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May 22nd, 2018 42 comments

Doctor Who Energy of the Daleks LP Sainsbury’s Exclusive

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The exclusive blue coloured vinyl of Doctor Who Energy Of the Daleks by Big Finish will go on sale this Friday, 25th May. It will be priced at £18.

Coming soon to a Sainsbury’s near you, Doctor Who: Energy of the Daleks will be available for the first time on vinyl record. So keep an eye out for this special new vinyl from the time of the Fourth Doctor!

In an exclusive deal with Sainsbury’s supermarket, from the 25th of May Sainsbury’s will be stocking a strictly limited pressing of Energy of the Daleks on blue 180gm heavyweight vinyl. They will be available in participating stores only, and limited to 1,500 units.

A spokesperson from Sainsburys said: “We’re really excited to be stocking something as iconic as the Doctor in our stores, so to have Energy of the Daleks in a limited run on blue vinyl is a massive treat for us.”

The Daleks take on Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor in this Doctor Who full-cast audio drama from 2012, which takes place between The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Horror of Fang Rock, both broadcast on BBC One in 1977.

For availability please Contact Sainsbury’s

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  • prototype dalek

    May 30th, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Just got one today from my local store in Rugby, just one left in now. Also my number is 111/1500

  • John Hunter

    May 29th, 2018 - 6:40pm

    Two left in Stirling,my wife said she got me one and left the others

    • booboo

      May 29th, 2018 - 6:51pm

      Many fine memories of sterling (university)

      glad some people are leaving some behind for fellow collectors

  • Steve

    May 29th, 2018 - 6:09pm

    1 left at Cheshire Oaks Sainsburys

  • Sonic doctor

    May 29th, 2018 - 12:03pm

    Got mine today in the Matlock shop and there is still one left

  • Poshboy

    May 28th, 2018 - 11:15pm

    None in Blackpool. Told me nearest store stocking this is in Liverpool. Sucks!
    Spoke to Customer Services at store near Mum’s in Reading, helpful assistant told me 2 more were being delivered on Wednesday – so don’t despair if you couldn’t get one, there may be more coming.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    May 28th, 2018 - 10:24am

    Thanks for the info about Hitch Hikers coming out on vinyl. The fantastic first series has long been a favourite of mine, so very tempted.

  • Alan

    May 26th, 2018 - 11:09pm

    Didn’t have time to check before work. First store I checked only had the empty space where they would have been. I checked with customer service afterwards just in case they had some hidden. She knew nothing of the vinyls.
    Was surprised to find they were still in-stock at gone 7pm when j finally got to my local shop.
    Interesting to note that neither of these were in the main vinyl section but tucked with the CDs.

  • James

    May 26th, 2018 - 2:57pm

    Got mine today so glad I found it. I went to one sainsburys yesterday but couldn’t find it.

  • nick rich

    May 26th, 2018 - 2:37am

    no chance my Sainsburys will have it Tonbridge kent I really wanted some on e bay already £25 and one for£50 out of order they should have done them so every one could get a copy grrrrrrrr

    • MJS

      May 26th, 2018 - 8:29am

      Whilst I agree it’d be nice if everyone who wanted one could get one, the idea behind a ltd edition is to get footfall into the stores, and by all accounts it was successful!

  • Type40

    May 26th, 2018 - 2:27am

    Happy to say that this has joined my collection. Great item.

  • Paul Armstrong

    May 25th, 2018 - 11:49pm

    Picked up the last on from Team Valley, Gateshead

  • Doctor Mysterio

    May 25th, 2018 - 6:55pm

    Half hour drive there and half hour back before work this morning to Hempsted Valley, the nearest large Sainsburys. Got there around 9am and picked up the last copy.
    The confused lady at the self checkout asked me why everyone was buying Doctor Who records that morning.
    I hope future editions are in larger numbers so everyone has an opportunity to purchase.

  • Chris Balcombe

    May 25th, 2018 - 3:28pm

    The larger Sainsburys stores were given between 3 and 5 copies only, and they were quickly snapped up today (Friday). Multiple buying was allowed. You weren’t able to reserve a copy by phone….you had to go in and buy it. At £18.00, it looks very nice.
    Some stores hadn’t put them out on the Vinyl display shelves, so you needed to ask if they had any in the stockroom.
    Already a few on Ebay I see, reaching £25 and climbing!

  • DoctorFan

    May 25th, 2018 - 2:52pm

    My copy was waiting for me after a 35 minute walk from school

  • Rikki Krystal

    May 25th, 2018 - 1:45pm

    Got mine from kidderminster.
    It’s awesome.

  • Mark

    May 25th, 2018 - 12:06pm

    I got mine from my local (Hedge End) Sainsbury’s this morning. Displayed with the other vinyl. No restrictions. Two left after I picked up mine.

    • Chris Balcombe

      May 25th, 2018 - 3:29pm

      That’s where I got mine! Last one.

    • The Monitor

      May 25th, 2018 - 5:14pm

      I got to Hedge End by 1.40 and all sold out. A friend of mine got there later and was told 15 people had asked for it in the last hour. Hedge End is a massive shop and I gambled of all the Sainsburys, it would have one. I drove 20 miles to another one which had four copies; a smaller Sainsburys.

      Lovely product, which is the main thing. Not that it will ever get opened.

    • Ollie

      May 25th, 2018 - 8:52pm

      Funny, I got there before 8am on my way to work as I’m a school teacher and I had to get some lunch. So just thought I’d have a quick look down entertainment aisle but none on the LP stand. So reckon you got guys got lucky as I’d have probably bought one if available.

    • Mark

      May 26th, 2018 - 1:25am

      Ollie, did you look on the rack (at the top) or the cardboard stand set slightly away from the racks? I went in just after 9 on Friday morning, looked at the cardboard stand first, then spotted the Who ones at the top on the actual rack. Nearly missed it myself.

  • Herr Dokter, esq.

    May 25th, 2018 - 11:15am

    Got it today. It looks amazing.

  • 100,000BC

    May 25th, 2018 - 10:36am

    From their Facebook live video: If this sells well they would like to do “a lot more” and we may see more news on this very soon (possibly in DWM)…

    • Doctor Mysterio

      May 25th, 2018 - 6:49pm

      Hopefully in bigger numbers. Maybe The Renaissance Man next.

  • 6sek

    May 22nd, 2018 - 6:31pm

    Is it just 1 per customer?

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2018 - 10:24pm

      I’d imagine so. They are probably aware of eBay scalpers and stuff. Especially as its a limited number

    • The Legend Doctor

      May 25th, 2018 - 12:43am

      Self Checkouts.

    • MJS

      May 25th, 2018 - 7:57am

      At the time of writing, it is NOT limited to one per customer.

  • DalekAgent

    May 22nd, 2018 - 11:42am

    Is this and the other Doctor Who vinyls worth getting even though i dont have a vinyl player, i just think there really nice collectible items

    • booboo

      May 22nd, 2018 - 12:29pm

      they look nice framed if you have room

  • Anonymous

    May 21st, 2018 - 6:32pm

    Big Finish’s news item on this today seems to mention everything but the price…is it likely to be around £25-£35, similar to the Record Store Day releases?

    • James Woods

      May 21st, 2018 - 8:50pm

      Could be, but then again BF usually sell Vinyl editions for £80 so who knows…?

    • booboo

      May 22nd, 2018 - 11:15am

      its £18

  • the_4th_doc

    May 21st, 2018 - 10:00am

    Release date is May 25th for anyone who wants it

    • the_4th_doc

      May 21st, 2018 - 10:01am

      Limited to 1,500 units


    May 17th, 2018 - 1:43pm

    This story does really look great with the new format cover

  • Matt

    May 17th, 2018 - 1:10pm

    What a time to be a store manager for Sainsbury’s and have staff discount 😉 I’ll keep an ear out in case I hear any news about them coming in etc.

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2018 - 1:13pm

      yes let us know

    • MJS

      May 17th, 2018 - 3:22pm

      What about places where the nearest Sainsbury’s don’t stock vinyl? Can you get your local store to order it in for you?

  • Anonymous

    May 17th, 2018 - 7:51am

    I wonder why you have to ask for this, rather than buying it online in a listing

    • booboo

      May 17th, 2018 - 8:23am

      I dont think they (Sainsbury’s) sell any of their Vinyls on-line

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