The Doctor is Back with the PREVIEWS Exclusive K-9 Plush
October 7, 2013



BALTIMORE,MD) – (October 1, 2013)– Dr. Who takes over in the October issue of PREVIEWS featuring the exclusive plush version of the Doctor’s favorite companion, K-9.  The dogbot from Underground Toys, can be pre-ordered now at your local comic book specialty shop, and is scheduled to release in early November, 2013.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Doctor Who K9 Medium Talking Plush (Item Code: OCT132032, SRP: $29.99) is a “retro futuristic” robotic canine from the year 5,000 in a perfectly huggable size.  The gray plush embodies the look and feel of the famous canine friend of the Fourth Doctor, offering phrases such as, “Affirmative,” “Affirmative master,” and “Maximum defense mode!”

“Since K-9 is both a classic and current Doctor Who character, it made sense for us to look at making product focusing on him,” said Robyn Cowling, Licensing Director for Underground Toys. “With his quick wit and iconic phrases, he’s the perfect choice for our talking plush range.  The feedback online has been great so far so it looks like we made the right decision and he’s sure to be a hit with Doctor Who fans young and old.”


The Doctor Who K9 plush is featured in the October PREVIEWS catalog on page 452, and can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop. Find a comic shop at and add this exclusive pooch to your Doctor Who collection.


ABOUT UNDERGROUND TOYS- Formed in 2000, Underground Toys specializes in the creation, manufacturing, and distribution of mass, collector and art toys, as well as accessorises, gifts and novelties. With offices in London, San Diego, and Hong Kong Underground Toys work with many of the world’s top entertainment companies to merchandise their brands across many product categories including gift items, girls’ and boys’ toys, and adult collectibles. . Underground holds merchandise licenses for Star Wars, Doctor Who, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Anchorman, WWE, Sonic the Hedgehog, Game of Thrones, Hello Kitty, Thundercats, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and many more.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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