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A wonderful collectors piece
on 31 August 2013
This is more a collectors item, than a toy.
It arrives in a fairly standard Doctor Who box, albeit quite large.
Its packed very well indeed you'll need a small screwdriver and some patience to remove it from its protective box. I prefer this way than rattling around getting broken.
You'll also need to feed it 4xAA batteries as they are not included.
There is a little assembly required, putting the eye stalk on wasn't the easiest task, don't force it! Once you realise its keyed, think of the keystone of a bridge or window and turn it sideways, it has a long edge on the right, a shorter edge on the left and then draw two lines top and bottom at an angle so they meet up, once you notice that putting the stalk on is much easier, if it fails to light, like mine did, gently push in the springy contacts under the stalk a few times to loosen them after transit and it should light fine.
All that was left to do was pop on the plunger and the ray gun, plunger to the left, ray gun to the right (with the ray gun the longer end goes into the hole not the shorter)
It was actually quite easy to put together. I saved the bottom retaining plastic cups and screws and put them back on, as this lets it sit flat on a shelf and raises the wheels up a touch, you can't tell as this all happens under the Daleks black skirt (ooh err!) but keeps it from rolling off on its own to explore the universe (you know what theyre like! LOL)
There are 8 recorded dalek phrases, all in high quality, the head lights (what do you call them?) flash white when it speaks and when turned on the blue led in the eye stalk glows for up to 30 mins at a time.
You activate the sound by pressing one of the bumps on the dalek at the front.
The head moves, above the grill, then the middle section moves so you can point the bottom in one direction, the mid section in another and the top in another, if you want it to look like the Dalek was moving forward but turned to fire or inspect something as it was moving. Very good that it moves so much. The plunger and ray gun also move in their housings and if you wish the whole unit has three wheels two at the back and one at the front so you can move it around.
Its a great piece and made all the more wonderful by having the Union Jack on it, showing its British heritage.
Just delightful and a great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary.