Saturday, 6 April 2019

Original 70s Special Edition Action Man - Brigadier from BBCtv's Dr Who

We all know that Doctor Who's man of action during the seventies wasn't the Doctor. Battling Yeti, Cybermen, Autons, Axons and Dinosaurs on the streets of the home counties, only one man stood in the way of alien invasions. It was Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart and his optional hyphen. 

Palitoy never had plans to add a special Brigadier figure to their very popular Action Man range and never approached the BBC with the idea. They never mocked up a sample to see how one would look or got the actor Nicholas Courtney to sign off on the figure's likeness. 

None of this was ever done. So these images don't actually exist.





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Some 70s Doctor Who Ice Lolly Things...

The weather's been nice recently so I've done few 70s ice lollies. 

I don't think they'll reach the dizzying heights of notoreity that my old Sapphire & Steel ice lolly did a few years ago but they'll probably amuse folk who've lost their sense of taste. 


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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Target Whittaker!

I've gone back in time for this little selection. The most recent series of Doctor Who saw me keep to the style of the later nineties Target reprints for my designs. You'll find them earlier in the blog. 

These are more traditional in the style of the original few that were published in the mid seventies. 

I'm actually quite pleased with these. I may go back and do the rest of the series at some point.




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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Four Alternative Covers For The Daleks' Master Plan LP

I make no excuse that one of my favourite ancient Doctor Who serials is the epic 'The Daleks Master Plan'. The soundtrack is being released on vinyl shortly - yes, all thirteen episodes of it (including the 'Mission to the Unknown' prologue episode). The cover is lovely. Don't get me wrong. Very stylish and atmospheric.

I've done a few alternative versions of my own - including one that harkens back to the 1979 LP of 'Genesis of the Daleks'



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Proper Target-style Covers For Those Two Eric Saward Dalek Novels...

I think it's safe to say that the covers for Eric Saward's novelisations of his two classic Doctor Who serials have not exactly been popular with their potential market. 

I had avoided doing some alternative covers for them as there are some very good ones on the net already. But since I had the templates out and I'd had loads of requests (well, two anyway!) to do some, I knocked these up over an evening last week. 

They are done in the style of Target books from around the period that the original stories were transmitted in the mid-eighties.

 


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