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10 great pieces of Doctor Who memorabilia to collect

March 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of Doctor Who's return to BBC One in its current guise, whilst this November coming, the show reaches its 52nd birthday. With a broad legacy, stories across different media and a new run of the television show on the way, there's a rich stream of memorabilia to dig into. So if you're looking to start collecting, here are ten suggestions to get you going...

Regeneration DVD
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Regeneration DVD

Limited Edition DVDs & Blu-rays

Let's start with something straightforward. Over the years, the BBC has released a series of limited edition DVD and Blu-ray sets. Take the excellent Regeneration set, which brings together the final full story for each Doctor up to David Tennant. It comes with a souvenir book too...

Genuine prop
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Genuine prop

Living very much at the other end of the price spectrum are genuine props that have been used throughout the history of Doctor Who. Replicas are cheaper, but if you want the real thing, be prepared to spend thousands in some cases... 

Autographs
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Autographs

Many faces who have worked on Doctor Who, in front of and behind the camera, are regulars on the convention circuit. As such, if you're after autographs, they don't always tend to be very hard to come by. You can pay a pound for a supporting actor's photo, or a lot more if you want a signed piece from a Doctor himself...

Annuals and books
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Annuals and books

Annuals and books

No shortage again to pick from here. From Doctor Who annuals that date back decades, to novelisations and collectable books, there are great collectables to be found. Such as this Tom Baker-headlined 1978 annual

A TARDIS Teapot
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A TARDIS Teapot

A TARDIS Teapot

Now here's some memorabilia that may not get you to the Antique's Roadshow in 50 years' time, but it's both practical and Doctor Who-centric. Meet, then, the TARDIS teapot. Just the ticket for an intergalactic brew...

Dr Who costumes
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Doctor Who costume

Actual costumes worn during the production of Doctor Who aren't easy to come by - many of them are exhibited at the Doctor Who Experience in Wales. But replicas? There are lots and lots to choose from, some of which are more collectable than others!

A Cyberman helmet
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A Cyberman helmet

One of Doctor Who's most iconic foes, the Cybermen have existed in different designs over the years. The 1980s/1990s look is generally the most well-regarded, and that makes something like this collectable Cyberman fibreglass helmet a treat. It's not cheap, but for geek nostalgia, it's thumping good value. 

A sonic screwdriver
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A sonic screwdriver

A sonic screwdriver

The modern Doctor can't go anywhere without a sonic screwdriver, and in truth, they're relatively cheap to collect. However, note that these days, each Doctor tends to sport a different model....

A Dalek
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A Dalek

A Dalek

Ah! The Doctor's most iconic foe! Daleks are available in an assortment of sizes and designs from across the history of Doctor Who. How about this one, released for the show’s 50th anniversary to get you in the spirit?
Anniversary collectibles
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Anniversary collectibles

Finally, if you're looking for something that's likely to be readily available without breaking the bank, try some of the memorabilia that came out in 2013 to help mark Doctor Who's 50th birthday. In fact, that may be a good starting point for a collection...

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