From the first simple police call box to the latest electronic Tardis Playset, new Tardis Toys are constantly materialising.
- Electronic Flight Control Tardis
5" Scale 12th Doctor Electronic Flight Control Tardis. 2015 12th Doctor Flight Control Tardis
- Tardis WiFi
Tardis WiFi Space Telegram and Nightlight. Released 2015 Tardis WiFi
- RC Flying Tardis
3" Remote Control Flying Tardis by Zeon. May 2014 Zeon Flying Tardis
- Hide - Caliburn House Dematerialising Tardis
Exclusive Dematerialising Tardis with variant 3.75" 11th Doctor and Interface Hologram Clara Caliburn House Tardis
- Spin and Fly Tardis
3.75" Scale Spin and Fly Tardis with Motion-Activated Sound & Light Effects, May 2013. In August 2014 a variant with revised packaging and lighter blue paint was released. Late 2014 Twelfth Doctor version with new interior image and white windows Spin and Fly Tardis
- Bif Bang Pow
Tardis Playset with K-9 & Tardis Bobble Head Bif Bang Pow
- Tardis Dematerialising Mini Set
New in Character Building Range for 2012 Tardis Dematerialising Set
- Tardis SmartSafe
Award Winning Zeon Ltd Tardis SmartSafe Tardis SmartSafe
- Personal Tardis
Arm Worn Time Travel Device Personal Tardis
- 'The Flesh' Goo Pod
With hidden 11th Doctor parts. From The Rebel Flesh (2011) Tardis Goo Pod
- Junk Tardis Console Playset
Designed by Susannah Leah for The Doctor's Wife (2011) Junk Tardis
- Tardis Playset
2010 11th Doctor Tardis Playset Tardis Playset Released January 2012 with 5" 11th Doctor figure and Character Building Eleventh Doctor micro-figure
- Christmas Adventure Set
The December 2010 version features a revised non-electronic 11th Doctor Tardis with white windows Xmas Adventure Set
- Flight Control Tardis
2010 11th Doctor Flight Control Tardis Flight Control Tardis
- The First Doctor and Electronic Tardis
First Doctor William Hartnell (1963-1966) with Electronic Tardis as seen in the four part An Unearthly Child (1963), the first Doctor Who episode. Includes skull and walking stick accessories. Year of release 2010. First Doctor and Tardis
- The Fourth Doctor and Electronic Tardis
Fourth Doctor Tom Baker (1974-1981) with Swapable Head, Sonic Screwdriver and Tom Baker era Tardis featuring light & sound effects
The Fourth Doctor
- The Seventh Doctor & Electronic Tardis
Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy in burgundy jacket with umbrella and hat with electronic Seventh Doctor Tardis featuring light and sound effects
The Seventh Doctor
- 'Bad Wolf' Tardis & The Doctor
Revised 2008 Flight Control Tardis featuring sound and light effects with grafitti effect 'Bad Wolf' logo. This was planned to be an Argos exclusive but has been cancelled and was never produced - its not certain whether it will be reintroduced.
- Flight Control Tardis
Featuring eight motion activated in flight interactive sound effects. Electronic Flight Control Tardis has different sound effects for de-materialisation (take off) and re-materialisation (landing) as well as spinning and turbulence sound effects. This Tardis has a flashing Tardis lantern and light up interior. The doors of the Flight Control Tardis can be opened to accomodate the 5" figures. The Tardis also has an opening telephone door with telephone detail
- Tardis Playset
The Tardis playset from Character Options. The Tardis Playset is great for Doctor Who action figures; the 5" figures fit nicely inside the console. This replica toy of the Tardis Console Room needs to be fully assembled using components supplied. The Tardis Playset would not survive the Time Wars and hence may be better suited to slightly older fans or else kept on display. In play mode it features background noises and 13 distinct combinations of light and sound activated by buttons on the console. The Tardis is entered by an authentic police box door leading to the central Time Rotor which goes up and down and lights up in green to the classic sounds of de-materialisation "Vwoorp! Vwooorp!". A later revision to the playset has the console plastic changed from aquamarine to clear plastic and the Doctor's hat stand changed from white to brown. In 2016 Underground Toys re-released the Tenth Doctor Tardis Playset for the US market
- Tardis Talking Money Bank
Save up for more action figures with the Tardis money bank featuring flashing blue light and Tardis sound effects. Collectors note the Talking Tardis is available in several versions; with ninth Doctor and Rose voices; with tenth Doctor and Rose voices; with tenth Doctor and Martha Jones voices; and with Twelfth Doctor voices. Note also that the interior Tardis pictures differ on all versions and that from 2006 the Tardis light is much brighter. The November 2015 Twelfth Doctor Tardis Talking Money Box is a lighter shade of blue and has a flashing tardis light Tardis Talking Money Box
- Supermag Doctor Who Tardis
Build your own Tardis with Supermag connectors. The connectors are magnetic and this Tardis has 162 components
- Tardis Cookie Jar
The Tardis Cookie Jar, manufactured by Wesco, stands just under 11" tall. This Tardis features light and sound effects activated by either pushing down on the lamp or closing the lid.
- Paper Tardis
Build The Tardis - Make your very own Time Machine without scissors or glue, Mark Harris (1987). Tardis Manual (2005) - Includes press-out and make Tardis
- Micro Universe TARDIS with The Doctor Figure
The 2008 Micro Universe Tardis and Micro The Doctor Figure
- Power Rollers Tardis Box
Doctor Who Power Rollers Packs and Tardis Rollers Box 2008 from Magic Box International
- Tardis Mouse Mat
Character Options Tardis Mouse Mat with Tardis and Doctor Who logo
What is a Tardis?
TARDIS is an acronym; it stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.
The Tardis was developed by the Time Lords to travel in time and space. It has been the Doctor's mode of travel since the series began in 1963.
Doctor Who's Tardis resembles a London-style police box from the 1950s. Its police box exterior has remained constant but the interior has undergone periodic changes.
Police boxes were commonplace in the UK from the 1930s to the 70s. Housing telephones and sometimes criminal suspects, their blue lights flashed when assistance was required.
Dr Who's Tardis is an obsolete Type 40 TT from his home planet Gallifrey, one of only 305 made.
Dematerialising in one location, the Tardis can cross the time vortex, and rematerialise elsewhere.
The idea for the police box exterior of the Doctor's Tardis spaceship is credited to Anthony Coburn, a staff-writer in the BBC's Script Department.
"Its Bigger on the Inside!"
The Tardis is dimensionally trenscendental.
Its police box exterior and console room interior thus exist in separate dimensions, to the great surprise of new entrants.
Tardis Toys Through the Decades
In the 1950s, long before Doctor Who began, Dinky Toys made a miniature metal police box, Police Hut 42a, to go with their Dinky cars, now highly prized by Tardis collectors Dinky Tardis
In the 1970s Denys Fisher Toys Ltd released the first official Tardis toy with doors that opened to reveal a revolving cylinder to make the Doctor appear and disappear Denys Fisher Page.
Dapol released a toy Tardis to accompany their Dr Who figure range produced in the 1980s and 1990s. The Dapol Tardis featured fold-out doors and a flashing light. A later version in 2000 included Tardis sound effects Dapol Page.
For the 25th anniversary of The Doctor Who series in 1988 Dapol released a box set with The Tardis, Console Room, 7th Doctor, Mel and K-9. The Dapol Tardis police box exterior comes apart to form the interior walls of the Console Room. The anniversary set included a base which you could plug the console and console walls into. Thanks Sergio
In the 1990s Corgi Toys made a metal Tardis to go with its range of die-cast figures which included a Tom Baker in hat figure as the Doctor looking out from the Tardis doors Corgi Tardis.
Visit the Doctor Who Toy History Page
In 2005 Character Options were granted the Master Toy Licence from the BBC and began making their Tardis Playset, Tardis Money Bank and a range of other Tardis merchandise.
2007 Sees the release of the Flight Control Tardis.
2008 The Micro-Universe and Flight Control Tardis.
Look out for more Tardis toys materialising soon at doctorwhotoys.net
Tardis Dematerialisation - Thanks Eugene