As some of you may know, one of my hats is that of a dealer in Doctor Who collectables and antiques. This is the day job, if you like; I also do some work for Bedford Foodbank and I organise the annual Bedford Who Charity Con. I’ve just opened the website for I M Foreman’s Junkyard and you can find it at imforemansjunkyard.co.uk
The shop’s a bit special, though I say it myself: the focus is on antiques and collectables from 1963 onwards, so there’s lots of stuff from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. As far as I know, no one else carries such an extensive range from classic Who (though there’s a fair amount of nu-Who stuff there as well).
“Gadzooks!” I hear you cry. “Please tell us more! Why is I M Foreman’s Junkyard so special?”
Well… Here goes!
- You get 10% off your first order! To access this, use the “contact us” form at the bottom of the pages on the website and say that you saw the website on the DWC. I’ll then refund your 10%!
- Unrivalled range of Doctor Who merchandise from the classic series, from William Hartnell to Sylvester McCoy, plus a big range from the wilderness years. And the aforementioned nu-Who merch too.
- Lots of the listings raise funds for Bedford Foodbank and/or help to provide set-up costs for Bedford Who Charity Con 5 on Saturday 13th April next year. (All the convention’s profits also go to the Foodbank.)
- No rip-offs. Items are described warts and all; no profit’s made out of p+p; fair prices – and they’re lower than usual for things like DWM back issues and the Target books.
- Almost the entire range of the Target books, in lots of different editions, including the Virgin blue spine ones and first printings.
- Almost all back issues of Doctor Who Magazine (nearly all at £2.75 each plus p+p) and Doctor Who Weekly.
- The Doctor Who, Dalek, and K9 annuals from the ’60s to the ’80s.
- The original novels: Virgin’s New Doctor Who Adventures and Missing Adventures, and the BBC’s Eighth Doctor Adventures and Past Doctor Adventures.
- Rare, very rare, mega-rare, giga-rare, and non-very-rare-at-all antiques and collectables, including the Dapol and Denys Fisher figures; foreign language Target books; Doctor Who Classic Comics; the original ’60s editions of the novels; the fruits of ’60s Dalekmania; ’70s promotional items from Weetabix, Ty-Phoo and Sugar Smacks; Radio Times with Doctor Who covers from the sixties onwards; the scripts books; and autographs (carefully screened to make sure they’re genuine).
- Original merchandise produced to raise funds for Bedford Foodbank: Doctor Who Christmas and birthday cards, mugs, and William Hartnell/ Jodie Whittaker T-shirts.
Good, eh? Do hope you can come along and have a browse. Thanks for reading – and apologies for bombarding you with this advert!