Site Menu

March 31st, 2011 198 comments

Monster Invasion launches May 2011

Doctor Who Monster Invasion

Sent to us by The BBC

Doctor Who Monster Partwork to launch May 2011

A Doctor Who partwork will launch this spring, BBC Magazines announced today, 31st March. The team behind the market-leading Top Gear Turbo Challenge partwork has produced Doctor Who: Monster Invasion, a new fortnightly partwork comprising a magazine with collectable cards aimed at an 8-12 year old audience. It will launch across the UK in early May 2011, to coincide with the return of the BBC TV series.

The launch follows a successful test in the West Country in 2010. It will be supported by a national TV advertising, print and online marketing campaign, an interactive website with games and point of sale promotions in 3,000 independent retailers.

Some of the covers from the test issues…

Part one of Doctor Who: Monster Invasion will retail at a promotional price of £1.50 (normal retail price is £2.60) and will contain: a magazine featuring an episode guide; an A-Z of monsters; an alien slamdown fold-out poster; two packs of cards; and the first section of a three-part giant poster. Parts two and three each come with one pack of cards; the first and second part of a collectable TARDIS storage box; and the remaining sections of the giant poster.

Packs of the collectable ‘monster’ cards can also be purchased separately, priced £1.50.

The type of pages to expect form the test issues…

BBC Magazines’ Head of Partworks, Ceri Murray, said: “There is a huge appetite among the pre-teen audience for the Doctor Who brand, as demonstrated by the success of our weekly Doctor Who Adventures magazine. Building on the success of Top Gear Turbo Challenge – our first ever partwork – Doctor Who: Monster Invasion gives fans the chance to learn more about the monsters from their favourite show through ‘collectables’, which are hugely popular with this age group.”

The test magazines featured “top tens” on various subjects…

Doctor Who: Monster Invasion is being distributed by Seymour and will available from all good retailers.

Sign-up Here for news and notification about the launch and to receive a regular Doctor Who Monster Invasion newsletter.

Start collecting the awesome NEW Doctor Who Monster Invasion and build up a mega-monster magazine and cool trading card collection. Every issue comes with a pack of nine trading cards and is bursting with gross alien facts, monster slamdowns and puzzles! Learn how to play brilliant games with your cards and how to use them on the Doctor Who Monster Invasion website, to bring your 3-D cards to life and unlock brilliant game bonuses! This new partwork will be launched soon, so pre-order now and be one of the first to receive it!


As with doctor Who adventures we will keep you up to date each fortnight on the latest magazine.

The cover of issue one…

Will you be buying Monster Invasion Magazine?…



Categorised under: Magazine, Monster Invasion Magazine, News, Retail

198 comments

  • The Flying Shark

    January 6th, 2016 - 4:56pm

    I got 27 of these cards given to me today by one of my friends.

    Reply
  • The Flying Shark

    November 9th, 2015 - 5:47pm

    I got 63 Monster Invasion cards (54 set 1, 9 Extreme) in the TARDIS Card Holder (complete with lid) from a charity shop on Saturday for £3.

    Reply
  • The Legend Doctor!

    February 25th, 2015 - 7:10pm

    Booboo was there a test for this because if there was is the test set cards rare?

    Reply
    • booboo

      February 25th, 2015 - 7:12pm

      yes there was a test run

    • The Legend Doctor!

      February 25th, 2015 - 7:13pm

      So the cards from that run are RARE? 🙂 If so i have a couple of them!! 😉

  • The Flying Shark

    June 22nd, 2014 - 7:12pm

    I went to Wigan Comic Con before and met Colin Baker, Paul Finch and Jeremy Bulloch. I also bought lots of merchandise, including 8 packs of Monster Invasion cards and the display box for only £6!

    Reply
  • Paris Gul

    August 9th, 2012 - 7:43pm

    were can i buy the doctor who INFINTE(but cheap)

    Reply
  • Tim

    December 20th, 2011 - 6:04pm

    How many magazines are there in this serious of monsters invasion?

    Reply
    • BOOBOO JR

      December 20th, 2011 - 6:05pm

      52, though there might be more.

  • Harry Simpson

    November 11th, 2011 - 5:13pm

    any offers with the monster invasion extreme offers?????:smile:

    Reply
  • Harry Simpson

    November 11th, 2011 - 5:10pm

    i have loads of the master 009,Judoon Captain 007,K-9 029,032 Bronze daleks, 038 stingray, 060 infostamp, 065 TARDIS, 095 Eleventh Doctor,096 Fifth doctor, 110 river song,116 Craig Owens and DON’T have 005 , 018, 026, 046, 053, 074, 080,090, 092,100,101,120,125,138,145,147. Any trade offers?

    Reply
    • The Hawk

      April 30th, 2013 - 7:41pm

      lucky you’ve got so many

  • dr truckle

    August 20th, 2011 - 9:49am

    I am :] it came out

    Reply
  • Xenia

    August 13th, 2011 - 2:28pm

    I have got double of the Alliance .
    .D

    Reply
    • IAMTHEDOCTOR11

      September 1st, 2011 - 8:20am

      I have 5 of the Alliance.

  • DoctorWho4eva

    July 29th, 2011 - 11:36am

    just brought a collector tin today and got a special edition ‘Exploding TARDIS’ adventure card that isn’t even in the collection 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Reply
    • deb

      July 31st, 2011 - 8:51pm

      Does anyone know where there is a list of all the Dr Who monster invasion cards please?

      I have searched on the internet but cannot find it
      thank you

    • IAMTHEDOCTOR11

      September 1st, 2011 - 8:22am

      http://www.doctorwhomi.com then click on the word TARDIS on the website.

  • dragon

    July 7th, 2011 - 8:13pm

    does anyone know how many cards you get in each magazine i heard its about 6-9 or maybe it might be only 1 can someone help please….?????

    Thanx
    dragon
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

    Reply
    • silence

      July 19th, 2011 - 2:39pm

      9 like in a pack

  • Anonymous

    July 4th, 2011 - 3:52pm

    i got a box to day and i got the infiate its got the doctor regener rating

    Reply
    • timelord22

      August 13th, 2011 - 2:49pm

      that’s the base set infinite, the latest infinte is the ‘assimilate’ card. well done for getting that though- it’s worth more than the newer one!

  • Bunkbeds Are Cool for all DWMI collectors

    July 1st, 2011 - 7:15pm

    I only need 3 cards: Rory (The Impossible Astronaut), Slitheen (Scratch & Sniff) and the infinate. If anyone has any of these and wouls like to swap – please contact me via youtube (my channel videogamemad00).

    Reply
    • timelord22

      August 13th, 2011 - 2:49pm

      i have the rory you need. i’m megawho100 on youtube.

    • videogamemad00

      August 19th, 2011 - 5:15pm

      Just got that. only need infinate now. thanks anyway

    • Anonymous

      July 6th, 2017 - 3:55pm

      Ive got slithene

  • mr.t

    June 18th, 2011 - 11:21am

    when r u going to show pictures of issue 4

    Reply
  • Jbann

    June 12th, 2011 - 5:02pm

    i know what the infinite is its a cyberman hed from the pandorica opens series 5 belive me its on ebay

    Reply
    • Innes

      June 12th, 2011 - 6:49pm

      Thats old news,It is even on the TARDIS section on the MI website!

    • doctor stu

      June 18th, 2011 - 10:59am

      my friends got the infinite

    • taz

      September 16th, 2011 - 4:35pm

      i want the infinty

  • Anonymous

    May 29th, 2011 - 2:44pm

    The Infinate Doesnt have a number!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      June 3rd, 2011 - 7:41pm

      The infinite does have a number, look at it’s picture on the website.

    • ross muscroft

      June 8th, 2011 - 6:27pm

      it is 90 out of 165

    • Jbann

      June 12th, 2011 - 4:58pm

      its 90 its in one of the cornrs its £50 on ebay and its a bid omg

  • scottyboi

    May 24th, 2011 - 4:02pm

    whats so special about card 90 that anit the infinate card. the infinate card is 1 in every 1000 packs.

    Reply
    • jordan

      May 27th, 2011 - 8:09am

      iv got it on swarp

    • Anonymous

      May 27th, 2011 - 10:17am

      Card 90 is the Infinite.

    • i am the doctor and u are the daleks

      June 8th, 2011 - 12:55pm

      ive got 3 of the infinite

    • Coconuttop

      July 21st, 2011 - 10:16am

      No you have not i am the doctor and u are the daleks.

  • hath57

    May 22nd, 2011 - 5:31pm

    Because of the fantastic price, I bought 3 of Issue 1 (I got 6 packs for 3!). I got 3 3Ds:
    Ironside
    Cyberman
    K.9

    Reply
    • dalek eternal

      May 29th, 2011 - 7:15am

      i got the ironsides the cyberman ,k.9 and vashta nerada as well as ultra rare weeping angel with a stone face i have got 3 issiue ones to

  • adam

    May 19th, 2011 - 6:47pm

    are they gonna do the doctors wife in the second set ?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      June 19th, 2011 - 10:46am

      The second set will cover everything up to A Good Man Goes to War (and maybe the first couple of episodes of the Autumn run like Let’s Kill Hitler and Night Terrors).

  • Oliver0607

    May 14th, 2011 - 4:10pm

    Hi
    I have just opened my pack of monster invasion cards (1st ever pack) with my magazine and there is No 90 in it assimilate, it s a hologram card. I have looked and it is very rare. Is this correct???

    Reply
    • mr.t

      May 14th, 2011 - 4:41pm

      yh its the infinate card best one

      to get

    • marce

      May 19th, 2011 - 12:26pm

      what does the ultra rare astronaut do?

    • 2doctors2000

      May 21st, 2011 - 9:05pm

      wow in ur first pack.

    • Dafydd16

      May 22nd, 2011 - 11:36am

      Can i have it please??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2011 - 11:51am

      Was the packet thick? how many cards were in the pack? did u know it was in there before u opened it? was it with the issue or seperate?

  • Jack

    May 14th, 2011 - 11:27am

    booboo, how many cards do you have?

    Reply
    • booboo

      May 14th, 2011 - 12:54pm

      Only a few but i just got the subscription package so i have a lot more now

    • calvincoolsh

      May 15th, 2011 - 6:24pm

      i dont have many i only have 17 but im going to subscie

    • anthony

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:12pm

      SORRY TO SAY THIS BUT ARE YOU JACK MACMA JUST WONDERING DO YO NO WHAT THE ULTEERA RARE ONES DO IVE GOT A HUNDRED OUT OF 100 OF 165 IVE HAD 15 UP TO NOW AND IS THE PART 2 3 4 5 AND THE REST ALL COMING OUT EVERY THURSDAY COS I WENT NOT THERE IVE HANDED IN THE DEAR NEWS AGENTS SLIPS AND IVE GOT LOADS UP TO FIVE IVE SENT TO I MEAN THE DEAR NEWSAGENT CARD

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:27pm

      issue two is on sale 25th may.

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:28pm

      It must have been delayed buy a week may be

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:30pm

      i the email sent to me by monster invasion magazine it says that issue one will be on sale longer so more people can get it.

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:45pm

      Ah right, makes sense

    • ollie

      June 12th, 2011 - 5:20pm

      i have 2’000 swaps

    • Adst3r

      June 18th, 2011 - 10:22am

      152/165 or 164 because i will never get the infinate

  • ExperienceShop

    May 4th, 2011 - 11:10pm

    Trading Cards and Magazine will be available from the Doctor Who Experience

    Reply
    • anthony

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:14pm

      WHEN IS PART 2 COMING OUT AND IS PART 2 COME WITH 3 THATS WHAT IT SAID I THE MAG

    • booboo

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:27pm

      it was supposed to be fortnightly so part 2 should have been last Thursday and part 3 on the 2nd June, if you subscribe it will depend on when the package is sent as to what issued you will get

  • Dave Harrington

    May 4th, 2011 - 10:14pm

    Hey there , Iv just seen the official TV ad on the TV (Film4 was the channel). It looks good and is likely to do as popular as Top Gear turbo Challenge, if not more popular

    Reply
  • Innit Blad!

    May 4th, 2011 - 7:20pm

    Can’t wait! Out tomorrow! I’m gonna buy mag as soon tomorrow as possible.

    Reply
    • anthony

      May 21st, 2011 - 12:14pm

      IS PART TO AND 3 OUT TOMORROW

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Twitter

Facebook