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Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Top Doctor Who Gifts this Christmas!

Books, CDs, DVDs and Toys – there is more Doctor Who merchandise available this Christmas than ever before, and looks as though it’s going to be a tricky task to track down the best deals.
Luckily we’ve put a bit of work in on this front – Kasterborous are happy to provide some links to good deals on Amazon and Forbidden Planet so that you can pick up the best Doctor Who gifts at the best prices!

The Doctor Who Annual 2010Toys

Our money is on the Sonic Screwdriver LED Torch to continue selling well, and although the Doctor Who Scene It? DVD board game is extremely popular we have to point you in the direction of the two Airfix kits, one of the Doctor, Martha and the TARDIS and a second called “Daleks Encounter” featuring kit models from Daleks in Manhattan!

Fans of Character Options great range of Doctor Who figures should check out the superb Classic Exclusives that feature two versions of the Third Doctor (one with giant maggots from The Green Death, a second with a Sea Devil) as well as two versions of the Sixth Doctor (clad in the Real Time blue coat or the post-regeneration Caves of Androzani cricket outfit).

Top of the list at Forbidden Planet meanwhile should be the 12” Cyber Leader Action Figure which is available for 50% off!

Books

Top selling Doctor Who books this year look likely to be The Official Doctor Who Annual 2010 and the Doctor Who Storybook 2010 , while new releases The Taking Of Chelsea 426 and Justin Richard’s The Ultimate Monster Guide are also great choices.

If you’re looking for something a bit more highbrow, Timeless Adventures by Brian J Robb is out in paperback from Kamera Books – this is a great read for anyone interested in the history of Doctor Who and the show’s relationship with the British viewing audience – find out more at www.kamerabooks.co.uk

Tom Baker and Richard Franklin star in The Hornet's NestAudiobooks

If you’re more interested in audiobooks however, the return of Tom Baker to the role of the Fourth Doctor in the BBC Audiobooks series Hornet’s Nest is a great choice with all 5 CDs available for under £30 separately while the Hornets’ Nest Boxset is available for pre-order for just over £30. Meanwhile David Tennant reads Simon Messingham’s The Day of the Troll, now available new for almost 50% of the original price!

DVD

Big DVD sellers this Christmas are likely to be the Torchwood: Complete Series 1-3 DVD Box Set and the immense Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-4 Box Set , although remember that DVDs of individual series from both Torchwood and Doctor Who are available, so don’t feel forced into buying the box sets.

Alternatively if you or the loved one you’re buying for is happy to wait until after Christmas, you can pre-order the 2009 Winter Specials (The Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Part One and The End of Time, Part Two) or The Complete Specials (which features the above as well as The Next Doctor and Planet of the Dead) which are currently available with a discount of over 33%.

You might also want to check Amazon’s main Doctor Who shop front, where more deals can be found.

It would be amiss of us to mention the superb offer from Big Finish that is currently available meanwhile – a huge sale running from December 1st to January 9th, 2010 that includes reductions on Doctor Who stageplay adaptations, Short Trips, Iris Wildthyme, Sarah Jane, Bernice Summerfield and more! Hop on over to www.bigfinish.com to check the prices!

All in all, if you are buying your seasonal gifts online, shop safely, securely and from a reputable retailer!

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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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