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11/04/2013 07:33:00 am - Reported by Marcus

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand have announced that a Doctor Who pop-up shop is coming to Richmond in Melbourne, with doors opening next Saturday 9th November.

Following the overwhelming popularity of the Sydney and Brisbane Doctor Who pop-up shops, where fans queued for more than two hours to get into the store, this special one-off Melbourne pop-up will feature some exclusive merchandise not currently available in Australian stores. On offer is the Who Home range boasting a selection of homewares, such as teapots and mugs, plus notebooks, tea towels and more.

A limited number of the special edition Tenth Doctor in tuxedo Titan figurines will also be on sale, along with the coveted silver collectible coin from the New Zealand Mint. The highly- anticipated Tenth Doctor's sonic screwdriver remote control will also be available in store, as will the popular range of toys, gifts, DVDs and books that Australian fans love. And as a special treat, fans can get up close to a TARDIS and a K-9.

The event takes place at Shop 2, 177 Bridge Road, Richmond, with doors opening at 9am. Fans are invited to dress up as their favourite Doctor Who character with a small gift given to the first 20 fans to arrive in costume. There will also be special celebrations in store on the weekend of the 50th anniversary - details on the official Doctor Who website.

Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide ANZ's Retail Manager, said:
The popularity of the Sydney and Brisbane stores have reinforced just how passionate Doctor Who fans are about the brand, and with the 50th anniversary fast approaching, we are delighted to offer Melbourne fans the opportunity to interact and take home their very own piece of Doctor Who, especially in the anniversary month.
Also following sold-out shows in 2012, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will return to Melbourne on 31st January and 1st February 2014 at the Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform Murray Gold's music from the series, accompanied by a big screen featuring specially-edited sequences of Matt Smith's performance as the Eleventh Doctor. A host of monsters, including the Silence, the Daleks and the Cybermen, will add to the electric atmosphere.

Tickets are now available.