Now, all of your cookies kept in one place! The TARDIS cookie jar, available at ThinkGeek, solves all your cookie storage problems. OK, maybe not. Although the Doctor’s TARDIS may be infinitely bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, this cookie jar won’t quite offer that level of cookie storage. But it is pretty cool looking, and it even “talks” (alright, it makes neat sound effect noises). Let’s just hope it doesn’t dematerialize off your counter and show up in some distant part (or time) of the galaxy with all your Oreo cookies. Selling for about $27, this cookie containing contraption stands about 11 inches tall and uses 3 button cell batteries (which they are kind enough to include).
Available from ThinkGeek and other retailers. Retail price $26.99
The recent post about the new R2-D2 USB cleaner got me thinking about all the useful, fun and sometimes impractical USB accessories available for sci-fi and fantasy fanatics. Some, like USB flash drives and hubs, are very practical. Others, like the USB light-up Alien, certainly fall into the fun spectrum. I’ve put together a list of many of the different USB gadgets I found across the web and where to buy them.
Continue reading »
Matt Smith, the latest incarnation in the Doctor Who series, has just hit the airwaves, and Underground Toys is right there with a new action figure set. The new Crash Set 2-pack features two highly detailed versions of the 11th Doctor from the episode “Eleventh Hour”. In one version, the figure is still wearing the ripped, tattered remains of the 10th Doctor’s suit following an explosion in the TARDIS; in the other version, the Doctor is sporting a tweed jacket, bow tie and boots pilfered from lockers at the local hospital. The set will be available this May from several retailers and sell for about $26.
The 5-inch figure also includes the Doctor’s new sonic screwdriver, though a bit hard to see the detail at such a small scale (a larger scale version of the new sonic screwdriver is also coming).
Available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth and other retailers. Retail price $25.99
Underground Toys is releasing a new collection of Doctor Who figures and sets this May in the US. Available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth and other online retailers, the new sets includes many of the classic Doctors, including the first and fourth Doctors. Each figure stands approximately 5 inches tall. Some sets include an electronic classic TARDIS which features an opening left door with telephone cubby hole, a spring activated right-hand door, and takeoff and landing light and sound effects.
Continue reading »
Attention Doctor Who collectors and fans. Several costumes and props from the BBC’s long-running Doctor Who series go up for auction February 24 at Bonhams in London. The auction includes costumes and props from the David Tennant years, as well as items from prior Doctor incarnations. It’s a fantastic selection of new and old pieces that would be great additions to anyone’s collection.
Items going under the gavel later this month include:
- David Tennant’s two-piece Paul Smith dinner suit (from Voyage of the Damned special)
- Kyle Minogue’s waitress costume (also from Voyage of the Damned)
- David Morrissey’s complete costume from the 2008 episode, The Next Doctor
- Cyberman costumes of various designs and sizes from the 1980s
- Two Imperial Daleks from 1988 (one was altered for exhibition purposes)
- A jacket, pajamas and dressing gown worn by Billie Piper
- Various garments worn by Freema Agyeman and Catherine Tate
- A Sea Devil Warrior costume
- And many more items
More information on the auction, including anticipated prices at gavel drop, can be found from the Guardian, the BBC and Bonhams.
Images courtesy of Bonhams