Howe's Transcendental Toybox Update No. 2: The Complete Guide to 2004-2005 Doctor Who Merchandise

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By:David J. Howe & Arnold T. Blumberg
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Released:  December 2006
Publisher:  Telos
Format: paperback
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Note:  This book lists all Doctor Who merchandise released during 2004-2005, and is intended as a supplement to the main Transcendental Toybox volume and the other Toybox updates. In September 2008 this book was reprinted, this time with full colour photos instead of the original (which was mostly in black and white) — the cover was amended slightly to reflect this fact. View alternate cover
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Cover blurb:
David J Howe and Arnold T Blumberg present the definitive collector's guide to Doctor Who merchandise. From the rare and obscure to the commonplace and disposable, every facet of Doctor Who's penetration into the marketplace is detailed.

This volume documents all the items released over 2004 and 2005, when Doctor Who made a triumphant return to televsion and established itself as the top rated drama series in the UK. Also contained within are features and interviews with some of the companies who produce the merchandise — including an extensive interview with Character Options, the people behind the new range of toys and action figures — and those who buy it. Howe's Transcendental Toybox is both a fascinating tour through the many ways that Doctor Who has been presented and an entertaining guide to the world of Doctor Who collecting.

  • Product descriptions
  • Black and white photographs of the majority of items
  • Photo feature on rare sixties merchandise
  • Overview of 2004/5

The book covers Doctor Who merchandise around the world, including items released in America, New Zealand and Australia as well as the many UK-produced items.

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