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Published on October 13th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Product Enterprises Movie Dalek!

Product Enterprises Movie Dalek!

That’s right! Not only have we got new series Daleks on the shelves courtesy of Character Options, “classic series” merchandiser Product Enterprises is releasing a Radio Controlled Dalek based on those that appeared in the 1960s Aaru Dalek movies which starred Peter Cushing as “Dr. Who”.

Thanks to eyeofhorus.org.uk, we have a picture of the packaging as well as the model inside!

And speaking of Doctor Who toys, Newsround Press Packer Lucy went to a toy fair and got to try out the new series Dalek toy!

The Daleks were great too because you controlled them with a remote control and you could make them do things. They also said things like ‘Exterminate!’ But the best thing they said was ‘Obey the Daleks! Obey! Obey!’ I thought that was really funny.

And while we’re on the subject of merchandise, the BBC Press Office has released details of BBC Worldwide’s presence at the Brand Licencing 2005 fayre, to be held at Earl’s Court on 25-26 October:

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The master toy licensee for Doctor Who, Character Group, has just launched its eagerly anticipated first toy range which includes a radio-controlled Dalek, Walkie Talkies of the new Slitheen Monster & the Doctor and battling Daleks.

The toy range will be complemented by further products including board games from Toybrokers, jigsaws by Ravensburger and stationery and tableware from DNC.

Following the huge success of the first series, which began airing on BBC ONE in March 2005, a second 13-part series and Christmas special have been produced. High-profile actor David Tennant, best known for the title role in the hugely well-received Casanova, steps into the role of the tenth Doctor.

From exhilarating new experiences to deadly confrontations, the alien Doctor opens his earthly companion, Rose’s eyes to a whole new world. During their epic adventures, the two become the best of friends as they encounter lethal enemies such as the Slitheen, the Gelth and the Doctor’s Ultimate Enemy, the Daleks.

The second series also sees the return of the dreaded Cybermen.

Meanwhile, the BBC Press Office has announced the relaunch of bbc.co.uk/tv site, gearing it for the inclusion of web previews.

The BBC has today relaunched its bbc.co.uk/tv site, as it moves towards showcasing its TV programmes on the web. The new, dynamic and visual site will offer users the opportunity to watch exclusive web previews of upcoming programmes, such as BBC FOUR’s The Thick of It and BBC THREE’s Nighty Night, as well as interactive programmes previously only available under the red button.

In addition, users will be able to watch catch-up clips of Top of The Pops and EastEnders, previews of seasons like The Lost Decade and clips from classic shows like Doctor Who.

Finally, online magazine The Simon attacks BBC America for losing it’s way, not least in failing to show new Doctor Who. And you can’t say fairer than that!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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