I'm also concerned that too much merchandising (eg. the "cottage industry" in Doc Martin bobble head dolls) will make MC and PB turn their backs for sure on the character they have cleverly and lovingly "created out of clay."
What makes you say that, PoorRichard? PB and MC have their own website selling Doc Martin merchandise, so they must be agreeable to the idea. They seem to be pretty savvy about merchandising and I assume they've licensed the bobbleheads and surely get a cut.