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Doctor Who Tardis Keys by Police-Box-Traveler Doctor Who Tardis Keys by Police-Box-Traveler
I thought I'd upload a picture of my Doctor Who Tardis Keys I collected over the years. Many of these, the majority are fan made replicas and therefore unofficial keys. Only three of these are actually licensed replicas, however that doesn't stop them from being awesome!

EDIT 7-1-13: I've updated this to one of my more up-to-date images of all these keys. Hope you all don't mind but I've removed the information on each key for now as the arrangement in this picture is just a LIIIITTLE bit more hectic and there's more than one of the same Yale blank and until I can arrange them and add the even NEWER keys that aren't in this picture I'm not going to try and type them all up. I will at some point do a better picture than this though but I figured that this would be a nice update for you all.


Anyway there you have it!
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:iconthepyroplatypus:
ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW MANY DOES ONE TIME LORD NEED?!
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
ALL OF THEM.
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:iconthepyroplatypus:
ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNOW!
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:icontabbicatt:
Tabbicatt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :)
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Thank you! ^_^
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:icontabbicatt:
Tabbicatt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. :D
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:icontruboo42:
Truboo42 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And not a single one of them will actually open the TARDIS! :D
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Shows how much you know. ;) (Wink) 
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:iconchriscastielredy:
chriscastielredy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY MOTHER OF THE TARDIS!!!
Now there's no excuse to not open the door!!! hahaha
Beautiful collection also great work doing the props.
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Lol, thanks. I'm going to work on building a catalog of all the keys that can be found or were more or less easily available.
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:iconchriscastielredy:
chriscastielredy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It will be amazing if you do that. Im tending to make Tardis keys :D
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Oh I am, lol. I already have all the pics of all the KNOWN licensed "replicas" out there. Next will be the unlicensed keys, but first I need to get a couple pieces I'm missing. There's an upcoming 8th Doctor replica from  Mooncrest Models I'll need and I need to get an older knockoff.

I plan to make a few as well, out of stainless steel.
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:iconchriscastielredy:
chriscastielredy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that sounds great. I'll be waiting for see you work done ^^
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:iconmahomadness:
MahoMadness Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are really neat!
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
look at all those keys
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Right? I think the guy that owns them is obsessed!
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:iconcharlesbulbasaurmoon:
i want them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Me too! *cries* Oh wait, I already own them...

Lol, you think this is bad, you should see how many I own NOW.
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:iconcharlesbulbasaurmoon:
yes, yes it is bad
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
It gets worse. I had sixteen in this pic. I JUST added my thirty-seventh now.
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:iconcharlesbulbasaurmoon:
ouch that hurts ? were are these at or are you making them yourself?
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
No I didn't make most of these. I've been collecting every relatively easy to get example of Tardis keys I could get. I made a few of them in this picture though. I've made more since then like a Perception Filter key with electronics on it and Rose's key and chain. I plan on making a sort of resource guide for online to show people so if they decide to buy or key or if they already have one and wanna know about and who made it they can look at the pictures and know if it's a licensed key or a fan made key or a knockoff. To get these eBay is your best bet, as well as Etsy. That's where I get all the special keys like the 3rd, 4th and 7th Doctor's keys. I also use eBay to get raw blank keys for the correct styles and brands of modern series keys as well as chains and cords to use. The RPF is also another place to look as people post and sell stuff there that helps. I have a long running key research thread there researching all the standard tumbler lock keys used since 1963 to now. That helps a lot though it's tough because the further back in the shows history you go, the harder it is to get a clear look at the keys the actors are using.

BTW, it wasn't supposed to hurt you. I'm just obsessive. If anything, it should illustrate how much so I am, lol
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:iconcharlesbulbasaurmoon:
nice
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:iconkerjen:
kerjen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Beautiful work!! You do great work!

I really love 7 & 8's Seal of Rassilon key; it's such a great idea -- including the 'pushing the Yale lock to the side to see the real lock'.
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks! I didn't make all these keys though. Mainly the standard Yale type keys. The special styled keys are all bought from various sources and sellers on the interwebs. I really should update this picture sometime. I have MANY more keys now. I also want toarrange them based on progression of certain keys styles.
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:iconthedoctor93310:
TheDoctor93310 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
where you find the keys to please
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
All the information is basically in the description above though mainly, ebay. Outside of ebay though it would take far too long to list everyplace and I'm not too sure I remember anymore lol.
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:iconthedoctor93310:
TheDoctor93310 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
ok thanks
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:iconcrazilucki:
crazilucki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic collection
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oh thanks ^_^ I still need to update this picture sometime. I have WAY more keys now. XD
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:iconprofessorlawl:
ProfessorLawl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Awesome~! Your collection is pretty damn impressive! ^D^
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thanks! Just wait until I post my most recent version of my collection XD
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:iconprofessorlawl:
ProfessorLawl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I can hardly wait! ^D^
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:iconasknorthirelandcat:
AskNorthIrelandCat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tardis keys?
...
I'll give them back. Just... Let me borrow them...))
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
NUUUUU! They're mine! XD
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:iconmsdonutdamsel:
MsDonutDamsel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Some of those keys are amazing looking. To think that there was a lock that needed a key as crazy as some of these. Either way, the TARDIS is amazing therefore, so is this.
Lucky that you have a key collection like that :D.
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Well keep in mind, that not all of these keys are actually accurate. In reality I think only three of these are close to accurate to the actual props. I think in my own full collection as it stands NOW...there are 8 different screen used key types total for 50 years of Doctor Who and technically speaking two of them are so close to being the same key that you could say 7 keys.
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:iconmsdonutdamsel:
MsDonutDamsel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I still love love love it :D
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:iconholyromanempireepic:
holyromanempireepic Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i need
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Ohhh, it's not THAT bad...[link] I mean NOW it is. XD
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:icondoctor-timelord:
Doctor-timelord Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
i want den keys!
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Right? This isn't even all of them now XD I have a lot more.
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:icondoctor-timelord:
Doctor-timelord Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
REALLY?!
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I forget how many is in this picture, something like 16, I'm up to 28 now XD
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:icondoctor-timelord:
Doctor-timelord Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
:iconwtfplz: thats a lot of keys
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
And I was actually wrong too. I just pulled them all down to sort and there's 34 XD I forgot a few doubles. XD Will be adding a Baker key and a few more new modern keys soon hopefully.
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:icondoctor-timelord:
Doctor-timelord Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
ok :)
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:icontastefreakingrainbow:
Tastefreakingrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I told my mom I wanted a TARDIS key for my birthday and she looked at me like I was crazy. :iconyayzplz:
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Why? They're neat. XD What kind did you want to get?
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:icontastefreakingrainbow:
Tastefreakingrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The forth one on the first row
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