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Nerd Block Introduces Doctor Who Mystery Box

Doctor Who logoNerd Block today announced the launch of their new Doctor Who Official Block. The bi-monthly subscription box, available to ship to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,  will allow fans of the longest-running sci-fi television series to obtain exclusive and custom-curated officially licensed collectibles featuring their favorite Doctors, companions and characters. Subscribers of the Doctor Who Official Block will receive a range of unique items that will fuel their love of the iconic series, and add to their anticipation of upcoming episodes. To purchase the Doctor Who Official Block, visit www.nerdblock.com/doctor-who. Doctor Who is under license from BBC Worldwide.

Every other month, subscribers will receive a curated box including exclusive and/or limited edition collectibles, wearables, utility items, and a custom pop culture T-shirt.

Doctor Who is one of the BBC’s most successful brands, with a huge global fan base that continues to grow every year,” says Russ Montague, CEO, Nerd Block. “For over 50 years, sci-fi lovers have remained enthralled and excited by the adventures of the Doctor, and Nerd Block is honored to partner with BBC Worldwide to offer unique and exclusive items to fans of the series.”

Coming to BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and Space in Canada on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c, season 10 of Doctor Whowill see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest installment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger and exhilarating escapades in this final season under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

RiffTrax Tackles Classic Doctor Who Adventure “The Five Doctors”

This August, the guys of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame)are set to take the TARDIS back to 1983 to give the full RiffTrax treatment to this well-loved feature-length episode with “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” in cinemas nationwide. 

In this classic episode the Doctors face many of their most notorious foes as they unlock the secrets of Rassilon – the first ruler of the Time Lords.

This RiffTrax event will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT and Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

You can see the complete list of theaters hosting this event here and grab your tickets starting April 14th here.

 

Coming Soon To Theaters via Fathom Events: Doctor Who’s 10th Season Premiere

Tickets are now available for the Fathom Events presentation of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere, playing in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Monday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time, following BBC AMERICA’s television premiere on Saturday, April 15 at 9/8c.

In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy the premiere episode of the Doctor Who spinoff series Class, featuring a guest appearance by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, and the never-before-seen bonus feature Becoming the Companion, in which fans will travel with new companion Pearl Mackie from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says, “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.” The bonus feature includes exclusive interviews with Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, and Steven Moffat, and is narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

With as the official retail partner of the Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere cinema event, attendees can bring in their ticket stub or proof of purchase to Hot Topic retail locations for 25% off Doctor Who merchandise, valid March 10 – May 6, 2017.

In addition, fans who purchase tickets through Atom Tickets will receive three free Doctor Who digital comic books from Titan Comics and ComiXology, delivered to purchasing email address on event date.

These partnerships along with Fathom Events presentation is all brought together through licensing deals with BBC Worldwide North America.

Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 550 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Season 10 will see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final series as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of alien companion Matt Lucas as Nardole. Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest instalment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger, and exhilarating escapades in this final season under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

 

Toy Fair 2017 – Big Chief Studios

Big Chief Studios, a personal favorite for their 1:6 scale Doctor Who figures had a display at this year’s toy fair which included their range of Doctor Who figures, James Bond, Thunderbird, Sherlock, Gladiator and Captain Scarlet figures.

On the Who front look for an updated 10th Doctor soon…and there’s word that the 3rd Doctor is the next on the docket of classic Doctors.

Check out their display below.

Character Options Announce 2017 Doctor Who Toy Line Up

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London Toy Fair is still a few days away, but our friends at Character Option sent over a press release and pics that showcase this year’s upcoming product. From new figures to some second chances at in-demand items – keep reading for their press release.

Heading up the range is a number of articulated figures that will be perfect for collectors. Set in the classic 5.5 inch scaling each perfectly replicates some of the favourite characters, past and present, from the show.

The Tenth Doctor in Tuxedo, is packed in collectors packaging and not only comes with a figure and a Sonic Screwdriver but for fans is one of the most requested alternate outfits; perfect to recreate
scenes from “Rise of Cybermen” and “Voyage of the Damned!”

Added to this is the favoured Tenth Doctor’s Sonic with lights and sounds. For those that did not collect it first time round now’s the time to add to your collection.

Fans of the Tenth Doctor will also be keen to get their hands on The Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Playset. With its motorised time rotor and pulsating lights this is the ultimate playset and has
an illuminated console with six control buttons, removable floor panels and flip up console panel.

Another Figure in the series is the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, in his Ninth Season hoodie and checked trousers outfit. This item also includes a new head sculpt and his brand new
Sonic Screwdriver just in time for Season Ten!

For serious collectors needing every variant, there is also the Twelfth Doctor in his Ninth Season Hoodie and Black Jumper outfit, a 5.5 inch figure not to be missed.

Finally, if you are looking for a Cyberman with a difference then make sure you stretch yourself for the new Cyberman 7-inch Stretch toy! Watch with wonder as the Doctors arch enemy is stretched
many times his size only to return back to his original shape and size once he is let loose.

Check out pics below of these items!

Doctor Who Christmas Special Coming To a Theater Near You Via Fathom Events

Doctor Who logoBBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Tickets for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special can be purchased online beginning Friday, November 18, 2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. The event is expected to show in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Join the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel),Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be an excellent way for fans to celebrate the holidays in true Whovian style,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

Doctor Who fans are one of our most dedicated audiences, and we expect they will show up in full force for this holiday special,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “There’s no better way to enjoy this content than on the big screen and among fellow fans.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day. It is executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales. Check out the trailer below.

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Heading To Theaters for One Night Only – November 14th

Doctor Who logoBBC AMERICA and Fathom Events announced today a one-night special theatrical screening event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time – 50 years after the original BBC broadcast – in advance of the premiere on BBC AMERICA on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:25pm ET. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast.

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks in cinemas can be purchased online beginning Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10am ET by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation, being released 50 years after its only UK broadcast, is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.  The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

“Ahead of the premiere on BBC AMERICA, it is a rare treat to be able to bring the lost episode, Power of the Daleks, to life using modern animation techniques. Doctor Who cinema events have been incredibly successful, and this is extraordinary opportunity to allow a new generation of fans the opportunity to experience this classic adventure for the first time,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

“We’re pleased to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with BBC AMERICA to bring more fantastic Doctor Who content to the big screen,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “The Whovians are always one of our biggest and most passionate groups of fans at the cinemas.”

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

Since its launch in 1963, Doctor Who has become one of the world’s best loved dramas and is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever.  Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA’s highest-rated series and has received numerous awards across its 53 years. The series set new records in 2013 with a global simulcast event of the 50th anniversary special on television and in theaters, in partnership with Fathom Events in the U.S. Doctor Who returns with a Christmas Special in December and new season in Spring 2017 on BBC AMERICA

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Underground Toys Surprises with New 13 Doctors Set

SDCC 2016 logoAt SDCC this year, Underground Toys (and Home!) surprised with a new edition of their 11 Doctors boxset by expanding it to all 13 Doctors. And if the addition of two additional Doctor’s wasn’t enough to make the set feel new – the deco on each other Doctor has been altered from previous editions. Detail shots of each Doctor are included below.

In addition to this new figure set, some brand new pieces for their housewares line was also on display with Marvel and Star Wars items taking center stage. Check out the complete display below.

Character Options Announce New Twelth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver – Available Now

Doctor Who logoCharacter Options today revealed the all new toy of the Twelth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver – which is available now! This new toy version is a faithful recreation of the current Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver which debuted in the Series 9 Episode ‘Hell Bent’. This is the first Sonic to have 4 light modes and four sound FX. The model has been designed as a replica from the Series 9 Prop.

As all fans would know, the Doctor has carried many Sonic Screwdrivers of various designs throughout his lifetimes, ranging from a simple silver coloured tube to more complex illuminated and articulated versions.

This second Sonic for the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, was ‘gifted’ to him by the TARDIS itself after his previous version was lost. Although we are yet to discover all of the new Sonic’s abilities, like the Doctor himself, it has become ever more complex and mysterious. This multipurpose tool features numerous settings and can open most locks, detect all manner of deadly rays, read bio-signs and generate Sonic waves of great power.

Alasdair Dewar, Head of Product Development at Character Options commented: “Since this Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver appeared at the end of series 9, we have been inundated by fan requests to produce a toy replica as part of our toy range. We are therefore very proud to finally be able to reveal it. The Sonic Screwdriver has historically been one of the most sought after toys for fans and collectors alike and we hope they will be as delighted with it as we are.”

For fans in North America BBC Worldwide North America has announced that the Twelfth Doctor Second Sonic Screwdriver is available starting today, shipping exclusively in the U.S. for $29.98 from BBC Shop US and Doctor Who Shop US and in Canada for  $37.98 from  BBC Shop Canada and Doctor Who Shop Canada.  For a limited time only, exclusively on BBC Shop and BBC Doctor Who Shop, fans will receive a gift with the purchase of the new Sonic Screwdriver – an exclusive pack of trading cards from the Twelfth Doctor’s limited edition – while supplies last.

Doctor Who To Stream Exclusively in the US on Amazon

Doctor Who logoNot only can you find the Doctor in the TARDIS, you’ll soon find him on Amazon. Amazon and BBC Worldwide North America announced a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning series Doctor Who.  Seasons 1-8, including all the Christmas specials will be streaming starting March 27th, 2016. Season 9 and the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song will be available Fall 2016.

These will stream free for Amazon Prime members who can enjoy the series via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online. If you don’t have Amazon Prime and want to enjoy a free 30-day trial, check it out here.

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Toy Fair 2016 – Underground Toys

tf2016Over the past several years, Underground Toys has become a go-to spot for Doctor Who and Star Wars homeware products. That trend continues this year as homewares were huge…and there were some phenomenally clever ideas.

Among the standout homewares items were a Death Star BBQ grill, Darth Vader oven mitts (even a sith lord doesn’t want his hands burnt – a second time), a BB8 tea kettle and an amazing Yoda welcome mat (this may be needed at my house).

It wasn’t all housewares, of course, Underground Toys’ plush lines will continue and their Doctor Who 5″ line is getting refreshed with some new packaging. There’s nothing to report currently on any new 5″ figures – but with several new releases in 2015 (Clara, Missy, 8th Doctor, 12th Doctor) the line is still kicking.

Fans of Sherlock have some exciting toys on the way with minifigs on display. No pictures were allowed, but fans will love getting their hands on these.

Check out the gallery below for many of the new products at Underground Toys’ booth at toy fair! They’ve got some big things up their sleeves for later this year, so stay tuned.

Underground Toys Heads to Toy Fair With New Collection Including Doctor Who, Star Wars and More

tf2016Diehard science fiction fans don’t just collect one piece of memorabilia from their favorite films or TV shows; they spread their love it all over their house. Underground Toys is making this ultimate gesture of fandom easier this holiday season with a new collection of Star Wars and Doctor Who houseware products as well as an expanded line of toys and other gift items that extend the sci-fi devotion to the kitchen and beyond.

According to New York Magazine’s daily entertainment coverage on Vulture.com both Star Wars and Doctor Who rank among the “25 Most Devoted Fan Bases.” Doctor Who comes in ninth, which in the United States enjoys “a notably large female following compared to other long-running sci-fi properties.” Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise ranks second on the list with a “spinoff industry [that] includes toys, video games, CDs, books, TV series, cookie molds [and] Mr. Potato Heads.”

Now, just in time for holiday gift giving, a collection of household items joins that array of licensed products thanks to Underground Toys’ cross over into the housewares arena. Useful for all fans, these items will especially appeal to the female Star Wars or Doctor Who fanatic on one’s holiday shopping list.

Among the new kitchenware products to be added to the Underground Toys lineup this holiday season are a Darth Vader oven glove (MSRP $14.99) twin pack, Lightsaber BBQ tongs (MSRP $39.99) in both Yoda and Darth Vader options, Droid salt and pepper shakers (MSRP $19.99) and an X-Wing knife block (MSRP $99.99). The company is also catering to Whovians this holiday gift-giving season with a Doctor Who TARDIS lidded tumbler (MSRP $14.99) and a Doctor Who TARDIS travel mug (MSRP $12.99).

Underground Toys has also expanded its toy and other gift offerings for Doctor Who and Star Wars enthusiasts. For the child in everyone, the company has released a 16” Lightsaber Battle Yoda (MSRP $49.99) with animatronic movement and spoken phrases and a 48” giant Chewbacca (MSRP $299.99) premium talking plush. In addition, Underground Toys is now carrying a Doctor Who Dr. Sonic Screwdriver (MSRP $24.99), available in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th doctors as well as Day of the Doctor, 50th Anniversary 10th Dr., Future 10th Dr. and The Master’s options, and a Doctor Who Dr. with Fez Plush (MSRP $19.99), featuring a talking 11th doctor.

The Underground Toys holiday lineup is available for purchase at major US retailers including Walmart, Target, Hot Topic, ToysRUs, Gamestop and Barnes & Noble. Canadian retailers include Pixleberrel, Sunrise Records, and HMV.

Second Series of Doctor Who Pop!s To Materialize in February

POP LOGOOccasionaly there’s a news item that personally is a favorite to write up – this is one of those. Funko has announced a second series of Doctor Who Pop! vinyls, which includes the best companion ever in the course of the show – Sarah Jane Smith.

Of course Sarah Jane isn’t alone in the series, also being released are the 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler (another fine companion), Captain Jack Harkness, River Song and the Silence.

Gamestop will have an exclusive for this series – everyone’s favorite tin dog – K-9. He’ll be required if you want to have a Pop! version of ‘K-9 and Company’ (google it).

These will all be available in February.

Character Options Releasing New 5″ 8th Doctor Figure in UK, Will Be Released Stateside

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Character Options sent over some cool news today as they’ved detailed some of the Doctor Who product that will be available in UK Toys R Us. Among them is an all new version of the 8th Doctor! This figure is listed here at toysrus.co.uk and should be available starting November 9th. US fans, fret not, as there is also word that this figure will be available stateside – which is good as it’s awesome.

See this new 8th Doctor and all the other product heading to UK Toys R Us’ below, including a very cool 3.75″ Supreme Dalek that I have to own.

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Lego Ideas Doctor Who Set Fully Revealed – Available in December

Doctor Who logoMuch earlier in the year, Lego announced that they chose a Doctor Who set for production from their Lego Ideas program. Earlier this week they revealed the final set which includes a TARDIS which folds out as part of the console room and includes the 11th and 12th Doctors, Clara and a few Daleks. This set will be available in December, just in time to fill up some space under the Christmas trees of Whovians everywhere. Check out a few pics in the gallery below.

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