With live shows comes merchandise and Doctor Who isn’t below hocking its wares to ticket carrying fans. Goods available at the Doctor Who: The Monsters are Coming tour which commences tonight at Wembley Arena are; exclusive tour and monster themed t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts, a tour book, posters, key rings, baseball caps and pin badges (but don’t fear the items will also be available online in the future.)
Also among the Monsters Bazaar are familiar items such as Character Options’ Sonic Screwdriver (I do recommend it, it’s so choice); Winning Moves’ Doctor Who Top Trumps card game; and the TARDIS backpack from Trademark.
The Tour begins a three night residency at Wembley Arena before moving on to Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Liverpool.
Friday evening’s show also featured a special guest in theÂ audience, none other than the Doctor himself Matt Smith.
Fiona Eastwood, Commercial Director for the Doctor Who franchise is obviously chuffed to bits (and possibly doing the Charleston on her desk in honour of the massive revenue the tour will generate):
“Doctor Who Live is another opportunity to extend the brand into new spaces and platforms. The live show will bring all the magic of the television series to our biggest arena venues, complete with stunning clips, a full live orchestra and fantastic special effects.
It will be an absolute must-see for kids, parents and all Doctor Who fans.”
The full tour dates are:
* Oct 8-10 â€“ Wembley Arena
* Oct 12-13 â€“ Sheffield Arena
* Oct 15-17 â€“ Glasgow SECC (October 14th has been cancelled)
* Oct 18-20 â€“ Birmingham NIA
* Oct 22-24 â€“ Manchester MEN Arena
* Oct 25-26 â€“ Notts Trent FM Arena
* Oct 28-31 â€“ Cardiff Int Arena
* Nov 2-3 â€“ Liverpool Echo Arena
* Nov 6-7 â€“ Belfast Odyssey Arena
Tickets for all of the above dates are available here.
(via Licensing Biz)