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September 16th, 2020 533 comments

Doctor Who Jungles of Mechanus 5.5″ Dalek Set


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USA /Australian/ Outside of the EU buyers will have the VAT deducted. The total USA delivered cost seems to be around $45 or even less depending on location.

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.”


Categorised under: Doctor Who 5" scale figures, Featured, Toys

533 comments

  • Bob James

    August 26th, 2020 - 5:49pm

    It would be so wonderful if CO just set things up so that international buyers could just purchase all of their Doctor Who releases directly through them. I mean, I get the marketing angle, but the total price on this set was much so easier to absorb than the not so merry dance of getting ahold of the others. Good for anyone for whom the GOGS1 debacle worked out fine. But for me, it’s just been another disappointment in a year of big disappointments. This transaction was a thoroughly pleasant one. Good on CO!

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    • Tom

      August 29th, 2020 - 10:24am

      Agree 100%. And but for this website, I wouldn’t have heard about this release! I’d be very happy to buy a new classic Who set every month from Character directly.

  • Coleman

    August 26th, 2020 - 5:18pm

    Just bought these bad boys.
    BooBoo, did you know all about these and have been keeping it under your hat.
    Or was it total surprise to you aswell?

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 5:26pm

      didn’t know about them at all, we don’t get any info about future Character products at all now.

  • Philip Shaw

    August 26th, 2020 - 5:12pm

    I only hope these are not repeated in the regular ‘Dalek History set 3’ featuring ‘The Chase’!

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    • Danny

      August 26th, 2020 - 5:50pm

      I would pressume they would release 2x standard drone Daleks that previously came with the Mechanoid in the FP set. Although they could release the Dalek Guard without SFX…

    • prototype dalek

      August 26th, 2020 - 5:51pm

      I assume it being called The Jungles of Mechanus Dalek Set instead of #3, it’ll be a separate set from the B&M range.

    • Bobby Davros

      August 26th, 2020 - 6:08pm

      Bound to be one included with the lower base.

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 6:14pm

      if so dont think people will worry as that’s still a huge difference

  • Exterminator

    August 26th, 2020 - 4:22pm

    Wow, what an unexpected surprise. Fantastic set.

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  • CG

    August 26th, 2020 - 3:32pm

    For anyone in Australia, this seems to work out at 12 pounds (UK) postage when ordered two sets – reasonable for sets like these!

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    • Moviedalek 76

      August 26th, 2020 - 5:07pm

      Did not know about these until a few hours ago they look awesome i already ordered a set .

  • Jamie

    August 26th, 2020 - 3:25pm

    Very nice! I was hoping they would cover this variant at some point. And this is the best way to do it, they look beautiful! Just ordered a set.

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  • Luck4UNow

    August 26th, 2020 - 3:05pm

    Easiest and quickest purchase I ever made.

    I didn’t even read the news item; I went straight to the link and preordered.

    Thank you Uncle Al!!!!

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    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:16pm

      Saw this on Facebook and immediately bought it
      First set I’ve got since I was 14, the movie daleks are my faves

  • Harry George Andrew Mills

    August 26th, 2020 - 3:04pm

    Oh my! Can’t wait to get them! But I might ask a question? You don’t think it’ll be on B&M or anything but on character option is absolutely amazing!

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:07pm

      No def Character online exclusive (for now) that isn’t to say they might sell them on in some montsh time but that’s a risk if they sell out first.

  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 2:52pm

    How do you cancel an order

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    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:10pm

      Booboo?

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:12pm

      i have answered you already. Just ring CS with your order number bear in mid they will have already taken the money.

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:10pm

      Email or ring them.

  • Martino

    August 26th, 2020 - 2:11pm

    I’ve ordered mine (one set), but there doesn’t seem to be a limit as to how many you can order. Suspect these are going to be hoovered up by scalpers fairly quickly (yep, someone on eBay already offering 12 sets at twice the price)

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 2:19pm

      there are plenty (5000) people can order as many as they want there is no need for anyone to loose out.

    • prototype dalek

      August 26th, 2020 - 2:41pm

      There online, I doubt a scalper will be able to make anything of these when they are accessible to anyone with Wi-Fi.

    • CG

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:30pm

      I even managed to get two of these sets to Australia (including postage) for only $20 AUD more than what I paid for the new B&M dalek sets here. This works out really well for everyone I would say!

  • Myles Mckenzie

    August 26th, 2020 - 2:04pm

    If this does well do we think there will be more online exclusives? Happy to see it being picked up again after Missy in 2015!

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    • Romana 3

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      Yeah, although Missy was handled pretty badly, charging full price for 2 variants of the same character… never surprised me that they didn’t do well… these on the otherhand, less than £30 for effectively an army builder pack of a style of Dalek that collectors have wanted for years… I’m sure these will do just fine!!!

  • Darkshadow

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:55pm

    Damn it! I’ve just ran out of money paying for the last sets. Hope I can get some more money in on time to get this one. Really don’t want to miss out.

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    • Darkshadow

      August 27th, 2020 - 1:36am

      I think I might be able to get some money in for Sunday. Considering nearly half the stock is already gone, I dread to think how many there will be by then, if any. Fingers crossed I don’t miss out.

      Don’t want to give into the scalpers. But if they’ve cleared them out then I’ll just have to.

  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:45pm

    Just ordered two!

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  • 1

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:43pm

    Just wow.

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  • TheOtherDoc

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:42pm

    A very nice addition to the range from Character! Purchased one of the sets, may be the only set I’ll keep in its original packaging.

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  • Martino

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:34pm

    Very excited by this, but also a tad worried for CO – hope they were VERY careful sorting out licences and copyright, as these are very clearly movie Daleks

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:37pm

      they will have been very careful as were EM, its the claw arm that would have been the real problem.

  • Pat

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:29pm

    having to pay 4.99 postage because the product is 1p under the free postage threshold. Dammnit

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  • Romana 3

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:17pm

    Ignore my last comment, just refreshed the page and seen september 7th… can’t wait!!! This is such good news! Thankyou very much to Al and everyone at Character working to make these possible!!!

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  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:16pm

    Tip – if any one wants to save a bit money, order a Mashems pack for £2.99 (cheapest thing on the CO site), this will push the order over £25 and you will will get free postage. You only save £1.50 but at least you are getting something for the £2,99. Mashes make a good sticking filler.

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:18pm

      yes good idea, does any one remember when we ordered the “rabbit poo” from toys r us for the same reason

    • SamWho

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:38pm

      Also if you search “spare parts” it comes up with sonic screwdrivers and Dalek guns & plungers for £3 or £4 which is quite funny way of saving money

    • Paul Banyard

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:39pm

      Mashems pack?? Where’s them.

    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:46pm

      Out of stock

  • Andy

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:15pm

    They look fantastic, love the positioning in the box as well.

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  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:15pm

    Yooooooooo

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  • prototype dalek

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:14pm

    Slightly surprised they did this set considering there has been uncertainty with the movie dalek design though very happy about it

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    • The Werewolf

      August 26th, 2020 - 3:41pm

      What a fantastic surprise. Thanks to having the Chase set with Mechanoid, and the FX Guard I will surprisingly have a bundle form this story. I pre ordered along with Graham for free postage, since I hadn’t bought him before because I don’t like Bradley Walsh, but since I played o getting the other 2 at some point, and I like the idea of ordering someone from the Game Show The Chase with Daleks from the Who Story The Chase together.

  • Hi

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:13pm

    Would this be able to deliver to the United States

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:15pm

      yes they do but i will see if i can find out if the USA might be getting it

  • Ste Carruthers

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    GORGEOUS.

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  • Romana 3

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:10pm

    I just ordered this set (not waiting to miss out on anything else, and selected the ‘uk mainland’ shipping, as it was the only option available. I live in Northern Ireland, is that still appropriate, does anyone know?

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  • Mark Belsom

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:08pm

    Well that was unexpected, two on order.

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  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:08pm

    Now we need Ian and Barbra

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  • Anonymous

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:06pm

    How accurate are these figures to on-screen? (obvs not black and white)

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  • the ergon

    August 26th, 2020 - 1:04pm

    Are these a one off for this year or are other packs planned? I,m really getting back into Daleks this way, if they keep releasing more from the 60s to present. i can,t wait for The Dalek supreme from ‘day’ to get the re-release.

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    • Romana 3

      August 26th, 2020 - 2:20pm

      Hopefully these will continue in some form… the B&M range, the Whittaker-era main range and now a potential for occassional online exclusive sets as well… who’d have thought we’d be this spoilt considering the regrettable state the range was in just a few years back… this… is… A-MAZ-ING!!!

      AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE!
      (Al/ CO, keep up the good work!!!)

    • the ergon

      August 26th, 2020 - 4:51pm

      i,m in full agreement. I,d gone off daleks for a long while as the sets became a bit samey. This has galvanised and piqued my interest into wanting to collect more, especially from the classic range. I think it was all seeing all those bronze variants, which i was never that big a fan of, that made me sell off my original character collection. Its those with varying stand out colours that do it for me. I like something new and these are fab.

    • Esculation ex machina

      August 26th, 2020 - 9:20pm

      i more than welcome a re release of the gold chief dalek but i’m not that overenthusiastic on the design, its a bit bland to me. The planet supreme had a lot more going on with its design.

  • CyberDalek

    August 26th, 2020 - 12:56pm

    Is there limited amount of sets or are there loads of these?

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    • booboo

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:05pm

      Limited edition, how many who knows

    • the ergon

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:07pm

      exclusive but plenty to go around i would say.

    • prototype dalek

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:13pm

      Being online, I would say quite a few

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:15pm

      For pre-order? Do we know when they’ll be released? I’ve ordered one either way, but would just like to know when to expect it?

    • prototype dalek

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      Around the 7th of next month

    • the ergon

      August 26th, 2020 - 1:41pm

      My early Birthday present to myself.

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