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February 24th, 2018 20 comments

Robert Harrop Special Weapons Dalek – A Closer Look

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With thanks to Robert Harrop for this advanced sample.

The Special Weapons Dalek is available to order while stocks last from

Its here – the eagerly awaited latest addition to the Harrops Doctor Who range. Harrop teased a photo on their Facebook page in December last year letting everyone know that the Special Weapons Dalek would be next in line.

Following on from the already sold out Christmas Edition Cybershade and Pewter Zygon , This unique Dalek is from the 7th Doctor Story Remembrance of The Daleks.

Another fabulous addition to this ever growing range – The detail and finish are superb as it has been right throughout this range. The “weathered” effect that the Special Weapons Dalek is famous for against the clean white and gold Imperial Daleks is very well applied.

The Special Weapons Dalek also has the surprise benefit of a fully rotatable turret (shown in the photos below). The figurine comes in 2 separate parts with a small metal pin used to centre the 2 halves.

Harrops now seem to have settled on edition sizes of 150-250 which sell out relatively quickly and realistically you now need to order these as soon as they become available if you want as complete a collection as possible.

This has an edition size of 250, higher than recent figures but Daleks are always in high demand so we still don’t expect this one to last long.

They seem firmly committed to the “Classic Era” with recent figures being a very welcome move away from the more traditional monsters.

Harrops have recently renewed their initial 3 year licence so this range is sure to continue with many more figures to come.

  • Limited Edition Handpainted figurines / statues from Doctor Who.
  • 1:12 scale
  • Designed and Sculpted in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs.
  • Official BBC License. Each piece is approved by the Doctor Who television production team at BBC Wales in Cardiff. Additionally, the Doctors are approved by the actors themselves.
  • Individually hand numbered with a unique number on the base.
  • Figurines come complete in a presentation box with information card and a Certificate of Authenticity!

Robert Harrop Designs have been creating collectable hand painted figurines for over 30 years and their extensive portfolio includes Thunderbirds, Camberwick Green, Beano Dandy and 2000AD.

Below we can see some recent figures including the Tetrap, Yeti and Alpha Centauri along with the 1974 Third Doctors Tardis.

You can see every single Robert Harrop Doctor Who release in our interactive colectors list

Figurines are available to order while stocks last from

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  • Simon B

    March 9th, 2018 - 4:07am

    Thanks for the positive review and comments. Great to know that the hard work put into creating our figurines is appreciated!

    Simon B ( sculptor at Robert Harrop Designs).

  • g7even

    March 3rd, 2018 - 2:58pm

    Hi. Can i ask what the diorama is that you have used for the video please.?

  • The Silent Silent

    February 25th, 2018 - 1:56pm

    Just ordered Mine !!! Not many left now (I think there was 35 when I ordered)

    I cannot wait to add this to my collection !!!

    Booboo, could you do a quick comparison between this and the special weapons dalek SFX figure ?????

    • booboo

      February 25th, 2018 - 2:44pm

      just a quick photo

      i know there is a massive price difference but when you have them together the crispness of the harrop detailing and finish is in a completely different league

    • The Silent Silent

      February 25th, 2018 - 4:28pm

      Thanks, It does look really good and I know what you mean.

      You can see from the picture that the Robert Harrop looks distressed but has a more natural distressed appearance, whereas the Character Options 5″ figure looks like its been painted on !!!

    • the ergon

      February 26th, 2018 - 7:01pm

      That’s what you call a definitive special weapons dalek. Beautiful and beyond words. My all time favourite of all daleks.

    • Judooning

      February 27th, 2018 - 7:07pm

      Wow! Definitely worth the purchase by the looks of it.

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2018 - 8:47pm

    why dosnt your box have the stickers on the front and top?

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2018 - 9:01pm

      because its an advanced sample

  • Kevin Bunker

    February 24th, 2018 - 6:12pm

    I prefer the classic series really if I’m honest, it’s what I grew up with so the characters they make speak to me more…, I like everything new series too though & buy the odd item that they do make from it. 🙂

  • Lege

    February 24th, 2018 - 5:47pm

    This is a pain. I want to do an order but the site has a captcha which isn’t blind friendly.

    • Robert Harrop Designs Technical

      February 25th, 2018 - 1:08pm

      Hello Lege I am sorry this has affected your ability to place an order so have changed the captcha to be Google recaptcha does that help? If not please email with your details:

      Your name, email and postal address

      and we can manually create an account on your behalf.

      Many thanks,
      Paul W
      on behalf of Robert Harrop Designs Ltd

    • Lege

      February 25th, 2018 - 5:53pm

      So guys I’ve not tried it yet. But thank you so much for your prompt response. Shall let you know 🙂

  • The Werewolf

    February 24th, 2018 - 5:17pm

    booboo, do you have a picture of the Cybershade like in the top image. I like looking through those pics (it’s much cheaper than collecting them) and the Cybershade is the only one from the range that I can’t find.

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2018 - 5:20pm

      not at the moment but I will do one

      the cybershade sold out before ours arrived so i never did a review but see if i can do one next week

    • The Werewolf

      February 24th, 2018 - 5:54pm

      Thanks booboo

  • Who Knows

    February 24th, 2018 - 5:11pm

    Thank you very much booboo

  • Who Knows

    February 24th, 2018 - 4:05pm

    Could we see a size comparison with some of their other figurines please?

    • booboo

      February 24th, 2018 - 4:46pm

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