The season premiere of Doctor Who was this past Sunday and since then I have seen so many things online that celebrate the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The new season not only has a new Doctor, but a new showrunner (Chris Chibnall) so everyone online seems to be going kind of mental about it all. I watched the premiere via a free trial of the TV app Philo since I don’t otherwise have access to BBC America. I had a headache, there were a million commercials, and I was just generally irritated already because of life, so I didn’t enjoy it. I know I will, I just have to watch it when I feel better and can watch it commercial-free. I had to pause the Philo app to go to the bathroom and when I returned, it didn’t allow me to skip commercials or even fast forward to any point I wanted; it jumps you around. You can choose to watch where you left off or you can start watching it live. Lame. I am not going to continue on after the free trial. I would rather just download the episodes off iTunes and pay for them. At least then the quality and commercial-free-ness is there. Plus then I can watch them whenever I want. I used to do a lot of streaming online through some free sites, but for a show I know I am into, I would rather just pay the money and buy the season. I have sold off 90% of my DVDs so digital is preferred in my world now. Since I have downsized, I really realized how much I love to have digital copies of shows and games. The only real downside to me is that if I ever feel done with them, I can’t sell them like I could with a physical DVD or video game.
Well, that was a lot of unnecessary backstory and wandering to get to my point: this Friday the thing I most want to buy is the new Doctor Who Barbie. As is evident from some of my other posts, I am a big Barbie fan… then you add in Doctor Who, especially when Barbie has never done Doctor Who before and I just have to have this doll in my life. I even have had the wandering thought that I need two; one to keep nice and one to open and play with. Really, though, one is fine, especially since she is $50. Well, $50 at Hot Topic, $49.99 at Barbie.com, and $49.98 at the BBC shop. It is available currently for pre-sale with the estimated availability date being December 3, 2018. Right now Barbie.com isn’t displaying any images and it does not have the doll available for pre-sale. Maybe I missed it, but since their site (of all sites) is incomplete I am just going to share the information from the BBC and Hot Topic.
BARBIE® DOCTOR WHO THIRTEENTH DOCTOR WITH SONIC SCREWDRIVER COLLECTOR DOLL
Collectors and sci-fi lovers will rave over Doctor Who Barbie® doll. In honor of the latest regeneration of Doctor Who, Barbie® celebrates one of the most influential sci-fi series of all time. Doctor Who Barbie® doll’s design draws inspiration directly from the Thirteenth Doctor — exploring the universe from her time-traveling TARDIS, she wears a rainbow-striped t-shirt paired with cropped trousers and a trench coat. Additional true-to-character details include Doctor Who Barbie® doll’s signature suspenders and lace-up boots. Sonic screwdriver in hand, Doctor Who Barbie® doll is ready to overcome evil forces and save civilizations throughout the galaxy. This collectible Barbie® doll is fully posable and sculpted to the likeness of her onscreen character.
PRE-ORDER – RELEASE DATE: Dec 3, 2018