2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Men in Black II, Goldmember, Star Trek: Nemesis, Jason X were released in cinemas; U2 release 7, The Pet Shop Boys release Release, Elvis Costello realeased When I Was Cruel, David Bowie released Heathen, Papa Roach released lovehatetragedy, Maroon 5 release Songs About Jane, Coldplay release A Rush of Blood to the Head; Latvia won the Eurovision Song Contest with I Wanna by Marie N; Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 to win the FA Cup.
One of the best examples of random merchandise that I have ever seen was released in 2002 and it was a model of the TARDIS made by MM group.
What sets this model apart from all other TARDIS models was the fact that it was not made out of plastic or metal but it was made from coal.
I can’t imagine there were many of these made so I would assume that there are very rare indeed. It is actually quite a nice likeness and would good on anyone’s desk or mantelpiece.