Thursday, 3 August 2017

New Doctor Who Mr Men books and figurines announced

After the success of the recent Mr Men and Doctor Who mash-up, the two British institutions are bringing children even more fun with four new books AND four new figurines.

Earlier this year, the first four books in the range - Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth - were published, featuring stories and illustrations from Adam Hargreaves, son of Mr Men & Little Miss creator Roger Hargreaves. The books were met with much enthusiasm from Whovians and Mr. Men fans alike, including a special event taking place at the Doctor Who Experience to celebrate the release. 

The next four books in the range - featuring Dr. Second, Dr. Seventh, Dr. Eighth and Dr. Ninth - will be released in August and are currently available to pre-order from Amazon and other retailers. A special Christmas book featuring Dr. Tenth is also due for release in October.
A special Christmas book featuring Dr. Tenth is also due for release in October and available to pre-order.


There will also be a special box box set containing every Mr Men Doctor so far (First, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eight, Night, Eleventh, and Twelfth) called The Doctors: Time and Space Collection. The set, comes in a collectible box and includes a poster featuring brand new artwork by Hargreaves, is available to pre-order online.


As well as the books, the first four Mr Men Doctors are also being realised as collectible figurines, which will be available to purchase this Autumn for £9.99. Based on actors William Hartnell, Tom Baker, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, the figures recreate each Doctor in the classic Mr Men style.
The full range of Mr Men/Doctor Who merchandise is available from the Mr Men And Little Miss online shop here, featuring clothing, mugs, prints and stationery.

Adam Hargreaves himself also recently spoke about drawing the Doctors and how he managed to capture their likeness and personality:
"The tricky bit about drawing the Doctors as Mr. Men is finding a balance between getting a good caricature and resemblance of the real actor and also maintaining a true Mr. Men style. I have tried to avoid just drawing a cartoon version of a Doctor’s face and then plonking this in a circle with arms and legs. A Mr. Man story is an exploration of one particular human characteristic or emotion which my dad did by taking that personification and placing it in the world and then highlighting this absurdity using his daft, silly sense of humour. How would your day unfold if you were only possessed of a grumpy nature? What sort of job would you do if you could only rush around manically?"
So, all that should keep you busy until the Christmas special and with more Doctors still waiting to get the Hargreaves treatment, who knows, maybe one day we'll see a Little Miss version of Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor.