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Smaller Than Expected - The Tale Of A Diminutive Dalek,
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This review is from: Doctor Who Die Cast Dalek (Black) (Toy)
Mrs Wolf is, as I have occasionally mentioned elsewhere in these pages,
a Doctor Who fan. A big one. She knows an awful lot about it. When pressed
to declare her favorite incarnation of the doughty Timelord she goes a tad
misty-eyed and whispers the name of Peter Davison, usually followed by a
drip or two of drool falling from her tightening jaw onto her pinafore.
I understand little about such things but given that she had a birthday
coming up I thought she might like one of these. I know a thing or two about
Daleks. When I was a small cub I was rather taken with the steamy, squirmy,
tentacle-y mass revealed when their lids got toppled for some reason or other.
Moreover their strangulated, gargle-y voices were inexplicably very funny.
So let me tell you about this thing. It's a Dalek; it's black; it's fairly
sturdy construction-wise (except for the somewhat more fragile sticky-out
bits) and is faithful to the original design but (and it's a big BUT) it
turned out to be far smaller than I thought it would be. Call me "thick";
it might be me but seeing the dimensions on the product page (24.2 x 17.2
x 13.6 cms) I believed (I think not unreasonably) that the little fellow
would be 24.2 cms tall. He is in fact approximately 13 cms from top to tail.
The measurements and weight given refer to the total size of the packaging.
I have re-read the description several times since but cannot see any further
declaration of the actual size ("1/12 scale" goes over my head!) of the main
article. No quibbles with the quality of the item but I felt a bit let down.
Don't get me wrong; the Dalek is just dandy and Mrs Wolf was delighted but
greater clarity regarding the product information would have been helpful.