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September 16th, 2020 548 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.”


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

548 comments

  • Bryan Of Morbius

    September 7th, 2020 - 12:06pm

    Booboo have CO given any indication if shipping today how soon we should expect delivery? I’m assuming it’s a warehouse somewhere not their head office which I believe isn’t far from me. Usually around most days but a recent death means will be elsewhere some days. A large box of Dalek’s on the doorstep could become of interest to neighbours/passers by.

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  • Coleman

    September 6th, 2020 - 6:09pm

    BooBoo,
    Big Chiefs 6th Doctors going up for pre order later this month.
    Will you be putting photos up soon?

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    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 6:50pm

      Only when it’s up for order

      It works best that way for us (and probably Big Chief as well)

  • TheMelkur

    September 6th, 2020 - 3:48pm

    Only 1000~ pcs remaining as of yesterday according to Al Dewar. Set seems to have been judged a success, as Al has already been asked to put together 2 more sets.

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    • JL

      September 6th, 2020 - 4:59pm

      2 more sets of daleks or just generally 2 more online exclusives that could be anything?

    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      Daleks were not specifically mentioned

    • Mark Belsom

      September 6th, 2020 - 5:38pm

      Some classic Cybermen sets would be nice.

    • prototype dalek

      September 6th, 2020 - 5:38pm

      Though for 2 more set’s to apparently be confirmed already, seems it’s been judged a success all round very quickly, so certainly promising.

      Also good only 20% of this set is left in stock on just the pre-orders and the rest to probably just trickle down over the next couple of weeks/months.

    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 6:56pm

      Yes and I’m delighted and rather humbled that visitors to this site have contributed hugely to that success.

      Thanks all

    • Anonymous

      September 6th, 2020 - 7:33pm

      Thank you too booboo. Without this site I wouldn’t have even known about this figure set!

    • Spacewarp

      September 6th, 2020 - 8:18pm

      Slightly away from topic here, but can’t think of anywhere else to ask it. Does anyone else remember when Series 12’s “Lone Cybermen” was mentioned as a future figure? What happened to that, then?

  • masterdoctorten

    September 6th, 2020 - 10:19am

    booboo? What is the point of them repeating ‘these will never be released again’? The only reason I can think is it persuades a few more people to buy while they have the chance, but why not keep producing them if there does seem to be a market?

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    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 1:29pm

      Money in out done and dusted no large volume of stock tying up capital. selling 5000 of these seems easily done selling another 5000 later on may prove problematic. They still have unsold missy’s from years ago.

    • Anonymous

      September 6th, 2020 - 4:14pm

      If anyone is on the fence, it forces them to make the order now that they know if they miss out they’ll never get another chance.

  • JL

    September 5th, 2020 - 10:32pm

    Do you think if these are successful that character may look into doing other online exclusives? I think, like these daleks, they could focus on army builder figures (whereas missy was not), I am hopeful that these cads can be upscaled- if they could upscale the 2013 cybermen, ice warriors and zygons, there would be figures to display on the shelf for 2013 to 2017 other than the doctor, missy and his companions. This is why I’m excited about the 12th doctor and davros set, just something different to display

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    • Button

      September 5th, 2020 - 11:39pm

      Online exclusives does seem to be the way to go to get new moulds, but I really hope that we get a Cyber Warrior figure at some point.

    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 6:17am

      I think it’s already deemed a success and we can look forward to another 2 at least its been said

      Also these Dalek’s will never be released again

    • Button

      September 6th, 2020 - 11:03am

      What kind of release window would character have for these online exclusives would it be every six months?

    • booboo

      September 6th, 2020 - 1:31pm

      Possibly but may be more than one together next time

  • Martin Moore

    September 4th, 2020 - 1:34am

    MM

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    • Anonymous

      September 4th, 2020 - 3:30pm

      Mm

    • Bobby Davros

      September 5th, 2020 - 6:45pm

      Matersons.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    September 3rd, 2020 - 4:05pm

    My first proper experience with the Daleks was when I watched my dad’s DVDs of the Peter Cushing Dalek films. I enjoyed the colorful designs and the versatility of the Daleks being both intimidating villains and having a couple of humorous moments. I genuinely had no idea Doctor Who figures existed until 2007, and I didn’t even manage to get my hands on one until 2011. The figure I wanted more than any other was a figure of the Daleks from the Peter Cushing films.

    These two Daleks are literally the figures I have been waiting my whole life for.

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  • Spacewarp

    September 2nd, 2020 - 5:00pm

    Well blow me down. Watched “The Chase” a few times (its hard going), and absolutely never noticed these Daleks before, but there they are, standing guard either side of the ramp in episode 3.

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    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2020 - 5:16pm

      actually that’s not even these, those have “normal” ears, (yes they are the same “altered” Daleks), these “movie” Daleks are in the background in Picture 3 and 4 and all explained here

      https://thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/dalek/types/5b-chase-dalek/

      you can just make out the larger ears

    • spac

      September 2nd, 2020 - 7:30pm

      Theoretically, since the serial was in black & white, you can’t tell what colour thy actually were, so CO could release the red variant as well, though that might be sailing a little close to the licensing wind!

  • Dalekpigslave

    September 1st, 2020 - 11:20pm

    I call character they confirmed 1st of September 2020,

    1400 units remaining,

    They are extremely happy with The reception of these products.

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    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2020 - 8:37am

      that’s a good result

    • prototype dalek

      September 2nd, 2020 - 8:51am

      Only 28% of stock left after a week of pre-order, I’d certainly class that as a success.

    • The Silent Silent

      September 2nd, 2020 - 10:19am

      Surely this means figures like the 2013 Cybermen & Zygons could work as 2/3 packs ???

    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2020 - 11:11am

      Depends, much of the tooling for these Daleks existed where as they would be all new, hope this gives them the confidence to move forward with things though especially The Cyberman.

    • The Outcast

      September 2nd, 2020 - 12:27pm

      God, if they do 2013 or Wheel in Space Cybermen, that’s an instant purchase, would probably order multiple.

    • JL

      September 2nd, 2020 - 12:44pm

      I’d love a 2017 mondasian and 2013 ice warrior too, great army builders!! Maybe one day…

    • The Werewolf

      September 2nd, 2020 - 1:29pm

      Has it been said that its impossible to adapt the 3.75″ sculpts into 5.5″ molds?

    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2020 - 1:34pm

      I believe the “cads” can be used for any scale so some of the work is already done.

      Here is the Cyberman one https://www.facebook.com/TheAffableDesignCompany/photos/a.476866515849140/491202284415563

    • Who Knows

      September 2nd, 2020 - 2:10pm

      I think it’s best for Character Online to produce figures that have “army building” potential – a single customer is likely to buy more than 1 of that same product. The options available to them are; Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Yeti etc . . .

    • booboo

      September 2nd, 2020 - 2:12pm

      yes, i think an awful lot of people have bought 2 or more of these Dales Sets

    • Doctor909

      September 2nd, 2020 - 2:15pm

      It’s been done before, the NOTD 8th Doctor and both Missys and the 1st 12th Doctor variants were scaled up/down in both sizes. I imagine they have a main scan which in theory can then be put into either scale. I don’t know this for fact but I’d say/hope it could be true given the examples

    • Who Knows

      September 2nd, 2020 - 2:33pm

      Realistically I would like to see some of Terry Nation & other infamous Daleks released – the Red Dome, Weetabix & Madame Tussauds Daleks spring to mind.

    • JL

      September 2nd, 2020 - 4:00pm

      I pray they do a 2013 cyberman, it’s always been my number 1 most wanted so I have something to display with 12 other than a few bronze daleks, davros spare and 60s dalek custom

    • JL

      September 2nd, 2020 - 7:40pm

      If it is true that the cads can be used for the 5 inch figures too, I’d love to see them upscale the waistcoat 12 and time of the doctor Clara, as well as rusty, zygons, ice warrior, the skovox blitzer and the foretold (and ofc the 2013 cybermen)

    • dalekpigslave

      September 4th, 2020 - 1:02am

      firstly to anybody thinking they shall commison the 2013 cybermen other charactars.

      I can confirm a big massive red pill “HELL NO”

      The movie daleks are just recycled B&M sets, and those who say it has new dome light, mean “new tooling potential in the future”

      first compare

      movie dalek just need ONE NEW PART

      2013 cybermen need, FOOT PARTS, ANKLE PARTS, UPPER LEG PARTS, WAIST PARTS, HAND PARTS, ELBOW PARTS, ARM PARTS, ONE ON THE RIGHT AND THE OTHER ON THE LEFT SIDE.

      TOO EXPENSIVE.

      IT ALSO DOES NOT HELP THAT THEIR AMAZING NEW SCULPT RECON DALEK, TOTALLY

      FLOPPED, resulted in argos selling them for £4.50 brand new.

      So no I think charactar are just gonna recycle old part with tiny new tooling,

      sorry

    • booboo

      September 4th, 2020 - 8:23am

      It depends on What Character have in mind, being as they are getting all the profit from these, as opposed to having to sell at trade, and realistically they are maybe more expensive than one might expect for a twin pack, if they work they might consider putting that addition revenue towards completely new tooling that would not be viable otherwise.

      In effect a kick starter but with the money safely in advance.

    • The Werewolf

      September 4th, 2020 - 10:51am

      DalekPigSlave if they are using the existing molds for the 2013 Cybermen to make 5.5inch figures then it is not making any new parts at all, just reusing parts at 3.75 unless you count changing the size as a new part. Though I would imagine that blowing them up would mean less detailed sculpts, even if they use the version 2 Cybermen sculpts.

    • booboo

      September 4th, 2020 - 10:56am

      they would use the cad which can be used for any scale, even 1:1 i think. that exists

    • Dalekpigslave

      September 4th, 2020 - 2:47pm

      I did not know they can inflate different sizes

    • The Outcast

      September 4th, 2020 - 4:07pm

      I don’t think 2013 Cybermen are too unlikely as online exclusives, IF these Daleks go well (which they seem to have done). Remember: we never thought we’d get both Romanas, Classic Sarah Jane, Harry Sullivan or Benton and Yates, and yet we got all of them this year. So it seems to me, that CO online exclusives, with their higher price tag and profits going straight to CO, could provide us with one or two new figures down the road, or atleast a figure with a fair bit of new tooling, even if it did reuse parts.

      And in terms of 2013 Cybermen as online exclusives, there’s a fair bit few variants they can do there to help spread the costs. Arm gun, no army gun, light and arm gun, light and no arm gun, and possibly even CyberDanny and Wooden Cyberman variants. Also, they have the CADs, which reduces costs on making these particular figures.

      So yeah, I’m wouldn’t say it’s unlikely we won’t get new tooled figures, but neither would I say it’s entirely likely. This is entirely unknown territory.

    • Judooning

      September 4th, 2020 - 6:21pm

      Online exclusive 2013 Cyberman at full price, then put it in a B&M set with a slight variation a few months later. That would work. People will still buy

    • Who_collector

      September 5th, 2020 - 11:36am

      B an m vould fund half and character could fund half and then we could get a few variants out of the mold. For example an army building 3 pack with mondasian cybus and 2013 cybermen for b an m. And the regular figure for character maybe witha small difference like the arm gun or arc reactor

    • Mrs Croot

      September 5th, 2020 - 6:22pm

      As some Star Wars collectors may know, the Kenner figure of 8D8 was actually made as a 12″ figure (the 12″ line stopped 3 years earlier, meaning a very rare 12″ figure for the owner of the prototype) as the complexity of the legs would be to hard for 3.75, so they then used the machine to scale him down to the right size. This means it would be possible to scale up Doctor Who figures if this was possible in the 1980’s.

  • Jamie

    September 1st, 2020 - 2:18pm

    Is the lack of vertical bits on the neck bins of one of the Daleks in the promo image intentional or an error? Is there a Dalek like that in the movie? Can’t say I ever noticed.

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    • Tardis_Team_YT

      September 1st, 2020 - 5:36pm

      An error which I doubt will feature on the actual release

    • Button

      September 1st, 2020 - 6:31pm

      This Dalek to my knowledge is based on the mold used for the Dead Planet Dalek that came out first in the Dalek Collectors set 1 many many years ago. Its base also comes from the base made for the Supreme Dalek that was also featured in the set. In terms of accuracy the two slats on the mid section are also missing the rivets and the collar nubbins at the front, character tends to use existing parts as much as usual.

    • TheOtherDoc

      September 2nd, 2020 - 8:37pm

      Zooming in on the image the supports are there, just unpainted. Unusual for a production sample and a promotional image but I doubt it’ll be on the finished sets. 5 days until they’re released so not long to find out.

  • UKWhovian

    August 31st, 2020 - 3:24pm

    I nabbed two sets as well…

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    • Susan Jones

      September 1st, 2020 - 1:14am

      Probably not the place to ask – but really curious how in the Blu Ray Boxed set interview with Deep Roy, he spoke as if he wasn’t aware of the Character Options “Mr Sin”, he even asks if someone can send him one. Does this mean actors aren’t paid royalty for their likeness? If so then what is hold up with “Yeti’s” and so on as I always assumed it was a rights/money issue?

    • Bundy

      September 1st, 2020 - 6:54am

      I believe you only need involve the actor when you are using their likeness – when the actor is behind a mask you only need the permission of the owner of the rights to the character and its appearance.
      I often wonder about a case where an actor does not want their likeness to be used – can you simply release a figure that uses a generic head? There are loads of variations of Superman – some look like the actors that have played him, some look like the comics/animated series, some very generic, but all are instantly recognisable because of the outfit which is rights owned by DC.

    • Alex Oswin

      September 1st, 2020 - 7:10pm

      In reply to Bundy, it seems to vary what the situation is with actor likenesses.
      In the case of Who figures I believe actors can refuse to have more figures released of them if they don’t approve it (this is rumoured to be why there was only ever one Donna as apparently Catherine Tate didn’t like the likeness).
      But sometimes it can depend on when someone portrayed a character and what contract they signed (this is apparently why Disney can release Mary Poppins merch with Julie Andrews likeness but don’t release Giselle from Enchanted as they’d have to pay Amy Adams).
      Also a friend of mine once told me that sometimes companies create deliberately bad/vague likenesses in toys to avoid paying actors image royalties (this seems particularly the case with basic/playline Marvel action figures).

  • Dalekpigslave

    August 30th, 2020 - 5:01pm

    Anybody know, how many of these in stock left please

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    • Coleman

      August 30th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      Don’t think anybody knows.
      BooBoo mentioned that Character started listing just 500 sets at a time so nobody knows how manys left.

    • booboo

      August 30th, 2020 - 5:09pm

      not possible to tell now but at least 500

    • The Fishmonger

      August 30th, 2020 - 7:37pm

      Hopefully they sell out, which will encourage them to do more.

    • prototype dalek

      August 30th, 2020 - 7:48pm

      Last I checked, which was around 48 hours after the release and before they put the 500 max bit on, it was approaching the 2,000 left mark. Can probably assume it approached at least 75% of stock since then.

    • Dalekpigslave

      August 31st, 2020 - 12:09am

      Cheers everybody for the info,

      Really wish they would sell out more quickly as well, which shall ensure character to do more online exclusives,

      Unfortunately, for movie daleks standards, we been waiting these daleks for years, and Starting at a mere 5000 units, they still have not sold out Yet after a fews days of release really shows that demand for doctor who has perished compared forbidden planet doctor who era,

      Imagine if these were released in that time era, sold like supreme Oreos cookies.

    • Luck4unow

      August 31st, 2020 - 4:42am

      Excuse me if I am wrong, but the Forbidden Planet exclusives were produced in a similar quantity (6,000?) and they hung around for *years* and went on clearance.

      Should CO sell out this Internet exclusive within a few months, I think it will be viewed as an encouraging success

    • Judooning

      August 31st, 2020 - 9:43am

      Well i think selling 3000 sets in the first 48 hours is a very good start. It has hopefully increased sales on the single 13th Dr era figures too brining more attention to their site.

    • Dalekpigslave

      August 31st, 2020 - 9:54am

      Yeah, maybe I just miss the old era of forbidden planet, I retract my statement , sorry for my ignorance

    • booboo

      August 31st, 2020 - 10:33am

      I tend to think the vast majority of sales volume happen in the fist 48 hours on this type with a big drop after that and a gradual daily decline, the promotion of these sets is virtually all social media led as well and this particular set has has some big advantages.

      There will still be a wider group outside of that and its how to reach those people.

    • prototype dalek

      August 31st, 2020 - 10:35am

      I suppose you have to also take in to account forbidden planet prices were also more higher than B&M, considering the average prices for a set were around £30-£35.

      Though as long as a majority of stock has been sold, I am sure character will class it as a success, especially on just pre-order’s.

    • Judooning

      August 31st, 2020 - 12:45pm

      Thing is with a set like this, it will eventually sell out at full price. There’s no need for it to go on clearance. Sales will trickle in gradually throughout time. People always need/want Daleks.
      I remember at my local Toymaster store, the sound FX wave of Daleks was rammed full on the shelf and it took a while for them to sell…but they did all sell at rrp. And now look how rare they are.

    • dalekpigslave

      August 31st, 2020 - 12:52pm

      honest future online sets ( REALISTIC )

      I guess , no new moulding, just repaints

      Magican apprentice repaints

      dalek sec

      Metal tron dalek with the gold ring painted ( fix one)

      most likely.

      I really hate it when people suggest fantasy ideas like a modern dalek emporor etc, really break the spirit upon reality check,

    • The Outcast

      August 31st, 2020 - 1:27pm

      But these new Daleks have new light toolings. So I don’t think it’ll just be repaints if we get more online exclusives. Indeed, it might not even be Daleks, the last online exclusive from CO were the two Missy figures. You’re right to limit your expectation but don’t limit them too much.

    • prototype dalek

      August 31st, 2020 - 5:45pm

      Though I agree with booboo, whilst social media coverage of this set has been pretty great and widespread, there is still a wider group outside of that and best way to boost sales is finding how to get info across to those people.

      As we’ve seen, half a dozen people have bought these off eBay for inflated prices so it’s getting the news across to all people that is the key to good sales.

    • Spacewarp

      September 2nd, 2020 - 7:38pm

      Jumping on the wish-list bandwagon, I’ve always hoped someone would make a gold Emperor Dalek, as portrayed in the TV Comic Dalek strips, with his little eye-stalk coming out of his bulbous head. I’ve always had a soft spot for that character, and the Davros Emperor from Remembrance just never did it for me. Although I never thought it would happen, since the CO range seemed only licensed for TV, the recent Big Finish variants have perhaps introduced a bit of wiggle room.

  • NickD

    August 30th, 2020 - 7:43am

    Oh WOW!

    A perfect gift for these trying times.

    Stay safe everyone and much love to Al and Character Options!

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  • Anonymous

    August 30th, 2020 - 12:59am

    Booboo do you think b and m will ever do something like toys r us did for the 50th anniversary and produce a doctor and enemy twin pack? Maybe not the daleks as toys r us did that, but it’d be nice to have something along those lines and it could be re releases of rare figures or even repaints

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    • booboo

      August 30th, 2020 - 9:22am

      well there does seem to be 2 coming, Ace and something and 12th doctor and Davros

    • JL

      August 30th, 2020 - 12:23pm

      I’d really love to see a genesis davros rerelease and it would be cool if we could see a doctor and villain 2 pack range for 2023 to coincide with the 60th, that utilises new sculpts (highly unlikely but here are some ideas:
      1 and war machine (rotacast with some moveable appendages)
      2 and either rotacast dalek emperor or wheel cybermen
      3 and silurians
      4 and mandrels or marshmen (to boost his later era display, would love some rotocast ogri to pose with romana 1 too)
      5 and tractators
      6 and valeyard
      7 and haemovores
      8 and flood cybermen (would never happen but I wish)
      War and 2013 zygons
      9 and accurate sculpt mutant reveal dalek
      10 and 2013 ice warriors (cold vengeance)
      11 and 2013 cybermen
      12 and 2017 mondasian cybermen
      13 and 2020 cyber warriors or ashad

      A lad can dream…

  • The Living Shadow

    August 29th, 2020 - 10:31pm

    Needed to spend an extra penny to save on delivery cost. So naturally, I bought 2 sets 😉

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    • The Fishmonger

      August 30th, 2020 - 10:28am

      Ha ha. I did exactly the same. What is wrong with us?

    • The Living Shadow

      September 11th, 2020 - 11:29pm

      I don’t know what’s wrong with us… but I don’t regret it, now I have my 4 Daleks haha

  • Judooning

    August 29th, 2020 - 4:43pm

    Got back from camping and seen this…WOW! Ordered 2 sets. What a lovely surprise. I adore those colour schemes

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  • Doctor

    August 29th, 2020 - 9:36am

    Booboo are they new b&m sets at the end of the year still coming or are they being pushed back till next year

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  • Mrs Croot

    August 28th, 2020 - 11:10am

    We were so close to this before ibn the 3.75″ line, as finished prototypes were made of a Dead Planet Dalek, Movie Dalek and 12th Doctor in red coat. Finally we are getting this.

    This also means they won’t be in the Chase set after all, so maybe we can get a Dalek guard rereleased?

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    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 11:18am

      I rememberer, i was pig sick when i missed them on ebay, 8th Doctor and Missy as well.

    • prototype dalek

      August 28th, 2020 - 11:35am

      Oh I remember those prototypes, think they were £20-£25 each. Looked amazing and couldn’t believe I missed out on them, though did get one of the boxed one’s luckily.

    • Philip Shaw

      August 28th, 2020 - 12:23pm

      Probably get the variant on this…the TV ised version with lower base and different lights, with a standard silver with blue hemispheres with slats for the first time.

    • pupbenny

      August 28th, 2020 - 3:47pm

      We were!? Anyone got a link to the pictures of these prototypes or anything? I really hate that they tried to introduce that 3.75″ range. 🙁

    • prototype dalek

      August 28th, 2020 - 11:32pm

      Might have the odd photo around Google or somewhere

  • Coleman

    August 28th, 2020 - 10:43am

    John,
    I do it all the time with the Big Chief Studios 12 inch Dr Who series
    We’ve most of the Drs Now and last four should be coming over next year or so.
    If it wasn’t for crowdfunding (I hate to be blunt) but we would have none of them.

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  • Alvin Amey

    August 28th, 2020 - 10:26am

    I’m really happy that Character Options were able to release this version of the Chase dalek with the raised dome lights and blue fender.

    I’ve ordered 2 sets, I might repaint a set to represent the black dalek and red dalek 😀

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    • John

      September 1st, 2020 - 12:42pm

      Just repaint the B&M set and make new lights – its cheaper!

    • Alvin Amey

      September 1st, 2020 - 2:15pm

      Unfortunately my town hasnt got the B&M sets in which would mean paying over the odds with ebay prices, so it wouldn’t be cheaper

  • John

    August 28th, 2020 - 9:39am

    They won’t crowdfund, they have said that. Personally I disike it immensely and wouldn’t subscribe to something you might or might not get years down the line!

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  • Anonymous

    August 28th, 2020 - 8:07am

    Only Dr Who fans will find a three second clip to make figures out of the film legal.

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    • John

      August 28th, 2020 - 9:35am

      And?

    • Bobby Davros

      August 28th, 2020 - 6:32pm

      Yes and any minute I am expecting Daleks toys to be announced based on Rolykins, Marx and Herts plastic moulders because they are also canon due to be seeing on screen.

  • A Hug is Just a Way to Hide Your Face

    August 28th, 2020 - 6:50am

    They ended up being 73.00 USD with the exchange rate through Paypal…which is pricey…but these are BRILLIANT!

    Reply
    • A Hug is Just a Way to Hide Your Face

      August 28th, 2020 - 6:55am

      And….scratch the last comment…I just realized I accidently bought 2 sets. Hence the higher price!

    • Coleman

      August 28th, 2020 - 10:27am

      Oh dear.

  • MirrorSpock

    August 28th, 2020 - 12:35am

    I don’t know if this has been asked yet (I don’t think it has), but does this set contain two identical Daleks, or is there some subtle difference between them?

    Reply
    • Philip Shaw

      August 28th, 2020 - 8:45am

      They look the same… But I suppose you could make the iris a dot like the dead planet Dalek from set 1.

  • Anonymous

    August 28th, 2020 - 12:15am

    Are these anything like movie Daleks?

    Reply
    • John

      August 28th, 2020 - 9:36am

      Identical, they were used in the jungle scenes.

  • Richard

    August 27th, 2020 - 11:16pm

    Well done CO – great set and great method for making the figures available to everyone.

    The only problem with online buying for me as a ‘mint in box’ collector is that I have to rely on the mail packaging to protect the set’s box.

    CO, if you read this – please, please use a cardboard box with plenty of internal padding when you mail these out. Thanks!!!

    Reply
    • Coleman

      August 28th, 2020 - 10:30am

      You should be ok. Both my Missy’s came in great condition. They used box’s instead of padded envelopes.

    • Richard

      August 28th, 2020 - 4:08pm

      Thanks, that’s reassuring to know!

  • Jordan9364

    August 27th, 2020 - 6:50pm

    How long do we think before they sell out?

    Reply
    • Spiral

      August 28th, 2020 - 5:39am

      I wouldn’t be too surprised if they’re gone by the end of the month. Speaking more realistically, they’re probably going to be all gone by Mid-September.

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 9:31am

      Ridiculous, there are around 40 on eBay out of 5000 and only 5 yes FIVE have sold

    • prototype dalek

      August 28th, 2020 - 9:45am

      So far I have counted 61 on eBay (So far) from 8 different sellers and like booboo said, only 5 sold. The cheapest one is at £37.99.

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 9:53am

      some of those though will be ordering to order and have probably will not have even ordered them from CO yet.

      But 5 in 3 days shows there is no demand for these on ebay.

    • prototype dalek

      August 28th, 2020 - 10:01am

      Its like you said, there is always a few who don’t use social media or forums and just see something new and buy it without checking. I assume 95% of people know where the source of ordering these sets are and also because they are online exclusive, it is much easier for everyone to get hold of without panicking about not getting them so demand from elsewhere is pretty much nothing

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 10:12am

      its had really good exposure, the official site, the official Facebook page, numerous social media channels.

    • prototype dalek

      August 28th, 2020 - 10:18am

      I think there is a lot of people and groups that have done everything they can to make this work so it might give confidence to future releases from character online.

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 1:02pm

      That’s less than 2% of the available stock leaving the other 98% with Character, and Still only 5 sold, why do you continuously look for a problem where there isn’t one, some of those are clearly going to only order what they have orders for as well.

    • MJS

      August 28th, 2020 - 3:23pm

      It doesn’t say they are limited does it? There’s STILL missys available after a couple of years

    • booboo

      August 28th, 2020 - 4:12pm

      it does on the Video

  • Coleman

    August 27th, 2020 - 6:10pm

    JL,
    Army builders have as good a chance of being made as any, as they should sell In there thousands.
    Alternately, more obscure figures could also be made without risk to the company.

    Reply
  • JL

    August 27th, 2020 - 5:26pm

    If character ever did do that, I’d love to see some army building figures to help boost the 2013 to present display such as the 2013 redesigns of cybermen, ice warriors and zygons, the 2017 mondasians and I’d love to see the 1970 silurians and 2020 cybermen too

    Reply
  • Coleman

    August 27th, 2020 - 4:28pm

    If Character do eventually start crowdfunding.
    All their prototypes might become reality, like the Yeti and 2nd Doctor with fur coat to name but two.
    (People willing of course).

    Reply

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