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Sticking with the continued theme of ripping off The White Hole, Cappsy has also recently reported on a couple of new laser etchings from The Stamp Centre. One of Danny, and one of Danny and Craig, they look a bit... well, crap in those photos - but perhaps they look better in real life.

We have got a couple more bits of info from them, though. Firstly, the delay with the gorgeous laser-etched Starbugs is apparently due to a problem with the licensing agent (who aren't GNP) causing problems with the packaging. As The Stamp Centre aren't the makers of the product, just the distributors (albeit the exclusive ones), "desperately slow progress" is being made - but they're still trying. We hope the products do come out soon - they look gorgeous.

Secondly - well, this comes from a rather weird ANOMALY we noticed. On The Stamp Centre's site, we came across this gorgeous looking Red Dwarf bottlestopper. This is somewhat at odds with the rather tragic photograph here (specifically, on the far right - the rest are great). We asked TSC (yes, we're up to it again, now fuck off) which version was avaliable, and we're told that it is the Re-mastered version - apparently, they were asked to do the original first, and they preferred that - and then "the licensors changed their minds". ARGH! [ 8< HUGE VICIOUS RANT ]

In better news, some Red Dwarf mugs should be avaliable from them by the end of February - they should appear on their website soon. Excellent.

<mumoss> Well, I'm writing the 200th article now. About the merchandise stuff.
<mumoss> Have you anything you wish to say?
<IanIanSymes> Is the number 200 mentioned in RD?
<IanIanSymes> Lister was in deep sleep for 200 years prior to Psirens.
<IanIanSymes> Actually, to be honest I don't think we should mention anything; it might seem a bit self-indulgent.
<mumoss> Fair enough.


It looks like a flute!

Posted by Darrell Jones at February 17, 2004 02:50 AM

I'm talking about the bottlestopper by the way, not my penis.

Posted by Darrell Jones at February 17, 2004 02:51 AM

Glad you cleared that one up.

Posted by Adam Bailey at February 17, 2004 04:41 PM

Clearly a picture of Danny John-Jules with his hand up Craig Charles' arse.

Posted by Darrell Jones at February 18, 2004 03:25 AM

They're so obviously enduring something, a bright light or having to sit without moving for ages or something like that, that it's hilarious. It's the way people look when they've photocopied their faces, and the image is being sold as a 3D model to adorn people's property. I would say it's fricking self-indulgent, but I'm sure some of you will prove me wrong by actually spending money on it.

Posted by In Assortment Of at February 18, 2004 11:49 AM

Not an ice cubes chance in hell. Starbug, yes. Constipated faces, no.

Posted by Cappsy at February 18, 2004 12:10 PM

It's Craig and Danny, not Lister and Cat; therefore nothing to do with Red Dwarf, and therefore not merchandise.

And also it's a bit shit.

Posted by Paul at February 19, 2004 01:10 PM

Interesting that they would choose to do the actors rather than the characters for that. Means that anybody with only a passing awareness of the show won't recognise either Danny or Rob (assuming Chris and Rob do one) as they look quite different out of costume. A good job they didn't pair Danny and Rob together if they're actually wanting to sell any of these at all. Wonder if that was intentional.

Posted by Arctic Brandreth at February 19, 2004 01:52 PM

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