Doctor Who Production Used Mandrel Fur – from the Doctor Who story ‘Nightmare of Eden’ 1979 starring Tom Baker
The Mandrel Fur is taken from the special effects Mandrel monster which appeared in episode 3 transmitted on the 8th December 1979.
The Mandrel monsters were designed by costume designer Rupert Jarvis with the special effects version constructed by Visual Effects designer Colin Mapson and his assistant Chris Lawson at the Visual Effects workshop on the 20th July 1979 and the episode was recorded at BBC Television Centre Studio 6 on the 27th August 1979.
The fur was obtained from a piece which was given to a crew member and we were able to make these wonderful displays from it, sadly due to the small piece, we are only able to produce a handful of displays.
The display is in our classic 40mm x 70mm mini acrylic display with COA to the rear by Doctor Who props specialist Matthew Doe.