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Following a successful test run in 2010, Doctor Who: Monster Invasion, a collectible trading card and magazine from BBC Magazines, similar in concept to Doctor Who: Battles in Time, was released nationally in April 2011 fortnightly priced £2.60 (UK). Its first issue being released on 5 May 2011, the magazine ran for two years, ending with issue 52 on 18 April 2013.

The first five issues included premiums and/or subscriber gifts.

Each issue had a packet of trading cards (also available separately at newsagents) consisting of twenty-four pages that included the following features;

  • Card collection and gameplay
  • Website info (how to unlock areas of the website to play games and bring the 3D cards to life)
  • All-time top ten (cool countdowns)
  • Gadget’s Gadgets (coolest gadgets in the universe)
  • Alien Slamdown (monsters head-to-head)
  • Episode Guide
  • Where’s the Doctor (search and find)
  • A-Z of Aliens
  • Doctor Who Puzzles

Regular issues Edit

Number Name Image Features and comment
DWMI 1Battle of the DaleksDWMI01bGadgets and Gizmos: Sonic screwdriver
Top Ten: Fastest Monster
Slamdown pullout: New Daleks beat Bronze Daleks
Episode Guide: The Impossible Astronaut
A-Z: A is for Adipose
  • This first issue came with 5 packs of trading cards with the special price of £1.50 (UK)
  • Also included was the first (of three) part of a double sided poster featuring on one side a picture card tick list of all 165 trading cards to be collected and on the reverse an Eleventh Doctor montage.
  • A further insert featured a pull out four-player battle zone gameplay.
  • Subscribers received an additional 4 packs of trading cards with this issue.
DWMI 2Beware the Silence!DWMI02Top Ten: Doctor Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Progenitor
Slamdown pullout: The Silence beat the Trickster
Episode Guide: The Time of Angels
A-Z: A is for Atraxi
  • This second issue included the second of three part of a double sided poster featuring on one side a picture card tick list of all 165 trading cards to be collected and on the reverse an Eleventh Doctor montage.
  • Also included was a TARDIS card collecting case (the roof being included as a bonus with issue 3)
  • A further bonus was a card mounted Eleventh Doctor cut-out mask.
  • Subscribers received a magazine box file and swap box with this issue.
DWMI 3Attack of the Angels!DWMI03Top Ten: Scariest Monsters
Gadgets and Gizmos: Psychic paper
Slamdown pullout: Weeping Angel beats Heavenly Host
Episode Guide: A Christmas Carol
A-Z: B is for Bannakaffalatta
  • This third issue included the final part of a three part of a double sided poster featuring on one side a picture card tick list of all 165 trading cards to be collected and on the reverse an Eleventh Doctor montage.
  • Also included was the roof for the TARDIS card collecting case that came with the previous issue.
  • A further bonus was a card mounted set of five new Daleks to cut out.
  • Subscribers received a Doctor Who Battle pack of plastic moulded figures of 17 mini Daleks, 8 Cybermen and 8 Sontarans with this issue.
DWMI 4Soul Sucker!DWMI04Top Ten: Evil plans to destroy Earth
Gadgets and Gizmos: Vortex manipulator
Slamdown pullout: The Eleventh Doctor beats Kazran Sardick
Episode Guide: The Doctor's Wife
A-Z: B is for Blathereen
  • Subscribers received a squirty sonic screwdriver with this issue.
DWMI 5Stomp! Stomp!DWMI05Top Ten: Deadliest Daleks
Gadgets and Gizmos: TARDIS
Slamdown pullout: Davros beats the Master
Episode Guide: The Eleventh Hour

A-Z: C is for Cybermen

  • Subscribers received a Doctor Who Monster Invasion rucksack with this issue.
DWMI 6Fear the Flesh!DWMI06Top Ten: Creepiest Who Monsters
Gadgets and Gizmos: Gadget
Slamdown pullout: Gangers beat Scarecrows
Episode Guide: Day of the Moon

A-Z: C is for Carrionite

DWMI 7Silurian Warrior Technology!DWMI07Top Ten: Who Mysteries
Gadgets and Gizmos: Silurian Heat Ray
Slamdown pullout: Cyberman beats Sontaran
Episode Guide: The Lodger
A-Z: D is for Dalek
DWMI 8Curse of the SirenDWMI08Top Ten: Grossest Who Scenes
Gadgets and Gizmos: Sontaran Clonepod
Slamdown pullout: Vashta Nerada beats Torajii Sun-possessed
Episode Guide: The Curse of the Black Spot
A-Z: D is for Doctor
DWMI 9Water FightDWMI 09Top Ten: Weeping Angel Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Visual Recognition System
Slamdown pullout: The Flood beat the Pyroviles
Episode Guide: A Good Man Goes to War
A-Z: E is for Empress of the Racnoss
DWMI 10Sontar-aah!DWMI10Top Ten: Sontaran Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Auton handgun
Slamdown pullout: Silurian beats Veil
Episode Guide: The Next Doctor
A-Z: E is for Emperor Dalek
DWMI 11Adipose AttackDWMI 11Top Ten: Eleventh Doctor Enemies
Gadgets and Gizmos: Junk TARDIS
Slamdown pullout: CyberKing beats the Beast
Episode Guide: Partners in Crime
A-Z: F is for Face of Boe
  • After only 10 issues This issue saw the launch of a further set of 189 cards with an exclusive Eleventh Doctor autograph card, and two packs of nine Doctor Who: Monster Invasion Extreme trading cards.
DWMI 12Dalek Danger!DWMI 12Top Ten: Super sonic Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Nano Recorder
Slamdown pullout: Werewolf beats Catkind
Episode Guide: The Stolen Earth
A-Z: F is for The Flood
DWMI 13Deadly DollsDWMI 13Top Ten: The Bravest Allies
Gadgets and Gizmos: Home Box
Slamdown pullout: peg dolls beat Smilers
Episode Guide: Doomsday
A-Z: G is for Ganger
DWMI 14Mighty Minotaur!DWMI 14Top Ten: Best TARDIS Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Chameleon arch
Slamdown pullout: Minotaur beats Sycorax
Episode Guide: The Pandorica Opens
A-Z: G is for Graske
DWMI 15Creature Clash!DWMI 15Top Ten: Most Powerful Weapons
Gadgets and Gizmos: Pandorica
Slamdown pullout: Judoon beats Madame Vastra
Episode Guide: Night Terrors
A-Z: H is for Headless monks
DWMI 16Battle of the BotsDWMI 16Top Ten: Most Cunning Monsters
Gadgets and Gizmos: Sonic lipstick
Slamdown pullout: Handbots beat Royal Guard
Episode Guide: Silence in the Library
A-Z: H is for Hath
DWMI 17[[The Astronaut - Spacesuit secrets revealed!DWMI 17Top Ten: Christmas Scares
Gadgets and Gizmos: Astronaut Suit
Slamdown pullout: Autons beat Commander Strax
Episode Guide: Victory of the Daleks
A-Z: I is for Idris
DWMI 18Fangs of Doom! Prisoner Zero battles the OodDWMI 18Top Ten: Powerful Monsters
Gadgets and Gizmos: River Song's Top Tech
Slamdown pullout: Prisoner Zero beats Nephew
Episode Guide: Utopia

A-Z: I is for Ironsides

DWMI 19[[Eye Spy! The Silence's Sinister TechDWMI 19Top Ten: Rocking Rescues
Gadgets and Gizmos: Eye Drive
Slamdown pullout: Tenth Doctor beats New Daleks
Episode Guide: The End of Time part 1
A-Z: J is for Judoon
DWMI 20[[Shadow Stalkers TopDWMI 20Top Ten: Explosions
Gadgets and Gizmos: Timey-wimey detector
Slamdown pullout: Slitheen beats Family of Blood
Episode Guide: The End of Time part 2
A-Z: J is for Jenny
DWMI 21Food Fight!DWMI 21Top Ten: Rocking Rescues
Gadgets and Gizmos: Dalek Saucer
Slamdown pullout: Madam Vastra beats Francesco
Episode Guide: The Sontaran Stratagem
A-Z: K is for K-9
DWMI 22AArgh! it's the AllianceDWMI 22Top Ten: Companion Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Flesh Bowl
Slamdown pullout: The Alliance beats The Eleventh Doctor
Episode Guide: Flesh and Stone
A-Z: K is for Krynoid
DWMI 23[[Beware Bitey!DWMI 23Top Ten: Evil Eyeballs
Gadgets and Gizmos: The Oblivion Continuum
Slamdown pullout: Lord President beats Rory Williams
Episode Guide: Closing Time
A-Z: L is for Lazarus
DWMI 24Hooded Horrors!DWMI 24Top Ten: Smith & Jones
Gadgets and Gizmos: Judoon Scanner and Blaster
Slamdown pullout: Headless Monks beats Hoix
Episode Guide: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
A-Z: L is for Laszlo
DWMI 25The Dark HordeDWMI25Top Ten: Strongest Monsters
Gadgets and Gizmos: Genesis Ark
Slamdown pullout: Sycorax beats Dark Horde
Episode Guide: The Runaway Bride
A-Z: M is for Melody Pond
DWMI 26ExterminateDWMI 26Top Ten: Worst Ways To Go!
Gadgets and Gizmos: Psychic Container
Slamdown pullout: New Dalek beats Imperial Dalek
Episode Guide: The Unicorn and the Wasp
A-Z: M is for Master
DWMI 27Become Like Us!DWMI 27Top Ten: Cyber Clashes
Gadgets and Gizmos: Sonic Probe
Slamdown pullout: Captain Jack beats Reaper
Episode Guide: The Rebel Flesh
A-Z: N is for Nephew
DWMI 28[[Battle for the planet Griffoth!DWMI 28Top Ten: Horrible Who-mans
Gadgets and Gizmos: General Staal's Swagger Stick
Slamdown pullout: Graske beats Groske
Episode Guide: The Big Bang
A-Z: N is for Nestene
DWMI 29Super Stinkers!DWMI 29Top Ten: Time Lords & Ladies
Gadgets and Gizmos: Immortality Gate
Slamdown pullout: Vespiform beats Tritovore
Episode Guide: Aleins of London
A-Z: O is for Ogrons
DWMI 30Auton Attack!DWMI 30Top Ten: Cool Spaceships
Gadgets and Gizmos: Liz Ten's undercover kit
Slamdown pullout: Idris beats Siren
Episode Guide: Rose
A-Z: O is for Ood
DWMI 31Creepy Peepers!DWMI 31Top Ten: Trips Back in Time
Gadgets and Gizmos: Laser screwdriver
Slamdown pullout: Atraxi beats Eknodine
Episode Guide: The Vampires of Venice
A-Z: P is for Peg doll
DWMI 32Who's Who?DWMI 32DWMI 32bTop Ten: Amy Pond Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Rassilon's Staff and Gauntlet
Slamdown pullout: K9 beats Cybershades
Episode Guide: The Almost People
A-Z: P is for Pyrovile
  • This issue saw the launch of an add-on set of cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 33The Smiler's SecretDWMI 33Top Ten: Worst Holiday Destinations Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Platform One
Slamdown pullout: River Song beats Madame Kovarian
Episode Guide: The Beast Below
A-Z: Q is for Queen Spider
  • This issue continued an add-on set of cards that were only available with the magazine.
  • Not available from Newsagent editions, subscribers received an additional 'Silence will Fall' card with this issue that was also included with Doctor Who Adventures Issue 280.
  • As encouragement to engage with the accompanying website readers are encouraged to download and print new 'Time & Space Cards'
DWMI 34Warning! Silence Scares Inside!DWMI 34Top Ten: Silence Scares
Gadgets and Gizmos: Cyberhead
Slamdown pullout: Professor Lazarus beats Jennifer's Ganger
Episode Guide: The Parting of the Ways
A-Z: Q is for Qetesh
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 35Victory!DWMI 35Top Ten: Alien Weaknesses
Gadgets and Gizmos: Cassandras Life-Support Frame
Slamdown pullout: Daleks beat Cybermen
Episode Guide: The Waters of Mars
A-Z: R is for Reapers
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 36Monster Mash!DWMI 36Top Ten: Funniest Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Time Glass
Slamdown pullout: Krillitane beats Uvodni
Episode Guide: Blink
A-Z: R is for Roboforms
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
  • Spelling for the Facility in The Girl Who Waited is 'Twostreams'.
DWMI 37Tree Terrors!DWMI 37Top Ten: Mutant Mix ups
Gadgets and Gizmos: Live Chess
Slamdown pullout: Wooden King beats Forest of Cheem
Episode Guide: The Wedding of River Song
A-Z: S is for Silurian
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine
DWMI 38Sycorax Rock!DWMI 38Top Ten: Aaaaaargh! Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Cryo-cyclinder
Slamdown pullout: Smilers beats Clockwork Robots
Episode Guide: An Unearthly Child
A-Z: S is for Sycorax
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine and an exclusive Amy Pond/Weeping Angel card.
  • This was the first issue to feature in its episode guide, a pre-2005 story.
DWMI 39Red Alert!DWMI 39Top Ten: Coolest Planets
Gadgets and Gizmos: Dalek Crucible
Slamdown pullout: Ood beats Weevils
Episode Guide: New Earth
A-Z: T is for Trickster
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 40Arroooo! Werewolf Attack!DWMI 40Top Ten: Brilliant Bugs
Gadgets and Gizmos: Satellite Five
Slamdown pullout: Teselecta Doctor beats Astronaut
Episode Guide: Tooth and Claw
A-Z: T is for Tritovores
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 41Angels of DeathDWMI 41Top Ten: Trips to the Future
Gadgets and Gizmos: The Firestone
Slamdown pullout: Heavenly Host beats Pig slave
Episode Guide: Dalek
A-Z: U is for Uncle
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 42Dalek Shocks!DWMI 42Top Ten: Mega Dalek Shocks
Gadgets and Gizmos: Teselecta Wrist Device
Slamdown pullout: Ninth Doctor beats Shansheeth
Episode Guide: The Power of Three
A-Z: U is for Uvodnis
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 43Horrid Hagbags!DWMI 43Top Ten: UNIT Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Christmas Gift
Slamdown pullout: Carrionites beats Siren
Episode Guide: Let's Kill Hitler
A-Z: V is for Vinvoccis
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 44Hell's Angels!DWMI 44Top Ten: Rory Moments
Gadgets and Gizmos: Valiant (aircraft carrier)
Slamdown pullout: Zygons beats Empress of the Racnoss
Episode Guide: The Angels Take Manhattan
A-Z: W is for Winders
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 45Devious DaleksDWMI 45Top Ten: Ruthless Aliens
Gadgets and Gizmos: Shakri cube
Slamdown pullout: Cult of Skaros beats Cyber Controller
Episode Guide: The Family of Blood
A-Z: V is for Victor Kennedys
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine AND an exclusive Eleventh Doctor/The Supreme card.
DWMI 46Devious DaleksDWMI 46Top Ten: Transformations
Gadgets and Gizmos: Key to Time
Slamdown pullout: Shakri beats Dalek Skeleton
Episode Guide: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
A-Z: W is for The Wire
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 47Flesh Fiend!DWMI 47Top Ten: Possessions
Gadgets and Gizmos: Compression Field Collar
Slamdown pullout: Jennifer's Ganger beats Saturnyne
Episode Guide: The Snowmen
A-Z: X is for Xoanon
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 48Cyborg Cowboy!DWMI 48Top Ten: Loyal Allies
Gadgets and Gizmos: Christmas Crown
Slamdown pullout: Oswin Oswald beats Solomon's Robots
Episode Guide: A Town Called Mercy
A-Z: X is for Xylok
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 49Bite Frights!DWMI 49Top Ten: Terrifying Teeth
Gadgets and Gizmos: CAL
Slamdown pullout: Adipose beats Gibbis
Episode Guide: The Caves of Androzani
A-Z: Y is for Yeti
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 50Hidden Horrors!DWMI 50Top Ten: Masters of Disguise
Gadgets and Gizmos: Eye of Harmony
Slamdown pullout: Amy Pond beats Abzorbaloff
Episode Guide: The God Complex
A-Z: Y is for Yana
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 51Tentacle Terror!DWMI 51Top Ten: Wicked Women
Gadgets and Gizmos: Infostamp
Slamdown pullout: Toclafane beats Anti-bodies
Episode Guide: The Satan Pit
A-Z: Z is for Zygon
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine.
DWMI 52Fight Club!DWMI 52Top Ten: Monster Invasions
Gadgets and Gizmos: Tissue Compression Eliminator
Slamdown pullout: Doctor Ganger beats Krynoid
Episode Guide: Asylum of the Daleks
A-Z: Z is for Zzzz...
  • This issue continued a further add-on set of 6 cards that were only available with the magazine AND an exclusive ultra rare flip card featuring the Doctor and the Doctor Ganger.

Special issues cover gallery Edit

Subscription offer Edit

DWMIsub

An advertisement for subscriber's gifts

Subscribers were offered gifts dispatched with the first five issues (although feedback shows these were not consistently applied in the initial test run);

  • Issue 1 - 4 packs of cards
  • Issue 2 - Magazine Box File and Swops box
  • Issue 3 - Doctor Who Flashing Light and Sound TARDIS lid
  • Issue 4 - Doctor Who squirty sonic screwdriver
  • Issue 5 - Doctor Who Weeping Angels Backpack

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