Wednesday, 2 June 2004

Toybox and Telos Update


June 2, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Telos Publishing has sent Outpost Gallifrey the official pre-press release for the forthcoming Howe's Transcendental Toybox Update 1, the 2003 supplement for the bestselling guide to Doctor Who merchandise and collectibles. We mentioned that Telos was publishing this yesterday, and publisher David Howe kindly sent us the release (below) about the forthcoming book, due out in September. Meanwhile, Telos has updated their website with the cover illustrations for the next three installments of the Time Hunter series, the spinoff novella series which features characters and situations from the Doctor Who novella "The Cabinet of Light"; you can find them, and the book blurbs, on our Releases page. (Thanks to David Howe)
HOWE'S TRANSCENDENTAL TOYBOX: UPDATE Number 1:
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO 2003 MERCHANDISE


David J Howe and Arnold T Blumberg present the definitive collectorÆs guide to Doctor Who merchandise. From the rare and obscure to the commonplace and disposable, every facet of Doctor WhoÆs penetration into the marketplace is detailed.

This update volume covers all the items released in the 40th anniversary year, 2003, and also contains updates to the main book, as well as market reports and comments from both the people who produce the merchandise and the people who sell it à HoweÆs Transcendental Toybox is both a fascinating tour through the many ways that Doctor Who has been presented and an entertaining guide to the world of Doctor Who collecting.

* Product descriptions
* Black and white photographs of the majority of items
* Market report from both the manufacturers and the sellers
* Overview of 2003

The book covers Doctor Who merchandise around the world, including items released in America, New Zealand and Australia as well as the many UK-produced items.

104pp approx. A5 paperback.
ISBN 1-903889-57-X (pb) ú7.99 UK $8.95 US $11.95 CAN
PUB: SEPTEMBER 2004 (UK) JANUARY 2005 (US/CAN)