There’s been some… let’s say, unlikely merchandise recently (the make your own sonic screwdriver, anyone?). And some pretty darn cool merchandise too. (How about the proper sonic screwdriver, eh?) But the latest bit of tie-in goods fits snugly between the two.
The Doctor Who Fish Tank – and yes, you read that right (probably) – is a Pets At Home exclusive, priced at £35, and is both bizarre and kooky. I suppose it’s every (sane) human’s dream to travel in the TARDIS; it must be true that fish have those dreams too, because the fish tank includes an ornament of the latest blue box incarnation adorned with a few shaded windows and the St. John’s Ambulance sign.
For £35, you also get a time vortex background, stickers of a Dalek and the Silurians – surely the Sea Devils are more appropriate? – and… gravel. Plus, until Boxing Day, you get a free tap safe and aquarium cleaning kit.
Of course, if you don’t have fish, you could possibly keep other pets in it, like a Sontaran or such like.