"...reference books, wallpaper, friction-drive Daleks,
dolls, underpants, slippers, pyjamas
caddy, cds, cigarette cards, and fanzines..."
soon as the DOCTOR WHO story, THE
DEAD PLANET (aka THE MUTANTS,
aka THE DALEKS), was broadcast
in 1963 the BBC realised that series-related merchandise would be very profitable.
It was not
until the 1964 iconic story, THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH, that UK TV tie-in merchandise
came of age. Dalekmania had arrived, and the British public had never seen the
like before. If a logo could be printed on it, it was produced, stacked on a
shelf (not for long!) and sold.
DOCTOR WHO's original run (1963-89), nefarious merchandise tempted fans to raid
their ceramic piggy bank (in the shape of a Police Public Call Box). It ranged
from books, videos, fanzines, toys, clothing (yes, including underpants), wallpaper,
stationery and auctioned props from the series itself.
A number of websites are dedicated to archiving merchandise from
the CLASSIC SERIES: here's the best -
With the NEW SERIES of DOCTOR
2005 will see a completely new range of product; more DVDs, more toys, and more