The latest series and merchandise news from Doctor Who:
THE MAGICIAN'S APPRENTICE - PROLOGUE
The BBC have released a new mini episode Doctor Who that serves as a prologue to the first episode The Magician's Apprentice, you can watch it above. The episode will broadcast on Saturday 19th September at 7:40pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.
As part of the BBC's Make It Digital campaign, they have issued the details for a new way for fans of Doctor Who to create content, read on for further details:
If you love online games or have ever wanted to create and share your own Doctor Who game, stand by for some great news!
The Doctor Who Game Maker launches on 15th September and is designed to help you create brilliant games using a huge range of heroes, monsters and worlds visited by the Doctor. The variety of games you’ll be able to make and play is enormous. From the simple to the staggering, the only limits are your imagination and ambition.
Or if you’d prefer to simply enjoy other people’s games - no problem! You can battle foes like the Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans and attempt to guide the Doctor through encounters with Missy and new enemies that make their entrances in the imminent series.
If you’re up for making your own games you’ll find it’s much easier than you think and incredibly rewarding! Video tutorials featuring the Doctor’s Sontaran ally, Strax, will help make the build process easy-to-understand and fun and once your games are online you can challenge your friends to try them… And give theirs a whirl!
The Doctor Who Game Maker will premiere on the official Doctor Who site on 15th September.
Character Options and Underground Toys have issued the details for new Twelfth Doctor 5" action figure variant - exclusive to Forbidden Planet International, read on for further details:
This new incarnation, the Twelfth Doctor, is a spiky, brusque, pragmatic, yet funny, passionate and fearless character who travels with his companion, Clara Oswald. His adventures with (and without) Clara in the 2014 season lead him to make tough and ruthless decisions that make him question his character and the value of his travels.
This all new 5" tall figure showcases the new look the Doctor takes on after the regeneration, featuring his now signature dark blue Crombie-style coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a long collared polka shirt buttoned to the top with no tie, and brogue boots. He also comes with his trusty Sonic Screwdriver.
The figure is on sale from 30th September exclusively from Forbidden Planet International priced £14.99.
Character Options have issued details of their new set of Doctor Who Time Squad figures:
Character Options, official creator of the Doctor Who toy figures and playsets, is proud to unveil the brand new Doctor Who Time Squad collection: ten 2.5" characters available in store soon.
Fans of legendary Timelord will be delighted with this new Vinyl style decet of figurines featuring many favourite characters from past and present series’. The Twelfth Doctor and Clara are of course represented as well as the Eleventh Doctor, the new Cyberman and the Doctor’s ever-present foe, the Dalek.
Purple Clockwork Man
Vashta Nerada Suit Creature
At just £2.99 this pocket money line is ideal for younger collectors or for die-hard fans and can be showcased in an alternative Time Squad display of favourite characters , alongside their traditional Doctor Who figure collections.
The Time Squad figures are on sale later this year priced £2.99 each.