Why, Dalek Caan?
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Why, Dalek Caan?
infa-red remote controlled daleks
Apologies for the cross-posting, but I just thought I'd post this to let anyone who might be interested know. :)
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This is very sad news indeed, the person gave the Daleks their voice has died. :(
Best. Episode. Evar.
Mmmm, Cybermen next week.
The 1st issue of Sonic Times a Doctor Who zine is about ready for it's premiere Memorial Weekend..
Did anyone else notice that Anthony Head was stood next to a sign that said "Master"?
I'm a recent Doctor Who fan and my boyfriend has been a fan of the show since childhood so we are planning to attend this event, is anyone else interested? Would be good to meet other fans :)
Structurally, this is a spot-on representation of what you all saw on screen. No detail has been overlooked, no matter how tiny. The nu-style sink plunger, the grooves around the eye, the little bit of Dalek writing beneath the eye stalk, everything is as it should be. The "ears" (as the box refers to them as) are beautifully crafted and the see-through plastic used for the disks behind the eye is a nice touch. The manufacturers did an excellent job.
However, when it comes to the paint job I was a little dissatisfied.
The two-tone nature of the bronze/gold colour scheme isn't as prominent here, compared to some of the other Dalek toys. (although this detail seemed to vary between the CGI and Dalek props on screen so I dont suppose it really matters.) Having actually seen a Dalek prop in-person the other week, I am unsure of what to make of this. The Dalek emporer clearly had this two-tone colour scheme as does the image on www.thedalek.com. *boggle*
The Dalek "bumps" around it's base each have a little plastic rim around them that looks like it has been moulded as a separate component to the main body rather than just painted a different colour. Interestingly though, these rims and the base are moulded in dark green plastic when I think they actually should be black. Its something that seems strange to me but fortunately doesn't detract from the overall look of the toy.
The paint application on the neck section looks really rubbish though. The grill inside the frame around the neck has been painted black but huge chunks have just been missed off. Painting inside there must be difficult anyway so it's a shame they didn't mould this as two separate component (outer frame and inner black grill) like they did with the dalek bumps. Any model fanatic wanting a show-accurate Dalek is going to be touching this part up so get your paintbrushes ready, guys. Also, the BBC props have a lot of weathering on them that people might want to airbrush onto their toys.
This is a toy rather than a show-accurate display piece though, so let's have a look at just how much fun you can have with this thing.
Dalek has 3 settings. Off, on and a "Try Me" mode were you can activate a random voice command by pressing one of it's Dalek bumps. When switched on, his eye lights up blue. The thing really looks alive now! :D
He trundles around and buttons on the controller correspond to different voiceclips that the Dalek can bark at the cat or your nan. This we already know. His arm and gun are posable (the arm doesnt extend like in the show) and with a bit of force you can swivel the mid-section around 360 degrees. Dome and eye movement are automatic though and a mechanism inside the dome means that the eye moves up and down as you turn the dome. The dome is rigged to swivel as he trundles along and irritatingly, you cannot position it so that the dalek is looking directly forwards. If you position the dome to point this way, the eye-stalk is rigged to look upwards. I don't think this can be fixed without gutting the toy.
In conclusion, I think this could've been better. Better colouring and independent movement of the dome and eye-stalk (perhaps by remote control) would've been a nice touch and given Character's reputation for producing hysterically over-sophisticated toys for children, (some of you may have seen Patrick Stewart gushing over them on ITV) I don't see why they didnt do this - although £40 for something this big and cool isn't bad at all really.
hello lee here again. did everyone like the christmass invasion? i did and i was very please to see that we have the cybermen in store with the new dr. But that is because i like seeing my mam trembling behind the sofa. tehehe i am mean. but since i forgot about saying meryy christmass to you folks i thought ide give you something for the new year ahead, i hope you like it.
Yay id like to know how many here are looking forward to the dr who special on christmass day, now thats its less then a week away?
The Dalek builders league were at the exhibition too and they were having a great time trundling around in their Dalek suits, frightening as many children as they could. They had the flashing lights and Dalek voices built into their suits so they were practically real Daleks - except they were squirting water instead of shooting death-rays. Oh well. The silver one seemed quite happy to answer all the kiddies questions 'in character' which was hilarious to watch. We stayed for a while while it explained about Davros and the Time Wars to the crowd of children that had surrounded it.
Hats off to them for going that extra mile and interacting with the kids. It can't be easy. Any Dalek builders out there?
EXCLUSIVE: BILLIE QUITS DR WHO
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