Nineteen days since the last update? Ouch.
To rectify, then. TOS has launched a new Merchandise section to replace the now-defunct Red Dwarf shops. For all the effort that’s gone into it, there’s little to say apart from: FANTASTIC. It’s an excellent bit of design – you can search via country or type of product, and it’s extremely easy to use.
It’s especially interesting investigating what countries other than the UK and the USA offer – check out Japan’s Better Than Life cover. It’s lovely having images and descriptions of some of the more obscure stuff, all in one place.
Oh, and a nice little link to the Webboard has been added to the navbar too. The sad thing is, I actually think this is an important thing to put on record for generations to come. Archaeological Roman digs? Swivel. Sadly, it does mean the end of the Arcade section, which never reached – or even started to reach – its full potential, although Beat The Geek will be more than consolation for this. This also means the end of Simulants’ Revenge – whether it’s available anywhere else online, I don’t know. I can’t find it off-hand.
Speaking of merchandise, TOS also announced last week that Series 1 has been released in Poland – Re-mastered, vanilla, you know the drill. The information on the dub is very interesting – just one voice doing all the characters? Odd. I’m sure I’d get confused, but I guess it must work if that’s what you’re used to.