I can’t believe it. I simply cannot be-*explodes* Merchandise! Released! And on time!
Yep, TOS has updated with news of two items just released. First up, the 2006 Calendar – “based on both character profiles and Space Corps directives” – and, frankly, doesn’t it look marvellous? I mean, having this on my wall for a month will cheer me up no end. A lovely design, with lovely pictures – even if I do think having half of the main piccies being from VII/VIII is a bit unbalanced. Oh, and well done on linking the pictures to the Space Corps directives. Although I still don’t like Holly wigged-up, but that could be because I’m a HUMOURLESS BASTARD.
The calendar will be available from RDSUK – although sadly, the link to it on the front page doesn’t work yet, and the calendar section, despite having a piccy at the top, doesn’t have any products listed. No doubt it’ll show up in the next couple of days.
There’s also a detailed piece on the extensive collection of new film cells – most available from RDSUK, but Argos and Play have also got one exclusive each. The smaller ones are out now, with the rest following within the next month. It’s extremely difficult to even comment on these without seeing them properly, so we’ll try and have a review for you at some point – but with the cheapest at £42.95 (and the most expensive being £149.95), it might have to wait a while. Get in contact if you’re a rich bastard who’ll review one for us. I think my pick would be the Series V montage, but unfortunately I have to EAT.
What’s worrying is that I very much enjoyed the picture bottom right of this one. Clearly, I should resign from G&T immediately.
Final bit of news – Andrew has said on the Webboard that prototypes of the headknockers/bobbleheads have “just come into the office and are utterly beautiful” – and to expect piccies and release dates on TOS in a few weeks. We really are going through a great period for merchandise at the moment – all I want is a model of the original Red Dwarf, and I’d be happy…