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September 16th, 2020 533 comments

Doctor Who Jungles of Mechanus 5.5″ Dalek Set


This item has sold out but you could keep checking www.character-online.com

Alternatively you can search for this item at www.ebay.co.uk or check www.amazon.co.uk

An ebay seller also has items for customs such as Claws and Cutting Arms

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

  • Who Knows

    September 14th, 2020 - 12:43pm

    180 In Stock

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    • Doctorus

      September 14th, 2020 - 3:25pm

      Pardon my asking but, how are you able to get this information?

    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 3:28pm

      it won’t let you order any more than is “in stock” so its a process of elimination buy keep updating your basket

  • Gary H.

    September 14th, 2020 - 11:10am

    Alvin, Show us some photos?

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    • Keith Millward

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:53pm

      Alvin can you paint two for me

    • Alvin Amey

      September 14th, 2020 - 5:08pm

      I don’t know how to share pics on booboo’s website, I have posted pics of my custom repainted daleks on the Facebook Eaglemoss Doctor Who Figurine group.

      @Keith, I only do repaints for my own collection, sorry.

  • The Werewolf

    September 14th, 2020 - 9:52am

    I decided to buy 2 more sets so I will now have 3. One to keep as is, one to add claws too, and one to add claws too and repaint.

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    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:47pm

      I have bought to more, you never know when they are sold out i might give one/both away.

    • Gary H.

      September 14th, 2020 - 2:24pm

      Hello BooBoo, my old friend.

    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 2:29pm

      in a competition that is

  • AJ

    September 14th, 2020 - 9:52am

    Stock levels increasing, gone from 70 available sets to 200 now, so they can’t have actually listed all 5000 at once.

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    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 9:53am

      yes noticed that

    • prototype dalek

      September 14th, 2020 - 10:29am

      Maybe they didn’t put all 5,000 sets on originally like you said before and just added more sets when stock was low, gone back up to 198 at time of posting. So that’s an additional 100 odd added.

    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 10:32am

      It went down to around 60 at one time, I wondered if this might happen suppose it just depends on how many they have left to add

    • prototype dalek

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:28am

      Also taking in to account cancelled orders as well

    • John Kelly

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:51am

      Got mine today ☺

    • Doctorus

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:19pm

      Hang on, have the stocks increased? So, there’s 200 left in stock?

    • booboo

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:26pm

      yes they added 100-150 more this morning

    • prototype dalek

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:19pm

      Just over 180

    • Luck4UNow

      September 14th, 2020 - 1:54pm

      With the low number added- 100-150, makes it sound that they really are on their last stock.

      As people mentioned above, there may have been cancelled orders, backlog of those process on site.

      Either way, hopefully we can sell these out this week. Even if it takes until the end of Sept to move the last set, this will still be a resounding success.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2020 - 5:49am

    73 Sets left!!

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    • Anonymous

      September 14th, 2020 - 9:51am

      That’s gone up to 190 now

  • Bob James

    September 14th, 2020 - 1:28am

    There are a very limited number of these sets (5, last time I checked) from WhoNA, Indiana USA, for Stateside buyers. A bit pricier, but less postage and quicker arrival time for shipping. Google search link to store.

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  • 1

    September 13th, 2020 - 11:00pm

    I was think about this, what if Character did a Nightmare in Silver Cyberman set along the lines of this set but, one with a gun arm one without. Then B&M could release the wooden version, a leader & Danny Pink version.

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  • The Werewolf

    September 13th, 2020 - 8:28pm

    There’s currently 149 left.

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    • Doctorus

      September 13th, 2020 - 8:51pm

      Oh my!

    • Anonymous

      September 13th, 2020 - 10:39pm

      120 now

    • Jake_thebug

      September 14th, 2020 - 12:17am

      How do you see how many is left?

    • Anonymous

      September 14th, 2020 - 1:41am

      103 Now

  • booboo

    September 13th, 2020 - 5:59pm

    Shall we make this sell out?

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    • David Minter

      September 13th, 2020 - 7:05pm

      I am really glad this set has sold so well for CO. This should encourage them to make more online exclusive sets, which is always good news.

      Still waiting for my order, though. 🙂 But, it hasn’t been 14 business days yet.

      I have some ideas for sets CO could do. Two Five Doctors sets. One would be the Five Doctors, which would use pre-existing molds of the Doctors. The other being an Enemies Of The Five Doctors set. Of course, it would have to have the Dalek, which would require just a little retooling to get the proper lights on the dome and the “speaker” between the arms. This would bring a release of all Dalek variants to coming pretty close to complete. All that’s left, I think, are the compass detector arm from The Chase and the mutant scoop and shocker thingie from The Power Of The Daleks.

      Those last two could be released in a History Of The Daleks: The Power Of The Daleks set. In fact, they could do two of those, too. The 2nd set being a Dalek with its gun missing, which would be easy to do as they did it with the Toys R Us Genesis Of The Daleks and 4th Doctor twin pack, and a Dalek with its gun installed.

    • prototype dalek

      September 13th, 2020 - 7:21pm

      You going to buy the remaining £4000 of stock booboo?

    • David Minter

      September 13th, 2020 - 8:59pm

      Oops, I left out something about the Enemies Of The Five Doctors Set idea. In addition to the Dalek, it could include 2 Cybermen, one Cyberman and one Cyber Leader. It would reuse the Earthshock mold and just have to paint the “ears” of one black.

    • Button

      September 13th, 2020 - 9:26pm

      I think it is safe to say that this set was an absolute Success, I have a feeling that the next few years are going to be very exiting for Doctor Who action figures.

    • JL

      September 13th, 2020 - 9:54pm

      hope they can upscale some of the 3.75 figures – cybermen, ice warriors, rusty, zygons & time of the doctor Clara yes please (mummy and skovox blitzer desirable too)

    • Alvin Amey

      September 14th, 2020 - 1:37am

      I’ve bought 3 sets, I’ve repainted 2 daleks to represent the black Leader and red Commander, I’ll display 2 blue drones and keep a set boxed.

      I’m really pleased that this set has sold so well, I can see a lot of these daleks being customised like I have done.

    • Gary H.

      September 14th, 2020 - 2:18pm

      Alvin, is your avatar showing the Daleks you’ve just painted?

    • Alvin Amey

      September 14th, 2020 - 5:11pm

      @Gary H.
      No, the daleks in my avatar are my repainted eaglemoss daleks.

    • David Minter

      September 20th, 2020 - 7:32pm

      I did forget one type of Dalek that CO hasn’t released to make their variants set complete. What’s called by Eaglemoss as the Electrode Unit Dalek from The Chase. The one with the radar dish in place of its sucker arm.

  • Voldermort

    September 13th, 2020 - 5:24pm

    There is less than 190 available. Considering when this was announced and given it’s only been less than a month, 5000 available to start with, this has been an unqualified success.

    I think this certainly garuntees many future sets.

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  • Lord Choc Ice

    September 13th, 2020 - 11:16am

    I was going to get these… but seeing as I cannot find the first two ‘History Of’ B&M sets anywhere near to me and without paying the inflated Ebay scalper prices, then I’ll give the whole collection a miss. Shame. Character should have made the History sets available on line too.. or ensure every store had some stock, however small.

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    • Anonymous

      September 13th, 2020 - 11:43am

      This isn’t technically part of that collection, so you could get it without needing the rest.

    • JL

      September 13th, 2020 - 11:59am

      I’d still recommend getting these, I’m sure you’ll find the first 2 sets! Good luck in finding them!

    • Button

      September 13th, 2020 - 1:51pm

      The History of the Daleks sets are financed in part by B&Ms, I’m afraid the only way to get them other than the shops is to buy them online. I personally would not pass up the Jungles of Mechanus set, because once they are gone, they are gone.

    • AJ

      September 13th, 2020 - 2:27pm

      That’s a bizarre thing to say. These don’t have to be purchased as part of any larger collection of figures. If you like them, get them. Don’t understand that at all!

    • John

      September 13th, 2020 - 4:39pm

      Why is it bizarre?? Each to their own obviously. Some people are quite happy with random sets and that’s fine. I’m a completion and there’s potentially the opportunity to have every version of every on screen Dalek there’s been, if they carry on releasing them – but I hate these limited release products that result in travelling half way around the country to find, or giving in to people on Ebay that don’t give a damn and want to extract even more money from fans. I was a member of the Harrop club and started right from the beginning with every figure, fully committed.. then a few years in, they release a special that is only available at the Festival in 2015, not online. Again, no way to purchase unless you pay the ridiculous ebay scalper price – so, collection incomplete… subsequently sold them all and never bothered with them again. As I say, each to their own, but it’s not bizarre as you like to call it.

    • Gary H.

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:19am

      Yes A J,
      Alot it collectors are completionists. If they realise they can’t complete a certain set they won’t bother collecting them at all.
      Happens all the time.

  • Doctorus

    September 12th, 2020 - 5:39pm

    I’ve bought one yesterday at around 3:00 or at 3:30pm. Hopefully I’ll get mine!

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    • Doctorus

      September 13th, 2020 - 2:55pm

      Okay, now I’m a bit worried. On Friday I ordered this set at around 3:30 in the afternoon. However, I didn’t know that CO was closed for the day, on Friday (They closed at 2:30pm). My order was processed and CO has given me the order form with the information etc and the receipt via email. However, since they’re also closed for the remaining period of this weekend, I’m worried that I may not be able to receive a copy…

    • booboo

      September 13th, 2020 - 3:02pm

      they are just not there to pack and send out orders that’s all, there is no reason why you won’t get yours many other people will have ordered Friday and over the weekend as well but the stock will have been taken of the available inventory.

    • Doctorus

      September 13th, 2020 - 3:07pm

      Pardon my silly question, but what do you mean by the stock having been taken of the availiable inventory?

    • booboo

      September 13th, 2020 - 3:34pm

      the amount of sets available, yours would have been taken off the total available so its secured for you

    • Doctorus

      September 13th, 2020 - 3:34pm

      Never mind. I know what you mean now. And, I’ve only ordered the one set. So, hopefully I might get them?

    • booboo

      September 13th, 2020 - 3:36pm

      I’m sure you will be fine

    • Doctorus

      September 13th, 2020 - 6:50pm

      Okay, so CO will open at 9am tomorrow, Monday so, I should hopefully receive an email from them confirming my order and when it’ll be dispactched. Am I correct?

    • Doctorus

      September 15th, 2020 - 10:11am

      Hi, booboo. I forgot to mention that, I checked out as a guest on Character’s website. I’m not sure if they had an email address section to fill in when I ordered it. So, I’m not sure if they can email me on when it’ll be dispatched. However, since I payed with paypal, I received a receipt from Paypal displaying what I purchased.

    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 10:26am

      yes I’m just the same (although i got 2 confirmation emails for some reason) you will get a despatch email via paypal, i ordered another 2 over the weekend and they have not been sent yet

    • Doctorus

      September 15th, 2020 - 11:54am

      Okay, thanks for that.

    • Doctorus

      September 15th, 2020 - 2:16pm

      Apologies if I do come across as impatient but, how long does it usually take to receive a confirmation email after ordering from Character?

    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 2:35pm

      when its despatched, they are probably doing in batches

    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 2:54pm

      Just had a shipment email, look out for yours but check spam as a few have gone in there

    • Doctorus

      September 15th, 2020 - 4:23pm

      ‘Received an email from character, my order has bee shipped! Thank goodness! Thank you for the information, booboo! Was really helpful

    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 4:24pm

      glad you got it ok.

  • Coleman

    September 12th, 2020 - 4:34pm

    There selling Missy for half price (£9.99) at the moment.

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    • Same Dalek

      September 12th, 2020 - 5:35pm

      They’ve been Out of Stock for a few years now, they’ve just never taken them off of the website for some reason.

  • Bobby Davros

    September 11th, 2020 - 10:28pm

    An idea for Character for another exclusive would be the Mechanoid painted in its correct colours now we know that Shawcraft used the same bluey paint they did the domes and hemispheres of the movie Dalek drones.

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  • prototype dalek

    September 11th, 2020 - 8:30pm

    Seems we are under the final 500 sets available.

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    • pupbenny

      September 12th, 2020 - 4:18pm

      How can you tell?

    • booboo

      September 12th, 2020 - 4:19pm

      try to order them, there are only 346 left now (that’s assuming they put all 5000 on)

    • Daniel O’Brien

      September 13th, 2020 - 4:25pm

      Around 200 sets left now (assuming all 5000 were put up).

  • Mrs Croot

    September 11th, 2020 - 4:27pm

    My box has arrived in perfect condition,, seems like the outer shell style they went for with the cardboard protected the box for most. Daleks look stunning.

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  • Same Dalek

    September 10th, 2020 - 8:53pm

    I bought 4 of these Dalek sets, as theres a guy on eBay who is selling 3D printed claws and flamethrower attachments, so i plan to have a full set of 6 drones with the different attachments and then paint the other two to resemble the black supreme and red sub commander! Exciting stuff indeed 🙂

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    • Anonymous

      September 11th, 2020 - 9:18am

      Can you link to the eBay page if allowed?

    • booboo

      September 11th, 2020 - 9:32am

      http://www.ebay.co.uk

    • Anonymous

      September 11th, 2020 - 9:47am

      Thanks!

    • Same Dalek

      September 11th, 2020 - 11:55am

      His username is Dalekidea, I think he only has the claws/pincers left now though.

    • Coleman

      September 11th, 2020 - 12:10pm

      I’ve just been looking, can’t see the flame thrower, must have sold out.

    • Same Dalek

      September 11th, 2020 - 2:07pm

      He had 12 of them listed last night and I bought 1 of them. I think he’ll restock them at some point because he’s restocked the claws/pincers more than once. Just have to keep an eye out.

    • Coleman

      September 11th, 2020 - 5:44pm

      They seem to be selling very well. Wish I’d got a 3D printer, but there so expensive.

    • Spacewarp

      September 12th, 2020 - 11:04am

      Yup, I bought 4 from Dalekidea. They arrived yesterday. Note they’re unpainted so will have to source some colour-matching silver paint. I’d love to do custom-repaints, but the hemispheres are too much of a challenge.

    • David Minter

      September 20th, 2020 - 8:08pm

      How exactly do you disassemble the Dalek to remove the sucker and replace it with a claw or the cutter? I could see removing the entire sucker arm and replacing it with a complete arm with the claw on it, but near as I remember, the claws on eBay are separate pieces on their own, not attached to an arm.

  • Craig Dutton

    September 10th, 2020 - 7:52pm

    I’ve just ordered my 2nd set because my 1st was sent with minor damage on the box. Just been on eBay and seen one little selling 10 loose daleks for £20 each. Another seller selling them boxed for £49.99 each. 3 already sold. It makes me mad these profiteers get away with this. What do you think?

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    • Philip Shaw

      September 10th, 2020 - 9:45pm

      As a fan and collector I scrupulously search out the best prices and would only consider paying over the odds if something sold out. Seems daft to just see something and instantly pay an inflated price.

  • Judooning

    September 10th, 2020 - 6:39pm

    Got mine today, love them! Wonder how many are left now?

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    • prototype dalek

      September 10th, 2020 - 7:03pm

      Judging by what Al said and the character website, somewhere between 500 and 1000

  • Sons of Skaro

    September 10th, 2020 - 5:24pm

    Mine arrived crumpled at the back of the box.

    Reply
  • Nicholas

    September 10th, 2020 - 1:43pm

    Just ordered two sets. I intend to customise the second set to have both the red and black daleks too!

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  • Anonymous

    September 10th, 2020 - 10:28am

    Still waiting on my set. Post here is terrible.

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    • Anonymous

      September 10th, 2020 - 1:54pm

      Same. My Royal mail just put the red card in the letter box without ringing the door

  • Mark Belsom

    September 10th, 2020 - 10:14am

    Both sets arrived, must say I absolutely love them, can’t wait to see what we get next. More classic Cybermen would be nice, say from Moonbade.

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  • Stephen BRADDICK

    September 10th, 2020 - 8:14am

    This set arrived yesterday, and it is excellent

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  • The Werewolf

    September 9th, 2020 - 11:04pm

    My set arrived todya and those Daleks are stunning. The same can’t be said about the Graham figure. Very pleased.

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    • Reginaldo Bisarello

      September 10th, 2020 - 7:18am

      My set arrived yesterday with Graham as I needed him

    • Coleman

      September 10th, 2020 - 11:41am

      Just curious,
      What’s wrong with Graham, is it bad paint apps?

    • The Werewolf

      September 10th, 2020 - 7:18pm

      No, it just reminds me of Bradley Walsh. It’s not a bad figure really and a very good use of a Primeval figure and the face sculpt is nice.

  • The Brigadier@2013

    September 9th, 2020 - 10:43pm

    My set arrived in the post today. Reallt impresses with them. They look better in the flesh, as it were. Theyve been christened Bert and Ernie, just for the heck of it!

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  • Neutrobyte

    September 9th, 2020 - 6:50pm

    Both of mine arrived this afternoon, and though I’m very happy to have a pair out along with my HOTD #1 & #2 Daleks, I wasn’t happy that both of mine arrived with the top-right-front corner of the box crumpled 🙁 . The box I’ve kept sealed was the least crumpled (the other also had one of the other corners crumpled as well), and both boxes had some degree of scuffing on the printed surfaces. Am I the only person so unlucky? You’d think they would use bubble-wrap or foam rather than just bare, form-fitting cardboard for something genuinely Limited Edition! It’s a good thing I usually open my Doctor Who figures/models huh? (I even have photos of the boxes, as I always document new figure/DVD purchases).

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    • Coleman

      September 9th, 2020 - 7:08pm

      Mine arrived perfect.
      You must just be unlucky I guess.

    • booboo

      September 9th, 2020 - 7:30pm

      They have been sent in outer boxes to try to avoid damage which seems to have worked in the vast majority of cases so far, if they are dented then send a picture and ask for a paid return and refund at CO cost as they have been supplied “damaged”, they can put in a claim with the courier for losses.

      Re-order in the hope its doesn’t happen again.

    • John

      September 10th, 2020 - 11:14am

      You are likely to find it difficult to claim for damaged packaging. Legally it isn’t part of the product and therefore cannot be claimed for. Its function is to protect the product – the fact its pretty and some people like to keep it is irrelevant I’m afraid.
      CO may take pity on you but don’t be surprised if they don’t.

    • booboo

      September 10th, 2020 - 11:23am

      really? the packaging is specifically being mentioned as:

      “beautifully presented in Heritage style Doctor Who branded packaging with specially created insert”

      Therefore if is crushed or damaged its not “beautifully presented” and you have not received what was advertised.

      If mine arrived crushed i would expect it to be replaced.

  • Anonymous

    September 9th, 2020 - 5:25pm

    I wish they wouldn’t print my phone number on the label!

    Reply
    • Pat

      September 9th, 2020 - 7:33pm

      Wrong place to complain about this. Contact Character Options if you’re upset

    • daz

      September 10th, 2020 - 8:12am

      Anonymous… Why? I’m sure couriers and Royal Mail have enough to do without using your number for anything other than ringing you if there is no answer at your front door.

  • Tom Parsons

    September 9th, 2020 - 4:50pm

    mine came today they look fantastic

    Reply
  • Bigman45

    September 9th, 2020 - 3:58pm

    Not got mine yet

    Reply
    • Judooning

      September 9th, 2020 - 6:52pm

      Me neither

    • David Minter

      September 11th, 2020 - 7:41pm

      I haven’t either, but that’s to be expected as it has to ship overseas to the United States. CO said it would take up to 14 business days, usually.

    • David Minter

      September 12th, 2020 - 4:27pm

      Now, this is interesting. In the US, WhoNA got in a stock of the Mechanus Daleks. They’ve got 8 left if they still have any when CO runs out or you don’t want untracked overseas shipping. My guess is WhoNA ordered like 10 sets for their own sales. They’re $59.99 each, so they have factored in the shipping costs to receive them from overseas.

      For me, this begs an interesting question. If WhoNA has already received their orders, where is mine? 🙂 WhoNA is in Indiana, one of the tri-states bordering mine. I still haven’t received mine. Maybe today.

    • David Minter

      September 12th, 2020 - 9:22pm

      Of course, I just realized something. WhoNA might have gotten a bulk shipping rate, seeing as they ordered at least 8 sets; that’s how many they had remaining this morning. So, they might have gotten a better/faster shipping rate than my Airmail one was sent.

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