Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire (PRWEB UK) 23 October 2012
The official BBC Doctor Who Scarf, made by scarves specialists, Lovarzi, has been released now.
Armed with only a sonic screwdriver and an open mind, the Fourth Doctor battled Daleks, Cybermen, renegade Time Lords, Sontarans and even the Loch Ness Monster. Now anyone can travel through time and space (and relative dimension) in style!
This stunning scarf stays true to the onscreen icon that all Doctor Who fans have been begging for since its debut in 1974s Robot. Its perfect for fans old and new, collectors and cosplayers.
Tom Baker actually wore scarves varying in length throughout his seven-year tenure as the Doctor a shorter one for action sequences, and one that was 24ft, three times his own height but Lovarzi’s is modelled on the most recognisable and iconic one, measuring 13ft/ 3.96m including tassels in length and 10 (28cm) wide.
The Fourth Doctors Scarf, over 30 years and seven Doctors later, is as synonymous with the worlds longest-running sci-fi show as the TARDIS and the Daleks.
Supposedly knitted for the Doctor by witty little knitter, Madame Nostradamus, the scarf actually began life when Begonia Pope received the commission from costume designer, James Acheson. Acheson had been inspired by Henri de Toulouse Lautrecs painting of his black coat and long scarf-wearing friend, Aristide Bruant, and bought a mass of multi-coloured wool. Pope proceeded to use it all and the cast and crew fell in love with the idea of the Doctor having an absurdly-long scarf.
Though the irreplaceable scarf was damaged in Bakers second story, The Ark in Space, he did, indeed, acquire a replacement, which serves him well up until his regeneration in 1981… after which the Fifth Doctor (played by Peter Davison) unravelled it in the TARDIS!
Maninder Singh Sahota, Director of Lovarzi, says: We feel proud to be working with the BBC to create such a wonderful product. Weve worked hard to deliver the best-ever Doctor Who scarf; were sure Doctor Who fans will absolutely love to own one.
Alex Carter-Jones from Forbidden Planet says “Forbidden Planet are thrilled to be stocking the replica 4th Doctor’s Scarf from Lovarzi. The fan response has already been very enthusiastic and we are confident that this will be one of our key Christmas items. It only begs the question – Why has no one done it before?”
With the new series starring Matt Smith as the titular Time Lord airing internationally, a new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman joining at Christmas, and the show celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, the only officially licensed BBC Doctor Who Scarf is perfect for all Whovians – universally!
The Scarf, priced