@UndergroundToys Now Delighting #StarWars and #DoctorWho Fans of All Ages
February 9, 2016

Licensed Toys and Houseware Items Appeal to the Child in Everyone This Holiday Season


London, UK – Diehard science fiction fans don’t just collect one piece of memorabilia from their favorite films or TV shows; they spread their love it all over their house. Underground Toys is making this ultimate gesture of fandom easier this holiday season with a new collection of Star Wars and Doctor Who houseware products as well as an expanded line of toys and other gift items that extend the sci-fi devotion to the kitchen and beyond.

According to New York Magazine’s daily entertainment coverage on Vulture.com both Star Wars and Doctor Who rank among the “25 Most Devoted Fan Bases.” Doctor Who comes in ninth, which in the United States enjoys “a notably large female following compared to other long-running sci-fi properties.” Meanwhile, the Star Wars franchise ranks second on the list with a “spinoff industry [that] includes toys, video games, CDs, books, TV series, cookie molds [and] Mr. Potato Heads.”

Now, just in time for holiday gift giving, a collection of household items joins that array of licensed products thanks to Underground Toys’ cross over into the housewares arena. Useful for all fans, these items will especially appeal to the female Star Wars or Doctor Who fanatic on one’s holiday shopping list.


Among the new kitchenware products to be added to the Underground Toys lineup this holiday season are a Darth Vader oven glove (MSRP $14.99) twin pack, Lightsaber BBQ tongs (MSRP $39.99) in both Yoda and Darth Vader options, Droid salt and pepper shakers (MSRP $19.99) and an X-Wing knife block (MSRP $99.99). The company is also catering to Whovians this holiday gift-giving season with a Doctor Who TARDIS lidded tumbler (MSRP $14.99) and a Doctor Who TARDIS travel mug (MSRP $12.99).


Underground Toys has also expanded its toy and other gift offerings for Doctor Who and Star Wars enthusiasts. For the child in everyone, the company has released a 16” Lightsaber Battle Yoda (MSRP $49.99) with animatronic movement and spoken phrases and a 48” giant Chewbacca (MSRP $299.99) premium talking plush. In addition, Underground Toys is now carrying a Doctor Who Dr. Sonic Screwdriver (MSRP $24.99), available in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th doctors as well as Day of the Doctor, 50th Anniversary 10th Dr., Future 10th Dr. and The Master’s options, and a Doctor Who Dr. with Fez Plush (MSRP $19.99), featuring a talking 11th doctor.

The Underground Toys holiday lineup is available for purchase at major US retailers including Walmart, Target, Hot Topic, ToysRUs, Gamestop and Barnes & Noble. Canadian retailers include Pixleberrel, Sunrise Records, and HMV.

About Underground Toys
Formed in 2001, Underground Toys is an originator and manufacturer of toys and entertainment products with offices in London, San Diego and Hong Kong. The company’s creative department works with many of the world’s top entertainment firms to merchandise their brands across many product categories including gift items, girls’ and boys’ toys, and adult collectibles. UT is one of the top makers of licensed plush toys and its Star Wars plush lines produced in various sizes are being sold very successfully in 27 territories including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Star Wars line which, like all of UT’s products, reflects the company’s meticulous attention to detail that earned it acclaim as the winner of the prestigious Toy of the Year Award at the 2011 Licensing Awards Show. Besides Star Wars merchandise, UT now makes Doctor Who, Hello Kitty, Lalaloopsy, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more titles. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.underground-toys.com.

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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