All this really means, though, is that I need to come up with an idea that is so original that no one else has thought of it, while still being sufficiently brilliant as to make as to make the owners of the base concept want to license it to me. In the case of Doctor Who, I believe I've finally done just that.
Everyone loves Doctor Who, and the hilariously screaming robots-of-the-past's-future Daleks. I'm rounding up to everyone, of course; some people probably do not. These people are wrong, and I'm not interested in selling to them. They're probably spending their money on canes to shake at the neighbor kids, anyway.
Everyone also loves candy -- again, for certain values of everyone. But not until now have these two things been combined into one fantastic treat! As soon as I get the licensing worked out, you can have your very own Dalick, the delicious lollipop Dalek! Yes, the fearsome villains that the Doctor has attempted to crush time and time again can finally meet their doom at your hands -- or more specifically, at your teeth.
They already make lollipops that spin and play music, so I think it should be simple enough to make one that yells, "THE DOCTOR!" and "EXTERMINATE!". I might even be able to work in some flashing LEDs on the stick to make the whole thing light up. The sticks could even have small plastic Daleks at the end; rinse them off and collect the whole Cult of Skaro! Put on tiny puppet shows! Annoy your siblings in the car! The possibilities are endless.
What time is it in England? I've got some calls to make to the BBC.
Mood of the Moment: amused
Auditory Hallucination: The Timelords -- Doctorin' the Tardis