandise.

    All I buy now are…
    New DVD releases
    Fiction books (bbc)
    Fiction books (obverse)
    Fiction books (panini)

    And that’s it. And potentially it may be even less if I stick to just the target books range in future. Anyone else cut right back?

    • The Fishmonger

      December 29th, 2023 - 6:34pm

      Yes book Collector, I’ve cut right back now as well.
      -Target novels
      -Character Option figures
      – Vinyl records
      Everything else is on a case-by-case basis. I collected Eagelemoss but I have no great desire to step aboard the Master Replica express. Cost of living pressures play a part I suppose

  • Paul McGann

    December 28th, 2023 - 8:33pm

    Weird how we got a 14th Doctor figure about 10 months before his first episode aired. Now we’ve already had 15s first episode, and there’s not even an announcement for a figure.

    • Anon

      December 29th, 2023 - 8:53am

      The 14th dr was a very easy retooling job whereas ncuti is a completely new figure to make

    • The Outcast

      December 29th, 2023 - 2:09pm

      That was based on the end of Power of the Doctor, an episode that aired a month prior to the announcement of that set. I suspect will get a Gatwa figure announced next month, about a month after his first appearance in the show.

    • pupbenny

      December 31st, 2023 - 3:19pm

      I think it’s a shame we didn’t get more 60th Anniversary figures (and I’m presuming won’t now). Well, I just want The Toymaker. Guess I’ll have to make a toy of The Toymaker. 😉

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2023 - 3:41pm

      I don’t know if anything was planned but as co would have been off over Xmas and new year there would a have no one there to announce anything, see what happens next week

  • Euan Bird

    December 27th, 2023 - 2:58pm

    Anyone know if there is going to be a Doctor Who magazine 2024 yearbook?

    • Robert Sienicki

      January 23rd, 2024 - 1:27pm

      Yes. On Thursday (25/01/2024). It’s on the Panini website, but somehow wasn’t announced on Social Media yet.

  • Anon

    December 25th, 2023 - 7:04pm

    Richard Franklin aka Mike yates has passed away. RIP.

    • Bookcollector

      December 25th, 2023 - 7:19pm

      Goodbye captain Yates, splendid chap…

    • The Fishmonger

      December 25th, 2023 - 10:22pm

      Oh no, sad news indeed. RIP Captain

    • anon

      December 26th, 2023 - 1:10am

      Oh, that’s sad. I knew he hadn’t been well for the last few years. RIP.

    • Auton

      December 26th, 2023 - 8:38am

      Very sad news, he will certainly be missed. I just hope he didn’t suffer too much from his illness. Rest in Peace Richard Franklin

  • SV7

    December 23rd, 2023 - 4:40pm

    Hi booboo, I was wondering if there are any plans to add the new Underwater Menace DVD & Steelbook releases to the classic DVD list? Thank you and have a great Christmas! 🙂

    • booboo

      December 24th, 2023 - 5:27am

      Yes they have be all been sent over to add

  • Danny

    December 22nd, 2023 - 7:59pm

    A question which has always bugged me “does Mark Strickson appear in the Prentenders 2000 miles music video which turned 40 this year?”. I can’t seem to find anything to suggest that it is him uncredited or otherwise?

    • Dave

      December 23rd, 2023 - 11:03am

      no thats not him

    • Anon

      December 23rd, 2023 - 12:49pm

      Hes in the George c. Scott film version of A Christmas Carol as the young Ebenezer.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      January 1st, 2024 - 11:36am

      But Tom Baker does play the Ferryman in the video to “Don’t Pay the Ferryman” by Chris de Burgh.

  • pupbenny

    December 21st, 2023 - 11:03pm

    The Daleks in colour just released a steelbook cover or something I think.

  • anon

    December 19th, 2023 - 1:28am

    Just received my Steiff 60th Anniversary 1st Doctor Bear today & it’s very nice I must admit! What’s even more interesting was a new Steiff 4th Doctor advertising poster in the box due for 2024.

    • Who Knows

      December 19th, 2023 - 8:22am

      Is there a way we could see this advert please?

    • anon

      December 19th, 2023 - 2:20pm

      I could send an email with a picture of it to Booboo?

    • Who Knows

      December 19th, 2023 - 3:57pm

      that would be greatly appreciated – thank you very much

    • anon

      December 19th, 2023 - 7:54pm

      @Booboo: Would you like me to send you the picture?

    • booboo

      December 21st, 2023 - 10:50am

      can do

    • Who Knows

      December 27th, 2023 - 11:02am

      hi, any updates on this – would be grateful

    • Who Knows

      December 31st, 2023 - 3:56pm

      hi, any updates on this – would be grateful

    • anon

      February 22nd, 2024 - 11:47am

      Previous Buyers of the Dr Who 60th. Bear have been sent out a Pre-Registration form to reserve their 4th. Doctor Bear. Obviously a quality Product again, as it’s being produced by Steiff & a Limited Edition of only 1,974 in honour of the year the 4th. Doctor made his first appearance.

  • The Destroyer of Worlds

    December 18th, 2023 - 4:16pm

    Anyone else think we’re not gonna get any figures for the 60th specials at all, and that we might not even get a Ruby for the new era either (at least not till 2025 at the earliest)?

    Cause with how bad Character have been lately and the lack of literally any merch news, it seems like it.

    • pupbenny

      December 18th, 2023 - 4:51pm

      It seems so, which is unfortunate. I’m shocked they didn’t release a waistcoated 14th Doctor. The next CO Exclusive will probably be another cosplay item, the 15th Doctor “Sonic Screwdriver”, I bet. It’s utterly dismaying how lackluster the 60th anniversary has been, in my opinion.

    • Blueboy

      December 18th, 2023 - 4:53pm

      We might get them with Master replicas 1:21 figurines. There still time for character to reveal a new set in 2024. Might even get a goblin or 2.

    • Pjd94

      December 18th, 2023 - 6:18pm

      Whatever happened to the supposed John Bishop figure?

    • pupbenny

      December 19th, 2023 - 12:25am

      There was gonna be an Evil Dan figure!?!? :O

    • ..

      December 30th, 2023 - 12:10am

      A twin pack with waistcoat 14 and the toy maker would be such a good seller, surely adding Donna to that would be fairly easy considering no re tooling needed , even once you have a toymaker figure you can do a lot with that considering all of his outfits etc

  • Anon

    December 16th, 2023 - 11:58am

    I can confirm that the children in need segment is not included. Very disappointing.

    • anon

      December 18th, 2023 - 2:37am

      @Gordon: Gordon do you have any guesses where/when the CIN Skaro segment may turn up?

    • Anon

      December 18th, 2023 - 3:08pm

      It could be a case of not being able to release it commercially

    • Anon

      December 18th, 2023 - 5:51pm

      This could be similar to the dimensions in time segments and there is a Matt Smith short featuring einstein that was never released as well. The daleks may also mean it can’t be released if they only appeared with permission for the cin night. It may be on YouTube but it may be blocked for commercial release.

  • cosmosboy98

    December 13th, 2023 - 6:02pm

    Look at this post on Facebook

    Would the 1:13 scale of these be in scale with the CO 14th Doctor 5inch figure?


    • The Outcast

      December 14th, 2023 - 3:36am

      Yes – you can see them being held by that 10th Doctor figure in the photos.

    • Doctor Stu

      December 14th, 2023 - 11:01am

      Wow that website really isn’t supposed to be selling that stuff is it, not with those image titles

    • anon

      December 17th, 2023 - 2:58am

      Can you please explain why not?

    • Not a BBC Lawyer

      December 17th, 2023 - 11:55am

      Copyright, licence, lack of, etc…

  • Anon

    December 11th, 2023 - 9:20pm

    I hope everone who wants to join MR for that continued collection have got £90 spare? And thats before the cost of the models.

    • Anon

      December 11th, 2023 - 9:22pm

      Exclusive 4th Doctor TARDIS included in the first drop.

    • booboo

      December 11th, 2023 - 9:50pm

      No thanks, i had hoped preferential treatment for those privileged to be able to afford it were long gone.

    • Anon

      December 11th, 2023 - 10:17pm

      It doesnt even say this might be just a one off membership payment. It has disgruntled and put a lot of people off.
      The paywall, the mixed drops and lack of advance Who products doesnt inspire a lot of confidence either.
      Hopefully having Ben Robinson on board we might have more bews on friday. I really had high hopes for this collection.

    • Doctor Stu

      December 14th, 2023 - 9:50am

      What collection?

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2023 - 9:55am

    • daz

      December 14th, 2023 - 11:43am

      It’s £90 per year too. Yikes.

    • Anon

      December 14th, 2023 - 11:51am

      There would need to be plenty of ‘exclusive’ drops to justify paying that.

    • anon

      December 14th, 2023 - 12:47pm

      as I’ve said before ‘Once bitten, twice shy’…

  • Bookcollector

    December 11th, 2023 - 2:04pm

    Don’t know if this is something you would be interested in booboo

  • daz

    December 10th, 2023 - 2:42pm

    New 15th Sonic revealed today on DW social media pages.

    Guess we’ll have the toy available to buy tomorrow from CO?

    Hoping for some 60th figures too still.

    • anon

      December 10th, 2023 - 6:40pm

      Just seen a pic of the 15th sonic. Wonder if that will be available before the new season starts?

    • The Living Shadow

      December 10th, 2023 - 7:06pm

      Hahaha my thoughts (and hopes) exactly! I hope we see more figures in this era, especially with production being so far in advance, plenty of time to have toys out on time, but I can see why the franchise might seem a tad risky for retailers after so long with little merchandise

  • Rosie

    December 10th, 2023 - 12:31pm

    Is there any sort of newsletter I could subscribe to for updates on collectibles? I would love to buy the 15th Doctor’s screwdriver when it gets released but I have no clue what sort of channels I could subscribe to in order to find out when that will actually happen & be able to snag it up in time! Or are there socials I could try checking every day? Thanks

    • booboo

      December 10th, 2023 - 5:36pm

      check the merchandise front page of this site everyday and you won’t miss a thing

  • anon

    December 8th, 2023 - 8:31am

    still no sign of standard season 17 bluray boxset and there is a picture featured in SFX.

    • Gordon

      December 8th, 2023 - 9:04am

      It will be going up for pre order shortly within the next week or so. There was an advert for it in the new dwm

    • Anon

      December 8th, 2023 - 10:45am

      Ithink thats where i saw it Gordon. I knew it was December. I think then it will be june next year when season 22 is released.

    • Steve B

      December 8th, 2023 - 1:34pm

      Thank you, Gordon, that’s good to know. Because there had been no sign of it, I recently emailed BBC Studios to ask if the standard edition range had been cancelled. They replied saying it was continuing, but gave me no date for season 17.

    • Anon

      December 8th, 2023 - 2:39pm

      Standard editions 22 and 2 to look forward to next year.

  • MJS

    December 7th, 2023 - 1:35pm

    I’ve just heard that in January, a hardback target novelisation of The Church on Ruby Road will be made available.

    • booboo

      December 7th, 2023 - 1:37pm

      these has been a listing on amazon for a while that might be it and these on Penguin

    • Nasterya

      December 7th, 2023 - 7:07pm

      The date works with the Amazon listing as well, in DWM 598 it says the novelisation will be released on January 25th. Is there only one other ‘mystery’ book listing (May 9th, by Georgia Cook)?

    • Nasterya

      December 7th, 2023 - 7:14pm

      Oops, sorry I just followed the link and found the 3rd one. UM must be Uma McCormack I guess… Perhaps a Fifteenth Doctor novel? Crossing my fingers.

  • FH

    December 6th, 2023 - 12:51pm

    ‘We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.’ That’s new!

    • booboo

      December 6th, 2023 - 12:54pm

      updated guidelines, its always been at the bottom now its at the top.

  • Pamela

    December 2nd, 2023 - 6:54pm

    Why not have a series where the TARDIS…lands on the TARDIS from a different era/dimension etc?
    Could be most interesting.

    • anon

      December 3rd, 2023 - 2:01pm

      I also wondered if a story would revolve around that idea? Or if the Tardis landed onto an evil Tardis & occupants? Or that the Doctor & Companion really got lost deeper into the Tardis than ever before?

  • Snowman

    December 2nd, 2023 - 5:20pm

    The Terileptil Android is showing as in Stock again on Robert Harrops Site.

  • anon

    November 30th, 2023 - 6:36pm

    Sorry, this was for @Sam

  • anon

    November 30th, 2023 - 6:35pm

    Your best bet is ebay & it really come’s down to the actual condition of the said game. Again, ebay being such a worldwide market could bring a premium. Your best bet is to do your own research & do a deep dive into the internet. Price again would rely on what current copies of the game are available & again, what the actual condition is?

  • Sam

    November 30th, 2023 - 3:49pm

    Hi there,
    I’m moving house and found a Dr.who game, it’s Dr.who and the darleks, by Peter Pan playthings from 1965, it’s still in the box and the game is in Mint condition, could anyone help me on price or intrested in offering me anything?? Please reply and I can send pictures. Thanks

    • The DR.

      November 30th, 2023 - 7:08pm

      I don’t think you’ll be able to sell stuff on this site.

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