Playing Doctor

Underground Toys has announced the release of a Doctor Who set.  As part of their Character Building line, it is a playset of the TARDIS (inside and out) and features the Doctor (11th), Amy, Rory and River Song.

It’s not Lego, but it looks awesome. Order it here, it’s due out in November .

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The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is Coming Up

And Matt Smith, aka the 11th and current Doctor has a plan for a special in 2013. He told the British paper the Sun he would love a show featuring all of the surviving former doctors.

Who knows if his wish will come true, but if it does the show could include Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant.

I will save my insane fangirl squealing for an official announcement, but it is definitely something to look out for.

The Good Doctor

Tree Fu Tom a new BBC kids show is getting a little help from the Doctor.  David Tennant, the 1oth and my personal favorite incarnation of the Doctor along with  Sophie Aldred (best known for her role as “Ace” the seventh doctor’s companion) will be lending their voices to the series.

The show appears to be geared for the 8 and under crowd. It follows a boy with the ability to shrink into a miniature superhero in the tiny town of Treetopolis.

However the most fascinating thing about the show is the movements of the spells the main character, Tom uses.  The audience is encouraged to move along with him to “help” the spells work (a la Dora the Explorer) and these movements were developed from therapeutic regimes aimed at assisting those who suffer from Dyspraxia—a developmental movement disorder affects up to 10 percent of all children.

There he goes saving the world all over again.

 

Folding Paper Fun

Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon (or the next million years) with your kids? Try downloading some of these free character patterns from Cubeecraft. They’re pretty cute and definitely beat the heck out of paying twenty-five bucks for something you might have to assemble anyway.

There’s also an amazing (and growing) variety of characters to choose from. Maybe your little ones would like to spend their free time plotting the conquest of Guilder. Or liberating the Ood. Or maybe they’re like my kids and want to relive their favorite moments from the stoner-activist classic Super High Me.

Vaporizer not included

 

I think we’ll probably be giving the Star Wars figures a shot first. We’ll let you know how it goes.