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On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, Adventure, Case 9

TARDIS™

Toy Spacecraft
1976 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

A card box printed in colours, mainly blues, to show the title, maker's details and illustrations of the toy and associated characters. It contains one blue plastic British police telephone box. Behind the door is a revolving cylinder. An action figure placed inside this cylinder can appear to 'materialise' and 'dematerialise' when a button on top of the toy is pressed.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • TARDIS™ (manufacturer's title)
  • DR. WHO™ (series title)
Materials and techniques
Printed card, moulded plastic
Brief description
TARDIS, Denys Fisher, English, 1976
Physical description
A card box printed in colours, mainly blues, to show the title, maker's details and illustrations of the toy and associated characters. It contains one blue plastic British police telephone box. Behind the door is a revolving cylinder. An action figure placed inside this cylinder can appear to 'materialise' and 'dematerialise' when a button on top of the toy is pressed.
Dimensions
  • Height: 13.25in
  • Width: 8in
  • Depth: 7.75in
Production typemass produced
Credit line
Given by the Palitoy Company
Object history
Part of the Palitoy Archive

Based on the popular BBC television series
Production
Reason For Production: retail
Subject depicted
Associated object
B.1116:2-1999 (Packaging)
Collection
Accession number
B.1116-1999

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Record createdSeptember 19, 2000
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