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  • pupbenny

    April 9th, 2024 - 6:30pm

    I’m hoping the Friends & Foes set will include the figure that’s been leaked and circulating on eBay the past month or so. Not sure if I’m allowed to say what it is. 🙂

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    • booboo

      April 9th, 2024 - 7:10pm

      If you mean the Movellans thats 2 in a set with the Bomb Dalek which is a CO online exclusive.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GKRHsr9WgAAVK8m?format=jpg&name=900×900

    • pupbenny

      April 9th, 2024 - 7:34pm

      No I mean the Brigadier figure from (I think) Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/116077422856

      There’s been a few of them popping up the past two months which makes me wonder if there’s a reason for that, such as being featured in the friends and foes set.

    • booboo

      April 9th, 2024 - 8:10pm

      hadn’t seen that must admit

    • John

      April 10th, 2024 - 9:50am

      What’s the difference in the figure to the other jumper wearing one?

    • booboo

      April 10th, 2024 - 9:56am

      no hat?

    • pupbenny

      April 10th, 2024 - 12:59pm

      Plus a slightly different colour scheme. (Olive trousers instead of green, black gloves instead of brown, brown matte shoes instead of glossy black, etc.) I’d say the no hat is a pretty significant change though. When I picture the Brigadier I always picture him without a hat, so was surprised around half a year ago when I looked into Brigadier figures and realised they’d never done a hatless version.
      Seemingly, these have actually been around for a few years with Al Dewar apparently saying that they’re unofficial figures that someone from the factory was making and flogging them. Whether that’s true or not, who knows. But multiple of them have been turning up for sale lately, so it makes you wonder why they’re suddenly turning up now.

    • Mr Exterminate

      April 10th, 2024 - 1:05pm

      Me too! I love all the action figures and I’m looking forward to the movellans!! I really hope one day there would be a Barbara to go with Ian ❤️

    • Vladnag

      April 10th, 2024 - 6:03pm

      I hope this Brigadier isn’t part of the three pack, with pretty much an identical figure available in the recent UNIT set, and another variant in the 1970s set I feel like anyone can already get a copy of the character fairly cheap. Unless it’s a re-release of the fully kitted up Three Doctors version I’d consider another Brig a wasted slot.

  • Vladnag

    April 4th, 2024 - 3:21pm

    Is there any danger of battery corrosion on the Sound FX Daleks if I keep them in their box? I bought 2 of them to open as i’m usually a loose collector, but as my collection is mostly stored away I figured i’d keep them sealed until I have room to display them. They’d most likely be in the attic or under a bed so they’d be out of sunlight in a cool/dry place

    I’m just worried there might be some damage over time if I don’t open them up now and remove their batteries!

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    • booboo

      April 4th, 2024 - 3:44pm

      Luck of the drawer i think, batteries can leak and write off an item, corroded contacts etc, i have had that happen.

    • GA

      April 5th, 2024 - 12:29am

      If I recall correctly from when they were on sale in Tescos, they should have tab between the batteries

    • Anon

      April 5th, 2024 - 9:05am

      Batteries can still leak causing damage even with tabs still in.

  • Pjd94

    April 4th, 2024 - 12:23pm

    What do we all know of the “Ruins Of Skaro” Co exclusive set? Seen the pics on X, just wondering when there will be an official announcement and release date…

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    • Judooning

      April 4th, 2024 - 12:30pm

      Some people saying end of the month possibly into May. Looks like the dalek has new tooling on the mesh as the bombs are now attached to the slats rather than the mesh itself. Different positions too

    • Aber

      April 4th, 2024 - 1:27pm

      The Movellans look excellent too. An interesting and inventive set.

    • daz

      April 4th, 2024 - 1:47pm

      CO usually only announce exclusives just before they have them in the UK ready to dispatch.

      They might bring it forward as a pre-order due to the leaks though.

      I imagine Army Builders will go mad for this one to recreate the Dalek Movellan War.

    • booboo

      April 4th, 2024 - 2:01pm

      Images are from China i think might be some time off before delivery

      for those who want to see it cats out of the bag and all over social media so no point in hiding it

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GKRHsr9WgAAVK8m?format=jpg&name=900×900

    • Vladnag

      April 4th, 2024 - 3:16pm

      That looks amazing! Really excited about all the exclusives that Al has alluded to.
      I wonder what the Price will be, if 2 Daleks is usually the same as 3 figures i’m guessing 1 Dalek and 2 figures will be more than a usual 3 pack?

    • The Outcast

      April 4th, 2024 - 3:30pm

      It’ll probably be about fourty quid – the new tooling on the Movellans will cost a lot more than anything in a B&M set.

    • Snowman

      April 4th, 2024 - 4:25pm

      Surprised this is yet another Online Exclusive. I thought The Movellan might end up in a B&M Exclusive this year. I know it’s New Tooling of “One” Figure but the B&M Sets have been know to include New Figures every once on a while. (New Heads, Wraps Etc). Ah Well.

    • FH

      April 4th, 2024 - 11:36pm

      Well, I’ll be darned. The Who-influencers were right about it being a Movellan 2-pack. Well I know when to eat humble pie! Interesting set.

    • The Outcast

      April 5th, 2024 - 2:43am

      The amount of new tooling on the Movellan figures basically guaranteed they were an exclusive, really don’t know why anyone thought they’d be B&M figures.

      I shall be picking one of these sets up upon the official announcement. Given the set is complete, I can’t imagine it’ll be too far off.

    • FH

      April 5th, 2024 - 5:17pm

      I doubt it’ll be forty quid, they simply would hardly sell any if that was the case. They’re still trying to sell three Silurians for fifteen. I’m guessing it’ll be thirty, but I think a more reasonable price would be £25, like the Mechanus set.

  • Tom Williams

    April 3rd, 2024 - 8:21pm

    Curious question is it worth getting season 19 next or season 2 as what would be the main rarest blu ray ?

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    • daz

      April 3rd, 2024 - 8:44pm

      Season 19 Limited Edition is one of the rarest now hence its high price.

      Season 2 is pretty much sold out too though.

    • Tom Williams

      April 4th, 2024 - 11:13pm

      Thanks daz I lost out recent on eBay too season 2 auction they go for 100 odd now so just brought it instead sealed used too have it when it first came out but sold it which now regret

  • Bookcollector

    March 23rd, 2024 - 1:32pm

    2024 is the 30th anniversary of Shakedown – Return of the Sontarans. Come on… it’s time it had a DVD release!

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    • Gordon

      March 23rd, 2024 - 6:45pm

      Big finish owns the rights to it. Don’t take it as a guarantee but Jason Haigh-Ellery Said at gallifrey one that he would look into it.

      Could be a while depending on if there is any legal tape around a physical release and also producing a release which may possibly include restoration and extras.

    • Bookcollector

      March 23rd, 2024 - 6:52pm

      I don’t mind waiting (I’ve waited 24 years already!) but sooner rather than later would be nice. Considering the low budget, limited time and restricted locations I was always impressed with what was managed. The effects were decent for 1994 on the budget and it has a good cast too. And it’s by the late, great uncle Terrance.
      Cheers for the info Gordon.

  • booboo

    March 20th, 2024 - 3:53pm

    Part works Build a Dalek, seems to only be in “test” areas at the moment.

    https://dalek.hachettepartworks.com/

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    • FH

      March 20th, 2024 - 4:26pm

      Wow, that does look epic and the most versatile RC Dalek officially produced (think they could’ve shown it off better in the trailer) but then again for £1666.61 it should be.

    • daz

      March 20th, 2024 - 4:55pm

      Although it looks good it is expensive at £1664.60 overall.

    • JP2000

      March 20th, 2024 - 5:39pm

      There’s the option to subscribe on their website… however, if the magazine doesn’t perform well in the “test area”, does this mean any future issues are cancelled?

      Also, because it is only being released in a “test area” at the moment, if the magazine becomes successful and is re-released across the country, would subscribers receive duplicate copies of the first few issues?

    • booboo

      March 20th, 2024 - 6:45pm

      it will come out, its to judge how many are produced but there may be a big gap after the first few issues to full production as happened with EM.

      Bear in mind with 140 issues if things start to go wrong as with EM you may have forked out £100’s for something that might never get completed

    • Mr. Greel

      March 20th, 2024 - 8:57pm

      Plus cost of binders @ £10.99 (7 – first free to subscribers) and there is mention of special issues too (prices not given). Also can’t see price remaining @ £11.99 for over 2 and half years.
      Would be great to have complete but would be terrible if ended early due to lack of sales or any company problem as with Eaglemoss. Hope everything works out for anyone who goes ahead and gets it ok but have decided not to get it.

    • Cully’s Pal

      March 20th, 2024 - 11:48pm

      Its going to be a big build…. but Im afraid Big Chief and Eaglemoss are both ringing nasty bells still.

    • Weeping Angel

      March 21st, 2024 - 1:25am

      If says that you can cancel the subscription at any time within 28 days of notice, so could you get the free merchandise offer and then cancel it?

    • The Unlicensed Physician

      March 21st, 2024 - 8:02am

      Weeping Angel: If you want to stop buying the mag after you’ve received the deliveries with gifts, then yes. (But if you’re thinking you’ll get all the free stuff before any magazines arrive, then no, they ain’t that daft – you’ll be paying for four to eight issues even if you cancel immediately.)

    • anon

      March 21st, 2024 - 12:26pm

      It looks very nice! But I cannot justify the price or the fact that it may not reach 140 Issues.

  • mick

    March 18th, 2024 - 3:49pm

    looks like all 4 B&M sets are due late august early september

    resurrection of the daleks £21.99
    friends and foes £21.99
    parting of the ways £21.99
    deluxe davros set £12.99

    6 digit codes are now live.

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    • daz

      March 18th, 2024 - 6:17pm

      Davros is definitely The Emperor version as Al said it is out this year.

    • FH

      March 18th, 2024 - 6:23pm

      I think the one I’m most excited for is the friends and foes and that’s just because it’s a mystery what it might be lol.

    • Doctor Stu

      March 18th, 2024 - 7:47pm

      I wouldn’t get your hopes up it’ll literally be a re released Doctor and a few existing monsters, we know there’s talk of a ruth Doctor with glasses, wouldn’t be surprised if it was just her and a weeping angel. Shove Yaz in there with a different colour jacket

    • FH

      March 18th, 2024 - 10:36pm

      That’s definitely possible, but a few of these kinds of sets have been pretty good. The ones that gave us the Romanas for instance. I know it’s a long shot and I’m probably going to be disappointed but there’s a CHANCE it might be something really good. I don’t really see any indication of there being any new tooling necessary for the other three sets, so MAYBE they put it into this set and gave us something really good and new. Possibly. We’ll see.

    • daz

      March 19th, 2024 - 12:13am

      If booboo allows this link you’ll hear all about CO/B&M, Toy Fair, focus on 2023+ going forward, Liz Shaw and young Third Doctor figures in a few years etc…

      https://youtu.be/jVcWkOCa2Cc?si=rI0cMRR2ZreCF2Yy

    • The Outcast

      March 19th, 2024 - 8:35am

      The three-pack won’t contain a Fugitive Doctor. The glasses version was a hypothetical future variant, not something that’s actually on the cards.

      And whilst the three-pack won’t be anything entirely new (e.g. we’re not getting 2013 Cybermen or something), usually we get one or two new heads/bits, so there’ll likely be something new in there.

    • John

      March 19th, 2024 - 2:01pm

      There could be a Movellan in there as we know its been prototyped.

    • FH

      March 19th, 2024 - 3:31pm

      Oooooh yeah, I forgot about the Movellan picture… okay, well I’m assuming that’s what it is then, a Movellan 3-pack.
      Some folks on Twitter were saying about the picture that it ‘obviously won’t be a 3-pack’, which made no sense at all considering the picture literally showed 3 Movellans. They said it wouldn’t be a three-pack because ‘two of them have exactly the same paintjobs’ which, in my opinion, wasn’t true, they were all blatantly painted differently so I don’t know what this ‘expert’ was on about. Who-influencers grind my gears with their know-it-all attitude, that’s for sure.

    • Martino

      March 19th, 2024 - 4:44pm

      From the get-go with the original Classic Wave 1, Character Options has always surprised and delighted me, and have continued to wow me with the variety of its ‘budget’ releases. What would I like to see in the Friends and Foes pack? Well, the paintwork on my ‘Revenge’ Cybermen has been crumbling for years, and this iconic Cyberman is crying out for a re-release…

    • FH

      March 19th, 2024 - 5:28pm

      Oh wait, I just realised the title ‘Friends & Foes’ would indicate it probably wouldn’t be what was in the leaked picture… Okay, I’m excited again. Also, I’m really excited about the Parting Of The Ways set. If they go that extra mile with new tooling for a PROPER Dalek Emperor guard, I will be very happy.

    • John

      March 21st, 2024 - 2:10pm

      FH We had an emperor guard back in 2013 in the new tooling but it didn’t have the big tool thing.

  • Tom Williams

    March 16th, 2024 - 8:26pm

    To my surprise today in Brighton I found in a antique shop the old classic dr who sets 2nd dr and cyberman coloured the 4th dr seeds off domb set the 1st edition off Daleks set even some amazing rare figures that was single ones and the regeneration 4th dr sealed one

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  • Gavrok

    March 15th, 2024 - 9:08pm

    Does anyone know the last time Target books for Kindle were reduced? I bought the two Dalek stories by Saward for 99p a while ago and wondered if I have missed any recent sales.

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  • FH

    March 9th, 2024 - 4:06pm

    Is there a reason CO said they’d never release the Troughton fur coat from the Five Doctors figure? Expenses maybe? Just seems odd to me considering they released the Abominable Snowman version, as an exclusive, yet instantly ruled out releasing a Five Doctors variant, I assume to keep it an exclusive.

    Yet now their idea of how exclusive an online exclusive is seems to have changed what with Al casually saying on launch that the Fugitive Doctor will hopefully get a variant, with a tiny change at that. (Which, arguably, has hurt the sales of the Fugitive Doctor set, or been a contributing factor.)

    All I’m saying is I’m pretty sure no one who got the Abominable Snowman set would’ve objected to a Five Doctors version. It’d have been considerably different. Now I’ll have to make a custom to complete ‘The Five Doctors’ I have lol.

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    • Snowman

      March 9th, 2024 - 4:20pm

      Yes I’m sure it was to keep the original Exclusive. I should imagine it would have Greatly affected sales of the Original Set if CO had mention the Five Doctors Variant would be coming out later in the year (maybe even in a B&M Exclusive Set) I should imagine loads of people would have held off buying to purchase the Other variant (Maybe at a Discount price).

    • Martino

      March 10th, 2024 - 1:13pm

      Have I missed something? Has there been an announcement of a new Second Doctor set?

  • daz

    March 7th, 2024 - 11:49am

    For those who don’t buy the animations as they are waiting for their inclusion in the Season sets, The Abominable Snowman is now on the iPlayer if you are in the UK.

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  • Bookcollector

    March 2nd, 2024 - 9:00pm

    Is anyone else having issues with this site? I keep getting error establishing a database connection messages. Been happening intermittently for a few weeks now.

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    • Snowman

      March 3rd, 2024 - 7:20pm

      Yes, Yesterday I posted the same Comment half a Dozen Times thinking it had not gone through the First time because of Pages Freezing/Buffering etc.
      Don’t know if it’s this site though or just the Internet in General.

    • Snowman

      March 3rd, 2024 - 7:23pm

      I’ve had that Error message you mention aswell about Establishing a Database Connection, many times.

    • Bookcollector

      March 3rd, 2024 - 9:04pm

      Seems to be resolved again now. It only only effects the merchandise pages.

    • booboo

      March 4th, 2024 - 1:57am

      We deleted older backups that were taking up to much memory on our server

  • Anon

    February 29th, 2024 - 1:01pm

    For anyone looking, DWM has Tcuti on the cover abd there is no season 15 disc breakdown.

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    • Anon

      February 29th, 2024 - 1:04pm

      No preview from what i could see when i skipped through it. I wonder if it will get a later release date.

    • The DR.

      February 29th, 2024 - 4:59pm

      I thought he was called Ncuti?

    • Sofia Fox

      March 1st, 2024 - 9:25pm

      His name is Ncuti, OP misspelled. Also strange that the Season 15 breakdown isn’t the issue when it was advertised to be in it and it’s out on the 18th

  • mick

    February 29th, 2024 - 11:20am

    Deluxe davros set will be £12.99 so I’d imagine that being one figure. Other 3 sets are £21.99 again

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    • GallifreyCustoms

      February 29th, 2024 - 5:00pm

      Any idea on the contents of the set?

    • Snowman

      February 29th, 2024 - 5:14pm

      What’s the supposed release dates of these Mick?

    • The Outcast

      March 1st, 2024 - 7:26am

      Deluxe Davros is probably the Emperor variant on it’s own. Makes the most sense, since it’s larger than a regular Dalek, and a very sought after figure that people have been wanting to see again.

    • 76 Totter’s Lane

      March 1st, 2024 - 8:05am

      The mould for Emperor Davros was lost apparently.

    • mick

      March 1st, 2024 - 11:42am

      I don’t know yet all I know is the prices and product codes which don’t work yet.

    • Aber

      March 1st, 2024 - 5:51pm

      The mould for Emperor Davros was confirmed to be have been found by Al last year.

      Quite surprised to hear £12.99 for the Deluxe Davros set even for just one figure!

    • Martino

      March 4th, 2024 - 4:22pm

      Interesting to hear there will be a standalone Davros … I wonder if it will have a diorama backdrop? Prob not, but a ‘Delux Davros’ must have something special about it?

    • FH

      March 6th, 2024 - 2:52pm

      They found the Emperor Davros mould after so many years? They finally checked under the sofa cushions I take it?

  • MJS

    February 24th, 2024 - 7:09pm

    RIP Stuart Organ (Bazin in Dragonfire) and Mr Robson in Grange Hill

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  • Gavrok

    February 23rd, 2024 - 11:43am

    Apparently this years B&M sets have been revealed to stores:

    History of the Daleks 16 (Resurrection)
    3 Figure pack (friends & foe- unknown doctor)
    History of the daleks 17 (Parting of the Ways)
    Deluxe Davros Set

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    • booboo

      February 23rd, 2024 - 11:56am

      Bit thin on the ground, all last years sets inc Daleks sets are reduced as well.

      With the new HMRC digital reporting a lot of the high volume serial scalpers might vanish as well.

    • Alex Oswin

      February 23rd, 2024 - 4:02pm

      I was wondering if the reduced number of sets is possibly linked to a new push on general merchandise. Makes sense to focus less on the ‘budget line’ when you’re pushing/re-launching the main line.

    • mick

      February 23rd, 2024 - 7:39pm

      probably B&M losing interest in the line. the last 3 sets have sat on the shelves in my store for months with no interest at all even at the reduced price.

    • Doctor Stu

      February 24th, 2024 - 5:34pm

      Friend & Foe, translation: re released Doctor paired with random monster we had lying around

    • Anon

      February 25th, 2024 - 10:16am

      Oh Stu, you are so cynical.

    • daz

      February 25th, 2024 - 8:19pm

      You never know, it could be Fugitive Doctor in glasses paired with 2 cheaper monster figures.

      Or Romana wearing 4th Doctor Clothing along with the 2 Movellans.

    • The Outcast

      February 26th, 2024 - 3:14am

      The set title was “Friends and Foes” plural – so presumably two friends and two foes somehow.

      One thing is for certain though, it’s definitely not the Fugitive Doctor or Movellans.

    • Anonymouse

      February 26th, 2024 - 5:31pm

      B&M have IMO dug their own grave in regards to the success – or not – of this range. Poor distribution models, coupled with greedy over – expansion of new stores post – COVID and a desultory and truncated foray into online selling (this admittedly not helped by the Royal Mail strike), have resulted in a situation whereby supplies of these sets are lingering/stagnating in some parts of the country for months on end.

      Meanwhile, elsewhere there are genuine fans/collectors like me who can’t get hold of these figures in the nearest five or six branches and are now at a point where we either cannot or will not incur the expense of travelling farther afield or paying scalpers’ prices to get them from Amazon or eBay.

      The last time I ventured into my local B&M (which was just before Christmas 2022) there was hardly ANY stock on the toy section shelves, let alone the Doctor Who sets. And no, they hadn’t had a last – minute run on toy sales – the shelves had been like that for weeks. It’s been closed since October due to the floods and I think is due to re – open next month, but I won’t be queuing at the doors to get in when it does. And I can be pretty damn sure there wouldn’t be any Doctor Who figure sets available even if I did.

    • FH

      February 26th, 2024 - 6:02pm

      Are scalpers really as big of a problem as people make out? I don’t understand this as that hasn’t been my experience at all. Sure the ones that overprice are meh, but who’s really buying from them? Most of the sets I see on there (assuming they’re the recent ones) are hardly a higher price than they are in-store. I literally just casually bought the Hurndall + Dalek set for £22 on eBay the other day. (Cheapest I can see on there now is £24.99 but there were tons for £23.99 when I bought mine.) I paid 1p more than the retail price. That was including postage and packing btw, so ultimately I basically bought it for cheaper than retail price considering I didn’t waste any petrol/travel money doing so. I don’t have a B&M near me so all the sets I’ve ever gotten are from eBay and they’ve all been nice, convenient and cheap. I’m just saying, all this effort going to different stores, etc, do people never think to just look at the cheapest sets on eBay and paying the extra couple of pounds they’d have spent on travel anyway?

    • Anon

      February 26th, 2024 - 6:32pm

      Anonymouse you are complaining that your local branch hardly had any toys in but then say they had been closed due to flood damage. Perhaps that’s why they had no stock!

    • Anon

      February 26th, 2024 - 7:43pm

      It’s funny, I don’t buy these but always see loads in the various branches in my area. Mind you if I wanted them they probably would not have them!

    • Rex F

      February 27th, 2024 - 12:53am

      FH: Your method only works when there are leftover stocks that B&M sell off at a discount (it’s my method too). It’s no good if you’re a completist, or the sets you want are underproduced and/or popular (e.g. Hartnell TARDIS, earlier Daleks).

    • Martino

      February 27th, 2024 - 11:04am

      People missing the point that really these are collectables, not toys. I have collections that I’ve not been able to ‘complete’ after 20, almost 30 years. If you’re a completist, then you *do* pay what the online market says they’re worth. That’s the joy of collecting. My Dad was a collector of diecast aircraft, which can never be ‘complete’ – he spent years looking for a specific item. You chase items. You enjoy the collecting. If you don’t enjoy the hobby, you’re doing something wrong.

    • Doctor Stu

      February 29th, 2024 - 8:14pm

      Ok but no, they’re toys, you know they’re toys

  • Bookcollector

    February 23rd, 2024 - 11:14am

    RIP Pamela Salem (80)

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  • Anon

    February 20th, 2024 - 8:02pm

    Loving those new Harrop exclusive peaks. A lovely Ogron, or shouldnt that be mercenary from day of the daleks and a mummy from Pyramids with egyptian dog marker.
    Omega up for preorder March 1st.

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  • Bookcollector

    February 16th, 2024 - 8:10pm

    Church on ruby road target paperback has been delayed until January 2025 which is so annoying as it probably means no other new target books this year. Very disappointing.

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    • Rory

      February 19th, 2024 - 11:46am

      It seems odd that they would postpone a book that has already been published in hardcover. And I’m sure that I read somewhere on here that they had confirmed that Gatwa will get Targets of a couple of episodes from his first season.

      I can’t see them deciding to have no Targets published this year, what with the big push to reinvigorate the show.

    • Bookcollector

      February 19th, 2024 - 1:14pm

      I’m hoping it’s wrong and we do get more announced. Mind you I’ll not be happy if they are all hardback. Paperback only for me now on.

    • Bookcollector

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:28pm

      Should clarify. I’m not keen on the hardback target book idea simply because a, they don’t fit easily on shelving and b, when money is tight already hardback books are an unnecessary addition to the mainly paperback target range. If they were only out in hardback then yes I would buy them but considering most of the new BBC books have been direct paperbacks then I think paperbacks are the way they should be done.

  • FH

    February 16th, 2024 - 3:53pm

    It’s fascinating how the prices of the exclusive 14th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver SUNK after they were made available again, despite selling out just as quickly. I wonder if this was simply due to it no longer being the current Sonic Screwdriver. Maybe it was the reaction to the specials that caused them to be as undesired? Or simply just the hype no longer being around. Although the hype dying was a predictable metric… Just seems bizarre to me all these people that paid £200 for one that was known was only going to be around for a short while. Sure it wasn’t widely known that there would be new Sonic after the 60th but it WAS known. If you’re going to sink £200 into something you could’ve at least done some research on it beforehand.

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    • booboo

      February 16th, 2024 - 4:24pm

      its because apparently most the ones now flooding online selling platforms are counterfeit

    • FH

      February 18th, 2024 - 11:00pm

      Ooh, that’s fascinating! Just watched some videos of people reviewing the bootlegs. Weirdly, they’re not that badly made lol. The light is brighter and actually reaches the tip of the screwdriver, unlike the genuine one. But there’s obvious problems with it too. It’s bizarre to me that they go to great effort in replicating the screwdriver so perfectly, yet it metaphorically falls a part in so many basic areas.

    • Who Knows

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:05am

      so the only way to tell if the product is genuine is by the character shipper box?

    • booboo

      February 19th, 2024 - 11:36am

      whats astonishing to me is all parties involved seem to be powerless to stop it, supposed Counterfiert toys and ebay is flooded with them with loads of multiple sellers.

    • Who Knows

      February 19th, 2024 - 12:34pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgc8jhKGfFM&t=216s

      hope this helps those that are after the legitimate release.

    • booboo

      February 19th, 2024 - 12:49pm

      Things have come a long way since those “rise of the cyberman” sets.

      Someone in China has gone along way to produce a near exact bootleg of a toy.

    • daz

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:00pm

      The person(s) in china will most likely work at the factory that made the official sonic though. With access to the tooling etc.

    • booboo

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:10pm

      Things are very odd, saw a suggestion from a (overseas) retailer they bought bootlegs from same source as legitimate CO stock.

      Many sellers are also selling standard 14th, 12th and 10th sonics as well as the Ltd 14th “counterfeit” sonics, presumably all fake?

      Many are based in Poland but shipping from china, some don’t post full business address (against ebay rules) i assume ebay, CO, trading standards, BBC Studios are all trying to stamp on this with no effect so far. Many of these sellers have had the listing up for weeks.

      I’m astonished this is happening in plain site and nothing is being done.

    • Rex F

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:15pm

      Bearing in mind that so many of these things start off as CAD files now, could someone have got hold of those and used them to produce a more accurate knock off? We know the Chinese factories leak prototypes and early figures, so why not data too?

    • booboo

      February 19th, 2024 - 3:21pm

      Still have to have a factory production line set up, tooling (which costs 1000s), assembly, electronics manufacture, paint matches and masks, box manufacture and printing. This is some set up to do this and someone has gone to a lot of trouble to match the original to almost as exact copy.

  • Golden Pineapple

    February 8th, 2024 - 5:48pm

    When do DWM tend to update the competition winners on the site? Would they email beforehand to let winners know?

    Reply
  • Anon

    February 5th, 2024 - 5:24pm

    Very sad to hear of the passing of the wonderful Michael jayston.He held such authority as The Valeyard and had some of the better lines in those courtroom scenes RIP.

    Reply
  • Ty

    January 26th, 2024 - 12:49pm

    DWM pocket mags digital sale is now on – any idea when this ends?

    Reply
    • Golden Pineapple

      February 8th, 2024 - 5:47pm

      When do DWM tend to update the competition winners on the site? Would they email beforehand to let winners know?

  • The Destroyer of Worlds

    January 24th, 2024 - 11:12pm

    How come there’s no post about the stuff from Toy Fair (15, Ruby, Wrarth Warrior figures, the 15 Sonic & Beep Plush)?

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 25th, 2024 - 8:58am

      we only tend to deal with official information here and there is none.

      On top of that reading around there is a lot of uncertainty here, some were told no photos whereas others have clearly (we assume) been allowed to take them, especially of unapproved items according to the label, hearsay also suggests some of this might not even get made leading to disappointment.

      In the past items were there to drum up retailer interest and gain orders, many items shown before have never seen the light of day.

      If there is anything official or “definite” we will post it

    • Snowman

      January 25th, 2024 - 12:59pm

      I should imagine the Figures on show at the Toyfair are just Prototypes and if not enough interest is shown from Retailers the figures will never get any Tooling made and never go into Production. (Just my Two Cents).

    • booboo

      January 25th, 2024 - 1:04pm

      Most of it will come through I’m sure, even just the prototypes would have cost a considerable amount already.

      There is just no official word.

    • Moodbeam

      February 5th, 2024 - 12:52pm

      I’ll be very surprised if we don’t see 15 and Ruby as a set. The Meep as a plushie really does work but my concern is that we’ll be so far past the airing of the episode that no one will bother anymore. Same with the Wrarth. They really needed to push these out earlier and I’m surprised they didn’t considering 14’s Sonic was ready for the airing.

  • cosmosboy98

    January 24th, 2024 - 9:47am

    Does anyone have any detail/ info on the Beep the Meep in the b/g of the 15 sonic photo. is it the prop having a publicity outing? Is it an actual toy/plushie…?

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    • The Destroyer of Worlds

      January 24th, 2024 - 11:52am

      It’s an actual plush, they’re showing it to retailers in hope of there being interest to sell it.

  • Gallifreycustoms

    January 23rd, 2024 - 1:04pm

    New CO who stuff at Toyfair today:

    Wrarth warrior
    15th doctor
    Ruby Sunday
    15th doctors sonic

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    • Doctor Stu

      January 23rd, 2024 - 7:54pm

      I just want a proper Donna figure, not bothered about Ruby or Ncuti, seems daft to do the wrath warrior and no Donna, Wilf, toymaker, Meep etc

    • Anon

      January 24th, 2024 - 12:39pm

      There wasnt anything wrong with the planet of the ood Donna but agree an updated release in red jumper would be welcome.

    • pupbenny

      January 24th, 2024 - 2:40pm

      Indeed, there was nothing wrong with the planet of the ood Donna, but it’s just weird for the only figure of such an important companion to be in such a specific and bulky outfit.

    • anon

      January 25th, 2024 - 12:27am

      I will happily buy all of those & a Meep plushie if that’s available as well!

  • The Destroyer of Worlds

    January 23rd, 2024 - 12:56pm

    Character Options Figures of the 15th Doctor, Ruby (both Church on Ruby Road) and the Wrarth Warrior. As well as 15’s Sonic have been spotted at Toy Fair!

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    • Anon

      January 23rd, 2024 - 1:09pm

      Any pictures?

    • Rex F

      January 23rd, 2024 - 3:28pm

      CO have one of the biggest stands, but they’re one of the companies with screened off areas. There’s a blurry image from a video where you can make out what has to be the three figures. Don’t expect detail though, you wouldn’t know what they were without seeing the episodes. (Some nice non-Who stuff from other companies though – I didn’t realise the adult collectibles lines ended up shown at UK Toy Fair.)

    • The Outcast

      January 23rd, 2024 - 4:10pm

      There’s a pretty high quality image floating about of 15, Ruby and the Wrarth Warrior. Look really damn good, I’m excited to get my hands on those.

    • daz

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:02pm

      So, is Toy Fair about drumming up business from potential retail partners?

      So places like Argos and Smyths might order DW toys again for sale later in the year?

    • booboo

      January 23rd, 2024 - 6:38pm

      Exactly that

    • Rex F

      January 24th, 2024 - 12:37am

      I’ve seen the good pic now. They’re potentially a step up in quality, aren’t they?

    • daz

      January 24th, 2024 - 1:45pm

      Yes Rex F. The figures certainly look lovely from the photo. Fingers crossed we get them and more before the Summer or hopefully around broadcast of Season One.

  • Moodbeam

    January 20th, 2024 - 8:34pm

    I wonder if we’ll finally get some New Series Novels again? I sorely missed them after they seemingly stopped after Jodie’s first three. They were always a nice little way to add in some extra stories to a Doctor’s tenure and always looked good on display. Hopefully we’ll see them return. I love the Target books but some original material would be really nice.

    Reply
    • Bookcollector

      January 20th, 2024 - 9:01pm

      I’m the opposite now. Target only for me from now on. There are two new novels coming this year but they are £14.99 each and I’ve decided to stop getting original fiction. If they just did paperbacks I might consider it but the hardbacks are a no for me now

    • anon

      January 21st, 2024 - 1:03am

      I miss the year’s when they stopped doing the ‘Doctor Who Storybook’ which was a great companion to the yearly Doctor Who Annual. The decline of the New Series Adventures 3-Book release every year is also sadly missed.

  • Anon

    January 13th, 2024 - 2:43pm

    I would have thought church on ruby road’s DVD release would have a date by now. Especially when you consider the target book is out in twelve days!

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  • Doctorbendisco

    January 12th, 2024 - 1:40pm

    Does anyone know when character might say somthing about the 15th doctor sonic screwdriver.

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 12th, 2024 - 2:24pm

      if there is one i suspect at the toy fair next Tuesday

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