Saturday, 25 July 2015

Great Unreleased Doctor Who Merchandise of the 20th Century - part 256

The Whomobile Action Pursuit Set - Palitoy - c1974

How cool would this have been? 

Okay. It might be adapted from an old James Bond Thunderball Action Pursuit Set but at least it came with accurate plastic Whomobile, Bessie and police car models. (One-man hovercraft sold separately) 

Sadly all the effort that the toy designers put into this little piece of toy heaven came to nothing. Jon Pertwee was so furious that his image was being used without his knowledge, that he walked out of the Doctor Who television series and was never heard of again. 

No prototypes of this toy are known to exist. Ever.

1 comment:

  1. And yet Scalextrix still put out that useless Van Der Valk Amsterdam Bycicle Head-to-Head set. I'm still scratching my brain at the stupidity.