Vintage Doctor Who 1970s
70's Figures & Toys
In 1971 Kelloggs UK ran a Doctor Who promotion. Free inside each pack of Sugar Smacks was one of six metal badges with collection boxes: the Third Doctor, The Master, Bessie, Joe Grant, the Brigadier & Unit Symbol.
Very much a product of the 70's, Denys Fisher figures or dolls stood around 9.5" tall and were held together with something resembling plastic bands. Made from moulded plastic they had limited articulation, real fabric clothes and came with accessories. Denys Fisher Doctor Who figures and dolls were made in collaboration with Mego.
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Denys Fisher Cyberman & Tardis
Denys Fisher also released two Doctor Who board games. The Strawberry Fayre board game was released by Denys Fisher in 1975. This game has 56 cards, 4 coloured counters and a Tardis die shaker. The object is to travel through space whilst avoiding monsters en route. A later revised version had a picture of Tom Baker on the box. Denys Fisher
From the mid 70's Denys Fisher's 'War of the Daleks' game included 8 plastic Daleks (four gold & blue and four red & grey), a board and 4 counters. The object of the game was to battle your way to Dalek Control and destroy the Emperor Dalek, avoiding the Patroling Daleks along the way Denys Fisher
The Talking Daleks from Palitoy came along later in the 70's. These can be found in two colours - silver and red Palitoy>
1970s palitoy_talking_dalek copy
These are now all quite rare and highly collectable.
Typhoo The Amazing World of Doctor Who cards 1976. These were octagonal cards given free in boxes of tea bags as part of the Amazing World of Doctor Who promotion which ran from July-September 1976. There was also a poster (which the cards could be stuck on to) and a hard back book. You could find one card in a 36 pack of tea, two cards in the 72 pack and four in the 144 pack.
Typhoo Poster and Book
The Typhoo Cards were as follows:
Nestle Dr Who chocolate wrappers came out in 1975.
In the 70s Weetabix produced a range of card figures which could be stood up and placed against dioramas for game play. Then later on they made a kind of trading card game. More Classic Food Items
Weetabix stand up cardboard figures, diorama and trading cards
In the 70s as well as Dalek pencil cases and stationery etc there was even a Doctor Who yoyo as used by Fourth Doctor Tom Baker.
In the late 70's a company called Supreme ran Renault show rooms, to promote them they used Daleks (as Daleks are supreme). They had stickers that said 'Daleks are Supreme' and cardboard standies, one of which you could actually get into that had a plastic dome.
1978 saw the release of the amazing Tardis Tuner which was really a black Medium Wave Radio that also had flashing lights (the arrows on the front lit up) and sounds.
In 1979 Remus Playkits Ltd released the Doctor Who 3-D Clay Picture. The idea was to fill a plastic mould with coloured plasticine to create a "3D" scene 'Doctor Who Meets the Daleks' which could be mounted against a coloured back board.
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