BBC Worldwide have issued a press release confirming items of classic and new series merchandise:
“Spring 2006 welcomes a new Doctor and new publishing and merchandise for Doctor Who
* Three brand new novels featuring the exploits of The Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper.
* Doctor Who Aliens and Enemies, A fully llustrated guide to the Doctors foes from the newest series plus the enemies from last year.
* Doctor Who � I am a Dalek part of the Quick Reads initiative.
* The three new novels narrated by the tenth Time Lord David Tennant
* Doctor Who: The Dalek Conquest � exclusive to BBC Audiobooks
* Doctor Who: Return of the Cybermen � a classic adventure featuring Patrick Troughton.
* New five-inch and twelve-inch action figures including the new Doctor, Rose with K-9, the Sycorax Warrior, Lady Cassandra O’Brien and the Cyberman.
* A new smaller five-inch radio-controlled Dalek.
* A Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet.
Doctor Who: Aliens and Enemies
Published 18 May 2006
Picking up where Monsters and Villains left off, this is a fully illustrated guide to the Doctors evil foes from the latest series, such as the Sycorax as well as his enemies from the 2005 series plus the Gelth and Reapers.
Including classic baddies, the Voc Robots, the Cyberman, the Zarbi and Sutekh this is the ultimate guide to the Aliens that proved the Doctors adversaries.
Featuring images, facts and figures about each baddie, there is also a synopsis of the episodes that feature them. There is behind the scenes insights into how the monsters are created and how the special effects are used to bring them alive.
Following The success of BBC Books new range of Doctor Who novels in 2005, three new novels have been launched for Spring 2006. All three books will be published on 13 April 2006 priced �6.99.
The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards
The Doctor and Rose find themselves in Starfall, a world of gloomy shadows where modern technology refuses to work. The resurrection casket is the said to be the key to eternal life. But does is really exist?
The Doctor and Rose intend to find out. There is also the mystery of the lost treasure of adventurer and bandit Hamlek Glint, to solve. Marooned in Starfall because the TARDIS has broken down, and with new enemies will they be able to find the answers before it is too late?
The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole
When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, everyone on board is drowned. The brother of Rose’s friend Keisha was amongst the dead, yet he appears to them as a ghost � begging them to save him from the feast of the drowned.
The dead crew are haunting loved ones all over London and the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery to find out what sank the ship and why? When the wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister forces came with it?
With the rivers dark waters hiding a dark secret can Rose and The Doctor do something before the feast reaches it’s conclusion?
The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner
When Mickey finds a statue of Rose in a museum that is 2000 years old, The Doctor realises that this means that the TARDIS will be taking them to Ancient Rome. When they arrive Rose befriends a girl who can predict the future with astonishing accuracy and The Doctor stumbles across the terrible truth behind the statue of Rose.
All three novels feature the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper.
The Quick Reads initiative is being launched on World Book day.
With over 12 million adults with the reading age of 13 years old this series of books aims to turn reluctant readers into 12 million avid readers.
Doctor Who – I am a Dalek is being launched as part of the Quick Reads initiative on 11 May 2006 �2.99
I am a Dalek by Gareth Roberts
The Doctor and Rose are planning to spend some time playing golf on the Moon, but the TARDIS has it’s own mind and lands them in a quiet village on the south coast of England where nothing ever happens.
But an archaeological dig has turned up a Roman mosaic from almost 2000 years ago, depicting mythical scenes and a Dalek. Strange things are afoot in the village when a young woman is killed by a bus, and then comes back to life.
As chaos breaks loose the Doctor and Rose find that they must use all their cunning against yet another alien enemy who are intent on destroying humanity.
David Tennant reads all three new Doctor Who titles
Fresh from his Christmas regeneration, the tenth Doctor himself David Tennant narrates three new Doctor Who novels for BBC Audiobooks.
These abridged readings feature the escapades of the Doctor and Rose as they take the TARDIS on adventures not seen on TV.
In a special �bonus’ feature, the Doctor reveals all in an exclusive question and answer session with his fans.
The Resurrection Casket, The Stone Rose, and The Feast of the Drowned are released on 3 July 2006 priced �9.99.
Doctor Who: The Dalek Conquests
In an exclusive BBC Audiobooks presentation, Nick Briggs � the voice of the Daleks in the BBC One series � brings you everything you wanted to know about them, but were too afraid to ask.
Packed with extracts from their many TV appearances, The Dalek Conquests covers every encounter the Doctor has had with his nemeses, from their very first meeting on Skaro to their battle at the end of the 2005 series. It also discovers where the Daleks come from, why they are bent on universal domination, and who was behind their original creation.
Doctor Who: The Dalek Conquests is released on 1 May 2006 priced �13.99
Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen.
Patrick Troughton stars in this digitally remastered soundtrack of a classic TV story , in which the dreaded Cybermen are released from their ice tombs on the planet Telos.
The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria encounter a party of Earth archaeologists who are intent on uncovering the mythical ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’. Only the Doctor seems aware of the folly of this venture, but suddenly it’s too late – the tomb is open, and the Cybermen are coming back to life…
Trapped in a confined place with the Cyber Controller and his acolytes, can the humans avoid being turned into Cyber fodder? What’s more, can the Cyber menace be made dormant before it spreads out to the galaxy once again?
The Cybermen re
rn to Doctor Who in the latest TV series.
Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen is released on 1 May 2006 priced �13.99
Five-inch Action figures
See the characters come to life with the new range of 5″ action figures. The Doctor is dressed in his new signature outfit with long overcoat and Sonic Screwdriver accessory, while Rose Tyler is teamed with canine hero, K-9. Evil intergalactic warlord, the Sycorax Warrior comes complete with two imposing weapons.
The Cassandra action figure shows Lady Cassandra O’Brien, the last human, stretched out on her moving frame. Blue-skinned Moxx of Balhoon is featured on his travelling base while Slitheen stands tall with full joint articulation and extendable claws.
Twelve-inch Action figures
The twelve-inch action figure range features the new, more deadly breed of Cybermen, as well as the Doctor himself, suited exactly as seen on the screen. Every detail in his pinstripe suit, plimsolls and overcoat has been incorporated into the figure to reflect, down to the very last pinstripe, the Doctor’s classic look.
Radio controlled toys
The new 5″ radio controlled Dalek is set to be just as popular as the 12″ debut model launched last year . Like its predecessor, it features 360-degree travel, flashing lights and utters the words: “Seek, locate, exterminate!”
The 5″ Doctor Who action figure appears again in a double pack that comprises radio controlled K-9 with authentic speech and sound effects. On command, K-9 can turn a full 360 degrees, his eyes light up and he also has a button-activated gun.
Cyberman novelty range
The Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet is a must for anyone daring to deceive the Cybermen as they carry out their mission to convert humanity to their own deadly kind. It will change your voice into true Cyberman speak, leaving your real identity undetected.
For added protection, the Cyberman Room Guard will help you ward off intruders attempting to trespass on forbidden territory.
Playsets and games
The TARDIS Electronic Playset features authentic light and sound effects and its console is a faithful reproduction of the one seen on screen. Its motorised ‘time column’ rises and falls (with lights) when the TARDIS is in ‘flight’ and it has ‘lift out’ access panels in the floor to reveal the mechanisms and circuitry hidden in the floor.
The LCD Game has a smart stylised Dalek case front and comes with an LCD game display, authentic sounds and two levels of play that allows players to hunt out and fire at the Doctor’s most feared adversary.
The new additions join the existing Doctor Who toy range which includes the Talking TARDIS Money Box and Sonic Screwdriver.
The TARDIS Money Box, a replica of the Doctor’s Time Capsule, has an opening front door which reveals the Doctor, Rose and a money slot. As each coin is delivered, the Money Box plays phrases including, “Did I mention it travels in time?”
A replica of one of the Doctor’s most essential tool, the Sonic Screwdriver is an invisible writing pen featuring button activated lights and sounds.
The Doctor Who toy range is available at all good toy stores with new ranges reaching stores throughout the first half of the year (see detail below).
Doctor Who is licensed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial consumer arm of the BBC.
RRPs and availability
Doctor Who Dalek Hunter LCD Game �9.99
Doctor Who Talking TARDIS Money Box �9.99
Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver �9.99
12″ Radio Controlled Dalek �39.99
5″ Radio Controlled Dalek �16.99
2.5� Radio Controlled K9 with Doctor Who �16.99
TARDIS Electronic playset �39.99
Action Figures �6.99
12″ Doctor Who figure �16.99
12″ Cyberman figure �16.99
Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet �29.99
Cyberman Animatronic Room Guard �29.99″
Non-Doctor Who Merchandise
Former Doctor Who actress Sophie Aldred is narrating ‘Candyfloss‘ – a 6 hour reading of the novel by Jacqueline Wilson OBE, The Children’s Laureate.