Licensing the 11th Doctor Who
With Matt Smith taking on the role of Doctor Who, BBC Worldwide says the property will be one of its licensing priorities through 2009, series 5 featuring the new Doctor in 2010, and forward. BBC Worldwide has renewed and extended the Doctor Who master toy license with Character Options, which has held the license since 2005. BBC Worldwide is developing new style elements for licensees for series 5 with product expected to be available in summer 2010, probably just in time for the San Diego Comic-Con.
Meanwhile this year will see the release of a range of items, including the launch of Time Squad collectible figures in spring, followed by repackaged and revamped Cyberman Age of Steel products to tie-in with the holiday 2009 special.
So if you’re the sort of person who just wasn’t satisfied with spending two hundred dollars for a remote control Dalek to terrorize your pet with, you’re in luck. And thank you for helping to stimulate the economy, even if you’re adding to the international trade imbalance.