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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around this period I didn't have any merchandise apart from the Target novels and the Radio Times special. Rather imaginatively, my friend and I used his Dad's tyre pressure gauge for a sonic screwdriver.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the magazine in your sig , which I still have!


Good for you for hanging on to it!
I bought another one off eBay, but i sold it again after the re-print came out. That's the one i have now.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B3 wrote:
Around this period I didn't have any merchanise apart from the Target novels and the Radio Times special. Rather imaginatively, my friend and I used his Dad's tyre pressure gauge for a sonic screwdriver.



I like it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B3 wrote:
Around this period I didn't have any merchanise apart from the Target novels and the Radio Times special. Rather imaginatively, my friend and I used his Dad's tyre pressure gauge for a sonic screwdriver.


So that's what they are! We have one here somewhere and I always thought it looked just like the Sonic Screwdriver.




Kids today have it so much easier!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B3 wrote:
Around this period I didn't have any merchanise apart from the Target novels and the Radio Times special. Rather imaginatively, my friend and I used his Dad's tyre pressure gauge for a sonic screwdriver.



Ah, those innocent childhood games, when a tyre pressure guage became a sonic screwdriver and a stick became a Kalashnikov.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the earliest Whoage that I remember



The evil ingenuity of the Krynoid froze my 6-year-old blood.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just Google Image searched 'Doctor Who Weetabix' (re - earlier post)...



Fuck. Almost creamed my pants when that one came up.

That was the real shit. Yes sir.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first memories I have of Dr Who was cowering behind my dad's armchair aged 5, while the Cybermen clambered out of the sewers in Invasion. They scared the living bejasus out of me, unlike the Daleks, which I loved unconditionally. I also remember going on holiday to Littlehampton around then, and being taken to the local cinema where they did a re-screening (Which they used to do every summer, it seems,) of both Doctor Who films. At the time, there was a red Dalek outside the cinema, and I got to sit in it- I don't recall if this was an actual film prop or a full-size mock-up, and I was too young and awestruck to care.

Along came pertwee and Spearhead from Space, and I was hooked on the show ever since. Pertwee was 'my' Doctor, and during that story, whenever we went shopping, i insisted my mum cross the road when we came to the clothes shop, as I was terrified that the mannequins would break out of the window and shoot me! Very Happy I had a few toys as well- our budget didn't go to one of the Marx toy Daleks, but I had these...


Cherilea swappit Daleks and a Mechanoid. I also had a Herts Dalek, like the ones below:


and after Planet Of The Daleks came out, I insisted that it be painted gold and black, like the Supreme Council Dalek. I also collected the Sevans kits, and I now have one of the Comet movie Daleks, and still dabble a bit in the model building, and I now collect the 28mm miniatures.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ludders wrote:
Good stuff.
Where was that Dr Who exhibition?


It was at Dapol's factory in Llangollen, North Wales. I suspect its glory days were over by the time I first visited Sad It closed when Dapol moved out to a bigger factory. They're now a leading model railway manufacturer.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How could I forget the Rolykins! The later ones that is, and the Harlequin figures my dad got me into when we discovered how irredeemably shit the Dapol toys were.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great contributions! Love the Weetabix cards. I forgot all about those. Very Happy

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I remember burying it in the garden and being dismayed when the voice function no longer worked. Laughing


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDarkLord wrote:
Palitoy talking dalek. My mum picked one up at a car boot in the early 80s. I remember burying it in the garden and being dismayed when the voice function no longer worked. Laughing

I wonder if such an action would have the same effect on those PoohWho voicechanger Rapist Dalek masks?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
Just Google Image searched 'Doctor Who Weetabix' (re - earlier post)...



Fuck. Almost creamed my pants when that one came up.

That was the real shit. Yes sir.


You know that's only about a quarter of the series? If you multiply the number of rusks in a box by the decreasing probability of getting a new card each time, you'll realise that getting a full set would mean eating enough roughage to produce a turd that would encircle Nottingham.

On the other hand, drinking enough Typhoo Tea to submerge East Anglia would've got you these:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know. Luckily I was somehow able to con my grandparents into stocking up on Weetabix like WWIII was due, so managed to get the full set, and also the follow-up series whenever that was.

Only ever had one or two of the Typhoo cards, though I sent off for the book they offered (The Wonderful World of... or something like that, mostly recycled annual material). Odd thing though, I found one of those cards (specifically the Sarah Jane with gun one) laying on the pavement one day not so long ago... I mean since the year 2000. Seemed like a very odd thing to just be there.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moderator General wrote:
You know that's only about a quarter of the series? If you multiply the number of rusks in a box by the decreasing probability of getting a new card each time, you'll realise that getting a full set would mean eating enough roughage to produce a turd that would encircle Nottingham.

So that's how Davies produced new Who.
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