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July 15th, 2017 76 comments

Character Doctor Who 12″ Remote Dalek Re-Release

With Thanks to Darren who purchased this in his local store.

Purchased at £49.99 in Asylum style packaging, looks a little Darker and more Matt finish than the original release.

Originally due September. At least one store appears to have had an early delivery (they only had one).


  • 8 Dalek Phrases
  • Flashing lights and speech
  • Motorised Dalek movement
  • Poseable gun and arm
  • Illuminated eye
  • Handset with dual stick movement control

It is unlikely we will be posting our own images of this Dalek as in the past.

Categorised under: Radio controlled daleks, Toys


  • Anonymous

    September 25th, 2019 - 6:54am

    Does anyone know where you could get one these to get shipped internationally??

  • Danny

    September 1st, 2018 - 9:47pm

    Just saw 3 of these in my local B&M this afternoon but not seen them there before – not sure how much they were as no price on the shelf – Wonder if they still have some old stock to shift?

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2018 - 9:48pm

      Managed to pick one up at my local B&M for a bargain £24.99 so might be worth keeping an eye out if you do not have one 🙂

  • Andrew Beeston

    April 8th, 2018 - 4:37pm

    found this dalek in B & M willerby in hull priced at £24.94, Still had a few left

  • The Monitor

    January 1st, 2018 - 4:42pm

    I have been visiting B&M every month and taking one up to the till as there is never a price. I live near Fareham and the stocks have been up and down, 1,0,3,0,2. The 2 in there on Saturday, one appeared to be missing its protuberance card. On checking the complete one at the till it was £35, so, with no space for it whatsoever, I bought it as a form of closure. It does not have the window where you can press a roundel for a phrase. One way or another this is a proper permutation and certainly worth it for £35.

    In an age of diminishing Doctor Who outlets, we should be grateful for B&M. It is a pretty good shop anyway for other things.

  • Jordan Scott

    December 31st, 2017 - 2:40am

    Got this for Xmas, I assumed the ID tag beneath the eye would be the same as the Asylum ‘Oswin’ Dalek, but it’s actually that of the original 12″ gold dalek release, which I think is a great attention to detail – especially for a B&M release.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    December 29th, 2017 - 6:36pm

    Is this to tall to put along side a big chief figure? Would the scaling look wrong?

  • Robert Wait

    December 29th, 2017 - 4:54pm

    Picked up the radio control Dalek and sonic screw driver, two days ago from B&M. The Dalek was now priced at £32:99.

    • Weeping Angel

      December 29th, 2017 - 5:29pm

      I saw it today for £34.99??!

    • MJS

      December 29th, 2017 - 6:48pm

      I haven’t found one in ANY local b&m

    • booboo

      December 30th, 2017 - 8:33am

      it only went to their larger stores apparently no been able to find one either

    • Weeping Angel

      December 30th, 2017 - 9:00am

      I’ve found 4 at my local store – first time I have ever seen them to be honest.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    October 6th, 2017 - 3:12pm

    I’m tempted to get this as I had a Radio Controlled Dalek Sec when I was younger but it’s eyestalk broke. The only things that put me off it are the fact it’s 12″ and I don’t have much space for it in my room, also it’s expensive. Maybe when it’s reduced if it’s still around that is.

  • Jamie

    July 19th, 2017 - 4:04pm

    Saw the Sonic rerelease in my local B&M today.

    • John O’Neill

      May 22nd, 2020 - 2:08pm

      I’ve had to replace the remote for my dalek? Any know what to do so my dalek recognises the new controller?

  • Kevin Bunker

    July 18th, 2017 - 1:24pm

    I’m still waiting for the orange paradigm Dalek to be made, that’d be a better choice for a repainted as it’s the only one missing. That & the Ironside Dalek, both would compliment my collection nicely.

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 1:35pm

      believe they said they would never do one now, which is a shame

    • Kevin Bunker

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:27pm

      Yes, that’s definitely a shame. The new Dalek’s were quickly phased out though so I guess it’s no surprise they won’t make the last one…, I’ll just have to attempt a custom version for my display then. 🙂

    • Jordan Scott

      July 18th, 2017 - 9:21pm

      Oh no when did they say that?

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2017 - 9:24pm

      oh ages ago, couple of years or more, I believe Alasdair Dewar said it in his twitter days

      same for the Yeti, fur coat 2nd and Hurndall 1st Doctor ( so no 1st Doctors set with 3 figures)

  • Bunter

    July 17th, 2017 - 8:50pm

    Which store?

    • Kevin Bunker

      July 18th, 2017 - 1:21pm


  • Ian

    July 17th, 2017 - 8:50pm

    I wish for once CO would spend some money, yes spend some and make a proper 12″ Dalek.
    Originally they cost £39.99, this being a repaint seems to cost £10 more!

  • cyberized

    July 17th, 2017 - 2:07pm

    If the price goes a lot further down, id like to get this. I miss my r/c Dalek

  • Harold Saxon

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:33pm

    Very good I have an older one of those I wouldn’t mind a nice shiny new one , it goes well

  • Philip

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:12am

    I wish they would just release the baked bean coloured 12″ Dalek to complete the set of Paradigm…

    • NickD

      July 16th, 2017 - 10:22am

      Me too 🙂

    • Jordan Scott

      July 16th, 2017 - 2:19pm

      If you’re referring to the orange Scientist then yes I wish that too.

    • prototype dalek

      July 16th, 2017 - 6:35pm

      So wish they could, I do have an accurate custom but would like an official one

    • Philip

      July 17th, 2017 - 5:13pm

      I’d try to get a cheap red one and paint it orange but painting around the balls would take forevor…

    • Mark

      January 25th, 2018 - 4:00pm

      You can dismantle it and remove the hemis. That makes it a lot easier!

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    July 15th, 2017 - 11:50pm

    Has the Dalek body been re-proportioned since the first 12″ Daleks were released? I have one of the original bronze releases.

    I could have sworn i posted this earlier but it doesn’t seem to be listed.

    • Jordan Scott

      July 16th, 2017 - 1:20am

      It was re-proportioned for the Supreme Dalek and Davros but has since reverted back to the original sculpt.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      July 16th, 2017 - 12:18pm

      No, it’s the correct proportions now. The original sculpt was scrapped after the first line.

    • Jordan Scott

      July 16th, 2017 - 2:23pm

      No that was the 5″ line, the 12″ line is still the same sculpt as the original release. I can guarantee that as I’ve got the original bronze and asylum Daleks here and they’re identical in shape.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      July 16th, 2017 - 3:47pm

      I got the info from the Character Options interview in the latest DWM special. Page 77.

    • platon29

      July 16th, 2017 - 4:58pm

      They were referring to the 5″ line in that section. They did produce the 12″ Dalek until later.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      July 16th, 2017 - 7:38pm

      How is this referring to the 5″ Daleks?


      “Dodgy dimensions notwithstanding the 12″ remote control model was a phenomenal hit”

  • Anonymous

    July 15th, 2017 - 8:48pm

    Such lazy packaging using a logo and graphics that is 5 years out of date. Surprised the BBC allow it!

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 8:59pm

      would probably cost way to much for a complete redesign and print run over an already established design for this type of product

  • Pusher

    July 15th, 2017 - 6:46pm

    Damn, it has the same ID tag as the first ever RC dalek, the one with the gold lower collar. So the Id tag is slightly inaccurate. I would’ve liked one from asylum which was on the dalek which Rory wakes up next to which has only a gun It seems easier to print as the details are scarce.

  • 7thwhoknots

    July 15th, 2017 - 6:29pm

    In the prototype picture on the box, the neck looks like a different sculpt, is this on the actual figure?

    • NickD

      July 16th, 2017 - 10:24am

      That prototype is much more accurate. This one has the very flared skirt and looks a bit too / angled to what it should be like, but it’s still a great design 12 years on.

  • Dalek4ever

    July 15th, 2017 - 4:14pm

    If they got these early, does that mean the Figure sets are early aswell?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:20pm

      we would have heard if anyone had got them yet, of course you cant ring up your store to check any more

    • Dalek4ever

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:26pm

      Why would they do that? Do they understand that some people have to travel to try and get these? Now some people will go and won’t even know of they wasted their money on travel

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:30pm

      terrible customer service, their staff were always so helpful as well

      its a 20 mile round trip for me so unless i know one is being kept its no good to me.

      I simply wont be buying this one and will get a monsters set from ebay

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:48pm

      Thankfully its just 30 minutes round trip so its not such a bad experience for me to go their back

    • Beevers Master

      July 16th, 2017 - 4:18pm

      For me it about 3 mins as there is one in my town

  • Who knows

    July 15th, 2017 - 3:25pm

    This brings back memories of the original one, which I clumsily broke. Nostalgia

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 3:53pm

      First Dalek I ever got was 12″ Classic Remembrance Black Supreme Dalek, still have it now but not sure if it works though 🙂

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 3:56pm

      i think ours was the white one, we have all the PE ones apart from the red one and some movie ones

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:12pm

      Loved the 12″ ones and luckily have all of them including all the Movie ones boxed. My favourite is the Red Classic one, really cool design.

  • Jordan Scott

    July 15th, 2017 - 2:31pm

    So it’s the Asylum Dalek without the weathering which is good as we now have a standard accurately coloured dalek. However I’m annoyed that it doesn’t have the collectors packaging, this is very inconsistent and will confuse potential customers.

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 2:45pm

      I assume the collectors series branding is restricted to 5.5″ stuff

    • Omega63

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:06pm

      Maybe, but the sonic had it!

    • Bruno B

      July 16th, 2017 - 10:31am

      Cheap rerelease… simpler deco and no development for new packaging.

  • LastOfTheSonics

    July 15th, 2017 - 2:04pm

    This looks really nice. Shame about the price and the due date.

    Now the only merchandise we still need to find out about is the sonic screwdriver.

  • prototype dalek

    July 15th, 2017 - 1:37pm

    Booboo, I don’t know if its just me but isn’t this exactly the same as the Toys R Us version we had in 2013 but just a different title on the box?

    Also should have been in the 12th Doctor Collector figure packaging as well personally

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 1:44pm

      that was the asylum which had a weathered finish as pictured

      they have used this style for the last several years on the Daleks

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 3:07pm

      Is it worth getting?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 3:53pm

      well i think you may have trouble finding one, i would hang on for a while

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:14pm

      Well I do know my local one is a major store so I think it will most likely get a few of them. You think they will get reduced over time?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:23pm

      the cynic in me thinks a few odd ones are being sold at £49.99 so they can be “reduced” as a sale item when the main stock arrives.

      Tesco used to do that with their 3 figures sets and Argos did it with the into the Dalek set

      time will tell

    • prototype dalek

      July 15th, 2017 - 4:46pm

      Well, I will trust your judgement booboo and hold back and wait for a bit and see what happens 🙂

    • Jack

      July 16th, 2017 - 10:45am

      Do you reckon they’ll do the same with the 3 packs, or do you think they will stay at £16.99 for a while?

    • booboo

      July 16th, 2017 - 10:48am

      I don’t know they will do it with the Daleks, they tend to reduce the 3 packs when stock is nearing its end to clear them, that’s assuming they have any left of course

  • Omega63

    July 15th, 2017 - 12:57pm

    The fact that they’re reusing old packaging and branding is rather dreadful. I get it may be in some way cheaper, but the box art is different. Doctor Who needs to get it’s branding pattern to be iconic, and sorted quickly. The Collector Series design is distinct and sets off the shelf, it needs to be used universally on all Doctor Who products in the same way the 2006 design was used.

    Look at the 1993 Jurassic Park toy line, they all followed the same branding pattern and the iconography was clear. Same with Doctor Who 2006-2008.

  • DoctorSong2016

    July 15th, 2017 - 12:32pm

    Better than no news at all

  • Kane

    July 15th, 2017 - 12:25pm

    I was in London last week, we went into toys r us and saw they had a K9 Remote Control, which I was surprised at since they’ve took it of their site and was gutted I couldn’t get one, anyway left but the next day I thought nah I’m gonna get it so I rung and they were more than happy to keep it behind for me!

  • Dr Stu

    July 15th, 2017 - 12:22pm

    So this retails at £50? I don’t know how they can justify that price, even the paradigm daleks were like £30 at the time, just seems a little steep for something that’s not really a new variant.

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 12:33pm

      as one or two stores have had this early, it reminds me of the “into the Dalek set”

      if you get my meaning

    • Omega63

      July 15th, 2017 - 12:54pm

      So you expect that it is just put at a higher price so they can claim it’s reduced in the near future?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 1:13pm

      I have no idea, but it might explain it, or they have just sold some early sets sent a head of the main delivery

  • Jack

    July 15th, 2017 - 12:16pm

    Was it just this they got early or did they also have the 3 packs?

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2017 - 12:19pm

      just this as far as i know

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