Hero Collector Revolution Figurines and Pin BadgesBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 - Reported by Marcus
 Revolution of the Daleks figurines and pin badges. (Credit: Eaglemoss)

Eaglemoss have revealed the identities of their ‘mystery’ Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks figurines and pin badges.

The identities of these Doctor Who Festive Special themed pin badges and figurines were kept largely under wraps until now, with only the Thirteenth Doctor and Revolution Dalek pin badges revealed.

The figurines depict the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) in their prison uniforms, as well as the Revolution Dalek, all at 1:21 scale (approx. 3.5 inches tall).

These hand-painted figurines join Hero Collector’s existing range of Doctor Who models and will be accompanied by an in-depth companion magazine, packed with details from this exciting festive special.

The Revolution of the Daleks Figurine Box Set will launch in April 2021, but is available for pre-order now on the Hero Collector website.

The seven chibi-style metal pin badges depict the Thirteenth Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, and the Revolution Dalek as well as four imprisoned aliens seen in the Doctor Who Festive Special – the Weeping Angel, the Ood, the Sycorax and the Silence.

The Revolution of the Daleks Chibi Pin Badge Set is available now on the Hero Collector website.

 




Festive Special MerchandiseBookmark and Share

Monday, 30 November 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Jodie in her prison uniform (Credit: Hero Collector)Revolution Dalek (Credit: Hero Collector)

Hero Collector Eaglemoss will be launching the very first merchandise tie-in to the Doctor Who Festive Special, Revolution of the Daleks.

A brand new Chibi Pin Badge Box Set is being released and is available to pre-order now.

The Chibi Pin Badge Box Set includes seven high-quality metal pin badges, depicting the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) in her prison uniform, the new Revolution Dalek, and five other mystery characters from the special, all in chibi-style!

These badges make the perfect addition to any outfit and a great gift for the coming festive season.

A new Festive Special figurine box set is also on the horizon, joining Hero Collector’s range of hand-painted Doctor Who figurines at 1:21 scale (approx. 3.5 inches tall), with more details announced following the episode’s transmission.

The Doctor Who Festive Special will see The Doctor locked away in a high-security alien prison, while her friends Yaz, Ryan, and Graham are left stranded on Earth. It's not easy for the trio to return to normal life, especially when they discover a disturbing plan afoot – but how can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?

The Revolution of the Daleks Chibi Pin Badge Set will launch on New Year’s Day and is available to pre-order now on the Hero Collector website.





World's Apart - Digital Trading Card GameBookmark and Share

Thursday, 13 August 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Worlds Apart (Credit: Reality Gaming Group / BBC Studios)

BBC Studios has partnered with Reality Gaming Group to create a brand new digital trading card game launching later this year.

The partnership will enable fans to collect and trade digital versions of their favourite characters for the first time, before adventuring through the Doctor Who: Worlds Apart game as the Doctor, battling friends in turn-based contests.

Each trading card a player collects will be tokenised into a non-fungible token (NFT) secured and protected on the blockchain, which means there can be no copies or disputes about ownership. Doctor Who: Worlds Apart players will own unique digital collectible items which can be used in the game or traded with other players.

As with physical trading cards, some will be rarer than others, and all will feature Doctors, companions, allies and enemies from across Doctor Who’s expansive history.

Limited edition packs containing five digital cards will be available for fans to buy from October 2020. Once these limited-edition cards have sold out, they will not be available to purchase again, except by trading with others.

The accompanying Doctor Who: Worlds Apart trading card game will be released for PC in 2021 with mobile to follow, allowing players to go head-to-head with their card collections. More cards will also be made available at launch.

UK-based publisher Reality Gaming Group’s Digital Asset Trading (DAT) Platform uses innovative blockchain technology to turn any IP into a rare and collectible digital asset that can be traded between fans using dedicated marketplaces. Its debut title, mobile AR combat game Reality Clash, was released in 2019 and pushed the boundaries of what’s possible when AR, VR, geo-location and blockchain technology are combined.

Tony Pearce, Co-Founder of Reality Gaming Group, said:

We are tremendously excited to be working with BBC Studios to bring Doctor Who’s huge global community an exciting new digital experience based on a pastime we all know and love – trading cards. The cards used in Doctor Who: Worlds Apart are both functional and collectible, so fans can actually own a piece of the game while they play.

John Kavanagh, Licensing Manager, Gaming and Interactive, BBC Studios, said:

This is what BBC Studios does so well, exploring new technologies and bringing our most iconic brand to an area of the gaming industry which we’re sure will engage and thrill fans.

 

More information about Doctor Who: Worlds Apart can be found here





Doctor Who: The Monster VaultBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Books have announced a new hardback book that delves into the background of one of the key elements of Doctor Who:

Doctor Who: The Monster Vault (Credit: BBC Books)Doctor Who: The Monster Vault
The Doctor's Enemies Unlocked

Written by Jonathan Morris and Penny CS Andrews
Edited by Paul Lang
Illustrated by Lee Johnson and Ben Morris


Doctor Who's biggest and most comprehensive monster guide yet, The Monster Vault takes you on the ultimate tour of the Whoniverse, discovering and cataloguing every wonderful and terrifying creature the Doctor has ever encountered.

From the notorious Daleks, to the evil Stenza warrior T’zim-Sha and the ancient Thijarians, The Monster Vault features in-depth profiles on each monster, showing the Doctor's most dangerous enemies in their natural habitat and unveiling their secret histories. You will also discover how monsters were created and designed, through exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, anecdotes, case studies and unseen artwork.

This lavish and visually stunning book provides an unrivalled wealth of information, allowing you to explore the rich history of Doctor Who and expand your knowledge and understanding of monsters old and new.

Doctor Who: The Monster Vault is now available to preorder, and is due to be published on 22nd October 2020.




Hero Collector Launches New Doctor Who Chibi RangeBookmark and Share

Saturday, 7 March 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Chibi  (Credit: Hero Collector )Hero Collector has launched the newest entries in its range of Doctor Who Chibi merchandise: fun pin badges and socks, decorated with chibi-style Doctor Who art.

Hero Collector designs, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectables from across the worlds of pop culture. They already offer pin badges for each incarnation of The Doctor, from William Hartnell's first incarnation to Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor. Now the darker side of the Doctor’s adventures is coming out to play, with almost a dozen iconic monsters captured as chibi-style metal pin badges!

Fans can collect a relentless Cyberman, reptilian Ice Warrior, diminutive Sontaran, wide-eyed Slitheen, terrifying Weeping Angel, ominous Ood, cold-hearted Snowman, an eerie Silent, and three different designs of Dalek.

These badges can be collected individually or as part of three new box sets, collecting Classic Doctors, Modern Doctors, and Monsters. Each design makes a perfect addition to any outfit – even better than a decorative stick of celery…

Plus, fans looking to add a little menace to their footwear can grab three new pairs of Doctor Who Chibi socks – the Cybermen, Daleks, or Weeping Angels decorate these sinister socks, which are 80% cotton and equal parts scary and soft!

These new Chibi Pin Badges and Chibi Monster Socks are all available exclusively on the Hero Collector webstore.

Pin Badges retail at £5.99, or £34.99 in a3 seven-badge box set. Socks retail at £4.99, or £11.99 in a three-pair set.

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Doctor Who Chibi  (Credit: Hero Collector )




Doctor Who BearBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)
Build-A-Bear Workshop and BBC Studios have launched a Doctor Who range, launching a Doctor Who Bear and accessories inspired by the TV series.

The Doctor Who Bear features branded blue paw pads and a blue heart on its chest.

The Time Lord’s look is completed with the iconic Thirteenth Doctor or Tenth Doctor outfits. Sport the striped top and braces worn by the Thirteenth Doctor, or the suit, trousers, glasses and trainers worn by the Tenth Doctor. Each bear will arrive with a sonic screwdriver in its own TARDIS gift box.

The new range is available in the UK and can be bought exclusively online at: buildabear.co.uk. The range will be launching online in the US later this month.

The Doctor Who Bear is available online now for £21.50, with outfits and accessories starting at £8.

Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)Doctor Who Bear (Credit: Build-A-Bear Workshop / BBC Studios)




Hero Collector Launches Doctor Who Baking SetsBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 February 2020 - Reported by Marcus
Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the world of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are said to be out-of-this-world.

These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with each decorated tin packed with equipment and instructions (plus online videos) to bring Gallifreyan goodies within reach of Doctor Who fans.

The collection is scheduled to launch in Spring/Summer 2020, and starts with three cosmic cookie tins:
  • TARDIS and Dalek Cookie Set: Make a tasty TARDIS or bite into a delicious Dalek! This tin contains two reusable cookie cutters, an adult-size Who-themed apron and a recipe/icing booklet.
  • Tea Time Lords Cookie Set: Time for tea? Time for Time Lords! This biscuit tin contains four reusable cookie cutters for the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Doctor – plus a Doctor Who tea towel and a recipe/icing booklet.
  • Monsters Cookie Set: Fill your teatime with terror! This cookie tin contains four reusable cookie cutters featuring the Cybermen, Sontarans, Weeping Angels, and The Silence – plus a Doctor Who tea towel and a recipe/icing booklet.


These Doctor Who designs will be on show at the Birmingham Spring Fair (NEC Birmingham, February 2-6), or New York Toy Fair (Jacob K. Javits Center, February 22-25).

Fans and collectors can stay tuned for further details about Hero Collector Handicrafts, including the reveal of more upcoming Doctor Who Baking Sets!

Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)Baking Set (Credit: Hero Collector / BBC)




Doctor Who Series 12 T-ShirtsBookmark and Share

Monday, 30 December 2019 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Studios today announced that Forbidden Planet will be releasing brand new, exclusive Doctor Who T-shirts during Series 12, which goes on air from 1st January 2020.

A range of 10 Doctor Who T-shirts will launch during the new series, themed around each week’s episode and available to pre-order at ForbiddenPlanet.com the morning after transmission.

Kicking off the new series, Doctor Who will return to BBC One on 1st January at 6:55pm for a New Year’s Day special named Spyfall, with subsequent episodes broadcasting every Sunday.

Returning for her second season, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) will resume her travels through time and space with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yaz (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

Anita Majhu, Senior Licensing Manager at BBC Studios, said
This is such an exciting line and we’re thrilled to be offering Doctor Who fans the opportunity to be a part of the new series in this way.
Anthony Garnon, Licensing & Special Projects Manager, Forbidden Planet, said
Months of behind the scenes planning and co-ordination, this is Doctor Who merchandising on a whole new level. Don't just watch the episode, live it with Forbidden Planet!
T-shirts will be available to pre-order online and will be priced at £15.99 RRP.




New Doctor Who Companion SetsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Companion Set (Credit: Eaglemoss / BBC Studios)
Doctor Who Companion Set (Credit: Eaglemoss / BBC Studios)
Hero Collector have announced two new Doctor Who Companion Sets featuring a cast of beloved TARDIS travelers separated by 55 years.

The company, which publishes high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture, has released companion sets based on the first TARDIS crew and the current incumbents.

Hero Collector is Eaglemoss’ imprint for genre collectibles and is one of the world’s leading producers of figurines and fantasy die-cast vehicles. It makes products based on many of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Marvel and DC comics and movies, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Alien, Predator, Battlestar Galactica, Sonic the Hedgehog, Back to the Future, WWE, Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, and James Bond.

Each set contains four figurines – an incarnation of The Doctor alongside their three companions – rendered in hand-painted polyresin at 1:21 scale (approximately 3.5 inches tall). They also come with a companion magazine, packed with details behind each character’s time in the TARDIS – including interviews, photographs, and a look back at some of their best-loved stories.

  • The First Doctor (William Hartnell) arrived on screen in 1963, when teachers Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian Chesterton (William Russell) followed their mysterious pupil Susan (Carole Ann Ford) home. They soon discovered that she and her grandfather were alien time travelers living inside a police box – which led to all four setting off on adventures through space and time together!
  • The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) crash-landed in Sheffield in 2018. Teaming up with trainee engineer Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), former bus driver Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh), and probationary police officer Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), she defeated a tooth-stealing alien warlord and made her way back to the TARDIS – complete with new friends in tow.
The Thirteenth Doctor Companion Set will be available direct from HeroCollector.com or your favourite retailer in January 2020, with the First Doctor Companion Set following soon after in February 2020. They join Hero Collector’s ongoing line of 1:21 Doctor Who figurines, which explores aliens, monsters, robots, humans and Doctors from over five decades of classic science fiction TV. .




Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder and Laptop BagBookmark and Share

Sunday, 24 November 2019 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Official Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag With Pins (Credit: Lovarzi) Official Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag With Pins (Credit: Lovarzi)
Lovarzi have announced a new, shoulder/laptop bag for their collection of Doctor Who-themed apparel.

The new design features the ability to customise the front with pin badges, the bag coming with seven exclusive designs featuring the TARDIS, the Seal of Rassilon, K9, a Cyberman head, Weeping Angel, Bow Tie, and the Thirteenth Doctor Silhouette. The former six are all made from a high-quality, matte-finish metal, with the seventh printed in full-colour featuring the Thirteenth Doctor against a beautiful sunset background, with the TARDIS waiting to whisk her off across the universe. Additional pins for the bag will be released by the company later.

The bag's interior is further lined with a repeated TARDIS print, embossed with the Doctor Who logo both inside and out; it has internal organiser pockets on one side, and a buttoned area on the other to store devices measuring up to 15.6", e.g. a large laptop or tablet. A zipped panel allows access to the pins in order to change them as required.
Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, explains:
I'm so happy to finally present our new bag – we've been working on it for over two years now! The original idea came from a desire to make a product no other fandom has seen before. Something unique. We had this particular design in mind since we first approached BBC Studios about making officially-licensed Doctor Who bags.
We wanted fans to be able to customise it: make it personal and stand out from the crowd. It comes with exclusive pins which you can screw into the holes on one side, meaning you can highlight your favourite parts of the show. Effectively, you're the designer!
Speaking of their range of products, Maninder adds:
I'm incredibly proud of our whole range. It's been wonderful seeing people getting so enthusiastic about what we do. We hope fans similarly love this unique bag – and all the exciting products we've got planned for the future!

Full details for the Doctor Who Customisable Shoulder Bag (with 7 Exclusive Pins) can be found at the Lovarzi website, where the bag can also be ordered. A video highlighting the bag can also be viewed on YouTube.