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Cool Dalek, annoying packaging,
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This review is from: Doctor Who 12-inch 50th Anniversary Collector Edition Dalek (Toy)
The Dalek looks and sounds great - it's a worthy 50th Anniversay collector's piece.
The one caveat I have concerns the excessive packaging, which is fiddly to remove, as others have detailed.
Most annoying is the fact that it requires the use of a tiny screwdriver in order to remove the Dalek from its base. If you don't have one to hand, you're snookered.
While the plunger and weapon arm are easy to attach, the eye stalk is not so straight-forward. It took several attempts to get the electircal contacts aligned correctly so the eye could attach. Why it wasn't pre-attached is beyond me, it should have been
To access the battery compartment requires further use of a very small screwdriver. The Dalek requires four AA batteries (which are not included or even mentioned on the outer box) in order to power the speech and light functions. There is also a separete on/off switch on the base that needs setting to the correct position if these functions are to work.
If you're buying the Dalek as a present for a child make sure you also buy batteries and have a small screwdriver to hand - I used the one I got from the opticians to tighten my glesses.
Once it's out of the packaging, assembled and powered-up, the Dalek looks and sounds great, but it is undoubtedly somewhat of a hassle getting to this point.
Dalek 5 out of 5
Packaging 0 out of 5