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July 16th, 2017 36 comments

The Monster Factory Tardis Desk Tidy

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The Monster Factory’s new Doctor Who desk tidy is set to take stationery into another dimension! The eye-catching penholder is an official replica of the TARDIS – the Time Lord’s iconic blue police box.


Do you dread those long, dreary days in the office fielding emails, fiddling with spreadsheets and brainstorming novel ways to unjam the printer? Whether it’s wading through revision or spending endless hours watching the spinning wheel of death on your laptop screen, you are not alone – even Time Lords have to do their admin!


At last something has come along to relieve the tedium of everyday life on Earth. Before you run out of the door screeching ‘exterminate!’ at Keith in Accounts, let the TARDIS desk tidy whisk you away on a journey through space and time.

You may not have a plucky companion, but you can have the ultimate accessory. The official Doctor Who stationery holder is a perfect replica of the police phone box that has carried the Time Lord to every time and dimension in the galaxy.

The TARDIS has been made to the same exacting standards that the Doctor would expect – the wooden tidy is durable and detail-rich, with a hinged door and roof. Just like the cavernous original, the TARDIS is bigger than it appears, with plenty of rooming for hiding pens, pencils and sonic screwdrivers.


The TARDIS desk tidy is the must-have gift for Whovians of all ages. Now any cubbyhole or workstation can be transformed into a realm of fantasy and adventure! Where will you go and who will you face? Perhaps you’ll choose battle against the Sontarans, go head with the Master or take a trip back home to Gallifrey? Open the TARDIS doors, pick out a pencil, and dream…

About Doctor Who:

Doctor Who is a flagship BBC programme that has achieved cult status during its long broadcast career. The drama first aired in 1963, with 12 actors regenerating into the iconic role of the Doctor. To its wide and multi-generational Whovian fan base, the show is nothing less than a national institution. The Doctor’s ship, the TARDIS has become synonymous with the programme. Its name stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space.

About The Monster Factory:

The Monster Factory was established as a giftware company in 1998, quickly establishing a reputation as a market leader.
 It specialises in working with licensed brands to create product ranges that combine great function with first class design. The Monster Factory prides itself on its innovation, capturing the DNA of each character or license with humour and flair.

Over the years, its products have carved out brand new merchandise categories and won numerous industry awards. As well as selling their own catalogue, the company 
also collaborates with retailers and licensors to develop exclusive ranges and bespoke product offerings.
 With offices in the UK, USA and China, The Monster Factory is perfectly placed to realize their partners’ vision – from concept through to the final packaged product

Categorised under: Featured, General, Novelty


  • The Living Snowman

    December 14th, 2016 - 12:58pm

    Ooh very nice!

  • prototype dalek

    December 14th, 2016 - 9:24am

    booboo, how come you have 2 different gravatar pictures. Mostly we see you with the TARDIS than the supreme dalek?

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2016 - 9:34am

      i’m not sure why that’s happened it should be the Tardis symbol

  • booboo

    August 5th, 2016 - 11:07am

    got ours yesterday, no issues except the box which they are improving before it goes up for order again

    Nice item for £20

  • Exterminator

    August 2nd, 2016 - 2:12pm

    Out of stock already? Don’t tell me I’ve missed this!!

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2016 - 2:17pm

      think there is a bit more to it

  • Anonymous

    June 29th, 2016 - 6:49pm

    Starting to get fed-up with this already! The Monster Factory said this would be out on 15/6/16 then shunted it back to 30/6/16 & have now pushed it back again to 20/7/16. If I don’t get it then, I’m going to cancel my Order. If they don’t have it for sale why bother advertising it?

    • booboo

      June 29th, 2016 - 7:03pm

      they may rely on pre orders to set manufacturing numbers which may have been smaller / larger that expected, happens all the time, especially with new licences who have no bench mark to work from.

      I have not seen it featured on other sites very much either.

      Could be any amount of reasons for the hold up many outside of their control.

      Virtually everything licence i can think of apart from books, CD, DVd have suffered delays from original planned dates

    • Dalek Command

      August 2nd, 2016 - 1:17pm

      Just got mine.
      The box it came in looked a bit suspect with bad printing and warn looking but the item itself is good and well made. The hinges have been painted blue on the opening doors so do not stand out as in the original picture.

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2016 - 1:22pm

      glad you got it, i had emailed them to see if it had been cancelled but they never replied

      we haven’t got ours if they ever sent one

    • Dalek Command

      August 2nd, 2016 - 1:28pm

      Spoke to a Louise Thomas at Monster Factory after hold ups. She was really helpful and kept me updated with emails. I think they had some packaging issues.
      This seems likely as the quality of the box does let the product down slightly.

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2016 - 1:46pm

      could be why you cant order it if they are waiting for better packaging, especially if they plan to sell out to retailers

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2016 - 1:57pm

      any chance you could take a quick pic of the box and send it to

    • booboo

      August 2nd, 2016 - 2:25pm

      got them thanks, the product looks great but i can see why the packaging is an issue

      looks like it the thin layered corrugated card that never prints well or holds up

    • Dalek Command

      August 2nd, 2016 - 2:36pm

      Just sent them

    • Dalek Command

      August 2nd, 2016 - 2:40pm

      Yes thin card. You may notice that the box was damaged also. It just came in a plastic postal bag with no protection.
      It would be interesting to see how many others got one today and what condition it came in.

    • Anonymous

      August 2nd, 2016 - 2:57pm

      Mine turned up in a plastic bag. The box is totally ruined & the outside printing is extremely faint & badly printed on the main side. The interior packaging is also extremely poor causing the Tardis to shift around. My one has a loose top light & a great big wooden knot in it that ruin’s the smooth texture of the rest of the Tardis. Extremely disappointing!

  • joe38658

    May 10th, 2016 - 6:03pm

    Just thought of the best ideas, Get one of these and keep Sonic Screwdrivers in it or print out a giant Capaldi face and slot it in for a Flatline replica

  • joe38658

    May 7th, 2016 - 2:23am

    I need one of these, I just have once of those cheap metal pots with the holes

    • WhoviVortex

      May 8th, 2016 - 2:08pm

      Haha, same.

  • A. Nonymous

    May 6th, 2016 - 6:40am

    Think I might just use this as a model as it looks beautiful! It kind of reminds me of the ‘Doctor Puppet’ Tardis.

  • Doctorgeorgebaker

    May 4th, 2016 - 8:36am

    I love the idea for this but there’s one small little thing that puts me of, can’t remember what it’s called but the part that lets the doors move I think shouldn’t be on show as it makes this product have a more ugly side to it

    • booboo

      May 4th, 2016 - 8:45am


  • Exterminator

    May 3rd, 2016 - 8:55pm

    I think this might look great with the playmobil figures when they come out. Being made of wood gives it a sort of retro feel.

  • EndlessTimelord

    May 3rd, 2016 - 6:26pm

    Finally something new! (Even though there’s been the Comics etc. You know what I mean) 😀

  • Exterminator

    May 3rd, 2016 - 5:46pm

    This is cool. I missed out on the NEXT Tardis desk tidy so I might get this one even though I haven’t got a desk.

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2016 - 5:48pm

      i have a next Tardis right by me – but i think its about to get relegated

    • Anonymous

      May 3rd, 2016 - 10:14pm

      I must say I do like this & am going to buy one. But I think the NEXT version is a better desk tidy. Unfortunately the NEXT version costs about a £100 now. If only they could combine the Exterior of this one & the Interior of the NEXT splitting into 3 that would have been ace!

  • DavidH

    May 3rd, 2016 - 4:27pm

    Doesn’t look like it would make a great desk tidy, to be honest (surely all the contents would fall out when you open the doors?), but as far as Tardis models go it’s a pretty nice example

    • booboo

      May 3rd, 2016 - 4:38pm

      presumably you would use the lid, to be honest its a nice touch to have opening doors as it would have been all to easy to just have a fixed panel

  • K-9

    May 3rd, 2016 - 4:23pm

    Nice to see some new merchandise not in the usual plastic

    This company look like they do tents and things so i wonder if we will get something from them

    • Anonymous

      May 3rd, 2016 - 10:15pm

      TARDIS Tent possibly?

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    May 3rd, 2016 - 4:09pm

    I so need one of these.

  • Simon

    May 3rd, 2016 - 3:01pm

    Just what i need

    • doctor who’s no 1 fan

      May 3rd, 2016 - 7:19pm


  • Andy

    May 3rd, 2016 - 2:59pm

    wooo i like that


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