I wish all toys could be as cool and child-friendly as these Lego-compatible Doctor Who building sets, but they’re not. I’m not sure exactly where lines should be drawn. Family values, child maturity, and other factors make such decisions highly context-dependent. I believe lines must be drawn, though, and I’ve found a Doctor Who toy that certainly exceeds mine.
I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. Really, I am. I’ve been watching since I was an elementary school kid in the 80′s, back when PBS showed old reruns.I’ve built my fair share of TARDISes out of Construx. I’ve argued over who the best and worst Doctors have been (Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy, respectively). I have several classic serials on DVD, and I’ve kept up with the new show. I even have a CD of theme and incidental music from the classic shows. Doubt not that I am a Who geek. I fully intend to raise my children with an appreciation for the adventures of everyone’s favorite renegade do-gooder Time Lord.
They’ll never have a Dalek riding toy, though.