The national web site for Wales, icWales is reporting that the demand for Doctor Who toys is soaring! It reports that retailers fear that they will not be able to keep up with the high demand.
Comic Guru Presents, a store that specializes in Doctor Who books, videos, CDs, and toys in Cardiff assistant manger, Alan Vaughan said, "We have people coming in two to three times a day asking about when the new toys are going to come out, everyone's waiting for them. When they come in we expect them to start flying out the door. In between now and Christmas that's what everyone will be wanting."
"Doctor Who is unlike anything else. The new series has attracted a new fan base. But they've also managed to retain their older fan base, people who have been fans for over 20 years. That's a remarkable achievement," said the Managing Partner of UK's leading suppliers of Doctor Who merchandise, Galaxy 4.
"We've already had thousands of preorders for the new range. The most popular toy so far seems to be the sonic screwdriver, because it's something kids can keep in their pocket, and they can play the role of the Doctor, or Rose. But there's also lots of collectors, people in their 60s who will be buying them as well."
Some of the Doctor Who toys expected:
Sonic Screwdriver - Features lights, sound effects, hidden UV pen, and more. £9.99
Radio-Control Dalek - 12-inch authentic movement travel with flashing lights and speaks phrases. £39.99
3D Character Walkie-Talkies - In the 12-inch shape of the Doctor and the Slitheen alien with posable arms reach 15 meters in their range. £19.99
Talking TARDIS Money Box - 8-inch TARDIS model features spoken phrases, Rose and the Doctor inside, flashing lamp, and more. £9.99
For more on demand of Doctor Who toys see the article icWales: Countdown to space race for Dr Who range.
Meanwhile a Dalek has exterminated a nun!... well, sort of... the Hackney Gazzette is reporting that a unexpected Dalek was present to send-off Sister Teresa Clarke for her retirement as chief executive of St. Joseph's Hospice in Hackney last week. It reports that she is a big science fiction fan and loves Doctor Who. She was also presented with a signed photograph of Colin Baker as the sixth Doctor and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Obviously, a slow news day in Hackney...