The War Doctor Pre-Order from Forbidden Planet

I am oddly yet deeply amused by the offer of the Other Doctor, aka the War Doctor, action figure offered for pre-order at Forbidden Planet.

war-doctor1war-doctor2He comes with the Moment, which I would expect. What I wouldn’t have expected is that he comes with an 8th Doctor alternate head, so the big McGann fans among us can geek out to our hearts’ content.

The Other Doctor is confirmed to ship to retailers 28 February 2014. More info on how pre-orders work with online ordering is available at the Forbidden Planet FAQ.

“A Boy and his Big Blue Box” Available Tonight


“A Boy and his Big Blue Box” goes on sale tonight at 8 PM US Eastern at the Tiny Bird Press web store.

  • Hand-printed serigraph by Rob Schwager
  • 19″ x 25″ on 100# French Speckletone paper
  • Printed with water based non-toxic ink
  • 11 screens
  • Signed and numbered edition of 130

Get the artist’s story here. I completely identify. But my granny wouldn’t use the pattern; my scarf was only two colors. She loved me though – she just didn’t understand.

Eleven Doctors Items Available 29 March

Click for biggerI love, love, love this image. It’s the home screen on my smart phone. Very soon now, it will be available on several items from Forbidden Planet, but I can pre-order some of them right now.

50th Anniversary: Wallet: 11 Doctors

50th Anniversary: Wallet: 11 Doctors, Pre-Order Web Price £11.99

50th Anniversary: Giant Mug: 11 Doctors

50th Anniversary: Giant Mug: 11 Doctors, Pre-Order Web Price £8.99

50th Anniversary: Retro Bag: 11 Doctors

50th Anniversary: Retro Bag: 11 Doctors, Pre-Order Web Price £22.99

Doctor Who Costume T-Shirts – Thank You!

Something unprecedented happened. I received a check – actually a cheque, since it was British – because some of you bought nifty things from Forbidden Planet via this site. Thank you!!!

Lots of you bought this:

Some of you bought these:

How are you enjoying them? Are they working out?

I’m dead jealous. They’re on my wish list as well. If, like me, you have a passion for Doctor Who T-shirts, please have a look at the T-Shirt-O-Philia page, where some of the top sources for the clever wearables can be found.

Same Gun? No Banana!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Nothing makes me think of love quite like River Song. Unless it’s Jack Harkness. Maybe love isn’t quite the right word.

Earlier this week news was released that veteran prop-maker Nick Robatto would soon be making available officially licensed replicas via his new company Rubbertoe Replicas. These include Dalek death rays and nice smooth Shakri cubes. Since then, I’ve been looking at Jack’s sonic blaster (known colloquially as a squareness gun) and River’s squareness gun (not at all referred to as a sonic blaster). Forum lore has it that both guns are one and the same, that Jack leaves his behind on the TARDIS where River subsequently finds and appropriates it.


Jack’s Sonic Blaster – Series 1 – The Doctor Dances


River’s Squareness Gun – Series 4 – Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

Turns out forum lore is right. The product description mentions that Moffat confirmed the postulation and once I started looking for it, the quote was easy to find, as it comes from the commentary to Forest of the Dead. River’s since customized it, which is no surprise.

Shame I’m not just made out of money, though. These are about 370 pounds a pop. Right this second that means about 580 US bucks. Yowie! They do offer more affordable items. Onward to Rubbertoe Replicas.

What else do Jack Harkness and River Song have in common, besides a vortex manipulator? Both have been victim of a swap-the-gun-for-a-banana gag.