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Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Celestial Money-maker

Non-Celestial Toymakers Character have announced market beating profits in the lead up to the new series, and new line of toys, of Doctor Who.

Demand for Doctor Who toys  lifted sales by 35 per cent to £58.1million in the six months ending in February while profits surged 78 per cent to £6.6million.

The company – who recently launched a series of LEGO brick-based playsets – are also expecting a massive boost from the new series which begins this Saturday.

Character Group chairman Richard King said:

“We are very excited, it looks very good. We bring out new products to match each new series.”

King also believed that sales would have been greater had it not been for the poor weather over the vital Christmas period (hell, Easter is going to be their second Christmas!) and despite the catatonic state of the economy he did expect the company to out-perform the current market.

For all of you who think in cash, shares in the company rose 7p to 198½p.

(via The Daily Express)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




One Response to The Celestial Money-maker

  1. avatar Carn says:

    I’m not even a collector of Lego or Lego type stuff these days but I had to buy that TARDIS/Doctor/Amy pack and may get some more. I like the minifigs better than actual Lego ones anyways.

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