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September 16th, 2020 535 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.”


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535 comments

  • TARDISGuy

    September 17th, 2020 - 1:06am

    I ordered mine on Saturday. Nearly forgot about buying them. Very glad I remembered now.

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  • Aden Liam Huckle

    September 16th, 2020 - 8:54pm

    Is there tracking?

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    • David Minter

      September 19th, 2020 - 8:13pm

      Did you order for shipping in the UK? To the US, it’s no tracking Airmail.

  • Neutrobyte

    September 16th, 2020 - 8:36pm

    After looking at the designs for the Ranking Daleks for Dalek Invasion Earth 2150, I would LOVE it if CO could acquire a limited license to the second movie, and release a set featuring a TV Roboman, a Movie Roboman, and a Movie Casing Dalek, with changeable Luminosity Dischargers i.e. a Red, Blue and Yellow set. That way buyers of the sets who: 1. Missed out on the TV Robomen or 2. Wish to own Movie Robomen, would have an Army Builder for them. Most importantly though, customisers would be able to create accurate versions of the Daleks from Dalek Invasion Earth 2150! Smart customisers could use the supplied casing, or modify a Dalek History #3 (The Chase) casing using the skirt from #2 and the relevant colour of Luminosity Dischargers (blue for drone, red for the Black/Red Dalek and Yellow for the Gold).
    One can but dream…

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  • Anonymous

    September 16th, 2020 - 8:19pm

    What was the point of them putting the ‘HOT!’ tag on these AFTER they sold out? xD

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    • daz

      September 16th, 2020 - 9:53pm

      Calm down dear.

      It’s had the “hot” tag on it since day one.

      No point updating the image now it has sold out.

  • Marcus

    September 16th, 2020 - 5:46pm

    I ordered mine Saturday just waiting for it to arrive now. Pretty hyped

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    • David Minter

      September 16th, 2020 - 9:42pm

      I ordered mine before they were released 🙂 and finally got mine today. However, it had to ship to the US. So, for any US customers who ordered, give it the 14 business days CO told me it would take max. Took mine 10 days to arrive after CO shipped it.

      And my 2nd order from WhoNA should arrive Friday. 😉 I’d rather have 2 sets than risk my one set being lost in shipping by untraceable means. I can open one set and keep the other MIB.

  • Matt

    September 16th, 2020 - 5:08pm

    I hope the next set is Smith/Capaldi cybermen. Four in a box. Making army building easier. There is demand for this. Or they may just surprise us with something left of centre again which has been a sold out success.

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    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 5:11pm

      That Cyberman has several variant possibilities as well, the cad exists but its whole new tooling, they will have to crunch the numbers.

      Problem is Daleks sell, especially army building ones or those that can be used for unreleased customs, that why this set has done so well.

    • 1

      September 16th, 2020 - 5:26pm

      Plus, you have the Dr Who film fans.

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 5:33pm

      Agreed, this has sold well because people have essentially seen these as the nearest they may get to a 5.5″ Movie Dalek , perhaps that’s something that should be looked at.

    • Romana 3

      September 17th, 2020 - 3:48pm

      Surely Cybermen sell also, I mean, we really haven’t had a 5.5″ sinhle Cyberman figure released since the 20 ‘closing time’ variants from the series 6 range…

    • booboo

      September 17th, 2020 - 4:42pm

      They do, always have, they have to work out if the massive tooling costs vs overall sales will work out OK

  • michael

    September 16th, 2020 - 2:43pm

    These were particularly unique as ‘movie’ daleks. They will have to pick other exclusives carefully to ensure they sell out.

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  • Anonymous

    September 16th, 2020 - 2:18pm

    I bought 6 sets and somehow still feel like it wasn’t enough and I feel regret that I didn’t order 2 more. xD

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    • MJS

      September 16th, 2020 - 4:12pm

      And this is why some folk got none…..

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 4:22pm

      The whole success of this was based on multiple purchasers for army building and customs for movie Daleks, bought 6 sets myself, although 2 of those we might give away. I know people who bought 10.

      Beside this site exists so none of its visitors need go without, collectors have had 3 weeks to buy this and several days warning it was about to sell out, Its what we are here for.

    • David Minter

      September 16th, 2020 - 4:46pm

      Wow, it really was just 3 weeks, almost exactly, before they sold all 5,000 sets. Surely, CO must see this as a success.

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 4:52pm

      they will, but as many have mentioned it was bound to be a good seller on so many levels, the next sets will need to be something very special to perform as well.

    • prototype dalek

      September 16th, 2020 - 5:14pm

      Any thoughts booboo what another successful set might be?

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 5:26pm

      Yes, spend the accrued revenue on a studio canal licence and some how work out away to produce 5.5″ Peter Cushing figure. Cheap to make but totally unique coloured Daleks as everything now exists.

      But some market research would be need to be done to make sure that demand is still there.

      Just because i would buy that like shot doesn’t mean 5000 others would.

    • prototype dalek

      September 16th, 2020 - 7:01pm

      At least you know there are quite a few variants from the 2 films they can use if they did get the license. And like you said, existing tooling already exists now so that is a cost saver already.

      But yeah, have to see if there is a big enough market for movie dalek figures.

    • Anonymous

      September 16th, 2020 - 7:40pm

      Who didn’t get any? 😛 As far as I can tell the only issue that would cause anyone that wanted one to not get one would be not having the money. People buying multiple sets wouldn’t affect that at all.

    • David Minter

      September 16th, 2020 - 8:05pm

      Booboo, I’d buy a Peter Cushing Dr. Who figure. 🙂 I bought the two Star Wars Grand Moff Tarkin figures to have a Peter Cushing action figure in my collection.

    • John

      September 17th, 2020 - 11:22am

      MJS – no it isn’t. People had plenty of opportunity to purchase what they wanted in the first few weeks of release.

    • MJS

      September 17th, 2020 - 2:37pm

      Doesn’t bother me. I didn’t order any as it doesn’t interest me. But you can’t deny that if people didn’t purchase multiple sets, there’d be more to go around and they wouldn’t have sold out by today

    • booboo

      September 17th, 2020 - 4:38pm

      People should be very very pleased these sold out in 3 weeks because of multiple buyers, good on them, otherwise they might never sell out, or take to long, leaving future sets in jeopardy, there were 4000 of each Missy’s Both very individual, and she was supposed to be the start of a new online collectors range, but she was still for sale 2 years later and was sold off half price, until now we never got another offering.

  • Deb

    September 16th, 2020 - 11:40am

    Based in London, ordered on the day of announcement and they’ve still not arrived… should I be worried?

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    • booboo

      September 16th, 2020 - 11:43am

      Possibly, should be 5 working days max most arrived in 48 hours, have you had a despatch email?

    • Fengschwing

      September 16th, 2020 - 12:05pm

      Same here. Contacted customer services and they advised me to wait until Thursday and then let them know if they haven’t been received, they mentioned dispatching another set if not received by then.
      Hopefully they still have some in reserve to send if that is the case.

  • Bryan

    September 16th, 2020 - 11:39am

    Sold out. 5000 sets. That means.

    Somewhere on this planet there are 10,000 Daleks

    (. Yes I know . But it tickled the fan centre of my brain)

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    • I get it

      September 16th, 2020 - 12:35pm

      brilliant. love it

    • Steve

      September 16th, 2020 - 12:46pm

      Indeed :).
      And my fan centre is thinking add in the bad boys from the recent History Of The Daleks sets (5000 of each set presumably) and we have 30,000 Daleks very recently now lurking on Planet Earth 🙂

    • Fledershrew

      September 16th, 2020 - 2:15pm

      This bodes really well for future History of the Daleks releases, being sold directly from Character Options. I’ve already got a model of a similar Dalek from Product Enterprise – it’s such a good colour scheme. Really looking forward to the next releases.

      Seek..locate.. purchase!

    • David Minter

      September 20th, 2020 - 3:53pm

      That 10,000 Daleks joke made my day! 🙂

  • Timmyboy63

    September 16th, 2020 - 1:33am

    I live in Australia and still waiting. So excited for them!

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  • Same Dalek

    September 16th, 2020 - 12:15am

    OUT OF STOCK! We did it people! XD

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    • Doctorus

      September 16th, 2020 - 8:07am

      Oh my goodness! At least I ordered mine early and it got shipped

  • Peter

    September 16th, 2020 - 12:12am

    They’re definitely showing as out of stock now. Is that it, ie the whole 5000 units, or do you think they will have more to add on, seeing as how the stock level has been fluctuating?

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  • pupbenny

    September 15th, 2020 - 11:57pm

    They just went out of stock just now!

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    • David Minter

      September 16th, 2020 - 4:44pm

      WhoNA also sold their last set in stock. They had one left after I placed my order yesterday and now it’s gone.

  • Steve

    September 15th, 2020 - 11:56pm

    Yep. Just looked and at 23:54 it says ‘out of stock’!

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  • Steve

    September 15th, 2020 - 11:07pm

    23:06 this evening…5 left??

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  • Same Dalek

    September 15th, 2020 - 10:42pm

    Down to the LAST 7 sets now

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  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2020 - 10:19pm

    8 left as of 22:19

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  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2020 - 9:10pm

    SOLD OUT as of 21.10

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    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 9:15pm

      can still order, best wait until morning to see if they add more

    • Anonymous

      September 16th, 2020 - 12:29am

      Officially out of stock on the website! Wow!

  • AJ

    September 15th, 2020 - 8:05pm

    Just 34 left now 🙂

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  • Steve

    September 15th, 2020 - 3:07pm

    78 left as of 15:06 today, it seems

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  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2020 - 1:59pm

    Going, going…

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    • Bobby Davros

      September 15th, 2020 - 6:39pm

      Loco down in Acapulco.

    • Anonymous

      September 15th, 2020 - 11:39pm

      Ah Bobby your such a card

  • Sacha

    September 15th, 2020 - 11:41am

    I ordered two sets, plus filled in some gaps in my collection, but I got a confirmation of delivery email from Royal Mail yesterday despite no package arriving! Really p-d off

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  • booboo

    September 15th, 2020 - 9:42am

    I see the ebay seller for those interested has added more Cutting Arms

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  • dalek hunter

    September 15th, 2020 - 7:32am

    SOLD OUT? I tried to order 1 unit and it came up as YOUR QUANTITY EXCEEDS STOCK ON HAND

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    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 7:39am

      from my end there are still more than 100 in stock

    • Character Hound

      September 15th, 2020 - 7:39am

      may have been a glitch. its letting me select 90 units (which I’m then deleting)

    • prototype dalek

      September 15th, 2020 - 9:52am

      As of now there is 98

    • booboo

      September 15th, 2020 - 9:52am

      98 left unless they add more

    • prototype dalek

      September 15th, 2020 - 10:07am

      Yeah, 98 available sets. Though when it gets to a round 60 again we’ll have to see if they add anymore like last time.

  • Same Dalek

    September 15th, 2020 - 5:22am

    Down to the last 100 sets now…

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    • Robert Watt

      September 15th, 2020 - 6:34pm

      How many sets originally produced?

    • David Minter

      September 15th, 2020 - 7:08pm

      5,000, I believe.

  • Darkshadow

    September 14th, 2020 - 11:03pm

    113 left. Glad mine’s ordered and on its way.

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    • Doctorus

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:28pm

      Have you received a confirmation email?

  • Confused

    September 14th, 2020 - 8:15pm

    Hello everyone

    I ordered a Dalek set this morning (checked out as a guest), and I haven’t received any emails about confirmation… is this normal? Should I expect a confirmation tomorrow?

    🙂

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    • Doctorus

      September 14th, 2020 - 10:20pm

      Ooh, actually I checked out as a guest myself too. I’m actually wondering about the same thing. I think there was an email address section to fill in if you checked out as a guest

    • Doctorus

      September 14th, 2020 - 10:39pm

      Kindly correct me if I’m wrong though

    • Darkshadow

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:02pm

      I think I actually signed up for an account but didn’t get a confirmation email either so I guess it’s normal. I got a PayPal confirmation though so it should have gone through.

    • Judooning

      September 14th, 2020 - 11:43pm

      Check your junk inbox. Mine went there

  • Gerard

    September 14th, 2020 - 4:34pm

    Has anyone still not recieved theirs? I ordered one pack the day of release, still not turned up… Starting to worry it’s been lost and I’ll miss out on this beautiful set!

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    • David Minter

      September 14th, 2020 - 8:09pm

      I haven’t received mine yet, but it had to ship to the US.

      I’ve been keeping my eye on the stock at WhoNA. They’re down to 4 left now. If it gets really low, I’ll order one and if I get my order from CO, I’ll have two sets. And if I don’t get mine from CO, I’ll at least have gotten 1 set.

    • Anonymous

      September 14th, 2020 - 8:57pm

      If you’re in the UK that’s probably frustrating, if you’re in US just relax. COVID-19 is delaying shipping times, I’d be surprised it even arrived anytime before this Wednesday. You should have just ordered 2 from CO, since it didn’t change the shipping price. CO’s shipping is extremely reliable, they managed to get my 13th Doctor 10″ figure to me literally days after dispatch despite being in the middle of that UK heat-wave back in 2018 where they closed offices it got so bad. So just sit back, relax and throw up some clips of “The Chase” while you wait. 🙂

    • David Minter

      September 15th, 2020 - 12:51am

      Didn’t get it today. WhoNA is down to 2 in stock. So, I’m just going to get a 2nd set. 🙂 These are good enough to have a set of 2. Plus, I can open one and keep one MIB. I’d rather pay extra and get a guaranteed set than miss out entirely. WhoNA ships the next day and they have trackable shipping. Plus, since I’m tri-state adjacent to WhoNA’s home state, I will receive it in about 3 days. Most of my WhoNA shipments, like the 2 History Of The Daleks sets, arrived within 3 days.

    • David Minter

      September 16th, 2020 - 1:20am

      Didn’t receive my CO order today, but WhoNA has shipped my order from them. Currently estimated to deliver on Friday.

  • Doctorus

    September 14th, 2020 - 4:04pm

    140 left now.

    Reply

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