Merchandise News

Bond vs. Bond: The many faces of 007

Bond vs Bond, by Paul Simpson, compares and contrasts all of the different interpretations of Ian Fleming’s icon James Bond. It’s a comprehensive guide, looking at the books and the movies and covering all the guns and gadgets.  All the different Bonds are here and showcased with side by side comparisons of their weapons and kit, their companions and vehicles.  It’s a book bursting with info about the worlds most famous spy!

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Spanning from Fleming’s 1953 book Casino Royale to Sam Mendes’ 2012 film Skyfall this is definitely a book that no Bond fan should be without!

Missy 5.5″ – Up Close, by Eddie McGuigan

Thanks to my pals at Character Online, here’s my very own Missy collectors’ figure up close and personal. Remember to pre order yours as these are collectors, limited edition pieces. Available in November.
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 See HERE for details.



Missy 5.5″ Figure Announced by CO, by Eddie McGuigan

Character Options has today unveiled details of a brand new Limited Edition Doctor Who 5.5” scale action figure. Images of the Missy figure, first in a new range of scale Doctor Who Collector Series toys were revealed by Alasdair Dewar, Product

Development Director, today via video on the Character Options’ website.

Missy, played by Michelle Gomez, is a villainous Time Lady who recently revealed herself as the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master! Missy has been firmly established as a new fan favourite character, and as a collector’s figure, she is truly a must have.

The Missy Figure will be available in two variants; a purple outfitted version with hat from the series finale episodes; and alternatively in her ‘Heaven’ outfit, hatless with black jacket and manic grin. The Missy figures each have 18 points of articulation and are highly detailed and decorated. Each figure head can also be swapped so that both heads can be incorporated with either outfit, and they both come with accessories. The bespoke UK Collector Series packs are perfect for display and for the first time are re-sealable, so that the figures can be enjoyed in or out of packaging without losing their collectability.

Only 4,000 units of each of the two figures are available in exclusive UK packaging at for a price of £19.99 each (excluding P&P). Delivery will be made to customers by early November.

Al Dewar states: “Character Options has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Doctor Who toys since 2005, so as true fans of the brand we wanted to tell collectors the latest news in the most direct, if informal way, which is why I made the announcement in person on the website. Missy is the first of a potential new line of highly sought after 5.5-inch action figures so we expect interest to be high and we are all very excited to share this with fans and collectors alike.

“Working with Michelle Gomez was great fun and she was the best subject we ever 3D scanned, patiently holding her facial expressions including her trademark Missy “sneer” for long periods of time. We know that many collectors have been eagerly waiting to see if Missy would at some point be included within our figure range, and at last, here she is.”

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Big Finish – Lost Stories Weekend Offer


Are you intrigued by the stories that never were, like the original plans for Seasons 23 or 27? This weekend is a great time to find out more, as Big Finish have reduced all of their Lost Stories until the morning (UK time) of Monday 27th April. Check out the offer here!

New Items From Lovarzi

Lovarzi Fifth Doctor JumperIts that time of year where many of us are panicking over those last minute Christmas gifts.  And with the colder weather coming in, Lovarzi are here to help out with their latest offerings.

As a proud owner of their Tom Baker (series 16/17) scarf I’m a fan of their replicas, and as a child of 80s Who, its pretty exciting to see the Fifth Doctor’s cricket jumper (the original series 19 and 20 version) added to their range.  While I’ve not got one yet, Eddie’s speaking highly of his.

Lovarzi TARDIS ScarfAnd for anyone who’s in the market for a more traditional length scarf, they’ve also released their new TARDIS design scarf  available in blue, grey or a red and blue variant that to my eyes nicely evokes Tom’s series 18 scarf.

Click on the links above for the new items, or to see all of Lovarzi’s Doctor Who range click here.


Keeping warm this winter? It’s elementary with Sherlock Scarves!

Sherlock fan’s can rejoice! Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, are releasing three new products to celebrate the hit BBC show.
“It’s got flaps – ear flaps. It’s an ear hat, John!” The detective doesn’t seem to like that iconic deerstalker much; instead his impecc     able sense of style is topped off with a series of scarves – he even puts one on when Lestrade and Donovan come to arrest him in the final episode of Series 2!

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That’s why Lovarzi’s new range, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, is ideal for fans of the Reichenbach Hero. (more…)

Lovarzi Products Update

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From the folks who brought you the original Tom Baker scarf along with his burgundy upgrade and the perfect replica of Sylvester McCoy’s question marked sweater, comes some new products for you fashionistas out there. Check out the updated Baker scarf along with a pretty snazzy Peter Davison sweater!

Doctor Who Magazine #479


Head writer Steven Moffat talks about the return of the Cybermen in this year’s final adventure.

“I really wanted to do a Cyberman story,” says Steven, “because they were always my favourites when I was a kid, and I was quite surprised that one way or another I’d never used them in any of my own scripts, except as supporting characters. So I wanted to do a proper scary one…”

·     Extensive previews of Episodes 9 to 12 of the new series – FlatlineIn the Forest of the NightDark Water and Death in HeavenDWM talks exclusively to writers Jamie Mathieson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Steven Moffat.
·     DWM interviews Samuel Anderson, aka Danny Pink .
·     Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions in his exclusive column.
·     DWM talks to Derrick Sherwin, Doctor Who‘s producer in the late 1960s.
·     Kill the Moon writer Peter Harness talks in depth about the script for his episode.
·     Reviews of the latest TV adventures: Time HeistThe CaretakerKill the Moon and Mummy on the Orient Express.
·     DWM talks to the stars of the Eighth Doctor’s latest audio series, Dark Eyes 3, including Paul McGann, Alex MacQueen & Georgia Moffett.
·     The Doctor and Clara’s comic strip adventures continue in The Eye of Torment written by Scott Gray, illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
·     The Time Team comment on the 2008 Tenth Doctor episode The Stolen Earth.
·     Jacqueline Rayner writes about the different ways of watching new episodes in Relative Dimensions.
·     The results of the DWM 2013 Merchandise Poll are revealed.
·     The Watcher tackles the controversial subject of last-minute edits in Wotcha!
·     The DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 479 is on sale from Thursday 16 October 2014, priced £4.99.

Doctor Who Magazine Preview by Eddie McGuigan #478


Doctor Who Magazine #478 

FRANK SKINNER – Mummy on the Orient Express guest star, and life-long Doctor Who fan – speaks about his role in the new series, playing Perkins.

“I don’t know how I’ll feel when they say, ‘And that’s a wrap for Mr Skinner,’” Franks admits. “I’m sure I’ll go through a mix of emotions. When footballers are in cup finals, the managers always say, ‘Savour every moment,’ and that’s what I’m doing. Every moment is ‘wowee’!” (more…)

Fathers’ Day… From BBC Worldwide

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and BBC Worldwide have a raft of brand-new DVD releases and fresh products that are sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face.

Petrol heads will have a blast watching Top Gear: The Burma Special on DVD (RRP: £15.31), or Blu-ray (RRP: £17.35). The Special is an entertainingly pain-wracked road trip through staggeringly beautiful landscapes, plagued with ongoing mechanical failures and an endless succession of playful banter. Dad can also enjoy the Special while wearing the Top Gear: The Burma Special ‘Keep On Truckin’ T-shirt (RRP: £12.99), available exclusively from BBC Shop. If he fancies sprucing up his pride and joy, then there’s a brand-new Top Gear Wash & Wax Kit (RRP: £8.99), including 1 Litre Wash & Wax, Jumbo Sponge and 200g Stockinette Polishing Cloth. (more…)

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