Tom Baker Dr Who Merchandise: Greetings Cards, Great Underpants, A Weird Action Doll And A Spanx Leisure Suit

Tom Baker played the Doctor in the TV show Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981. He was immensely popular. The BBC marketed the show’s success in a variety of ways.

 

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The pants were terrific. The doll was less so:

 

 

And inside:

 

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The weekly comic was pretty ok, but could lack originality.

 

 

Better, perhaps, to draw your own.

 

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Inside was a little peculiar.

The leisure suit years via

 

The leisure suit years Via

The leisure suit years Via Plaid Stallions

 

And another coloring book.

 

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As he says:

Bob Dylan and Kate Bush visit a giant Lizard. Ray tells me the Lizard theme extended into the punch outs as well, maybe the artist had one as a pet or they just thought they were neat.

 

But the pick were the Doctor Who greetings cards printed in the late 1970s by Denis Alan.

 

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The inside

The inside

 

And then someone handed Baker some chalk. No expense was spared as the Dr zoomed through time with a damp cloth and a quick scribble.

 

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How old?

 

 

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In 1981, there was no card that said ‘Sorry to see you go’:

 

Cards Via Martin Over