6 new things every ‘Doctor Who’ fan needs this month

In this new regular feature, we’ll be picking out the best of the latest Doctor Who products on sale each month!

Check out September’s goodies…

 

Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control

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Available from 7 September, this brand new prop replica is a detailed recreation of the Sonic Screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in Season 8.

“Since our Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic went on sale, we have had a constant stream of requests from fans of all ages asking us to make an extending version. It wasn’t easy to engineer a solidly reliable device that can withstand being repeatedly flicked to extend it, but we’ve been able to do it, and I’m certain that any fan of Doctor Who is going to love it,” says Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company.

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It’s also a fully functioning gesture-based universal remote control which can control your TV and other home entertainment equipment.

Flick it open and the clasps extend with a satisfying clunk, press the grip mounted button for instant light and sound action, or use the Any-TV-Off function!

> Buy the Sonic Screwdriver on Amazon.

 

The Time Lord Letters

the Time Lord Letters

Published on 24 September, this is a unique collection of over 100 letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor – correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible.

From the Doctor’s plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defence he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus – like the Doctor himself, the mood can change in an instant.

> Buy the book on Amazon.

 

Season 1-4 on Blu-ray

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Previously only available on Blu-ray as part of 2013’s Complete Season 1-7 boxset, the remastered versions of Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant’s seasons at full 1080p high definition have now been released to buy individually.

> Buy Season 1 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

> Buy Season 2 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

> Buy Season 3 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

> Buy Season 4 on Blu-ray on Amazon.

 

Model-Building Book

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Out on 3 September, this new book features three Doctor Who model-building challenges to complete – including keepsake models of the TARDIS, a Dalek and a sinister Cyberman head – with easy-to-follow instructions plus fact file pages.

> Buy the book on Amazon.

 

Cyberman bust

Cyberman

This unique official contemporary sculpture depicts the latest variant of the Cyberman, as initially introduced in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Nightmare in Silver’ episode.

48cm in height, the bust was originally sculpted from clay, giving the pieces a dynamic and organic feel. Each subsequent piece has been carefully hand cast in marble resin from this mould using ceramic polystone and then hand painted.

> Buy the bust on BBC Shop.

 

The Glamour Chronicles

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Published on 10 September, these three new novels feature the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi.

In ‘Royal Blood’, the city-state of Varuz is failing. Who are the ancient and weary knights who arrive in Varuz claiming to be on a quest for the Holy Grail?

In ‘Deep Time’, the Phaeron disappeared from the universe over a million years ago. They travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space, but left only relics behind. But what actually happened to the Phaeron?

In ‘Big Bang Generation’, imagine everyone’s surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. When someone accidentally reawakens The Ancients of Time, things get a whole lot more complicated.

> Buy ‘Royal Blood’ on Amazon.

> Buy ‘Deep Time’ on Amazon.

> Buy ‘Big Bang Generation’ on Amazon.

 

Season 9 has been filming in Cardiff since January and begins on BBC One on Saturday 19 September.

> Here’s everything we know about Season 9 so far.

What Doctor Who goodies have you bought recently? Let us know below…

  • Doctor Moo

    The 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver: Isn’t that identical to the 11th’s?

    The Time Lord Letters: That’s a brilliant idea! Shame that one of the Doctor’s incarnations is absent from the cover but it looks like it’ll be good enough for that not to bother me.

    Series 1-4 on BluRay: I’ve got them on DVD already but of those only series 1 and series 4 have held up in my opinion. Still I have no doubt that the RTD/Tennant fangirls will be happy with them and that’s good. Shame there’s no sign of the Specials Year but I understand that’s on BluRay already.

    Model Building Book: How is this any different from if you just purchased the figurines instead — maybe someone can enlighten me?

    Cyberman Bust: So now I can have my own Handles from ‘The Time of the Doctor’ which is wonderful. Best one-off companion ever!

    The Glamour Chronicles: Weird name, I’m guessing that’s got something to do with an ongoing story throughout the three of them? They look like they should be good and I’ll take any new material for 12 & Clara that I can.

    • Mat Greenfield

      I was wondering about the Time Lord Letters. My gut tells me that an actor of John Hurt’s status, who was only ever really a guest star rather than a series lead like Tennant and Smith, would probably have certain limitations on the BBC’s right to use his image on merchandising. For a one-shot appearance in a tea-time show aimed primarily at kids, there’s only so long Hurt would want his face appearing on Doctor Who Monopoly.

      That or they just couldn’t fit everyone on and the War Doctor could be easily overlooked. I really must give Occam back his razor.

      • Zoltán Buka

        Tea-time show aimed primarily at kids? Is it still 1972?

        • Mat Greenfield

          It’s what the BBC still calls the time slot.

          • Dr. Moo

            Huh? Lots of series eight aired very late in the day, sometimes even post-watershed!

    • Linda Caroline Wilson

      My Brother got me the model building book and its fabulous. It has a tardis, dalek and cyberman head. Card pop out that you fold and slot together. Its very well made and I will be sad when I have finished it as its great fun too 🙂