Check this out, I’ve never gone as far as to buy something that hasn’t been released in the US up to this point, but this might get me to if they aren’t released in the US. Especially now that I’m starting to get my kids interested in Doctor Who.
From Doctor Who News:
BBC Worldwide has announced a major new deal with Character Options’ new Construction division which will see Doctor Who enter the construction toy market for the first time.
The Character Building range will include 3D micro-figures, brought to life with sculpted facial features whilst play sets will be uniquely tailored to Doctor Who. Fans will be able to build their own Doctor Who world with all their favourite characters including the Doctor and Amy Pond with their famous foes the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.
Distinctive to the Character Building range will be the use of texture on some of the building blocks, whether it be the sleek and smooth edges of a spaceship, or the rough edges of a rock face. This will be pivotal in recreating each environment, providing a natural look, but still allowing easy construction play. The entire range will be displayed at the Character Options stand at the London Toy Fair with the first products set for release in Spring 2011.
Matt Smith commented on his new figure:
“It was very surreal and funny coming face to face with a miniature version of myself as the Doctor but I’m glad that the Doctor’s trusty Sonic Screwdriver is in his hand, ready to fend off attacks from monsters!”
With Karen Gillan adding:
“I absolutely love these miniature toys of The Doctor and Amy Pond despite the strange sensation of seeing myself immortalized in plastic and miniature and buildable…and dissectible. I’m loving Pond’s flaming ginger mane and it’s funny to think that The Doctor and Amy are small enough to travel around in someone’s pocket.”
Richard Hollis, who is Head of UK Licensing at BBC Worldwide said the reason the BBC has chosen to work with Character Options is because of the quality and imagination they put into their toys, with Jon Diver, Character Group’s Joint Managing Director, saying the new project
The teaser trailer or sneak peek for the upcoming season of Doctor Who that aired after The Christmas Special has been released online by BBC America, and we learn one this above all others: Stetsons are cool.
The first half of the all new season comes Spring 2011
Oh no! You’ve forgotten to get Aunt Verne a gift card, or cousin Keifer that killer Mr Potato head toy he’s been wanting! Fear not! For in today’s digital world, why not give a digital gift? With the ability to “gift” iPhone apps now, you have an easy last minute way to give someone that extra special little random gift they’ve been clamoring for! (Feel free to read in sarcasm at any point in this post) It might sound insane, but here at 10 iPhone apps to cover all sorts of eccentric members of your family.
FOR: Any photo crazy relative Price: $3.99 Developer: tap tap tap
Its back and better then ever! If you have a family member that is crazy about taking pictures, is expecting a new addition, or anyone else for that matter, Camera+ is the photographing app they need on their phone. And what better way to say “I care” then to give them the best camera app available?
Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time
FOR: A Doctor Who fan Price: $3.99 Developer: BBC Worldwide
The first actual Doctor Who game for your iPhone or iPad, you can now enter the world of The Doctor in an engaging puzzle adventure game. “The Mazes of Time” is fast, simple, easy to play and highly enjoyable.
Golfscape GPS Rangefinder
FOR: A Golfer Price: $19.99 Developer: Shotzoom Software
GPS Rangefinders are a fun little toy that some golfers will pack around to try and get a leg up on their friends, but the trouble with most is that they require a monthly subscription for updates and to use the GPS. That isn’t the case with this app, which carries the power of showing you the distances on over 35,000+ courses.
FOR: The Exerciser Price: $.99 Developer: GymFu.com
The easiest way to look at the 4 apps offered from GymFu.com is that it’s the Wii Fit for your iPhone, letting any exercise buff, or just the family member trying to set and stick to their New Years Resolution, a personal trainer in their pocket. Offering social media integration and challenges, these apps offer motivation and an exercise regimen.
If you have someone that wants to get better organized or needs help to get better organized, JotNot could be the answer for them. You just have to snap a steady picture of a document you want to scan, JotNot enhances the image and turns it into a document you can email or save. I’ve found that if you take the picture carefully, JotNot can capture a document as well as a fax machine can!
FOR: Comedy Fan Price: $.99 Developer: Randy Adams
He does an impersonation of nearly everyone but me, and now, he has what is hard pressed not to be the best celebrity iPhone app available. Developed by Randy Adams, the Kevin Pollak app, offers up a video blog where Kevin records quick videos for the fan’s view pleasure. You have a products tab, which takes you directly to an Amazon listing of all things Kevin Pollak. So you can view it as, the gift that keeps on giving.
FOR: Bengals or Ochocinco Fan Price: $.99 Developer: Rock Software
Up front, this game would be great for any mobile gamer, but the fact that it starts the Bengal’s receiver Chad Ochocinco just makes it that much more special for that special group. Terrific graphics, addicting gameplay, its one of the best apps available on the app store right now.
Martha Stewart Makes Cookies
FOR: Baker Price: $2.99 Developer: Callaway Digital Arts, Inc
A mouthwatering assortment of Martha’s favorite cookies is now available at your fingertips! Learn from the best with this indispensable baking resource, which combines cutting-edge technology with beautiful design and a generous sprinkling of good, old-fashioned fun. With instructional videos, baking tips, shopping lists, sharing options, and an array of search features, cookie lovers everywhere will wonder how they made it through the holidays without the Martha Stewart Makes Cookies App.
FOR: Board game or Highlights for Kids lover Price: $.99 Developer: Electronic Arts
If you love the board game with the same name, you’ll love this app! Coming with multiple ways to play the game, included including Pass n Play, this is the perfect game for on the go play and for all ages.
Spider-man: Total Mayhem
FOR: Spider-man fan Price: $.99 Developer: Gameloft
Okay, maybe I’ve included this to this list because I’m such a huge Spidey fan, but the game itself it worth the time. The gameplay is fun, graphics are great, and its challenging enough to keep you playing. For Spidey fans and just fans of a good action game on their phone, this one is for everyone.
The fine folks over at Blogtor Who have been kind enough to piece together four official BBC preview clips teasing the forthcoming DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol.” After a couple of searches, these were the best I could find viewable in “my area” so a big THANK YOU to Blogtor Who!
To continue with the injection of Doctor Who content into the realm of Geekasms!
One of my up and coming favorite blogs, BlogtorWho (@BlogtorWho onTwitter) has some new promo pictures from the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special! Click on the picture below for more promo shots and more Doctor Who goodness!
In honor of my new appreciation and love for Doctor Who, here is the just released trailer to the new Doctor Who Christmas Special!
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol premieres Saturday, December 25, 9:00 pm ET on BBC AMERICA. If you can’t be at home watching, set your DVR people, because what’s better then some fresh Amy Pond on Christmas night?
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