Subject: FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 11 2008 @ 03:59 AM
By: Tin Dog Podcast

Content:

10 JANUARY 2008 | MERCHANDISE | FOB WATCH





Expect eBay to be awash with CHARACTER OPTIONS latest "toy".



The Doctor's Fob Watch is a highly detailed (and fully functional - as a watch, of course) replica of the fob watch used by both the Doctor and the Master. It features speech, lights and sound effects.



RRP: £14.99. Suitable for five year olds plus and adults of-a-certain-age.





sadly it looks plastic...



Frown





here



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FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 11 2008 @ 08:18 AM
By: Smitty

Content:

Seriously?

Looks awesome, well £15 for a detailed toy of a prop the plastic option was probably best.

It might be oversized as well to accommodate the voice/sound effects etc.

No matter what I'm liking it!

-cs™


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 11 2008 @ 02:32 PM
By: Tardis-Knight

Content:

I'd probably rather someone pushed the boat out and did a proper reproduction watch, as opposed to a plastic job.

I'm not a massive fan of the screwdrivers and reproduction style items (Judoon Scanners etc) that Character do, but that's just me. They're clearly very popular with everyone else.

I do remember Smitty was actually asking for one of these months ago.


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 11 2008 @ 03:01 PM
By: Smitty

Content:

Yes I did!

It looks pretty darn close to what I thought it would be if it was made into a rolepaying toy/accessory. Oh I've seen a few more pics and it is not oversized.



I then recalled that the fob watch from HN/FOB/U was a little big as well.

-cs™


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 13 2008 @ 12:19 PM
By: Louis

Content:


Is this plastic? If so, that is a shame. Didn't there used to be another Doctor Who FOB watch available some years ago which was pewter or something. I think I have it (though it may have broke on me). Memory is a little hazy on it now, perhaps it had the seal of Rassilon and the DW logo (similar to the 1996 video movie)...

This is nice, but I would prefer a proper watch, not a toy.

Cheers,
Louis


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 13 2008 @ 12:23 PM
By: Louis

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This is the actual one from Human Nature:



FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: January 21 2008 @ 03:07 PM
By: Tardis-Knight

Content:

The watches have started turning up in Argos folks (if anyone is planning on getting one).


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 19 2008 @ 08:19 PM
By: Louis

Content:



I was told there were a few of these in the dealers room at Gallifrey 2008. They were the first to sell out as well. But unfortunately, I was also told they are made out of plastic. Angry Oh well... It's just a toy.

Let me know when some company makes a real FOB watch replica.

Cheers,
Louis


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 25 2008 @ 08:50 PM
By: tarashnat

Content:


I found one at the NYC Forbidden Planet tonight.


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 25 2008 @ 11:09 PM
By: seanhuxter

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I saw this at the Toy Fair last week. I met Robyn and Matt from Underground, and they were great. Robyn's British, which surprised me a bit. Nice lady.

I took this photo of the fob watch toy. It's basically full-sized, and looked good. I didn't ask her to take it out of the case, but I should have. I got this photo, not of the interior, though.



And the better news still is that this:



is a real fob watch! This will also be available. It's somewhat smaller than the real deal. If the original is 8cm across, this must have been about half-scale at 4-5cm across.

Oh... and for those who wish to be envious:



That's a real BBC Dalek that got shipped over for the Toy Fair show, and I was told it would be at Forbidden Planet in New York for a while as well, on display, before it returns to England.

Sean.


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 26 2008 @ 04:42 AM
By: Tin Dog Podcast

Content:

I found one in Tesco...

its nice but NOT good enough... i want a metal one... 15 quid plastic looking and feeling...


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 26 2008 @ 02:00 PM
By: tarashnat

Content:


The Dalek has been at the NYC Forbidden Planet for a few weeks now... I have seen it a couple of times.


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 26 2008 @ 04:57 PM
By: That Neil Guy

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The real one is sweet. When do we get that?

And way to pose there, Sean!


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 26 2008 @ 06:02 PM
By: ExtermaKnitter

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And how much will that fab real fob watch be?!


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 27 2008 @ 12:09 AM
By: Louis

Content:

[QUOTE BY= seanhuxter] ...
And the better news still is that this:



is a real fob watch! This will also be available. It's somewhat smaller than the real deal. If the original is 8cm across, this must have been about half-scale at 4-5cm across.

...
[/QUOTE]

Cool. Do you know when this is going to be available? I wish it was full scale and I wish the watch face plate matched the original one better, but if it is real (i.e. not a plastic toy), I will take it (if it is priced reasonably).


Cheers,
Louis


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 27 2008 @ 10:41 AM
By: LanaiaD

Content:

Oh yes. A real metal watch. Why didn't they put that out first!

I gotta see this real Dalek at Forbidden Planet too!


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: February 27 2008 @ 04:32 PM
By: tarashnat

Content:


A metal Gallifreyan FOB watch in three easy steps:

STEP 1: buy Character Options toy watch

STEP 2: buy real FOB watch with no markins/engravings on cover

STEP 3: have the patterns on the toy watch engraved onto the metal FOB watch by a jeweler or engraver.

TA-DA!


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: April 04 2008 @ 04:20 PM
By: Smitty

Content:

^ I was about to bring this up!

Totally by chance today, I was at my local Dollar General store. I passed an aisle and hanging there was for $8 was a silvery, yes silvery FOB watch. It looks like the HN/FOB watch!

Totally bare no designs on it. Perfect!

It's a bit shiny and new, but there's a spray that can dull metal surfaces and an electric etcher, approximate the designs or Hell make up my own!

Totally by chance and wonderfully unexpected. Do I wanna get the CO version? You bet! But that one I found was sweet too!!!

-cs™


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: May 30 2008 @ 09:57 AM
By: daveac

Content:

Looks like Fob Watches are back in fashion.

Here's the Cobalt mentioned on Dvice



here

Cheers, daveac

EDIT: fixed link to point directly to article...—Taras


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: May 30 2008 @ 11:41 AM
By: merlin_mccarley

Content:

[QUOTE BY= daveac]
Looks like Fob Watches are back in fashion.

Here's the Cobalt mentioned on Dvice



here -EDIT- Fixed to direct article link -End EDIT-

Cheers, daveac[/QUOTE]

Very cool find Dave, wish it was avilable. Fully configurable Fob watch, give me some of that.

Here is the design page as well-
Yanko Design


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: May 30 2008 @ 03:47 PM
By: Smitty

Content:

Wow!

That reminds me of the Doctor's fob watch in Survival.

Now an MP3 player in a fob watch casing would be damn cool too!

-cs™


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 12:42 AM
By: CT

Content:






The real deal.

I spent the past 9 months getting this thing right.

This will be as close to the actual prop as you're going to get.

http://celestialtoystore.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=4


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 02:35 AM
By: merlin_mccarley

Content:

[QUOTE BY= CT]

The real deal.

I spent the past 9 months getting this thing right.

This will be as close to the actual prop as you're going to get.

http://celestialtoystore.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=4[/QUOTE]

Hi CT, and may I say... That is one heck of a FIRST POST! Twisted Evil

Fill out your profile info and.... Welcome aboard.

Cheers,
Merlin


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 09:38 AM
By: Ken

Content:

Wow. Your replicas are very impressive! Feel free to contact Louis or myself about this further.


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 09:44 AM
By: CT

Content:

Thank you for the great welcome! It is nice to be here.

Just a quick note: the actual size of the prop watch is around 50mm. You can see side by side comparisons on my website.

(The concept art is inaccurate: an 8cm diameter would put the watch at over 4 inches diameter! Also, the finished watch differs from the concept art drastically!)


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 09:52 AM
By: Ken

Content:

Add a link to your site in our web resources section. You may want to contact JumpCon about dealers info: sales@jumpcon.com


FOB Watch - coming soon

Posted on: June 14 2008 @ 10:00 AM
By: CT

Content:

Thank you Ken, I have just done this.

In regards to dealer inquiries etc, I must point out that I am unlicenced and the BBC do not like me hence why I operate semi-clandestine. It is a long story but basically I tried to obtain a licence but they refused without even considering my application.

I would dearly love to get more exposure for my products but at the same time I do not want to get the JumpCon organisers in trouble nor do I want to compromise my own anonymity.


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