The back of the Red Dwarf 2006 calendar.Hmmm. TOS recently had a piece on unbought Prop Store items – specifically, costumes. Message to Prop Store: if you’re not selling them, it’s because you’re charging too much.

More affordably, come news on the new merchandise; specifically that November will see the release of the 2006 calendar, framed film stills, bobbleheads and the Mr Flibble glove puppet. The calendar and film stills we knew were due soon, but I have to say I didn’t expect the other two to appear to quickly. I WONDER WHY.

Anyway, a bit of quick research. Here’s some info on the calendar – and pictured here is the back cover, which gives a preview of the inside. Half the pictures being from Series VII and VIII seems rather excessive, sadly, and the less said about the front cover the better – but the ENGAGED picture is this: amusing. That Holly one at the botttom, second from the left, looks, erm, “odd”. Still looks well worth buying, anyway.

As for the film stills, Play are yet again listing their exclusive one as “Out now. Waiting for delivery of stock.” Clue: you’re waiting for stock because the thing isn’t out yet. They’ll probably give yet another date next week. I would love to know why online retailers change the release dates so much – their fault, or do distributors just give them the wrong information?

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  • It is quite bizarre. Especially as it’s the only picture that’s had any sort of transformation…

    At least it’s not that godawful moon impression.

  • That back cover isn’t giving you the full story – especially with regard to the full use of images inside.

    I’ll have some art up on the site as soon as the final approvals are done.

  • I quite like the look of the calendar, actually. The Rimmer-on-holiday-in-the-engines shot is fantastic, and I always thought Chloe looked immensely hot in that bit of “Pete” with the ’70s outfits…

  • A lot of VII/VIII pics? Who’d have thought it, eh? Speaking of VII, reading some of the amazon DVD reviews is funny. I don’t know whether some people are lying or not when they say VII is their favourite series. How can they say that when the best thing about all eight episodes is the model shots in Ouroboros?

  • They’re not lying. Much as I can’t see why people *would* think VII was their favourite series, there’s no denying that there’s plenty of people who think that.

  • Also, Andrew: Bah. You’d think if there was one thing I could assume, it’s what’s in a calendar from a back cover. THEY DELIBERATELY DID IT TO MAKE ME LOOK A FOOL.

  • I’ve seen someone on a Doctor Who forum (shut up) obsess over the greatness of VII. Apparently, she loves the “deep emotional drama” of episodes like Ouroboros.

  • >if you’re not selling them, it’s because you’re charging too much.

    I have to admit, as much as I want Rimmer’s series V costume…it has to be SOMEWHAT affordable if I’m also going to continue driving a car.

    A costume price reduction would be heavenly.

  • More Dwarf related merchandise news:
    October 30th sees publication of British Science Fiction Television: A Hitchhiker’s Guide by I.B. Tauris, edited by Peter Wright and John Cook. The ISBN is 184511048X, or 1845110471 for the hardback. Includes an essay by MJ Simpson on the TV series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In-depth analysis of various British science fiction shows including Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Thunderbirds, Blake’s 7, The Prisoner and more.

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