Official Doctor Who Christmas Scarf and Hat Available Now! November 04, 2016 10:07 - Maninder Sahota
Since 2005, Doctor Who has been the jewel in the crown of BBC1's Christmas Day schedule, and the show makes a welcome return this December after a brief hiatus. To celebrate, we are releasing a TARDIS and Daleks Christmas Scarf, and a knitted Hat with the same exclusive pattern.
Both scarf and hat are made from 100% premium quality Acrylic, so are soft and warm.
You've got to feel sorry for the Doctor: every time he tries to enjoy the festivities, he instead has to battle an assortment of his greatest enemies like the Master, Cybermen, and – of course – the Daleks. He even defended a town called Christmas on Trenzalore for over a thousand years...
Make sure a loved one's Christmas is a lot merrier with this exclusive design featuring the TARDIS, the Daleks, and snowflakes – or is that the Great Intelligence in its original form? It's topped off with some killer Christmas trees, just like those used by the pilot fish in The Christmas Invasion (2005) and The Runaway Bride (2006)!
The Doctor certainly has a penchant for hats: A Stovepipe satisfied the Second; the Fifth and Seventh perfected the Panama; and the Eleventh favoured a fez. We lose most of our heat through our heads (which is a particular problem for the Aplans of Alfava Metraxis!), so Christmas Hat is a perfect accompaniment for the Scarf, something we're sure even the trigger-happy River Song would approve of.
You can sign up to the Fan Club for free here, and as soon as you signup you will get code to get 15% discount. All existing members will get email from us with discount code. Fans will also be the first to be notified of upcoming products and from 2017 we are planning to give free Doctor Who goodies to members of the Doctor Who Fan Club.
Doctor Who Merchandise: Peter Davison's Autobiography Out Now! October 06, 2016 01:00 - Philip Bates
As the cold evening draw in, it's great to wrap up warm in a Fifth Doctor Sweater and read a good book. And we can think of nothing better than Is There Life Outside The Box?: An Actor Despairs, the autobiography of Peter Davison.
Davison became a household name in All Creatures Great and Small, and was soon chosen to fill the considerable shoes of departing Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker in Doctor Who. He debuted as the Time Lord in 1982's Castrovalva, and across three seasons, faced Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians and Sea Devils, Omega, the Mara, and plenty more besides!
He was the incumbent Doctor for the show's 20th anniversary, but left the following year in The Caves of Androzani, a four-part serial written by Robert Holmes which frequently tops lists of fan favourite stories.
Peter then returned to the role in 2009 for the charity short, Time Crash, in which he appeared opposite the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant. As part of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, Davison also wrote the comedy special, The Five(Ish) Doctors Reboot, starring himself alongside numerous celebrities including Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann.
His autobiography has been a long time coming, and is full of his characteristic self-deprecating wit. Its subtitle, An Actor Despairs, is a riff on An Actor Prepares, an inspirational book often used by studying actors to help master their craft. Here's the synopsis for Is There Life Outside The Box?, out now:
His fans have spoken, but despite their requests, Peter Davison has gone ahead and written his autobiography anyway. It wasn't the book they tried to stop; it was more like the book they didn't want him to start. An aspiring singer-songwriter, once dubbed Woking's answer to Bob Dylan (by his mum, who once heard a Bob Dylan song).
From colonial roots - his dad was Guyanese and his mother was born in India - the family settled in Surrey where Peter's academic achievements were so unspectacular, he even managed to fail CSE woodwork, eliciting a lament from his astonished teacher ("All you have to do is recognise wood!").
Despite this, Peter has secured his place in science fiction history, becoming the fifth Doctor Who, despite nearly turning down the role. The Time Lord connection continued with the marriage of his daughter Georgia to Dr Who number ten, David Tennant.
The artist formerly known as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett has starred in a number of television series including Love for Lydia, A Very Peculiar Practice, At Home with the Braithwaites, and The Last Detective, and became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small. He was also in a Michael Winner movie...
He made his first stage appearance with an amateur dramatic company, but The Byfleet Players' loss is now the West End's gain as he now has a number of musicals to his name, including Legally Blonde, Chicago, and Spamalot. Most recently, he starred in the box office record-breaking Gypsy where he rubbed shoulders backstage with Dames Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, and Judi Dench, all asking him for directions to Imelda Staunton's dressing room.
One thing is for sure: of all the British screen and stage actors of the last fifty years, Peter Davison is certainly one of them and, within these pages, intrepid readers will at last have the dubious honour of sharing in his life and times as he despairs over whether there truly ever can be life outside the box.
Get 10% Off New Products with our Doctor Who Fan Club! October 01, 2015 15:50 - Philip Bates
Love Doctor Who? We've created a very special VIP Fan Club just for you!
You can join for free, and as well as getting advanced details of upcoming Doctor Who products, you'll also receive discount codes that give you 10% off new items valid for two days after launch dates.
All we need to know is your your first name and surname, and of course your email address too. We won't spam you with nonsense emails from third parties either: it'll just be the best offers on your favourite upcoming products!
With four new Doctor Who items launching this week, it's an exciting time at Lovarzi - and we want you to be involved! Become a member of our Doctor Who Fan Club now!
Sneak Peek: Doctor Who Scarves, Tie and Hanky Coming This Fortnight! September 28, 2015 22:13 - Philip Bates
We're very pleased to share with you detailed images of the four Doctor Who products to be released in the next fortnight.
Based on the painting by Vincent van Gogh in the two-part Series 5 finale, The Pandorica Opens is a stunning design that we instantly fell in love with - and that's why we decided to display it in all its glory on a 100% Pure Silk Scarf! We're sure you'll agree that it's eye-catching, memorable, and recognisably Who!
It comes in a presentation box adorned with Doctor Who and BBC logos, and is priced £29.99 and with free UK delivery.
We may be embracing the Eleventh Doctor era, but we can't forget both the show's history, and our own past, which is why we're releasing a Shorter Fourth Doctor Scarf (£24.99). It's the same colours in the same pattern, just in a more manageable size. The look is as synonymous with Doctor Who as the TARDIS, the Daleks, and K9, so you can display your allegiance with pride wherever you go.
And because it's still made of 100% premium-quality Acrylic, it'll keep you nice and toasty during the Winter while you wander around the shops, or watch the Doctor's latest adventures in time and space. (Don't forget to check out our Doctor Who blog for regular previews and reviews of Series 9!)
Mind you, a scarf might look cumbersome in the office, no matter its length. So why not check out the Fourth Doctor Knitted Tie (£24.99)? It's exclusively-designed by Lovarzi, and made in Italy from 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic.
If you're a fan of Tom Baker's incarnation of the Time Lord, this tie is a perfect companion to a snazzy shirt or snappy suit.
Finally, you asked for it, so we made it: the Seventh Doctor Hanky (£24.99) is made with collectors and cosplayers in mind.
Anyone modelling their look on Sylvester McCoy's Doctor needs a special something to finish off the unique style - and this is it! In 1987, the BBC purchased around 20 red hankies to tie around the Seventh Doctor's hat, its design intricate and beautiful. Frankly, the Doctor would look odd without it!
Our screen-accurate hanky is digitally-printed in Italy, so we can get that accurate detail, emblazoned on 100% Pure Cotton.
Lovarzi's Official Doctor Who Range Embraces The Eleventh Doctor Era - And Celebrates The Past! September 25, 2015 09:07 - Philip Bates
Four new Doctor Who products will be available nationwide from Lovarzi, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, in the next two weeks – including the company's first foray into the new 2005-present revival!
Since 2012, Lovarzi has worked with the BBC to deliver top-quality items for fashionable fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock, including jumpers, umbrellas, and scarves. Cosplayers, collectors, and casual wearers: there's something here for everyone, whether your heart(s) lie with Tom Baker's madcap Fourth Doctor, Sylvester McCoy's manipulative Seventh Doctor, or Matt Smith's exuberant Eleventh Doctor!
The Pandorica Opens Scarf is based on the painting by Vincent van Gogh of the same name: a warning to his Time Lord friend that the universe is cracked, and the ultimate prison is opening. The stunning picture captures the disaster that led to total event collapse – the TARDIS exploding!
In the Doctor Who Series 5 finale, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang (2010), the bow-tie-wearing Eleventh Doctor was trapped by his greatest enemies – including the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and Nestene Consciousness – in a futile effort to save creation. Fortunately, the Doctor managed to escape (with a little help from Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and River Song), and reboot the universe, so Lovarzi could make this detailed, digitally-printed 100% Pure Silk Scarf!
Complete with a presentation box (adorned with foil-printed Doctor Who and BBC logos), this is the first time Lovarzi has specifically celebrated the much-loved Matt Smith era of the show, and what better way than with one of the most memorable and instantly-recognisable images from Doctor Who's history!
After the success of the Seventh Doctor Jumper and Paisley Silk Scarf, Lovarzi continues to cater for cosplaying Sylvester McCoy fans (and snappy dressers!) with the Seventh Doctor Hanky, digitally-printed in Italy.
Designed by Ken Trew, the BBC purchased about 20 red hankies to wrap around the Time Lord's panama hat, and Sylvester McCoy stepped out in his now-iconic costume in Time and the Rani (1987). This intricate hanky, also presented in a gift box, adds a touch of finesse for fans battling Daleks, the Kandy Man, and the Gods of Ragnarok; scheming against Fenric and his Haemovore hordes... or even attending conventions!
Made from 100% Cotton, it's simply Ace.
Lovarzi's original screen-accurate replica of the Fourth Doctor Scarf remains a bestseller, but many keep that solely for cosplaying. That's why the company has made a shorter version: at 25 x 200cms, it's perfect for showing off your fan credentials on a daily basis, and reminding you to keep with you a teaspoon and an open mind.
It's still made of 100% premium-quality Acrylic yarn, and comes in a special carry-case. It's still that iconic design, capturing the liveliness and unpredictability of Tom Baker's incarnation of the Time Lord. It's still the same Fourth Doctor Scarf – but in a more manageable size!
Soft, warm, and as synonymous with the show as the TARDIS, K9, and Skaro's finest: the look first appeared in Robot (1974), and has frequently been alluded to in subsequent eras, including brief appearances in tales like The Christmas Invasion (2005), A Christmas Carol (2010), and, of course, 2013's The Day of the Doctor!
If you're looking for something completely different for Fourth Doctor fans, Lovarzi's exclusively-designed Knitted Tie takes those same colours in that same pattern and makes a unique product for anyone who wants to show off their love for the world's longest-running sci-fi TV series.
Also presented in a gift box, foil-printed with the Doctor Who logo, the Fourth Doctor Knitted Tie is made in Italy from 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic.
This smart tie is a great companion to a sharp suit or stylish shirt, wherever you go, whatever the weather. Just make sure you've got some jelly babies with you too.
Our Doctor Who Umbrellas are in SciFiNow! September 08, 2015 12:12 - Maninder Sahota
This month, we at Lovarzi have had the privilege of having one of our most popular collections featured in SciFiNow magazine!
Our Doctor Who Umbrellas - which have always been a firm favourite amongst fellow Whovians - are featured in SciFiNow’s monthly ‘Vault’ section, in which they share their favourite ‘collectibles, toys and cool stuff’.
Seeing our products featured in prints, blogs and videos only feeds our passion; it’s great to know that you guys love them just as much as we do!
SciFiNow’s 109th issue is available to buy now. If you’re nowhere near a local shop, you can always download the digital version to see our Doctor Who umbrellas in all their glory!