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Doctor Who: Battles in Time (magazine)

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Doctor Who: Battles in Time was a fortnightly magazine that accompanied a trading card game, both of which were published by GE Fabbri Ltd. The magazine had a six-issue trial run in certain regions of the United Kingdom before re-launching, with some modifications, in September 2006. It ran for seventy issues until 2009, and therefore was entirely a phenomenon of the David Tennant era on television,

Each £2.50 issue came with at least one pack of collectible trading cards, which were available to buy separately at the cost of £1.50.

Each issue included the following regular features:

  • Gameplay - How to use the cards to play with your friends!
  • Card Clash - Two cards selected and matched to battle it out!
  • Monster Foldout - Fold out guide to tie-in with the cover image.
  • Episode Guide - FAQ summary from TV: Rose onwards.
  • Comic Strip - all new Tenth Doctor Comic Strip.
  • Behind the scenes - alternating feature looking at the making of the TV series.
  • Dalek Wars - alternating feature, a CGI depiction of great Dalek battles with a search and find activity.
  • Brain Busters - puzzles


Special issues edit

In addition to the regular issues there were a further four special issues.

The first special, Daleks vs Cybermen, was a self contained special issue, whereas its three successors were launched at the same time as expansion sets to the collectable trading card releases.

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Subscription offer edit

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The offer

Early subscribers to this title received 9 bonus free gifts that included:

  • A5 size card album with space for 80 cards
  • Magazine Holder
  • SFX TARDIS roof unit with flashing light and sound effect
  • Electronic LED Dice
  • Combination lock for TARDIS case
  • 4 extra free packs of "EXTERMINATOR" trading cards

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