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September 16th, 2020 534 comments

Doctor Who Jungles of Mechanus 5.5″ Dalek Set

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This unique set includes 2 x highly detailed 5.5 inch scale Daleks with points of articulation, and comes beautifully presented in Heritage style Doctor Who branded packaging with specially created insert. A must have for all Doctor Who fans and collectors.

Way back in 1965, a six-part First Doctor story entitled ‘The Chase’ became famous in the eyes of Doctor Who fans for being special in many ways. It featured some unique ‘guest’ Daleks seen in Episode Three and Five. The exclusive Jungles of Mechanus Dalek Figure Set, has been created to offer something unique to delight fans and collectors and to pay homage to the unique Daleks seen onscreen. ‘The Chase’ storyline follows The First Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicky who are forced to flee through time in the TARDIS after they learn that a group of Daleks, with their own Time Ship are following them with orders to exterminate!

An epic chase through space and time ensues, starting on the Planet Aridius and then continuing through locations including the Empire State Building, the ‘Marie Celeste’ ship, and even an old haunted house populated by classic horror characters. Heading to a final confrontation, the TARDIS lands on the Planet Mechanus, where the Daleks arrive shortly afterwards. Pursued by multiple Dalek patrols through the dense and aggressive Mechanus jungle, the travellers eventually come upon a strange metallic city suspended high in the sky which belongs to an equally evil robot species known as the Mechanoids.

Al Dewar, Character Options’ Head of Product Development, went on to explain why for him it holds a special place in his heart.

“Firstly it’s the final adventure for the last of the original TARDIS companions, Ian and Barbara but it also features the first and last appearance of a race of robotic creatures the Mechanoids”

“Dalek aficionados will also know that it marks the appearance of some rather special ‘guest’ Dalek props that were seen in Episodes 3 and 5. At the time of filming the BBC were short of Dalek props having only three left. New Daleks were commissioned, but to fill the gap, they hired three Dalek props from the ‘Doctor Who and The Daleks’ movie.

“These ‘guest’ Daleks were chosen because they had sucker arms which matched the Daleks from the BBC series and two are seen in altered form, with their deep skirt bases and light covers removed. The second and more exciting appearances however, are two unaltered props glimpsed several times as part of the Dalek patrols pursuing the TARDIS crew through the Jungle.

“As fans will know, we’ve introduced the Dalek Twin pack sets starting with ‘The Daleks’ and ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’ this year which begin to chart the chronological TV appearances of the Doctors greatest and oldest enemies. So, it was a fitting next step therefore to announce a new and unique Dalek Two figure Set which neatly dovetails into that series.

“It is these special ‘guest’ Daleks that we present here in our new Online Exclusive. With their distinctively different light covers and skirt bases along with unique metallic colours, this set brings the fans and collectors a one-off unique TV Dalek Action Figure never produced before.”

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  • Ryan Taylor

    September 21st, 2020 - 12:05pm

    Mine was dispatched on Tuesday last week and arrived this morning (UK).

    Unfortunately one of them has a noticeable scuff on the dome alongside a white paint scratch. Same one also has a warped/wavy plunger arm :/

    Luckily the other one is ok 🙂

    Emailed Character but idk what they can do. Hope I’m not being too fussy, haha.

    • Spacewarp

      September 22nd, 2020 - 6:57pm

      I was going to ask about wavy plunger arms. Not on this one, but on others. I seem to recall hot water on them softens them up and you can then tease them back into straightness. Has anyone tried this?

  • pupbenny

    September 20th, 2020 - 10:23pm

    Booboo, what’s the chances that they kept some back to put out for sale later? I find it weird that they still prominently have the set displayed frontpage on their website if they’ve sold all 5000. I can’t see why they’d hold any back though.

    • booboo

      September 21st, 2020 - 8:53am

      they have probably held a for back for replacement/ lost ordered so if nay of those become surplus they may put a few back on, it wont be many though

    • John

      September 22nd, 2020 - 11:11am

      Character have stated that there are a small number in reserve in case of any being lost or damaged. I would imagine these will resurface at later date as previous ones have done as competition prizes etc.

    • Steve R

      September 24th, 2020 - 11:25am

      Just want to let everyone know that I’ve been in touch with CO again by email about my order (which has been marked as despatched for 18 days) which still hasn’t been delivered and today, after 2 days of silence, Customer Services unilaterally decided to refund my order – no offer of replacements just a perfunctory apology and ‘I can only presume your order has been lost in the Royal Mail System’

      Really disheartened and upset by this whole process – sincerely hope if CO get another limited edition then they give everyone the option for a tracked delivery.

      Now faced with having to go on eBay to try and secure a set at a reasonable price.

      I do hope that no-one else ends up in the same position that I’m in at the moment.

      Stay safe!

  • Bob James

    September 19th, 2020 - 10:55pm

    WhoNA have always been excellent in shipping purchases in the most secure, well protected way possible. Alien Entertainment (The Doctor Who Store) has an equally excellent track record as well. Both stores simply appreciate that collector’s are collector’s, and provide customer service accordingly. It might cost just a bit more, but for a collector like myself, it’s well worth the expense. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the additional sets said to be released by the end of the year land at both sellers as well. It’ll make everything a whole lot easier for Stateside buyers such as myself.

  • Steve R

    September 19th, 2020 - 2:48pm

    Same here Delboy – ordered on 2nd September, despatch email on 7th September – emailed CO on 14th and was told ‘delivery times are taking longer than usual due to volume of orders’ – so almost 14 days after despatch and nothing has arrived yet.

    • Derek hartley

      September 19th, 2020 - 6:30pm

      Thanks Steve it’s not just me then! I had feared (after ordering stuff before not from CO) had gone ‘lost in the post’ hopefully they arrived soon for you as well as the others.

    • Anonymous

      September 21st, 2020 - 10:39pm

      Steve R and Derek Hartley, don’t worry. As I have been saying before, mail is really strange right now. I am in the same boat, it is Monday and still nothing, even though I ordered the day it was announced and got a Sept 7th dispatch. Patience. 🙂

  • Delboy

    September 19th, 2020 - 10:50am

    Order on the 4th September, Character Options email me shipped on 8th September and I’m still waiting on my order this now19th i phoned on the Thursday 17th saying Royal Mail is behind deliveries yet can order via amazon and orders via Royal Mail within 2 days.. How come Character Options tell me this is any one order still waiting on there’s in the UK?

    • booboo

      September 19th, 2020 - 11:16am

      Should be 2-5 days max but some have been delayed, some areas still seem quite slow, Royal Mail dont consider anything “lost” until 21 days after despatch unfortunately.

  • Zygon23

    September 18th, 2020 - 3:24pm

    How many of these sets did they actually make in the end?

    • David Minter

      September 18th, 2020 - 3:54pm

      Supposedly 5,000. 5,000 were made available for sale on CO’s web site, but how many they actually made, of course, isn’t known.

    • booboo

      September 18th, 2020 - 3:54pm


  • booboo

    September 17th, 2020 - 6:58pm

    The site stats on this page are insane, i really cant thank our visitors enough for making this work.

    • Button

      September 17th, 2020 - 7:20pm

      Most of us would not have known about these Daleks without you keeping an eye in the horizon. Thank you right back at ya!

    • David Minter

      September 17th, 2020 - 9:47pm

      I never would have known about the Jungles set without checking this site every day for updates.

    • Judooning

      September 17th, 2020 - 9:55pm

      Pretty much 100% of my info comes from here. I visit multiple times a day. I do hope companies appreciate just how much attention this site gives to their products.

    • Gerry

      September 17th, 2020 - 11:34pm

      Yes thanks for this amazing site, I pretty much do a daily check in these days. Keep up the awesome work 🙂

    • Luck4unow

      September 18th, 2020 - 6:29am

      Thank you booboo. Your site is excellent; I check seven times each day. I got to reserve a set within an hour of the announcement.

      Thank you for all your continued hard work.

    • The Brigadier@2013

      September 18th, 2020 - 2:51pm

      Excellent site Booboo! I too wouldn’t have known about the Mechanus set without this site. Your commitment in exemplary! Thank you so much!

  • Doctorus

    September 17th, 2020 - 6:16pm

    My set arrived today at 3:30pm and, MY GOODNESS did I make a good choice! These figures have executed the paint applications perfectly! So, glad I joined the bandwagon on this set. Really does make me smile of joy when I hold these figures! Apologies to the people who haven’t managed to get this set, though. However, CO are having plans to do more online exclusives in the future so, keep a peep out for those! =D

  • The Foot of Omega

    September 17th, 2020 - 3:51pm

    Plenty still on Ebay. I knew they’d sell out quickly.

  • Bob James

    September 17th, 2020 - 4:50am

    My set from Character arrived today, UK to US, and it was case fresh mint. The form fitting sheath type box IS risky packaging in my opinion though. If the shipping box gets dented or damaged, so does the item, as there is no packing protection around the item. The longer the trip, the greater the risk.

    • David Minter

      September 17th, 2020 - 4:19pm

      Mine arrived on the 16th, UK to US. And mine too came in a form fitting box. I agree that such packaging is a bit risky. It was also difficult to remove without crumpling the original box the Daleks are in. However, as was your case, my box was mint, too.

      And, my 2nd order from WhoNA is being delivered today. 🙂

    • Gerard

      September 17th, 2020 - 6:01pm

      Somewhat depressing it made it to you in the USA before me in London – certainly starting to worry now.. If they’re limited edition and they lost it, am I buggered? Still not to takeaway your wonderful Daleks – very glad they arrived safe and sound!

    • David Minter

      September 17th, 2020 - 10:50pm

      Somewhat depressing for me is I had spend an extra $63 for another set in case my $43 order didn’t arrive from CO. 😉 But, it’s not like I won’t get some value out of a 2nd set. And I’d rather have 2 sets than risk the one set sent by Airmail that wasn’t trackable not arriving. If my US order doesn’t arrive because it got lost in the mail, I’d think it would be easier to track down or get a refund for versus my CO order sent from overseas. For instance, if my CO order had gotten lost, I doubt it could be found since it was sent without a traceable means. And I doubt CO would refund my money because how can I prove it didn’t arrive?

    • David Minter

      September 18th, 2020 - 2:08am

      My 2nd set from WhoNA arrived today.

    • Anonymous

      September 18th, 2020 - 7:19am

      Don’t worry Gerard it seems the shipping times have been uneven for people, poor David looks like he pointlessly over-spent for nothing. I’m up north in Canada and I saw on facebook in one the DW toy groups that someone in the province next to mine got theirs already on Tuesday but mine hasn’t arrived yet. I know someone in Aberdeen who hasn’t got theirs either yet and they ordered the day it was released. Mail is just really weird right now. I received a package from the UK on Monday when I ordered it Thursday of the previous week while another package (DW blu ray) I ordered from the US at the beginning of August only arrived yesterday. As I’ve said many times, it’ll come, just a bit of patience, CO is very good about this. If you are concerned, ring them up and talk to them, I’m sure they’ll be happy to help you out, their customer service is top-notch. I’ve made international calls on a calling card because they’re so good at their job.
      Worst comes to worst they might be able to refund you or send you another one. Dealing with CO directly is very easy, there’s a reason I love their company a lot.

    • David Minter

      September 18th, 2020 - 4:09pm

      Well, the way I see it, I can make the best of my 2nd set situation. I see it that most of the 5,000 sets will have been opened for army builders, displayers, and people who just want to play with them. Which means fewer would remain MIB. If I have a 2nd set I leave MIB, that increases the possibility it could rise in value.

    • David Minter

      September 19th, 2020 - 8:11pm

      The set from WhoNA arrived as a box within a box. Apparently, CO sent their consignment of orders in individual boxes in a case. The individual boxes don’t have address labels on them. WhoNA left them in the CO boxes and shipped the CO boxes in a USPS box. The CO boxes in this case weren’t nearly as form fitting as the one I received from CO overseas.

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