If only they had this when I was a kid.
I think I’ve just stumbled across the coolest thing since sliced bread… if you’re a fan of Doctor Who and the TARDIS, that is. What could it possibly be? Have you ever wanted to have your own TARDIS console room interior? Well now you can and all those adventures in time and space are yours to create with this exciting new, officially licensed by the BBC wall paper product, yes – wall paper… in the style of the 1970′s and 1980′s console room. All that’s left for you to do is make your own console to stand in front of it. Lack of space? Just get rid of the bed, who needs that anyway?
How cool is this? Available from 3DFXwallpaper at £30 a roll, I don’t know if that’s value for money with something like this, but man – I’m tempted. The wife and I were recently discussing redecorating the kids’ room and I’m sure that I could convince the tykes that this is what they want. Parental pressure? No.
Looking at the details, each roll is 52cm wide and comprises of one roundel row… okay, so it’s a little undersized, but who cares? It’s TARDIS Roundels – for your wall! So then, you can have the staggered pattern or the non staggered pattern or both, all depending on how you hang the paper. I just can’t get over how neat this is. Never before have I had such enthusiasm about wallpaper, my Mother will be so proud, up until the point she sees what it’s all about.
Here’s a close up of the roundel pattern. Actually, it’s very accurate and I do wonder where they got the model for this from. If I had to moan about something, it would be this; the roundels are grey. Really these types were only seen on the double door wall as they were the ones re-used from the “secondary” console room that still had the wood effect paper inlays on them, thus they were painted over in light grey to hide this. All the rest of the roundels around the set were the sandy fibre glass colour… not that any of this matters in the slightest!
Above is the column variation.
I’ve just shown this to my wife, she walked in while I was writing this, and she said it looked ‘pretty neat’ so I think I’m in with a chance of getting this… I mean, the kids are in with a chance of getting this.
Well, there’s little else to say about this, but for those of you who are fans of this kind of thing, I just thought I’d let you know about it. I’ve still got a silly smile on my face about all this, who’d ‘ave thunk it, TARDIS wallpaper! And retro stylee too. Madness, but in a great way.
UPDATE: 18th of November, 2011.
I woke up this morning to discover that 3DFXwallpaper have rather flattered me by reposting this blog entry onto their website, with the following words as a preface to it:
As the wallpaper hasn’t actually been produced we didn’t think there would be any reviews to put up on site yet but we felt we had to put this up. Not a review of the paper as such, more a review of the idea….The reason this is so important to us is because this was written by someone we all really admire. He goes under the name Purpleblancmange and is such a big player in the world of Doctor Who props and replications. He’s the guy responsible for the Classic sonic screwdrivers among so much! Look him up if you don’t already…we all do which is why this discovery on his site was such a thrill…..
Kind words in deed, but they have slightly bigged me up – I’ve never seen myself as a ‘big player’, let alone any kind of player in the WHO prop world, but never-the-less, they seem happy at my posting and to quote someone who I can’t even remember who I am quoting (it has a WHO connection) – I’m happy that you’re glad. I’m slightly red faced about all this now, had I known the text would have been lifted for reposting, I’d have spent a bit more time compiling the piece, rather than just bashing it out as I normally do.
I’m tickled pink, me.
Now where’s my free paper? Ho, ho, ho. You have to be cheeky sometimes.